Scuola Leonardo da Vinci - Scuola di lingua italiana in Italia

Italian language school "Scuola Leonardo da Vinci ®"

Learn Italian in Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena
Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci ®

Discover your origins: a course for Italian descendants


Duration: min. 2 weeks, max. 12 weeks
Level: from elementary A2
Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per weeks + 6 specific lessons on 3 days (Mo-We-Fr)
Participants: max. 14 per class
Starting dates: every Monday
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Italian history books are often full of images of entire families, mass- moving from our country to the foreign ones, hoping to find a well-coming city where to work and raise their children.
We all remember the great migrations to North America (United States and Canada), South America (Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela) and the faraway Australia.
Many families also moved to Europe, to neighbouring Switzerland or Germany and the United Kingdom.
To still “feel at home", Italian emigrants went on talking to their children and descendants in their mother tongue - from the dialect to the modern language - telling them stories and traditions about their place of origin.

The course “discover your origins" aims at offering the opportunity to the descendants of Italian emigrants abroad to deepen the Italian language and culture - the same their parents, grandparents, uncles have already passed them down - as well as the possibility to visit the places of origin of their ancestors.
The course includes:
  • 4 daily Italian language group lessons with students of different nationalities
  • 6 weekly lessons (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) with the following program:
    • history of the Italian emigration
    • analysis of the region and the place where the student's ancestors started their journey
    • study of the dialect spoken in the region of origin
    • research on the origins of the student’s surname with the help of the teacher
    • planning the visit to the place of origin of the student’s family

The course will be activated in the presence of only 1 participant: in this case, the number of lessons related to the specific program will be reduced to 3 private lessons per week.

We offer the opportunity to visit the place of origin of the students' families together with a teacher (to be quoted apart), as well as the possibility to start the procedures for requesting the Italian citizenship. We are available to provide assistance in this respect (to be quoted apart).

To take part in the course it is necessary to have Italian origins, proven by a document attesting the Italian citizenship of the student or the parents / ancestors.

Discover your Italian origins

RECOMMENDED FOR: the descendants of Italian emigrants abroad, coming from any part of the world, who wish to come to Italy to deepen their language of origin and eventually visit the place where their ancestors departed from.


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