Abbey School - Ciao Italy


Abbey School - Ciao Italy was born from the multicultural experience and professionalism of the staff of Abbey School, which has represented an excellent centre in the field of language teaching in Turin since 1996.

The school, which specialises in teaching the Italian language and culture to foreigners, guarantees its students the highest possible standards of language learning. The institution is a member of the ASILS, the AIL and Eduitalia, and has also been recognised by CSN Lund-Sweden. Moreover, the school is also a centre for the provision of Bildungsurlaub courses, and since 2012 it has been running a Master in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language and as a Second Language.

The school's decision to work with only small groups ensures that each participant has the opportunity to develop and improve his/her linguistic skills. Access to each course therefore requires an entrance exam in order to form classes of a suitable level for all participants.

Lessons are entrusted to qualified and dynamic native-speaking teachers who, through a direct method and the use of a wide variety of didactic materials (books, newspapers, CDs, film footage, music, etc.), help their students to enhance their communicative and cultural skills. The numerous recreational activities organized by the school, in collaboration with the professionals of the area, allow the student to get into contact with the local people and to get to know the cultural and artistic richness of the city and the province. The Abbey Cards offer, moreover, privileges to their holders, allowing them to enjoy various discounted services (from restaurants to gymnasiums) offered by participating corporations.

Responsive to the growing demand for courses by Asian students, abbeySCHOOL CiaoItaly has prepared programmes based on teaching methodologies which take into consideration the phonetic and syntactic diversity of non-European languages. In order to help the students, the school also provides staff who are familiar with some of the main Asian languages.

For students who have a love of food, special programmes for the discovery of Piedmontese cuisine and culinary specialities can be arranged.

This school offers programs in:
  • Italian

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Intensive Collective Italian Language Course

Campus Full time 4 weeks Open Enrollment Italy Turin

The course is aimed at students who wish to learn the Italian language in a fun and dynamic environment. In 80 hours it is possible to acquire linguistic skills appropriate to the level being studied, including: grammatical structures [+]

Learn Italian in Turin The course is aimed at students who wish to learn the Italian language in a fun and dynamic environment. In 80 hours it is possible to acquire linguistic skills appropriate to the level being studied, including: grammatical structures, development of vocabulary, learning and improvement of pronunciation, conversation, comprehension, reading and writing. Access to the course is foreseen via a free entry test in order to evaluate the student’s initial level of knowledge and to consequently form classes composed of students of the same level. Lessons are held every day, from Monday to Friday, and constitute a total number of 20 hours per week. A progress test will be given halfway through the course followed by a final test at the end, for which a language level certificate will be issued. Students will be provided with a study kit composed of the material required for the course and an AbbeyCard, which allows the holder to benefit from a range of discounts in any of the numerous participating shops, restaurants and museums. On request, the school can organise recreational activities allowing students to discover the beauty and the flavours of Piedmont. Calendar: Courses start on the first Monday of every month. Qualification: Certificate of attendance Teachers: The school’s teachers all have a degree and all possess specific university qualifications in the Italian language teaching field. They boast many years of teaching experience and speak fluent English as well as other European and Asian languages. Level: All levels of the Common European Framework: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. Target: Anyone interested Requirements: A free entry test is foreseen in order to evaluate the initial level of language knowledge. Methodology: Classroom Duration: 4 weeks No. of hours: 80 hours Time: Morning Total price: €765.00 Promotion: Discounted rate for university students and au pairs. €645.00 [-]