Il Sasso Italian Language School
The Italian language school Il Sasso is recognized by the Ministry of Education and is ISO 9001 – 2008 certified. It is a small to medium size Italian school (about 500 students per year) with a high standard of quality. Students are of every age group and come from all parts of the globe.
The school was founded in 1983 by a group of teachers who are still there, running it with professionalism and passion.
The school is located in an historic building in the heart of the town. It has 8 large, airy classrooms and a terrace with a lovely panoramic view - a favourite place for students to take their class breaks during the summer. There is also a free Internet point and WiFi access. The students can study or watch a film at the school at any time throughout the day. In addition, the school offers its students the chance to pass their afternoons together through a wide variety of excursions and activities - guided tours, wine, olive oil and cheese tastings, cooking lessons, walks in the country.
The teachers are all university graduates, and are specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign or second language. They are particularly experienced in instructing adult students. The courses are geared to those who want a cultural vacation in Tuscany while learning how to get by in Italian in day-to-day situations, as well as to those who wish to learn Italian for their work or studies through a full immersion program. The communicative method and the friendly and personal atmosphere of the lessons make our courses a very special human and cultural experience that`s different each time.
The school’s secretary offers constant and active support to students, advising them in their choice of lodgings or planning their trip.
For a great many reasons, Montepulciano, in Tuscany, half way between Florence and Rome, is an ideal place for an Italian language school.
It is located on the top of a hill, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves with one of those views which has made Tuscany famous the world over. The peace and quiet are ideal for a study holiday of Italian language far from bustling town centres.