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Are you looking for an exciting and comprehensive Italian language programme? Are you interested in visiting one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, for instance Florence, Milan, Rome or Siena? Are you looking for quality and are you between 16 and 99?

We hope that you have found what you were looking for! For sure, a language travel vacation in Italy presents to you the possibility of having an intensive look at the Italian language and culture. Below you will find some useful indications about how to organise your language travel vacation and study holidays in Italy.

Italian language schools
The Italian language school "Scuola Leonardo da Vinci" offers a wide-ranging programme of high quality Italian language courses all year round. No matter what your profession or academic goal, whether at a beginner level or a teacher of Italian, you will benefit from more than 20 years of dedicated experience. You may start every second week on every ability level, even for beginners, and stay as long as you want to.

Teaching method
The teaching method at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is based on communication. Students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Particular attention, however, is given to conversation, to develop in the student an increasing capacity to express himself and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course.

Naturally this method includes the study of the rules of syntax and grammar, which are essential to language learning, but which, alone, are not sufficient for gaining a real command of the language.

Where you can learn Italian?
With Scuola Leonardo da Vinci you can now learn Italian in the most beautiful Italian cities: Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena.

Italian language courses
The Italian school offers a wide choice of high quality Italian language courses: standard course, private tuition, academic school year and summer programs. Find all detailed information about our Italian schools on their website.

From 2005, Italian language school Leonardo da Vinci offers the ideal program to study abroad one year, the Academic School Year in Italy. Find here information about the academic school year (so called "Gap Year in Italy").

Guarantees and Student Services

  • Founded in 1977, they have years of experience and specialise in teaching Italian in Italy
  • Schools are located in the city center
  • Schools are officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education.
  • Schools are certfied for security standards and for access for the disabled.
  • Professional and young teachers all of whom have studied at the University level and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners
  • Students are insured against any injury they may experience inside the school building, during the activities organised by the school and during their way to school.
  • The school secretary is at the service of students for every information. The students can see the secretary whenever they need some extra help.
  • A maximum of 12 students per group for all group language courses.
  • They guarantee that all students who have studied for 3 consecutive months (12 weeks) in the schools will be able to apply for the DILI intermediate exam of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua. They will be able to apply for the DALI advanced exam after 6 months of consecutive studies.
  • Free Internet access.
  • Public telephone and Email facilities.
  • A whole range of activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture
  • Variety of students from over 50 countries study at our Scuola Leonardo da Vinci school.
School Association membership
  • AIL - Accademia Italiana di Lingua (Diplomas «Firenze»)
  • ASILS - Association of language schools of Italian as a foreign language
  • ELITE - European Federation of Associations for Teaching Mother Tongues
  • FIYTO - Federation of International Youth Travel Orgaisations
  • ALTO - Association of Language Travel Organisations.
Recognitions / Study Grants / Credits
  • Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education.
  • Recognised from CSN Lund (Swedish National Student Assistance Board) for study grants. School accredited by CSN, where Swedish students can study with state funded loans.
  • Recognised from 8 German Federal States for "Bildungsurlaub".
  • Recognised from many US Universities for Academic credits..

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci provides all information on-line, but they also send you a brochure on request. View their useful information to prepare with your italian language travel vacation.

Info about studying Italian language:

  • Learn Italian in Italy - Find information about Italian language schools and courses in Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena.
  • Study Italian in Italy - Young and dynamic agency born with the aim of connecting schools and students from all over the world. Find here more information about Italian language schools and Italian language courses in Italy.
  • Italian Language School & Programs in Viareggio Italy. Study & Learn Italian.

Info about studying in Italy:

  • Guide to Study in Italy: Find universities and colleges in Italy. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in Italy.