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Contact:Atrium - Istituto di lingua italiana
P.zza Papa Giovanni XXIII, n. 3
61043 Cagli (PU)
+39 (0) 721 790321
email atrium@istitutoatrium.com

Atrium – Italian Language Institute organises Italian language and culture courses for foreigners. The institute’s home is the ex-seminary of Cagli which dates back to the 1700s. Cagli is 40 minutes from the Adriatic Sea and close to other cities of art like Urbino, Gubbio, Assisi and Perugia.

The choice of Cagli for this activity is the result of the increasing interest among foreigners to learn about the lesser known areas of Italy rich in historical significance, interesting natural landscapes and solid cultural traditions.

Francesco Mansi is the Director of the institute. He holds a Ph.D in Italian Language and Literature from Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey – USA and a Degree in Modern Letters from the University of Urbino (PU) – Italy. After having taught for 15 years in the United States and for several years at various Italian institutes, together with a group of other professors specialised in teaching Italian as a foreign language, he decided to open a special Italian Studies Centre for Italophiles all over the world.

The teaching staff is made up of University graduates, all with a long experience in teaching Italian as a second language both in Italy and abroad.

The didactic method is based on the situation-communications system and uses audio-visual tools and other teaching materials. The courses are articulated in daily language lessons in which the “Whole Language” system is used: grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking are explored at every level.

All of the lessons are 60 minutes long: the Regular Course consists in 3 lessons of language lessons each morning from Monday to Friday (9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  pause 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Afternoon lessons are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and consist in 2 sixty minute lessons of Guided conversation on Tuesday afternoon, and again on Thursday afternoon.

Atrium also organises Intensive Courses in which two additional afternoon sessions of two 60 minute Italian Language lessons each are added the above outlined Regular Course (on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), for a total of 23 hours.
With a minimum of 5 students, Atrium also activates Optional Courses on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.). The courses available are Art History, Italian Literature, Italian Economy and Politics and the History of the Italian Cinema.

Supplementary Courses are organised based on the students’ requests and with a minimum of 5 students; these courses involve activities of professional and cultural interest like Commercial Italian, Glassmaking, Ceramics and Traditional Cooking.

The language classes have a maximum of nine students; the classes are divided into levels: beginners (A1), false beginners (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), intermediate (B2), advanced (C1) and superior (C2). The classes are formed on the bases of a placement test.

During free time visits are planned with local artisans and on the week-ends historic-artistic excursions are planned.
The Institute office is open to the public from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Dott.ssa Donna Galletta is in charge of the office. The office has an internet connection to facilitate correspondence with prospective students. Atrium also has an Internet website, www.istitutoatrium.com, which provides information on the courses and accommodations (homestay, private apartments, luxury residences, country houses, hotels) available at the Atrium Institute as well as on the city of Cagli.

For a number of years now, Atrium Italian Language Institute has offered summer courses in Maiori, a city on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast (Salerno).

 For infomation, consult the Council of Europe website: www.coe.int

Since 1999, the Institute has offered special CILS (Certification of Italian as a foreign language) and, through an agreement between University for Foreigners of Siena and the City of Cagli, Atrium is a CILS examination centre.

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Bel Camino's Semester in Siena

 Bel Camino is a cultural immersion program with an emphasis on mindfulness.  Geared towards Gap Year and College students (ages 18-22), the Semester in Siena is a 12-week immersion in the language, culture and landscape of Italy.  Students will be learning Italian as the foundation for the immersion and are asked to choose at least one other creative interest to pursue during the semester.  Opportunities abound in Siena, and students can choose from the visual arts - photography, painting, drawing, book-binding, stained glass, clay-sculpting; music - both voice and instrumental, cooking, and various forms of dance.  

Carla Fabian
Founder/Director Bel Camino
Phone:  305-877-4937
Voice-mail/Fax:  305-513-5100
Skype:  belcamino.org
Website:  www.belcamino.org

Centro Giacomo Puccini (Viareggio, Tuscany)

Learn Italian in Tuscany, at the seaside, while learning the Italian culture.Centro Giacomo Puccini is a member of ASILS (Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language) and of ELITE (Excellent Language Institutions Teachin in Europe): members of ELITE are English schools of ARELS, German schools of IQ, SOUFFLE French schools of France, Spanish schools of AEEA and Italian schools of ASILS). We are recognised by the Italian Ministry of education. US Credits earned at the Centro Giacomo Puccini are widely accepted by most U.S. Colleges and Universities.

Contact: Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini
Via A. Vespucci 173
55049 Viareggio Lu
Tel. + 39 0584 43 02 53
Fax + 39 0584 96 12 75
Email: info@centropuccini.it
Web: http://www.centropuccini.it



Learn Italian where it is spoken. Innovative course programs. Two to three qualified teachers per class. Wide range of accomodations.  Learn Italian in addition to Art History, Drawing and Painting, Cooking Opera, Furniture Restoration and Wine Tasting,Cucina Italiana,Catering, Fashion Design and Drawing/Painting.

U.S. Agent=Professor Steve Tash
He will provide application and handle registration and your EURO100 non-refundable enrollment fee.
Contact Steve Tash via. Email travelstudy@yahoo.com or mobile (949)683-7151 9am-8pm PST

Contact School direct for more details and application form.
Piazza S. Spirito 9-50125 Firenze
tel: = 39 055213030
Fax: + 39 055216497
web: www.ecfi.it      
email: info@ecfi.it

Eurolingua Institute (Florence, Livorno, Lucca, Milano, Genova, Pisa, Rome)

Italian Immersion language programs throughout Italy. Numerous language immersion programs around the World.
Contact Steve Tash via. Email travelstudy@yahoo.com or mobile (949)683-7151 9am-8pm PST


Koinè Center(Florence)

Italian language in Florence: through twenty years of research, the center has developed teaching materials and organized teacher orientation courses. Our courses represent a communicative program, the content of which comes from the realty of everyday life in Italy, and includes the main aspects of its cultural environment. On the first day the participants must take a language test to determine their level and to unable us to create homogeneous classes. Each one of the 5 levels of teaching takes a month to complete; therefore, it is possible to attend for one week till a maximum of 6 months.

Contact: Moradei Andrea, Director Koinè Center Via de' Pandolfini 27
Florence 50122 Italy TEL --39/055/213881 FAX: --39/055/216949

LinguaNova Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana(Livorno)

Mini-groups max.6/8 students.Low costs. Qualified teachers. Intensive, one to one, diction for opera singers, cooking courses. Homestay and single rooms near the school. Guided excursions in Tuscany, afternoons on the beach, nights in pubs, bars or disco, parties and meetings with local people in Livorno, nice, safe, not expensive and not touristic town by the sea. Italian Language Courses by British Institutes of Livorno Click here for prices and schedule. Click here for registration form.

Contact: Via Borra 35 - 57123 Livorno (Toscana/Italia)
tel +39 586 883453 fax +39 586 883453
http://www.linguanova.com - mailto:posta@linguanova.com

Caffè Italiano Club (Tropea)

Mini-groups with 4 to max. 6 persons, individual company crash courses/business italian, special courses for the hotel and tourism industry, accommodation in beautiful apartments & hotels situated by the sea, surfing, sailing, diving and horse riding opportunities in tropea, complimentary mountain bike loan, excursions in calabrie and sicily, cooking course, painting course.

Contact: Antonio Lamantea, Managing Director c/Caffè Italiano Club, Largo Antonio Pandullo 5
TROPEA (VV) 89861 Italy TEL: 0963/603284 FAX: 0963/61786

IT Club -Italian Language School (Rome)

It Club is located in the very centre of Rome. We offer intensive Italian language courses at all levels throughout the year. Extra-curricular activities are organized for the students on a regular basis. The school offers a computer lab with internet access, two libraries and a coffee bar. We also offer our students a service to help find accomodation for their stay.

Contact: Antonio Frassanito, Director of Didactics It Club
Via del Corso, 303 Rome RM 00186 Italy
TEL+39 066979211 FAX +39 0669792114

'lingua & arte', Academy of Italian language and arts for foreign students (Firenze)

'lingua & arte' is a center for the study of the Italian language, arts and culture for foreign students. classes include lessons in grammar followed by lessons in conversation. there are group and private classes. the Italian language classes are subdivided into six levels, each of the duration of four weeks (80 hours per month). the academy is located near the Ponte Vecchio.

Contact: lingua & arte, Academy of Italian language and arts for foreign students
Via dei Bardi 41 Firenze Italia 50125
TEL: + 39 (0) 55 - 26 57 968 FAX: + 30 (0) 55 - 26 57 968

Nausicaa Club (Pizzo Calabro)

There are six different course levels.The number of participants is restricted to a maximum of 6 people per course, to create the opportunity for intensive, personally applicable courses. Homogenous classes also play a part in effective learning. In order to be placed at the appropriate level, all students, except absolute beginners, sit a written and oral test at the beginning of the language course. The goal of the teaching is to promote the use of language, consolidate grammatical structures and offer an insight into the culture and everyday life of the Italians.

Contact: Antonio Aragona, Director C/O Nausicaa Club Vico Dedalo 3 Pizzo Calabro Vibo Valentia 89812 Italy TEL: 0039 0963591140 FAX: 0039 0963 591140

New Itineraries Cultural Association (Florence)

Italian language full immersion program in an Italian host family with a private tutor. Daily instruction in the home, all meals, private rooms. Qualified teachers. Quality homes. Florence and Tuscany. Personalized instruction linked to art, history of art, literature, music, cooking and wines.

Contact: Elisabetta Brunetti c/Italian language and culture, New Itineraries
Via Cetino, 61 Campi Bisenzio Florence 50013 Italy
TEL: +390558978449 FAX: +390558962761

Study Abroad in Florence

Contact: Fabrizio Polloni
Program Coordinator

Tel. +39 055 2381071
Fax. +39 055 289145
Cell. +39 347 6151593
ICQ 119712963


Tiberius international is located in Rimini Italy on the Adriatic Coast. The school is open all year round and the only member in Rimini of ASILS AIL and ELITE.course from absolute beginners to master in groups-classes or individual. CILS Certification University of Siena) vast range of extra scholastic activities (excursions, party,sports etc.).

Contact: Donati Donatella, Director c/ Tiberius international c.so d'Augusto 213 : Rimini RN 47900 Italy
Tel: italy+(0)541-708211 FAX: italy+(0)541-23292

Villa Dante School (Tropia)

Villa Dante is a centre of Study-Holiday in TROPEA (a very famous seaport in the South of ITALY) for italian language and culture. Include: accomodation in apartment situated by the sea or in historical centre of Tropea, courses of italian language for beginner and andvanced, excursions in the territory: Eolie islands, Etna volcano, Museum of Reggio Calabria, Castle of Gerace, ecc..

Contact Compagnino Francesco Director C/O Villa Dante School Via Aragona ,3 Tropea (VV) 89861 Italy
TEL: +39 0963 61664 FAX: +39 0963 61664

Centre of Italian Courses OnM (Otranto,Italy)

Learn Italian language by the sea in Otranto, City of Art. Otranto, "The Gateway To The East" and prestigious "City of Art", is a tourist town in South Italy, in the Province of Lecce, situated on the easternmost point of the Salento Peninsula. At a distance of 50 km is situated the City of Lecce known as the " Florence of the south'". The Italian Language School "Otranto nel Mondo" is able to provide Italian language courses at six levels; each course participant's level of knowledge of the Italian language is assessed by means of initial tests. By arrangement with the Perugia Universtity for Foreign Students, the school is an examination centre for the Certificates in Italian Language (CELI) and Business Italian (CIC).

Contact: Anna Andrianello
Address: via Punta nr.5
Tel. +390836802003
Fax. +390836802890
Email: info@otrantonelmondo.com
Web: http://www.otrantonelmondo.com