Italian Language and Culture School “Il Sasso”
One of the best Italian language schools in Italy, “Il Sasso” is recognized by the Ministry of Education and ISO 9001:2008 certified. Since 30 years it offers Italian language courses and culture courses such as art history, wine, literature, history, Italian for special purposes, preparation for CELI and CILS certificates. The school is open all year round both for group and individual teaching. Lessons are held by teachers specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign and second language, particularly experienced in teaching to adult students. The school of Italian “Il Sasso” is in Montepulciano, in the heart of Tuscany, half way between Florence and Rome. It is located in a historic building in town. It has 8 large, airy classrooms and a hall for conferences. There is a terrace with a lovely panoramic view, as well as free Internet Point for students and WiFi access. The Italian language school “Il Sasso” offers to its students a wide variety of mini-courses and other afternoon activities – guided tours, wine, olive oil and cheese tastings, cooking classes, walks in the countryside -, as well as the opportunity to study Italian or watch a film at the school. Students are of every age group and come from all parts of the globe. Class sizes are from five to nine students. The classes of Italian Language and Culture are divided into six levels, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Council. The main goal of the language courses is to get the students, even those in the beginner and elementary levels, to the point where they’re able to communicate in Italian. The great number of students who return every year is the best tribute to this.