Group courses

All Italian language courses at the ABC School are led by native Italian teachers specialised in teaching Italian to foreigners. The classrooms are located on the Bay of Silence, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, not far from the famous Cinque Terre.

In Sestri Levante you can learn Italian on a one-to-one basis or in a small group of family, friends or peers with the same level of Italian. You can also undertake a combined course, choosing the study timetable which suits you best. 

The courses are face-to-face, but if you would like to start studying Italian with us before arriving in Italy, or would like to continue learning Italian at home, the school has been organising online Italian courses via Skype for many years.

Standard group course

20 Italian language lessons per week in groups

Maximum number of students per class: 6

Italian lessons

The Standard course is the basis for group Italian courses in Sestri Levante. Lessons normally take place in the morning and are divided into grammar and conversation. 

Having learnt the grammar rules, students are encouraged to use them in practice, from the construction of simple sentences up to complete autonomy.

We address all language skills, from reading and listening comprehension to writing and speaking practice, from pronunciation to vocabulary.

Our classes consist of a maximum of 6 students for a high quality of Italian language lessons.

Additional information

Contact us if you would like more information on our “Standard” group courses or if you would like help organizing your study-holiday in Italy,

Lesson times

Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30

Conversation: from 11:00 to 12:30

The group course lessons run every day from Monday to Friday.

In the afternoons and on Saturdays students have the option to take part in activities organized by the school.

In certain periods of the year, the timetable may be altered.

Duration of the course

The Standard group course has 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 starting dates 

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

The starting 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, individual courses or courses in small groups (twos and threes) are available, as well as online courses.

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

Standard Group Course (20 lessons per week)

1 week - 20 group lessons: 290 euros

2 weeks - 40 group lessons: 500 euros

3 weeks - 60 group lessons: 750 euros

4 weeks - 80 group lessons: 900 euros

5 weeks - 100 group lessons: 1085 euros

6 weeks - 120 group lessons: 1270 euros

7 weeks - 140 group lessons: 1455 euros

8 weeks - 160 group lessons: 1640 euros

9 weeks - 180 group lessons: 1820 euros

10 weeks - 200 group lessons: 2000 euros

11 weeks - 220 group lessons: 2180 euros

12 weeks - 240 group lessons: 2360 euros

13 weeks - 250 group lessons: 2535 euros

14 weeks - 280 group lessons: 2710 euros

15 weeks - 300 group lessons: 2885 euros

16 weeks - 320 group lessons: 3060 euros

Teaching materials are included in the price.

All courses require the payment of an annual enrolment fee of 70 euros.

Locations

The Standard 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 an Italian language study-stay in both cities.

Enrolment

If you would like to enrol, click here 

ABC sestri RID XTB1960

 Intensive group course

30 Italian language group lessons a week

Maximum number of students per class: 6

Course structure

Of all the group Italian courses, the ABC Italian language and culture school recommends the intensive course. With its 30 hours of Italian lessons per week, 6 lessons per day, the intensive course is aimed at those who want to deepen their language knowledge in the morning and continue their lessons into the early afternoon.

After grammar and conversation classes, the afternoon classes can include reading, listening, vocabulary development, in-depth grammar study, conversation, and are tailored to the needs of the group.

Lesson schedule

Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30 

Conversation: 11:00 to 12:30 

Afternoon: 13:15 to 14:45

At the end of afternoon classes and on Saturdays, students can participate in cultural activities organised by the school.

Course duration

The intensive course has a minimum duration of a week and a maximum of a year. It is also possible to combine this course with the ABC language school in Florence.

Starting dates 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 24 October.

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

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

1 week - 30 group lessons: 410 euros

2 weeks - 60 group lessons: 740 euros

3 weeks - 90 group lessons: 1130 euros

4 weeks - 120 group lessons: 1380 euros

5 weeks - 150 group lessons: 1685 euros

6 weeks - 180 group lessons: 1990 euros

7 weeks - 210 group lessons: 2295 euros

8 weeks - 240 group lessons: 2600 euros

Each subsequent week: 300 euros

Please note: In the event that the minimum of 3 participants for the intensive course of the same level of Italian is not reached, the course will be replaced by a Standard Plus 3 Course for the same price.

Educational materials are included in the price.

All courses require the payment of an annual enrolment 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 for in Italy.

Enrolment

If you would like to enrol, click here

ABC sestri RID XTB1833

Scholarships

(For Italian Cultural Institutes and departments of Italian Studies at University)

The ABC school in Sestri Levante, in agreement with Italian Cultural Institutes around the world, offers scholarships every year for the most deserving students.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the teachers or directors of the Italian language courses of the individual institutes and are valid only for the Standard course and for a maximum duration of 4 weeks.

We also collaborate with the Italian language departments of major universities to offer scholarships to university students. 

The ABC school is also a placement partner of the University of Bath (UK). 

For further information, please contact us.