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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Prices Plus-10: please click here
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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 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
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    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
    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      

 

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