Courses are gathered for groups or individuals.
Students come from all over the world, they are of different ages, with different goals but joined by the passion for Italian language.
Lessons are available all year round.We offer:
- General Italian language and Culture Courses
- Italian language Courses for the Internationally recognized certifications (CELI, CILS, PLIDA)
- Long term Courses (three months - semester - academic year)
- Italian language Courses for professional use (Italian for Interpreters, for business, for law, for healthcare, for hoteliers and for the tourist industry etc...)
- Specialized Courses (combining the study of the language to specific purposes such as cooking course, libretti for opera singers, photografy workshop, diving certificates)
- Cultural Courses (combining the study of the language to specific cultural programmes: Italian Cinema, Italian songs and song writers, local culture of Genoa and the region)
Viaggio in Italia
VIAGGIO IN ITALIA - JOURNEY TO ITALY
A full immersion into nowadays Italy!
A course on Italian culture, conceived of as a virtual journey through the different regions of Italy. It is based on materials compiled by our teachers, giving a view of the principal characteristics of the regions.
From Renzo Piano in Liguria, to Gino Strada (Emergency) in Lombardia, from Roberto Saviano representing Campania, to Andrea Camilleri (the writer who created the famous carachter of Commissario Montalbano) standing for Sicily.
Each region gives food for thought in analyzing many cultural aspects of the country; through main topics such as cities, food, healthcare national system, politics, crisis, we guide the student into an interesting cultural and lexical study path.
We thought this course in particular for those who work with the Italian language like interpreters and translaters, but also for all students (minimum level B1) that love Italy and its culture, particularly interested in studying Italian current events.
The teaching material is always up-to-date, constantly refreshed through new multimedia, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles and so on.
Junior Summer Camp
Italian Language program for young students from 11 to 17 y.o.
Sunday July 26th - Saturday August 08th
Downlad the pdf brochure: Junior Summer Camp Brochure 2015 (503.53 kB)
Located in Loano, inside the beautiful Loano 2 Village resort, A Door to Italy Summer School offers Italian language courses on the seaside, with intensive programs specifically designed for the young participants and taught by professional teachers.
Price: 1580,00 euro per student - all included.
For our students:
And for Family Holidays:
Private Italian lessons also available for adults.
SONO SOLO CANZONETTE
Learn Italian from another point of view!
LA DOLCE VITA
Looking at Italy in relation to famous Italian film directors, this course is a tool for understanding the Italian spirit and the Italian people: who were the Italians and who are Italians today?
We will focus on cult films of the past and present popular films: it is a journey into the Italian cinema, from the the 50’ to the present, considered the mirror of the real changing life.
Starting from the films during the so-called "Neorealismo", introducing the hard years of the post-war period, through the world-known "Italian commedia", laughing of the Italian stereotypes, arriving to the contemporary cinema, speaking about Italy today, the course is also an excursus within the Italian language.
What is changed from the 50s, when the “dialetto” was spoken nearly exclusively?
GENOVA PER NOI
This course guides students through ancient Genoese culture, introducing the famous people who proudly dominated the Mediterranean see for thousands years with their traditions.
Italian and Photography
CARTOLINE DA GENOVA - Digital Photography Course
Italian language aged 50+
This course is thought for over-fifties that desire to get deeper into italian language and discover Genoa and its surroundings.
It is a pleasant 2 weeks intensive program which includes Italian lessons and cultural and gastronomic actvities:
All of these activities are in italian language always accompanied by a one person from A Door to Italy's staff.
2017 Starting dates for "50 plus" Program:
Tuesday 18th April 2017 *
Monday 15th May 2017
Monday 11th Sept. 2017
*the course start on Tuesday 18th as the 17th April is Monday of Easter and consequently the price is reduced at 625,00 euro
Italian for opera singer and libretti lessons
ITALIAN FOR OPERA SINGERS & LIBRETTI LESSONS
Italian & Cooking
ITALIAN & COOKING
Gastronomy is one of the fundamental aspects of civilization and culture. Travelling and visiting new countries means also to sample national tastes and flavours. This course is thought for all people who desire to combine the study of the Italian language to the pleasure of making some cooking lessons.
The cooking course is carried out at the teacher’s home.
The cookery teacher warmly welcome all students on the course and demonstrate in particular the secrets and techniques of the Italian and Genoese gastronomy, providing a space to all for practical preparation.
At the end of the lesson, the prepared dishes are offered for dinner. This is also considered a great experience and an unforgettable moment of socialization. It is also possible to follow special cooking lessons based upon special recipes.
ITALIAN AND DIVING
This is a perfect course for adventurous people, wishing to combine a full cultural experience with a unique dive vacation exploring the Ligurian Sea, the gulf and its beauties.
It is possible to take the Open Water Dive Certificate (for those who have not dived before) or the Advanced Open Water Dive certificate, with PADI instructors.
All didactic materials and the equipment regarding the diving lessons are provided by the diving school and are included in the price.
Divers will discover a beautiful coast with alternation of cliffs and beaches. Along the coast there are a few small islands which are peaks of an underwater topography. The few islands of the coastal Ligurian arc have been maintained as an intact environment and are very interesting both from a geological point of view and for the underwater hide world.
The Ligurian Sea introduces all the ideal conditions for scuba divers, the seas depths extend to 2000 meters. The Ligurian coast entertains world famous tourist locations for its numerous attractions and for the transparency of the water. From 1997 Liguria has two sea reserves: the first one covers the coast from the point of the Punta del Mesco to Capo Montenegro, in the Cinque Terre; the other one is located in the Portofino area, in the eastern coast, where in the backdrops of the bay of San Fruttuoso is immersed the statue "Christ of the Abysses"
Specialist course for interpreters
SPECIALIST COURSE FOR INTERPRETERS
The course is addressed to professional interpreters and interpreting students who have almost finished their studies.
Our approach guarantees a constant research of empathy between teacher and student.
Our methodology is not a close system: actually, we do prefer talking about flexible modality rather than method. This offers the chance of experiencing a training which is strongly shaped on the student's personal and professional needs.
Teaching material entirely authentic and up to date.
Study in Genoa and Florence
STUDY IN GENOA AND FLORENCE!!!!
In cooperation with ABC School in Florence, we offer a special program that will bring you through two wonderful cities.
Enjoy our Sea and our History, and then move towards the city of Art!
For further information, contact us!
Study in Genoa and Turin
STUDY IN GENOA AND TURIN
In cooperation with AbbeySchool CiaoItaly in Turin, we offer a special program that will bring you through two wonderful cities...
For further information, contact us!