Language programme in Rome

The fruit of 3000 years of ad hoc urban development, today Rome is much more than the sum of her parts. Though the splendours of Ancient, medieval and Renaissance Rome continue to dazzle – no trip would be complete without a visit to the Coliseum and the Vatican City, the world’s smallest state, among many other landmarks – the capital and nerve centre of Italy is best savoured for its earthly delights: long afternoons on sun-filled terrazze, or while wandering the rabbit warren of Trastevere, the old Jewish Quarter, sampling Rome’s famous pizza al taglio.

Our partner school, is a small, friendly place teaching Italian as a Foreign Language to international students. Located in the heart of Rome in Rione Monti, the Coliseum and Termini Station are just a stone’s throw away.

Accreditations: the school is member of ASILS (Association of Schools of Italian as a second Language) and EDUITALIA (International Education), CVCL.

School facilities include:

  • 4 classrooms
  • 1 interactive whiteboard
  • 4 computers
  • Armchairs
  • On-site pizzeria/cafeteria

Italian language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 50 minutes
  • Class size: Maximum 12 students (2-12 peak season, 4-8 rest of the year)
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Qualified native Italian teachers

20 lessons per week

4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the Italian language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Please note that for courses with under 4 students, there will be 15 lessons per week.

Language level: beginner to advanced

20 lessons in group + 5 individual lessons per week

The ideal course to focus on specific language needs and to get your Italian where you want it to be, fast. Includes the above Standard course (morning classes), in addition to one private lesson per day in the afternoon.

Language level: beginner to advanced

The school organises twice a year – in March and September – the CELI (University for Foreigners of Perugia), CILS (University for Foreigners of Siena) and IT (Università di Roma Tre) Exam Preparation Courses. Exams take place in June and September.

Please contact us for more details.

Minimum language level: intermediate

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Italian movie nights
  • Conferences
  • Museum outings
  • Wine tastings
  • Guided tours with art historians
  • Pizza nights
  • Concerts
  • Weekend excursions to Florence and Naples, on request

Host family

Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast.

Homestays may be a single working professional and usually host families do not have children.

Travel time to school: Host families live 20-30 minutes from the school by public transport

Practical Information:

  • Bed linen provided (students should bring their own towels)
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

Features

  • Single rooms (doubles for students travelling together)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self-catering
  • Kitchen available
  • Travel time to school: 20-30 minutes by public transport
  • Located in “Rione Monti”

Facilities & Services:

  • Coin laundry facilities
  • Bed linen provided
  • Free WiFi
  • One free laundry load per week
  • Common areas cleaned by the owner; students are responsible for cleaning their rooms and the bathroom

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival airports: Fiumicino or Ciampino

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see “Dates and Prices” tab)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 working days after your deposit payment).

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Session starts (all levels): every Monday (only for courses with 20 lessons/week, for 2 or 3 weeks).

Session starts for complete beginners: 03/08, 31/08, 14/09, 28/09, 12/10, 26/10, 23/11, 7/12

Public holidays and vacations (no courses will be given on these dates, nor will they be made up later; no compensation will be granted): 13/04, 01/05, 02/06, 29/06, 8/12

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1
20-lesson course & accommodation in a single room
DurationShared apartment, self-cateringHost family, breakfast included
1 week 520 525
2 weeks 795 865
3 weeks 1.085 1.100
4 weeks 1.295 1.420
Extra week 260 285
25-lesson course (20L + 5) & accommodation in a single room
DurationShared apartment, self-cateringHost family, breakfast included
1 week 665 670
2 weeks 1.095 1.155
3 weeks 1.495 1.525
4 weeks 1.845 1.895
Optional extras
Host family - half board (par sem.) 130
Airport transfers (per journey)
Fiumicino Airport: from 7:00 to 22:00 45
Fiumicino Airport: from 22:00 to 7:00 55
Ciampino Airport: from 7:00 to 22:00 45
Ciampino Airport: from 22:00 to 7:00 55

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • Course materials
  • Breakfast, if homestay
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Rome
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch and dinner, if homestay
  • All meals, if shared apartment
  • Deposit on arrival, if shared apartment
  • Exam fees, where applicable
  • Transportation in and around Rome
  • Optional insurances