Teaching methods
From the very first day of class, we speak only Italian.
But don’t worry! Our teachers are specially prepared to communicate in a way that is both fun and easy to understand thanks to our methods and teaching materials, developed over our fifteen years of experience.
While oral communication is the main objective of our courses, it is also necessary to touch upon areas of Italian grammar. This will by no means be dull though.
We include newspaper articles, audiovisuals and entertaining games to encourage our students to get to know each other, engage in discussion and fall in love with Italy.
The maximum number of students per class is eight, though there are often only four or five: enough space for everyone to participate and get to know each other.
What do we ask of you? Only a little curiosity, enthusiasm and group spirit.
Staff and services
All our staff are available to assist students during their stay in San Bartolomeo al Mare, and in the office we speak English, French and German.
Our teachers, all native Italian speakers, are university graduates with experience in teaching Italian as a foreign language.
Meanwhile, a travel agency linked to the school offers help and advice for trips and excursions in Liguria:. Imperia, Sanremo, Alassio, Genoa and also in neighbouring Monaco, Monte Carlo and the Côte d’Azur in France.

Available to students:
> Free INTERNET connection for students
> LIBRARY of Italian authors and reading materials designed especially for foreign readers
> Video library with a collection of FILMS by Italian cinematographers
> BABY-SITTING service on payment (N.B. there is also a nursery school in San Bartolomeo, open all year round and is available on an hours-per-day basis)


Piazza Magnolie 4 - 18016 San Bartolomeo al Mare (IM) - Tel. +39 0183 402644 - poliedr@iol.it