L’Italiano Porticando, founded at the beginning of 2005 with the aim to be a cut above ordinary language schools in Turin and to provide a specialized centre and point of reference for those who want to study the Italian language and culture in Turin. Turin is in a city well-known as an industrial centre, but little-known by tourists, Turin has, however, an incredible artistic and cultural legacy to offer to those who love Italy, its language and its culture. The school is located in the historic city centre, in the pedestrian area of the “Quadrilatero Romano”.
The name of the school corresponds to its philosophy: Learn Italian while walking under Turin’s arcades !
Therefore, the classes are held by highly experienced and qualified mother-tongue teachers using the communicative method. The teachers’ aim is to motivate the students to participate actively in their lessons and extra-curricular activities. Cooking classes, wine tastings, sight-seeing tours and visits to museums are organized together with people born and grown up in Turin. In this way language learning becomes a real cultural experience for those who want to learn Italian in Turin.
Standard group courses
Duration: from 1 to 48 weeks
Lessons per week: 15 h/week or 20 h/week (1 h = 55 minutes)
Description: standard courses are Italian language courses in groups of maximum 8 students. The courses are run for all levels of knowledge. Students can enroll from one week, to several months. Learning Italian in groups allow the students to learn the language while playing and having fun with the other students of the group.
Duration: from 10 hours
Lessons per week: 10 h/week, 15 h/week, 20 h/week or “packages” of 10, 20, 30, 40 hours to be spread over several weeks (schedule will be defined with the student) (1 h = 55 minutes)
Prices: 10 h 390 €, 15 h 570 €, 20 h 690 €, 30 h 990 €, 40 h 1280 €
Description: individual classes are ideal for those who want to learn Italian in an intensive way or over a long term, with a flexible programme, tailored to the needs of the student’s needs.
Private lessons are possible for all levels of knowledge and are suitable for those who have to learn the language for professional needs (for example employees of foreign companies, expats …).
Duration: 90 minutes
Lessons per week: 2 classes/week (1 class = 90 min)
Description: L’Italiano Porticando offers to its students a wide range of cultural courses on many aspects of history, arts, architecture, music, fashion, literature of the Turin and Piedmont area and of Italy. These courses can be combined with all courses. We are convinced that to learn Italian, it is also important to learn about the many cultural aspects which are characteristic for the places you visit or you are staying at.
L’Italian for Gourmets
L’Italian and the Italian Unification
L’Italian and Fiat
L’Italian and Football in Turin
Christmas in a special way
L’Italiano Porticando offers the students a free service to find the right accommodation during their stay in Turin. It is possible to arrange homestay, accommodation in bed & breakfasts, hotels, apartments or residences in the centre of Turin.
The school organises twice per week afternoon activities to get to know Turin and surroundings, as for example walks through the city centre, visit to museums and royal residences. These activities are also meant to speak Italian outside the classroom.