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Italian Language, Culture and Gastronomy center in Siena
We are a multi-national learning center for Italian Language, Culture and Gastronomy. Our mission at Dante Alighieri Siena, is to help students not only learn Italian in Italy, but also to experience Italian history and culture on many levels. In addition to our academic excellence and high quality classroom learning and instruction, students are offered the opportunity to participate in co-curricular cultural excursions and social activities.
This popular language course consists of 20 group lesson per week and is compulsory for students who need to obtain an Italian visa. Lessons are held from 9:10 am to 1:00 pm leaving the afternoons free to participate in the the optional Cultural and Social Activities which the school offers, to study independently or to absorb the Italian culture in the many local meeting places throughout our city. The last hour of each morning is dedicated to workshops in which students study in greater depth. Generally every Monday: listening and comprehension, Tuesday: reading and comprehension, Wednesday: speaking, Thursday: writing and Friday: games. These classes are designed to deepen the practical use of the language at a more interactive level.
Through our Siena Magnifica course students not only improve the Italian language, learn "hands-on" about the history and art of Siena but also but also learn the secrets of its cuisine. This course is composed of 20 language group lessons per week, 4 hours of cultural on-site lectures per week, 1 wine tasting at a wine shop in Siena which includes sampling several wines and tasting typical Italian food like bruschetta and salame, 2 hands-on cooking sessions with 5-course meals (please see "Evening Culinary Sessions" for more detail about the cooking sessions), many social activities offered by the school, as well as a weekend excursion for those of you who attend the two-week course.
C8 = 20 group lessons + 8 one-to-one lessons, per week
This course consists of 15 group lesson hours per week in the morning, from Monday to Friday from 9:10 to 12:00 and in the afternoon it also offers 8 individual lessons (2 lessons per day 4 times a week) per week for a more intensive course. In the individual lessons students can choose to focus in a particular aspect of the language – e.g., Italian business, Italian for journalism or politics, literature, conversation, history of art, etc.
The school must confirm the availability of your chosen accommodation.
If the selected housing is not available for your dates, the school will offer another accommodation option for you to consider.
I don't need housing
This solution (private room in an apartment with kitchen and bathroom shared with other students and/or landlord) offers more independence and responsibility than living with a family. The number of rooms per apartment varies from 1 to 7. Double rooms are for students travelling together only.
All the apartments can be reached easily on foot or by bus in 10-15 minutes. The apartments are furnished and you will find everything in the kitchen to cook your own meals. Not all of the apartments have an oven or a washing-machine.
Staying with a family is an exciting experience. There is probably no better way to be immersed in the host culture than to share everyday life with a family. Living with a host family provides a direct introduction to Italian family life including the delights of Italian home cooking! We can arrange single or double rooms with half board (breakfast and dinner included) or breakfast only in one of our carefully selected families. Double rooms are for students travelling together only.
Our families are always very pleased to welcome you into their homes. We have a wide variety of families, not all of them couples with children. Some are young, some older, some single-parent families, and some widows. The latter especially enjoy the company of students, and will introduce you to the stream of visiting relatives.
Please note that you will not be entitled to cook or use the kitchen area - Bed and Breakfast in Homestay choice may not be extended for a duration of over 2 weeks.
We strongly recommend you to book your flight only after your participation in a course and visa are confirmed.
Via Tommaso Pendola, 37, Siena
4.5 out of 5
Wonderful language school. Amazing teachers. Stayed there during the summer.
Excellent school. Professional and nice teachers. Totally recommend!
It's more than just a language school: culture, friendship, emotions, experiences, and lots of beautiful places... the best that Italy can offer!
Pay a deposit to reserve your spot
You have three days to cancel your booking with no fees if case you change your mind.
Pay the remaining cost immediately
Full cost of the course after prepayment deduction must be paid no later than for weeks before the start of the course.