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A Door to Italy

Via Santi Giacomo e Filippo 19/10 – 16122 - Genova, Italy

Italian language courses at any level, from beginners to advance, available all year round. We offer intensive, long-term, different cultural programs and preparatory courses to Italian language certifications.

Courses, held by skilled and professional teachers, take place in our welcoming school in the heart of Genoa.

Our Italian study programs are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR), ASILS and EDUITALIA. We also run special courses to CELI and CILS exams. A Door to Italy is an official CELI exam centre.

Accreditations:
You'll get a 5% discount on tuition by booking your course at langart.net

School location

General Information

  • Minimum age of students: 16
  • Lesson duration: 50 min
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Average number of students in group: 6
  • Number of classrooms: 7
  • School's foundation year: 2002
  • Level placement test on the first day: yes
  • The nearest airport: Genova Airport (GOA)
  • Distance from the nearest airport: 10 km
  • School opening times: 9:00
  • School closed on national and regional holidays: 01.01.2020, 02.01.2020, 03.01.2020, 04.01.2020, 07.01.2020, 13.04.2020, 25.04.2020, 01.05.2020, 02.07.2020, 24.07.2020, 15.08.2020, 01.11.2020, 08.12.2020, 25.12.2020, 26.12.2020
  • Distance from the airport: GOA-Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport 6 km

Facilities

  • Drink vending machine
  • Snack vending machine
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Dining room
  • Tea / Coffee room
  • Computer lab
  • Daily press
  • Self study room

Facilities for disabled people

  • Adapted for deaf students
  • Classrooms adapted for the disabled
  • Disabled toilet

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms
  • Heating in all classrooms
  • Audio-TV in some classrooms

The price includes

  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • WIFI Internet at school
  • Language level placement test on the first day at school
  • Organized activities at school

Course materials:

included in the price

Top student nationalities

Leisure activities

Activities Included / at extra cost Distance from school
Cooking 75,00€ per lesson € 5 km
Diving 65 € 3 km

Courses

Standard Course - 20 lessons / week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 4 weeks
Price: 143 €
150 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The Standard Course is the best way for students of all six ability levels, from the beginner to the advanced, to join grammar and conversation. Groups are heterogeneous, multilingual and small and this helps to ensure that the students are given personal attention and the opportunity for self expression. 
 

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00 to 12:30

Course start dates for complete beginners

07.01.2020, 03.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 18.05.2020, 15.06.2020, 13.07.2020, 10.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 16.11.2020

Course start dates

24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 14.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020, 10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Long Term Course: 12, 24 or 48 weeks - 20 lessons / week

Minimum course length in weeks 12
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 119 €
125 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The ideal minimum stay for a language course should be 12 weeks: during this period the student will have more confidence in the language skills throughout a complete full immersion in the Italian culture and way of life. With a long-term course students acquire the minimum level necessary to enter Italian University.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00 to 12:30

Course start dates for complete beginners

07.01.2020, 03.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 18.05.2020, 15.06.2020, 13.07.2020, 10.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 30.11.2020

Course start dates

24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020, 10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Intensive Course: 20 group lessons + 10 Individual lessons / week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 30
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 4 weeks
Price: 418 €
440 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The intensive italian languare course is the best solution for all students who desire to learn as much as possible in a short period of time. Lessons are held in small groups in the morning and are combined with individual lessons in the afternoon. During private lessons teachers pay attention to student's particular difficulties and needs.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00 to 12:30 + 2 individual lessons afternoons

Course start dates for complete beginners

07.01.2020, 03.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 18.05.2020, 15.06.2020, 13.07.2020, 10.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 30.11.2020

Course start dates

24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020, 10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Italiano Facile Group Course

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 12
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 10 weeks
Price: 100 €
105 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The Italiano Facile course is suitable for students from the A2 level and over.

It is a group course held three days per week for a total of 12 lessons.

Days are scheduled at the beginning of the course.

The course deep the 4 language abilities, to develop oral and written skills.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00

Course start dates for complete beginners

07.01.2020, 03.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 18.05.2020, 15.06.2020, 13.07.2020, 10.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 30.11.2020

Course start dates

24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 14.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020, 10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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50+ program

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 2
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 50 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 323 €
340 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 50
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 5
Maximum group size 12
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

This course is thought for over-fifties that desire to get deeper into Italian language and discover Genoa and its surroundings during a pleasant study holiday.

It is a 2 weeks intensive program, which includes Italian lessons in the morning, cultural and gastronomic activities and excursions in the afternoon and over the weekend.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00

Course start dates

09.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 07.09.2020, 05.10.2020
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Two-to-One course

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 4
lessons per week 10
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week:
Price: 209 €
220 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 2
Maximum group size 2
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

Italian language lessons are 'one-to-one' or in very small groups of two students with similar language ability. The program can be completely personalized.The program is constructed around the students' knowledge and needs. Individual and semi-individual classes can also focus on cultural programs or on business Italian. 

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00

Course start dates

24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 14.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020, 10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Individual Course

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 4
lessons per week 10
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week:
Price: 323 €
340 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before course start
Configure
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 1
Maximum group size 1
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The individual course is a very intensive work based on the client's needs. Program and and schedule, are completely customized.

It is good to busy people or to thhose who need to focus their studies on a specific matter.

The individual course can be combined to any group course, to take advantage of a very intensive program and to obtain the best in terms of learning result.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:00

Course start dates

24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020, 10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020
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Accommodation

Guest house Homestay - Shared with owners

To live in a guest house means sharing accommodation with the local guest, usually the owner.

There are no meals or cleaning (except for arrival and departure cleaning, as is the case for a shared apartment between students).

The guest houses can accommodate from 1 to 4 students at a time, depending on the size of the house.

Kitchen, bathroom and living room are shared. Each has its own room.

Price per week:
Price: 199 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival
Choose a course
Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, access to the laundry room, heating, bedding, towels, TV, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Sunday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 18
Maximum age 100
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Distance from school walking 20 min
Distance from school by public transport 10 min
Extra nights bookable: Yes
Price per extra night 25 €


Supplements

Private bathroom (sgl room) 60 € per week
Private bathroom (dbl room) 40 € per week
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Kitchen sample

Student House Shared Apartment

A room in a shared apartment is a good option for people loving to share their time with school mates, for those who stay  long period and need to save their pockets. Each has their own lockable room. Kitchen, bathroom and living are shared. They are not organized single sex – that is these apartments are rented to both female and male tenants.

Shared apartments are located in the city centre, close to bus stops or at walking distance. 

Price per week:
Price: 125 €
Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival
Choose a course
Price includes: air conditioning, access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, access to the laundry room, heating, bedding, TV, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Sunday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 18
Maximum age 100
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Notes on room occupancy double room only available for two people travelling together
Distance from school walking 20 min
Distance from school by public transport 10 min
Extra nights bookable: Yes
Price per extra night 20 - 25 €
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Transfer

Terms & Conditions

1. Payment Policy

Bookings are subjected to a deposit of 30% on the total fees.

Outstanding 70% will be requested at course start date, at school.

2. Courses Rules

Entrance fee is not included in the price. It is valid 12 months from course start date.

Group courses are composed from minimum 4 participants. If the number of participants to a course is not reached, the course will be activated however. Nevertheless the direction reserves the right to decrease the number of lesson in relationship to the present participants and in consideration of the greater intensity of the lessons: 1 student / 2 students = 2 hours, 3 students = 3 hour. The cost of the course is unchanged.

3. Rescisson of the contract

In case of missed payment from the student, A DOOR TO ITALY can decide to interrupt lessons, without returning how much received as deposit.

4. Changes and Cancellation - WARNING TERMS

The student can cancel the course through a formal and written communication before the beginning of the course.

If the canecellation is communicated within 30 days prior the start of the course, the school returns the deposit received, except of administration fees of 150,00 euro and possible banking expenses sustained for the restitution of the sum.

In the case the cancellation notice is given late, A DOOR TO ITALY is not kept to the reimbursement of the deposit. Amount paid is in any case not lost. The school will issue a prepaid voucher, valid 12 months from starting date of lost course.

For late arrival, or lost lessons any reimbursement is previewed.

5.  Visa

The students that need a visa have to contact the Italian Consulate in their country to dispatch the necessary formalities. The School furnishes the necessary certificates to obtain a Study Visa to enter Italy.  To be able to send such certificates it is requested the total payment of the course and a 0% deposit for the accommodation. The Student is responsible to register his presence at the authority within 8 days from the entrance to Italy and ask for the Permit of Stay.

In case the student doesn't get the visa, the School will return the whole sum received except administration of 180,00 euro and possible bank expenses sustained for the restitution of the sum. The School needs an official document released from the Italian Consulate that attests that the requested visa has not been approved from the competent authorities.

6. Insurance

The School does not take on responsibility for malice or serious guilt. The School does not take on responsibility for illness, accident and civil responsibility tied up to events out of the scholastic centre. Insurance covers students for possible caused damages or damages suffered in the places of the school. Medical assistance:  The European citizens have the right to the free medical cares; for the extra community citizens we recommends therefore to stipulate, before the departure, a private insurance.

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