Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci Rome:
Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci was founded in 1977 and is located in the historical centers of Florence, Rome, Milan and Siena. It ranks among the best known Italian language Institutes in Italy and can offer you 30 years experience in teaching Italian in Italy. Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Rome was opened in 1984. It is one of the largest schools in Rome. It is situated in the centre of Rome in the pedestrian area, halfway from the astounding Piazza Navona, Castel S. Angelo and St. Peter Basilica. This area, typically Roman, abounds with charming cafes, shops, boutiques, libraries and a vibrancy found nowhere else in the city. The office of Scuola Leonardo Italian Language School in Rome is open 10 hours a day (from 8 a.m to 7 p.m, Monday to Friday). You will find our staff ready to help you and solve your problems.
Standard Italian Course
The Standard Course is held throughout the year on 6 (monthly) levels of ability. Duration: min. 2 weeks. The 4 lessons are held daily from Monday to Friday, usually beginning at 9am. If there are many participants the Standard Course may also be held in the afternoon at 2pm. There is a maximum of 12 students in each class.
There are special price discounts for long term stays:
Middle Length Standard Course: minimum 6 weeks;
Long Term Standard course: minimum 12 weeks;
Long Term Semester Course: minimum 24 weeks.
Intensive Italian Course
The Intensive Course consists of 4 lessons Standard Course per day in the morning and 2 extra lessons of group language course in the afternoon. In the afternoon session students have the opportunity to increase their knowledge with practice in speaking and conversing.
Intensive Italian Course "Plus" 5 & 10
The Intensive Plus Course consists of the Standard Course Plus additional private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons are specifically designed for your specific needs. We offer two kinds of Intensive Plus Courses:
Intensive Plus-5 Course: 20 lessons of Standard Course and additional 5 private lessons per week;
Intensive Plus-10 Course: 20 lessons of Standard Course and additional 10 private lessons per week.
Small Group Intensive Course
For students who want to learn quickly and intensively in a small group, or wish to increase their knowledge, the Small Group Intensive Course is tailor-made for their needs. Together with no more than 5 participants they will have 6 hours of daily intensive language course.
Part Time "Twice a week" Course
If you want to learn or improve your Italian, but you don’t have time for a daily course, we offer you the possibility to attend “Part-Time” courses for two times a week.
This evening course is especially recommended for those who already live, study or work in Rome. The courses are held throughout the year on three ability levels. The minimum duration of each course is 8 weeks.
Language and Culture Course "Italy Today"
For students who want to learn Italian and at the same time become acquainted with the culture and history and the current social and political situation of their host country, we suggest to choose the "Italy Today" Course. In addition to the 4 lessons Standard Course in the morning, in the afternoon they will be introduced to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well as the current political and economic situation of Italy.
The cultural part of this course consists of 10 supplementary lessons in two weeks.
"La Dolce Vita" Italian Course for mature students of any age
This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age. You will learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities.
The morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awareness and appreciation of the Italian culture.
Rome Guided tour of Ancient Rome; Traditional Roman Dinner and watch the Chef: the
Chef will show you the preparation of a typical Roman Dinner that you’ll enjoy;
Guided tour of the ‘Vatican Museums’; Field trip to a farm to enjoy the experience of
making one's own cheese; Tasting of Latium wines with professional sommeliers.
Long Term Standard Italian Course
Students wishing to study Italian for longer periods are especially welcome at our schools and receive special care and attention from our staff, as well as benefiting from our long-term discounted prices.
The Long Term Standard course has a duration of minimum of 12 weeks. With this course, students profit from all the advantages of learning a language in the country where it is spoken. Through our experience in teaching the Italian language, we know that the ideal minimum stay for a course is 12 weeks. Not only you will have more confidence in your language skills, but instead of feeling like you are on holiday, you will be completely immersed in the Italian culture and way of life. Many of our long-term students are preparing to enter university or rounding off their Italian Long-Term Standard Course with the recognised AIL "Firenze" examination.
Long Term Semester Italian Course
The Long-Term Semester Course (minimum 24 weeks) is an extended version of the Long-Term Standard Course. The general structure is similar, but the objectives are targeted on a long-term basis. If you would like to live in Italy for several months, the Leonardo da Vinci schools offer you the possibility of an attractive package. You may start learning Italian in Florence, and after a few months you can move to Rome, Siena or Milan. The curricula in the semester course are the same; thus you can change the course location any time you want and you will make the most of your stay in Italy.
An excellent opportunity to attain a more in-depth and continuous study of the Italian language. You can combine learning the language and enjoying your free time. This course is also an excellent preparation for Master Courses in Art, Italian Design, Italian Fashion or Restoration.
Last abut not least, the Long-Term Semester Course has a particularly attractive price.
Professional Italian Courses
The professional courses consist of four lessons in a Standard Language Course plus two private tutorials daily that focus on terminology from the selected professional field. An intermediate knowledge of Italian is suggested for those attending the professional courses.
The student can choose among the following subjects like Business Correspondence, Business Italian, the Language of Architecture, Italian for Law, Italian Literature, the Language of Tourism, Italian for Flight attendants, etc.
Sabbatical Year / "Gap Year"
This program has a length of 48 weeks, especially appropriate for students who want to spend a very long period in Italy and take a break from their everyday life. During these 48 weeks your students have the possibility to learn the Italian language from the basis to the high proficient level. They can also combine the language course with cultural courses offered by the school as well with guided visits and sports activities.
Since programs are the same in each Leonardo da Vinci branch, students have the possibility to live in different cities during their stay and so to enter in the Italian culture and way of living. For example: 12 weeks in Florence visiting the Uffizi and the amazing museums of the city, 12 weeks in Milan breathing the fashion and design atmosphere as well as making shopping in the most known boutiques, 12 weeks in Rome, the Eternal city full of ancient buildings from the Roman Empire and 12 weeks in Siena relaxing in the Tuscan countryside enjoying the Chianti wine.
What more? The very competitive price ...
Music Master Classes
The masterclasses offered by our Italian language school in Rome are special events that combine love for music, Italian and beauty. In the gorgeous "Oratorio del Gonfalone", students will improve their abilities in singing and playing with some of the best maestri of the world.
Preparatory Courses for University Studies in Italy
The SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI preparatory courses for University studies in Italy are intended for students who wish to attend Italian Universities. To be admitted to an Italian University, students must pass an entrance exam.
LEONARDO DA VINCI has offered preparatory courses for University studies, preparing several hundred students to successfully pass the entrance exams for Italian Universities.
Internship / Work Experience programs
SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI offers your students the unique experience of living and working in Italy. The Work Experience & Internship program consists of three stages:
ITALIAN LANGUAGE PREPARATION
The first part consists of an Italian language preparation course with a minimum duration of 4 weeks. However, to attend the Internship program, a very good knowledge of Italian is required (proficiency level - C1).
To widen the professional knowledge and to acquire sufficient skills to start a period of Internship placement, participants get 20 lessons of professional orientation course.
The orientation course is normally organized in accordance with the last two weeks of their
The third stage consists of an unpaid internship in a carefully selected Italian company for two to four months: The minimum duration is 8 weeks that can be extended up to 16 weeks (or as long as the visa of the participant is valid). Students may choose from several fields listed under unpaid experience. The position offered is influenced by the applicant’s previous work experience, education and level of Italian. Most of the employ locations are in Florence, Rome, Siena or Milan.
Fields of intership: Tourism / Restaurants / Hotel management / Travel Agency / Web design /
Web marketing / Design / Architecture; many other fields on request.
Private Tuition / One-to-One Tutorials
Many years of experience in giving private tuition, a flexible choice of courses and teachers experienced in individual teaching programs allow us to offer tailor-made private tuition courses.
Thanks to our proven individual system “LinguaKIT” ©, we are able to suit the private tuition program to your needs with regards to dates and specific areas of interest. Lessons can be freely scheduled as long as length and intensity, from daily 3 to 8 lessons.
On request, the private tuition can also be organized to include lunch with the teacher, to continue practising the new language during the lunch-break.
Should there be already sufficient knowledge of Italian, the participant can also learn vocabulary orientated to certain professions, such as general business Italian, banking, trading import/export, law, insurance, marketing, Hotel management, tourism, medicine and so on.
On request, we offer also “TWO-TO-ONE-COURSE” and “THREE-TO-ONE-COURSE”. In this case, the same knowledge of the Italian language of the participants is requested.
History of Italian Arts
Are you fascinated by Italy’s magnificent cultural works? Our course on the History of Italian Art will enable you to understand its history and social background. The course is designed to show, by means of slides and guided visits, the development of art in Italy in relation to the rest of Europe and offers you an introduction to the most important artistic styles (Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, Rationalism and Modern). You will become acquainted with the most important works of artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, Borromini and Caravaggio while learning about the most significant historical and social events that accompanied them.
Cooking Courses for amateurs and professionals
Would you like to be able to cook Italian food at home? In our Italian Cuisine course they prepare typical Italian meals, based on a complete sequence of courses and
are introduced to recipes from various regions of Italy. The student will receive his own recipe book as a present.
In addition to our Culinary Arts for Amateurs, our schools offer special cooking courses for professionals. In Rome, we collaborate with one of the biggest names of Italian and International cuisine, the “Gambero Rosso” culinary arts school. Every month, the school organizes stages and special programme courses which treat specific subjects like: culinary tradition of Val Pusteria, the Traditional Roman cuisine, menus for special holidays, etc.
Examination Courses for the Italian Diplomas «Firenze» AIL
Our school is recognized examination centers of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL), and we organize preparatory courses for the different Italian examinations «Firenze» of the AIL. We organize different course cycles (standard course combined with specific preparatory courses) for beginners and advanced students.
The duration of the courses can be from 4 to 48 weeks, depending on the knowledge of the Italian language.
Courses for Italian-Language Teachers
The main purpose of this course is to support Italian-language teachers by bringing their theoretical knowledge and teaching methods up to date. The emphasis is placed on revitalizing linguistic and didactic abilities and refreshing the teacher’s socio-economic and political-cultural knowledge of Italy.
This group course for teachers in Italian is held six times a year with the following program: The pedagogy of Italian as a foreign language: theoretical and practical use, techniques, teaching material / DITALS exam for Italian teachers preparation / Phonetics / Body language Workshop / Exercises / Lessons of observation and practice in Italian language classes.
“DITALS EXAM FOR ITALIAN TEACHERS PREPARATION COURSE”: This preparation Course is part of the Training Course mentioned above. It takes place during the first week of the course and contains the following subjects: The pedagogy of Italian as a foreign language; theoretical and practical use, tecniques, teaching material / DITALS exam for Italian teachers preparation.
Participants who are only interested in the first part of the course, can choose to do it, but the DITALS preparation course will not be recognized by the «Socrates / Comenius / Grundtvig III» program.
The Christmas season in Italy lasts for three weeks: it starts 8 days before Christmas and ends on the Epiphany Celebration (January 6th). This time of the year is called "La Novena"
Christmas is the most important holiday in Italy, and its celebration is a great tradition all over the country.
To get in touch with the spirit of the Italian way of celebrating Christmas and to share Italian traditions with other students, the Italian language schools Leonardo da Vinci in Rome has developed a "Christmas special course" for those who would like to discover the typical Italian Christmas.
The course starts every morning with two lessons of Standard Italian Language, designed to improve language and conversational skills and heighten the awareness and appreciation of the Italian culture.
Afterwards the program developes in the following way:
Introduction to the Neapolitan “Presepe” tradition (Nativity scene) at Christmas time (permanent show of an original seventeenth century “presepe”) / The importance of table decoration during Christmas time / Practical lesson about floral decoration with an evocation of remote atmospheres through a contemporary point of view / How to prepare a perfect Christmas menu according to the Italian tradition, with the supervison of a professional chef / Guided visit to the marketplace of “Campo de’ Fiori” / Illustration and preparation of a selection of the main Italian Christmas courses, with the supervison of a professional chef / Typical Italian gastronomic specialities of the Christmas holidays (Christmas, New Year and Epiphany) / Focus on the typical Christmas cakes / Gastronomic Laboratory: preparation of a complete menu, with the supervison of a professional chef / Final party: tasting of all courses prepared in a friendly Christmas atmosphere.
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