To learn a new language or improve your skills their is nothing like "full immersion" in the country where that language is spoken.
Italy is a great country to take language courses: the people are friendly, the food is excellent and there is a lot to explore.
Renowned Italian language schools can be found in the following cities:
Florence is particularly popular with students who want to learn Italian, not only because it is a wonderful and interesting city, but also because Tuscan formed the basis for today's Standard Italian.
Types of courses
Each school usually offers a wide range of Italian courses :
Semi-Intensive course (10 to 15 lessons/wk)
Intensive Italian course (20 to 30 lessons/wk)
Business Italian Course
Italian language and Cookery courses
The school can usually also arrange accommodation in:
Italian host families
Questions to ask before you book a course:
- do they organize a preliminary test: a school that is serious about their courses will usually organize a test to evaluate your level and orient you towards the course that is best for you.
- how many students are there per class:up to 10 or 12 seems a realistic number. Above that number it becomes impossible to provide individual attention to each pupil.
- will you receive a diploma at the end of the course: even if this diploma may not be officially recognized in your country of origin, still it is something that can be usefull if you decide to take more Italian courses or for your bio.