The " Absolute Beginners ", i.e. those who have never studied the Italian language before, are welcomed at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci.
The absolute beginners are our pride! They represent a challenge, a constant stimulus and a source of great professional satisfaction.
And the first day of school arrives! Students enter the main office and ask questions in their mothertongue languages. By the time they leave at the end of the course, the students are waving and saying their goodbyes in Italian..... it is not a dream! Our goal is easy to achieve by working together ...
At Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, we follow the communicative approach: from the first day of class and in all levels, in the classroom the only language spoken is Italian.
We place special emphasis on spoken language and communication, however we also work on the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) .
The lessons are stimulating, interactive and fun. They are organized in a relaxed environment in which learning feels like a natural process.
The school’s textbook is accompanied by original and credible materials such as newspapers, magazines, and videos, which facilitate the knowledge of authenticity and of the Italian culture in their many facets .
Our teachers are experienced in teaching Italian to foreign students. They are available to guide, motivate and help students in their learning process.
Absolute beginner? Which course is best?
If you are an absolute beginner, there are several possibilities for you. The choice depends on the intensity of the course that you wish to attend.
Our basic course is an intensive Italian course which consists of 4 lessons per day, for a total of 20 lessons per week. The course is available from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 48 weeks and is generally recommended for students who wish to stay in school for long periods of time, therefore they may deal with the learning process at a gradual but steady pace. Learn more.
For those who want to tackle a more intensive program, for personal reasons or time restraints, however still within a group, we recommend the Super Intensive Italian course. This course is the same as our basic course and includes two additional daily classes which equal a total of 30 lessons per week and it is also available from 1 to 48 weeks. Learn more.
If students wish to combine a group course with private lessons, our Super Intensive courses Plus 5 and Plus 10 are available.
The Super Intensive course Plus 5 and Plus 10 is our basic course (consisting of 4 Italian group lessons), combined with 1 or 2 private lessons per day. Courses are available from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 48 weeks. Learn more.
So many options, one goal: to learn Italian!
When to start?
Absolute beginners can start every other week
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Christmas Holidays: from December 17th 2016 to January 01st 2017
Italian for beginners: the beginning of a wonderful adventure together!