Initiatives at the Complex
COURSES IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH FOR ITALIANS
The Linguistic Centre at Castello Torre Salsa International Complex provides ESL teachers for English instruction (TESOL for children, adults and business) and accredited FSL teachers for French instruction.
The Centre offers the International TESOL Training and the International Literacy Program in combination or as separate training to provide a language experience approach, and reading/ writing strategies. The Literacy program helps students read with proper expression, builds confidence and fluency, and increases vocabulary.
The Linguistic Centre’s language training curriculum offers general and professional verbal communication programs for individuals or company employees in Italy. Teachers have TESOL, CELTA or equivalent TEFL training and will teach a variety of levels from lower intermediate up to preparing students for proficiency exams.
The staff at the Centre is made up of dedicated ESL, and accredited French
professionals, chosen for their integrity and motivation, as well as for their
ability to work efficiently, flexibly and independently. We offer a
resource centre for teachers to take advantage of workshops and to have more
informal opportunities to meet with colleagues and exchange ideas. The age
of the teacher is not an option. The only prerequisites are that teachers
have an adventurous spirit and an open mind.
Testing methods identify the common problems target groups encounter due to age, nationality and work-related needs. Our TESOL program teaches what the student wants to learn, identifies the level of the student and identifies the objectives of the student. Commercial English (vocabulary, conversation, writing and computer English) is taught at our Centre as well as grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening skills.
A certificate will be issued to those who successfully complete the ESL course. The NALATIE (North American Licensing Authority for Teachers of International English) has standardized international ESL teacher’s qualifications and the ESL teachers are evaluated according to their criteria.
COURSES IN ITALIAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WORKING IN SICILY
The Linguistic Centre at Castello Torre Salsa offers the possibility, for non-Italian individuals who are working in Sicily, to improve their Italian through conversation and grammar.
These courses are taught by local teachers who have been trained by the Centre to work within Task Analysis goals and objectives. Hence, the students work at their own pace to achieve the goals that they establish.
All resource materials can be purchased through the Linguistic
Castello Torre Salsa