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Who we are

Istituto Venezia is an Italian school recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, it is a member of:

  • Asils , Association of Italian Second Language Schools;
  • Tandem International , International Network of Quality Language Institutes

For many years he has been promoting the teaching of Italian in Venice and also:

  • Coordinates the Italian for foreigners courses of the Venice International University (Ca 'Foscari University, University Institute of Architecture, Ludwigs Maximilian Universitat, Tel Aviv University, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Waseda University of Tokyo and Duke University)
  • It is the place where courses and Master's courses in teaching and promoting Italian are held, Itals Laboratory at the University of Ca 'Foscari in Venice
  • It hosts the Italian courses of the international Intercultura association
  • Organize study abroad programs of American universities

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Teachers

We attach great importance to the quality of teaching and teaching materials .

For this reason our working group is made up of teachers who have attended training courses and further training in language teaching, in particular the courses organized by the Itals Laboratory (Italian as a foreign language) of the Ca'Foscari University of Venice and have a long experience field of teaching Italian to foreigners .

Our teachers are always ready to help you, motivate you and meet the different learning strategies and styles of students.

Work in the classroom with the students is supported by the coordination work of the teachers group whose goal is the constant updating of teaching materials and the improvement of teaching techniques and group work.

Methodology

Our lessons are always in Italian because Italian is the language and culture in which we want to accompany you. You will see that in this way your progress will be fast and lasting. We follow a communicative approach that promotes the active participation of students and has as its main objective communication, both oral and written. We use authentic materials in class because they are examples of real communication and introduce you to Italian culture and society.

To discover the language together and practice, we alternate:

  • Listen to strengthen oral comprehension
  • Oral and written production activities
  • Readings to improve written comprehension
  • Activities for couples and groups
  • Grammatical reflection
  • Vocabulary exercises
  • Educational games to learn while having fun
  • Watching video sequences to learn more about the Italian reality

During the course the main communication skills - listening, speaking, reading, writing - are developed in all levels in a gradual and balanced way.
Each week the teachers adapt and integrate your group's program to meet your needs and interests.

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Programs taught in:
Italian

This school also offers:

Courses

Istituto Venezia

Thanks to the experience of our teachers, the students can learn and appreciate the masterpieces of the greatest Venetian artists in painting, sculpture and architecture ... [+]

Thanks to the experience of our teachers, the students can learn and appreciate the masterpieces of the greatest Venetian artists in painting, sculpture and architecture from the middle ages to the contemporary age. This experience will be unforgettable, since all the artistic works can be seen in the places they were designed for by Carpaccio, Bellini, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiepolo, Sansovino, Palladio, Canova, Scarpa and many others.

Duration of course

This course takes place from Monday to Friday and the lessons are held in the morning or in the afternoon for three hours (15 hours a week), according to the opening hours of museums, palaces, Great Schools that are included in the weekly programme (presented during the first day at school).... [-]

Italy Venice
Open Enrollment
Italian
Part-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
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Istituto Venezia

Classes are held every day from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm, 4 hours a day with two different teachers. The courses begin every month and last 4 weeks - 80 hours. ... [+]

Classes are held every day from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm, 4 hours a day with two different teachers. The courses begin every month and last 4 weeks - 80 hours. It is also possible to enrol only for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.

The course is organised in 5 levels. At the beginning of the course, students sit a simple written test and have an interview. This allows them to join a group of the same level. For this reason, we suggest students arriving at school at 8.30 am on the first day.

Beginners can enrol only during the first week of every monthly course. Students who already know a bit of Italian can enrol any time.

According to their level, the participants can acquire a basic knowledge of Italian or improve and perfect their previous knowledge. In each group, there is a maximum of twelve students.... [-]

Italy Venice
Open Enrollment
Italian
Full-time
1 - 4 weeks
Campus
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Istituto Venezia

If you wish to learn or improve your Italian language skills through cooking classes, if you are interested in the ancient and modern Venetian culture, hidden in its most ... [+]

If you wish to learn or improve your Italian language skills through cooking classes, if you are interested in the ancient and modern Venetian culture, hidden in its most secret recipes, then Anna and Andrea, the Venetian chefs of Istituto Venezia team, are waiting for you in their kitchen at Circolo de I Antichi (3 minutes on foot from our school, Dorsoduro 1138, Calle Ochialera).

Our Chefs Andrea - Professional chef, "Captain" Andrea, after bringing the Venetian cuisine in many restaurants between Greece and London, he started cooperating with Istituto Venezia to teach a traditional way of cooking that keeps, in every single ingredient, a piece of daily life. Anna - Member of Istituto Venezia staff, she combines her long experience as a teacher of Italian language and history of Venice with her passion for cooking, an extraordinary enjoyable way for humans to express themselves in every place and historic age. ... [-]
Italy Venice
August 2019
Italian
Full-time
1 week
Campus
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