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Our School

L'Italiano Porticando, situated in the pedestrian area of Turin's historic city centre, the Quadrilatero Romano, is a small, friendly and informal school teaching successfully since 2005 Italian language and culture for foreigners.

What does L'Italiano Porticando mean ? The name of this school for Italian corresponds to its philosophy: Learn Italian while walking under Turin's arcades !

Therefore, the Italian lessons are held by highly experienced and qualified mother-tongue teachers using the communicative method. The teachers' aim is to motivate the students to participate actively in their lessons and extra-curricular activities. Activities like cooking workshops, wine tastings, sight-seeing tours and visits to museums are organized together with people born and grown up in Turin and with real professionals of the region. In this way language learning becomes a real cultural experience for those who want to learn Italian in Turin.

L'italiano Porticando is an Italian language school member of A.S.I.L.S, an association of Italian language schools designed to guarantee quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.

Our Italian Courses

L’Italiano Porticando propose Italian language classes for all levels of proficiency, A1-C2 of the CEFL. Our courses are designed for those who want to learn Italian because they love Italy and its culture, for those who study Italian at university, for those who have moved to Italy and want to live in this country or want to learn Italian for business purposes.
The school offers all year round Standard courses, Classes in small groups, Individual classes and Combined Courses for all levels. The Combined Courses are so called, because they are the combination of a standard course with individual classes, conversation classes, business Italian, history of art or architecture, with tango, music, fashion or cinema.
Students who want to have their level of proficiency certified, can enroll for the CILS Exam preparation courses, which are held during the month(s) before the exam’s date. People working or studying in Turin can also take part in our less intensive evening classes.

The school offers also one-week language holiday packages for groups interested in a cultural holiday. These language study stays combine an Italian language course with tours and cultural activities in and around Turin.

Our course offer is completed by Courses for university students, Courses for companies, Courses for students over 50 (50+) and Cultural Courses on Italian History, History of Italian Art, History of Italian Architecture, and many other proposals related to traditions of Piedmont and Turin.

Students planning to sign up for a long term Italian language course, L’Italiano Porticando will provide the necessary documentation to apply for their study visa at the Italian Consulate of their home country. 

Furthermore L’Italiano Porticando organize one week Special topic Courses, which include an Italian language course and extra-curricular activities depending on the season or on events coming up in Turin and surroundings each year.

The Italian language courses can be completed by free cultural and extra-curricular afternoon activities, such as walks through the city, visits to museums, typical aperitifs, wine and chocolate tastings, as well as cooking classes on Piedmontese cuisine. These activities, which are part of the school’s language teaching concept, will help the student to fully enjoy his language course and to deepen his comprehension and communication abilities in informal and relaxed situations.

Course Programme 2019

Download the 2019 Course programme with information on courses, prices and news !

Porticando News

Acqui Terme: an Italian language course in the heart of Piedmont

Would you like to discover more than capital Turin ? L’Italiano Porticando gives you the possibility to combine a week in Turin with a week in Acqui Terme, in midst of the beautiful hills of the Monferrato area. Acqui Terme, or “la Bollente” as it is called, is a picturesque city between Asti and Genoa, famous for its natural hot springs and surrounded by the renowned wine yards of the Monferrato. Though it was founded by the Roman, it has a fascinating historical city center with a medieval layout. An ideal place for a relaxing Italian language course in the morning ! In the afternoons and evenings Acqui Terme will surprise you with a rich cultural life and invite you to discover its delightful wines and cuisine. Those who want to relax and do something for their well-being can take advantage of the city-s thermal springs and spas. Day after day plenty of possibilities to learn and practice the Italian language !

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Our phone number:  +39 011 518 7079

L'Italiano Porticando is at n. 2 Via dei Mercanti in Turin - Italy

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