Ciao Italia is a centre which specialises in teaching Italian to foreigners. It is a member of EDUITALIA (Organization representing the best schools teaching Italian as second language in Italy), and recognized CELI Exams Centre (Università per Stranieri di Perugia) and PLIDA Exams Centre (Società Dante Alighieri). The school has been recognised for the BILDUNGSURLAUB by many German regions and it is in the list of Schools of Italian of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ciao Italia was founded by accredited teachers working in this field for more than 20 years. The school is located in the historic centre of Rome, in the characteristic district of Monti, within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Fori, Spanish Steps and the Central Railway Station. The school is close to two underground stops, “Cavour” (line B) and “Repubblica” (line A). Ciao Italia is open the whole year round and offers courses for all levels from the beginners to advanced: group courses (maximum 12 students), individual lessons. Courses of business, art, cooking and opera singing.
The didactic methods used in Ciao Italia are the result of the director and teachers’ extensive experience in the field. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere encourages quick and easy learning of the language. The teaching program is uniform. The teachers, all native speakers, are highly qualified in the teaching of Italian as a second language. Each teacher uses a communicative approach with an analysis of the grammatical structures and the language of daily life. Thanks to the teachers’ professional approach and enthusiasm learning Italian will not only rewarding but also fun. A wide variety of up-to-date authentic material and the Ciao Italia text book are used in group work, role-play and other activities, allowing the student to be in control of his learning process.