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Learn Italian in Italy: Rome, Florence or Acqui Terme Piemonte

 

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Italian Greetings

Rome

The Institute, Methodology, Teaching Materials, The Programmes, Certificates and Diplomas, Social & Cultural activities, Course Prices , Accommodation

Pisa

The Institute, The programmes, Activities,  Prices ()

Florence

The Institute, The Programmes, Activities, Accommodation, Courses , Prices

Acqui Terme, Piemonte

The school, The teachers, Accommodation options, Excursions, One-to-One Homestays, Prices

Ascoli,  Piceno

The courses, Accommodation

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Italian Greetings

Hello!  = Salve! (Sal-vay)

Goodbye = Arrivederci (ar-reevay-dayrchee)

Hi! /Bye!  = Ciao! (chow)

Good Evening = Buona sera (bwona saayra)

How are you? = Come sta? (Komay sta)

How are you doing? = Come va? (Komay va)

Fine Thanks = bene grazie (benay grats-yay)

See you soon = A’presto (a presto)

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Rome

Open since 1984 and authorised by the Italian Ministry of Education, it is a medium size school, well known for its friendly atmosphere and high quality teaching in small groups, providing complete immersion in the Italian language and culture. Centrally located in the Esquilino district, near the main train station, and only a few minutes from the Colosseum and the Basilica of San Giovanni, the school has classrooms on four floors and offers a spacious terrace and inner garden for the students' enjoyment.

The school is easily reached from all parts of the city by public transportation. Courses run all year round, and are led by highly qualified teachers specialised in teaching Italian as a foreign language.
There is a wide range of group and individual programme options. A rich programme of cultural activities accompanies all our language courses.
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• The Institute

Located a few minutes walk from the Colosseum, the school occupies a four-storey building, with an airy terrace and garden, and is easily reached from all parts of the city by public transportation. We offer Italian language courses for students coming from all over the world and training courses for teachers of Italian for foreigners. 

Courses are offered all year round and are taught by highly qualified teachers. The school is also a Teacher Training Centre that has developed dynamic teaching methods and a stimulating Italian language program that incorporates the personal interest of students as well as diverse aspects of the Italian life style. All courses are taught in small groups, limited to a maximum of 12 students.

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• Methodology

The teaching method is based on communication. Students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular attention, however, is given to conversation, to develop the student's capacity to express himself and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course. Naturally this method includes the study of the rules of syntax and grammar, which are essential to language learning, but which, alone, are not sufficient for gaining a real command of the language.

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• Teaching Materials

The school's continuing research into improved methods has resulted in the development of textbooks and related cassettes. Various authentic materials have been carefully collected and are used throughout the course: slides, video-cassettes, radio excerpts, newspaper and magazine articles, films, literary texts, songs, etc.

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•  The Programmes

Group programmes begin every two weeks with an average of 7 or 8 people and a maximum of 12. Groups include participants of many different nationalities. Lessons are held mornings and afternoons Monday to Friday. Each programme is available at all language levels. The academic hour is 50 minutes. Group programmes are conducted daily by two different teachers, each teaching a two hour session. 
Standard Programme: includes four group lessons per day. According to their level, participants may acquire a basic knowledge of Italian or deepen and perfect their existing knowledge. 
Combined Programme: includes four group lessons plus one or two individual lessons daily. The individual lesson offers the chance to personalise the material covered and focus on any special needs.  
Extensive Programme: designed for people staying in Rome for longer periods of time. Consists of two-hour lessons held twice a week in the morning, afternoon or evening. Available from October to June.  
One-to-One Tuition: individual tuition based on the student's own pace and learning ability. 
"Senior Class": vacation/study for adults 50+ years. This programme is conducted in small, friendly groups of the same ability level and in a relaxed atmosphere. The rich cultural programme includes: professionally guided tours of Rome, excursions in the environs of Rome, a full day trip over the week-end, seminar on Italian food and wines.
Seminars: the school organises seminars led by experts active in various fields of culture. These seminars are directed towards those who have at least an intermediate knowledge of the language. The minimum number of participants in each group is five, and students interested in taking part in a particular seminar may reserve a place at the beginning of the course. The cost of the seminar is additional.

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Certificates and Diplomas

At the end of the course, the school issues a Certificate of Attendance indicating the level of course completed. At the end of the sixth level, students have the opportunity to take a written and oral exam in order to obtain the school Italian Language Diploma. All our group programmes serve to prepare students for the C.I.L.S. Examination (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language). However, if you are interested in more specific examination preparation, we suggest 20 hours of individual lessons taught by our specialist teachers in this area. The Combined Programmes also provide effective preparation for the C.I.L.S. Examination.
Accommodation
We organise host family or other accommodation for you during your Italian programme. Upon request, we provide accommodation conveniently located near the school. Housing is available in private homes, student apartments and hotels for as long as necessary to fulfil your course requirements. Also, we include free of charge Internet access and interlinguistic exchange with Italian native speakers. We look forward enthusiastically to satisfying all your requests.

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Social and Cultural Activities
We offer a rich and invigorating extracurricular program with guided tours, seminars on art, architecture, cinema, literature, politics, Italian cooking and wines. Our weekend excursions include exciting points of interest, which include Pompeii, Naples, Orvieto, Florence and others.

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 Course Prices

Registration Fee: Euro 40 (valid for 1 year)
Textbook: Euro 20

The registration fee includes teaching materials, extracurricular activities, a certificate of course completion, "Tandem" service and the room-finding service.

Please note that the room finding service is not available for Non-Intensive courses.

INTENSIVE ITALIAN COURSE
(4 hours per day of group lessons)

2 Week Intensive Course

40 hours

Euro 330

4 Week Intensive Course

80 hours

Euro 600

Any added week

20 hours

Euro 150

 

INTENSIVE - PLUS ITALIAN COURSE
(4 hours of group lessons
plus 1 more hour in a mini-group daily)

2 Week Intensive Course

40+10 hours

Euro 560

4 Week Intensive Course

80+20 hours

Euro 1044

Any added week

20+5 hours

Euro 261

 

SUPER-INTENSIVE "A" ITALIAN COURSE
(4 hours of group lessons
plus 1 hour of individual lessons daily)

2 Week Super-lntensive "A" Course

40+10 hours

Euro 650

4 Week Super-lntensive "A" Course

80+20 hours

Euro 1212

Any added week

20+5 hours

Euro 303

 

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SUPER-INTENSIVE "B" ITALIAN COURSE
(4 hours of group lessons
plus 2 hours of individual lessons daily)

2 Week Super-lntensive "B" Course

40+20 hours

Euro 967

4 Week Super-lntensive "B" Course

80+40 hours

Euro 1824

Any added week

20+10 hours

Euro 456

 

PREPARATORY COURSE FOR CILS EXAM
(Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language)

10 hours (individual class)

Euro 360

 

INDIVIDUAL ITALIAN COURSES

10 hour Individual Course

Euro 360

20 hour Individual Course

Euro 720

30 hour Individual Course

Euro 1.080

 

NON-INTENSIVE ITALIAN COURSES

20 hour Non-Intensive Course

5 weeks

Euro 158

40 hour Non-Intensive Course

10 weeks

Euro 316

60 hour Non-Intensive Course

15 weeks

Euro 474

120 hour Non-Intensive Course

30 weeks

Euro 948

 

SENIOR CLASS

2 weeks

Euro 740

 

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Pisa

Pisa is a city of great historical and cultural interest, situated in the heart of Tuscany. It has an ancient and renowned university and can be considered an ideal place to study and learn Italian.
Pisa is not far from Florence, Lucca, Volterra and Siena and is only 12 km from the coast, a distance covered in 15 minutes by public transport. Pisa has the most important international airport in Tuscany, only 2 km from the city and 1 km from the railway station that connects the city to the whole of Europe.

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The Institute

A small, friendly school with six classrooms which can accommodate up to a maximum of 72 students. During winter months, February and March, we can have about 20-30 students, in the spring the number is a little higher and in July and August we can reach 70-90 students. From September to November the number of students is lower. The school is closed during December and January.

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The Programmes

Lessons take place Monday to Friday 09h00 to 13h00
Careful evaluation of the initial placement tests enables us to form homogeneous groups based on language ability and motivation. There are eight teaching levels from absolute beginners to near native. Classes take place Monday to Friday in small groups, maximum 12 students per group.
All students receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the programme. Students attending 4 week programmes may take a written and oral examination to obtain the ILM Certificate with a final mark. In addition, the Institute is a recognised examination centre for the Certificate of the University of Siena (C.I.L.S.).

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Activities 

From June to September, students enjoy special discounts at the friendly beach resort of Tirrenia, a seaside town only 15 km by bus from the Institute. Here, students may also play golf at discount prices on the two picturesque courses, 200 metres from the sea. There is also horse-riding, tennis, free-climbing and body-building.

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 Prices ()

 Group Courses:

 

 

No of lessons

Hrs per week

Cost

1 week

20

15

248

2 weeks

40

15

496

3 weeks

60

15

744

4 weeks

80

15

992

 

Accommodation Prices: Group Programmes

(Approximate prices in €uro which may vary according to country, location and time of year)

 

Weeks

1

2

3

4

Half-board homestay with a local host family (private room, breakfast, evening dinner)

168
336
504
672

Independent studio apartment (where available)

400 month
400 month
400 month
400 month

Citadines Aparthotels (hotel style apartments)

380
730
1080
1430

Hotels (tourist to 5-star)

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Florence

Florence is the native city of Dante, the father of the Italian language. To this day, almost 700 years after his death, Florence still enjoys the unquestioned title of 'centre of the Italian language'. Florence is also the cradle of the Renaissance and the home of innumerable art treasures. A short twenty minutes walk from the historical centre of the town will bring you to the hills where you can see the harmonious blend of nature and civilisation over the centuries. There is also the Tuscan countryside, famous for its characteristic rolling hills and art treasures, easily accessible by bus or train.

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The Institute

Our school is housed in a beautiful palace in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, one of the finest historical squares in Florence. Situated only 100 metres from the central station, our windows offer a splendid view of San Lorenzo and the Duomo which are just a short walk away. The school has a friendly atmosphere where you will feel at home.

Teaching methods are based on modern communication techniques with audiovisual and multimedia equipment, assisting students to acquire a solid grammatical base. All teachers are university graduates qualified in teaching Italian as a second language. They are fully experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated to making programmes enjoyable and productive. For best results, classes are divided into six levels and have no more than 7 students.

The Institute has its own language laboratory with video and CD-Rom facilities to support learning. These facilities are freely available to students, even after class hours. Internet access is also available.

The Programmes

Standard courses (4 hours a day) normally take place in the morning. If courses are held in the evening, they will not clash with scheduled extra curricular activities.

Intensive courses (6 hours a day) take place in the morning and early afternoon.

Conversation hours are usually offered either during the second session of standard courses or in the afternoon session of intensive courses.

One lesson hour lasts 50 minutes.

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Activities

There is a whole variety of out of class activities enabling students to appreciate Florence in a relaxed way while putting into practice some of the language skills learned in class. We organise seminars on Italian history and culture, guided visits to museums and monuments, evening gatherings at the Institute or in Florentine pubs, and trips and excursions all over Tuscany.

 

In addition to the activities especially organised for our students, you can also benefit from the cultural programme, which IL GLOBO produces in collaboration with the public administration of Florence and other municipalities in the province.

 

In the summer and other periods of local/national festivities there are numerous concerts and cultural events about which we will be pleased to inform you.

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Accommodation

Good accommodation is essential to make your stay in Florence enjoyable. Our school can assist in finding suitable accommodation, ranging from rooms (single or double) in an apartment with other students or Italian families, in an apartment of your own, in a hotel, or in country houses just outside Florence. All accommodation has been carefully selected by our staff.

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 Courses :

 

12/1; 26/1; 9/2; 23/2; 8/3; 22/3; 5/4; 19/4; 3/5; 17/5; 31/5; 14/6; 28/6; 12/7; 26/7; 9/8; 23/8; 6/9; 20/9; 4/10; 18/10; 2/11; 15/11; 29/11; 13/12

 

Courses not available during the following dates:

12/4; 2/6; 15/8; 1/11; 8/12

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 Prices :

 

Enrolment Fee: 40 Euro (annual Validity)

 

Weeks

1

2

3

4

+ 8 weeks

Standard Course

 (20hrs)

150Euro

(40hr)

255Euro

(60hrs)

360 Euro

(80hrs)

440Euro       

Extra/weeks 100 Euro

Conversation Course

 

(20hr)

150 Euro

 

 

 

Conversation + Standard

(30hrs)

220 Euro

(60hrs)

380 Euro

(90hrs)

560 Euro

(120hrs)

660 Euro

 

Standard + Individual

(25hrs: 20+5)

275

 

 

 

 

Standard + Individual

(30hrs: 20+10)

390

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hrs

1

10

20

30

30+

Individual Course

30

300

520

690        

23 Euro per extra hr

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ACQUI TERME, Piemonte

Acqui Terme lies in the heart of the Turin-Genoa-Milan area, in the rare and wonderful Monferrato landscape "rejoicing with castles and vineyards" according to the poet Carducci. The attractions are diverse: thermal baths, wine and food, outstanding cultural and historical heritage, together with tourism dedicated to sports and hiking. Acqui’s thermal baths, and their excellent therapeutic properties, were already well known in Roman times. Today they feature modern up-to-date spa facilities supported by highly qualified medical staff offering a full range of services, including facial and body beauty treatments. 
Food and wine specialties of the region are another important economic and tourist attraction, with the production of 9 D.O.C. and 9 D.O.C.G wines. The prestigious Robellini Palace is the headquarters of the Regional Enoteca, a specialist wine cellar/shop offering the entire Piedmontese wine production and presenting an excellent opportunity for tasting and buying wines that go perfectly with the local traditional food. 
Museum lovers and tourists who enjoy visiting monuments and works of art have plenty of interesting things to see. For example, the Saracco Palace hosts anthological exhibitions of major Italian contemporary artists.  
Acqui Terme and the Monferrato area have a lot to offer in all seasons and make an excellent base for biking, trekking, horse riding, and other sports activities.

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The School

Our school has 5 classrooms and is situated in fully restored ancient building in the centre of Acqui Terme. We offer mainly one-to-one general Italian courses at all levels. We specialise in Business Italian and Italian for special purposes, for example, medicine and law. We also prepare students for CILS. In the school, we have a large selection of books for teaching Italian to foreigners.

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Teachers

All teachers are 30-35 years, fully qualified, very communicative and experienced in teaching Italian to foreigners

Accommodation Options

         2 or 3 star hotels
         farmhouse: there are different types around Acqui Terme. The standard of service is usually very high and some Farmhouses even offer luxury accommodation. Students may need to rent a car.
         accommodation in the fantastic "Al Cambio" residence in the hills around Acqui (10 minutes by car) 
         "Italian and Golf" accommodation in the wonderful 18th century villa by the golf club
         Studio apartments (5 minutes on foot from the school) - please see the pictures of the Talice-Radicati Palace with its beautiful rooms. They are really spectacular. Single and double rooms are available as well as studio apartments with kitchen
         Family accommodation in the countryside around Acqui Terme. Students may need to rent a car.

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Excursions

Theatre, cinema, museums, Milano, Genova, Torino, Lake Maggiore, Pavia Abbey, Portofino (cinque terre), wine tour, Alba (truffles), medieval castles, horse riding, golf, bowling, swimming, tennis, trekking, hiking, vineyards, gastronomy and Acqui spa.

One-to-One Homestays 

Live and learn in an Italian family with individual lessons provided by a visiting tutor (or at the school). All excursions will be accompanied by a native Italian speaker.
         walking tour in Acqui Terme with visit to the "Bollente" (natural source of boiling water)
         Regional wine cellar
         Castello dei Paleologi and museum 
         Monferrato medieval castle
         visit to one of the lovely villages around Acqui, such as Montechiaro d'Acqui
         the Italian Riviera and ski resorts are only 1 hour away!!

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Prices

 

Group Courses:

 

 

No of lessons

Hrs per week

Cost

1 week

20

15

248

2 weeks

40

15

496

3 weeks

60

15

744

4 weeks

80

15

992

 

Accommodation Prices: Group Programmes

(Approximate prices in €uro which may vary according to country, location and time of year)

 

Weeks

1

2

3

4

Half-board homestay with a local host family (private room, breakfast, evening dinner)

168
336
504
672

Independent studio apartment (where available)

400 month
400 month
400 month
400 month

Citadines Aparthotels (hotel style apartments)

380
730
1080
1430

Hotels (tourist to 5-star)

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 One-to One Homestay Programmes*  (Prices in Euros):

 

Weeks

1

2

3

4

10 hours tuition per week

  850

1595

2390

        3185

15 hours tuition per week

 1095

2095

2990

          3795

20 hours tuition per week

1335

2430

3470

4350

 

* Includes individual tuition, private room, all meals, local excursions, family life

 

Choose 10, 15 or 20 hours per week of individual tuition over a period of 1 to 4 weeks. Longer periods are possible and are usually split between two or more different locations

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ASCOLI,  Piceno

Part of a national organization dealing with Language and Cultural courses for Foreign students.

One-to-One Italian language courses;

Group courses for both Adults and Young learners;

Study tours offering accommodation in: Hotel /Bed&Breakfast / Farmhouse / Family homes, including

various after hours activities;

Courses such as: Art, Horse-riding, Cooking, Pottery, Swimming and Football;

Individual or Group Holidays visiting this enchanting town with its many works of Art.

Considering the vast variety of proposals, please do not hesitate in contacting us and requesting a free personalised quotation and receive a detailed study and/or holiday programme according to your demands. Quotations may vary according to the number of participants, type of accommodation requested and the number of tuition hours.

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