Italian for Foreigners

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Italian for speakers of other languages

All ISOL lessons are held from Monday through Friday and start at 9.00 am. As a rule, Italian public holidays are observed. There is a twenty minute break after each 1 hr 50 min. lesson.

One to one courses for adults and minors

Optimal results can be obtained from private courses tailored to the specific needs of the individual. 4 to 6 hours per day are suggested, though other solutions can be arranged. These courses can begin at any time.

Group Courses for adults

Two types of intensive coursework are offered:

  • Intensive: from 9:00am to 1:00pm for groups of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 students.
  • Super-intensive: from 9:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 to 4:00pm for groups of 2 people

Language courses for minors

Centro Linguistico Agorà organizes courses for students under 18 years of age. Groups comprise a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8 students and are lessons are held from 9.00am to 1.00pm from Monday to Friday.

Attention. Minors must take room and full board with a local family. We suggest a minimum of €50.00 per week pocket money. A member of Centro Linguistico Agorà staff will be present to assist students on arrival and departure. Students will only be allowed to leave Livorno during the weekend with written permission from a parent. Evening outings are permitted if accompanied by a member of the host family or school staff. Families are liable for any medical costs incurred by the students. Please give advance notice of any special requirements or medical conditions (diet, medicines taken, etc.). Whenever a group is formed from a number of participants that is less than the minimum for the course type, the number of lesson hours will be reduced.

Please, see our conditions, which apply to all short-term courses of study.

Centro Linguistico Agorà will help you find lodging for your stay. Please see our page on possible accommodation solutions.

Centro Linguistic Agorà designs special courses for foreign students who use Italian for professional purposes. These courses have been designed for conference interpreters who already work with the Italian language or who are about to obtain qualifications to do so. These courses are intensive and consists of a minimum of 6 hours of lessons a day for one week. Study groups comprise a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 students. Courses are held during January and August, but a course can be organized at any time of year on request.

Lessons are organized on the basis of the participants’ specific requirements as well as dealing with in-depth study of general aspects of advanced level Italian. Classes are taught by Italian language teachers and professional experts from a variety of fields of work.

Themes which have been of interest to this type of student to date range from politics and economy to history, geography, art, culture and legislation to more specific topics such as cross-border trade, pensions and civil union contracts. Centro Linguistico Agorà invites interpreters to suggest subjects that are of interest to them and in its turn, proposes specific arguments for in-depth study.

If you would like, please consider some enthusiastic testimonials.

Other arrangements can be made for pre-existing groups. All courses can be combined with our In touch with Italy programmes.

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