Delve into Italian culture on the Italian Riviera! Genoa is a city of sophistication, history and outstanding beauty. Follow picturesque streets to magnificent, centuries-old palaces, which house stunning frescoes and precious works of art. Or, stroll down to the marina to admire gorgeous views of the Mediterranean, whilst you sample dishes like ‘farinata’ (a traditional pancake).
Genoese merchant fleets once brought back great riches, from colonies as far away as the Crimea, to embellish this city. You’ll find evidence of Genoa’s wealth around every corner, from impressive cathedrals to the cemetery of Staglieno, which is home to finely-crafted monuments and sculptures. If you learn Italian in Genoa, you’ll also have a great base for exploring the rest of this fantastic country. Just down the coast is Pisa, famous for its Leaning Tower, whilst Turin, Milan and other important Italian cities are also within easy reach.
Our school in Genoa enjoys an enviable position in the centre of the city, close to centuries-old treasures like the Palazzo Reale. Classrooms in the historic, eye-cataching school building are large and comfortable. There is also a student lounge, where you can get refreshments, borrow books and use the Internet free of charge.
Whichever Italian course in Genoa you decide upon, you’re guaranteed first-class tuition as all of our school’s teachers are experienced, well-qualified native Italians. The language programs are very flexible, so just pick the one that suits you best!
Standard Italian course
Learn Italian with students from all over the world! Your classmates will all have the same level of Italian as yourself, giving you the chance to practice your language skills. The course comprises 20 Italian lessons each week.
Intensive Italian course
This program is also based around group classes, and consists of 30 Italian lessons per week.
Combined Italian courses
If you’d like individual classes, as well as group lessons, you can learn Italian in Genoa on a Combined course! Our school’s Combined courses give you both a group dynamic and the personal attention of Private Lessons. Choose either 4, 6, 8 or 10 one-to-one Italian sessions to supplement your 20 group lessons each week.
One great advantage of our school’s individual classes is that you can ask your teachers to focus on specialised topics. Maybe you have a strong interest in Italian cuisine or art, or perhaps you’d like to learn Italian in the context of Italian law. Our school’s skilled teachers can teach you vocabulary connecting to wide variety of subjects. You can study from Monday to Friday, taking either 2 or 4 lessons each day. Alternatively, enjoy four days of free time each week, with either 6 or 12 Italian classes spread over three days.
For total immersion in Italian and the Italian culture, live with a host family in Genoa! They’ll provide you with breakfast each morning, a comfortable room, use of their kitchen in the evenings and a valuable insight into the local way of life! Your Italian will constantly improve, chatting over breakfast or asking your family about places to visit in Genoa. Our school takes great care when selecting host families, ensuring that only the most capable, welcoming families are chosen.
If, however, you want to get to know your fellow students from the school a little better, one of our school’s shared apartments may be the right option. Alternatively, our school can arrange an individual apartment for your stay, affording you extra comfort and privacy.
No matter what you enjoying doing in your spare time, our Italian school’s extensive cultural program is sure to have something for you! Typical activities include a city tour, welcome drink, wine tasting, Italian cookery lessons, group meals out and seminars on Italian culture.
Full-day trips are also organised by the school, giving you the chance to discover some of Italy’s most beautiful sights whilst you learn Italian in Genoa! Enjoy a sailing trip on the Italian Riviera, stop for photos of Camogli’s pastel-coloured landscapes or visit the incredibly attractive fishing villages of the Cinque Terre National Park, which teeter over the azure Mediterranean.