L'Italiano Porticando - Learn Italian in Turin surrounded by art, history and nature
Besides being an Italian language school for foreigners, L'Italiano Porticando focuses on the Italian culture, as we're convinced that learning the language through its cultural aspects is the best way to fully understand it and succeed. With us you can combine your language course with a variety of cultural classes on the History of Italian Art, Architecture, Music or on the History of Turin and many other topics. In addition to on-site classes, the school orginizes afternoon activities aimed to discover Turin and its surroundings and to get to know the local history, culture and cuisine.
Another option for those who don't want to study in the classroom is to sign up for our Outdoor conversation classes or Intensive cultural classes to discover Turin - Percorsi Torinesi, which both can be held as individual classes or classes in small groups. These courses are a great way to get to know Turin's history while discovering the city's streets, piazzas and palaces.
If you can not come visit us in Turin, you can sign up for our online cultural classes, dedicated to different topics such as Italian Literature, Art and society.
TURIN AND PIEDMONT
Turin, defined as 'The door to Italy', is situated in a strategic geographical position between the Alps and the Ligurian seaside.
Founded during the Roman epoch, Turin, has its peak of splendour during the Baroque epoch under the House of Savoy.
It grew during the following centuries and became Italy’s first Capital in the eighteenth century and one of the most important industrial poles during the nineteenth century. Today, Turin is becoming a magnet for cultural events thanks to its many national museums, as f. ex. The National Museum of Cinema, the Egyptian Museum, many modern arts exhibitions and yearly international appointments, as the International Book Fair and the "Salone del Gusto".
Turin is also a magical place full of itineraries to follow at night, with many places for entertainment, particular and alternative restaurants, wine bars and cafés where young and old can have a good time.
L'Italiano Porticando, situated in a beautiful nineteenth century building in the historic city centre, the “Quadrilatero Romano”, near most important sightseeing destinations and cultural attractions, is a friendly school, teaching exclusively the Italian language and culture to foreigners. Our students find here an inviting and warm atmosphere allowing them to learn easily the Italian language and to get to know many aspects of daily life in Italy.
The lessons are held by experienced mother-tongue teachers using the direct communicative teaching method and motivating the students to participate actively in their lessons and extra-curricular activities: In the afternoon the students have the possibility to join cooking lessons, to take part in wine tastings and in walks in the city centre practising outside the classroom what they have learned at school.
The school offers:
*) Standard courses
*) Small group courses
*) Private lessons
These courses are organized for all language proficiency levels.
Standard courses are our intensive group courses in the morning for those who want to study Italian on site. It's possible to sign up for 1 to 4 weeks to complete a level or for more weeks.
Small group courses are made for small organized groups of people who want to study Italian together and follow their own programme, while private lessons, which can be both intensive or long-term, are tailor-made courses aimed to work on the student's special needs.
The school proposes a number of Combined courses: a combination of Standard course with additional private lessons, literature, arts, architecture, tango, cinema or business Italian and also CELI and CILS exam preparation courses.
Furthermore, the students can join the school’s Cultural courses on history, history of arts, cinema, literature, waterpainting, cooking classes and wine and chocolate workshops .
For groups, there are Language holiday courses: one-week-courses with a particular "topic", which allow to integrate a cultural holiday with language learning. This is also valid for our Special topic courses like Italian for Gourmets or Christmas in Turin.
The school offers also ONLINE COURSES (individual, small group and groups) for students from all over the world, and a variety of ONLINE CULTURAL CLASSES on Italian Art, History and Literature and ONLINE CONVERSATION CLASSES for those who want to keep practicing their Italian with people from all over the world talking about culture, society and news.
Those who would like to practice their speaking while discovering Turin can sign up for our OUTDOOR CONVERSATION CLASSES both in a small group or as individual classes with our teacher.
Free accommodation research service, free internet access (wi-fi), free afternoon activities, airport pick-up service on request.
All prices include the registration fee, books and other didactic materials, afternoon activities.
What Not Included
Public transportation and museum tickets, local food tastings and accomodation are not included in the price.
The minimum duration of a language course at our school is 1 week. In case you want to study Italian for longer than 3 months, you can sign up for our long-term courses with a study visa.