Italian Language Courses on Holiday
Italian Language skills can be learnt and practiced as part of a vacation and is an excellent way in which to quickly and simply develop your Italian.
If you imagined that a language holiday would involve spending a lot of time in a dark, dank classroom hacking and gagging as you practiced your Italian Language courses you would be wrong. Italian courses are arranged to include a whole fortnight of events and activities that complement your learning and allow you to go out into the real world and practice with native Italians what you have learnt.
Italian Language Lessons
The Italian lessons run from the picturesque Umbrian market town of Citta di Castello in the north of the province and situated on the Tuscan border provide the perfect learning environment. This is a land of saints, artists and green hills, a natural environment rich in cultural heritage, brimming with wholesome homemade food and the producers of some of Italy’s most tasty wines. Qualified English speaking native Italian teachers and English-speaking ex-pats combine to produce a wonderfully educational and entertaining language course and a memorable holiday.
A language holiday wouldn’t be the same without the lessons but these are friendly relaxed events organised after breakfast and as an introduction to the day’s activities. The lessons will give learners of all levels the vocabulary and grammar necessary to interact with your hosts, guides and people you may meet along the way. They are designed to give you the confidence and opportunity to actively use your newly found skills and practice speaking Italian.
Practice Speaking Italian
Once the lessons are finished you will travel out into the field, as adventurers in a new landscape and with visits to local museums and art galleries you will learn the history and influences of the Upper Tiber Valley. There are gastronomic tours around cheese factories, vineyards and truffle farms and you can explore the countryside on a Vespa scooter tours and a gentle bicycle ride along the River Tiber. Art classes and visits with local artists are also arranged, where you can learn about the famous painters of the area, see their works and have a lesson in drawing as well.
Lunch and teatime provide an excellent opportunities to practice your new Italian vocabulary, ordering food, tasting wine and eating scrumptious cakes. These are completed with entertainment from magicians, to live music or singing and dancing. During all these activities the emphasis is always on learning Italian and having the chance to practice using the language in a fun and relaxed environment. If you are learning Italian a fortnight fully immersed in the language, culture, history and cuisine will bring your conversational skills on in leaps and bounds. Umbria with its peaceful, rural location and its proximity for tours to Rome and Florence makes for a splendid learning environment.
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