From 1977 the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci has offered a vast and complete range of Italian language courses.
Language courses, for those who decide to learn Italian or for those who want to improve and refine their language. Cultural courses, for those fascinated by Italian art, cinema and food. Professional courses, for those who need to learn specific vocabulary and language.
Language courses. Six levels, minimum of 4 lessons a day, activities and exercises, conversations and games to learn how to communicate, to speak, and to write in Italian language, just like an Italian.
Cultural courses. Culture, ancient traditions and art. From the Dolce vita, to the secrets behind masterpieces; from typical regional cuisine to Italian wine tasting, and much more…Discover Italy with us
Academic year. A once-in-a-lifetime, formative experience in Italy, for those who want to get to know the language and social and cultural reality of Italy, by becoming part of it.
Italian certificates. The Scuola Leonardo da Vinci organizes preparation courses to obtain "Certificates of Ability" in Italian: Language "Firenze" Diplomas, at any level. You will be taught all of the necessary elements to be able to pass your chosen exam.
University programs. The school participates in various study abroad university programs, working together with many US universities. In such programs, the school organizes and coordinates the sections dedicated to teaching Italian language and culture.
We guarantee a maximum of 12 students per class, to optimize the quality of courses. Below we highlight some of the special courses offered in our Rome school.
Here are some of the special courses which are offered at our school in Rome:
LEARN AND GO IN ROME! DISCOVER ROMA WITH AN ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHER AS A GUIDE
You will be accompanied by an Italian language teacher, specialized in art History, who will guide you through the most important Roman monuments and will introduce you to the Italian language and culture.
DURATION: about 3 hours
LOCATIONS: An Italian Caffetteria / Piazza Navona / Pantheon / Via Giulia / Saint Peter's Square
DESCRIPTION: Your adventure begins with a lesson on the "Philosophy of 'Caffe'," held in a typical Italian 'caffetteria' where we will enjoy breakfast together. Then comes an insightful walk around the historic center of Rome, guided by your Italian "instructor". This enlighting excursion will take you for a dip into the past, touching the Renaissance and Baroque time periods, and introduce you to present-day Rome where you will be able to paint wit...
ITALIAN INTENSIVE COURSE IN SMALL GROUPS
If you want to learn the language quickly and intensively, in a small group, or to improve your knowledge of the language, the intensive course in small groups is made for you! Together with no more than 5 other participants, students do 6 daily hours of the intensive language course. The intensive course in small groups is held only in Florence and in Rome.
PREPARATION COURSE FOR ITALIAN UNIVERSITIESThe Scuola Leonardo da Vinci® organizes preparation courses for entry to Italian universities, dedicated to foreign students. Courses aim to prepare students in all of the different areas of knowledge, on which they will be tested during the entrance exam. The test is, in fact, a way to select students who want to enter faculties with a fixed number of students (Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture), but it is also obligatory for many other faculties (Engineering, Maths, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Law, Economics and Business, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Health professions) that do not have a limited number of places. Tests are composed of multiple choice questions about: a) logical abilities and comprehension of texts; b) general cultural knowledge; c) knowledge about specific sectors related to the different degree courses. Our courses are structured to best prepare students in each of these three sections, working in specific ways, using past papers and in-depth lexical analysis.
COURSE FOR TEACHERS OF ITALIAN
Since 1998 the school has organized training courses for L2 teachers of Italian, and since 2001 it has had an agreement with the University for Foreigners in Siena, making the school a centre for the DITALS (Certificate in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language) exams. The school runs training courses running up to the DITALS exam, which are recognized and monitored by the University. As such, the school is recognized by the DITALS certificate body as a centre of training and preparation for the DITALS exams.
The training course is also part of the Socrates Comenius/Grundtvig III project of the European Community.
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ACADEMIC YEAR IN ITALY
This is a language and culture course which lasts 32 weeks. The aim is to match a growth in linguistic skills, with a deepening of cultural knowledge. With regards to the linguistic element, in addition to the standard course, the course includes two exam preparation courses for two ability certificates in the Italian language (the first around 8 weeks after the start of the course, the second during the end of course). The cultural element includes lessons, in addition to a final written work in which each student will have the opportunity to explore the themes which have interested them the most, during the course.