Free gift for some courses from 1-52 weeks
The Leonardo da Vinci school is situated in the historic medieval centre of Siena. Located in an historic building, the school is situated particularly well, between historical monuments, museums, shops etc. The warm atmosphere of our school will make you feel at home and you have access to our large classrooms and sunny terrace where you can meet your friends. There is also an administration office in the school. Our staff are always at your service for any question or any information about Siena and its surroundings. You can use the Internet without charge, to contact your family and your friends. Scuola Leonardo da Vinci offers a wide range of high-quality Italian language courses, conceived for any level, from beginner to advanced, all the year round! Courses start every Monday except for beginners and students can stay for 1 week only as well as for many weeks and months. Our school organizes interesting leisure activities every week during afternoon and evening. Our 40 years of experience make us a well-established and reliable reality in the world of language schools. We are very proud of our professional and friendly staff, who do their best to make every student's stay unique in terms both of language learning and of cultural experience. Our teaching method is influenced by modern didactics and is designed according to the 'Concept of Foreign Languages' of the European Council and the guidelines of the ''Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL)". We follow a communicative method: from the first day of lessons and at each ability level, only Italian is spoken in class. We put particular emphasis on spoken language and on communication, but also deal with the 4 base abilities (reading, writing, oral comprehension and speaking). Lessons are interesting, interactive and also fun, organized in a relaxed atmosphere in which learning is done naturally. Text books are supported by authentic material, like newspapers, magazines and video, that facilitate learning about contemporary Italy and the many different aspects of Italian culture. Our teachers, experts in teaching Italian to foreign students, are there for the students, to guide them, motivate them and help them in their learning. In addition, through the years Scuola Leonardo da Vinci has developed its own teaching method. The books have been conceived for speeding up the learning process of Italian language. Grammar is presented in a logic and organized way, followed by examples and a wide range of practical exercises and short stories that give both students and teachers many opportunities for making conversation in Italian language. All the programmes have been thought in order to reach your goals, independently from the duration of the course. Having a deep knowledge of Italian grammar (through the continuous practice of writing, reading and speaking in real situations) is the principle which Scuola Leonardo da Vinci’s method is based on.