Italian Language Course and Immersion in Taormina (Sicily)

Location: Italy: Taormina

Dates: All year round dates

Language Vacation

http://www.languagevacation.com

1056 Masters Lane Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 Canada

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Phone: Toll Free ( North America) 1 888 494 3974Telephone (Intl) 1 705 745 4697

Description

Learn Italian on the island of Sicily, enjoy a truly Italian immersion in a small picturesque town overlooking the Mediterranean, with views to Mount Etna.

Enjoy relaxed sunny days after your Italian classes are finished for the day.. walk to the beaches and enjoy the warm aqua blue Mediterranean. Hike the famous volcano Mount Etna through mature forests or visit the well-preserved Greek Theater and many other archaeological sites.

Situated in the heart of Taormina, housed in a typical style four-story building, which offers amazing views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna.

It also overlooks the community tennis courts, lush public gardens and the Ionian Sea. Students enjoy a relaxed family atmosphere with professional teachers.

Highlights

You have the following course options:
* 4 lessons daily: (20 lessons per week)
* 4+5 lessons daily: (20 group + 5 private lessons)
* 6 lessons daily: (30 lessons per week)

- We accept all language levels / ages 18+
- Unlimited course length
- A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
- Course runs Monday through Friday (mornings)
- Loan of course materials are included
- Placement test and orientation on first day of course
- Maximum 10 students per group class

School accredited by the University for foreigners of Perugia as an Authorized Exam Center (exams are held in June and December) and accredited by the University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice as a recognized teacher training center for decreeing teachers of Italian as Foreign Language at "Ca' Foscari" University.

Academic credit available: (if required)
- Undergraduate Credit Through Brookhaven College

Lodging options

* Host Family:
- Private rooms
- Meals included: breakfast and dinner daily
- Meals will be local custom
- Shared bathroom with family
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your lodgings
- Located 5 - 15 minutes to school by public transport

* Apartments:
- Private rooms
- Self catering - NO meals included
- Expect to share with other international students.
- Normally 2 - 4 students share an apartment
- Apartments are co-ed; bedrooms are same gender
- Equipped kitchen including cooking utensils
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your apartment
- Located 10 - 15 minutes to school by public transport

* Studio "Bachelor" apartments:
- Private room
- Self catering - NO meals included
- This is your own studio, no sharing.
- Equipped kitchen including cooking utensils
- TV / Radio
- Bed linens provided; must bring towels
- You will be given a key to your apartment
- Located 10 - 15 minutes to school by public transport

After class and weekend activities:
Enjoy social and cultural outings during the week with other students from the school: weekly seminars covering a variety of subjects from Italian literature and poetry to Sicilian-specific subjects including history, politics, cuisine, etc.

Excursions could include: Battistero di S.Giovanni, Museo Bologna Buonsignori, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Torre del Mangia, weekly street market, Tour of Siena on Horseback, trekking in Siena, walking to explore art and scenery.

Optional "ADD ON" classes:
* Cooking course: (3 hours and half per day) - 3 days a week given by a real Italian/Sicilian "mamma" or "papa" in their home.

* Wine tasting : (6 lessons, 1 ½ hour each) - 2 week course for beginners, including 1 visit to a wine producer cellar and fields

* Produce of Sicily: (3 lessons, 1 ½ hour each) - 1 week course tasting, explanations, production, recipes including tasting

Languages
  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Italian

Cost in US$:

Various options

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Selected language course and course length
- Placement test and orientation on the day
- Lodging as requested
- Meals if selected
- Use of teaching materials and borrowing books
- Optional cultural and social activities.
- Language proficiency certificate
- Academic credit available if requested

Credit Available

yes

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant.

Participants Travel to Italy

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Year Founded

2000

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