Combined courses

Standard Plus, Standard Plus 3, Standard Plus 5, and Standard Plus 10

Structure of the Italian language courses

The Standard Plus Italian language courses are combined courses responding to specific needs in the study of the Italian language and are aimed at those who wish to attend a particularly intensive course.

After the morning group lessons (grammar and conversation), the Standard Plus courses continue with individual lessons in the afternoon during which students can deepen their knowledge of linguistic and lexical structures or practise written or oral expression.

If you are learning Italian for professional reasons, you can focus on the aspects which interest you and subjects relevant to your needs such as business Italian, hotel and tourism, food and wine language, medical professions, and others.

After studying the language in class, you can meet other students at the school and take part in weekly afternoon activities to learn more about Italian culture, Sestri Levante or nearby towns such as the famous Cinque Terre.

The combined Italian language courses in Sestri Levante are:

The Standard Plus 3 Course which provides 3 individual lessons per week (20 Italian language lessons in group + 3 individual lessons per week).

The Standard Plus 5 Course has 5 individual lessons per week (20 Italian language lessons in group + 5 individual lessons per week).

The Standard Course Plus 10 has 10 individual lessons per week (20 Italian language lessons in group + 10 individual lessons per week).

Lesson schedule

Grammar: group lessons from 9:00 to 10:30 

Conversation: group lessons from 11:00 to 12:30 

Standard Plus 3 Course, individual lessons in the afternoon: from 13:15 to 14:10, or from 14:15 to 15:10, 3 times a week

Standard Plus 5 Course, individual lessons in the afternoon: 13:15 to 14:10, or 14:15 to 15:10, daily, Monday to Friday

Standard Plus 10 course, individual lessons in the afternoon: 13:15 to 15:05, daily, Monday to Friday

Course duration

The Combined Italian Courses in Liguria (Standard Plus) have a minimum duration of one week and a maximum duration of one year. It is also possible to combine this course with the ABC language school in Florence.

Start dates in 2022

Italian group courses take into account the different language levels of the students. Students at elementary, intermediate, higher, and advanced levels can start the course every Monday and are asked to take the online language level test at least two weeks before arriving in Italy.

The start dates for beginners in 2022 are:

14th March, 28th March, 11th April, 26th April, 9th May, 23rd May, 6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 18th July, 1st August, 16th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September, 10th October, and 24th October.

From 17th January to 13th March and from 7th November to 18th December, group courses are suspended but individual courses or courses in small groups (in twos or threes), are available, as well as online courses.

Contact us for additional information.

School holidays and closures

The school is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on national holidays.

In 2022, these are: 18th April (Easter Monday), 25th April, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December, and from 19th December 2022 to 16th January 2023 for the Christmas holidays.

Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, the school organizes extracurricular activities such as walks or visits to nearby towns.

Prices for the Standard Plus 3 Course

20 Italian group lessons with a maximum of 6 students per class + 3 individual lessons per week

1 week - 20 group lessons + 3 individual lessons: 410 euros

2 weeks - 40 group lessons + 6 individual lessons: 740 euros

3 weeks - 60 group lessons + 9 individual lessons: 1130 euros

4 weeks - 80 group lessons + 12 individual lessons: 1380 euros

5 weeks - 100 group lessons + 15 individual lessons: 1685 euros

6 weeks - 120 group lessons + 18 individual lessons: 1990 euros

7 weeks - 140 group lessons + 21 individual lessons: 2295 euros

8 weeks - 160 group lessons + 24 individual lessons: 2600 euros

Each subsequent week: 300 euros

Teaching materials are included. All courses require the payment of an annual enrolment fee of 70 euros.

Prices for the Standard Plus 5 Course

20 Italian group lessons in classes with a maximum of 6 students + 5 individual lessons per week

1 week - 20 group lessons + 5 individual lessons: 490 euros

2 weeks - 40 group lessons + 10 individual lessons: 900 euros

3 weeks - 60 group lessons + 15 individual lessons: 1350 euros

4 weeks - 80 group lessons + 20 individual lessons: 1700 euros

5 weeks - 100 group lessons + 25 individual lessons: 2035 euros

6 weeks - 120 group lessons + 30 individual lessons: 2225 euros

7 weeks - 140 group lessons + 35 individual lessons: 2785 euros

8 weeks - 160 group lessons + 40 individual lessons: 3160 euros

Each subsequent week: 370 euros

Teaching materials are included. All courses require the payment of an annual enrolment fee of 70 euros.

Prices for the Standard Plus Course 10

20 Italian group lessons in classes with a maximum of 6 students + 10 individual lessons per week

1 week - 20 group lessons + 10 individual lessons: 670 euros

2 weeks - 40 group lessons + 20 individual lessons: 1260 euros

3 weeks - 60 group lessons + 30 individual lessons: 1890 euros

4 weeks - 80 group lessons + 40 individual lessons: 2420 euros

5 weeks - 100 group lessons + 50 individual lessons: 2985 euros

6 weeks - 120 group lessons + 60 individual lessons: 3550 euros

7 weeks - 140 group lessons + 70 individual lessons: 4115 euros

8 weeks - 160 group lessons + 80 individual lessons: 4680 euros

Each subsequent week: 560 euros

Teaching materials are included. All courses are subject to an annual tuition fee of 70 euros.

Locations

The Intensive Group course is available in the branches in both Sestri Levante and Florence. The educational materials and the method of teaching are the same to make it easy to carry out your language study-stay in both schools in Italy.

Enrolment

If you would like to enrol, click here.

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Courses specifically for exam preparation: Standard Plus 5 or Plus 10

Structure of examination preparation courses

Passing an exam that certifies language ability certainly requires specific preparation under the guidance of a qualified native language teacher. The Standard Plus 5 and Plus 10 exam preparation courses consist of group grammar and conversation lessons in the morning (4 group lessons per day) followed by individual lessons in the afternoon focused on exam preparation.

The ABC school in Sestri Levante is an exam location for the Accademia Italiana di Lingua, for all levels (DELI A1, DELI A2, DILI B1, DILC B1, DALI C1, DALC C1, DALI C2).

The ABC school in Florence is an exam location for the Accademia Italiana di Lingua and also for the CILS exams of the University for Foreigners of Siena.

During the Standard Plus Examination Preparation courses it is equally possible to prepare for the CELI, PLIDA, and any other relevant certification.

Lesson schedule

Grammar: 9:00 to 10:30; group lessons with a maximum of 6 students per class

Conversation: 11:00 to 12:30; group lessons with a maximum of 6 students per class

Standard Plus 5 Examination Preparation Course, 5 individual lessons per week in the afternoons: from 13:15 to 14:10, or from 14:15 to 15:10, daily, Monday to Friday

Standard Plus 10 Examination Preparation Course, 10 individual lessons per week in the afternoon: 13:15 to 15:05, daily, Monday to Friday

Couse duration

The Examination Preparation Courses have a minimum duration of one week and a maximum of one year. It is also possible to combine this course with the ABC language school in Florence.

2022 Start dates

Italian group courses take into account the different language levels of the students. Students at elementary, intermediate, higher, and advanced levels can start the course every Monday and are asked to take the online language level test at least two weeks before arriving in Italy.

The start dates for beginners in 2022 are:

14th March, 28th March, 11th April, 26th April, 9th May, 23rd May, 6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 18th July, 1st August, 16th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September, 10th October, and 24th October.

From 17th January to 13th March and from 7th November to 18th December, group courses are suspended but individual courses or courses in small groups (in twos or threes), are available, as well as online courses.

Contact us for additional information.

School holidays and closures

The school is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on national holidays.

In 2022, these are: 18th April (Easter Monday), 25th April, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December, and from 19th December 2022 to 16th January 2023 for the Christmas holidays.

Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, the school organizes extracurricular activities such as walks or visits to nearby towns.

Prices for the Standard Plus 5 Exam Preparation Course

20 group lessons in classes with a maximum of 6 students + 5 individual lessons per week

1 week - 20 group lessons + 5 individual lessons: 490 euros

2 weeks - 40 group lessons + 10 individual lessons: 900 euros

3 weeks - 60 group lessons + 15 individual lessons: 1350 euros

4 weeks - 80 group lessons + 20 individual lessons: 1700 euros

5 weeks - 100 group lessons + 25 individual lessons: 2035 euros

6 weeks - 120 group lessons + 30 individual lessons: 2225 euros

7 weeks - 140 group lessons + 45 individual lessons: 2785 euros

8 weeks - 160 group lessons + 40 individual lessons: 3160 euros

Each subsequent week: 370 euros

Teaching materials are included. All courses are subject to an annual tuition fee of 70 euro.

Prices for the Standard Plus 10 Exam Preparation Course

20 group lessons in classes with a maximum of 6 students + 10 individual lessons per week

1 week - 20 group lessons + 10 individual lessons: 670 euros

2 weeks - 40 group lessons + 20 individual lessons: 1260 euros

3 weeks - 60 group lessons + 30 individual lessons: 1890 euros

4 weeks - 80 group lessons + 40 individual lessons: 2420 euros

5 weeks - 100 group lessons + 50 individual lessons: 2985 euros

6 weeks - 120 group lessons + 60 individual lessons: 3550 euros

7 weeks - 140 group lessons + 70 individual lessons: 4115 euros

8 weeks - 160 group lessons + 80 individual lessons: 4680 euros

Each subsequent week: 560 euros

Teaching materials are included. All courses are subject to an annual tuition fee of 70 euro.

Locations

The Intensive Group course is available in the branches in both Sestri Levante and Florence. The educational materials and the method of teaching are the same so as to make it easy to carry out your language study-stay in both schools for Italian in Italy.

Enrolment

If you would like to enrol, click here.

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Standard Course Plus Lunch

20 Italian language lessons in a group + 3 individual lessons in a trattoria with the teacher

Course structure

The Standard Plus Lunch Course is designed for those who love Italian cuisine and want to continue on from their morning lessons over a plate of pasta with their Italian teacher. The course includes group lessons in the morning (grammar and conversation) in classes with a maximum of 6 students and three lunches a week with the teacher in a trattoria: an easy and pleasant way to speak Italian in an informal environment and to try typical Italian and Ligurian dishes.

Lesson times

Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30 

Conversation: 11:00 to 12:30 

Individual lessons Plus in the restaurant: from about 12:45 to 13:40, three times a week.

2022 Start dates

Italian group courses respect the different language levels of the students. Students at elementary, intermediate, higher, and advanced levels can start the course every Monday and are asked to take the online language level test at least two weeks before arriving in Italy.

The start dates for beginners in 2022 are:

14th March, 28th March, 11th April, 26th April, 9th May, 23rd May, 6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 18th July, 1st August, 16th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September, 10th October, and 24th October.

From 17th January to 13th March and from 7th November to 18th December, group courses are suspended but individual courses or courses in small groups (in twos or threes), are available, as well as online courses.

Contact us for additional information.

School holidays and closures

The school is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and on national holidays.

In 2022, these are: 18th April (Easter Monday), 25th April, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December, and from 19th December 2022 to 16th January 2023 for the Christmas holidays.

Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, the school organizes extracurricular activities such as walks or visits to nearby towns.

Prices 2022 for the Standard Course Plus lunch

1 week (20 lessons in a group + 3 individual lessons in a trattoria) 360 euros

2 weeks (40 lessons in a group + 6 individual lessons in a restaurant) 640  euros

3 weeks (60 lessons in a group + 9 individual lessons in a trattoria) 960 euros

4 weeks (80 lessons in a group + 12 individual lessons in a trattoria) 1,280 euros

Please note: the cost of the student and teacher's lunch is not included in the price and is to be paid by the student.

All courses require the payment of an enrolment fee of 70 euros valid for 12 months.

Locations

The Standard Plus Lunch Course is available in the branches in both Sestri Levante and Florence. The educational materials and the method of teaching are the same to make it easy to carry out your language study-stay in both schools in Italy.

Enrolment

If you would like to enrol, click here.

Super Intensive Italian language Course

30 Italian group lessons + 10 private lessons per week 

Course structure 

If you are short on time and really want your language study-stay in Italy to be very productive, you can choose our Super Intensive course, which combines the group lessons of the Intensive Course with individual tuition.

Italian classes consist of a maximum of 6 students and run from Monday to Friday. In the one-to-one lessons you can choose to deal with topics of particular interest to you (specific language for work, exam preparation, general Italian culture, etc.) or practice more on other more difficult topics.

Lesson timetable

Grammar: 9:00 to 10:30 am

Conversation: 11:00 to 12:30

Lunch break

Group lessons in the afternoon from 13:15 to 14:45

Individual lessons in the afternoon from 15:00 to 16:50

Please note that a group lesson lasts 45 minutes and an individual lesson 55 minutes.

The above timetable may vary at certain times of the year or for reasons of school organisation. In the event that the minimum of 3 people for the afternoon group class is not reached, the lessons will be replaced by 3 individual meetings per week for the same price.

Compatible with the timetable of the super-intensive course, there is also the option to participate in extracurricular activities offered every week by the ABC school in Sestri Levante.

Course duration

The Super-Intensive course has a minimum duration of a week.

2022 Start dates

Italian group courses respect the different language levels of the students. Students at elementary, intermediate, higher, and advanced levels can start the course every Monday and are asked to take the online language level test at least two weeks before arriving in Italy.

The start dates for beginners in 2022 are:

14th March, 28th March, 11th April, 26th April, 9th May, 23rd May, 6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 18th July, 1st August, 16th August, 29th August, 12th September, 26th September, 10th October, and 24th October.

From 17th January to 13th March and from 7th November to 18th December, group courses are suspended but individual courses or courses in small groups (in twos or threes), are available, as well as online courses.

Contact us for additional information.

Prices

One week, 30 group lessons and 10 individual lessons: 580 euros.

Two weeks, 60 group lessons and 20 individual lessons: 1,110 euros.

All courses require the payment of an enrolment fee of €70 which is valid for one year.

Enrolment

If you wish to enrol in this course, you can fill in the online form or contact the secretary's office.

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