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Learn Italian in Siena: Language Courses

Languages for Life Course    Long term courses 8 wks+  Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16
8 to 48 weeks
20 group lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (alternative timetables may also apply)

A long term Italian language course in Siena ideal for Gap Year / post University students or adults looking to learn Italian in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress. The Italian school in Siena will work with a range of different methods, chosen according to the level of the students (students are always streamed according to their language ability).  The overall goal of the language school is to provide students with the best possible training in the Italian language, allowing for the duration of the programme on offer and the time the student has allocated.
Techniques are a mixture of traditional (teacher led) and communicative (student based) methods.  All aspects of the language are explored; oral comprehension and expression and written comprehension and expression.  Much is dependent on the make up of the class concerned and their specific linguistic requirements as a group.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 16 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5

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Standard Course    Short term courses 1+ wks   Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16
1 to 8 weeks
20 group lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (alternative timetables may also apply)

A short term Italian language course aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their Italian language learning from scratch with an immersion course in Italian. The methods used are the same as those described in the Languages for Life course description.  We recommend students taking a one week course to avoid weeks with public holidays in them.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 16 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Italian Over 50 Course    Short term courses 1 or 2 wks   Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Additional classes
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
50
1 or 2 weeks
20 group lessons per week
Activities and excursions
45 minutes
12 students
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (alternative timetables may also apply)
  • Open to students over 50 yrs of age only
  • 1 or 2 weeks duration
  • Italian language lessons as per the Standard Course
  • plus a busy activity programme
  • A popular programme offered on set dates each year in May, June or September

Week One – sample

  • Guided city tour and local aperitif in the ‘Campo’ square;
  • Visit to the Duomo, the imposing cathedral of Siena;
  • Relaxing half day excursion at the Spa of Rapolano;
  • Guided visit to the fascinating fountains of Siena;
  • ‘Pecorino’ cheese tasting, accompanied by a selection of honeys and marmalades.

Week Two – sample

  • The program of the One-Week-Course is followed by:
  • Weekend excursion to the Beauty of Southern Tuscany;
  • Introduction to Tuscan cuisine: lesson and tasting;
  • Guided tour of the ‘Palazzo Pubblico’, Siena’s graceful gothic town hall;
  • Wine tasting guided by expert sommelier;
  • Traditional Tuscan dinner with the group leader in a renowned local restaurant.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2
  • Jun6
  • Aug29
  • Sep26

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Combined Course    Short term courses 1+ wks   Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Additional classes
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16
1+ weeks
20 group lessons per week
+ 5 or 10 private lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (alternative timetables may also apply)
  • Plus additional 10 lessons (Monday to Friday)

A short term Italian language course aimed at those who want the combined study experience of the camaraderie of the group course in Siena, with the individual attention of the Italian private classes with a personal tutor.

Combined Course: 20 group + 5 private lessons

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 16 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12

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Combined Course: 20 group + 10 private lessons

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 16 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5 12

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Professional Combined Italian Course    Short term courses 1+ wks   Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Additional classes
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16
1+ weeks
20 group lessons per week
+ 10 private lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (alternative timetables may also apply)
  • Plus additional 10 lessons (Monday to Friday)

A short term Italian language course aimed at those who want the combined study experience of the camaraderie of the group course and the individual attention of the Italian private classes with a personal tutor. If offers particular emphasis on specialised fields such as Italian for Lawyers or Italian for Medical personnel etc. This course is aimed at those with prior Italian knowledge (Intermediate level) and business/professional linguistic needs only.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 16 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Private Tuition Courses    Short term courses 1+ wks   Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
16
1+ weeks
15, 20, 25 & 30 private lessons per week
45 minutes
1 student
  • Timetable: Generally afternoon classes are offered (alternative timetables may also apply)

An extremely intensive Italian language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress over a one or two+ week period in Siena. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their Italian for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence. Continual language practice, maximum concentration through intensive work with your personal teacher and, especially, active practising of your communication skills guarantee you swift progress and success in the shortest possible time. Thanks to their proven system “the Italian school in Siena is able to plan private tutorial according to your needs and areas of interest.

Lunch with teacher : If you wish, the private tutorial can also be organised to include lunch with your teacher. Thus you are able to continue practising the new language during the lunch-break.
Professional element: Should you already have sufficient knowledge of Italian, you can also learn vocabulary oriented to certain professions, such as general business Italian, banking, trading, import/export, law, insurance, marketing, medicine and so on.  Please discuss with CESA staff if this is of interest.

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • May2 9 16 23 30
  • Jun6 13 20 27
  • Jul4 11 18 25
  • Aug1 8 16 22 29
  • Sep5 12 19 26
  • Oct3 10 17 24 31
  • Nov7 14 21 28
  • Dec5

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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Exam Preparation Courses    Short term courses 4 wks   Read more

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Additional classes
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Elementary to Advanced
16
4 weeks
20 group lessons per week
+ 5 or 10 exam prep lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Timetable: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (alternative timetables may also apply)
  • 10 exam prep lessons if 3 to 12 students per week
  • 5 exam prep lessons if 2 students per week
  • Minimum 2 students required for this programme to run
  • DELI (elementary level)
  • DILI (intermediate level)
  • DILC (intermediate/business level)
  • DALI (advanced level)
  • DALC (advanced/business level)

Students are welcome to follow a long term Italian language course prior to the four week specific exam preparation course leading to the exams themselves. The final 4 week session consists of the Italian Standard course plus an additional 10 lessons per week of mock tests, strategy discussion and exam drills. Should there be only one participant in a class, lessons will be reduced to 5 private Italian lessons per week (in addition to the Italian Standard Course).

Start dates for this course in 2016

  • Jun6
  • Aug29
  • Nov7

Beginner start dates are indicated by an underline. Other levels can start on any date. Please note that these dates are indicative only and may be altered by public holidays or other events. To get an exact quote, please use our quote finder.

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