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TOP-20 language schools, centers and colleges in Italy where international students can study advanced Italian language courses and programs

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Do you speak Italian, but would you like to improve your level? Welcome to Italy! In the country for foreign students of all ages and the level of basic preparation, the doors of national and international language schools are open. Most schools are located in the tourist cities of the country - you can improve Italian in Rome, Padua, Florence, at sea resorts.

A communicative method of teaching is practiced in international language schools and small private centers. With foreign students engaged in highly qualified teachers who have been specially trained to work in international groups. Communication in Italian begins with the first lesson, and for them, the thematic extra-curricular activities are used: watching movies, tasting national cuisine, etc. 

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How to choose Italian courses in 20 best Italian schools, centers and colleges?

The choice of courses is determined by the needs and goals of the students. For those who wish to combine studying and rest, standard or general programs are recommended, as they provide 15 (less than 10) hours of lessons per week. Classes last 50 - 55 minutes and are held in small groups (up to 12 students). Foreign students can spend their free time on communication in school, sightseeing, beach activities, attending themed events. Programs of the category "studying+rest" are especially popular in the summer, but also prices in the season, respectively, higher.

Students who want to achieve maximum language progress in a short period of time are recommended intensive options, they involve studying up to 25 hours per week in groups of 5 people. Ultra-intensive courses are also available to international students: 30 lessons per week in mini-groups (3 people) allow to quickly improve command of Italian.

For those wishing to study a special vocabulary, individual lessons with native speakers are provided, programs as basic and / or additional are offered in both large and small centers.

Cost of living in Italy

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 218 298
Food 256 467
Transportation 31 204
Communications and utilities 99 143
Clothing 31 116
Sports and leisure 30 112
Total 664 1,34
Accommodation in Italy USD/Month.  
Shared room outside of centre 220  
Shared room in city centre 301  
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 390  
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 511  

Statistics of English courses in Italy

Programs Intensity Group Language requirements The minimum cost of the week
Standard courses 20 8-10 Beginner €140+
Intensive courses 25-30 5-10 Beginner €250+
Super-Intensive courses 30-35 5-10 Beginner €340+
Exam Preparation 30-35 5-10 Elementary €280+
Specialization Courses 20-25 8-10 Upper-Intermediate €190+
Professional Courses 25-30 8-10 Intermediate €430+
Italian for Business 20-30 8-10 Intermediate €430+
Senior 50+ 20-25 8-10 Beginner €340+
Italian course + 20 8-10 Beginner €230+
One-to-one tuition individual 1 Beginner €40+ - lesson

Students Accommodation Options in Italy

Accomondation Meals Number of people per room Cost per week/min Cost per week/max
Homestay full Board or half Board 1-2 €204 €276
Hotel optional 1-2 €50/day €100/day
Appartment funded by a student 1-3 €144 €250

Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Min., € Average €
Consular fee of the embassy €0 €50
Embassy Service Fee €29,50 €29,50
Flight (Moscow - Rome - Moscow) €430 €540
Medical insurance €25 €35
Study material €15 €25
Delivery of invitations by express mail €45 €75
Transfer/Escort €45 €100
Additional payment for accommodation per week, during the high season €20 €35
Additional payment for tuition per week, during the high season €25 €35
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