A.S.I.L.S. (Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda) The Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language, with member schools well-represented in the various regions of Italy, is designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.
ASILS Quality Guarantees:
A.S.I.L.S. member schools are required to adhere to strict didactic and professional requirements.
Each school has a permanent study center where Italian language courses are held.
The prospectus published by the schools contains a detailed description of the courses and the various services offered.
All instructors, chosen for their professional and personal skills, hold university degrees and have experience teaching Italian to foreigners.
ASILS before, during and after the course:
Students receive detailed information about the courses and the necessary prerequisites for enrollment.
All course prices, number of lessons and services included are clearly indicated.
Students requiring help in locating accommodations are given a selection of addresses to choose from according to their needs.
Prior to departure, students are provided with their assigned address and a description of the accommodation.
During the course:
Students take a placement exam to determine their language level.
Students are placed into classes with a set maximum number. This maximum number of students is determined by each institution.
The school’s director is available to assist students regarding the academic program and can help resolve didactic problems that may arise.
Progress in the student’s language proficiency is carefully monitored throughout the duration of the program.
The school organizes recreational, social and cultural events. Students are welcome to participate in these events during their leisure time.
The school provides information about their city and region in Italy. Information is available to encourage students to participate in local activities.
After the course is completed:
Students receive a certificate of attendance and/or description of the course attended.
After completing the assigned level, students can choose to take an exam toverify progress and receive a certificate of proficiency according to the level.