whom is the course designed for
  single lessonOur course is aimed at employees of international firms who use the Italian language in their work and at university students studying languages and literature. Our student body also includes people who study Italian for the purpose of better understanding Italian culture and the Italian way of life.
group courses

A Conversation Course
(2 hours per day / 5 days per week):
Monday to Friday, 11.10 – 13.00 or 18.10 – 20.00; 2 teaching units of 55 minutes each in small groups of 4 – 6 people.
Class timetable: reading newspaper articles and discussion on themes of art, culture, politics and society. Only for medium and advanced level students.
Course duration is 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks.


B General Course – small group
(4 hours per day / 5 days per week):
Lessons from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 13.00 or from 16.00 to 20.00; 4 teaching units of 55 minutes each with a 20 minute break. Small groups of 4 – 6 people.
Class timetable: grammar and practical exercises, vocabulary acquisition and idioms, oral and written expression, examination of various facets of Italy. In addition to this, medium and advanced level students will read newspaper articles and conduct discussions on topics including art, culture, politics and society.
Course duration is 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 weeks.


C Intensive course
20 + 6 (General Course + 6 private lessons)::
This course is based on the General Course B but with the addition of 2 teaching units consisting of 55 minutes of private lessons 3 afternoons per week. These lessons are based on personalised learning: that is, at the beginning of the course a timetable of individual teaching is set down.
A central topic can be chosen from the following: literature and history, cinema, music, the media, Italian business, or Italian for the tourism industry. This is an extremely effective course for motivated participants.
Course duration is 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 weeks.
The intensive course is recognised by Hamburg and Rheinland-Pfalz as vacation study.

private lessons

D “Two in One” Course
This is a convenient variation on the private lesson for pairs who want to study together and who have the same linguistic level. A teacher gives private lessons simultaneously to two people. The theme of the lessons is agreed in the same way as it is for individual private lessons.
This course is very popular with companies as well as with couples and friends. Course duration: starting from 1 week.

  E Private Tuition:
This is the most effective course, particularly for those who want to achieve the maximum results in the shortest possible time. The course is tailored to the needs of the individual and is conducted in general Italian or in contextual Italian as required. Course duration starts from 1 week.
special courses
  We are able to offer companies intensive training courses on group or private basis. The lessons are designed in consultation with you and are tailored to your needs. Contact us for details. You will also find specialised courses for the tourism and import/export industries.
c.i.l.s. preparatory course
  We also offer a preparatory course tailored to the requirements of students who intend to sit the C.I.L.S. exam at the University of Siena. This certificate in Italian as a Foreign Language is recognised by the Italian Foreign Office. Examinations for the certificate are held thrice yearly.
The Preparatory Course includes an additional private lesson every day and can be bolted on to any type of course.
important notes

Course Dates
Courses start every Monday.

Lessons are held Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm, or from 4pm to 8pm.

Lessons are not held on holidays and pre-booked private lessons will be made up on other days.

* The intensive course (C) is recognised as valid holiday study (Hamburg and Rheinland-Pfalz).

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