50+ Italian Language Course

Over 50s Italian Language Courses

Over 50s Programme

20 Italian Language lessons in groups in the mornings + 3 extra activities in the afternoons

Course Structure

The Over 50s course at the ABC Italian language school for foreigners in Sestri Levante enriches the study of the Italian language with a select programme of walks and/or tastings which will make your language study-stay in Liguria more interesting. 

It is aimed at adults or senior students, whose needs, in terms of interests or pace of learning, may be different from those of younger students.

The Italian lessons in small groups, all of which have a maximum of 6 students per class, guarantee a high quality of teaching and good progression in the acquisition of language structures.

Overlooking the sea of the Bay of Silence, a famous beach on the Ligurian coast, you can learn Italian in a friendly and stress-free environment.

After the Italian course, the school offers some activities outside the classroom (3 activities per week) reserved for the group of senior students which will give them the opportunity to appreciate other aspects of Italian culture and to get to know better the area and the food and wine traditions of Liguria.

However, students over 50 can also participate in the school’s other excursions and activities programme.

If you need further information, please contact the school administration office.

Lesson times

Classes are every day from Monday to Friday.

Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30 

Conversation: 11:00 to 12:30 

Free time for lunch

Afternoon: 3 meetings per week with a teacher from the school, at a time to be determined according to the activities programme.

In some periods of the year the timetable may be subject to variations which will be communicated by the administration office.

2023 start 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 2023 are:

20th March, 3rd April, 17th April, 2nd May, 15th May, 29th May, 12th June, 26th June, 10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 16th August, 21st August, 4th September, 18th September, 2nd October, and 16th October.

From 16th January to 17th March and from 30th October to 16th 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 2023, these are: 10th April (Easter Monday), 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December, and from 18th December 2023 to 15th January 2024 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 2023

1 week - 20 Italian lessons + 3 activities: 400 euros

2 weeks - 40 Italian lessons + 6 activities: 700 euros

3 weeks - 60 Italian lessons + 9 activities: 1050 euros

4 weeks - 80 Italian lessons + 12 activities: 1400 euros

Each subsequent week: 350 euros

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

Any train, bus, or boat tickets to travel from Sestri Levante to visit Liguria are not included in the cost of the Italian course, nor are any participation fees for tastings or other activities.

Senior Course Locations

The Over 50s Course is available at the ABC Italian language school locations in both Sestri Levante and Florence. The shared teaching materials and teaching method make it easy to combine courses in Tuscany and Liguria.


If you would like to enrol in the course, click here.

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