Our long term gap year Italian course is created for Italian language students who wish to spend several months in Italy in order to learn the language, dive into Italian culture and enjoy Italy. It consists of the complete group course, which is a classical Italian language course so students can start every Monday.
Students can decide to spend up to 4 weeks at the school in Tropea and follow the course there in our school in Southern Italy!
It is ideal for students who would like to take a gap year or a sabbatical and also do some travelling in Italy or in Europe!
Size of groups
The LONG TERM course participants follow the complete course, which is carried out in small groups of 3 to 8 students.
max. 8 students
All classical language courses are open to students from 16 years.
However, unaccompanied students who have not yet completed 18 years at the moment of the start of the course, are minors and need to present an authorization form signed by their parents or legal guardian.
Perfect for all language levels, including total beginners
Number of lessons
4 lessons daily (each 55 minutes), 5 days a week (according to the regulation of group courses)
The lessons are divided into 2 units of 2 lessons each, with a 20-minutes break in between. Each unit is executed by a different teacher. The first part is dedicated to grammar and the second part to conversation. Both parts are performed in a communicative approach. Please read more about teaching method and didactics by clicking on the link.
- Monday to Friday
- 1st part from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
- 2nd part from 11:10 am – 1:00 pm or from 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
- Monday to Friday
- 1st part from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm
- 2nd part from 11:10 am – 1:00 pm or from 6:10 pm – 8:00 pm
The focus of the content is on the structure and rules of grammar, practical exercises such as forming sentences, games, quizzes and written texts, expanding vocabulary, idioms, reading texts on the various topics of Italian culture such as cooking, wine, music, cinema, roleplays, acted out everyday situations, conversation and the use of different methods of communication, direct listening, analysis of the different faces and facets of Italy.
For intermediate and advanced participants active newspaper readings are used. Discussions about topics from the world of art, culture, current affairs, politics and society. As a rule, the 4 hours daily are divided into 2 hours of grammar and 2 hours of conversation, so the language student gets to know and immerses himself in the 4 pillars of language optimally: speaking, understanding, reading, writing!
- Study Italian
- Develop an advanced level of Italian
- Experience of a lifetime
- Enjoy Italy and Italian culture at their finest
- Fall in love with Italy
- Travel around in Europe
On the last day of the course, students receive a certificate confirming the participation in the course.
Read more details about the participation certificate, by clicking on the link.
(extension is possible)
– Group course B (20 lessons / week)
– Opportunity to spend up to 4 weeks in our school in Tropea
– Documentation for Visa
– Discounts on school managed accommodation options