Italian language courses by the sea

Porta d'Oriente

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Italian language courses in one of the most beautiful seaside town of Italy, Otranto. It is a human scale city, where it is possible to combine total immersion in the Italian language and the magical atmosphere and culture of Southern Italy, with a holiday in one of the most crystalline seas of the Apulian coast.

Founded
1999

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Bo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The perfect place for an Italian language vacation

Hello everybody ! I've followed a 2 weeks course at Scuola Porta d'Oriente in spring, at a beginner level, with Giada, a very dedicated teacher. The pedagogical methods implemented by the school suited me perfectly. The teacher, patient and very mindful, whether during private or group classes, has encouraged and guided me in my first steps in Italian. After 2 weeks, I was able to have short conversations with native speakers. The Salento region, especially in this first days of spring, is a paradise :the sea is clean, warm and quiet, the landscapes really splendid, the cultural patrimony is very rich, the city of Otranto and area is really nice, the food is delicious and the inhabitants are incredibly friendly. I do recommand Scuola Porta d'Oriente, in the Puglia region, if you wish to learn Italian while spending unforgettable holidays.

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Ute
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The perfect place for an Italian language vacation

I really enjoyed the lessons at the Porta d’Oriente school. The teachers are very good, in fact the best language teachers I have ever had - and in my long life I have met many. The lessons were pleasant, interesting and useful and made with joy and speed. They reinforced my desire to continue my studies of the Italian language. This is a result that I'm very happy with.
The Salento region, especially in this first days of spring, is a paradise: the sea is clean, warm and quiet, the landscapes really splendid, the cultural patrimony is very rich, the city of Otranto and area is really nice, the food is delicious and the inhabitants are incredibly friendly. I do recommand Scuola Porta d'Oriente, in the Puglia region, if you wish to learn Italian while spending an unforgettable vacation.

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Ute
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was the best Italian course I've ever attended

It was the best Italian course I've ever attended. Actually I only wanted to attend a course for 1 week and then take a week off. But the lessons were so exciting and inspiring and fun that I extended it to 2 weeks.
 
My teacher Barbara can explain very well and does not structure the lessons in rigid grammar and conversation. There are very exciting topics that are discussed, and at the same time the rules of grammar are incorporated and we practice the language in the discussion.
 But what impressed me the most is Barbara's tremendous knowledge. She knows a great deal about history, culture and anthropology and her enthusiasm and curiosity are infectious.
It was a wonderful experience that I would happily recommend!

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