A Door to Italy – Scuola di Italiano per Stranieri – established in 2002, specialises in the successful organisation of every aspect of a language experience abroad. We provide courses taught by experienced teachers, selected choice of accommodation and additional social activities, such as guided tours of the city, visits to museums and different opportunities to enjoy the local culture and the local cuisine and products of Genoa.
Language classes, from beginner (A1) to advanced (C2), develop the student’s general language competence and the ability to communicate in an international environment and in everyday situations, as well as at work and in social life situations. Throughout the course, learners expand their vocabulary repertoire and learn new grammatical structures, which they practice in the context, and, further, they improve their ability to communicate, read and write fluently and correctly. At school, we use the communicative method, preferring oral communication but not disregarding aspects of written ability, focusing on the four language abilities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
There are intensive courses, extensive courses, long-lasting courses, special courses to face Italian language certifications and cultural programs to deepen the knowledge of one or more aspects of our culture. The courses are taught by native and qualified speakers in our welcoming premises in the heart of Genoa, located in the centre of the Liguria coast, close to famous tourist sites such as Cinque Terre and Portofino.
The school is member of ASILS, the National Association of Schools of Italian as Second Language, which is designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.