ILM offers Italian language and culture courses in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany since 1981. Our school is located in Pisa, a young city of many historic and cultural attractions. In the summer we also offer courses in Viareggio, where you could study in a peaceful environment by the sea and enjoy. Since Pisa has an international airport, you can arrive here and tour Italy and the main European capitals easily and for a low cost. We are a small school (around 500 students per year) with a friendly cozy atmosphere. Our teachers are professional and experienced. The lessons are focused on developing communicative skills without overlooking the grammatical structures. We provide Italian courses for any level (A1 – C2) and frequently arrange culture courses and extra activities.
Standard Group Courses
Duration: at least one week
Lessons per week: 20 lessons per week, 4 lessons of 45 minutes per day.
09:00-12:30 in Pisa, 08:45-12:45 in Viareggio
Description: our general course could be ideal for any student in any level, as it combines grammatical exercises with practical conversations. During the course we present everyday and cultural elements of Italy through listening, reading and studying authentic materials such as songs, newspaper articles and dialogs. We plan extra activities during which the students would practice the language in real-life situations.
Duration: at least one week
Lessons per week: 10 lessons of 1 hour per week (2 lessons per day); the lessons are scheduled based on the student’s timetable.
Description: intended to provide an instruction that meets your needs; on your first day we will decide together what program would fit you most. We offer 2 types of courses:
Individual course (CI): perfect for students who must utilize their course time to the fullest. The program is customized based on personal needs, work and school timetable and required specific preparations to university exams, CILS, CELI, PLIDA
Individual course with lunch (IP): this course emphasizes communicative skills; the student converses with a native-speaker teacher while enjoying a typical Italian lunch in a restaurant at which our school provides a discount.
Duration: Cooking course: 2 weeks; tasting course: 2 weeks; Course on the history of art: 2 weeks; Club50 Art & Wine: 1 week
Lessons per week: Cooking course: 3 weekly lessons of 1 hour
Wine tasting course: 2 weekly lessons of 1 hour;
Course on the history of art: 4 weekly lessons of 1 hour;
Club50 Wine & Art: 15 lessons (4h/d)
Prices: Cooking course: €180; tasting course: €120; course on the history of art: €280; Club50 Wine & Art: €580
Description: we offer 4 kinds of cultural courses:
– Home cooking course
– Wine tasting course
– Course on the history of medieval and renaissance art
(these course must be requested in addition to a language course)
– Club50 Art & Wine: Italian course in the morning and culinary activities in the afternoon, such as tasting of food, wine and oil at artistic and archeological sites of national importance (courses of this kind are provided only to groups)
Preparation courses for the certification of Italian as a foreign language CILS/CELI/PLIDA
Preparatory courses for the test of admission and other exams of Italian Universities
Transfer from the airport of Pisa/Florence to Pisa or Viareggio.
Diverse solutions of accommodation (apartment, home stay, hotel or hostel… for further information regarding the solutions and prices, see our website).
Free-time activities are organized by our staff (including excursions, photography tours, aperitifs, wine tasting and football games).
Wifi is available at the school.
Our school is recognized by CSN, the Swedish National Agency for High Education, and the German administration of training (Bildungsurlaub). It forms summer programs together with the university of BMCC (New York) and the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies of Lucca.