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Italian Language Courses for Foreigners
Language Holiday Courses

Italian language holiday courses     

Language holiday courses, which are one-week-courses, have always a particular "topic" and are organized in Turin or in one of the charming cities of the Piedmont area (in the Langhe, the Monferrato or in the Susa Valley). These study tours are "designed" for those who want to spend a cultural holiday, where the language experience is integrated with the cultural experience.

The Italian language course includes 15 or 20 hours of language tuition of 55 minutes each, which are held in the morning from Monday to Friday. Classes are held for the Turin courses, where possible, in the rooms of the school or in the hotel where the group stays. In case of courses outside Turin, the classes are held in the hotel or farmhouse where the group stays, thus creating the atmosphere of a travelling classroom, a relaxing atmosphere which turns a learning experience into a holiday.

The students receive a course book, which is created for each single course and which can't be bought in book-shops. The course book becomes in this way a precious documentation of the places visited during the excursions and of the topics discussed during the lessons. 

Language holiday courses are the ideal activity vacation for organized groups who want to combine a language course whith an extra-curricular programm tailored for their special needs.

 

Language Holiday Course Proposals 2019

Turin and the Langa

L'Italiano Porticando proposes a language holiday course which will on the one hand present to the students the cultural and artistic attractions of Turin and on the other hand the beauty of the landscape of the Langa, with its wines and gastronomical specialities.

The course includes:

- 15 hours of language course;
- course book and documentation
- 6 nights w/ breakfast and half board in a 3*** hotel
in the centre of Turin (double room with bath)
- welcome dinner in a typical piedmontese restaurant (w/o drinks)
- good-bye dinner in a typical piedmontese restaurant (w/o drinks)
- tour through Turin's historic town centre
- visit to the National Museum of Cinema and view of the city from the Mole Antonelliana
- excursion to Superga by rack-railway and visit of the Basilica of Superga
- full-day excursione to the "Reggia di Venaria Reale" and visit of one of the most beautiful residences of the Royal family not far from Turin with lunch in a local "Osteria"
- full-day excursion to the striking hill-side of the Langa, walk through the charming town centre of Alba, aperitif in a local wine cellar and lunch in a typical restaurant of the Langa
- entrances to museums and service card for public transportation (Turin Card 48 hours)
- bus transfers for all full-day excursions

Price: Euro 1190,00

Levels: from advanced beginners

 

The Langa and Turin

The entire course is located in a hotel or farmhouse about 30 km from Alba, immersed in the vineyards of the Langa. A part from the 15 hour language course, the students will visit small picturesque medieval villages and will learn about the gastronomical traditions of the region through cooking lessons and wine tastings of famous wines like the Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto ... The week will end with a visit to the historic town centre of Turin.

The course includes:

- 15 hours of language course;
- course book and documentation
- 6 nights with breakfast and half-board in a farmhouse or 3*** hotel (double room with bath)
- welcome dinner in a typical piedmontese restaurant (w/o drinks)
- good-bye dinner in a typical piedmontese restaurant (w/o drinks)
- cooking workshop with dinner
- visit to the picturesque village of Barbaresco and wine tasting in a wine cellar in Barbaresco
- walk through Alba's historic town centre
- visit to the Castle of Serralunga, wine and cheese tasting in a local wine- cellar
- tour through the historic town centre of Turin
- bus transfers for the excursions in the Langa region and to Turin

Price: Euro 1090,00


Levels: from advanced beginners

 

Turin and the Lago Maggiore

Discover with this language holiday course Piedmont's treasures between the Susa Valley and the Lago Maggiore with the famous borromean islands. The course will allow you to discover this region, its people and its specialities while improving your Italian and the knowledge of Northwestern Italy.

The course includes:

- 15 hours language course
- course book and documentation
- 6 nights w/ breakfast and half board in a 3*** hotel in the centre of Turin (double room with bathroom)
- welcome dinner in a typical Piedmontese restaurant (w/o drinks)
- good-bye dinner in a typical piedmontese restaurant (w/o drinks)
- tour through Turin's historic town centre
- visit to the “Sacra di San Michele”, symbol of Piedmont
- full day excursion to the Lago Maggiore, guided tour of Stresa and the islands
- visit to one of Turin’s Royal Residences
- entrances to museums and service card for public transportation (Turin Card 48 hours)
- bus transfers for all full-day excursions

Price: Euro 1190,00

Level: from advanced beginners

 

More proposals for courses in Turin

The School also suggests further topics and itineraries. Upon request these could become the content of other group language holiday courses in and around Turin. Dates and contents can be defined together with the interested group:

Topics

Carnival in Piedmont
The Royal Residences of the Savoy Family
Turin: a city between arts and mystery
Piedmont's Baroque
Around Turin
Art Nouveau in Turin
Turin: the capital of the Italian cinema
Turin: industrial city between arts and culture
Christmas in Turin

 

Gastronomical Courses

Groups interested in topics regarding wines and cuisine of Piedmont can choose between the following proposals. Of course, it is always possible to define itineraries different from those suggested by L'Italiano Porticando.

Topics

Langa and Monferrato: the home of many famous wines
Asti and the Monferrato: a voyage between wine and history
Alba, Capital of the Gourmets

 

Getting to know charming Piedmont

The following suggestions are dedicated to those who want to spend a language holiday course amongst nature, in the mountains. Of course, it is always possible to define itineraries different from those suggested by L'Italiano Porticando.

Topics

Fenestrelle: the chinese wall of the Alps
The Susa Valley and the scene of Olympia 2006
The spiritual places of the Susa Valley

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