L’Italiano Porticando, situated in a beautiful eighteenth century building in the historic city centre of Turin, near most important sightseeing destinations, is a small – but not too small – and friendly school, specialized in teaching exclusively the Italian language and culture to foreigners. The student finds here an inviting and warm atmosphere allowing to learn easily the Italian language and to get to know many aspects of daily life in Italy.
The lessons are held by experienced mother-tongue teachers using the communicative teaching method and motivating the students to participate actively in their lessons and extra-curricular activities: In the afternoon, in fact, the students can join cooking classes, take part in wine and chocolate tastings as well as in walks in the city centre, dinners and aperitifs to practise outside the classroom what they have learned at school.
The school offers all year round Small group courses, Standard courses (from 1 to 4 weeks per level) and Private lessons for all language proficiency levels and ages. It also proposes many Combined courses which are a combination of a Standard course with additional private lessons, conversation, literature, arts, architecture, tango, cinema or business Italian as well as twice per year CILS exam preparation courses. Apart from the courses organized all year round, there are also “Special topic courses” related with special events in Turin and one-week Language holiday courses for closed groups who want to spend a cultural holiday in Piedmont