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THE COURSES

ITALIAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

COURSES FOR ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATIONS

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Before enrolling please, read attentively the
General Conditions of Partecipation

   General Conditions of Participation

1. Effecting the contract: Please send the application form with the signed General Conditions of Participation by fax or by post to the school. Application must be received by the school at least 20 days before the starting dates of courses. The confirmation will be sent to you by post, fax or e-mail.
2. Payments and documents: The following is required for enrolment: - fill out the attached enrollment form, read attentively and sign the General Conditions of Participation; - enclose the receipt for the payment of the course + enrollment fee + 30% of the accommodation.  Payment can be made through: Bank transfer. We have to charge you for the whole bank costs. As soon as we receive the payment we will be able to send you a confirmation (by e-mail, fax or letter) for the course.
3. Services: The contractual services provided appear in the brochure on the web-site and in the price list. Collateral agreements must be confirmed in writing.
4. Cancellations: Cancellations must be sent to the school centre by registered letter, telegramme, fax or e-mail. If a cancellation is made before 30 days prior to the beginning of the course, 30% of the total amount will be retained. If a cancellation is made less than 30 days before the beginning of the course or after the course has been started (even the first day), the full course fees are forfeited, i.e. no refunds will be possible. It can be used for future enrollments within one year. Courses begin only on the published dates. There can be no refund for students who begin a course late or leave before completion of the course or miss lessons. The missed lessons cannot be recovered.
5. Lessons: Lessons are held from Monday to Friday and can take place either in the morning or in the afternoon. Lessons are not held (not refunded and not recovered) on national and local public holidays. One lesson is 50 minutes.
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 tuition. 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 number of course hours include the initial test that is obligatory. Should a student be unable to attend a course, he or she cannot transfer the payment both for the course and accommodation to another student.
First day at school: We will be expecting you at school at ca. 8:30/9.00 am. If you are absolute beginner you will attend your first lesson. All other students take a written and oral  test which enables us to find the appropriate level. After the test, some teachers will describe programs, the school organization and will give you some useful information about the area. After the test the class lists and timetables will be communicated. If you have any questions about the level assigned, you should contact our course director immediately.
6. Accommodation: Accommodation is available from the Sunday evening before the beginning of the course to Saturday morning after the course up to 9,00. In case of cancellation the sum paid for the reservation is not refundable. Different arrival or departure days must be confirmed to the school. The school is only a linguistic intermediary between students and landlords and cannot be directly responsible for the relations between them. However, you will be assisted by a member of our staff in case of problems. Please inform the school (by phone, fax or email), at least four days before your arrival, of your estimated time of arrival. If you arrive a day earlier, or if you want to stay a day longer, get in touch with the school. Bed-linens are provided, but you need to bring your own towels. The rest of the accommodation fee must be paid at your arrival or at the first day of school. Students must pay for the reserved period on the enrollment form or e-mail even if they arrive 1 or more days after. The money paid for accommodation is not refundable in case of cancellation or in case you leave the house before the reserved period. Each student will be required to pay a forfeiture deposit of 100 euros that will be refundable on the day of their departure. It must be understood that this deposit will not be refunded to those students who cause problems or ignore the Residential Rules posted in every apartment. Some specific examples of problems are listed below: - damage to furniture, fittings or objects within apartments. - extra cleaning, such as dirty dishes or rubbish left in apartments. - late departures that delay the scheduled cleaning of the rooms for subsequent guests. - when students reserving a single room attempt to lodge additional persons in the room without prior authorisation from the school. - when students attempt physical alterations in the rooms without prior authorisation from the school. Please note: the school is not obliged to inform students of the impending arrival of other students in apartments that are designated for shared accommodation.
7. Transfer: We also provide a personal transfer service from the airport of Brindisi and the train station of Lecce to your accommodation. If you would like the school to arrange a transfer, please send us your arrival information (date and time of arrival and flight or train number) with the enrolment form. Please, confirm your arrival at least one day before by calling the school or e-mailing. Contact the school in case of delays. Staff will be available to transport students to their apartments from 6pm to 7.30pm.
8. Insurance: Participants are not insured against illness, accidents, theft or loss of personal possessions, either by the schools or by those offering the accommodation. Citizens from European Union countries are entitled to free medical care in Italy if they hold an E111 form which can be obtained from their local health authority in their home country before departing for Italy.
9. Visa: U.S.A. and European citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy. Citizens of other countries should contact their nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate to check the details regarding entry permits. Our Certificate of enrolment fulfills one of the requirements to obtain a visa. This certificate can only be issued by our school centres after the whole course fee has been paid.
10. Personal data: The participant authorizes the Scuola Porta d'Oriente to include her/his personal data on a mailing list. The participant may also periodically receive informative, publicity or promotional material.
11. Changes in course programmes and prices: The schools reserve the right to modify their course programs and prices without notice.
12. Expulsion: the school Porta d'Oriente reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory at the discretion of the person in charge.
13. Any disputes or disagreements about the interpretation and the application of this contract will be settled in Lecce's Tribunal Court according to Italian laws.
14. Acceptance: By signing or by sending the registration form or any other written form of registration, the participant understands and accepts the "General Conditions of Participation". To have more useful information about your stay here and to avoid misunderstandings, we strongly recommend our students read the Vademecum http://www.porta-doriente.com/vademecum.pdf;
http://www.porta-doriente.com/vademecum.rtf.

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I wish to enroll for the following courses:

COURSES
advanced Italian language course
(B2/C1/C2 level)
Italian culture course
(B1/B2/C1/C2 level)
Italian for seniors (over 50) course of conversation
(B1/B2/C1/C2 level)
Intensive-plus course 1
25 lessons/week
(B2/C1/C2 level)
private tuition
Intensive-plus course 2
30 lessons/week
(B2/C1/C2 level)
two-to-one tuition
cultural guided tours in Italy (Apulia)
1 Week
cultural guided tours in Italy (Apulia)
2 Weeks
ITALIAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES
business Italian
25 lessons/week
Italian for law
25 lessons/week
business Italian
30 lessons/week
Italian for law
30 lessons/week
Italian of medicine and science
25 lessons/week
History of Italian art
25 lessons/week
Italian of medicine and science
30 lessons/week
History of Italian art
30 lessons/week
course about Italian cinema
25 lessons/week
Italian literature
25 lessons/week
course about Italian cinema
30 lessons/week
Italian literature
30 lessons/week
cooking course wines course
Italian for computer
25 lessons/week
Italian for theologians
25 lessons/week
Italian for computer
30 lessons/week
Italian for theologians
30 lessons/week
course for children  
COURSES FOR ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS
course for Italian language teachers corso on-line di didattica dell'italiano a stranieri
Socrates/Comenius programs for foreign teachers corso in classe di didattica dell'italiano a stranieri
corso di preparazione per la certificazione DITALS
(certificazione di didattica per insegnanti di italiano a stranieri dell'Università per stranieri di Siena)
stage formula week-end di didattica dell'italiano a stranieri
corso di preparazione per la certificazione CEDILS
(certificazione di didattica dell'italiano a stranieri dell'Università Ca Foscari di Venezia)
corso di preparazione per la certificazione DILS-PG
(certificazione di didattica dell'italiano a stranieri dell'Università per stranieri di Perugia)
ITALIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATIONS
preparation CILS examination preparation CELI examination
Cils and Celi on-line preparation courses
ART COURSES IN ITALY
painting course sculpture course
mosaic course ceramic and decoration course
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    - 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 >>
  • 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 >>

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