Established in Rome for nearly 40 years, our partner school is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and offers Italian language courses for international students, as well as teacher training programmes for teachers of Italian. The school is situated in the centre of Rome just a short walk from the central railway station Termini, allowing you to visit any area of the city easily. In the school, a five-storied Liberty style villa, there are 10 light and spacious classrooms with interactive white boards. There are also 14 nice classrooms in the two annexes just a short distance from the main building. Amenities include several social areas with snack bar, a video room, a computer room and free Wi-Fi connection.
These are the most popular courses. All levels are available, from absolute beginners to advanced all year around.
Particularly suitable for all who require tuition tailor-made to their individual needs or for students who want to add some tailor-made individual tuition to their Group Courses.
Particularly suitable for those who need Italian both for general and specific purposes (dealing with specific topics in specific settings and/or other particular aspects of the language). Students attend a 20 lessons/week group course in the morning and individual lessons in the afternoon.
Academic Year Programme
This programme has been designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for a language course combined with other disciplines such as History of Art, Architecture and Design, for which Italy is famous throughout the world.
Preparatory Course for Italian Universities
This course prepares students for Italian University Entrance Examinations in the following faculties: Architecture, Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Studies, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Fine Arts. These Examinations assess language competence, general knowledge and knowledge of the subjects and topics relevant to the Faculty chosen.
The course is open to students with a high school Diploma aged 18+.
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.
During the course, tailor-made to the specific needs of the participants, the grammar and vocabulary typical of commercial Italian – telephone conversations, company presentations, negotiations and sales, business meeting, formal letters, reports, emails and faxes – will be practiced and analysed.
This Programme combines the study of the Italian language with unpaid work experience in an Italian company. The programme offers students an opportunity to use and improve their language skills and at the same time come into direct contact with a working environment which in many cases is peculiar to Italy.
The Internship Programme is made up of two components: Language Component and the Internship Component.
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.
The dynamic and active dimension of the course expresses itself in constant research-and-discovery activities on the part of the students, who are considered active central agents in the construction of what they learn, rather than passive listeners. Each activity proposed in class is a stimulating challenge towards the acquisition of ever more complex parts of legal language. The teacher has a dialogic role with the students, at their disposal for solving doubts, clarifying and giving confirmation of their hypotheses.
CILS or CELI Exam Preparation
The school, an examination centre for the CILS examinations of Siena University and for the CELI examinations of Perugia University, holds preparation courses for each of these exams. We give students all the necessary information and advice on what exam to choose and how to enroll. During the course students have the opportunity to get used to specific exam procedures and practise on past examination papers.
For students attending an Intensive Course, the school can arrange accommodation on request. All accommodation has been carefully selected and is regularly monitored by our staff. It is all centrally located and the school can easily be reached in approx. 30 minutes by public transport.
You can choose from one of the following possibilities:
•Host family - single or double room - self catering
•Host family - single or double room - with breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner)
•Shared flat - single or double room - self catering
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 enjoys the company of foreign students. 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 bathroom and kitchen are shared.
Host Families and Shared Flats are classified into two categories: Standard and Standard Plus. Those who wish a higher level of comfort should choose Standard Plus.
Accommodation is available from the Sunday prior to the beginning of the course up to the Saturday following the end of the course. An extra night at the beginning or the end of your stay can be arranged.
Bed & Breakfast, Hotel accommodation and Independent flats can also be arranged.