Courses for Travellers

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.

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.

Suggestions include: Veneto, Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Toscana, Piemonte, Abruzzo, Lazio, Puglia, Sicilia.

Discover Emilia Romagna with Annelise Brody
Saturday, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Apr. 10-17-24
Discover Sardegna with Laura Loddo Moticka
Monday, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
May 17-24 Jun. 7
Discover Toscana with Annelise Brody
Saturday, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
May 8-15-22
Discover Liguria with Carlo Ellena
Saturday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Jun 5-12-19

Location: NOW ON ZOOM!

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 of Italian 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

March 20–21 • June 19–20 • August 21–22

Class activities include strong student participation, cultural presentations, simulations, songs, role playing and many other group activities.

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.

Schedule 2021:

Day: March 20–21, June 19–20, August 21–22

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (ET)

Location: NOW ON ZOOM!

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:

Reggio Emilia
Reggio Lingua

Firenze
Italian me

Todi, Umbria
La lingua la vita

 

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