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Italian Homestay School- Residential courses in a Villa. Home stay Italian.
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A recent comment of an Advanced student from New York
-Learn Italian in a Residential (full board) School
Appia Vecchia is not a typical Italian language school, but an Italian homestay School with Italian language courses at your teacher's house near Rome .I am the only teacher of my small and unique Residential School, but I have the great advantage to speak six languages. Why have I chosen this Homestay Full board formula? Because learning Italian as a foreign language in a big group and only in a classroom,does not give you the chance to have a constant contact with your Professore and above all with this beautiful language. Even if you are in Italy, in other schools ,you only speak the language during your Italian classes or with other foreign students and normally it takes you 3 to 4 weeks before you can finish a course at your level.
In my Homestay school weekends too are used in a profitable way and your teacher will be with you for most part of the day to give you the chance to carry on practising Italian even during meals, outings etc..Courses are normally attended by 1 to 6 students maximum all at the same level.Lessons, will also take place on Saturday and Sunday which means the Italian course is going to be intensive but you will finish your 40 hours lessons in 10 days and not in 3,4 weeks like in most schools. Apart from Italian traditional classes, where you will be speaking Italian from day one and you will be using authentic material, I offer you the chance to spend your days with an Italian traditional family and your highly qualified Italian Professor who has a Master Degree Itals ( from Ca Foscari University- Venice) in Teaching and Prmoting Italian language and culturer to foreign students.You will be sharing with us every moment of our authentic Italian family life This is certainly the best way to learn the language .You will be able to learn, at no-extra cost, also Italian traditions and culture and most of all you will experience the real Italian lifestyle. Guided trips not only in Roma but also in the surrounding areas plus Italian cookery lessons( at no extra cost), meals conversation, tv programms, picking up olives, fruit, vegetable, grape with us ( if you wish), la passeggiata , il rito dell'aperitivo, Italian games, etc will be only some of the moments where you will be using your Italian in a natural and authentic way, all day along, with your teacher or other members of her family..Listening and speaking Italian and having many hours of exposure( per day)to this wonderful language, it will make a great difference in 7, 10 or 14 days with us.The School- Villa is surrounded by a huge garden with a wonderful panorama on the near mountains and sea..Apart from Italian language courses, we also offer courses on Italian cinema, literature, culture and tradition, art in our region.Italian Senior courses ( for the over 50 of age ) Homestay are also available.
Even if you are travelling on your own, you will be well looked after as a guest and student in our School/ Villa.Many women in particular find our school a nice study-holiday solution as very safe at any age.Private courses for couples or families are also available on request...If you wish to find out more about my courses I will be only pleased to give you e-mail addresses of people worldwide who previously attended the school . In the section called about us more information are available regarding location, the School/ Villa and our Homestay courses.
The Association ( no -profit) Appia Vecchia was
born with the aim of promoting and spreading Italian language and culture
in Italy and abroad as well as English language and culture, by creating
courses in both languages (Residential and not Residential) for members
only. Our main activities will include conferences, cooking courses, intensive
weekends in the countryside , English
Residential courses in Italy and Uk , guided excursions ( by