Learn Italian in homestay with our Italian course!

Why learn Italian in homestay, in a host Italian family or by teacher’s house

Italian language homestay is a special private one-to-one tuition by the tutor’s home or by an Italian host family. Living with your tutor or with Italian people and being immersed into the language and culture is an excellent way of radically improving your spoken Italian in a short time.

The homestay accommodation is to be hosted by a family which provides bed and meals, and of course you will also use common areas of the house. This type of arrangement has the advantage to welcome you in a warm and friendly atmosphere, which you insert in the middle of Italian culture and Italian way of life.

Advantages of Italian language homestay – 100% Italian style

With Italian language homestay you enter immediately into Italian way of life, you will be part of the typical Italian family, you live the customs and habits, and this will be an interesting and educational experience, which will enrich you on a personal level. Students share the lifestyle of the Italian family, making breakfast, lunch or dinner, studying with them and participating in many activities. This kind of experience will allow you the learning of Italian language in real contexts.

Italian in homestay: 100% Italian language

Living with a homestay family gives you the opportunity to put into practice immediately what you have learned, perfecting it outside, too.

  • You will speak only Italian every day. The courses in homestay are specially designed to meet your individual needs and to maximize your progress. Living in your teacher’s home gives you a total, in-depth experience of Italian culture, customs and lifestyle- a unique and invaluable aid to learning.
  • You will have one to one or two-to-one lessons with your personal teacher. The study will concern also art, music, cooking, literature, history, traditions. Language is always culture!

Where our homestay possibilities is situated?

The families lives both in Otranto and in small and lovely historic towns at 13/20 km from the seaside (Corigliano d’Otranto and Carpignano Salentino).


There are 3 options of homestay:

  • you can either stay in the family villa/apartment in the town, where there is a single room, sharing the apartment with the teacher and her family.
  • you can live in a typical “trullo” completely renewed, situated in a big garden of 3000 square meteres, attached to the villa of the family.
  • you can live in host family in Otranto and attend group Italian lessons at school.

Price of the homestay in a single room in the villa or apartment:

– 1050 euro/week (with 15 individual hours per week)
– 865 euro/week (with 10 individual hours per week)

Price of the homestay in a typical trullo (situated in Carpignano Salentino):

– 1200 euro/week (with 15 indivdual hours per week)
– 1015 euro/week (with 10 individual hours per week).

Price of the Italian homestay in a single room in a host family in Otranto + Italian group course:

please, contact the school


The price includes

  • 10/15 individual lessons per week (more or less hours can be chosen on request) or Italian group lessons at school
  • Didactic materials and book
  •  Internet wi-fi 24/24 hours
  • Private bedroom with double bed and bathroom; the use of the kitchen (there is a full-equipped kitchen for private use)
  • Breakfast; lunch or dinner with typical food and drinks
  • Tv and radio
  • Art, literary, scientific, historical books, cds, videos, magazines to consult.

Porta d’Oriente | Italian Language School

Vico Madonna del Passo 6– 73028 Otranto – Lecce – Italy
0039 338 4562722 info@porta-doriente.com www.porta-doriente.com

The school is officially recognized by:

università di perugiaUniversity for foreigners of Perugia for Celi and Dils-pg certicates
università germaniaGerman Federal Sates as eligible for Bildungsurlaub study leave
università venezia ca foscariUniversity for foreigners of Venice like training centre for Italian teachers
csn sveziaCSN (Swedish Board of Student Finance)
programma socrate comeniusThe school is present in the Erasmus + database

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