Courses for Travelers
The best way to learn Italian language and culture for a fantastic journey
ANNUAL ICS TRIP
TOUR OF TUSCANY & EMILIA ROMAGNA
August 31st – September 9th, 2023
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Belpaese with one of the ICS instructors.
As our next destination we chose the beautiful Tuscany & Emilia Romagna.
For information and availability read the flyer or contact
Bethesda Travel Center: (301) 656-1670
1. Courses + Trips
Our school’s goal is to expose students to an authentic immersion into the Italian Culture. With our “Discovery Courses” here in Bethesda, our native instructors will lead you through a virtual tour of their region. These introductory courses will give you the tools to learn more about the most visited regions in Italy and appreciate its beauty…and flavour.
Then, we suggest a Trip, through our contacts in Italy, to offer you the possibility to experience the country as an insider. Participants will interact with selected local contacts, who will speak in Italian or in English and will lead the traveler through the discovery of history, archeology, art, traditions, gastronomy, and the natural beauty of their region, with a warm welcome.
Trips Suggestions include: Veneto, Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Toscana, Piemonte, Abruzzo, Lazio, Puglia, Sicilia, Sardegna (coming soon)
Offers for 2023: Veneto, Sardegna, Puglia, Liguria:
Discover Puglia with Claudio Pedone
Tuesday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm, (Online) March 14th, 21st, 28th – in English/Italian
Discover Sardegna with Laura Loddo
Saturday 11:45 am–1:45 pm, (Online) March 18, 25 April 1st – in English
Discover Liguria with Carlo Ellena
Saturday, 12:30-2:30 pm, (Online) Saturday May 20th, 27th, June 3rd – in English and Italian
Discover Veneto with Laura Loddo
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm May 16, 23, 30 (Online) – in English
2. Immersion Course
This 16-hour course will prepare you to find your way around Italy and enjoy interacting with its people. It focuses on real, practical situations in daily life, employing a variety of learning materials and videos. Minimum of 8 students required, or course will meet for 13 hrs. instead of 16 hrs.
When: Saturday & Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Learn how to: introduce yourself, go through customs formalities, take public transportation (taxi, bus, train), ask for directions, make hotel reservations, order at a restaurant, rent a car, refill your tank, buy train tickets, postcards, stamps, inquire about prices for food, arts and crafts, souvenirs, clothing, and shoes!
Grammatical points: Articles: definite/indefinite, Nouns: gender/number, Adjectives: possessive/qualitative, Prepositions,Verbs: present/simple past/commands
Material & Methods: Role-playing, Handouts, Songs and Videos.
3. Study Abroad
The Italian Language Program is pleased to recommend a few selected language schools in Italy, which we know and trust, where you can improve your language skills and enjoy your cultural experience. When contacting the schools below, please say that the ICS recommended them. You will be properly welcomed.
From North to South: