Learn Italian in Pisa, Italy
One of our most popular Italian schools, Pisa is a beautiful location in which to study Italian abroad. Located in Tuscany, Pisa has a large historic centre, unspoilt by modern development, offering a very traditional ‘Italian’ location in which to learn the Italian language and enjoy the Tuscan lifestyle and cooking.
With cultural events throughout the year, you can study Italian in Pisa at any time of year and be guaranteed plenty to do and see. Many students come from abroad to Tuscany to study Italian, but Tuscany is also popular with native Italian students. Each year thousands of students study at university in Pisa.
Though you can study Italian at any of our schools in Italy, our school in Pisa also offers an Italian cooking course in the evenings, extremely popular with students from abroad on Italian courses at the school.
Our school in Pisa
Our Pisa school is centrally-located, just a short walk from famous leaning tower. Established over 20 years ago, it was one of the first schools in Tuscany to offer Italian language courses for students from abroad.
The school offers ‘Standard’ (20 lessons/week) and ‘Intensive’ (30 lessons/week) Italian courses. You can also choose to study ‘History or Art’, ‘Italian Grammar’ or ‘Italian cooking’. The school also arranges for some students to do a period of work experience at the school, combining study abroad with useful work experience. Students attend the language course only for a period of 4 weeks (this is included in the price for the programme) and during their work experience, students continue to study the standard Italian course at the school free of charge. Please contact us for further details of this work experience abroad program.
Students can stay with carefully-selected Italian host families, shared student apartments, or in private studio apartments. Our school in Pisa recommends that students from abroad stay in host families, so that they practice with the family the Italian language they study on their course. In this way they also benefit from the excellent cooking that Italians from Tuscany are so proud of!
As well as high-quality Italian language courses, our school also arranges a fantastic programme of optional activities, such as trips to the Piazza dei Miracoli (home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa), school parties, wine-tasting and trips to places such as Florence, Siena and Rome. As with all our schools, all the activities offered are optional and may incur a small additional charge payable directly to the school to cover costs such as entrance fees and transport.
How to get there
Our school in Pisa arranges airport transfers from Pisa Airport/Railway Station, for students who prefer to be met on arrival and taken to their accommodation. The service is also available from Florence Airport/Railway Station.
If I name the city Pisa, you will probably think about the Leaning Tower of Pisa and all the funny photos everybody takes below it trying to make it not fall down!
But besides this fantastic monument and the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa is also well known, at least among the Italians, for being one of the best University cities and offering to its students a really amazing night life!!
I have a few friends studying there and every time I can, I go there for the weekend! The city is really pretty and quite easy to get around by bike or foot with two nice bridges linking the two parts of the city together.
Very enjoyable experience, very high standard of teaching, I was provided with a helpful map of Pisa on my first day, easy to make friends with other students, convenient location of school, well-organised.
I must thank the teacher for her expertise and energy. I am a teacher myself and recognise an expert! It was good to learn the formal structure underpinning the language as well as vocabulary.
The lessons were good and well structured, the materials were also good.
The course was excellent - I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot! It was good (after the initial shock!) to 'tune-in' to Italian spoken at the usual, fairly fast rate!
Having done one course already earlier in the year I thought I knew what to expect but the course surpassed my expectations - and the group of students I spent time with ensured that I was able to speak italian virtually all the time.
A very enjoyable experience which I shall definitely repeat. Excellent accommodation with a couple whose passion was good food and wine. They couldn't have made my stay more enjoyable.
I received very good tuition. I styaed with a lively and very friendly lady. She was a great communicator who was more than happy to spend time in conversation.
Just want to say a huge thank you to my two tutors, they were real stars! I had a one-to-one intensive course for two weeks and I loved it!
I found the level of study which suited me and the course was educational and good fun. I stayed in a hotel which was a former convent and it was excellent.
The teacher took trouble to meet our declared needs and was very helpful . He devised interesting lessons and we found the use of newspapers and articles particularly helpful, as well as the reading practice we did.