ITALY - SIENA. Italian courses in Italy.
LEARN ITALIAN IN SIENA 2018
SOCIETA DANTE ALIGHIERI

Italian courses in Italy (Siena) for adults which offers very good lessons for foreigner students. The Italian school Dante Alighieri provides popular and effective methods of teaching an Italian language.

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Dante Alighieri School was established in 1979 year and is authorized by the Ministry of Public Education to specialize in teaching Italian language to foreigners. The school is located in a a beautiful, full of murals palace from 17th Century building (10 minutes walking distance from Piazza del Campo). The palace is situated in the center of that medieval city. Siena is an inspirational place for students' meetings and for artists willing to deepen their knowledge about art and improve their language skills by participating in Italian courses provided by teachers who specialize in many fields.

Italian School in Italy Italian courses in Italy. Siena

Siena
It is hard to find such a wonderful city like Siena. That place, with ubiquitous Gothic facades, is a city proud of its ancient traditions and suspicious of outside influences which may alter its cultural physiognomy. This characteristic has not hindered an endless flow of visitors to this fairy tale city beginning the Middle Ages to the dawn of the 20th century. An "oasis of the spirit", a town far removed from the frenzied pace of Italy's larger cities, Siena has preserved its own urban dimension, guarding her art treasures and continuing, undisturbed, to celebrate her most precious festivity, called Palio, in an atmosphere typical of the Renaissance.

Teachers team
Many years of experience have enabled the center to develop its own didactic method, employed by the teachers under the guidance of the Director of Studies. All teachers are highly qualified university graduates and are all specialized in teaching Italian as a second language. All of them are aware of difficulties which may occur during learning foreign languages and they learn how to overcome those difficulties in a very nice and calm way. They are all the participants of every day life of the school and try to live up to students expectations so as to make sure that they have a wonderful time in Siena.

Students
Students who learn Italian at Dante Alighieri School are motivated in various ways and they come from different parts of the world, and therefore, there is an extremely multicultural and diverse atmosphere in every class (10-12 students). There are a lot of interesting dialogues, discussions and abilities to improve language skills due to this variety. Societa Dante Alighieri workers are aware that many students arrive to
Italy in order to find something about aspects of Italian society and culture. That is why their being involved and teachers enthusiasm allows all students to experience all that wonderful Siena has to offer.

Italian courses in Siena, Italy

LEVELS

Italian language's level

Level

Italian language's programs and purposes

0

Zero - Level

Introducing and teaching how to use basic structures of present and simple tenses. Also basic vocabulary.

1

Beginner

Using present, past and future tenses in every day situations. Participation in simple discussions on general topics. Understanding short written texts.

2

Pre-Elementary

Improving fundamental syntax and basic language structures. Understanding short original texts. The beginning of writing.

3

Elementary

Participation in dialogues and conversations with native speakers of Italian. Learning with media texts.

4

Pre-Intermediate

The summary of learning all the tenses. Understanding and summarizing articles and other news texts.

5

Intermediate

Combining and development all of four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Comprehension of the idiomatic phrases and anecdotes. Interpreting texts by using a variety of basic vocabulary.

6/7

Upper-Intermediate

Finishing syntax and diverse language structure. At this level, students become more and more fluent. Introduction to the specialist language. Translations.

8/9

Advanced

General revising all grammatical structures. At this level students are highly fluent in the Italian language. Comprehension of idiomatic texts in the form of dialogues.

General information

Societa Dante Alighieri offers Italian language courses both for students who have not had a contact with Italian language before and for those who want to teach Italian language themselves. Each Italian language course lasts from 2 weeks to up to 10 months maximum. Each lesson lasts full 60 minutes. Italian language courses on each level of advancement take place according to specially prepared programs which enable students gradually achieve a thorough knowledge of grammar structures and syntax. and first of all the use of language in everyday situations. Teachers pay special attention to expanding students vocabulary through reading original texts and through discussions on various topics with special focus on pronunciation.

Extra-curricular afternoon activities

Showing appreciation for the meaning of students free time we organize different programs rich in culture and recreation activities such as: team building meetings, movie shows, tour guided trips to museums as well as other culture institutions, trips, lunches, parties, lectures and going out to Siena's vicinity. All of these activities are free of charge with the exception of lunches as well as costs of transport, and give students a chance to practice language in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere and getting to know Italian culture.

COURSES' DESCRIPTION AND PROGRAMS

Course Name Standard G6
Starting Date Every Monday*
Minimum length of the course 1 week
Lessons per week 15 lessons (3 lessons daily) 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Levels All
Description The course consists of 15 group lessons of General Italian (writing, reading, speaking, listening). Classes start in the morning. There are 5-12 students in one group (usually 10 students). The course is designed for those students who, while wishing to learn the Italian language in group lessons with other students of the school, wish to have as much free time as possible outside of the school environment in order to fully take advantage of the extensive social activity program, to study independently, or to absorb the Italian culture in the many bars and local meeting places throughout our city. Students participating in this course can also opt to participate in the cultural course.

Course Name Intensive G8
Starting Date Every Monday*
Minimum length of the course 1 week
Lessons per week 20 lessons (4 lessons per day) 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Levels All
Description It consists 20 lessons of General Italian (writing, reading, listening, speaking). Classes start in the morning. There are 5-12 students in one group. (normal average of 10 students).

Course Name Combined Course C4
Starting Date Every Monday*
Minimum length of the course 1 week
Lessons per week 20 lessons + 4 individual lessons/ week; 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Levels All
Descritpion The course consists of 15 group lessons of General Italian (writing, reading, listening, speaking). Classes start in the morning. There are 5-12 students in one group. (usually 10 students). There are additional individual lessons twice a week (2 lessons). This course is designed to meet students needs. It may consist in developing language skills, expanding vocabulary from any field, conversations, etc. The course is ideal for those who want to make a quick progress in relatively short time.

Course Name Combined Course C8
Strating Date Every Monday*
Minimum length of the course 1 week
Lessons/week 20 lessons + 8 individual lessons/ week; 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Levels All
Description The course consists of 20 lessons of General Italian (writing, reading, listening, speaking). Classes start in the morning. There are 5-12 students in a group. (usually 10 students). There are additional individual lessons (two hours a day 4 times a week). This course is designed to meet students needs. It may consist in developing language skills, expanding vocabulary from any field, conversations, etc. The course is ideal for those who want to make a quick progress in relatively short time.

Course Name One-to-one Tuition IND
Strating Date Every Monday*
Minimum length of the course 1 week
Lessons/week minimum 10 lessons per week ; 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Levels All
Description The advantage of our individual courses is that they are designed for the specific requirements of the student. The pace and content of the lessons are adapted according to the individual, so that he or she may learn in a relaxed atmosphere, with the undivided attention of the teacher. That is why the courses are designed for people who need a specialist language knowledge for career purposes, specially in a short period of time. Dante Alighieri teachers are specialized in a wide range of subjects, such as medicine, economics, opera, history, journalism, as well as in the language of media. We can also organize meetings and discussions with professionals in particular fields and visits to places connected with the subject from Italian language course.
Dante Alighieri School can be proud to have worked with several international companies and embassies, such as:
* The British Embassy in Rome and the Embassies of the USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Ireland
* Newspapers including Le Monde and the Financial Times
* The European Parliament
* International companies: Electrolux, Ericsson, Philips, Bayer, Whirpool,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lufthansa, Deutsche Bank, EVC, Bosch, Credit Agricole.
* Internationally known artists and musicians

Course Name Mini Group MG2/ MG3
Strating Date Every Monday*
Minimum length of the course 1 week
Lessons/week minimum 10 lessons per week; 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Levels All
Description These are classes for 2-3 students in one group for students on the same level and with the same linguistic aims. The course is ideal for professionals who would like to study specialist language with other people from similar career branch. School may organize special trips to places selected by participant on his/her request.

* for people who are at least on elementary level of language

Course starting dates in 2018: 8th of January, 29th of January, 19th of February, 12th of March, 9th of April, 23rd of April, 14th of May, 21st of May, 28th of May, 11th of June, 18th of June, 25th of June, 2nd of July, 9th of July, 16th of July, 23rd of July, 30th of July, 6th of August, 20th of August, 27th of August, 3rd of September, 10th of September, 24th of September, 8th of October, 22nd of October, 5th of November, 19th of November, 3rd of December

ADDITIONAL INFO

- Minimum age of Italian language course participants: 17 years old
- Price of the course includes: course fee, possibility of using library; social activities;
- Price of the course does not include: text books; accommodation; transfer from and to the railway/airport;
internet access, insurance;
- You should book the Italian course at least 3 weeks in advance before the course starts. You are obliged to pay 1 000 zloty + administration fee + the accommodation booking fee + possible payment for booked ticket by
"LEXIS".
- Participants are asked for informing us about the type of preferred accommodation as soon as possible (during summer season there may be shortage of hosting places); accommodation is provided from the day preceding the beginning of lessons to the day when the course ends. j

PRICES OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES 2018

Prices include:
- didactic materials (photocopy)
- leisure and entertainment programme (except transport fees, entry tickets and meals );
- completion of Italian language course certificate;
- information package on the 1st day of arrival;

Price of the Italian course in Siena does not include:
- coursebook (the cost of the book is from 20€ to 35€)
- administration fee 20€
- examination fee

Name of the course CODE

Hours / Week

Prices in Euro
Number of weeks
group individual

1

2 3 4 Each extra week
Standard G6 15 - 190 330 490 620 155
Intensive G8 20 - 230 400 590 770 175
Combined 4 C4 15 4 390 740 1090 1040 350
Combined 8 C8 15 8 550 1060 1570 2080 510
Mini-group (2 or 3 persons) MG2 2 - 30 €/ lesson (26 € per person per hour)
MG3 3 - 25 €/ lesson (20 € per person per hour)
Private Tutition IND 1 min 3 hours a day; 45 € an hour
Longterm and specialist courses Duration Price
Trimester LT 15 12 weeks (180 hours ) 2050
Trimester plus LTi 20 12 weeks (240 hours ) 2000
Academic year AY 20 48 weeks (960 hours ) + PLIDA exam 7000

OTHER COURSES

Intership course CODE Hours / Week Duration of language course Duration of intership course Price
IN24 15 2 weeks from 2 to 4 weeks 1350

CULTURE PROGRAMME & 50+ heritage

CODE Hours / Week Duration of a course Additional lessons Price / week Additional week
Siena Heritage CS 15 hours 4 hours - 330 330
Siena Magnifica OC 20 hours 4 hours wine tasting (1 lesson + 2 cooking lessons) 490 480

ACCOMMODATION ITALY - SIENA 2018

Italian courses i na Siena. AccommodationYou can get the accommodation with Italian host family or apartments shared with other students. You will not always live in the city center. Still, there will be a possibility of a fast access by the means of public transport. Monthly bus tickets are available for students with a special discount. Students who have their own cars may be, on their request , accommodated in houses outside the city center. Accommodation should be booked well in advance, especially during summer season. Rooms are available from Sunday before the Italian language course starts to Saturday after the course ends.

Acconnodation in ItalyStudents can live at apartments shared with other students. One apartment consists of from 1 to 7 rooms, shared kitchen and bathroom. Each person gets his/her own room. People who come together may ask for double room.
Accommodation should be booked 3 weeks before the Italian course starts.
*
Accommodation in double rooms for people coming together

ˇ All families who cooperate with Dante Alighieri in ACCOMMODATION  ITALY - SIENA Siena are carefully selected and regularly supervised by the administration staff.
ˇ Before departure every student will be given a detailed address of accommodation.
ˇ The Italian language course participants are asked to inform the host family or the owner of the hotel about a specific date and time of the arrival before they arrive on the course.
ˇ Accommodation is available from Sunday before the course starts to Saturday before the course ends.
School may organize, on condition of paying surcharge, the airport transfer from Florence and Rome.

Administration fee - 50 Euro

Type of accommodation Room

Number of weeks
-price for 1 week

Extra night
1 (6 nights)

Each extra week
(7 nights)

Apartment and kitchen shared with other students (no meals) Double 150 130 20
Apartment and kitchen shared with other students (no meals) Single 210 140 30
Homestay + Breakfast Double 190 160 25
Homestay + Breakfast Single 230 190 35
Homestay + breakfast + dinner; double room Double 230 200 35
Homestay +breakfast + dinner; single room Single 270 250 40
Hotel & Villa, residence, single and double rooms On request

PICK-UP SERVICE

Siena is situated 60 km from Florence and from the coast. We advise students coming from Florence by train or plane to take the express coach to Siena. Florence's bus station is located at the Piazza della Stazione S. Maria Novella on the right hand side. Ask for an express ("rapida") or direct ("diretta") ticket. Other nearby airports are at Pisa or Rome, both easily reached by train or coach. The school organize on request a pick-up service at extra charge.
It is very important that students inform the host family about the specific time of their arrival.

How to become a student of Italian courses in Siena?
All formalities connected with your stay, booking, transport, etc. can be arranged in person or via e-mail through "LEXIS", College of Foreign Languages or through our agent. After choosing the course type, accommodation and other services you fill out an application form and transfer the due sum of money to the "LEXIS" bank account. You send us an application form by mail or fax so that we receive i a least two weeks before the beginning of the course (applicants from cities other than Warsaw contact an agent).

Before departure you will receive:
ˇ a confirmation of your enrolment on the course together with an appropriate letter for the British customs officers - so that you will not have any problems on crossing the border,
ˇ a plane ticket - if you travel from Warsaw (applicants from other cities in Poland please contact an Agent),
ˇ a confirmation of the accommodation booking together with address, telephone and a short characteristics of the host family,
ˇ an invoice for the services ordered.

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