SIS employs a unique approach called EUFICCS. European Use of: Full-Immersion, Culture, Content, Service is a method that unites the guided input in the classroom with spontaneous input from outside the classroom, with host families, language exchange partners, and at community service placements and during daily interactions with locals in the streets of Siena. EUFICCS has recently received sponsorship by the European Union with funding through the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme, the projects aims to enhance the motivation and capacity of language learners to study a foreign language in the country of origin with the use of this innovative methodology applied to learning Italian, Spanish and Portuguese as second languages”.
Our Italian language school offers a wide range of Italian language courses and programs. At Dante Alighieri, you can choose to attend: Italian language study for group , individual , P.L.I.D.A. exam preparation, C.S.N., G.B.U. , programs for seniors or to attend an internship program. Since 1979 , we have been welcoming students of a wide range of nationalities , and all ages, to study with us , in the center of this charming medieval city. Siena is a city of contrasts , from medieval treasures found within its historic walls , to modern shops and facilities located around the city. Siena is in the region of Tuscany , located in the north of Italy (70 km south of Florence, 250 km north of Rome). Siena is probably best known for the horse race, "Il Palio", conducted twice each year in the summer (2nd of July and 16th of August ) . Learn to speak Italian in Siena , in Viterbo and Ischia. Learn italian at Dante Alighieri in Siena. .