Under the auspices of Regione Abruzzo
Under the auspices of Comune di Lanciano
Under the auspices of Provincia di Chieti
Welcome to Scuola Athena!
ATHENA International Italian Language School is a friendly long-established school in the historic city of Lanciano. Italian language is taught by fully-qualified staff in a 15th Century building. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses are given to small classes throughout the year. The city itself is in the province of Abruzzo, only ten minutes from the beaches of the Adriatic coast, yet within half an hour of the snow-capped mountains of the Majella National Park.
Athena Italian Language School and Courses in Abruzzo - Italy
RECOGNISED ITALIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION A2
Intensive courses: 10-20 hours per week
The courses run daily Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 13:30 / 15:30 to 19:30
Non intensive courses: 4-6 hours per week
The courses run from Monday to Friday.
The time and length of the lessons can be arranged with the teacher.
Classes are held at all levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced.
Group Courses 2016
Group Courses are provided 3 hours a day, 15 hours per week.
Students may enrol for 1, 2 or 3 weeks
from April 4 to April 22
from May 2 to May 20
from June 6 to June 24
from July 4 to July 22
from September 5 to September 23
from October 3 to October 21
Classes are held at all levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced
Courses take place Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00
Classes are provided for 4 to 8 students and up to 12 for organized groups.
The minimum age for admission to language group courses is 18.
Young students are admitted if accompanied by a responsible adult.
One-to-one tuition can be added to the general group course.
Students enrolling for 1 or 2 weeks in a beginners’ class must still begin their course on the first day of one of the periods above.
Group courses of 15 hours per week can be arranged in different periods of the year if there is a specific request from a group of at least 4 students of the same level. A group course of 9 hours per week can be arranged for 3 students of the same level.
NB: in groups with fewer than four students the hours are reduced to 9hrs per week;
with one student per class they are reduced to 8hrs per week.
Concentrated Italian Language Courses
One-to-one over one week 20 hours of lessons
One-to-two over one week 20 hours of lessons
One-to-one over two weeks 30 hours of lessons
One-to-two over two weeks 30 hours of lessons
One-to-one over two weeks 40 hours of lessons
One-to-two over two weeks 40 hours of lessons
Group Courses for people who live in Abruzzo
Weekly language classes: 2 hours per week at school
(The larger the class, the larger the discount for each participant.)**
Weekly themed gatherings: 2 – 4 hours per week at school
(2-4 hours per week at a very reasonable price / a specially discounted rate.)**
Cultural events at school
Conversation classes at school
Talk and walk (short excursions around the city)
Guided walking tours in the area
Cooking classes (lunch included)
Trips to local restaurants
Classes of the appropriate level – beginners, elementary, intermediate or advanced – are arranged for a minimum number of 4 participants. Very special rates for larger groups.
Additional optional courses are available two afternoons per week in the following subjects:
Italian Literature and Art*
Archaeological History of Abruzzo*
*Require some prior knowledge of Italian.
The availability of all courses depends on a minimum number of 4 participants.
Courses available on request throughout the year
Italian for Tourism
Italian for house buyers
Courses for children
Organized group courses
Courses are available via Skype
Courses for teachers of Italian
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Italian Language Courses take place in Abruzzo, Italy, in the historic town of Lanciano, famous all over the world for the Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church.
Italian language classes are held in Abruzzo, Italy. Abruzzo is the greenest region in Europe with four national parks, the Apennine Mountains and 130 km of coastline.