How to choose a good Italian language school in Italy
by Luca Cusi
One of the reasons why people are keen to learn Italian is surely
the opportunity to discover the history, culture and arts of the
country and people who have been speaking it for many centuries.
So what better way to do this than to spend some time Italy to get
this opportunity? With this article we want to give information
to anyone who is interested in having this kind of experience.
How to decide where to study.
Italy is known as the "Bel paese", for its high quality of life
and its historical cities full of monuments and arts such Rome,
Florence, Venice etc., where you can discover the glorious age of the
Roman empire or the works of Renaissance. You can also eat delicious food
and have a good time in whatever natural environment you want.
We can say without doubt that every place is a good choice!
How to select a good Italian language course
You have to consider multiple elements, such as the teaching methodology,
the services offered and the extra activities. A good course provides
the opportunity to learn step by step upgrading levels from beginners
to advanced. It must not have too many students (10-16 max) in order to
let the teacher give the best support for each one. Everyone has particular
needs according to his level, so the school must provide a good range of
solutions (intensive, non-intensive, individual, combined) and must
orientate the students to their ideal paths.
What about accommodation?
Many language schools in Italy also provide accommodation: you can
decide to lodge in a flat with other students, with an Italian host
family or if you prefer in a hotel or bed and breakfast. It's unusual
for a school not to arrange accommodation. The web is full of sites
and directories offering many solutions for everybody who wants to be
What will I do in my free time?
It's possible to reach a good level in a language not only with in
writing and reading, but also in listening and speaking. These skills
can be developed through real-life situations such as shopping or spending
an evevning in a pub or restaurant. Such real-life activities help you to
learn the language in context.
There many schools with websites where it's possible enrol directly
online, selecting to pay immediately with credit-card or a bank transfer
or later if you prefer. As we have just written, we suggest that you book
accommodation with your course, so you will not have to organize this yourself.
About the Author
Luca Cusi works for Dilit Italian language school.