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Active Silver program: Italian course for seniors

Our school offers a special language course programme in our school in Trieste, addressed to senior students belonging to the age group 6o+

Our school will offer you the great possibility to learn Italian along with a broad range of activities such as social activities, excursions and cultural field trips. We will provide you with a comfortable accomodation as well!

Studying Italian in the great atmosphere of Trieste will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss it, discover our programme!

Course start and duration

Students can choose to start this course between the following dates:

  • from 26/01/2020 to 09/02/2020
  • from 15/03/2020 to 29/03/2020
  • from 18/10/2020 to 01/11/2020

Arrival and departure day is on Sunday.

Our Active Silver 60+ programme lasts 2 weeks (4o lessons).

Detailed programme (1st week)

Sunday: 

  • Arrival and transfer

Monday:

  • 8:00-8:30 Written grading test
  • 8:30-10:00 Oral grading test
  • 11:00-13:00 Italian course
  • 18:00 Introduction to the extracurricular programme
  • 19:00 Eating Italian Pizza (to get to know the group, not included)

Tuesday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min. break)
  • 15:00-17:00 Guided historical city tour through Trieste, followed by a coffee in a famous historical cafe

Wednesday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min. break)
  • 14:00 Half-day excursion: Visit of a wine estate with wine and oil tasting

Thursday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min.break)
  • 14:00-19:00 Half-day excursion to Cividale

Friday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min.break)
  • Free afternoon
  • 16:00-18:00 Watching an Italian classic movie

Saturday: 

  • 09:00-18:00 Full-day excursion to Udine with guided tour. Visit of the Fresco from the famous painter Tiepolo/Possibility to have lunch in a typical Osteria
Detailed programme (2nd week)

Sunday: 

  • Full day off

Monday:

  • 9:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min.break)
  • 15:00-17:00 Guided visiting tour of the museum Revoltella

Tuesday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min. break)
  • 15:00-17:00 Guided historical city tour through Trieste, followed by an Aperitivo Spritz in a famous historical cafe

Wednesday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min. break)
  • 13:30-20:00 Half-day excursion to Aquileia

Thursday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min.break)
  • Free afternoon
  • 16:00-18:00 Watching an Italian classic movie

Friday:

  • 09:00-13:00 Italian course (with 20 min.break)
  • 15:00-19:00 Guided visiting tour of the Castle of Duino, followed by the visit of a traditional Osmiza in the Karst mountain range (with wine and snack)

Saturday: 

  • Full day off
Objective

Developing speaking, writing, listening and reading skills while being immersed in a magical atmosphere.

Size of groups

This course will be carried out in small groups of 3 to 8 participants. In case a group of 3-8 cannot be formed, the student will be placed in a 1-2 student to teacher ratio setting. If this occurs, the number of lessons will be reduced by 50%.

Minimum amount of participants is 6 students per course date.

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Certificate

On the last day of course students receive a certificate confirming participation of the course.
Read more details about the participation certificate.

Price details

The price includes:

  • Special senior group course (40 lessons of 55 minutes) according to the course regulation
  • Extracurricular programme (1 welcome drink, 1 aperitivo, 1 guided city tour + coffee, 1 museum visit, 4 half-day excursions, 1 full-day excursion, 1 afternoon excursion with snack + watching an Italian classic movie)
  • Inscription fee (Return transfer airport – Trieste, schoolbag, pen, writing pad, course book and teaching material, written and oral grading test, participation certificate, city map and information about Trieste)
  • Accommodation as booked

PROGRAMME RATE including indicated accommodation option

Single room (Residenza PUI - Shared apartment) Single room (Studio flat in a residence) Double room (Residenza PUI - Shared apartment) Double room (Studio flat in a Residence)
1100€ 1320€ 990€ 1080€

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