Learn Italian & live in your private teacher's home around Venice with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including Italian lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Italy. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one Italian lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Venice. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in Italian. All of our teachers in Italy have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Venice, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
Italian school in Venice A variety of courses at all levels are available throughout the year. Students can choose or combine different solutions. Each student can participate to all the social and cultural activities offered on a monthly basis by the school. All the cultural and social activities are free of charge. At the end of the course the student can ask for a certificate of attendance or, on request, a certificate attesting the successful completion of courses. Lessons are 55 minutes long. Fees cover all the teaching material. METHODOLOGY methodology language coursesYour lessons will always be held in Italian because it is both the language and the culture we would like you to enjoy. We assure you that in doing so your progress will be quick and lasting. The teaching methodology is based on a fully communicative approach that promotes and encourages students’ active participation. It aims at developing oral and written communication skills. A wide variety of up-to-date authentic material is used in class, as valuable examples of real communication, thus introducing the students to Italian culture and society. In order to increase and improve your Italian knowledge we use: listening activities to improve your oral skills oral and written productions reading activities to improve your comprehension of written texts activities in pairs or in groups grammar workshops vocabulary exercises educational games to learn enjoying yourself educational videos to improve your knowledge of Italy and its culture During the course, the main communication skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are equally explored and gradually developed at all levels. Every week the teachers adjust and enrich the programme of your group in order to satisfy your interests and requirements. OUR STAFF Our Italian language teachers Our teachers of Italian language The quality of teaching and of the educational materials is very important for us. For this reason the members of our team have all attended special education seminars and teacher training programmes, especially the Itals Master Programme (Italian as second language) at Ca' Foscari University and have experienced teaching Italian as a foreign language. Your teachers are always ready to help you, encourage you and comply with your learning method. Teachers work as a team and arrange daily meetings in order to organize the different teaching departments; they regularly update their teaching material and discuss and compare different techniques.
Teachers in the school use modern teaching techniques, 100% Teachers are Mother tongue with a deep teaching ability, graduated in Linguistic, foreign languages or with master in didactic for foreigners. Every lesson is divided in different parts in order to use a wide range of activities. In our school teachers use also didactic games, role plays.... We like to say:" We are happy about our Italian language teaching knowledge but we use also Anglosaxon practical teaching way, more direct and more fun" Grammar in the context is our idea to get the learning goals. Learning language must be funny, in this way the student can improve language quickly. Director of the school has been Ca' Foscari Venice University teacher of Italian language. He likes to teach and at the same time to prepare lessons with the other teachers. School is in Cannaregio, a fantastic area, calm, relax, close to the lagoon (nice sunset!) Area is plenty of bar and typical Venetian restaurants. We don't like to have a mass of students, we prefere to have 2-6 students maximum 10. We prefere to pay attention to the teaching quality, create always new didactic activities, put the students at the center of Learning proces.