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  • City
    Firenze(Head Office)
    City
    Roma(Branch Office)
    City
    Milano(Branch Office)

    THE SCHOOL

    Founded in 1977, we have years of experience and specialise in teaching Italian in Italy
    All the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools are located in the city center
    Professional and young teachers all of whom have studied at the University level and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners
    Members of ASILS (Associaton of language schools of Italian as a second foreign language)
    Italian at every level, all year round, Small study groups
    Courses start every 2 weeks (including beginners)
    After 3 or 6 months the AIL-exam "Firenze" (Accademia Italiana di Lingua) DELI/DILI/DALI/DALC can be taken
    A whole range of activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture
    Variety of students from over 50 countries study at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools
    Friendly and helpful staff that give personal attention to each student
    Equipped for handicapped students

    TEACHING METHOD

    Our Teaching method takes full account of modern didactics and is oriented towards the "Foreign Language Concept of the Council of Europe" and the "Guidelines of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL)".

    The Leonardo da Vinci schools teach according to the Direct Method: from the first day on, at all levels, only Italian will be spoken.

    We emphasize the spoken language and live language. Continually stressing the use of verbal communication permits you to learn Italian "naturally", to unite theory and practice easily and to increase your knowledge quickly and with confidence. The structure of the language and its practical application is very important. Advanced courses also practice the written language.

    Our teaching staff consists of young teams of experienced language teachers, all of whom studied at University and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners.

    Most of the teaching material has been developed by our schools and is excellently suited to the needs and requirements of the students. Thanks to a permanent work group the didactic material is continuously updated and adapted to the newest research on teaching languages to foreigners.

    But learning Italian does not consist, for us at the Leonardo da Vinci schools, in just teaching grammar and vocabulary. We want to allow our students to gain insight into the Italian way of living and thinking. That is why we offer, in addition to the language courses, a whole range of italian culture extracurricular activities for our students.


    FIRST SCHOOL DAY

    On the first school day there is an entry test (written and oral), testing the student's knowledge of the Italian language.
    Beginners will join a pilot course which is aimed to divide complete beginners from students with a little knowledge of the Italian language.

    LEVELS OF ABILITY

    Our schools offer courses on 6 monthly ability levels (subdivided on 12 ability levels ot two weeks, each), following the Assessment Grid of the European Language Portfolio (ELP), based on the assessment grid of Schneider/North.
     
    DIDACTIC PROGRAM
    (according to the level)

    Intensive grammar study
    Phonetics Development of vocabulary
    Syntax and application
    Listening and comprehension
    Dialogue and communication
    Situation method Idiomatic and phraseology
    Written and oral comprehension
    Lecture and analysis
    Live guided discussion and synthesis
    Free conversation
    NOTA BENE

    Teaching Material: Text books and supplies are provided by the school and is already included in the price of the course. You are expected to bring your own dictionary.
    Minimum Admission Age: The minimum age for participants is 16.
    Course Dates: In our calendar we specify the course dates, the public holidays and the days off for group language courses and courses in Italian culture.
    Certificate of Attendance: On request, all students receive a Certificate of Attendance.
    Lessons: The duration of each lesson is 45 minutes.

    STANDARD ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

    Standard Italian language course

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: from 2 to 12 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates: please click here
    Prices: please click here
    Course schedule: please click here

    The Standard Course is held throughout the year on 6 (monthly) levels of ability. Duration: 2 to 24 weeks. The 4 lessons are held daily from Monday to Friday, usually beginning at 9am. If there are many participants the Standard Course may also be held in the afternoon at 2pm. There is a maximum of 12 students in each class.

    INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE - FLORENCE and ROME

    Intensive Italian language course

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks
    Lessons: 6 per day, 30 per week
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates: please click here
    Prices: please click here
    Course schedule: please click here

    The Intensive Course consists of 4 lessons Standard Course per day in the morning and 2 extra lessons of group language course in the afternoon. In the afternoon session students have the opportunity to increase their knowledge with practice in speaking and conversing. This course is held only in Florence and Rome.

    INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE "PLUS" 5 & 10

    Intensive Italian language course Plus 5 & 10

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks
    Lessons: 4 lessons of group language course plus 1 or 2 lessons of private tuition per day, 25 or 30 per week
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in the group language course; 1 participant in the private lessons
    Dates: please click here
    Prices Plus-5: please click here
    Prices Plus-10: please click here
    Course schedule: please click here

    The Intensive Plus Course consists of the Standard Course Plus additional private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons are specifically designed for your specific needs. We offer two kinds of Intensive Plus Courses:

    • Intensive Plus-5 Course: 20 lessons of Standard Course and additional 5 private lessons per week;
    • Intensive Plus-10 Course: 20 lessons of Standard Course and additional 10 private lessons per week.

    SMALL GROUP INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
    (FLORENCE and ROME)

    Italian language courses in small groups

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: from 2 to 12 weeks
    Lessons: 6 per day, 30 per week
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: small groups of 2 to 5 participants
    Dates: please click here
    Prices: please click here

    For students who want to learn quickly and intensively in a small group, or wish to increase their knowledge, the Small Group Intensive Course is tailor-made for their needs. Together with no more than 5 participants they will have 6 hours of daily intensive language course. The Small Group Intensive Course is held only in Florence and Rome.

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    “PART TIME TWICE AND THRICE A WEEK” STANDARD COURSE
    (ONLY MILAN)

    Italian language courses in small groups

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: minimum 8 weeks - prolongable
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates and prices: Part Time twice a week
    Dates and prices: Part Time thrice a week

    If you want to learn or improve your Italian, but you don’t have time for a daily course, we offer you the possibility to attend “Part-Time” courses for two or three times a week.

    This evening course is especially recommended for those who already live, study or work in Milan. The courses are held throughout the year on six monthly ability levels. The minimum duration of each course is 8 weeks.

    PART-TIME TWICE A WEEK:

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: minimum 8 weeks - extendable
    Lessons: 2 lessons per evening, 4 per week
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates and prices: Part Time twice a week
    Course schedule: held on Tuesday and Thursday evening

    PART-TIME THRICE A WEEK:

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: minimum 8 weeks - extendable
    Lessons: 2 lessons per evening, 6 per week
    Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates and prices: Part Time thrice a week
    Course schedule: held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening

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    ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE "ITALY TODAY"

    Italian language and culture course "Italy Today"

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
    Lessons: 50 in two weeks
    Tuition: from the 3rd ability level on
    Class size: minimum 4 participants for the cultural part
    Dates: please click here
    Prices: please click here

    For students who want to learn Italian and at the same time become acquainted with the culture and history and the current social and political situation of their host country, we suggest to choose the "Italy Today" Course. In addition to the 4 lessons Standard Course in the morning, in the afternoon they will be introduced to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well as the current political and economic situation of Italy.
    The cultural part of this course consists of 10 supplementary lessons in two weeks.

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    LONG-TERM STANDARD COURSE

    Long-Term Italian language Standard course

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: minimum 12 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: all 6 ability levels
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities
    Dates: please click here
    Prices: please click here

    Students wishing to study Italian for longer periods are especially welcome at our schools and receive special care and attention from our staff, as well as benefiting from our long-term discounted prices. With this course, students profit from all the advantages of learning a language in the country where it is spoken. Through our experience in teaching the Italian language, we know that the ideal minimum stay for a course is 12 weeks. Not only you will have more confidence in your language skills, but instead of feeling like you are on holiday, you will be completely immersed in the Italian culture and way of life. Many of our long-term students are preparing to enter university or rounding off their Italian Long-Term Standard Course with the recognised AIL "Firenze" examination.

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    LONG-TERM SEMESTER COURSE

    Long-Term Italian language Standard course

    Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    Duration: minimum 24 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: all 6 ability levels
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities
    Dates: please click here
    Prices: please click here

    Would you like to enjoy 6 months in Italy and travel to different cities, too? We have the right program for you! The Long-Term Semester Course is an extended version of the Long-Term Standard Course. The general structure is similar, but the objectives are targeted on a long-term basis. If you would like to live in Italy for several months, the Leonardo da Vinci schools offer you the possibility of an attractive package. You may start learning Italian in Florence, and after a few months you can move to Rome, Siena or Milan. The curricula in the semester course are the same; thus you can change the course location any time you want and you will make the most of your stay in Italy.

    An excellent opportunity to attain a more in-depth and continuous study of the Italian language. You can combine learning the language and enjoying your free time. This course is also an excellent preparation for Master Courses in Art, Italian Design, Italian Fashion or Restoration.

    Last but not least, the Long-Term Semester Course has a particularly attractive price!

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    ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR

    Long-Term Italian language Standard course

    Starting dates for beginners:
    from 03 January 2005 to 12 August 2005
    from 09 May 2005 to 16 December 2005
    from 26 September 2005 to 19 May 2006
    Duration: 32 weeks
    Lessons: 640 lessons of language, culture and exam
    Level: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    Class size: min. 5 - max. 12 participants in each class
    Extras: Special accommodation prices
    Prices: please click here

    The “academic year” is a 32 week language and culture course for students who wish to experience living and studying in Italy. The course combines not only language courses with Italian culture classes at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci but the syllabus also incorporates the fundamental elements of level C2 of the European Language Portfolio. All in all, the course offers students the opportunity to see at first hand the various aspects of Italy’s rich history and culture. The course is composed of a linguistic element and an academic element:

    1) Linguistic element:

    • 480 lessons of the standard language course
    • 80 lessons of preparation for the two Diploma «Firenze» AIL exams DILI (intermediate level) and DALI (advanced level)

    2) Academic element (80 lessons):

    • Italian Civilization and History
    • Art History
    • Business Italian
    • History of Design and Architecture
    • Introduction to Italian Gastronomy

    For students, starting the Academic Year in September 2005 the duration of the whole stay is 34 weeks, including two weeks of Christmas Holidays where no courses are held.
    This course is also an excellent preparation for Master Courses in Art, Italian Design, Italian Fashion or Restoration.

  • City
    Siena(Head Office)

    THE SCHOOL

    Founded in 1977, we have years of experience and specialise in teaching Italian in Italy
    All the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools are located in the city center
    Professional and young teachers all of whom have studied at the University level and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners
    Members of ASILS (Associaton of language schools of Italian as a second foreign language)
    Italian at every level, all year round, Small study groups
    Courses start every 2 weeks (including beginners)
    After 3 or 6 months the AIL-exam "Firenze" (Accademia Italiana di Lingua) DELI/DILI/DALI/DALC can be taken
    A whole range of activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture
    Variety of students from over 50 countries study at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools
    Friendly and helpful staff that give personal attention to each student
    Equipped for handicapped students

    TEACHING METHOD

    Our Teaching method takes full account of modern didactics and is oriented towards the "Foreign Language Concept of the Council of Europe" and the "Guidelines of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL)".

    The Leonardo da Vinci schools teach according to the Direct Method: from the first day on, at all levels, only Italian will be spoken.

    We emphasize the spoken language and live language. Continually stressing the use of verbal communication permits you to learn Italian "naturally", to unite theory and practice easily and to increase your knowledge quickly and with confidence. The structure of the language and its practical application is very important. Advanced courses also practice the written language.

    Our teaching staff consists of young teams of experienced language teachers, all of whom studied at University and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners.

    Most of the teaching material has been developed by our schools and is excellently suited to the needs and requirements of the students. Thanks to a permanent work group the didactic material is continuously updated and adapted to the newest research on teaching languages to foreigners.

    But learning Italian does not consist, for us at the Leonardo da Vinci schools, in just teaching grammar and vocabulary. We want to allow our students to gain insight into the Italian way of living and thinking. That is why we offer, in addition to the language courses, a whole range of italian culture extracurricular activities for our students.


    FIRST SCHOOL DAY

    On the first school day there is an entry test (written and oral), testing the student's knowledge of the Italian language.
    Beginners will join a pilot course which is aimed to divide complete beginners from students with a little knowledge of the Italian language.

    LEVELS OF ABILITY

    Our schools offer courses on 6 monthly ability levels (subdivided on 12 ability levels ot two weeks, each), following the Assessment Grid of the European Language Portfolio (ELP), based on the assessment grid of Schneider/North.
     
    DIDACTIC PROGRAM
    (according to the level)

    Intensive grammar study
    Phonetics Development of vocabulary
    Syntax and application
    Listening and comprehension
    Dialogue and communication
    Situation method Idiomatic and phraseology
    Written and oral comprehension
    Lecture and analysis
    Live guided discussion and synthesis
    Free conversation
    NOTA BENE

    Teaching Material: Text books and supplies are provided by the school and is already included in the price of the course. You are expected to bring your own dictionary.
    Minimum Admission Age: The minimum age for participants is 16.
    Course Dates: In our calendar we specify the course dates, the public holidays and the days off for group language courses and courses in Italian culture.
    Certificate of Attendance: On request, all students receive a Certificate of Attendance.
    Lessons: The duration of each lesson is 45 minutes.

    INTENSIVE ITALIANLANGUAGE COURSE

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners.
    Duration: min. 2 weeks. It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" intensiveItalian language course.
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here
    Course schedule: 
    please click here

    The Intensive Course is held throughout the year on 6 (monthly) levels of ability.Duration: min. 2 weeks. The 4 lessons are held daily from Monday to Friday,usually beginning at 9am. If there are many participants the Intensive Coursemay also be held in the afternoon at 2pm. There is a maximum of 12students ineach class.
    It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" intensivecourse.




    SUPER INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
    (FLORENCE - ROME - MILAN)

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks. It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" superintensive Italian language course.
    Lessons: 6 per day, 30 per week
    Tuition: 
    beginner, intermediate, advancedlevel
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here
    Course schedule: 
    please click here

    The Super Intensive Course consists of 4 lessons Intensive Course per day in themorning and 2 extra lessons of group language course in the afternoon. In theafternoon session students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledgewith practice in speaking and conversing. 
    This course is held in our schools in Florence, Rome, and Milan.
    It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" superintensive Italian language course.




    SUPER INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
    COURSE "PLUS" 5 & 10

    Starting dates: every week forn on-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks. It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" superintensive plus Italian language course.
    Lessons: 4 lessons of group language course plus 1 or 2 lessons of privatetuition per day, 25 or 30 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in the group language course;1participant in the private lessons
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices Plus-5: 
    please click here
    Prices Plus-10: 
    please click here
    Course schedule: 
    please click here

    The Super Intensive Plus Course consists of the Intensive Course Plusadditional private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons arespecifically designed for your specific needs. We offer two kinds of SuperIntensive Plus Courses:

    ·        Super IntensivePlus-5 Course: 20 lessons of IntensiveCourse and additional 5 private lessons per week;

    ·        Super IntensivePlus-10 Course: 20 lessons of IntensiveCourse and additional 10 private lessons per week.

    It's possible to have a "one week only" superintensive plus Italian language course.




    "ONEWEEKONLY" 
    ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

    Starting dates: every week  for non-beginners.
    Duration: 1 week.
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Course schedule: 
    please click here

    You will have the opportunity to take a one week only Italian language course,choosing between:

    ·        "One weekonly" Italian language intensive course: 4 lessons per day, 20 perweek(see price list);

    ·        "One weekonly" Italian language super intensive course: 6 lessons per day, 30 perweek (see price list);

    ·        "One weekonly" Italian language super intensive plus 5 or 10 course: 4 lessonsof group language course plus 1 or 2 lessons of private tuition per day, 25 or30 per week (see plus 5 price list or plus 10 price list).




    SUPER INTENSIVE SMALL GROUP 
    ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
    (FLORENCE and ROME)

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 12 weeks
    Lessons: 6 per day, 30 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: small groups of 2 to 5 participants
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here

    For students who want to learn quickly and intensively in a small group, or wishto increase their knowledge, the Small Group Super Intensive Course is tailor-madefor their needs. Together with no more than 5 participants they will have 6hours of daily intensive language course. The Super Intensive SmallGroup Course is held only in Florence and Rome.

     

    ITALIANTOUR!
    A program combining travel with a love for learning

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 4 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates for absolute beginners: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here

    Discover your Italy and select your destinations from four of Italy's most memorablecities: Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena.
    The program consists of 20 group language lessons in each of the cities for 2,3or 4 weeks. The schools all offer the same course structure but in varying architecturaland historic settings.

    You will learn about the Italian language and culturewithout the usual hassles of travel: the school will provide transportationassistance and take care of the appropriate class level, accommodation andextra activities.

    Through your study of Italian language, culture and artand your immersion in contrasting landscapes, regional traditions and cuisine,you will find «Italian Tour» a profound and satisfying travel experience.

    Download the Italian Tour transportinformation in PDF format.




    “PART TIME TWICE A WEEK”
    STANDARD COURSE
    (Milan & Rome)

    Starting dates: please click here 
    Duration: minimum 8 weeks - prolongable
    Lessons: 2 lessons per evening, 4 per week
    Tuition: 
    beginner - intermediate-advanced 
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Course schedule: held on Tuesday and Thursday evening
    Dates and prices

    If you want to learn or improve your Italian, but you don’t have time for a dailycourse, we offer you the possibility to attend “Part-Time” courses for twotimes a week.

    This evening course is especially recommended for those who already live, studyor work in Milan and Rome. The courses are held throughout the year on three abilitylevels. The minimum duration of each course is 8 weeks.

    For more information contact: our school inMilan or our school in Rome

     

    EXTENSIVESTANDARD COURSE
    (MILAN)

    Starting dates: please click here 
    Duration: minimum 4 weeks - prolongable
    Lessons: 2 per day, 10 per week
    Tuition: 
    beginner, intermediate and advancedlevel
    Class size: minimum 4 participants
    Course schedule: daily lessons from Monday to Friday, from 6:30p.m.to 8,00 p.m. 
    Dates and prices 

    Especially for those who work during the day, we offer the possibility to attendour Italian language course which is held in the evening. The minimum durationis 4 weeks. The course is held from Monday to Friday throughout the year forbeginners, intermediate and advanced students.

     

    ITALIAN LANGUAGEAND CULTURE
    COURSE "ITALY TODAY"

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
    Lessons: 50 in two weeks
    Tuition: 
    from the 3rd ability level on
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class 
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here

    For students who want to learn Italian and at the same time become acquainted withthe culture and history and the current social and political situation of theirhost country, we suggest to choose the "Italy Today" Course. In additionto the 4 lessons Intensive Course in the morning, in the afternoon they will beintroduced to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well asthe current political and economic situation of Italy.

    The cultural part of this course consists of 10 supplementary lessons in two weeks.

     

    LA DOLCE VITA - 50+course
    Italian language and culture course 
    for mature students of any age

    Starting dates: please click here 
    Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
    Lessons: 20 or 40 plus visits and excursions
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 ability level
    Prices: 
    please click here

    This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age. You willlearn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a widevariety of cultural activities.

    You can choose among the most beautiful Italiancities:Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena

    See "LaDolce Vita" programs.




    Siena with Gusto!

    Starting dates: special course dates
    Duration: 1 week
    Italian Lessons: 20 + visits, cooking classes and wine tastinginthe afternoons
    Tuition: 
    elementary A2 and above
    Prices: 
    please click here

    Siena is celebrated not only for its art andhistory,but for its traditional hearty cuisine and the excellence of its localproducts.

    "Siena with Gusto!" is acourse designed for both, students andprofessionals, who would like to extendtheir study of Italian to include thetastes of local traditional food.Instruction and tastings are led by nativespeakers and experts whose passion,knowledge and dedication will shape eachlesson.

    The "Siena with Gusto!" courseconsistsof four language lessons every morning for one week. Afternoons aredevoted tothe appreciation and sampling of Sienese cuisine.

    Gastronomyprogram inthe afternoon

    ·        An introductorytour with your course leader, followed by a delicious aperitif in the Piazzadel Campo, the pulsing heart of Siena.

     

    ·        Two hands-oncooking classes led by the chef of a traditional Sienese restaurant. Afterpreparing your dishes, you will enjoy your meal, accompanied by Tuscany’sfabled local wines.

     

    ·        A wine-tasting ofthe world famous Brunello led by an expert sommelier. As you sample, you willlearn the characteristics of Tuscan wines and come to appreciate thecomplexities of wine production.

    MIDDLE LENGTHINTENSIVE COURSE

    Starting dates: everyweek for non-beginners
    Duration: minimum 5 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    all 6 ability levels
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here

    This is our new Intensive Course with a 5-weeks minimumdurationto deepen students basic knowledge of the Italian language... at avery specialprice!




    LONG-TERM INTENSIVE COURSE

    Starting dates: everyweek for non-beginners
    Duration: minimum 12 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    all 6 ability levels
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities 
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here

    Students wishing to study Italian for longer periods are especially welcomeatour schools and receive special care and attention from our staff, as wellasbenefiting from our long-term discounted prices. With this course,studentsprofit from all the advantages of learning a language in the countrywhere itis spoken. Through our experience in teaching the Italian language, weknowthat the ideal minimum stay for a course is 12 weeks. Not only you willhavemore confidence in your language skills, but instead of feeling like youare onholiday, you will be completely immersed in the Italian culture and wayoflife. Many of our long-term students are preparing to enter universityorrounding off their Italian Long-Term Intensive Course with therecognised 
    AIL "Firenze"examination.


     

    LONG-TERMSEMESTER COURSE

    Starting dates: every week fornon-beginners
    Duration: minimum 24 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    all 6 ability levels
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities 
    Dates: 
    please click here
    Prices: 
    please click here

    Would you like to enjoy 6 months in Italy and travel to different cities,too?We have the right program for you! The Long-Term Semester Course is anextendedversion of the Long-Term Intensive Course. The general structure issimilar,but the objectives are targeted on a long-term basis. If you would liketo livein Italy for several months, the Leonardo da Vinci schools offer youthepossibility of an attractive package. You may start learning ItalianinFlorence, and after a few months you can move to Rome, Siena or Milan.Thecurricula in the semester course are the same; thus you can change thecourselocation any time you want and you will make the most of your stay inItaly.

    An excellent opportunity to attain a more in-depthandcontinuous study of the Italian language. You can combine learning thelanguageand enjoying your free time. This course is also an excellentpreparation forMaster Courses in Art, Italian Design, Italian Fashion orRestoration.

    Last abut not least, the Long-Term Semester Coursehasa particularly attractive price!



    ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR

    Starting dates for beginners:
    From 07 January 2014 to 14 August 2014;
    From 05 May 2014 to 12 December 2014;
    From 15 September 2014 to 08 May 2015. 
    Duration: 32 weeks
    Lessons: 650 lessons of language, culture and exam
    Level: 
    beginner and elementarylevels
    Class size: min. 5 - max. 12 participants in each class
    Extras: Special accommodation prices
    Prices: 
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    The “academic year” is a 32 week language and culture course for studentswhowish to experience living and studying in Italy. The course combines notonlylanguage courses with Italian culture classes at the Scuola Leonardo daVincibut the syllabus also incorporates the fundamental elements of level C2 oftheEuropean Language Portfolio. All in all, the course offers studentstheopportunity to see at first hand the various aspects of Italy’s richhistoryand culture. The course is composed of a linguistic element and anacademicelement:

    1) Linguistic element:

    ·        480 lessons of theintensive language course

    ·        80 lessons ofpreparation for the two Diploma «Firenze» AIL exams DILI (intermediate level)and DALI (advanced level)

    2) Academic element(80 lessons):

    ·        ItalianCivilization and History

    ·        ArtHistory

    ·        BusinessItalian

    ·        Historyof Design and Architecture

    ·        Introductionto Italian Gastronomy

    3)Privatetutoring (10 lessons):

    ·        toprepare your essay

    For moreinformations about this course: click here 

    For students, starting the Academic Year in September the duration of thewholestay is 34 weeks, including two weeks of Christmas Holidays where nocoursesare held.

    This course is also an excellent preparation for Master Courses in Art,ItalianDesign, Italian Fashion or Restoration.


    SABBATICAL YEAR

    Starting dates: every week fornon-beginners 
    Duration: minimum 48 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    beginner and elementarylevel
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities 
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    This program has a length of 48 weeks, especially appropriate for studentswhowant to spend a very long period in Italy and take a break from theireverydaylife. During these weeks you learn the Italian language from the basisto thehigh proficient level. Since programs are the same in each Leonardo daVincibranch, you have the possibility to live in different cities during yourstayand so to enter in the Italian Culture and way of living.

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    Roma(Head Office)

    The Italian language school "Torre di Babele" is officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education and has been in operation since 1984 offering Italian language courses in Italy for students from all over the world as well as training courses for teachers of Italian for foreigners.

    The Italian School in Rome
    The Italian language school is located in the historic center of Rome, in an elegant Art Nouveau neighborhood full of trees and parks near "La Sapienza" University of Rome.

    The school occupies two large floors of an elegant "Liberty" villa surrounded by a spacious garden: the ideal atmosphere to learn the Italian language and to enjoy the city of Rome.

    Italian Courses by Qualified Teachers
    The Italian language courses, which are offered all year round, are taught by highly qualified teachers in small groups, with a maximum of 12 students. Also operating as a teacher-training center, the school has developed dynamic teaching methods and a stimulating Italian language program that incorporates students' personal interests and various aspects of Italian culture and life.

    Italian Culture, Italian Cooking
    We offer a rich and stimulating extracurricular program that includes guided tours of Rome, seminars on Italian art, architecture, cinema, literature, politics, Italian cooking and wines. Our weekend excursions include visits to Pompeii, Naples, Orvieto, Florence and other points of interest in Italy.

    ABOUT THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL

    The Italian Language School and Center of Italian Culture, "Torre di Babele", is located in an elegant, central Art Nouveau neighborhood of Rome, near "La Sapienza" University of Rome, historic "Villa Torlonia" park and the main railway station "Termini". This area of Rome has many tree-lined streets and parks (Villa Torlonia, Villa Massimo, Villa Ada, Villa Borghese) and is only a few minutes walk from the popular student quarter "San Lorenzo", whose pubs, cafes, restaurants, pizzerias and lively nightlife are well known throughout Italy.

    The Italian language school occupies two large floors of an elegant Art Nouveau villa. The air-conditioned building is surrounded by a spacious garden where classes may be held outdoors and students can spend their breaks and free time. Thanks to the numerous means of public transport serving the area, it is possible to reach the most famous monuments and important places of Rome in minutes. The Italian language school is easily reached from any part of town and is only two metro stops from the main railway station "Termini" and from "Tiburtina" Station (which also has direct service to Fiumicino Airport).

    This very centrally-located yet elegant and tranquil location offers an ideal environment to study in and to enjoy the city of Rome, outside the limits of the usual tourist itineraries.

    "Torre di Babele" is an Italian language school where quality teaching and a wide variety of Italian language courses come together in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere, where each student finds a personalized welcome and attention.

    This warm reception from the teachers and staff helps our students feel at home right from the start and ensures that they receive the assistance needed to make their stay in Rome pleasant, safe and interesting.

    The Italian language school has many sunny classrooms as well as a student lounge with a number of computers with free Internet access.


    TEACHING METHODS & MATERIALS

    All Italian courses are taught by highly trained teachers specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. The permanent teaching staff is directed by a curriculum coordinator who also supervises the development of new and up-to-date teaching materials. Lessons are held Monday through Friday in the morning or afternoon.

     Teaching Methods  Certification
     Teaching Materials  Diploma
     Italian Language Test    

    TEACHING METHODS

    The teaching methods used at our Italian language school is based on communication. Students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular attention, however, is given to conversation, to develop in the student an increasing capacity to express himself and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course. Naturally this method includes the study of the rules of Italian syntax and grammar, which are essential to language learning, but which, alone, are not sufficient for gaining a real command of the Italian language.


    TEACHING MATERIALS

    The school's continuing research into improved methods has resulted in the development of textbooks and related cassettes. Various authentic materials have been carefully collected and are used throughout the courses: slides, video-cassettes, radio excerpts, newspaper and magazine articles, films, literary, texts, songs, etc. These materials also expose the student to Italian culture.


    TEST OF ITALIAN

    Before the start of the course, each student is given an oral and a written test to determine his knowledge of the Italian language in order to be placed in the appropriate level .

    LANGUAGE LEVELS

    Our Italian language courses are offered at several levels designed for those just starting to learn to speak Italian, to those who are almost fluent. Before the start of the course, each student is given an oral and a written test to determine his knowledge of the Italian language in order to be placed in the appropriate level.

    Levels of Italian
    Basic Level Advanced Level
    Intermediate Level Skill Perfection

     

    Since 1984 we have offered a welcoming environment where people from around the world can learn Italian,  get to know one another and share experiences.

    Courses in small groups and flexible timetable

    Italian courses vary in the number of lessons per week and whether they are in group and/or individual lessons.

    Group courses begin every two weeks. Non-beginners can start every Monday. Our courses have an average of  7 to 8 participants and a maximum of 12.  Lessons are held mornings or afternoons Monday through Friday.  Each  lesson lasts 45 minutes.

    We offer the following types of courses: 

    An interactive, student centered method

    The teaching method is based on communication. Students actively exercise the fundamental functions of the language. Particular attention, however, is given to conversation, in order to develop students’ abilities to express themselves and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course.

    Entrance and evaluation test

    Before the beginning of their first course, students are given an oral and a written test to determine their knowledge of the language and thus ensure that they are placed in the appropriate level.
    Students must pass a test at the end of each level in order to move up to the next.

    Test your Italian

    Levels

    Each type of course is offered at all levels, from absolute beginner to the most advanced and skill-perfection levels. The structure and the contents of the levels offered are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (C.E.F.)

    Teaching staff

    All courses are taught by highly trained instructors  specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language.

    Language and culture

    While 25% of the world's great works of art and architecture are found in capital cities around the globe, the remaining 75% are spread throughout Italy.  Anyone studying the Italian language is bound to be captivated by the country’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.  
     
    Beyond the study of the language, immersion in art and culture is a way to experience the soul of a country not possible with a simple vacation.  For this reason, 'Torre di Babele' provides the chance to experience firsthand the best of Italian art and cultural traditions.

    In addition to Italian language studies, the following courses are offered:

    Culture courses      

  • City
    Perugia(Head Office)
    City
    (Branch Office)

    Lingua in Corso is the inspiration of two university-certified teachers who have accumulated abroad and diverse range of experiences in teaching the Italian language. Our school aspires to promote Italian language and culture not only by actively involving students in the study of grammar and conversation but also by introducing them into Italian life and culture.


    Courses are held from Monday to Friday (all year roundexcept for national holidays).

     Students are place in an appropriate class and program of study accordingto their level of Italian language 

    A student can join a course already in progress on every Monday as it corresponds to his or her level. Absolute beginners can not join a course already in progress, but they have tostart on the first day of a new course.

    Level test online is strongly recommended!

     

    LEVELS:


    Beginner (A1): basic grammar, vocabulary, basic conversation (introduce oneself and introduceother people, numbers, time, common responses to questions  )
    Elementary (A2): grammar, vocabulary, expressions regarding the five senses and preferences,how to communicate and ask questions in common situations, reading simpletexts, listening skills. 
    Intermediate 1 (B1): grammar, enrichment and elaboration of basic vocabulary,conversation. 
    Intermediate 2 (B2): grammar, exercises to review and correction of syntax and grammar, vocabulary,idiomatic expressions. 
    Pre-advanced (C1): complex grammatical structures, reading of texts, conversation towardsfluency in ordinary and working situations 
    Advanced (C2): complex grammatical structures, practice in fluent conversation, readingand analysis of complex texts, idiomatic expressions, particular, alternative,and subject-specific vocabulary and expression

    Upon requestwe will help you to find a suitable accomodation! Let us know if you prefer tostay in an Italian family ( personally selected by us )or agriturismo, hotel ,bed & breakfast, independent apartment or other! 

    We offer not only Italian classes, but also a lot of cultural activities. Perugia is a vibrant cultural centre: in addition to the traditional excursions around the city and its country side, we offer you the possibility to live daily Italian life and traditions!
    So you will have the opportunity to practice your Italian also out of your classroom in a pleasant and relaxing context! 

    Standard course

    Intensive course

    Individual course

    Private lessons

    Italian for business

    Preparation course to Cils and Celi exams

    Conversation course

    Italian for tourism

    Writing course

    Courses at home

  • City
    Montepulciano (Si)(Head Office)

    The school of Italian Il Sasso is in Montepulciano, in the heart of Tuscany, half way between Florence and Rome. It is located in a historic buildingin town. It has 8 large, airy classrooms and a hall for conferences. There is aterrace with a lovely panoramic view as well as free Internet Point forstudents and WiFi access.

    The Italian language school IlSasso offers to its students a wide variety of 
    mini-courses and other afternoon activities - guided tours, wine, olive oil and cheese tastings, cookingclasses, walks in the countryside - and the opportunity to study Italian orwatch a film at the school.

    Students are of every agegroup and come from all parts of the globe. Class sizes are from five to nine students.The classes of Italian Language and Culture are divided into six 
    levels based onthe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the EuropeanCouncil.

    The principal objective of ourlanguage courses is to get our students, even those in the beginner andelementary levels, to the point where they're able to communicate in Italian.The great number of
    students who returnevery year is the best tribute to this.

    LANGUAGECOURSES 

     

    Our Italian languagecourses run for two weeks, however, it is possible to attend for one week onlyor for periods longer than two weeks. Students who already speak some Italianmay start classes every Monday, whereas newcomers to the language must start atthe scheduled starting dates.

    Italian courses and lessons start on Mondaymornings at 8:45 am with a placement test (90 minutes). For complete beginnersthere is no test so lessons start right away! Class sizes are from five to ninestudents. Classes are divided into six levels based on the "CommonEuropean Framework of Reference for Languages" of the European Council.

    If there is no suitable group available to anapplicant, the school will offer two hours of individual tuition per day at thesame price of the booked course. If the group consists only of two students theschool will offer three hours of lessons per day (
    policy). This way we avoid placing students in a levelthat is either too low or too high for them, and we're able to guarantee thatall students receive the same quality and attention year-round.

    Individual tuition is designed for thosestudents who are looking for a custom program that meets their individualneeds. Morning and afternoon classes are available.

     

    CULTURE COURSES

     

    our language program is complemented by a program of cultural courses covering a rangeof topics from history and literature to current affairs, art and wine, forstudents who would like more in depth studies of various aspects of Italiansociety and culture.

    The Italian cultural courses start every Monday and run for either one or twoweeks. They consist of two hours (55 minutes each) of lessons every afternoonfor a total of 10 hours per week.

    For people interested in shorter programs, we suggest our 
    mini-courses: two or three afternoons of classes and practical activities deditacedto art, wine, cooking and popular traditions.

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    City
    Torino(Head Office)
    City
    Torino(Branch Office)

    The school, specialising in teaching the Italianlanguage and culture to foreigners, guarantees the students a learningexperience of the highest quality.

    The school's decision to work with only smallgroups ensures that each participant has the opportunity to develop and improvehis/her linguistic skills. Access to each course therefore requires an entranceexam in order to form classes of a suitable level for all participants.

    The lessons are entrusted to energetic andqualified native language teachers by means of direct pedagogic methods and theuse ofvarious teaching materials (books, newspaper, cassettes, films, music,etc.) which help the students to improve their communicative and cultural skills.The numerous recreational activities organized by the school, in collaborationwith the professionals of the area, allow the student to get into contact withthe local people and to get to know the cultural and artistic richness of thecity and the province. The Abbey Cards offer, moreover, privileges to theirholders,allowing them to enjoy various discounted services (from restaurants togymnasiums) offered by participating corporations.

    For students who have a love of food, specialprogrammes for the discovery of Piedmontese cuisine and culinary specialtiescan be arranged. 

    Our standard courses of Italian language and culture are organized for all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and are established according to the needs of students. They vary in both intensity and duration. 

    The group courses start on each Monday of the month, with the exception of those for absolute beginners, which will commence on the first Monday of the month. On request, and for an additional fee, the school can organise culinary workshops as well as guided tours of some of the city's most important monuments. Students (Polytechnic, Erasmus, IED, etc.) from any European higher education institution, upon presentation of their matriculation documents, will qualify for discounts ranging from 5% to 20% according to the type of course they choose.

     

    INTENSIVE GROUP COURSES

    Composed of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 students, the courses are suitable for students who desire to learn language in a dynamic and fun environment. 

    They allow the achievement of linguistic skills adapted to the level being taught: grammar structures, extension of vocabulary, learning and improvementof pronunciation, conversation, comprehension, reading and writing.

    The minimum duration of the courses is 1 week with attendance from 15 to 20 hours of lessons per week, and the courses can be extended to more than one week. 

     

    COURSES FOR FOREIGNERS WHO LIVE AND STUDY IN TURIN

    Composed of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 students, the courses are suitable for people who expect to remain in Turin for at least a semester.

    These courses expect two or three weekly attendances of 2 hours for a minimum of 30 hours. 

    This typology allows the achievement of linguistic skills adapted to the level being taught at highly competitive prices.

     

    MINI GROUPS

    Composed of 3-4 students, these courses unite the dynamism of a group course with the flexibility of a small group. They are ideal for students with specific attendance needs and timetables. They allow the achievement of linguistic skills adapted to the level taught more intensively.

    The minimum duration of the courses is 1 week with attendance from 15 to 20 hours of lessons per week, and the courses can be extended to more than one week.

     

    SEMI-INDIVIDUAL COURSES

    Composed of 2 students, the courses unite the accuracy and the flexibilityof a one-to-one course with greater interactivity.

    All levels of knowledge of the Italian language, composed of 20 hours,(elementary, intermediate, advanced, conversation, business Italian, etc.) are also provided for those who desire a more personalised programme.

    This typology of course can also be organized at any time of year,either with intensive programmes or according to the timetable proposed by the participants.

     

    INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

    For people who desire to learn Italian with a fully personalised programme, these individual lessons are ideal for a student who wants to fulfill his/her professional requirements. These courses of at least 20 hours cater for all levels of Italian language knowledge (elementary, intermediate,advanced, conversation, business Italian, etc.).

    The flexibility of this typology of course enables the school to organize programmes at any time of year, either intensively (on a daily basis) or according to the time table proposed by the students.

     

    COURSES FOR ASIANS

    On demand, they can be organized according to all the afore mentioned typologies. They are characterized by programmes based on specially designed teaching methodologies, which take into consideration the phonetic andsyntactic diversity of non-European languages, and by staff who are familiar with the main Asian languages.

     

    COURSES FOR CHILDREN

    Composed of a maximum of 8 students, the courses are established for children between 5 and 13 years old. These courses offer the basic learning ofthe language by means of games adapted to the age of the participants. The lessons, with a duration of 90 minutes each, can be arranged on a daily basis or be organized according to a timetable proposed by the parents.

     

    SUMMER COURSES

    Composed of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 students, the courses are ideal for students who intend to learn the Italian language during summer vacation (from June to August). Intensive courses of 20 hours/week, include afternoon activities and excursions to discover the local area at the end ofthe week. The minimum duration of the courses is 2 weeks, which can be extended on request.

     

    PREPARATORY COURSES FOR THE CILS AND CELI EXAMS

    The CILS exams, run by the Siena University for Foreigners, are held inJune and December at accredited institutions both in Italy and abroad, whilethe CELI exams, run by the Perugia University for Foreigners, are held in three yearly sessions (in spring, summer and autumn). The relevant preparatory courses are organised during the months prior to the exams themselves, and are entrusted to teachers who are qualified CELI or CILS examiners. The courses focus on exam simulation and are organised according to the individual,semi-individual and mini-group formulas, with the aim of maximising effectiveness and in order to provide the best possible service to our students. 

  • City
    Perugia(Head Office)
    City
    Perugia(Branch Office)

    The school: Founded in 1986, COMITATOLINGUISTICO is member of ASILS and EDUITALIA, associations of the mostrenowned Italian teaching institutes with a strict quality criteria. The schoolis situated in the old city center of Perugia and offers courses exclusivelyfor Italian as a foreign language all year round. Our objective is to teach ina friendly environment with a professional approach. It is very important forus to have personal contact with the students; the teachers and administrationare always available regarding information and advice needed.

    Lessons: Are held from Monday to Friday and the duration ofeach lesson is 50 minutes. On national holidays (06.01, Easter Monday, 25.04,01.05, 02.06, 15.08, 01.11, 08.12) the school is closed, however lessons aremade up. The first day of the course (from 9.00 o'clock on) we check yourunderstanding of the Italian language which enables us to determine objectivelyhow your stay in our school can be best used to your advantage. Lessons beginthe second day of the course.

    Quality and not quantity: The tuition is clearly structuredand oriented to the Common European Framework of Reference A well structured program and standardtext books combined with material conceived purposely for our courses arecharacteristics of our flexible and modern teaching methods. Conversation,grammar, comprehension and production of text, games etc. will help you toacquire an indispensable linguistic understanding for your studies or work. Inall courses, each student has the possibility of actively participating. Thegroups of students are small: the average class size is seven, the maximum tenstudents per class, which allows our teachers to assist and follow yourlearning step by step.

    Teachers: All courses are held by native Italian teachers withuniversity qualifications and experience in teaching Italian to foreigners.

    Our students: Since the foundation of the school there have beenstudents from about 40 nations, ranging from Alaska to Vietnam, that have attendedour courses. There is for the major part university students but also workers,scholars, missionaries and pensioners.

    Cultural and free time program: In your free time, you can participatein the numerous cultural activities organized by the school. City tours,excursions, films, visits to museums, international dinner etc. will make yourstay in Perugia interesting.

    Coursesof Italian language and culture

    Type of course

    Participants

    Hours/day

    Hours/week

    Standard group course                            

    4-10

    3

    1-2

    4

    3

    2

    20

    15

    10

    Intensive group course

    4-10

    3

    1-2

    6

    4

    3

    30

    20

    15

    Conversation group course

    min.4-max.8

    2

    10

    Individual course

    1

    -

    -

    Full immersion

    1

    8 (6 lessons+2 hours of cultural activities)

    40

    Childrens course

    1-2

    3-6

    2

    4

    10

    20

    Language and Culture 50+

    min.3-max.10

    4 lessons +1 cultural activities

    20 lessons+5 cultural activities

    Language and Design

    min.4-max.10

    -

    20 language lessons + 12 design lessons

    40 language lessons + 20 rendering lessons

    60 language lessons + 30 lessons in fashion-plates

    Online Italian

    1

    -

    -

    Special courses (one to one and groups)

    individual

    min.4max.12

    2

    10

    Course in Italian sign language

    min.4max.16

     -

    4

    Italian for the deaf (reading and writing) 

    1

    -

    -

    Teacher training for Italian

    min.4max.12

    4

    20

     


































    THE COURSES AREBASED ON THE LEVELS OF THE  CEFR (CommonEuropean Framework of Reference for Languages)

    BEGINNERS COURSE (A1):For absolute beginners. Beginners conversation, daily communication situations, grammarstructures and basic vocabulary. 
    - ELEMENTARY COURSE (A2)
    : For beginners with basic notions.Consolidation of basic knowledge. 
    - INTERMEDIATE COURSE 1 (B1)
    : Conversation on general subjects,simple readings, more advanced grammar. 
    - INTERMEDIATE COURSE 2 (B2)
    : Real life communication situations,prose and newspaper readings, more advanced grammar. 
    - PRE-ADVANCED COURSE (C1)
    : For students with good levels oflinguistic competence. Advanced grammar, conversation, various readings,civilisation. 
    - ADVANCED COURSE (C2)
    : Advanced course in syntaxis, stylistics, andidiomatic expressions, story-telling  and discussions regarding currentaffairs, textual analysis.

            Lessons are from Monday toFriday.

            Standard group courses areheld in the morning. However, for reasons of organisation, the lessons may beheld in the afternoon.

            Eachlesson last 50 minutes.

            On national holidays theschool is closed and the lessons will not be made up or reimbursed.

            At the end of the course acertificate of attendance will be awarded, stating the level attained.

    STANDARD AND INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE

            If only 1-2 students areenrolled in a group course at a certain level, the lessons of a standard groupcourse will be changed to 2 lessons per day, an intensive course will bechanged to 3 lessons a day.

            If there are only 3students enrolled in a group course at a given level the number of lessons in astandard or intensive course will be reduced by one lesson a day.

    TAILOR MADE ONETO ONE COURSES
    The number of individual lessons and the programmeare agreed according to the requirements of the student.

    COURSES FOR ORGANISED GROUPS
    Upon request  we can organise courses forgroups (schools, organised groups etc.), any time during the year. The period,the number of lessons and the programme will be agreed according to therequirements of the participants.

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    Milan(Head Office)
    City
    Sanremo(Branch Office)
    City
    Florence(Branch Office)

    Our didactic method is the result of many years experience in teaching Italian to non-native speakers and even if the approach is strictly communicative. The student here is encouraged to express himself while considering the linguistic and grammatical characteristics of the Italian Language.  

    The school organizes courses in several important cities in Italy like Milan, Bologna,Siena, Perugia, and Rome, and it is staffed by mother tongue professionals and certified teachers in Italian as a foreign language with a long and specific experience.

    An initial placement test, taken before the course begins, establishes the students level of Italian. At the end of the course, students are tested in listening,speaking, reading, and writing, and they receive a certificate of studies.

    Also, the Dante Alighieri School gives you the opportunity to go on to planned excursions around Italy where you can be able to practice what you learn in class. 

    The school is located in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance from"Duomo" and a few steps from "Castello Sforzesco", and "The last supper"of Leonardo da Vinci, near the railway station Cadorna. It is served by two underground lines and other means of public transportation.

    Our school has full-time staff in charge of accommodation and welfare. We will do our best to provide the information you need and help make the arrangements for any form of accommodation you may choose. All the accommodation options are connected to the school by public transport. 

    An initial placementtest, taken before the course begins, establishes the student's level of Italian. At the end of the course,students are tested in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. A Certificate of Studies"  isgiven to the students who have passed the examand have previously paid the required fee. The "Certificates ofStudieshave been calibrated on the Levels of the Common European Framework ofReference for Languages (A1 -  A2 - B1 - B2 - C1 - C2).

    Istituto Dante Alighieri organizes courses of:

            Standard Italian

            Business Italian

            Italian for Fashionand Design Schools (in Milan)

            Italian for Operasingers (in Milan)

    Istituto Dante Alighieri organizes preparatory courses for:

            University Admission

            CILS - CELI - PLIDA exam

    Istituto Dante Alighieri organizes didactic activities and refreshercourses  for teachers of Italian as a foreign language  (in Milan).

  • City
    Camerino(Head Office)

    Our school, is located in the old town center of the Medievalcity, seat of a University, of Camerino. We have a long-time experience inteaching Italian language and culture to foreigners. We cooperate with experts,improving our success all over the world.

    We can guarantee the high quality of our coursesthanks to the skills and preparation of our instructors and staff. Furthermore,our facilities and lodging allow our guests to experience an unforgettable timein an international environment while living in an Italian context.
    The average class counts 14-16 students of all ages. Our school offers bothCELI (Certificate of Knowledge of Italian Language issued by the University forForeigners of Perugia) and DILS (Didactics of Italian Foreign Language) of the Universitper Stranieri di Perugia certification exams.

    Our school is the only one in Italy where you not only get a wonderfuland inexpensive holiday learning Italian, but you are also able to participatewith your teachers as guides in a wide range of activities:

    Visit beautiful Italiancities (Rome, Florence, Bologna, Assisi, Siena, Venice etc.).

    Discover some of the wondersof the Marche (its castles, ancient villages, beautiful countryside).

    Visit some of Italystraditional events and celebrations, gastronomic fairs and folk festivals.

    Spend days in the mountainsand by the sea.

    Make new Italian friends.

    Meet students from aroundthe world during the evening entertainments at the school (welcome cocktail,international dinner, Italian music evening, farewell - end of course dinner).

    INTENSIVE ITALIANLANGUAGE COURSE

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners.
    Duration: min. 2 weeks. It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" intensiveItalian language course.
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
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    The Intensive Course is held throughout the year on 6 (monthly) levels of ability.Duration: min. 2 weeks. The 4 lessons are held daily from Monday to Friday,usually beginning at 9am. If there are many participants the Intensive Coursemay also be held in the afternoon at 2pm. There is a maximum of 12students ineach class.
    It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" intensivecourse.




    SUPER INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
    (FLORENCE - ROME - MILAN)

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks. It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" superintensive Italian language course.
    Lessons: 6 per day, 30 per week
    Tuition: 
    beginner, intermediate, advancedlevel
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
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    The Super Intensive Course consists of 4 lessons Intensive Course per day in themorning and 2 extra lessons of group language course in the afternoon. In theafternoon session students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledgewith practice in speaking and conversing. 
    This course is held in our schools in Florence, Rome, and Milan.
    It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" superintensive Italian language course.




    SUPER INTENSIVE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
    COURSE "PLUS" 5 & 10

    Starting dates: every week forn on-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks. It's possible to have a 
    "one week only" superintensive plus Italian language course.
    Lessons: 4 lessons of group language course plus 1 or 2 lessons of privatetuition per day, 25 or 30 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in the group language course;1participant in the private lessons
    Dates: 
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    Prices Plus-5: 
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    Prices Plus-10: 
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    Course schedule: 
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    The Super Intensive Plus Course consists of the Intensive Course Plusadditional private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons arespecifically designed for your specific needs. We offer two kinds of SuperIntensive Plus Courses:

            Super IntensivePlus-5 Course: 20 lessons of IntensiveCourse and additional 5 private lessons per week;

            Super IntensivePlus-10 Course: 20 lessons of IntensiveCourse and additional 10 private lessons per week.

    It's possible to have a "one week only" superintensive plus Italian language course.




    "ONEWEEKONLY" 
    ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

    Starting dates: every week  for non-beginners.
    Duration: 1 week.
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates: 
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    You will have the opportunity to take a one week only Italian language course,choosing between:

            "One weekonly" Italian language intensive course: 4 lessons per day, 20 perweek(see price list);

            "One weekonly" Italian language super intensive course: 6 lessons per day, 30per week (see price list);

            "One weekonly" Italian language super intensive plus 5 or 10 course: 4 lessonsof group language course plus 1 or 2 lessons of private tuition per day, 25 or30 per week (see plus 5 price list or plus 10 price list).




    SUPER INTENSIVE SMALL GROUP 
    ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
    (FLORENCE and ROME)

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 12 weeks
    Lessons: 6 per day, 30 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: small groups of 2 to 5 participants
    Dates: 
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    Prices: 
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    For students who want to learn quickly and intensively in a small group, or wishto increase their knowledge, the Small Group Super Intensive Course is tailor-madefor their needs. Together with no more than 5 participants they will have 6hours of daily intensive language course. The Super Intensive SmallGroup Course is held only in Florence and Rome.

     

    ITALIANTOUR!
    A program combining travel with a love for learning

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: from 2 to 4 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 (monthly)ability levels
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Dates for absolute beginners: 
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    Prices: 
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    Discover your Italy and select your destinations from four of Italy's most memorablecities: Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena.
    The program consists of 20 group language lessons in each of the cities for 2,3or 4 weeks. The schools all offer the same course structure but in varying architecturaland historic settings.

    You will learn about the Italian language and culturewithout the usual hassles of travel: the school will provide transportationassistance and take care of the appropriate class level, accommodation andextra activities.

    Through your study of Italian language, culture and artand your immersion in contrasting landscapes, regional traditions and cuisine,you will find Italian Tour a profound and satisfying travel experience.

    Download the Italian Tour transportinformation in PDF format.




    PART TIME TWICE A WEEK
    STANDARD COURSE
    (Milan & Rome)

    Starting dates: please click here 
    Duration: minimum 8 weeks - prolongable
    Lessons: 2 lessons per evening, 4 per week
    Tuition: 
    beginner - intermediate-advanced 
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class
    Course schedule: held on Tuesday and Thursday evening
    Dates and prices

    If you want to learn or improve your Italian, but you dont have time for a dailycourse, we offer you the possibility to attend Part-Time courses for twotimes a week.

    This evening course is especially recommended for those who already live, studyor work in Milan and Rome. The courses are held throughout the year on three abilitylevels. The minimum duration of each course is 8 weeks.

    For more information contact: our school inMilan or our school in Rome

     

    EXTENSIVESTANDARD COURSE
    (MILAN)

    Starting dates: please click here 
    Duration: minimum 4 weeks - prolongable
    Lessons: 2 per day, 10 per week
    Tuition: 
    beginner, intermediate and advancedlevel
    Class size: minimum 4 participants
    Course schedule: daily lessons from Monday to Friday, from 6:30p.m.to 8,00 p.m. 
    Dates and prices 

    Especially for those who work during the day, we offer the possibility to attendour Italian language course which is held in the evening. The minimum durationis 4 weeks. The course is held from Monday to Friday throughout the year forbeginners, intermediate and advanced students.

     

    ITALIAN LANGUAGEAND CULTURE
    COURSE "ITALY TODAY"

    Starting dates: every week for non-beginners
    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
    Lessons: 50 in two weeks
    Tuition: 
    from the 3rd ability level on
    Class size: maximum 12 participants in each class 
    Dates: 
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    For students who want to learn Italian and at the same time become acquainted withthe culture and history and the current social and political situation of theirhost country, we suggest to choose the "Italy Today" Course. In additionto the 4 lessons Intensive Course in the morning, in the afternoon they will beintroduced to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well asthe current political and economic situation of Italy.

    The cultural part of this course consists of 10 supplementary lessons in two weeks.

     

    LA DOLCE VITA - 50+course
    Italian language and culture course 
    for mature students of any age

    Starting dates: please click here 
    Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
    Lessons: 20 or 40 plus visits and excursions
    Tuition: 
    on all 6 ability level
    Prices: 
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    This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age. You willlearn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a widevariety of cultural activities.

    You can choose among the most beautiful Italiancities:Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena

    See "LaDolce Vita" programs.




    Siena with Gusto!

    Starting dates: special course dates
    Duration: 1 week
    Italian Lessons: 20 + visits, cooking classes and wine tastinginthe afternoons
    Tuition: 
    elementary A2 and above
    Prices: 
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    Siena is celebrated not only for its art andhistory,but for its traditional hearty cuisine and the excellence of its localproducts.

    "Siena with Gusto!" is acourse designed for both, students andprofessionals, who would like to extendtheir study of Italian to include thetastes of local traditional food.Instruction and tastings are led by nativespeakers and experts whose passion,knowledge and dedication will shape eachlesson.

    The "Siena with Gusto!" courseconsistsof four language lessons every morning for one week. Afternoons aredevoted tothe appreciation and sampling of Sienese cuisine.

    Gastronomyprogram inthe afternoon

            An introductorytour with your course leader, followed by a delicious aperitif in the Piazzadel Campo, the pulsing heart of Siena.

     

            Two hands-oncooking classes led by the chef of a traditional Sienese restaurant. Afterpreparing your dishes, you will enjoy your meal, accompanied by Tuscanysfabled local wines.

     

            A wine-tasting ofthe world famous Brunello led by an expert sommelier. As you sample, you willlearn the characteristics of Tuscan wines and come to appreciate thecomplexities of wine production.

    MIDDLE LENGTHINTENSIVE COURSE

    Starting dates: everyweek for non-beginners
    Duration: minimum 5 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    all 6 ability levels
    Dates: 
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    Prices: 
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    This is our new Intensive Course with a 5-weeks minimumdurationto deepen students basic knowledge of the Italian language... at avery specialprice!




    LONG-TERM INTENSIVE COURSE

    Starting dates: everyweek for non-beginners
    Duration: minimum 12 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    all 6 ability levels
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities 
    Dates: 
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    Students wishing to study Italian for longer periods are especially welcomeatour schools and receive special care and attention from our staff, as wellasbenefiting from our long-term discounted prices. With this course,studentsprofit from all the advantages of learning a language in the countrywhere itis spoken. Through our experience in teaching the Italian language, weknowthat the ideal minimum stay for a course is 12 weeks. Not only you willhavemore confidence in your language skills, but instead of feeling like youare onholiday, you will be completely immersed in the Italian culture and wayoflife. Many of our long-term students are preparing to enter universityorrounding off their Italian Long-Term Intensive Course with therecognised 
    AIL "Firenze"examination.


     

    LONG-TERMSEMESTER COURSE

    Starting dates: every week fornon-beginners
    Duration: minimum 24 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    all 6 ability levels
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities 
    Dates: 
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    Prices: 
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    Would you like to enjoy 6 months in Italy and travel to different cities,too?We have the right program for you! The Long-Term Semester Course is anextendedversion of the Long-Term Intensive Course. The general structure issimilar,but the objectives are targeted on a long-term basis. If you would liketo livein Italy for several months, the Leonardo da Vinci schools offer youthepossibility of an attractive package. You may start learning ItalianinFlorence, and after a few months you can move to Rome, Siena or Milan.Thecurricula in the semester course are the same; thus you can change thecourselocation any time you want and you will make the most of your stay inItaly.

    An excellent opportunity to attain a more in-depthandcontinuous study of the Italian language. You can combine learning thelanguageand enjoying your free time. This course is also an excellentpreparation forMaster Courses in Art, Italian Design, Italian Fashion orRestoration.

    Last abut not least, the Long-Term Semester Coursehasa particularly attractive price!



    ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR

    Starting dates for beginners:
    From 07 January 2014 to 14 August 2014;
    From 05 May 2014 to 12 December 2014;
    From 15 September 2014 to 08 May 2015. 
    Duration: 32 weeks
    Lessons: 650 lessons of language, culture and exam
    Level: 
    beginner and elementarylevels
    Class size: min. 5 - max. 12 participants in each class
    Extras: Special accommodation prices
    Prices: 
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    The academic year is a 32 week language and culture course for studentswhowish to experience living and studying in Italy. The course combines notonlylanguage courses with Italian culture classes at the Scuola Leonardo daVincibut the syllabus also incorporates the fundamental elements of level C2 oftheEuropean Language Portfolio. All in all, the course offers studentstheopportunity to see at first hand the various aspects of Italys richhistoryand culture. The course is composed of a linguistic element and anacademicelement:

    1) Linguistic element:

            480 lessons of theintensive language course

            80 lessons ofpreparation for the two Diploma Firenze AIL exams DILI (intermediate level)and DALI (advanced level)

    2) Academic element(80 lessons):

            ItalianCivilization and History

            ArtHistory

            BusinessItalian

            Historyof Design and Architecture

            Introductionto Italian Gastronomy

    3)Privatetutoring (10 lessons):

            toprepare your essay

    For moreinformations about this course: click here 

    For students, starting the Academic Year in September the duration of thewholestay is 34 weeks, including two weeks of Christmas Holidays where nocoursesare held.

    This course is also an excellent preparation for Master Courses in Art,ItalianDesign, Italian Fashion or Restoration.


    SABBATICAL YEAR

    Starting dates: every week fornon-beginners 
    Duration: minimum 48 weeks
    Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    Level: 
    beginner and elementarylevel
    Extras: special long-term discount; study in different cities 
    Dates: 
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    This program has a length of 48 weeks, especially appropriate for studentswhowant to spend a very long period in Italy and take a break from theireverydaylife. During these weeks you learn the Italian language from the basisto thehigh proficient level. Since programs are the same in each Leonardo daVincibranch, you have the possibility to live in different cities during yourstayand so to enter in the Italian Culture and way of living.

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    Florence(Head Office)

    The schoolof Italian language was established in 1985, in the centre of Florence, withthe aim of providing high quality linguistic services toprivate people and multi-national companies in need to learn the basics as wellas to improve the Italian language up to the highest levels in little time. Thatis the reason why the Institute Galilei specializes in one-to-one and small groupcourses with max. 4 participants per class.

    After only a few years, the qualityof our courses, the reliability of the programs, and the rigorousattention to the individual and her/his linguistic needs allowed us to establish a reputation for meeting the needs of some of the leading companiesof the world, many of which have become our steady customers.

    Today, the school also offers one-to-oneand small group courses in Italian culture such as art historyItaliancooking, and drawing & painting (taught inItalian,English, and on request in other languages). These courses completethe services of the Institute Galilei allowing a practical and immediateapproachnot only to the Italian language but also to the main aspects ofthe Italian culture.

    THE SECRET OF OUR QUALITY IS:

    Excellentteachers with years of training and the school's size, which has been keptrather small in order to give everyone the opportunity to receive individualattention.

    Weoffer the following courses: 

    INTENSIVE ITALIAN

    ITALIAN COOKING

    DRAWING & PAINTING COURSES

    ART HISTORY COURSES

     

    The intensive Italian Language coursesoffered by the Galilei Institutein Florence are especially designed for thosewho have only little time tostudy, and want to make the most out of it:

      private people of all ages, who studyItalian for their personal needs or for passion

      language students, who need to prepare for their Italian exams

      business people who need the Italianlanguage for work

     

    ONE-TO-ONE & SMALL GROUP COURSES

    The Italian one-to-one and small group courses (max.4 students)enable the students to put the learned grammar structures directlyinto practiseas they assure a high degree of active participation atthe lesson.

    In fact, the experience showed us that the key factors forquickand in-depth results are a rigorous attention of the teacher toeachstudent, a studying program tailored to the individual linguisticneeds aswell as a continuous practise of the learnedstructures underthe guidance of an experienced teacher.

    In order to learn more about the main differences of studying theItalianlanguage in a one-to-one courses, a small group or bigger groups,please consultthe page considerations >>>

    In terms of results, this isthe reason why 1 week in one of our Italianone-to-one courses corresponds toapproximately 1 month in class with a regularsize group of students. A 2-weekcourse of a small group course corresponds toapproximately 1 month in a normalsize class. In order to know how much time youshould plan to achieve a certainlevel of knowledge,click here >>> (Europeanlevels& results)

    The high degree of personalization in our intensiveItaliancourses enables our students to efficiently achieve their goals.

    PROGRAM"ITALIANOINSIEME"

    For those who plan to stay for several months in Florence and sohavemore time at their disposal for their Italian language studies, we'vecreatedthe "ItalianoInsieme"program (group courses with7-12 students per class).

    FLEXIBLESCHEDULES& WEEKEND CRASH COURSES

    All our Italian courses are offered all year round (forone-to-onecourses also during Christmas and Easter vacations). On request, thecourses canbe scheduled also during the weekend and holidays in order to takefulladvantage of the time at your disposal. For people who have time onlyduring aweekend, we offer the special weekend crash courses.

    CHARACTERISTICSOFOUR ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

     

      Rapid and thorough assessment ofthe student's needs

      Course programs tailored to those needs (one-to-onecourses)

      Assurance of a productive instruction environment

      Flexible schedules (one-to-one courses)

      Reduction of amount of time requiredin order to learn/improve in the language

      Exclusive attention of qualifiedand specialized teachers

      Italian for various professional fields and their specific terminology - business courses (one-to-onecourses)

     

    ITALIANLANGUAGE& ITALIAN LITERATURE - INTERESTING ARTICLES

    If you are interested in Italian language, visit our blog atthe sections

      Italian language & Italian slang

      Italian literature

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    Viareggio(Head Office)

    Come to Viareggio and lern italian at the beach!
    The italian language school "Giacomo Puccini Centre" offers all year Italian Language Courses to learn italian in Viareggio. The school is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

    Learn italian while you also learn culture. Be part and choose one of our italian language programs here in Viareggio. We offer different italian language programs from the standard language course to individual tuition. You also have the option to take our Italian Diploma course (AIL Exams and CILS exams).Here you will meet people from all over the world that comes here to study the italian language and culture. We have excellent weather due that we are right at the seaside. Viareggio is located close to Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Carrara.

    The method

    Listening, reading, writing and speaking are four basic skills that will give you the oportunitty to learn the language. In the school we teach you this skills from the first level to achieve understanding and expression. The classroom is the best area to comunicate with the support of authentic teaching material. At advanced levels different types of text are used to impove the different language stlyes.

    The Italian teachers

    Our teachers are native Italian speakers. We place great emphasis on our selection and training of teachers. We search for motivated and interesting people who can motivate all their students. One of the requirments is to have a University degree. The must be acquainted with different topic areas. They have been trained in traditional and modern teaching method.

    Italian course levels

    There are 5 different levels of Italian. Students have to pass an oral and written exam, to be placed in the right level.

    Basic ( beginner ): This course is for those students that are new in studying Italian language. By the end of the course, students must be able to know the basic things from culture and language.

    Level 2 ( elementary ): This course is for the students who already have a previous knowledge of some of the basic structures in Italian. By the end of the course students will have increased their level of grammar and vocabulary so they can be able to express themselves.

    Level 3 ( intermediate ): This course is designed for students with a more complex structures in the Italian language and a good vocabulary base. By the end of the course, students will be able to use their Italian more fluently and will have a greater understanding of the Italian way of life. The course attempts to improve the student's understanding of the linguistic and extra-linguistic structures in Italian.

    Level 4 ( advanced ) - This course is for students that have a perfect knowledge of the Italian culture and are able to perform aconversation.

    Level 5 ( proficiency ) - This course is designated for those students with a high command of the Italian language. Special emphasis is placed on perfecting the student's oral and writing skills and also in developing a global perspective of the Italian culture in relation to the student's particular field of interest.

    Teaching materials

    We developed a highly effective teaching system with the help of some textbooks. The courses are also supplemented by other material from radio, TV, music, magazines, newspapers etc. The textbook contains lessons with integrated exercises and homework.

    Teaching material used in class and the attendance certificate given at the end of the course are included in the course fee.

     

    Standard Italian language course

    Students attending the italian language course20 classes per week (approx. 45 minutes each) —This course is offered from all the year round at all levels. This is the most popular course and it is ideal for the majority of the students. The classes cover all aspects of the Italian language.

    • Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    • Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks
    • Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
    • Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 12 participants in each class*

    Working in small groups (average 8, max 12 people), you will quickly make progress in Italian. Special emphasis is placed on speaking and interactiving in italian.

    *In order to guarantee every student the corresponding level, the school reserves all rights to halve the course if the minimum number of students will not be reached.

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    Intensive Italian language "Plus" 5 & 10 course

    25 / 30 classes per week (approx. 45 minutes each) —This course includes the Standard Italian language course plus 5 / 10 classes on an individual basis.

    • Starting dates: every 2 weeks
    • Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks
    • Lessons: 4 lessons of Standard Italian language per day, plus 1 or 2 lessons of private tuition
    • per day. 25 or 30 per week
    • Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
    • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 12 participants in each class*; 1 participant in the private lessons

    We recommend this course for those who want to learn italian very quickly. In the individual classes you decide on the contents, topics and exercises with your teacher: the teacher will be able to help you individually.

    *In order to guarantee every student the corresponding level, the school reserves all rights to halve the course if the minimum number of students will not be reached.

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    Individual tuition

    Minimum 3 to maximum 8 lessons per day; the course intensity may be changed from week to week. —We suggest you choose our private tuition program if you want a course that can be tailored to your particular professional, or personal, or time scheduling requirements. The minimum enrolment period is 5 days, which can be extended according to your needs.

    Trough continual practice of the language as an integral part of an intensive program with your own personal teacher, you are guaranteed swift progress and success in the shortest possible time.

    Your private tuition program is fully flexible in terms of times, dates, and what areas of interest you wish to study.

    These individual courses may start on any weekday of the year. The intensity of 3 to 8 lessons daily can be decided by the participant.

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    Diplom course

    Accademia Italiana di Lingua— Our school is a recognized examination centre of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL), and we organize preparatory courses for all the different Italian "Firenze" examinations of the AIL.
    We organize different courses (Standard courses combined with specific Preparatory courses) for beginners as well as advanced students

    • Duration: The duration of the courses vary from 4 to 24 weeks, depending on your knowledge of the Italian language:

    DELI - Diploma "Firenze", basic level (elp: A1/A2 - s/n: N3)*:
    At the end of the 1st ability level; exams 4 times a year.

    DILI - Diploma "Firenze", intermediate level (elp: B1 - s/n: N6)*:
    At the end of the 3rd ability level; max. 3 months preparation for beginners; exams 4 times a year.

    DALI - Diploma "Firenze", advanced level (elp: B2/C1 - s/n: N9)*:
    At the end of the 6th ability level; max. 6 months preparation for beginners; exams twice a year.

    DALC - Diploma "Firenze" Business language, advanced level (elp: B2/C1- s/n: N9)*:
    At the end of the 6th ability level; max. 6 months preparation for beginners, including business and commerce course; exams twice a year.

    The specific preparatory courses always start one month before the examination dates and consist of 4 lessons daily of grammar review and conversation in the morning plus 2 lessons of test taking strategies and examination drills in the afternoon. On request we can send you our entry test to check your knowledge of the language and to establish the time necessary to prepare yourself for the different exams.

    Class size: Classes consist of minimum 3, maximum 12 participants in each class.**

    Ask for the special information brochure for the AIL-exams Firenze.

    * Levels according to the Assessment Grid of the European Language Portfolio (elp), based on the assessment grid of Schneider/North (s/n).
    **In order to guarantee every student the corresponding level, the school reserves all rights to halve the course if the minimum number of students will not be reached.

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    Italian language course for senior

    This course is specifically designed for more mature students over the age of 50. Students will learn italian in a pleasant and relaxing enviroment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities.

    the morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awarness and appreciation of Italian culture

    • 4 language group course per day, 20 lessons per week
    • Excursions and tour in the afternoon
    • Minimum 3 participants.
    • If there is only one patecipant, she/he will be placed in an intensive Plus-5 course. All organized activities are free of charge for this participant
    • One full dey excursion during the weekend


    Carnival Week

    Every year Viareggio celebrates its "Carnival of Italy and Europe", with splendid day and night celebrations, floats, parades, district celebrations, masked dances and shows of every kind.
    During this period you can visit the "Citadel" (Carnival town), a structure that includeshangars for the creation of the floats, the papier-mache schooland the carnival museum.
     Viareggio's Carnival is the ideal place to meet different people and cultures, wich mixes traditionwith universal principles like solidarity and peace

    the morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awarness and appreciation of Italian culture

    • orientation tour on the carnival of italy and Europe
    • Guided visit to the "Citadel" (Carnival town) and museum
    • Partecipation at shows and cultural events such as fun musical comedies and masked balls
    • Partecipation at the Carnival parades


    The Italian lessons

    Grammar and conversation lessons —The main emphasis of these lessons is placed on the development of communication skills in spoken and written present-day Italian. Examples of the subjects covered in the lessons are:

    • Grammar (forming words, sentence structure, spelling and word sounds). Not in the form of strict rules, but through communication and practice.
    • Everyday situations which you will encounter during your stay in Italy such as meeting people, telephone conversations etc.
    • Vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
    • Styles of language use; when a particular use of language is acceptable
    • Cultural factors such as the meaning of words in different contexts; the gestures and body language which accompany and influence communication.
    • Language use.
  • City
    Firenze(Head Office)
    Some of the most important museums in the world, fascinating cultural events, art, music, history, fashion and of course a great cuisine. The city is situated one hour away from the Tyrrhaenean Sea and one and a half hour from the main winter resorts of the Apennine mountains.

    As the cradle of the Renaissance and the Italian language, Florence is more than just a large open air museum. It is a city of many faces, from the lively quarters and picturesque markets, where you can still experience an atmosphere that has remained unchanged for centuries, to the many universities and the elegant streets lined by some of the most famous shops in the world.

    Moreover, the city offers ideal linguistic conditions for those who study Italian: the language spoken in the streets, the squares, the cafes and the markets is free of any dialect and its syntax is often cited as an example of linguistic correctness. Therefore, it is the ideal place to practise the language in a culturally exceptional environment.

    With EUROPASS you can discover all the beauties of Florence and explore the town’s daily and night life. Our varied recreational activities include guided field trips in town, cultural highlights and shopping, as well as musical and other performing arts events.

    Get absorbed in the spirit of the Florentine everyday life: you will have an unforgettable experience with EUROPASS!
    Intensive course

    With 6 hours of lessons per day, this course is perfect for you if you seek to improve and strengthen your language proficiency in a short period of time. The course consists of 4 hours of Italian instruction in the morning and 2 additional hours in the afternoon.  The afternoon sessions are designed to reinforce and master the material learned during the morning lessons.


    • Duration: min. 1 week;
    • Lessons: 6 hours per day, 30 hours per week;
    • Levels: from beginner to advanced;
    • Class size: min. 3 - max. 12

    Semi-intensive course

    If you prefer to have time in the afternoon to visit the city or beyond but still require some extra instruction time, this course is ideal. 
    The course consists of 4 hours of instruction each morning and 2 additional 2-hour lessons in the afternoon each week.  We will help you learn Italian and improve your proficiency. 
    The additional afternoon lessons will serve to practice and improve on what you learned in the morning.


    • Duration: min. 1 week;
    • Lessons: 4 hours per day (morning) + 2 lessons of 2 hours each per week (afternoon);
    • Levels: from beginners to advanced;
    • Class size: min. 3 - max. 12

    Standard course

    Our Standard Course is right for you if you are planning to learn Italian or expand on and improve your knowledge of the language.  In the 4 hour lessons each morning the emphasis is placed on linguistic development and as well as on increasing your oral and written communication skills - exactly what is needed to get along in every day life in Italy.  After just a few months you will have realized your dream: to chat with Italians without hesitation.


    • Duration: min. 1 week;
    • Lessons: 4 hours per day, 20 hours per week;
    • Levels: from beginners to advanced;
    • Class size: min. 3 - max. 12
    Compact course

    If you want to learn Italian or improve your language skills studying just 2 hours per day, then this is your course. 

    Depending on which time slot you choose, you will be able to either concentrate on grammar studies of spoken and written Italian (9:10 am - 10:50 am) or focus more on communication in Italian by increasing your vocabulary (11:10 am - 12:50 pm).


    • Duration: min. 1 week;
    • Lessons: 2 hours per day, 10 hours per week;
    • Hours: 9:10 am -10:50 am (grammar analysis) - 11:10 am -12:50 pm (communication skills);
    • Levels: from beginner to advanced;
    • Class size: min. 3 - max. 12
    For the full list of our courses, please ask the school.

 

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