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Italian Over 50 Course: Rome

The Italian school offers a busy and sociable, one or two week Over 50 programme and is centrally located in the heart of Rome.
Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Age range50 yrs+
Course duration1 or 2 weeks 
Number of lessons20 lessons per week
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class12 students
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These short term Italian language courses are aimed at mature students who wish to improve their Italian in Rome with their peers. Open to all language levels, these Italian courses concentrate on developing general language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and are always held in Italian.

In the morning you will take part in the Italian language group lessons according to your language level

In the afternoon or evening you will enjoy cultural activities suggested by the school

Group lessons follow the Standard Course format offered at the language school

Set start dates are offered throughout the year

Programme itinerary is subject to change

Course Fees
CESA admin fee € 50.00 per person
Tuition1 week  €520.002 weeks  €960.00
Italian Host/ess  Single room
B&B1 week  €204.002 weeks  €306.00
Half-board1 week  €276.002 weeks  €462.00
Italian Host/ess  Shared rm (couples or friends only)
B&B1 week  €156.002 weeks  €241.00
Half-board1 week  €228.002 weeks  €397.00
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Course Dates 2017

 20 Mar 05 Jun 09 Oct

Public Holidays: Whilst there are public holidays during the year, they don’t coincide with the Over 50 course dates.

Rome: City scape

Rome: Wine Tasting

Rome: Vatican ceiling

Practical Information

– Where a language group of the correct level cannot be made up of just students on the Over 50 course, students are incorporated into the open classes of the Standard Course, offered to all language levels
– Accommodation is carefully chosen and is generally within 20-50 minutes of the school by foot or public transport
– All activities are guided and commentary is provided in Italian

First Day

Arrival at school for everyone (whatever their language level): 08.30 hrs
Language level tests are held first thing to determine your class placement.
In the afternoon the class lists and timetables will be made available on the notice-board.
Beginners will start their course on the first Monday, other students will begin on Tuesday.

Activities

1st week: afternoon programme

Guided tour of ancient Rome
Visit of famous historical sites (Coliseum, Palantine Hill, Forum Romanum, etc.)
Special dinner in Ancient Rome
Guided visit of the Vatican Museums

2nd week: afternoon programme

The program of the One-Week-Course is followed by:
One day field trip to “Frascati’s” vineyards and its historical and artistic centre with lunch in a typical ‘fraschetta’
Visit of ‘Porta Portese’ Flee Market and Farmer Market
Sunset visit of the Jewish ghetto
Guided shopping “From the Market to the Table”
Visit of Art Galleries

Accommodation

You are welcome to choose from a range of accommodation choices:

  • Italian hosts, single room, half-board (shared rooms for couples)
  • Shared apartment are offered but are not recommended for mature students
  • Hotels or Studios for sole occupancy
  • or feel free to make your own arrangements

Please note it is not possible to offer a private bathroom with host accommodation in Rome.  If this is important to you, please discuss this with the CESA staff.

Travel & Transfer

Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday AM

We recommend students fly to Rome’s Fiumicino airport or take the train (Eurostar) to Rome. You can then take a taxi to your accommodation. You are welcome to book a transfer service at additional cost from Rome’s airport to your Italian accommodation, but we recommend you book this when your enrol.