School address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 43 - 89861 Tropea (VV)
Period of activity: The school is open all year. It’s closed on the following civil and religious holidays: 6th January, Easter Monday, 25th April, 1st May, 2 June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December.
Opening hours: 8:00 - 19:00 from Monday to Friday.
Composition and spaces: 3 Classrooms, Projection Room, Veranda, used for relaxation and reading area, Classroom equipped for Mediterranean cooking lessons, Garden.
Student Services included in the registration fee: City map and tourist information about places to visit; "Student card" for discounts in shops, bars and restaurants in the city affiliated with the school; internet access from a fixed location or using the WiFi connection; small library available to students with book loan service and multimedia materials. Use of washing machine; use of the kitchen for making hot drinks or snacks; transfer service from/to Tropea train station; beach service (for a fee during the peak tourist season).
Regarding the Italian language and culture courses: The teaching material, distributed in photocopies, is included in the course price, while the purchase of textbooks proposed by the school is optional. At the end of each course, students receive a certificate of participation.
The levels are based on the criteria of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): Beginner (A1), Elementary (A2), Intermediate I (B1), Intermediate II (B2), Advanced I (C1), Advanced II (C2).
- Group lessons: 9:00 to 13:00 with a break.
- Private lessons: from 15.00 to 19.00 depending on the type of lessons. There are no activities and lessons on Saturday and Sunday (except in exceptional cases).
Lesson duration: 55 minutes.
Registration fee: Euro 50.00 for each student. There is no registration fee for those who buy only the cooking classes or single private language lessons up to a maximum of 3 sessions.
Group courses: From 3 to 8 students over the age of 16 years. The courses take place each morning with a total of 20 lessons per week. When the level of one or more students is not suitable to that of the group, the time is thus reduced:
- Class consists of less than 3 students = 15 hours per week *
- Class consists of a single student = 10 hours per week *
(*) At the same price as the group course
Private courses: Private lessons or 2-to-1, for all levels, are available all year. If requested early enough and depending on teacher availability, you may be given the option of mornings or afternoons. The minimum age of participants in private courses must not be under 12 years.
Test: For all students, except absolute beginners, there is an entrance exam before starting the course.
Logistics and Welcome: With prior agreement from the school, staff are available to provide free transport for new students from Tropea train station to their accommodation. A transfer service is also available, at a reduced price, to and from Lamezia Terme International Airport - SUF, or train station, 60 km and Reggio Calabria Airport - REG, or train station, 120 km.
Accommodations: For students who choose to stay in accommodation offered by the school, check-in is on the Sunday before the first day of the course. Check-out will take place on the Saturday following the end of the course, by 10:00 o’clock. According to availability and in agreement in advance with the school office, you can extend your stay, either arriving or leaving on different days, at an additional cost. The change of linen and the cleaning of the accommodation takes place every Saturday. This service is not included in the price but is available at an additional cost.
Regulations and conditions for cancellations and refunds: please read our conditions policy.