Our Italian language courses are ideal for people who wish to learn together, in small groups of maximum 10 people.

Group lessons allow students to practice their Italian in a relaxed and fun–filled atmosphere and to socialise with other students from all over the world.

Our courses cater to all students, from absolute beginners to students with more advanced knowledge, and are divided into levels that mirror the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES:

START DATES
COURSE DURATION
ATTENDANCE
CLASSES
COURSE LEVELS
THE STUDY METHOD
COURSE PRICE
REGISTRATION
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
START DATES

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2020:
7th January, 3th February, 2nd March, 1st April, 4th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 3rd August, 31st August, 28th September, 26th October, 23rd November.

2021:
11th January, 8th February, 8th March, 6th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 30st August, 27th September, 25th October, 22nd November.

ITA

2020:
7 gennaio, 3 febbraio, 2 marzo, 1 aprile, 4 maggio, 3 giugno, 1 luglio, 3 agosto, 31 agosto, 28 settembre, 26 ottobre, 23 novembre.

2021:
11 gennaio, 8 febbraio, 8 marzo, 6 aprile, 3 maggio, 7 giugno, 5 luglio, 2 agosto, 30 agosto, 27 settembre, 25 ottobre, 22 novembre.

COURSE DURATION

For each course there are 80 hours of lessons spread over a 4-week period.

However, it is possible to attend courses for longer or shorter periods than the 4 weeks, with fees proportional to the actual period of study.

ATTENDANCE

Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m..

There is an intermission that can be an excellent opportunity for our students to socialize.

CLASSES

Maximum 10 students per class.

COURSE LEVELS

The Italian language courses are divided into four different levels with progressive levels of difficulty, from elementary (A1) to advanced (C2), according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Students who already have some knowledge of Italian can join a course at the appropriate level for them at any time, after taking a short test to assess their level of competence.

We strongly recommend absolute beginners to join courses on the scheduled start dates. At the end of each course students shall take a test: if the student passes, then a certificate of progress shall be issued. On the contrary, if the outcome is not satisfactory, the course can be repeated at a reduced price.

THE STUDY METHOD

Students
are not vessels to be filled,
they are a fire to be kindled.
-Plutarch-

This is the guiding principle of our Italian teachers who are all native speakers, with experience and specific training in the field of language teaching.

In our courses we adopt a friendly and communicative approach, encouraging the students to take the lead in the lesson, with the teacher overseeing the learning process like a director.

The sensitivity and eagerness to help of our teachers, combined with their constant attention to the needs and feelings of the students, create a calm atmosphere that is conducive to pleasant and fruitful study of the Italian language.

We use the most modern and diverse teaching methods, including reading, comprehension, games, listening and debate. Starting out with a solid grounding in linguistic competence (including grammar, morphology, syntax and phonetics), we have set ourselves the objective of helping students develop suitable communication skills so as to be able to interact effectively in any situation.

COURSE PRICE

1 MONTH

4 weeks / 80 hours
600,00 €

Registration fee and teaching materials are included.

The cost of a course of less than the 4 weeks is calculated proportionally to the attendance period (1 week costs € 150.00).

If the student does not obtain a satisfactory result, he or she can repeat a particular level at the subsidised price of 300.00 €.

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Students wishing to attend the course for 4 months (16 weeks) or longer are entitled to a discount, calculated as follows:

4 months

16 weeks / 320 hours
2.200,00 € 550 € / months

In order to get the discount, the price must be paid in full in advance.

6 months

24 weeks / 480 hours
2.500,00 € 416,6 € / months

In order to get the discount, the price must be paid in full in advance.

12 months

48 weeks / 960 hours
4.000,00 € 333,3 € / months

In order to get the discount, the price must be paid in full in advance.

REGISTRATION

To enrol in a course, please fill in the registration form on line or send it by e-mail, regular mail or fax together with the payment for the course fee. You can pay in any one of the following ways:

  • International postal order made out to: SCUOLA DI ITALIANO BERTRAND RUSSELL VIA E. FILIBERTO, 6 – 35122 PADOVA ITALIA
  • PAYPAL
  • Credit Card We strongly recommend you send us your credit card number, CVV/SSN code and expiration date by separate letter or e-mail.
  • Bank transfer to the following account: ISTITUTO LINGUISTICO BERTRAND RUSSELL Bank: DEUTSCHE BANK Current Account n°: 822006 IBAN: IT20F0310412100000000822006 SWIFT/BIC: DEUTITMMPAD
  • Cash

Students needing accommodation should register at least one month in advance of the scheduled start date for the relevant course. Accommodation can be paid for at the time of registration or at the school office on the first day of the course.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Registration is effective from receipt of the registration form and course fee by the school.
  • The course is not transferable to third parties, including relatives.
  • No refunds will be given for absences or interruptions to the course. Students can make up for prolonged absences by attending the course at a later date, to be agreed with the school.
  • In the event of cancellation of the course please promptly notify the school office by fax, registered mail or e-mail. No refund will be given, except when the cancellation is due to a visa refusal by the Embassy; however, the student has the right to attend the course at any time in the future.
  • Students receiving a scholarship and in need of accommodation must pay for the accommodation in advance, or upon receipt of confirmation of acceptance of the scholarship on the part of our school.
  • The accommodation in question is only for the use of students who have requested it and may not be used to accommodate relatives or friends without the express consent of the owner.
  • Students are insured against accidents and injuries occurring within the school precincts. For all other medical emergencies, it is advisable to purchase an insurance policy by a reputable company recognised in Italy.

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WHY OUR SCHOOL?

Here are three excellent reasons for enrolling in our Italian language school:

  • Over 40 years of experience in the field. The school was established in 1975 and has the longest and most consolidated history of teaching the Italian language of any school in Padua
  • Right in the centre of town. Our school is the very heart of the city, in an area well served by buses and trams, and close to the railway and coach stations. As well as being a city full of great masterpieces, Padua is also a strategic location for visiting other beautiful cities such as Venice (only 30 minutes by train!), Verona, Vicenza, Bologna …
  • Friendly and expert staff and skilled teachers. We are always willing to help with all of your needs, to ensure your stay is a comfortable and enjoyable one.  Our Italian language teachers are very well qualified, professional and wholly reliable.
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