Italian Club 60+ course, Trieste

Italian Club 60+ course in Trieste

40 Italian lessons of 55 minutes over two weeks
Small class sizes of 3-8 participants
Host family, shared apartment, or studio accommodation
Free return transfer from Trieste Airport
All teaching materials, schoolbag, stationery, and city map
Full extracurricular activity schedule (with some free time)

The Italian Club 60+ course in Trieste offers students the ability to learn Italian fully immersed in a broad range of extracurricular social activities. The Club 60+ classes are held in our boutique Italian language school, a beautiful Venetian-style palazzo dating from the 18th century.

Trieste encourages a more relaxed pace of life, perfect for mature travellers looking to unwind and savour the city's calm ambiance and unhurried atmosphere. For those also seeking tranquillity and breathtaking natural beauty, Trieste delivers in abundance. The Miramare Castle Park, with its lush greenery and views of the Adriatic, offers a peaceful escape from the bustle of the city. Trieste is also a gastronomic paradise that caters to the most sophisticated palates. Savour a cappuccino in one of its old-world cafes, sample delicious pastries at an ancient bakery, or indulge in fresh seafood at a charming seaside restaurant. The city's fusion of Italian and Austrian culinary traditions, along with its proximity to the sea, offers a unique and exciting dining experience.

Read on to find out more about the activities and excursions included on your fully immersive Club 60+ Italian programme. You will also have some free time outside of lessons and activities. You could choose to stroll around the elegant Piazza Unità d'Italia, just 3 minutes from our school, or wander slightly further afield along the Rilke trail, a cliffside promenade that provides stunning vistas of the sea and surrounding cliffs.

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Italian course in Trieste
The school building
Welcoming students to Trieste
Learning Italian in small groups

Club 50+ course in Trieste

The Club 60+ course offered by our school consists of a dedicated two-week programme with start dates in Winter, Spring and Autumn. You will receive a total of 40 Italian lessons over two weeks, taking place between 09:00 and 13:00 Monday to Friday, with a 20-minute break each day included.

The Italian language lessons included in the Club 60+ package provide a learning experience similar to our Intensive course at our Trieste school. This course is designed with small group lessons that are split into two sessions, each with two lessons, helping you improve your speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills while enjoying the enchanting ambiance of our Trieste school.

In both sessions, students will be taught by different native Italian teachers who use a communicative approach. This means that students are encouraged to actively participate in their learning. See our Trieste Club 60+ activity section for a clear breakdown of the two-week programme.

Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in the Club 60+ programme in Trieste as standard. You have the choice between a host family or a shared apartment in a single or twin* room. The accommodation provided is of the highest quality. All apartments in Trieste are within walking distance of the school either in the centre of town or near the harbour.

Staying with an Italian host family or an individual Italian host offers a complete immersion in Italian culture. Each student is provided with their own private room furnished with a bed, table, chair, and wardrobe. Typically, the bathroom is shared with the host family. The price covers weekly cleaning, a change of linens, a basic Italian breakfast, and standard utility expenses (such as electricity, water, gas, and heating). Additionally, students have the option to add half-board for an extra fee. Our school screens all potential host families and conducts regular inspections to ensure that their accommodations meet the necessary standards.

Our school can also help you arrange accommodation in a centrally located shared apartment. These apartments are situated on the third floor of an 18th-century building in the city centre, offering easy access to nearby restaurants, cafes, and bars. The school is just a 10-minute walk away, and you'll find a small supermarket and the market close by. The shared apartment, completely renovated in early 2013, has four bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and six bedrooms. Each room includes a 32" flat-screen TV with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. You can choose between single or double rooms, and you also have the option to book multiple bedrooms or the entire apartment if needed.

If neither of these accommodation options above are suitable or available at the time of booking then please contact us for special requests or other options such as studio apartments, local hotels and bed and breakfasts.

*Twin rooms are only available to students travelling together.

Activities

The extracurricular programme on the two-week Club 60+ course includes a welcome drink, a guided city tour, four half-day excursions, two full-day excursions, a cooking lesson, two evenings watching Italian classic movies and some free time to explore Trieste at your own pace.

Below you will find a clearer breakdown of the special two-week programme:

Week 1:  Get to know Trieste
Sunday Arrival and transfers
Monday
08:00-08:30:  Written grading test
08:30-10:00:  Oral grading test
11:00-13:00  Italian course
18:00 Introduction to the extracurricular programme
19:30 Eating Italian Pizza (an evening to get to know the group, pizza not included).
Tuesday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
15:00-17:00: Guided historical city tour through Trieste, followed by a coffee in a famous historical cafe
Wednesday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
14:00 Half-day excursion: Visit of a wine estate with wine and oil tasting
Thursday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
14:00-19:00:  Half-day excursion to Cividale
Friday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00-16:00: Free afternoon.
16:00-18:00:  Watching an Italian classic movie.
Saturday
09:00-18:00:  Full-day excursion to Udine with guided tour. Visit of the Fresco from the famous painter Tiepolo/Possibility to have lunch in a typical Osteria
   
Week 2:  Enjoy Trieste’s culture and history
Sunday  Full day off.
Monday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
15:00-17:00:  Guided visiting tour of the museum Revoltella.
Tuesday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
15:00-17:00:  Guided historical city tour through Trieste, followed by an Aperitivo Spritz in a famous historical café.
Wednesday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:30-20:00  Half-day excursion to Aquileia.
Thursday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon
16:00-18:00  Watching an Italian classic movie.
Friday
09:00-13:00:  Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon
15:00-19:00  Guided tour of the Castle of Duino, followed by the visit of a traditional Osmiza in the Karst mountain range (with wine and a snack).
Saturday Full day off.
Sunday Departure.

As you can tell from the sample programme above, our Italian Club 50+ course in Trieste offers a mix of language learning, cultural exploration, and culinary experiences, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching Italian language experience.

Suitability

The Club 60+ programme in Trieste is designed for mature students who want to learn Italian alongside others of a similar age. Our Trieste school typically attracts a diverse range of students, including older learners, so you're welcome to book any of our group Italian courses at our school. However, the special Club 60+ program provides a unique opportunity to improve your speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills while fully immersing yourself in an authentic Italian atmosphere and engaging in incredible activities, all without the intense summer heat.

Your Italian lessons are will be conducted in small groups ranging from 3 to 8 participants. If a group of 3-8 students cannot be formed, you will be placed in a setting with a student-to-teacher ratio of 1-2. In such cases, the number of lessons will be reduced by 50%. Please note that a minimum of 6 students is required for each starting date.

How to get there

All students who arrange accommodation through our school in Trieste will receive a complimentary escorted return transfer from Trieste, Venice, Treviso, or Ljubljana airports. A school representative will meet you and assist with transportation to your accommodation. The journey typically takes around 40 minutes from Trieste and may be longer from other airports.

For those arriving at Trieste's central train station, free transfers can be organized by the host family (if you've chosen this accommodation option) or by a school representative (if you're staying in a shared apartment).


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