The school is located in a 15th century building in Reggio Emilia, a lovely little town, outside the touristy places in the north of Italy. The town is not far from more famous towns such as Firenze, Milano, Bologna, Verona among them.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
We have been operating since 2004.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our study Italian abroad, and Italian homestay programs get the students out of the language classroom and into the Italian culture where they can interact with Italians using their newly acquired Italian language skills. M05179 invites you to live, speak, laugh, and experience the Italian culture the way Italians do: with each other!
3. What does your company specialize in?
M05179 is a specialized language center for teaching Italian language and culture to people of all ages and nationalities. It is authorized centre for CELI exams.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M05179 was created by Paola Garofoli e Daniela Vezzani, two instructors with degrees in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature who share a passion for teaching and a desire to promote knowledge about the Italian culture worldwide.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our most popular travel package is the study abroad program which includes Italian language classes, visits to M05179 Emilia's pre-schools and to the International Center Loris Malaguzzi and ReMida center, excursions to Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, shadowing in local primary schools, visit to parmesan cheese producers, cooking course, etc. It's a unique opportunity to get to know the M05179 Emilia approach and get in touch with the real Italian life style.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Usually our students appreciate the familiar atmosphere and the friendly approach all the teachers have, as well as our availability to help them in any circumstances.