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ABOUT US AND CONTACTS

THE COURSES

ITALIAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

COURSES FOR ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATIONS

Italian language courses

italian language school and courses in Italy - italian group and individual courses and programs   Courses always have a direct link with external reality. What happens in town, the region and the country must be announced during the lessons. All individual external experiences provide material for the lessons, a systematic work according to the principles of the applied linguistics. The content of teaching and of the cultural activities are therefore in direct link with: all aspects of life of the town and the region; training, choices and objectives, as well as, their sensitive, creative, artistic, intellectual and cultural reactions.
   Comprehension will be facilitated by the use of authentic audiovisual supports, films, radio broadcasts and television and the use of multimedia programs;
   Reading will be deepened by newspapers, professional documents, literary texts;
   Conversation will be improved by debates, round table discussions and role-play;
   Writing will be improved by the production of texts with a precise communication perspective according to the different levels.
   Each course lasts for a minimum of 2 weeks up to a maximum of 12 months. Each level follows its own grammar and linguistic program.

LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE

Elementary level: ONLY INDIVIDUAL LESSONS OR COURSE FOR TWO PERSONS.
Acquisition of the ability to communicate in Italian and to elaborate simple information; acquisition of general vocabulary and the use of basic grammatical construction.

Intermediate level: ONLY INDIVIDUAL LESSONS OR COURSE FOR TWO PERSONS.
Acquisition of the ability to face daily situations and to express opinions through the consolidation of grammar and vocabulary.

Advanced level
(B2 level).
Acquisition of the three fundamental abilities of language: listening, speaking and writing to express fluently own opinions about complex subjects.

Excellent level
(C1/C2 level).
Level of specialization: analysis and study of the different forms of the written and oral language; lessons focusing on the most important aspects of literature, culture and Italian civilization.

OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSES

Cara Barbara,
non avevo la possibilitÓ di ringraziarti piu presto per il corso, perche sono stato in ospedale per una operazione del ginocchio, e sono ritornato a casa solo ieri. Patrizia a fatto bene e ho imperato molto - anche il congiuntivo.
cari saluti
Heinz Katschnig - Psychiatrist

Thank you for the wonderful week in Otranto! Those are the best memories of our vacation.
It’s quite beautifull autumn in Sweden, bet no more then 11 degrees... Hope you all doing good and it’s nice as always in Otranto. 
I miss you guys terribly and hope to see you again next year!
Best regards to Stefania and others!
Sincerely
Egle Kaack

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   PRIVATE TUITION AND TWO-TO-ONE COURSES: ALL LEVELS
individual lesson   If you want to attend a course that suits your particular professional and personal requirements and your time schedule, you can choose our private tuition programme.
   Continual language practice, maximum concentration through intensive work with your personal teacher and, especially, active practising of your communication skills guarantee your swift progress and success in the shortest possible time.
   We are able to suit your private tuition programme to your wishes regarding dates and areas of interest.
   The number of daily lessons can be decided by the students.
   The private tuition is from absolute beginner to advanced level.
   You can plan your programm and your time schedule with your teacher.
Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: according to the students needs
Lessons: students can decide the number of lessons. 1 lesson = 60 minutes
Dates and Prices

   COURSE OF CONVERSATION: ONLY FOR B1/B2/C1/C2 LEVELS
   This course is specially designed for those who travel in Italy; the conversation is focused on cultural themes. This course is 2 hours per day.
Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: 1 or more weeks.
Lessons: 2 per day, 10 per week
Dates and Prices

   ITALIAN CULTURE COURSE: ONLY FOR B1/B2/C1/C2 LEVELS
   This course is specially designed for those peoples who wont to deepen various aspects of the Italian culture. The course is 4 hours per day.
Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: 1 or more weeks.
Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
Dates and Prices

   ADVANCED LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE: ONLY FOR B2/C1/C2 LEVELS
   The course is 4 hours of grammar and conversation per day. The conversation focuses on cultural subgets and on the Italian civilization and politics.
Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: 1 or more weeks. The 4 lessons are held daily from Monday to Friday, usually beginning at 9am. Some lessons are can be held in the afternoon.
Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
Dates and Prices

   INTENSIVE-PLUS 1 ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES: ONLY FOR B2/C1/C2 LEVELS
   The Intensive-Plus One Course consists of 4 lessons Intensive Course per day plus 1 lesson per day in mini-group or individual. The students will be introduced to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well as the current political and economical situation of Italy.
Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: 1 or more weeks
Lessons: 25 per week (4 lessons + 1 lesson in mini-groups or individual per day)
Dates and Prices

   INTENSIVE-PLUS 2 ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES: ONLY FOR B2/C1/C2 LEVELS
   The Intensive-Plus Two Course consists of 4 lessons Intensive Course per day and 2 lessons per day in mini-group or individual. The students will be introduced to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well as the current political and economical situation of Italy.
Starting dates: every 2 weeks
Duration: 1 or more weeks
Lessons: 30 per week (4 lessons + 2 lessons in mini-groups or individual per day)
Dates and Prices   

ACCOMMODATION IN OTRANTO

SPECIAL OFFERS

GUIDED TOURS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

ABOUT THE REGION AND THE TOWN

UTILITIES & SOCIAL

  • Cynthia from California italian language schoolDear Barbara: I am back in California and I enjoyed seeing the beautiful images on the CD you gave me. Thank you! The memories of those special places are etched onto my soul. Thanks again to you and Angelo for being so gracious and hospitable. I truly mean it when I say that we are friends…read more >>
  • Sylke from Germany ...ora e esattamente un anno fa, che io ho fatto un corso d'Italiano nella Scuola Porta d'Oriente. Nella questa settimana ho imperato molto di nuovo sulla regione e in Italiano. E per le conversazione nelle lezioni ho potuto pratticare la conoscenza nuova. Nella nostra regione si deve cercare a lungo per queste lezioni…read more >>
  • Annie from France ...Nostro gruppo ha avuto un'insegnante particolarmente competente che ha tenuto un corso tanto interessanto e vivo. Con la tua contribuzione entusiastica e grazie alle visite, ho possuto discoprire una regione tanto bella e particolare che non conoscevo, e la cultura affascinante della Grecia Salentina…read more >>
  • Anna from Sweden I have had a wonderful summer, I got to know a lot of new people and got a lot of new friends. I was staying two more weeks in Italy before I went home to Sweden, I went to St Benedetto del Tronto, Verona and Venezia, but I must say that I liked Otranto and Salento much much better. Thank you Barbara for everything. It has been the best summer in my life!read more >>
  • Lorenza from Austria ...É stato molto bello da voi; colma di ricordi, che adesso vanno raccontati e saranno ben conservati. Il vostro entusiasmo per la vostra terra, la possibilità di avvicinarsi e aprirsi di più a questa grazie alle vostre spiegazioni e gite, la cordialità della gente, la luce e il caldo - tutte esperienze bellissime…read more >>
  • Carla, David and family from Boston italian language school...the experience unforgettable for people of all ages. Attending the Scuola Porta d'Oriente is the opportunity of a lifetime and the school has my highest recommendation on all counts. If you travel the world, you will not find a more enchanting place or…read more >>
  • Tina and Lionel fron London italian language schoolLionel and I loved the school because:
    - They have a nice, professional, dynamic team and they are very flexible, they can adapt their lessons to your needs.
    - They are located in Otranto, it's a beautiful, very interesting and incredibly rich in history part of Italy…read more >>
  • Kitty from Singapore ...Vorrei ringraziarvi per tutto. Mi sono divertita ad Otranto. Veramente, é un paese bellissimo. Non dimentico mai come ospitale la gente locale lì... Anche mi sono piaciute tantissimo l'escursione organizzate da voi. Eravate così appassionati e le spiegazioni erano chiare e interessanti. Adesso, so un po' di piú dell'italia…read more >>
  • Madeleine from Swiss Mi é piaciuto molto il mio soggiorno a Otranto, il tipo di scuola mi conviene perfettamente. Per quanto riguarda la qualità dell'insegnamento, l'ho trovata excellente. E importante per me, ringraziare le mie professoresse. Le loro competenze pedagogiche, la loro pazienza e il loro entusiasmo mi hanno permesso d'imparare velocemente…read more >>
  • Maryse et Sylvianne from Belgium Chère Barbara, Nous voici bien rentrées de vacances, un peu mélancoliques d'avoir dû abandonner l'Italie. Nous avons été enchantées des cours que tu nous a donnés et entretenons notre italien en lisant dans la langue: nous ne voulons pas perdre les bénéfices obtenus…read more >>

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