Italian Language in Le Venezie / Tropea
Study in Le Venezie or Tropea, Italy
Italian Language & Culture: 20 hrs / wk
2 weeks: $1295 / 4 weeks: $1695 USD
Start any Monday – Minimum age 16 yrs
Open to all Worldwide
The Program / Locations
Le Venezie is situated in Trieste – an enchanting, elegant city located just in front of the “Gulf of Venice”. Here you find the typical Italian Riviera “flair” – literary atmosphere and multicultural ambience. Majestic “Palazzi” with imposing facades in various styles of architecture, theatres, historical coffee houses, countless museums, castles, and palaces tell the history of this impressive location. Venice is just 1.5 hours away and the school regularly organizes excursions to explore the “City of Gondolas”. Program in Trieste is centrally located, and open all year long.
Tropea is in southern Italy, often referred to as the “Pearl of Calabria”. The town sits upon a high rock surrounded by the crystal clear sea, with fine sandy beaches only minutes away from the school building. Further beautiful sandy bays are to be found along the “Costa degli Dei…the Coast of The Gods. Tropea is a charming small town surrounded by typical Palazzi from the 17th – 19th centuries. The school is located in one of these historic buildings. The nearby places of Tropea are also popular among visitors looking to explore the coastline of Calabria, with its many sandy beaches and clear sea, around the so called Capo Vaticano. Population of Tropea is only about 7000, and the climate is warm, very sunny, and Mediterranean. Program is open all year long. Minimum age is 16 yrs.
Courses – Italian Language & Culture
Italian Language Courses – 4 hrs per day, M-F, 20 hrs per week. All levels offered. Placement teste given on first day to determine level – 15 different levels of language proficiency. Small group classes of less than 10 students per class. Classes are taught in the morning and early afternoon (9 am – 1 pm), or from 4 – 8 pm. Course is divided into 4 lesson units of 55 minutes each.
Course content is focused on structure and rules of grammar, practical sentence formation, expanding vocabulary, idioms, reading text on various Italian cultural topics, roll-playing, and different methods of communication. Intermediate and advanced levels students are engaged in 2 hours of grammar, and 2 hours of conversation, with active newspaper readings, and discussions on various topics, all in an effort to immerse the student in the 4 areas of: speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.
Overall objectives are:
- Developing the ability to understand a discussion.
- Develop the ability to interact in a discussion.
- Develop competence in reading and writing.
Cultural Workshops – available in Tropea. Painting, and Cooking. Inquire upon arrival check-in.
Cost extra – $300 USD per week (includes supplies). Pay there.
Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 16 yrs. Start any Monday year-around. Early registration advised.
Level 1: Basic grammar and sentence structure. Essential vocabulary. Phonetics. Listening comprehension exercises. Conversation. Dictations. This course establishes the basis for a self-assurance conversation leading to independence in essential situations.
Level 2: Development of basic grammar. Vocabulary building. Phonetics. Dictations. Exercises in oral summarizing. Conversation. Elementary readings.
Level 3: Completion of basic grammar and its application. Vocabulary building. Written composition. Readings from contemporary authors (Calvino and Pratolini, for example). In this course, the student reaches a good level of competence and is capable of coping with normal situations in an Italian environment.
Level 4: Syntactic structures and their use. Idiomatic expressions. Written composition. Conversation and discussion. Readings from contemporary authors (Moravia and Montale, for example). Readings from newspapers and magazines. A good level of expression is attained in this course.
Level 5: Special syntactic structures. Synonyms and idiomatic expressions in everyday speech. Special topics in grammar morphology. Conversation and discussion on current topics. Readings from contemporary authors. Reading and analysis of newspaper and magazine articles. In this course, fluency is attained.
Level 6: Analysis, assimilation and use of more complex structures of the language. Topics of interest to the class. Contemporary readings. This course is the top level (Superior), and aims at general excellence.
- 2 weeks = 40 class hours. 4 weeks = 80 hrs.
- Students usually earn 3 – 4 credits per 4 weeks.
Activities – Excursions
Cultural excursions are organized in both locations (optional). Small participation fee to pay for transportation and any entrance fees. Participation is optional. Inquire upon arrival check-in, and sign up for any excursions if interested.
In Tropea, there are also sporting classes available such as: Windsurfing, Catamaran sailing, Scuba diving, and Mountain biking. Each of these courses cost a fee…..inquire upon arrival check-in if interested. For example, Windsurfing lessons for a complete course will cost about $360 USD. Pay there.
Housing is provided in shared apartments. Single room. CSA will book it.
You pay there upon check-in. Host family not available for this program.
Will cost approx $350 USD per week.
Can cook own meals, or eat at school cafeteria or local places.
Also, you can arrange own housing if you prefer. Stay with a relative, friend, or book your own housing is okay with CSA.
Again, select your housing type on the registration form online.
Dates and Fees
* 4 lessons per day, M-F / 20 per wk
* Minimum age is 16 yrs
* Italian Language & Culture: 4 hrs per day, M-F
* Start any Monday year-around
|2 Weeks||$1295 USD|
|3 Weeks||$1495 USD|
|4 Weeks||$1695 USD|
Addtl week = $200 USD per week extra. Housing not included.
Airport transfer service available for both locations.
Let us know in advance if you want airport transfer.
Open to all students and adults. Minimum age is 16.
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