Academic Year


Description. The Academic Year is a language and culture course that stretches over 32 weeks. During these weeks the language course is supported by various thematic cultural lessons. Regarding the language portion of the program, in addition to the standard course (20 lessons per week for a total of 480 lessons), 2 Exam Preparation courses are included in which students are able to test for two certificates of proficiency in Italian (the first after about 8 weeks of the start of the course, the second during the final part of the course). In addition to the lessons (80 in total), the cultural aspect of this course requires students to create a final written work in which they will have the opportunity to explore the themes that have interested them most during the course.


Objectives. The goal of this course is to accompany growth in language skills with a certain depth of cultural knowledge. The cultural lessons touch on various topics throughout the year. At the end of the course students will have to choose which topic is most interesting to them and relay their thoughts in their final written work.


Who it's for. This course is for those who want to follow a path of steady daily progression.

  • Linguistics portion:

  • 480 standard lessons
  • 80 exam preparation lessons (course certification)
  • 2 language skills certification exams
  • Cultural portion:

  • > History of Art
  • > Italian Cuisine
  • > Introduction to Italian design and fashion
  • > Cinema and Literature
  • > Italian Economy
  • > History of contemporary Italy


Duration Lessons Course n° Price
32 weeks 650 321 € 5925
  • Start dates: click to see dates
  • Level: Beginner - Advanced
  • Participants: min. 5 - max 12
  • 70 euro registration fee (valid for 12 months)
Special offer: accomodation
  • You can choose between:
    a) a single or double room in a shared apartment with other students;
    b) a single or double room in a host family apartment including breakfast;
    c) a single or double room in a host family apartment including half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Price of accommodation for 32 weeks (223 nights):
    a) double room in a host or in a shared apartment with breakfast included: € 3,122;
    b) additional fees for September course, including the Christmas Holidays: € 196;
    c) additional fees for single room and half board with a host family: see housing prices
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