Italian Club 50+ courses, Tropea

Italian Club 60+ course in Tropea

40 Italian lessons over two weeks
Small class sizes of 3-8 participants
Studio or shared apartment accommodation
Free return transfer from Tropea airport
Full activity schedule (with some free time)

The Italian Club 60+ course in Tropea offers students the ability to learn Italian alongside a broad range of social activities, excursions, and cultural field trips. Club 60+ Italian classes are held in our language school, a stunning 18th-century palazzo located right in the heart of the town, just a short stroll from the Spiaggia della Rotonda beach. Originally a monastery, the current modern facilities comprise 11 classrooms, a library, a music room equipped with a guitar and piano, a cinema room, reception area and complimentary wireless internet access. The entire building is fitted with both air conditioning and heating systems, ensuring comfort during its open season from March through the summer months until November.

Our Italian language school in Tropea has received approval from the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research for more than two decades. Classes are taught by certified university graduates who are native Italian speakers. The administrative team is composed of multilingual professionals who are dedicated to ensuring your well-being from the moment you arrive.

Our school's reputation, credentials, and professionalism, coupled with its charming location near stunning beaches and crystal-clear seas, make it an outstanding choice for mature students seeking to enrol on a special and unforgettable Italian language course.

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Club 50+ course in Tropea

The Club 60+ course offered by our school consists of a dedicated two-week programme with start dates in Spring or 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 lesson part of the Club 60+ package offers a learning experience similar to our Tropea school's Intensive program. This course features small group lessons that are divided into two sessions, each consisting of two lessons.

In the first session, the primary focus will be on Italian grammar and the technical aspects of language learning. Topics covered include Italian grammar fundamentals such as noun declensions, verb conjugations, and sentence structure.

The second session is centred around conversation and everyday Italian. Here, students not only acquire knowledge of common Italian phrases and expressions but can also actively practice speaking Italian with both their fellow students and teachers. Here Italian pronunciation will also be a part of the curriculum.

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 Tropea Club 60+ activity section for a clear breakdown of the two-week programme.

Accommodation

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

A typical shared apartment typically includes two to three bedrooms, a spacious kitchen for dining, and one or two shared bathrooms. Rooms in these apartments can be booked as singles or doubles for those who wish to share. If you're travelling with friends or family, entire apartments can also be reserved and we can arrange two to three rooms in the same apartment for you, upon request. Included in the services is cleaning and a change of towels and bed linen halfway through your stay, together with free WiFi.

Students who like a little more independence or privacy can book a studio flat. Typically, these apartments consist of a spacious room equipped with a kitchenette and a bathroom. Some studio flats in Tropea may include an additional separate living room or an eat-in kitchen.

These studio apartments in Tropea offer the option of booking them as single rooms or as doubles for those who wish to share.

Accommodation is available from the Sunday before the start of your course until the Saturday after your course finishes. Check-in and check-out times are usually very flexible.

*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 Tropea at your own pace.

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

Week 1:  Exploring Tropea
   
Sunday Arrival and transfers.
Monday
08:00 Welcome presentation at school.
09:00 Italian course 09:00-13:00 (with a 20-minute break).
18:30 Welcome meeting with prosecco and introduction to the extracurricular programme.
19:30 Dinner (an evening to get to know the group, not included).
Tuesday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
15:00 Guided historical city tour through Tropea.
16:00 Half-day excursion; Visit Torre Marrana and Capo Vaticano with a pleasant walk.
Wednesday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
14:00 Half-day excursion: Visit a wine estate with wine and oil tasting.
Thursday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
14:00 Half-day excursion to Vibo and Pizzo. After the city tour in Pizzo, there's an opportunity to taste the typical Tartufo ice cream.
Friday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon.
16:00 Watching an Italian classic movie.
Saturday
07:30 Full-day excursion: Sibari and Corigliano. There's a possibility of lunch in a typical agriturismo. In spring, you may join us to admire almond, cherry, and peach trees in full bloom.
Week 2:  Culinary and Cultural Delights
   
Sunday Full day off.
Monday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon
Tuesday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:30 Half-day excursion to Reggio Calabria.
Wednesday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon.
16:00 Mediterranean cooking lesson with dinner.
Thursday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon.
16:00 Watching an Italian classic movie.
Friday
09:00 Italian course (with a 20-minute break).
13:00 Free afternoon.
19:00 Dinner at a local restaurant with Italian music (dinner is not included).
Saturday
07:30 Full-day excursion to visit Sicily (Messina and Taormina). There's an opportunity for lunch in a typical restaurant.

This detailed program 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 Tropea is designed for mature students who want to learn Italian alongside others of a similar age. Our Tropea school typically attracts a diverse range of students, including older learners, so you're welcome to join any group course. However, the special Club 60+ program offers a unique opportunity to enhance your speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills while immersing yourself in an authentically Italian atmosphere, incredible activities, and all without the scorching summer heat.

Tropea is a relatively quiet but exquisitely charming coastal town with a population of approximately 7,000. Its historic centre perches gracefully on a rock, surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. All accommodation options are conveniently within walking distance of the school, making Tropea a truly ideal location for the Club 60+ course.

How to get there

To get to Tropea, you can fly to Lamezia Terma Airport. The price you pay for the two-week course includes a return transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Contact us if you are not planning to arrive at Lamezia Terma and we will help you with your plans. In booking this programme you will also receive a schoolbag, pen, writing pad, teaching material, written and oral grading test, participation certificate and a useful city map with information about Tropea.

You should arrange to arrive in Tropea on the Sunday before the course starts and depart on the Saturday after the course finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if required.


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