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Italian Language Courses

Italian Language for Life Course
> Italian Academic Year Course
> Standard Italian Course
> Intensive Italian Course
> Combined Italian Course
> Italian Private Tuition Course

Over 50 Italian Course
> Italian & Roman Culture Course

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 Italian Languages for Life Course
8 to 30 weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 16+ age group
20 group Italian lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
A long term Italian language course ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to learn Italian in depth over two or more months for maximum impact and progress.

Italian Academic Year Course    
32 weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 16+ age group
20 group Italian lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
The ideal long term Italian language course solution for Gap Year students, graduates and adults looking to take a serious career break. These long term courses allow students to focus on all aspects of the Italian language over several months, whilst also placing the language within a meaningful cultural framework. In-depth study over an extended period ensures better mastery, subtler understanding and far greater long term retention of key Italian language skills.

Standard Italian Course
2 to 7+ weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 16+ age group
20 group Italian lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
A short term Italian language course aimed at those who need to build on current skills or who want to kick start their language learning from scratch with an immersion course in Italian.

Intensive Italian Course
2 to 12+ weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 16+ age group
30 group Italian lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
Building on the Standard Italian Course, this course includes further study each week, generally concentrating on oral debates to hone conversational skills.

Combined Italian Course
2 to 12+ weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 16+ age group
20 group Italian lessons per week
plus a further 5 or 10 Italian private tuition lessons per week
Max. 14 people per group class
A short term Italian course aimed at those who want the combined study experience of the camaraderie of the group course, with the individual attention of the Italian private classes with a personal tutor.

Italian Private Tuition Course
1 week+ language course duration
Open to 16+ age group throughout the year
15, 20, 25 or 30 private lessons per week
An extremely intensive Italian course, ideal for those who wish to make maximum language progress over a one or two+ week period. Aimed at business people or those who need to work on their Italian for academic or professional reasons, for whom time is of the essence.

Over 50 Italian Course
2 weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 50+ age group
20 group Italian lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
Aimed at older students, who already have elementary plus Italian and who prefer to share their study with their peers.  Language lessons are held in mixed age groups in-conjunction with an active social programme designed to appeal to our older clients.  The programme is offered in Spring and Autumn each year. Please see Italian Over 50s page for further details.

Italian Discover Rome Course
2 weeks Italian language course duration
Open to 16+ age group 
20 group Italian lessons per week
Max. 14 people per class
Discover the artistic & archaeological heritage of the eternal city. Improve your Italian whilst on a theoretical and practical journey through the history of Italian art. Prior knowledge of the basics of Italian essential.

Italian Plus Courses...
Follow a two week Standard course (at B1 level or above) and combine it with a fabulous opportunity to experience Rome and Roman culture through architecture, theatre, film-making, song or photography.

Italian Plus Architecture.....analyse the artistic and architectural testimonies of Rome 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 urban places: the most beautiful squares in the world. The tutor will trace the lives and works of the most important architects of the past and present who have left indelible marks on the lives of the Roman people; they will talk about ancient history, medieval history, the Renaissance, the Baroque period and the contemporary period. The various architectural styles will be compared and each student, using the tools they prefer, will choose a monument, an area, a church, or a building to produce a little photographic and theoretical research about it; at the end of the course this will be discussed in class.

The course is for students from level B1 up.
There are 3 lessons a day from Monday to Friday for 2 weeks.

Italian Plus Photography .....has digital photography really improved the quality of photography now that everyone can take photographs?  On this course you will learn about techniques for photography on film and techniques for digital photography; students will try to understand the value of an image and what it tells us; the class will analyse the contents of some of the best-known photos in the world. After the first week of study and theoretical examination of all sorts of techniques, the students (in groups or individually) choose a topic (fashion, art, society, animals, journalism, etc.) to examine, first of all by analysis, on-site observations and rough drafts and then by the creation of a  "Photo Report Book" based on the city of Rome.

The course is for students from level B1 upwards and is made up of 3 lessons a day from Monday to Friday for 2 weeks. Please note: The photographic apparatus and materials are supplied by the school. 

Italian Plus Style....ideal for those interested in learning more about modern Italian fashion and for those who intend to take up studies in Design or Fashion in Italy. The course outlines the history of Italian Design including the analysis of theories, authors and the evolution of objects since the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day.  Special attention is given to the development of the concept that started as applied arts and has over the years come to be known as "industrial design" and Italian design production since the middle of the twentieth century.  The course shows how, over time, design development has influenced everyday life.  It is an opportunity to marvel at world famous "Made in Italy" names like Vespa, Moka Bialetti, Campari Soda, Topolino cars, Ferragamo shoes or Vanity Fair armchairs and be awed by Rosso Valentino dinner suits and then lose oneself in a Plissè signed by Cappucci. 

The course is suitable for students of A2 upwards and there are 3 lessons a day from Monday to Friday for 2 weeks. 

Italian Plus Theatre.....put together your own script with fellow students in 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.

The courses are open to students of any level except beginners.
The courses are 3 lessons a day from Monday to Friday for 2 weeks. 

Italian Plus Song.....a different way to practise your Italian and improve your pronunciation. Centrered around selected singers and musicians, these courses teach the language, develop listening comprehension and practise written and spoken communication. Experience a journey through the recent history of Italian pop music, each course offers students the opportunity to get to know this field "from inside". Each session deals with a particular style and its major proponents and ends up with everybody singing together!

This course is open to everyone except beginners.
The course is made up of 3 lessons a day from Monday to Friday and lasts 2 weeks. 

Italian Plus Film-Making.....learn Italian through the well-known and articulated medium of Italian Cinema, culminating in the making of a short film. The students, under the guidance of a professional film director and a language teacher, get first-hand experience in the design and implementation of each stage of film-making: story writing, choosing the location, transforming the story into a script, choosing costumes, make-up and props, rehearsals (including work on pronunciation, intonation and body language), and selecting background music. A professional videocamera and other film-set equipment is then used to carry out filming in the full sense of the word. After that the students and director view the footage, analyse and select scenes suitable for the final version of the film. During all stages of the work students have to use their Italian language skills and naturally to express opinions, negotiate, convince, and act. Each course participant has a role both as actor and as costume-designer, assistant director, or screenwriter, etc.. At the end of the course there is a group viewing and discussion of the completed work. Each participant receives a copy of the short film on DVD, complete with sleeve, title, names of actors, photos and script.

The courses are open t