The heart of our Italian program are the Lingua group language courses which generally presume a maximum enrollment of 6 students per class. The lessons are normally divided into two parts with a different teacher guiding each segment. The first part emphasizes Italian grammar and structure. The second part emphasizes the application and exercise of these linguistic rules in real life settings.
The school offers three basic levels of Italian proficiency - elementary, intermediate and advanced (Lingua A, Lingua B, Lingua C). Elementary classes generally begin the first Monday of every month. Intermediate and advanced classes can be started on any Monday of the month, but enjoy too the liberty of beginning other days depending on student circumstances.
The school does not employ standard Italian textbooks but instead produces its own class and take-home materials which are modified to the particular interests, abilities and needs of the group. This method has proven most effective in teaching adults who come to us from different backgrounds and who respond most favorably when treated in a way that is personally significant.
The school carefully selects readings from Italy’s most celebrated poets, play-wrights, and novelists. Wide varieties of current-event materials such as newspapers, magazines, radio and TV broadcasts are used in the school's learning experience. Together, the student is enlightened to valuable Italian cultural, historic and contemporary perspectives and supplemented with improved linguistic and communicative skills. At our school, we love to teach and we promise, you’ll love to learn.
* Lingua A - Elementary (A1 / A2) - "Contatto e Sopravivenza" - for those who have very little or no knowledge of the Italian language
* Lingua B - Intermediate ( B1 / B2) - "Soglia & Progresso" - for those wishing to improve their existing knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary and to strengthen their speaking and comprehension skills
* Lingua C - Advanced ( C1 / C2) - "Efficacia & Padronaza" - for those with a formidable grasp of Italian grammar who wish to refine their written and oral skills
Learning Italian in the best way possible - fabulous teacher supported by an excellent team. We can understand and speak in the real world, not just the theory. The school is lots of fun and friendly. We need to spread the word because many people would enjoy the opportunity to combine learning a language with the beach, good food and shopping!
For those of you that fancy exercising your bodies as well as your minds, Alghero offers a wide range of sporting activities to suit every taste. Keep fit, enjoy yourself and try out your Italian on the locals all at the same time. Our school, in collaboration with experienced local organizations, offers a wide variety of sporting and outdoor activities for you to experience in your free time. Discover the beauty of Alghero’s coastline with a sailing course or the rich underwater wonders of the Riviera del Corallo on a diving course or why not explore Sardinia’s stunning countryside on horseback.
Group courses, five days a week from 14.30 - 17.30 departing from Alghero's marina. Be sure to enroll in advance as you will need to bring a note from your doctor confirming you are in good health.
* Catamaran Sailing:
Private lessons with expert sailor Giovanni Manca on his Hobie Cat 16 catamarans at beautiful Le Bombarde Beach, just outside of town.
The crystal waters of Alghero’s Lido and Maria Pia beaches are the perfect location for beginners and experienced windsurfers. Courses in groups of max. 4 persons including full windsurf, wet suit, life jacket, harness, insurance and beach-simulator.
Navigate on the calm waters of Alghero’s bay, explore the coast and discover secluded beaches by yourself or with company, fun is assured if you go by kayak.
There are no official kitesurfing schools in Alghero, but there are nonetheless quite a few people who are passionate about this sport. We will put you in contact with these people so that you too, can go to the beaches where kitesurfing is done like for example, Porto Ferro, just 15km north of Alghero.
* Scuba Diving:
Alghero’s Capo Caccia, with its underwater caves and rich sea life, offers some of the best diving in the Mediterranean.
* Big game fishing:
The Mediterranean Sea is full of all sorts of fish. Depending upon the time of year and on the fishing techniques you wish to use, you would have the possibility to go out and do some trolling or drifting, or you can do some deep bottom fishing looking for wreck fish, big eye snappers or amber jacks. Alghero is also a hot sport for off shore trolling for giant tunas and white marlins.
* Horseback Riding:
For lovers of nature all year round, explore the countryside south of Alghero in the midst of olive groves and the Mediterranean "macchia". You can go on guided trekking or take private lessons.
Tennis courts available in both the town center and at the Maria Pia Tennis club near the Maria Pia beach just north of Alghero.
During the winter months, Pintadera students have the possibility to take part in a bi-weekly yoga course in a local health club. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 20:15 to 21:15. In the summer, yoga instructor, Massimo, holds yoga sessions at Le Bombarde Beach. Watch the sunset, relax and get back in touch with your body.
Our school will help you find accommodations in Alghero. The prices depend on the type of accommodation and the time of the year. Our offerings include:
* Private Homes – with the opportunity to immerse oneself in authentic Sardinian life, sharing the home of a local family that has been carefully evaluated and selected by Pintadera. This arrangement includes breakfast and possibily other meals by prior arrangement.
* Shared Student Apartments – with the opportunity to bond with classmates in a shared apartment and the freedom to come and go as you please.
* Independent Apartments – with the opportunity for complete independence and of accommodating a longer stay. Many apartments are available, catering to the single student or the robust family.
* Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts – with the opportunity for independence and that customary special care.
* Au Pair – with the opportunity to exchange assistance with childcare and light domestic duties for room and board in a carefully vetted Italian family.
Please be aware that due to the fact that Alghero is a town visited by many tourists during July and August, accommodation prices are considerably higher at that time of year.
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The school is run by two women, one from Alghero and the other, a native of Berlin with a diverse international background. The school is a small Italian language school located in a quiet and picturesque alley of the old town of Alghero in Sardinia. Welcoming and relaxing, the school offers the perfect atmosphere for...
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