Italian Virtual School is an Italian language school based in Turin. Its aim is to offer Italian language courses online through Skype, and through a specific "Homestay Program" which takes place at the teacher's home in Turin.
ITALIAN COURSES ONLINE
Online Italian language courses are offered in individual format and in small groups (maximum 3 students per class). Lessons last 60 minutes for individual courses and 90 minutes for group courses.
Each new student has the opportunity to take a 45-minute free trial lesson. At the same time he will take an entry test to assess the initial level of language proficiency.
The School offers different courses according to the student's interests and learning objectives:
- Standard Courses, the purpose of which is to reach the level immediately following the starting level.
- Conversation courses, available from level A2.
- CELI, CILS, PLIDA certification courses.
- Italian Cinema Courses.
Free online materials and periodic updates on the Italian language and culture are always available to students through the website and a periodic newsletter. The schedule of lessons is always agreed with the student and the teacher according to their availability.
HOMESTAY PROGRAMME IN TURIN "AT THE TEACHER' S HOUSE
Together with online Italian courses for those living abroad, Italian Virtual School offers courses in Turin "at the teacher's house". Homestay courses are an excellent opportunity to get to know Italian life and culture from within.
Students will live with an Italian family and will have the opportunity to study Italian morning time and to visit the city in the afternoon. Breakfast is included in the package, not lunches, and if you want you can request dinners.
The accommodation consists of a large "Studio Apartment" with independent entrance and private bathroom. The house has WI-FI connection, and a beautiful garden where you can relax on summer. The house is located near the Pellerina Park and is 20 minutes from the city centre by public transport.
All materials are provided on site by the teacher on the first lesson day and are tailored to the student's particular needs and learning objectives.
COOKING COURSES IN TURIN
Italian Virtual School also offers cooking classes that can be taken independently from the Homestay Program.
The context is extremely informal and the aim is to combine the interest in Italian food with that in Italian culture and language. The courses are held by Silvia, teacher and founder of the school, and her husband Walter.
A specific menu is provided and you can choose between one of the following first courses and desserts:
ITALIAN FIRST COURSES
1. Risotto al Salmone
2. Spaghetti alla Carbonara
3. Rigatoni alla Puttanesca
4. Pennette all'Arrabbiata
5. Pasta e Fagioli.
1. Crostata di marmellata
In addition, depending on the season, we can prepare "Carciofi alla Romana" to replace one of the desserts mentioned above.
A bottle of wine and a cheese test are always included.
The idea behind the school is that learning a new language is an extremely natural process. You learn better if you do not have ties and if you can follow your own cultural interests and passions.
That's why we always try to integrate teaching material with other materials related to Italian culture: films, songs, books, stories, fairy tales, interviews and much more.
Teacher's experience, preparation and sensitivity are all essential aspects of a quality language course. This is exactly what we want to offer you: a quality Italian language course that allows you to progress in the knowledge of the language in a simple and spontaneous way.