Learn Italian in Liguria, living with you teacher (from spring 2021)
“If you want to fine-tune your Italian, live like a local and discover things you never knew, look no further .” (Katherine P. former homestay student ).
In Sarzana, a stone’s throw from Cinque Terre, my homestay programme will offer you a full immersion experience in every aspect of Italian culture and language: for one week you will live at my home; I will guide you to visit characteristic and unique places such as Cinque Terre, and you will discover them as only locals are able to do; you will taste typical local dishes and you will learn how to prepare them; last but not least you will follow a study programme totally tailored to your specific needs.
Something about my courses
My courses are especially tailored to each unique student, with respect to their interests, their age, their learning styles and according to their objectives. This is why I offer not only traditional language courses but also lesson time with “Learning by Doing” activities that means you will learn by:
• discovering the traditional fishermen’s villages of the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Tellaro and Lerici;
• discovering the history of some neighbouring Sarzana’s medieval villages, such as Pontremoli or Fosdinovo;
• making focaccia and cooking pasta al pesto, torta d’erbi or other typical dishes;
• visiting Michelangelo’s marble quarries in Carrara;
• walking like pilgrims used to do along the ancient Via Francigena;
• reading the daily newspaper while having a “cappuccino e brioche” in a café;
• doing shopping at the local street market. ...and finally savouring Italy the Italian way!
Something about me
I am an Italian language teacher who has specialized for the past thirty years in teaching French and Italian; I am specialized in adult teaching and I generally work with over 40- year-old students. Something about Sarzana Sarzana is a beautiful medieval city set between the mountains and the sea, close to the Alpi Apuane and just a few steps away from the Cinque Terre.
Something about Sarzana
Thanks to its unique location, Sarzana offers many things to visitors: from long walks through natural parks of Montemarcello or Cinque Terre, to the visit of the Roman archeological sites of Luni or the medieval castles in Lunigiana; from unique villages nestled along the Ligurian coast to the charming Versilia’s beaches in Tuscany. Throughout the year Sarzana also hosts several artistic and cultural events, including: “La Soffitta nella Strada”, “La Calandriniana,” il “Festival della Mente,” i “Libri per la Strada”, “Atri fioriti” and “Sarzana Opera festival”.
Virtual Homestay / Online lessons
While waiting for the end of this particular period, don’t give up on your study trip to Italy and enjoy the opportunity to learn Italian through a Virtual Homestay in Sarzana!
I am going to offer you Italian lessons as well as a virtual tour of the natural, artistic and cultural beauties of my country.
I will let you discover the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre, to appreciate Bonaparte’s Palace and the Medicean fortress in Sarzana; I will take you to visit a famous wine shop, help you prepare a “torta d’erbi” or other typical dishes...and much more than that, depending on your own personal interests.
For each lesson, we will choose a main theme, and we will explore all the linguistic and cultural aspects of it . And finally, before saying goodbye, we will have a nice chat in front of a cup of coffee.
Or, if you prefere, you can have interesting online classic language lessons focused on different themes from politics to society or art and so on.
You can have further information, pictures of the area and testimonials at : https://www.homestayitaliancourses.com