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Learning Italian


Learning Italian



Italian is a language of culture. Knowing it means having access to a literary heritage of fundamental importance for global history, gaining the opportunity to understand a tradition ranging from Dante to Galileo, from the Commedia dell’arte to contemporary cinema, from opera to design.

But it is also a language of study and work: there are many students who every year decide to attend our places of knowledge, as well as the managers, scientists, investors, workers of every field who come into contact with the Italian industrial, artisan and service world ..

Italian is a working language. Managers, investors, technicians, workers, workers come into contact with the Italian industrial, artisan and service world, which crosses the borders of our country.

Speaking Italian while visiting its beautiful sites and its people becomes an authentic pleasure, opening the door to a deeper understanding of the cities of art, natural wonders and the extraordinary polyphonic richness that characterizes the Peninsula. From Latin (used poetically up to the contemporary era) to the so-called "dialects", languages ​​of communication, but bearers of a millenary literary history. Without forgetting all the other national languages ​​that have flanked the common and national one - from Greek, to Albanian, to Catalan, to French, to German - and which, spoken in various parts of the Italian territory, contribute to the enchanting, complex variety of its culture.

... and why learn it at the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi?

1. Studying Italian at the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi means learning a language thanks to the offer of courses based on the levels of competence provided for by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR);

2. The Italian Cultural institute in Nairobi is the only institution in Kenya that organises exams related to the release of the diploma from the University of Perugia (CELI), certifying the knowledge of Italian as a foreign language;

3. Lessons are given by professionally qualified mother tongue teachers;


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