Learn Italian in Siena, Italy
If you choose to you learn Italian in Siena, Italy, you will learn the Italian language at a school in a truly unique location - Siena is a ‘time capsule’, with a large historic centre, surrounded by 7 kilometres of town walls and unspoilt by modern development. Siena is also an ideal location from which to explore the rest of this part of Italy. Whilst you learn Italian at our Siena language school, you can easily visit Florence, Pisa and other beautiful towns in Tuscany, or travel further in Italy. Our school in Siena offers a varied language program all year for students who want to take a language course in Italy.
I loved the course, our class teachers and my private teacher. The host family where I stayed was great. I would like to come and do the course again!
Very professional teachers, adult-appropriate methods and great extra-curricular activities taking full advantage of the historic and cultural richness of Tuscany !
Our school in Siena
Our Italian language school in Siena is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Piazza del Campo. It has 10 well-equipped classrooms and a large sun terrace, where students can relax during breaktime and after their Italian language program finishes for the day.
Your Italian language program can consist of a ‘Standard’ Italian course (20 lessons/week), or an ‘Intensive Plus’ program (20 group lessons plus 5 or 10 private lessons/week). There is also a ‘History of Art’ course, as well as ‘Italian Cooking’ and ‘Italian Wines’ courses.
Our Italian language school in Siena also arranges Work Experience in local Italian companies, for students who want to stay in Italy after completing their Italian language program.
|Course Name||Lessons||Max in class||2 week price|
|DALC AIL Exam Prep||30||10||n/a|
|DALI AIL Exam Prep||30||10||n/a|
|DELI AIL Exam Prep||30||10||n/a|
|DILI AIL Exam Prep||30||10||n/a|
|Intensive & Cultural lessons||25||10||£626|
|Intensive + Private Lessons||20+5||10+1||£626|
|Intensive + Private Lessons||20+10||10+1||£904|
Students on an Italian course at our Siena school can stay in shared student apartments, private apartments, in self-catering residences, or in carefully selected Italian host families.
|Bed & Breakfast||Single|
|Bed & Breakfast||Twin (shared room)|
|Half Board||Twin (shared room)|
|Self-catering||Twin (shared room)|
Like our other schools in Italy, our Italian language school in Siena offers an extensive cultural program, including walking tours of Siena, Italian film evenings at the school, regular seminars on Italian History, Music and Art, as well as dinners with teachers, wine tasting sessions and full day excursions to Chianti, Florence and the coast. This cultural program helps students enjoy their stay in Siena, as well as use out of the classroom the Italian language skills that they learn on their course.
How to get there
Our school in Siena arranges transfers from Florence Airport or Railway Station, from Pisa airport, or from Siena Railway Station, for students who prefer to be met on arrival and taken to their accommodation.
The Siena time machine!
Siena has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Arriving in Siena was like stepping into a time-machine then exiting it into this amazing place where the streets are cobbled, the town is still surrounded by a fortressed wall, everyone still walks everywhere, there are no cars, no pollution, only the smells of delicious food and the gorgeous rolling Tuscan hills on every side... I'd half expected a horse drawn cart to clip-clop around the corner carrying hay!
Yet, the awesome thing is, Siena still has everything you need. You can totally lose yourself in the winding medieval streets, the unspoilt views over the countryside, and the relaxed pace of life, but then pop into the internet café on the corner to chat on gmail with friends at home. I could spend an afternoon soaking up the sunshine out on the roof terrace of the historic building of the Italian school where I studied, wander out to meet a friend for a slice of Panforte made from a centuries old recipe and then grab a coca-cola and watch a game of football on television at one of the local bars. Ha ha, just like John Mortimer wrote in the novel Summer's Lease; Siena has 'all the delights of the Middle Ages without the stink and the fear of plague.'!