Cultural program: guided tours and excursions in Apulia to know art, the culture and tastes of one of the most beautiful place of the Mediterranean area.

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ALL OUR COURSES CAN BE FINANCED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS by European Program ERASMUS PLUS.

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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: dates and prices

STARTING DATES OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES 2017

January 2017 -
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February 2017 -
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March 2017 -
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April 2017 10
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May 2017 8 - 22
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June 2017 12
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July 2017 3 - 17
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August 2017
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September 2017 4 - 18
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October 2017 2
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November 2017 -
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December 2017 -
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All courses are extendable for as many weeks as you wish
Italian culture course

Type of Courses Duration / Price
ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE (B2/C1/C2 level)
20 LESSONS/WEEK
(4 lessons of grammar and conversation per day about Italian and regional culture through cinema, theatre, gastronomy, songs, fashion... )
1 week: 265 €
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2 weeks: 530 €
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3 weeks: 790 €
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4 weeks: 980 €
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ITALIAN CULTURE COURSE (B2/C1/C2 level)
20 LESSONS/WEEK
(4 lessons per day)
1 week: 265 €
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2 weeks: 530 €
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3 weeks: 790 €
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4 weeks: 980 €
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INTENSIVE-PLUS 1 COURSE
25 LESSONS/WEEK
4 lessons Intensive Course per day plus 1 lesson per day in mini-group or individual of grammar, conversation, culture
1 week: 470 €
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2 weeks: 880 €
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3 weeks: 1.340 €
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4 weeks: 1.630 €
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INTENSIVE-PLUS 2 COURSE
30 LESSONS/WEEK
4 lessons Intensive Course per day plus 2 lessons per day in mini-group or individual of grammar, conversation, culture
1 week: 680 €
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2 weeks: 1.280 €
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3 weeks: 1.920 €
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4 weeks: 2.450 €
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PRIVATE TUITION
Students can choose the No. of lessons
(The individual lessons are of 60 minutes)
1 lesson: 37 €
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SPECIAL COURSES
25-30 LESSONS/WEEK
4 lessons of grammar/conversation per day + 1 lesson or 2 lessons of Italian for special purposes ( Italian art courses; Italian literature course; medical Italian course; Business Italian course; Legal Italian course; courses about the Italian cinema)
25 lessons/week: 480 €
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30 lessons/week: 720 €
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TWO-TO-ONE COURSE
Students can choose the No. of lessons (group of 2 persons)
10 hours: 250 €per person
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20 hours: 500 €per person
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STAGES FOR ITALIAN TEACHERS
20 LESSONS/WEEK
1 week: 450 €
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DIPLOMA C.I.L.S.
25 LESSONS/WEEK
(Official Certificates of Italian Language for Foreigners)
1 week: 450 €
students can choose the No. of weeks
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DIPLOMA C.E.L.I.
25 LESSONS/WEEK
(Official Certificates of Italian Language for Foreigners)
1 week: 450 €
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CILS AND CELI ON-LINE PREPARATION COURSES
Duration: average 15 days
 250 €
The price includes the 2 simulations of the Cils or Celi examination + the additional lessons. Students can buy also 1 simulation.
ERASMUS PLUS PROGRAMS FOR FOREIGN TEACHERS

 All kinds of courses can be financed, contact the school for more information.
CORSO ON-LINE DI DIDATTICA DELL'ITALIANO A STRANIERI
Periodo medio di somministrazione 60 giorni
(Questo corso prepara a sostenere gli esami di certificazione di didattica di dell'italiano a stranieri come Ditals, CEDILS e DILS-PG)
Corso in auto-apprendimento: 280 €
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Corso con tutor: 500 €
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CORSO DI DIDATTICA DELL'ITALIANO A STRANIERI
15 LESSONS/WEEK
(Questo corso prepara a sostenere gli esami di certificazione di didattica di dell'italiano a stranieri come Ditals, CEDILS e DILS-PG)
2 weeks: 690 €
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ITALIAN COOKING
1 or 2 COURSES/WEEK
(Each lesson is of 2:30/3:00 hours)
1 day/week: 
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2 days/week: Not available in 2015
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COURSE ON ITALIAN AND APULIAN WINES
2 meetings a week of 2-3 hours each. More meetings a week can be selected. The course is for individuals but courses for small groups can be organised on request.
group course: contact the school .
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individual lessons: 300 €
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THE PRICE OF THE COURSE INCLUDES

The Italian and regional cultural subjects are included in the program of the courses with no extra fees like in the other schools.
- Initial test and interview;
- Touristical information brochures about the area;
- Course materials (book and photocopies on different subjects will be distributed, according to the program and to the participant's needs);
- The use of the multimedia and audio-visual supports (on request);
- The cultural lessons in the program with no extra-fees;
- Extra-curricular cultural activities: the guided tour of Otranto;
- Final certificate of attendance;
ONLY ON REQUEST: breakfast with the tutors, contacts with the personalities of the social, economic and cultural life of the town, weekly projections of the most famous Italian films, music, exchanges with Italian students to improve conversation.

NOTES FOR EVERY KIND OF COURSE:

- Students can choose additional weeks;
- 1 lesson is 50 minutes;
- Enrollment fee 70 €;
- If there should be only one participant for a certain course/level, the tuition cost will be converted to 1,30 h of one-to-one lesson. In the event that there will be  only 2 or 3 students for a particular level, the number of hours will be reduced by 1 hour per day;
- The special courses, the cooking course, Diploma CILS, Diploma CELI, course and the courses for Italian teachers will be activated with a minimum number of students (1/2);
- Lessons can be held both in the morning and in the afternoon.

ACCOMMODATION IN OTRANTO

SPECIAL OFFERS

GUIDED TOURS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

ABOUT THE REGION AND THE TOWN

UTILITIES & SOCIAL

  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>

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