LOCATION AND MISSION STATEMENT
The school is situated in the centre of Rome just a short walk from the central railway station and conveniently placed for transport to every area of the city. The quality of the teaching and services provided by the school is guaranteed by its membership of EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services). The school’s goal is to offer, in a multiethnic and multicultural contest, an environment and atmosphere where every student day after day feels welcome and the object of the care and attention of all the school’s staff. With the support of a teaching methodology ever-polished over decades of research and experimenting we want to make sure our students experience their study as true personal, intellectual and cultural development.
All levels are available, from absolute beginners to advanced. The minimum age is 16. The maximum number of students per class is 14, or 5 for small groups. On arrival, students are tested and placed in classes according to their level and their particular needs. Avaliable courses: Intensive(15-20-25-30 lessons/week), Individual, Small Group, Combined.
These courses have been designed to meet the ever increasing demand of a solid language course and bring students at a B2 (at least) level. Programmes: Academic Year, Academic Semester, Praparatory Course for Italian Universities.
Italian throught Art & Culture
- Discovering Rome
A course where you learn Italian whilst going out to discover the unequalled artistic and archeological patrimony that only a city like Rome can offer.
- Italian through Architecture
The course analyses the artistic and architectural testimonies of the city, which, more than any other in the world, is a veritable open-air museum: Rome. From 753 A.D. up until today: via walks and colour slides, students learn about “visible” architecture (buildings, churches and parks) as well as “invisible” architecture, made up of priceless EMPTY urban places: the most beautiful squares in the world.
- Italian through Photography
Has the advent of digital photography really improved the quality of photography now that anyone can take photographs? The ease with which one can take photos has wiped out the dividing line which up until the nineties separated artists from ordinary people.
- Italian through Theatre
An involving way of living and learning Italian. Each section of the course begins with a particular type of written text (newspaper, article, play, song, etc.) which is then reworked by the students to create a theatre script. All the basic language skills are exploited plus body language and gestures. The culmination of each section is a live performance.
- Italian through Italian Cooking
The course caters for all those students who intend attending a training course for chefs or a course of specialization
in Italian Cuisine, and who need adequate language preparation. The course is also recommended for those students
who – whatever their job or occupation may be – want to get to know better this fascinating aspect of Italian culture.
- Italian through Film-Making
This course offers students the chance to learn Italian through the well-known and varied medium, Italian Cinema, culminating in the making of a short film.Durations of all these courses is 2 weeks.
Rome for 50+
This programme is held three times a year, lasts 2 weeks and caters exclusively for people over 50. It’s a mixture of language, art, culture and the pleasure of spending time together to share and improve your knowledge of those aspects of Rome that make this city so unforgettable.
Rome for 30-40 y.o.
The programme is run three times a year, lasts 2 weeks and is open to people between 30 and 40 years old. On top of the 40 language lessons in morning classes with students of all ages but at the same level, the programme includes a lot of differante activities.
This course caters for people who need to use Italian at work. The objective is to develop effective communication skills at work and in business, both spoken and written.
Italian for Law
This course aims to stimulate active learning of some of the basic notions of the Italian judiciary system. The main fields dealt with are civil law, penal law and constitutional law.
Students live with local residents. Your host family can be a “traditional” one, a single parent, an elderly person or a single. In selecting host families, our priority is that the host appreciates receiving foreign students and enjoys their company. Host families can host from 1 to 4 students: the kitchen and bathroom are shared.
Students share the flat with other students from the school. Our shared flats can host from 2 to 6 students: the kitchen and bathroom are shared.