The Italian Language Program is pleased to recommend a few selected language schools in Italy, which we visited and trust, where you can improve your language skills and enjoy your cultural experience.
Please, contact the ICS Office if you are interested in studying in Italy, and we can offer our advice.
Located in Reggio Emilia, Reggio Lingua is a specialized language center for teaching Italian language and culture to people of all ages and nationalities. It is an official site for the CELI Certification Exam, authorized by the University for Foreigners, Perugia and a member of ASILS and EDUITALIA.
They organize Italian language courses for groups, individuals, and businesses (for managers, technicians and employees), as well as for high school and university groups, homestay programs at the teacher’s home, and Italian language courses in preparation for the CELI Exams.
The Italian language courses are offered year round. They are organized by level, with a limited number of students in each class to encourage the students’ active participation and to provide a peaceful, relaxed working environment.
In addition to the Italian language courses, the center also offers Italian cooking courses, literature seminars and other courses for art lovers. It offers the possibility to meet new people, with organized evenings in local hot spots, afternoons making homemade pasta, trips to trade fairs, guided tours of the town, nature hikes, as well as visits to local wineries and cheese and balsamic vinegar producers.
Founded in 2000, Study in Italy is the leading educational service provider for study abroad programs in Genoa. Study in Italy is specialized in organizing programs and courses of varying lengths and dimensions for students of Italian language and culture year-round. As a full service provider, Study in Italy handles logistics such as locating appropriate housing, as well as furnishing excursions and orientation tours.
Quality instruction is guaranteed: all Study in Italy instructors are specially trained in the teaching of Italian to foreigners and possess specific degrees and qualifications in that field. The communicative method is used, and Study in Italy’s motto is: Ridendo, s’impara! or Learn while you’re laughing! Classroom time is balanced with cultural opportunities that complete the student’s experience in Italy.
Study in Italy’s founder and director, Suzanne Branciforte (B.A. Harvard, M.A. and Ph.D. UCLA) is the author of Parliamo italiano! (Wiley & Sons, 5th edition forthcoming) as well as introductory Italian text Sì, lo so! (Juvenilia Editore). Her extensive experience includes more than 20 years as a teacher of Italian to foreigners, as well as more than 10 years as a teacher of English at the Università per Stranieri di Siena as well as the University of Genoa. As a Master teacher, she trains teachers of Italian as a Foreign/Second Language at Study in Italy, the University of Genoa and at Milan’s Università Cattolica. She has collaborated with the Italian Section of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) for innovation in pedagogy. Her experience teaching at universities in the United States and in Europe gives her the expertise to interface with American universities for both academic and bureaucratic matters.
Located in Florence, Italian me is the result of decades of experience at teaching the Italian language and at having a deep awareness towards the significance of excellence within language education. We propose an innovative path of learning that is interactive, built on the students’ personal interests and motivation, inspired by the authenticity of the Italian language and culture.
The school is located in the heart of Florence and nestled inside a beautiful old palace with all the amenities and technology of a modern setting. Our programs embrace personal and professional growth, leading our students to be independent, living in Florence just like a native Italian, because we believe that learning a new language is gaining a new identity.
Classes are comprised of no more than 8 students, to have all the advantages of group lessons and paired to 1:1 teaching. Our main objective is to customize courses on the base of our students needs (schedule, contents, etc.) and to organize special weeks for single visitors or groups, combining Italian language lessons and outdoor activities as wine tasting, cooking classes, theater or visits to the main monuments in Florence and its surroundings. A tailor-made course, where the student will have the opportunity to make any kind of combination they prefer.
Italian me also offers a rich and diverse program of extra curricular activities in order to deeply understand the world’s renown artistic cultural heritage and the richness of the landscape that Florence and Tuscany offer. We intend to offer a learning experience that will allow the students to acquire a new identity and become “citizens of Florence” and able to bring Italy within themselves throughout the world.