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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

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    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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    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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    Firenze(Head Office)

    Accademia d'Arte AD'A was founded by Art Academy of Florence's graduates. Courses include art and culture from foreign and Italian students. Located in Florence, the school is open at any given time during the year. Surrounded by historic museums, students have the advantage to be near master pieces from which they can learn a great deal of abilities. 

    Courses last as long as the students has time to stay in the country. Not only will students come and study, but they will also have the opportunity to get to live a new culture. 

     

    Ancient painting techniques   

    The course introduces to the students the painting techniques practised between 1300 and 1500; also the study of the major works of the period from Giotto to Leonardo and Michelangelo. The knowledge gained will be put into practice by the copying of two paintings in order that the student may learn the fundamental techniques used; such as egg tempera, gold leaf, up to an including oil colours. The entire process for the realization of complete paintings will be put into practice, from the preparation of the supports to the final glazing.

    The theoretical part of this course envisages the introduction to the painting techniques from 1300 to 1500 by the reading of the "Libro dell'arte" (Book of Art) of Cennino Cennini, 14th painter and theoretician and also lessons in base material, preparation of gesso, the composition of colours and paints. 

    The practical part starts with the preparation of the base material and finishes with the completion of a copy. A series of conferences and guided visits to museums will round off the course.

    Contemporary painting   

    The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the use of new art languages by the study of new materials and contemporary art techniques.

    In the theoretical part, besides dealing with the historical and aesthetic aspects of visual perception, through works of critics, philosophers (Gombrich and Arnheim) and artists (Klee, Kandinsky) we introduce students to the artistic avant garde from the early 20th century until the latest trends, until the point is reached where the student can analyze the newest materials available and the new technologies for base materials, the composition of artistic colours and industrial colours. 

    In the practical part of the course, from the study and use of base materials ( canvas, wood, metals, plastic materials) , traditional and industrial colours, the student is introduced to the use of mixed techniques, such as sponging, printing,natural and industrial materials, with the aim of encouraging the development of a personal language.

    Photography 

    The aim of this course is to transmit the techniques necessary to solve the problems of the image by studying the main specialities of photography, such as "photoreportage" , still life, landscape, the portrait, the reproduction of works of art, fashion and artistic photography, thereby enabling the student to develop a personal style and an individuality., thus preparing him for the profession.

    The course caters for two levels, basic and advanced.

    Amongst the themes which will be developed in the Basic Course are:- the initial use of the camera (diaphragm, timing, depth), framing ( composition and perspective), use of natural light, interiors and exteriors , and the different types of film. 

    Amongst the themes developed in the advanced course are:- depth of field, the controls and the effects of natural light, the techniques of artificial illumination, flash, use of a set of lenses, the dark room, and colour. Both these courses are reinforced by history lectures and analysis of photography.
          
    Drawing 

    The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the use of various materials such as charcoal and "sanguigna" in order to enable him to recognize form and graphite ( pencil) in order to deepen his work by the technique of chiaroscuro. 
    These techniques will be put into practice by studying the forms of still life and of live models. During the course, pen and ink will be utilized and the use of colour will be introduced by the addition of pencils, chalks and pastels.

    The course includes theory and a series of interesting visits to museums and collections of drawings and graphics.
           
    Art History  

    The course consist in a route through the artistic movements from Middle Age to Nineteen century.
    A particular reference will be done at the artists of the florentine school, from Giotto to Masaccio, from Leonardo to Michelangelo and Raffaello, until Fattori and Signorini, contemporaries of French impressionists.
    The course will be integrated by visits in museums, where will be possible to admire the masterpieces   


    Etching  

    During the course the teacher will furnish the basis of the most known etching techniques and the printmaking.
    The printing is the result of an impression.
    This is what distinguish an etching from a drawing or a painting. It's also the reason you can reproduce the printing in more exemplary.
    There are various materials for etching and various are the techniques: from dry point on zinc to acquaforte on copper until xylograph on wood (xylem=wood).

    Sculpture  

    This course allows the student to choose between a wide variety of techniques and media, including clay modelling, marble sculpture and wood cut.
    According to the student’s level of study and course selection, the student may choose to concentrate on a specific technique or may choose to diversify techniques and materials.
     At the beginning of the course there will be an introduction to functional drawing for sculpture used in connection with the various techniques.

    Fashion Design 

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the world of fashion. Following an initial project in which they research visual materials, the students will design their own personal collection.
    Close attention will be given to the sketches for designs of accessories, purses, backpacks and shoes, as well as to the overall presentation of collection plans.
    The students must realize a prototype, they will be introduced to various techniques of artisan and industrial production of myriad items of clothing and accessories. In addition, the students will study the different typologies of materials used in production. 
         
    Ceramic

    The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the use of the fundamental techniques of the ceramic manufacturing, such as the bas-relief and the three-dimensional techniques; to the study and execution of the different painting and decoration techniques of the ceramic, besides to the analysis of the composition with the different kinds of the ceramic mixing.

    With the knowledge acquired during the course, the student shall have the basis to create autonomous pieces that stimulate their own creativity and the personal style, combining together different techniques.

    The theoretical and practical development of the lessons will be held with by bibliographic texts, photographies, visits to the main museums of Florence and with the possible visits to some ceramic factories to observe the production process.

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    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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