L'Italiano Porticando

Via Mercanti, 2 - Torino

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L'Italiano Porticando is a school for Italian Language and Culture situated in the historic city centre of Turin. The school was founded in 2005 by Rosaria, Laura and Caterina with the aim to be a point of reference for those who want to learn Italian in Turin.
The school run Italian language courses for all needs and levels: it is possible to join all year round standard courses (in groups of maximum 8 students), to sign up for an individual course or for a course in a small group. The method used by the experienced teachers focuses on the communication ability first, without neglecting all other language abilities. Furthermore, as the school's name says "Learn Italian while walking under Turin's arcades" , one of the school's aims is to introduce their students not only to Italy's culture but also to Turin's history, art and cuisine through afternoon activities organized every week to get to know the city and to practice the language also outside the classroom. Those who want to learn more about Italy and its culture can also join one of the many cultural courses on history, history of art, literature, Italian cinema, Italian music or Italian fashion.

  • Student counselling
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Student Residence
  • Fashion
  • Cooking
  • Art history
  • Literature
  • Film
  • Architecture
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L'Italiano Porticando

Russian Federation   

studied General Italian

Standard courses + CILS preparation courses

L’Italiano Porticando’s courses are focused on learning Italian through speaking (without neglecting grammar and writing though) which I found really helpful, because every day communication with Italians represented the major difficulty for me. All teachers of the school are extremely experienced and proficient, the classes are not boring at all so I had a lot of fun.

posted 2 months ago

L'Italiano Porticando

Greece   

studied General Italian

By far the best way to learn Italian

Learning the language was the first thing I wanted to do when arrived in Turin. Luckily, my host family here proposed me L'Italiano Porticando, saying it's the best. And I totally agree!

You can find lots of language schools, but this one makes the difference in so many ways.

First of all, their method. They have their own, carefully made and level-based material, that is not focused only on the language itself, but also on communication skills, culture, everyday life, history, art. So a total immersion into this beautiful country. In addition, afternoon activities, cooking courses, excursions, museum visits, everything organised by them, help to really get to know the city and its people, but it's also a great opportunity to practice the language even more, which you achieve to do even from the first lesson!!!

But as a teacher myself, I can say that no teacher can be successful if not loving their job. And in this school, I had the chance to be taught from almost all the teachers. I saw their passion and love for teaching from the first till my last day there! People qualified, kind, really caring about their students, making them feel like home, trying their best every single day to make learning a great experience and of course to meet their students' needs.

But all the above mentioned are objective facts that any person studying there can confirm.

Speaking for myself, I spent 7 months in this school, doing the intensive course the 6 of them (3 hours per day, 5 days a week). This is my second year in Italy. And I can tell you that these months were more than enough for me to take my B2 certificate in Italian language, be able to communicate perfectly with Italian people, have job interviews (and succeeding) and in general, learn a lot about this beautiful country. And all the team helped in every single step of mine.

I keep coming back to Italiano Porticando every single time I've got the chance to. Because an experience like this cannot be forgotten.

Don't hesitate!This is the one!

Grazie di tutto Rosaria, Laura, Caterina, Paola, Walter, Monica.

posted 3 months ago

L'Italiano Porticando

Argentina   

studied General Italian

Super fast and funny way to learn proper Italian

I greatly enjoyed my experience at L'Italiano Porticando. I took the intensive courses (3-hour per day, every day) and it turned me into a confident Italian speaker in no time. Highly recommended. Professors are exigent and super fun, the best combination. Classes tend to be super cheerful.

posted 6 months ago

L'Italiano Porticando

Belgium   

studied General Italian

Huge help to settle in in Italy

I had taken already a course abroad and I only took one month to improve my conversation. It really helped me to start talking in Italian and do some job interviews. Moreover the teachers and students were really great and I had a very fun experience! Besides the Italian courses, there are other activities (visit of Turin, history class, ...) that I enjoyed a lot until I found a job. It really helped to discover the city and make some friends. Thanks a lot Italian Porticando!

posted 6 months ago

This course is for students aged: 18-85
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
At L’Italiano Porticando Business Italian courses (for all levels) are made for foreign employees of the companies located in Turin and surroundings to help them integrate into working and social life in Turin.
Our teachers will develop specific business related terminology in compliance with every student’s level of knowledge and special needs.
Business courses can be held as courses in small groups or private lessons and can be organized as intensive or as long term courses, at school or onsite.
The course’s programme can be set up between the school and the company, and, on request, the school will provide the company with a periodical report on the student’s progress and attendance.
Business Italian Courses can also be held as individual courses for those students who have to learn the language for business reasons and would like the content of the course to be customized and the classes scheduled according to their special needs and purposes.
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This course is for students aged: 16-85
Location Type: Town/City
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Our standard courses are Italian language courses in groups (5 to 8 people) with contents and speed of the course adaptable to the needs of each student. The students at L’Italiano Porticando come from all over the world, so the only language spoken is Italian allowing you to learn effectively the language while having fun.
The school runs 15 and 20 hours/week courses (55 minutes per hour) lasting from minimum 1 week to 2,3 or 4 weeks (for each level). You can also sign up for a long term course. Standard courses are organized for all levels of knowledge (from beginners to advanced). Classes are usually held in the morning, every day from Monday to Friday.
Moreover, it is possible to combine Standard courses with Cultural courses, which will enrich your knowledge of Italian culture and lifestyle.
All standard courses start normally on the first Monday of the month. This is binding for absolute beginners, while those who already have some knowledge of the Italian language can start any other Monday after taking and entry test.
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This course is for students aged: 16-80
Location Type: Town/City
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 10-85
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Location Type: Town/City
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 10-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
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This course is for students aged: 18-80
Levels: Basic, Advanced, Intermediate
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
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