Kappa Language School, Rome:
Based in the historic Colosseum area of Rome, Kappa Language School provides basic beginner to advanced level Italian language courses to students and professionals from around the world. We offer general Italian courses, intensive courses, PLIDA Italian language certification classes, private Italian lessons, and specialized Spring & Summer programs.
A Homestay option with an Italian family is also available as part of your studies.
- Società Dante Alighieri:
Kappa is a Certified Learning Center of Dante Alighieri, meeting quality standards in teaching Italian as a foreign language, recognized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and authorized to issue certificates and host exam sessions.
- Fondazione Mentore:
A Professional Training Center for workers, Mentore Foundation, started a program for linguistic and cultural training of immigrant workers.
Experienced Language Teachers:
- Federico Mari
Founder and President of Kappa, Federico attained a DITALS Certificate for teaching Italian as a Second and Foreign Language in 2009, and has taught with “Villa Giada” Institute and the “Mentore” Foundation.
- Enrico Piciarelli
Enrico graduated in Italian Language and Literature at the “Roma Tre” University, and completed a Masters Degree in history of Italian Language and Comparative Literature. From 2006 to 2009 he cooperated with “Bambini nel Tempo”, a Children's Therapeutic Aid Society.
Our Teaching Method:
We advocate a Communicative-Situational approach - where grammatical content is associated to a daily conversational situation, serving both as a motivating element and the lesson's aim. Original and purposefully-created learning material is often used.
Basic Beginner to Advanced Level Italian Language Courses:
- General / Regular Italian Course (A1-B2 level)
- Intensive Italian Course
- Super-intensive Italian Classes
- One-on-One / Private Tutoring
- Advanced Italian Courses (3-months)
- Summer Courses
- Spring Break Italian Course
- PLIDA (Dante Alighieri Italian Language Project) Certificate Course (PLIDA exam preparation)
- Combine your course with a Homestay with an Italian family
"The course in Kappa Language school was a very good experience. The teachers were very good and classes well prepared. The groups are small which is a great setting to learn. I made a lot of progress. Teachers were also helpful giving information about the city. The location of the school, close to the Colosseum and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, is most convenient. I'ld gladly go back to the school a next time."
- Frederika, Belgium
"I very much enjoyed the lessons at the Kappa Language School. I felt that the teachers were very involved with the students and they were also very flexible in adapting lesson to the needs of every individual student. Also I found there was an excellent ballance between the time spend on theory/grammar and speaking excersises."
- Jochem, Netherlands
"The most common mistake I make is the misuse of pronouns and my teacher is always making sure that I will get them right. Kappa language school has some very thorough and passionate teachers that make learning easier and more enjoyable."
- Paula, UK-Poland
"For a Turkish person, learning Italian is not easy at all. However as in many other languages after passing the initial learning step, the more you learn the more you enjoy. And definitely Italian is one of the cool languages that is nice to know."
- Burcu, Turkey
We offer our students the chance to find a comfortable accommodation in the city center at a very convenient price. Students can choose between the following options:
Homestay (2-person shared room)
Spend your time in Italy with an Italian family: the best way to improve your Italian! Apartments for homestay are generally located in the Monteverde, Trastevere Colosseo or Prati areas, all well connected with the school's neighbourhood (Colosseo) by subway, tram or bus.
Apartment (Single and Double)
All accommodations are located in the city centre and served by bus, tram and subway lines. The distance may vary from less than 1km to 5km maximum, so be sure to rent in advance, especially during high season. Students may choose to rent a single or double room, with private or shared bathroom.