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Standard Italian Course

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (18yrs+ recommended)
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class12 students
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Timetable: 09.00 to 12.30 hrs (afternoon timetable may also run in high season)

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 Standard Course is held throughout the year and the Italian language school offers classes across 6 levels of ability. Four lessons daily (Monday to Friday). This is the most popular course and suits most students wanting to improve their general language skills. The classes cover all aspects of the Italian language. Special emphasis is placed on speaking and interacting in Italian and students work in small groups (average 8, max 12 people), so you will quickly make progress in Italian.
Skills covered: Listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and activities.

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16

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Combined Italian Course

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (18yrs+ recommended)
Course duration1+ weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Additional lessons+ 05 or 10 private lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per group class12 students
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A short term Italian language course aimed at those who want the combined study experience of the camaraderie of the group course, with the individual attention of the Italian private classes with a personal tutor. The individual lessons are designed to meet your specific needs. 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.

Combined Course: 20 + 5 private tuition lessons

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16

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Combined Course: 20 + 10 private tuition lessons

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Over 50 Programme

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age50
Course duration2 weeks
Number of lessons20 group lessons
Additional activitiesSocial & cultural activities
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class12 students
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Students will learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities. Morning Program: The morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awareness and appreciation of the Italian culture.

Afternoon Activities on Over 50 Programme

  • Orientation tour of the city and introduction to the Liberty Architecture period with visits to the “Promenade Regina Margherita” and the “Gran Café”
  • Melodrama: Introduction to Puccini’s Operas, with live auditing (Giardini Sonori)
  • Cooking class with typical Mediterranean dinner
  • Afternoon excursion to Torre del Lago with visit to Puccini’s house and museum
  • Wine tasting guided by expert sommeliers: Tuscan reds paired with regional Italian cheeses and bread
  • Seminar on ‘gelati italiani’ (Italian Ice Cream)
  • Weekend day trip to Florence

If there is only one participant, they will be placed on the Combined 20 + 5 Course. 
All organized school activities are free of charge for this participant.
Generally though the school expects there to be approx 5 students on this course.

Start dates 2017

  • Jun5
  • Sep11

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Private Tuition Course

Levels offeredBeginner to Advanced
Minimum age16 (recommended for 18yrs+)
Course duration1 week+
Number of lessons15 or 20 private lessons
Lesson duration45 minutes
Maximum per class1 student
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An extremely intensive Italian language course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress over a one or two+ week period. 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.

Start dates 2017

  • May2 8 15 22 29
  • Jun5 12 19 26
  • Jul3 10 17 24 31
  • Aug7 14 21 28
  • Sep4 11 18 25
  • Oct2 9 16

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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