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.