All courses are
offered on an individual basis.
They can be catered for small pre-formed groups.
ü My Italian
This is a so called "general Italian" course. But there is really
nothing "general" in it. Through a conversation-centered
teaching style, you are helped to start or to improve your Italian,
moving from your true interests, motivation and learning style.
Your teacher will
listen to you to get to know your linguistic and communicative needs.
Then s/he will present a basic working model, which will be fitted
to you, again, through a constant listening and caring. [price]
ü Business Italian
executives, professional people and students who already have a
working knowledge of the language and who must use business Italian
in real-life situations.
Before the course
starts, you receive a letter and a questionnaire, so that you and
your teacher begin to reflect and to sketch a possible course plan. [price]
The same as
above, but focused on special communicative needs or professional
purposes. Just few examples: Italian for tourism management, Italian for
travelling in Italy, Italian for fashion, Italian for cookery...
ü Single Skill Training
This course focuses on one single general language skill: reading,
listening, writing, speaking, and on single special skills, eg
reading literature, having conversation with Italians, understanding
movies, giving presentations, writing for business or pleasure etc.
courses are particularly suited to improve single general
Italian through Content
This course offers the valuable opportunity to improve your Italian
to know specific aspects of
Italian life and culture.
All learning materials and activities are connected with what you
would like to know or know better.
Programmes are available on request, or choosing one of the
following subjects: Italian
Contemporary Literature, Movies, Art, Classical Music, Modern Songs,
Politics, Social Life, Food and Wine.
Some lessons can take place out of class.
Special visits, tours or events (eg going to concerts or conferences,
visiting an art centre or a countryfarm) can be organized directly
with your teacher.
Getting to know the local
cuisine is one of the best and most enjoyable way to learn a
language. Lessons are organised differently depending on the
location. They can be held in a home kitchen or in a restaurant. 4
hours minimum. The course can be combined with any number of Italian
Florentine Cooking at home
For anyone wanting to learn to paint "a fresco" according to the
technique of Florentine "maestri".
A short watercolour course in the picturesque scenery of Florentine
Art courses (1 week, 8 hours) are led by
Tano Giuffrida and held only on Florence hillside (Fiesole, Settignano).
These courses can start any week from March to October and can be
combined with any number of Italian lessons.