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The school of Leonardo da Vinci, Siena (Leonadro Da Vinci school, Siena)

Address: Via del Paradiso, 16IT - 53100, Siena, Italia
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Description The school of Leonardo da Vinci, Siena (Leonadro Da Vinci school, Siena)

The Leonadro Da Vinci School in Siena is an excellent choice for foreigners who want to improve their Italian skills, gain experience in communication in the language environment and get acquainted with the sights of Tuscany. The educational institution is located in the center of the capital of the region. Leonadro Da Vinci school occupies a historic building and, in fact, is part of the architectural complex, which has the status of one of the main attractions of Siena.

Attracts foreign students to an educational institution with a wide range of educational products, high quality of services and services. The school's programs are not limited to the academic component. Each of them provides an excursion, entertainment block, allowing students to improve their skills and improve their knowledge of Italian in an informal setting.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The school of Leonardo da Vinci, Siena (Leonadro Da Vinci school, Siena)

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Short information. Program for connoisseurs of Italian art, wishing to get acquainted with its history.

About the course. A two-week supplementary course is available to any student of the school who is enrolled in the main language program. The lessons of the history of Italian art take place mainly during excursions to the galleries and museums of Florence.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: weekly.

Requirements for admission: The initial level of proficiency in Italian.

The result of the training: the development of conversational Italian skills, familiarity with the museum sights of Florence, the main styles of art in architecture (Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic, Roman style), the works of outstanding masters (Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, da Vinci).

Class size: 5 to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition: One week (6 sessions) - € 120

Two weeks (12 lessons) - € 240.

Brief information. Special course for gourmet lovers and those wishing to get to know Italian culinary art.

About the course. The program lasts 2 or 4 weeks is offered in addition to the basic language course. It includes cooking lessons, at which students prepare classic Italian dishes, the most popular and original.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: weekly.

Admission requirements: Beginner level of Italian proficiency.

Learning outcomes: Understanding the subtleties of Italian cooking , The practice of preparing common dishes, receiving a cookbook after cooking with recipes in several languages.

Class size: 5 to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 105.

Italian cuisine (for professionals)

Short information. Three-level program of acquaintance with Italian cuisine for professional chefs.

About the course. The program provides for theoretical, practical training of cooks, passing the exam at the end of training.

First-level courses include 40 lessons. The duration of the program is 4 weeks. The courses are taught in the cuisine of Italy and separately Tuscany, desserts, cocktails, snacks, a combination of dishes and wines, serving.

Second-level courses are designed for 68 lessons. In addition, they study Italian vegetarian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Third-level courses include 100 lessons. Particular attention is paid to gastronomy, general issues of Italian culinary arts, presentation of dishes.

Students age: 18+

Start date: every 2 weeks.

Admission requirements: Beginner level of Italian proficiency.

Learning outcomes: Acquisition of experience in preparing Italian dishes, obtaining a diploma confirming the qualification of a specialist in The field of cooking.

Class size: 5 to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes.

Tuition fees: from € 105 .

Brief information. Program for those wishing to get acquainted with the history of Italian viticulture and winemaking.

About the course. The program includes theoretical and practical exercises. The first are in the form of excursions to wineries and small plants in the vicinity of Florence. The second provides training in the art of wine tasting. During the training, students taste 24 types of high-quality wine produced in the Central, Southern regions of Italy, Tyrol, Tuscany.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: weekly.

Entry requirements: The initial level of Italian proficiency.

Learning outcomes: mastering the skill of correctly reading wine labels, knowledge of the classification of Italian wines, special terminology; Tasting of new, unconventional wines.

The size of the class: 5 - 12 people.

The duration of the lesson: 45 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 105.

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18+
from 1 345 € / 4 week

Short information. The FIRENZE-AIL exam preparation program for students with any level of basic language training.

About the course. The program provides for the study of Italian grammar, phonetics, syntax, vocabulary, listening practice, dialogue, reading, writing, communicating with a book, talking on a given topic. The course lasts 4 weeks. The program includes general Italian lessons and additional classes for the practice of exam tests. Students of the courses actively develop general language skills, get acquainted with effective methods of passing the examinations of priority level.

Students' age: 18+

Dates of the beginning: March 2 - March 27 / June 1 - June 26 / August 31 - September 25 / 09 November to 04 December

Requirements for admission: Italian proficiency at A1 level.

The result of the training: improving the language skills, increasing the level of Italian to A2 - C2, obtaining a diploma Firenze with confirmation of the received qualification.

Size Class: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

The cost of training: € 1345.

Short information. Program for students wishing to engage with a teacher, native speaker, individually.

About the course. The program of individual classes is available in three versions:

one-on-one with the teacher;

2 students in the group;

3 students per group.

The minimum course duration is 1 week. On the day, students are offered at least 3 lessons of intensive study of the Italian language. The program also provides for the possibility of lunches with a teacher to intensify the language practice.

Emphasis is placed on the development of conversational skills. The program is compiled for each student individually. It aims to maximally meet the personal and professional educational needs of the student.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round, daily.

Requirements for Enrollment: the level of the Italian - A1 - C1.

The result of the training: rapid progress in Italian.

Class size: 1 - 3 people.

The duration of the lesson: 60 minutes.

Tuition fee: € 40 - 60 per lesson. [ 999.57]

Brief information. Combined course of general and business Italian.

About the course. The program is designed for 2 weeks. The load is 30 h / wk. Every day, 4 general Italian lessons and 2 classes with an emphasis on business correspondence are offered to students. The course is ideal for those who have to deal with written business communication.

Students Age: 18+

Start Dates: Every Monday.

Admission Requirements: Italian - from B2.

Learning Outcome: Improvement of Writing Skills Reports, letters, invitations, other documents in Italian.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Duration of the lesson: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Combined language course for foreign students engaged in commercial activities in Italy and / or internationally.

About the course. A two-week special program involves studying the general aspects of the Italian language and topics related to trade issues. The emphasis on lessons is on replenishing the vocabulary with special terms used in a professional environment. Themes of a commercial nature are studied in three ways: according to the textbooks of the schools of commerce, through the analysis of letters, business documents, communication with specialists in the commercial sphere of activity. The program provides for the possibility of visiting some commercial enterprises in Florence with an excursion purpose.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: on Mondays.

Admission requirements: Italian - from B2.

The result of the training: improvement of language skills, obtaining experience in writing a resume in Italian, creating a presentation, conducting interviews, meeting sales of goods / services, etc. [ 999.11]

Class size: up to 12 people.

The length of the lesson is 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. A special program for employees of the banking sphere of activity.

About the course. The two-week special course is combined. The program provides for the study of common language aspects and banking terminology. Students learn basic expressions, often used formulations. Replenishment of the topical vocabulary is one of the main goals of the program. The study envisages the study of a number of special banking topics concerning the rules of the system in Italy, accounts of various types, loans, advances, bank discounts, exchange and other cash transactions, checks and banknotes, leasing, currencies etc.

The direction of studying Italian banking is determined by a group of students in advance. In accordance with the needs of students, the professors of the school make up a curriculum that allows them to solve educational problems quickly and effectively.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round (every week on Monday).

Requirements for admission: Italian - from B2.

The result of training: development of general language skills, mastery of professional vocabulary.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. A professional Italian course for students whose educational or professional activities are related to jurisprudence.

About the course. The program provides for a daily workload of a general language character (4 lessons) and 2 lessons on Italian legislation. Students are invited to study Italian, considering various branches of law. In the lessons, the emphasis is on general legal vocabulary. The program covers the following topics: constitutional, commercial, labor, criminal, administrative, civil, economic, public, private, Roman law. Skills students work out in communication with each other and the teacher, in the practice of listening, performing written works on the given texts.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round (every week on Monday).

Requirements for enrollment: Italian - from B2.

Learning outcomes: development of written, spoken language skills, vocabulary replenishment with legal terms, mastery of negotiation techniques in a professional environment.

[999.12 ] Class size: up to 12 people.

The length of the lesson is 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. A special course for airline employees who want to speak with passengers in Italian.

About the course. The program is aimed at students with a high level of basic language training. The course provides for a high academic load (6 lessons per day). Of these, 4 are allocated for the development of general language skills, 2 - to study vocational vocabulary, the practice of communication in Italian on various topics, from medicine to technology.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round on Mondays.

Admission requirements: Italian - from C1.

The result of the training: the possibility of free communication with passengers in Italian, gaining an advantage in moving up the career ladder and increasing salaries (many airlines encourage employees who are fluent in foreign languages).

Class size: up to 12 people.

Duration of the lesson: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Program for students engaged in tourism or planning a career in this field.

About the course. The combined program includes a general language and special modules. The curricula of the latter focus on different sectors of tourism. In the classroom, students get the opportunity to supplement vocabulary with professional terms, learn to analyze a rather complex sector of the market, make tourist forecasts, talk with practitioners (representatives of travel agencies, tour operators). The topics covered in the lessons are taken from standard hotel documents, tourist brochures, methodological literature for colleges, academies, universities.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: every week on Monday.

Admission requirements: Italian - from C1.

The result of the training: improvement of spoken Italian, mastering of special vocabulary, familiarity with the work of tour operators and agencies (during excursions to company offices).

Class size: up to 12 people.

Duration of the lesson : 60 minutes.

Tuition fees:€ 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Program for students of medical universities, health workers.

About the course. A special Italian course is designed for at least 2 weeks. The program is divided into a common language and thematic blocks. The latter is presented by 10 lectures on different topics of the medical profile. The general language load provided by the program does not exceed 4 lessons per day.

The special course involves the consideration of topics on anatomy, human physiology, patient care in the hospital, communication with the patient on examination, the principles of work of emergency teams, medical insurance, pharmacy. In addition, in the lessons the patient's psychology is studied. Topics on general biology, chemistry can also be considered during the program.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round (every Monday).

Enrollment requirements: Italian - from intermedio.

Learning outcomes: improvement of oral, written, communication skills in a professional environment.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Duration of the lesson: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. A theoretical course for students interested in the world of fashion as a hobby or for professional reasons.

About the course. Program with a load of 30 h / wk. Is designed for 2 weeks. The course can be extended. In special lessons, students are invited to consider various topics related to the world of fashion. They provide an opportunity to study the assortment of modern fabrics, their features, recommended combinations, the principles of clothing design, types of accessories, style characteristics. Also, the course allows students to focus on learning the terminology of marketing, management, sales, the organization of the salons and fashion stores.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: every week on Monday.

Admission requirements: Italian - at the level of intermedio and above.

Result Training: deepening the basic knowledge of Italian, mastering the professional vocabulary, understanding the specifics of the work of boutiques, design studios, ateliers, etc.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees:€ 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Program for lovers of Italian literature and those whose professional activity is related to the study of this subject.

About the course. The combined program combines lessons of general language and special theoretical training of students. Thematic block is presented in three versions.

Program A provides for the study of Italian through the reading of reviews, works of popular authors of the twentieth century (Italo Svevo, Benedetto Croce, D'Annunzio, Pascoli and others). The course also includes an introduction to the main literary trends and trends of the era.

Program B emphasizes students' attention to the study of works by specific authors or certain literary trends.

Program C provides for an in-depth analysis of specific works.

Students Age: 18+

Start date: year-round on Mondays.

Admission requirements: Italian - from B2.

Learning outcomes: raising awareness in the field of Italian literature, improving language skills. [999.17 ]

Class size: up to 12 people.

The duration of the lesson: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Course for connoisseurs of Italian cinema and professionals in the field of cinematography.

About the course. The course includes general language training and specialization classes. The latter include viewing, analyzing pictures of certain genres, specific films, individual scenes.

The program is presented in three versions:

A - post-war Italian cinema from neo-realism to the avant-garde;

В - emphasis on a certain style of motion picture, genre;

C - study of specific paintings, creative achievements of the actor, director, scriptwriter.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: weekly.

Admission requirements: Italian - at the intermediate level.

The field of cinema, the development of communication skills in Italian in a domestic, professional environment.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. A special program for connoisseurs of opera who want to improve the skills of opera singing and / or deepen the knowledge of the Italian language.

About the course. The combined program includes lessons of common Italian and libretto. The lexical course focuses on studying the differences between modern, archaic and poetic Italian. Students are offered to listen to music:

Mozart (Non più andrai, "The Wedding of Figaro", Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata, "Don Juan"),

Bellini (Ah, non credea mirarti, "Somnambula"), 999.7]

Verdi ("Troubadour", "Rigoletto");

Puccini (Gianni Schicchi, La Boheme, Tosca), Rossini (Unavocepocofa, The Barber of Seville)

and other authors.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round (on Mondays).

Requirements for admission: Italian - from B2.

The result of the training: the deepening of knowledge about opera, the development of linguistic and / or vocal skills.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. A course for those who want to get acquainted with Italian culture, one of the main features of which is theatrical art.

About the course. The combined course provides for the development of general language skills and acquaintance with the Italian theater. For the latter, 2 academic hours a day are taken from Monday to Friday. At weekends, students are offered an extra-curricular theater program (visiting premieres and popular performances).

The program is represented by three modules:

A - study of the creativity of great Italian actors, theatrical movements, trends;

B - study of creativity of specific authors;

C - study of certain works.

Students age: 18+

Start Dates: every week on Monday.

Requirements for admission: the minimum level of proficiency in Italian is intermedio.

The result of the training: the deepening of knowledge about Italian theater art, the development of oral speech skills, understanding of the language.

Class size: up to 12 people

Lesson duration: 60 minutes [ 999.23]

Tuition fees:€ 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Program for students interested in Italian culinary and wine traditions for personal or professional purposes.

About the course. The course includes lessons of Italian (colloquial speech, grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading) and cooking classes, winemaking. The program allows you to get acquainted with the centuries-old Italian traditions in these areas, popular national recipes, features of regional cuisine. Particular attention is paid to the study of professional terminology in the field of winemaking. This allows students to understand the technology of wine production, to feel confident afterwards on excursions to wineries, lectures-tastings.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: every week on Monday.

Admission requirements: Italian - from B2.

Learning outcome: understanding Sufficiently specific language of the two sectors of the Italian economy, mastering the terminology that is common in the fields of winemaking and cooking.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees:€ 1160 for 2 weeks.

Brief information. Program for professional architects and students of architectural faculties of foreign universities.

About the course. A special course for students interested in learning Italian for professional activities in the field of architecture. The program provides for general language active practice and lessons of thematic vocabulary. Also in the classroom, students are invited to familiarize themselves with the principles of reading drawings, standard project documentation in Italian. During the training, the topics of the history of architecture, specifics of the styles of decoration of buildings, science, physics, modern technologies in the sphere of construction, restoration of historical heritage objects are also touched upon.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: every week on Monday.

Admission requirements: Italian proficiency at the level of intermedio.

The result of the training: the acquisition of basic knowledge of the Italian language in the professional field.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 1160 for 2 weeks.

Short information. A universal six-level program for students wishing to improve their language skills and gain experience of communication in an intercultural environment.

About the course. The program is designed for at least 2 weeks. A course of this duration is suitable for those wishing to learn to communicate freely in Italian in a domestic environment. Programs of other levels are designed for 4 or more weeks. The intensity of training is 20 h / week.

The program provides for the development of general language skills. Students in the classroom are offered to study grammar and vocabulary, practice reading, performing written assignments, listening. Particular attention is paid to oral communication.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round.

Requirements for admission: Italian - from the entry level.

The result of the training: the deepening of the language knowledge, the improvement of the skills of oral communication, writing, reading, listening, understanding the Italian.

Class size: maximum 12 Person.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 200 for 1 week.

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18+
from 5 925 € / 32 week

Short information. Program for those wishing to immerse themselves in the world of Italian culture, learn the language to the level of free possession for living, studying, building a career in Italy.

About the course. The course is designed for 32 weeks (students starting their studies in September, stay in Italy for 34 weeks, taking into account the Christmas holidays). The program allows you to combine learning the Italian language and the history of the country's culture. The course includes 2 blocks: academic and linguistic. The attention of the students is offered 480 lessons of Italian (intensive study), 80 lessons with an emphasis on the preparation of DILI and DALI. Another 80 lessons are devoted to the study of Italian culture (the history of civilization, the history of art, design, architecture, the economy of the country). Also the course provides 10 lessons one on one with the teacher. Examination control of students' achievements is held twice for the course of study.

Students Age: 18+

Start Dates: From January 05, 2015 to August 14, 2015; From 04 May 2015 to 11 December 2015; From September 14, 2015 to May 06, 2016.

For students who begin the academic year in September, the length of stay will be 34 weeks, which also includes 2 weeks of Christmas holidays when schools are not working.

Admission requirements: Italian - from A1.

The result of the training: improvement of knowledge and skills of Italian language proficiency, readiness for the AIL , Advanced level (DILI and DALI).

Class size: 5 to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 60 minutes.

Tuition fees: € 5925 for 32 weeks.

Accommodation and food

The recommended accommodation option in Leonadro Da Vinci school is host family accommodation. With the school cooperates the proven decent families of Siena. In the houses foreigners are provided with separate rooms. Facilities, kitchen, recreation areas they can enjoy as members of the family. Accommodation with the Italians allows you to immerse yourself in the language and cultural environment of Tuscany, get acquainted with the traditions of one of the most interesting regions of Italy.

Students can also stay in the residence, hotel, apartment, private apartment. Those who wish to reserve budget accommodation can be offered places in hostels. Variants of accommodation are selected individually in accordance with the requirements and wishes of students.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Business Italian, Italian language

Events The school of Leonardo da Vinci, Siena (Leonadro Da Vinci school, Siena)

Siena is the heart of Tuscany. In this city the main attractions of the region are concentrated. With all of them, the students of the school can get acquainted during the overview and thematic excursions around the city, which are included in each program. Also, the following activities are offered to students at the Leonadro Da Vinci Language Center in Siena:

  • excursions to the wine cellars of Tuscany, to the plants for the production of canned food from olives, olive oil (with tastings);
  • excursions to museums and galleries in Siena, other cities in the region;
  • joint dinners with Teachers of the school in cafes and restaurants, taverns in small Tuscan villages;
  • thematic seminars outside the school.

Excursions and trips are planned for half a day and the whole day.

Those wishing to organize their own leisure at the school are offered a guide.

Also in the program of extracurricular activities are various master classes. On one of those, students will be able to learn how to prepare a real Italian pasta in the Tuscan manner.

With the history, culture of Tuscany, it is offered to foreigners to get acquainted through art. Visiting theaters, concert halls, cinema is available to students without restrictions (entrance fees are paid additionally).

Daily routine

The schedule depends on the type and type of the program Leonadro Da Vinci school (standard, intensive, semi-intensive). Training usually ends no later than 17:00.

Advantages

  • The Leonadro Da Vinci Language Center in Siena is the most popular school in its class in Tuscany. Representatives of more than 50 countries are studying here.
  • The school features a wide range of educational programs designed for students with any level of basic language training. The educational institution offers not only standard language courses, but also specialized ones (for foreigners interested in a certain field of activity, from jurisprudence to art and fashion).
  • The school practices an individual approach to students. It provides the opportunity to maximize the potential of each student, quickly achieve educational goals.
  • The school staff is highly qualified teachers of Italian as a foreign, administrative staff, always ready to help students in solving emerging issues.
  • The school with its intercultural multinational environment is an excellent place not only for learning the Italian language, but also for developing communication skills. Here, each student gets the opportunity to find new friends from around the world.

Equipment The school of Leonardo da Vinci, Siena (Leonadro Da Vinci school, Siena)

The school has everything necessary for effective education: spacious classes, designed for a maximum of 12 people, a computer center, a library with a rich fund of methodological materials. Also in the building there is a lounge-zone, cafeteria.

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