Grand Canal in Trieste, Italy
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Italian course in Trieste

The ancient city of Trieste has belonged to various nations throughout the centuries. Due to its rich cultural heritage, you’ll experience a wonderful fusion of different European cuisines, architectural styles and customs in Trieste. For example, the beautiful Miramare castle, perched over the Adriatic, is a relic from Trieste’s time in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The location for this Italian course in Trieste is equally impressive. You’ll learn Italian in an historical convent building, with its own residence. The course is available from early June to the beginning of October.

After your Italian lessons, visit the Piazza Unità, a large elegant square on the seafront, which is the centre of city life. Here you can chat to the locals in Italian, admire the eye-catching facades of the Government Palace, or simply soak up the lively atmosphere of this fascinating university city! Or you could enjoy the summer sun on one of the many stunning beaches in the vicinity of Trieste.

Our school in Trieste

The beautiful historic building where our language school is based lies within Trieste’s old town. Its hillside position gives you great sea views from the large, cool classrooms. The school has free WI FI Internet access, as does the residence, as well as a library.

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Italian lesson at our school
Learning Italian in Trieste
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Courses in Trieste

All of the teachers at our school are native Italian speakers, and have lots of experience in Italian language tuition. Our school offers various Italian courses, allowing you to choose the pace of learning. The Standard course of 20 Italian lessons per week leaves you with afternoons free to explore Trieste! On average, there will be just 8-10 students per class on this course, so students receive lots of attention from their teachers, and learn quickly! The Intensive course adds five private classes per week to the Standard course, and the Super-Intensive course gives you 20 group lessons plus 10 private lessons each week. You can even choose a course consisting entirely of private lessons, if you feel that you learn best on a one-to-one basis.

Accommodation

For the duration of your Italian course in Trieste, stay either in a student residence, with an Italian host family or in a city centre apartment. There are single rooms at the residence, some with en-suite bathrooms, and shared kitchen and laundry facilities. Staying in the residence, you’ll be close to the school, and can socialize with language students from all around the world!

Alternatively, live with an Italian family to get as much Italian practice as possible, and to experience the Italian way of life at first hand! You’ll be able to use the kitchen and, if you’re lucky, you might even get some tips on Italian cookery! All prospective host families are thoroughly vetted by our school, and regular checks are made to ensure that their accommodation is of the required standard.

Our school can also arrange accommodation for you in centrally located apartments, if you’d prefer that option. The most important thing for us is that whatever type of accommodation you choose, you are fully satisfied with it.

Activities

There’s much to enjoy in Trieste and the surrounding area, and our school aims to introduce you to the best of it! Visit the amazing Grotta Gigante cave system, the castles of Duino, the scenic town of Muggia and nearby beaches on half-day trips organized by the school. You can also spend a full day at the ancient Roman city of Aquileia and the Collio vineyards, amongst other places.

How to get there

Escorted transfers from the airport or train station can be booked at an extra cost. Upon your arrival, our school staff will meet you and take you to your accommodation.


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Student reviews

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4.6 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Average score for our school in Trieste based on 8 previous client reviews.

Outstanding teachers, with original and resourceful ideas for classroom activities. Well-structured, with a good mixture of reading comprehension, grammar exercises, listening practice, conversation and role play. Working with class members of various nationalities, each with their own learning style, was a fun and challenging way to hear Italian spoken in different accents. I also had a private lesson each day, with a wonderful teacher, who was sympathetic and patient, and also flexible in responding to my particular weaknesses. I am sometimes required to speak Italian on the phone as part of my job and I have now lost the fear of doing so. Thank you.

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I had excellent teachers who planned well together. A range of activities were offered after classes and I took advantage of 2 of the 4. My level was well suited to me and I enjoyed the collaborative approach. My accommodation was spacious and adequate but, like the school rooms, extremely hot for early June. A fan would have been appreciated, given no air conditioning. Proximity to the school was great.

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The teachers were excellent, the course work challenging. Everyone at the school (Paola, Sandro, and of course, Marina Tassinari) ensured that the course was informative and interesting. I recommend the school at Trieste to any one and I would hope that "stanieri" would be interested into venturing into this unique part of Italy. The accommodations were luxurious and within reasonable distance from the school (either on foot or by bus). The staff at the Istituto went out of their way to create a welcoming atmosphere and to introduce Trieste and its surroundings to the students. There were guided walking and boating trips, and ample opportunity for all of the students to experience the best of the region. Thank you so much for a great time, I sure hope to go back there soon.

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The course was well organized and the teachers competent and well prepared.There was a wide variety of activities, allowing us to practice our oral language.There were afternoon/evening activities planned by the school, allowing students to get to know the city, the area and, of course, each other! Although it was sometimes quite tiring, I found the private afternoon lessons very helpful for more intensive oral practice and in-depth study of some of the grammar points.

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H. Sif Jarlsdottir

The teachers were really energetic and inspiring and the course was good. Very helpful experience with the course and I learned a lot.

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V. Fincham

The lessons were very well planned and varied and the teachers were helpful, interesting and enthusiastic. My accommodation was very good as it was situated very close to the school. The room itself was large and bright with plenty of space and furniture and the en-suite bathroom was huge! I was really impressed with the school in Trieste and would certainly recommend it!

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N. Ogden

I thought the course was excellent and I learnt a lot in just a week. The course was well structured and I felt I was making good progress. The staff at the school were friendly and seemed to enjoy teaching which made the couse pleasant and enjoyable. The accommodation was good and it was ideally located for the school. I'd recommend the course to others. It's an educational and completely unique experience.

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