Learning Italian at us provides professional language and cultural studies in the perfect Italian environment; sole, mare and la dolce vita. Join us at our school for the complete Italian experience - learn the language while sampling the culture, the cuisine, the history and the art or just simply relax on the beach with a gelato.
We are situated in the famous resort town of Sanremo. The school is located close to the historical part of town and just a few steps away from the beach. The school building, Casa Valdese, has a long literary and academic tradition dating back to the 1940's when Italo Calvino, the renowned Italian author studied here. Following in his footsteps, our objective is to offer high quality, stimulating Italian language lessons in a warm and friendly environment.
We are constantly researching and updating new and innovative teaching methods for the curriculum to ensure students are receiving the best language education available. In addition, "Lingua Vissuta" - the Living Language is incorporated into the curriculum. This involves venturing out into the local community, visiting the markets, the library, the shops, the Casino etc. to gather information for various class projects. This gives students the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the classroom in real life situations.
Our objective is to ensure that students learn to speak Italian fluently and confidently. The classes are kept to a maximum of 8 students. This enables teachers to give individual attention to each student while providing an environment that encourages open discussion and conversation. We also ensures that students obtain a sound understanding of Italian grammar to ensure a strong foundation for the spoken and written language. The team of motivated teachers are all professionally qualified and have several years of experience teaching Italian to foreign learners. All of them are native Italian speakers and fluent in at least two other languages, including English.
We understand that language education does not stop when the classroom lesson ends. In order to ensure a full immersion experience the school organizes an extensive and interesting cultural and social program designed to educate, motivate and interest students of all ages. Cultural activities include trips to places such as: "Bussana Vecchia", a medieval village and home to local craftsmen and artists, "Villa Hanbury" The Botanical Gardens described as the "most wonderful garden" on the Riviera of Flowers, "Imperia", a guided tour of the biggest, local olive oil production plant, among other trips.
We provide a full immersion experience by exposing students to the Italian language in as many forms as possible. Teaching materials are made up of a variety of media including: newspaper articles, editorial material, magazine articles, literary excerpts, song texts and poetry. Students are also encouraged to contribute their own materials and ideas to the class. Multimedia such as DVDs, videos, CDs, the Internet and television also make up an integral part of the teaching material and methodology. Teachers choose from a range of contemporary and engaging topics to help students gain insight into modern Italian culture, society and lifestyle
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M05316 is recognized by ASILS (Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda) and received the "Excellence Award 2003" for outstanding services provided and excellence in customer satisfaction. We offer standard and intensive courses at basic, elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. M05316...
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