What better way to learn Italian than in the heart of the country itself, and where better than at Italy-Amo located in beautiful Sanremo!
Tu parli Italiano? Lei parla Italiano? How often have you heard these three seemingly harmless words? The idea of learning Italian in Italy shouldn’t seem alien, the comfort of communicating in a foreign language is the easiest way to conduct business, make friends or to access the culture and the lovely atmosphere. Why not go back to school?
Choosing the right school can appear like a minefield, there’s such an array of options. If you are interested in improving your language skills in a comfortable, friendly environment, wanting some assistance outside of the classroom, Italy-Amo Centro Linguistico in Sanremo might be exactly what you’re looking for. Students of all ages enjoy learning by immersing themselves into the language and culture through cuisine, history and art, poetry, cinema, music, fashion, nature and of course mare, sole and la dolce vita.
The well reputed and welcoming school, located in the very heart of Sanremo’s beautiful and stylish pedestrian area is perfect for experiencing the charming seaside resort. It is the right place for studying in a neighbourhood famous for its 100% “Italian style” aperitif bars, typical restaurants and boutiques. You can enjoy the sea or explore the impressive hinterland of hamlets, woods and mountains with plenty of outdoors activities like trekking, biking, and walking all year round. The town’s most known event is without doubt the Italian Song Festival, all the same there are many other events, such as the flower festival ‘Sanremo in fiore‘, the Milano-Sanremo cycle race, or the historic car rally.
We don’t know how to describe Silvia Feretti, (pictured above) the enthusiastic headmaster; somewhere between an intelligent breath of fresh air, a whirlwind of dynamic change and a warmhearted young woman. She has recognized the importance of languages to be prepared for tomorrow’s world or new friendships. Within the first 10 minutes you will have a clear indication of her approach to teaching – the courses are designed to guarantee the highest language standards, with small classes and strictly native, skilled and motivated teachers.
The School also offers foreign language courses (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic) and translation services. The team, teachers and office staff, is in love with the job and enjoys teaching and working with students. All teachers are native, boast extensive qualifications and are certified in the field. The school has classrooms equipped with wi-fi and air conditioning, and is very quiet, thanks to the location in the pedestrian street.
A great opportunity for those who feel pretty confident with their Italian but want to improve through conversation without a classroom could be the ‘Italian on the Road‘ class – a native teacher will show you around, speaking exclusively in Italian! And for the ones who don’t want to or can’t leave the house the school offers lessons via Skype!
Long-term students (up to 24 weeks) but also short term students may need help to find a flat or a host family. The school will help, but only as an intermediary, free of charge. All accommodation options are carefully selected and the school also offers assistance with any language issues.
With its idyllic location close to the French border, with its classic architecture, gorgeous rural hinterland and the fresh breeze from the sea, Sanremo is everything you would hope for from an Italian city. To have a first impression of the school, feel free to join a language evening, an occasion where you have the opportunity to speak with native speakers and to develop your linguistic skills.
The school’s keyword is progress: no going over and over the same levels forever!
Next courses: June 3 and 17; July 01, 15 and 29; August 05, 19; September 02, 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 09!
Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 178
18038 Sanremo (IM)
Telephone: +39 0184 505361
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