Learn Italian in Viareggio


Learn Italian in Viareggio

School

Italian school in Viareggio

Viareggio schoolThe school in Viareggio is located in the centre of town, within walking distance from the beach. It is next to the Pinewood Forest where students can go jogging, rent a bike or play tennis. From the school everything is accessible by foot.

There are 9 classrooms located in the schools two storey building. Facilities also include an outdoor terrace with a gazebo and small garden. There is internet access at the school and wheel chair access.

Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general Italian course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of Italian or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Italian for Life course

This long term course is as the Standard Italian course in Viareggio but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn Italian.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 12-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Academic Year course (Gap Year)

The Italian academic year course is a 32 week language and culture course for students who wish to experience living and studying in Italy. The course combines not only language courses with Italian culture classes at the school but the syllabus also incorporates the fundamental elements of level C1 of the European Language Portfolio. All in all, the course offers students the opportunity to see at first hand the various aspects of Italy’s rich history and culture making it the perfect Italian gap year course.

For more details of this course please see: Italian Academic Gap Year course.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 32 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Combined course

Students follow the Standard Italian course in Vireggi and have an extra 5 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20 + 5 or 10, Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10, 15 or 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Italian Diploma Examination course

Students follow the Italian Standard course in Viareggio with extra 10 lessons per week specifically tailored towards exam preparation for the following exams:

DELI – A2 – Elementary level

DILI – B1- Intemediate level one

DILI – B2 – Intermediate level two

DALI- C1- Advanced level one

DALI- C2-Advanced level two

DILC- B1 -Business examination – Intermediate level

DALC- C1 – Business examination – Advanced level

For more information on these exam courses please contact the office.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 4 weeks
Levels TestDaf Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Over 50's course

This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age. You will learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities.

Morning Program:
The morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awareness and appreciation of the Italian culture.

Afternoon Program:

  • Orientation tour of the city and introduction to the Liberty Architecture period with visits to the “Promenade Regina Margherita” and the “Gran Café”;
  • Melodrama: Introduction to Puccini’s Operas, with live auditing (Giardini Sonori);
  • Cooking class with typical Mediterranean dinner;
  • Afternoon excursion to Torre del Lago with visit to Puccini’s house and museum;
  • Wine tasting guided by expert sommeliers: Tuscan reds paired with regional Italian cheeses and bread;
  • Seminar on ‘gelati italiani’ (Italian Ice Cream);
  • Weekend day trip to Florence.
Lessons per week 20 Duration 1 or 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 50
 

Accommodation

Host Family

In selecting host families, the school does not look for luxury and comfort in the material sense but for Italian families who appreciate receiving foreign students. Additionally, the word “family” should not be taken too literally, as a family can be “traditional” with children, a single parent or a childless couple who take in students because they enjoy the company.

You can choose between a single or shared room with breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). You have your meals together with the family but you should be aware that Italian eating habits can be rather different from your own. Breakfast usually only consists of coffee or tea and bread, butter, marmalade. Dinner is a complete meal served normally at around 8:00 pm.

Living with a family offers a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the Italian culture and way of living, but it also requires compromises between the host and you.

Shared apartment

Living in an apartment, together with other foreign or Italian students or with the landlord/landlady, requires maturity but allows you considerable independence. You share with the roommate(s) the bathroom and the kitchen and can cook on your own. You can choose between 2, 3 or 4 bedroom apartments which you share with other international students. It is ideal for those who enjoy contact with other students from different parts of the world. We always do our best to accommodate you in a student flat with different nationalities.

The student flats are not luxurious but they have all the basic facilities: a bed, table, chair and a wardrobe. Each student flat has a fully equipped kitchen. In student flats there are no telephones available. You can make your phone calls from one of the many phone boxes. Please note: Tenants are responsible for the cleaning of their apartment. It is expected that the rental apartments be left clean and orderly. Single or double rooms are available upon request. Sheets and blankets are included; bed linen is changed every 2 weeks. You only have to bring your own towels. All extra costs for electricity, water, gas, etc. are included in the fees for lodging. All apartments are located a short distance from the school, shopping facilities and beaches.

Transfer

A transfer service from Pisa airport to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.

Leisure

Viareggio has a variety of activities on offer and we believe that experiencing the culture helps you to truly learn Italian. The school therefore organises cultural activities for students in addition to Italian lessons.

Example of the activities in Viareggio:

  • Welcome dinner for new students
  • Thursday Spaghetti night on the beach
  • Italian singing lessons
  • Italian film night
  • Excursions to Pisa, Pietrasanta or Lucca

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices: Viareggio

Dates & Prices

Summary

School size Small
Minimum age 16
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams  Italian Diploma
Accommodation
  • Host family
  • Shared apartment
download Free WiFi