Our Courses

The quality of the “Italiano in Riviera” courses

Qualified native-speaking teachers, simple and effective teaching methods, small groups of 6-8 students in a fun and stimulating atmosphere.
The primary aim is to improve in a short time the student’s communication skills in all the different parts of the Italian language (grammar, vocabulary, reading and comprehension) with particular emphasis on conversation.
The method adopted encourages active participation and interaction in the classroom, promoting the student’s integration, both linguistic and cultural.
A friendly and helpful staff will be at your disposal for any request for information or assistance.

The Italiano in Riviera‘s courses have 4 educational objectives:

  1. Develop the four basic language skills: spoken language, listening, reading, writing.
    We pay particular attention to improving and enhancing confidence and fluency in the use of spoken Italian.
  2. Stimulate students to understand the correct functioning of the language through real-life situations.
  3. Use of group work and interactions to promote the use of the Italian language.
  4. Increase the students’ communicative skills also through self-study; in particular, through the use of teaching materials and language labs available at school.

We provide each student with teaching material relating to the learning modules carried out during the lessons.

General Course

Student in the morning, tourist the rest of the day

It is the basic course to improve your Italian in a group, the most suitable course if you want to put together a study experience without affecting too much the free time of the holiday.

4 lessons per day, Monday to Friday, for 20 lessons per week.

How’s the typical course day?

  • Grammar and language use in the early part of the morning;
  • Conversation, listening, group activities and games for the last two lessons in the morning, to put what you have learned into practice in a more relaxed and fun way.

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: 20
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Double advantage: you can learn in a group and with individual lessons

The General Course is excellent for learning Italian with other students.
But, if you want to deepen your knowledge of the language, individual lessons exclusively with the teacher are also very useful.

The Combined Course combines in a perfect way the advantages of the group course and the ones of personalized learning: 20 group lessons in the morning of the General Course + 5 individual lessons in the afternoon, still in the classroom, to be agreed directly with the teacher.

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: 25, of which 20 in group of the GENERAL COURSE + 5 individual lessons in the afternoon
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: 30, of which 20 in group of the GENERAL COURSE + 10 individual lessons in the afternoon
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

General Course Plus (A2)

The dedicated course for those taking German study leave BILDUNGSURLAUB

This is the course dedicated, in particular, to those who work in Germany and want to take from their employer the Bildungsurlaub, the training leave recognized by the German Länder.
Italiano in Riviera is an accredited school with all the Länder for the recognition of the Bildungsurlaub; detailed lesson plan available on request.

The course is reserved for level A2 of knowledge of the Italian language, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) classification system.

The course is 30 hours per week: 20 grup lessons of the General Course + individual lessons in the afternoon.

Allowed levels: Level A2, according to the CEFR classification
Total number of lessons: 30
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Italian & Cooking

Traditional Italian and Sardinian dishes… tonight, everyone in the kitchen at Celeste!

“The way you eat in Italy, you won’t anywhere else”: it’s not just us Italians who say it, but the whole world!
The passion for cooking and the variety of traditional dishes, in Italy, indeed, has no limits.

Could a course to teach you Italian at the table be missing?
Italian & Cooking is the most appreciated, tastiest, and most popular course: an Italian course and a cooking course, together.

At Celeste’s house, a typical, good Italian housewife, you too will have the opportunity to put your hands in the dough and in the kitchen to learn live the recipes of some of the most delicious, genuine and famous dishes of our country.

The course includes, in addition to the 20 lessons of the General Course, two evenings (about 2-3 hours each) of home cooking course, with final dinner at home.

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: 20, in group of the GENERAL COURSE + 2 practical lessons (about 2-3 hours each) of home cooking with an expert cook + dinner tasting
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Italian & Wines

Tasting, in the homeland of the oldest wine in the world

Three thousand years ago, in Sardinia, the Nuraghic people cultivated vines and produced wine.
They, the mysterious and ancient inhabitants of our island, were the first producers of Mediterranean red wine already in the Iron Age, between 900 and 750 BC.
A winemaking tradition that has its roots in the mists of time and that continues successfully to this day: many i awards received in recent years by Sardinian wines, nationally and internationally. It is a real pleasure to get to know, taste and appreciate them.

Italian & Wines offers you such opportunity with a program that combines e two evening tasting sessions per week, to 20 lessons of the General Course.

Many of you like this course a lot: because it gives joviality, good humor and joy to converse amiably with sommeliers, expert winemakers and companions in front of a good glass of wine.

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: 20, in group of the GENERAL COURSE + 2 wine tasting lessons (about one hour each)
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Italian & Water Sports

Sailing, Wind-surfing, Kite-surfing, Scuba diving. A dip in the blue of the Riviera

The sea of the Riviera del Corallo offers endless emotions: let yourself be embraced, lulled and pushed into its crystal clear blue waters. And live it with passion!
Sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving are the activities you can dedicate yourself to, followed by expert instructors: a truly splendid opportunity to experience Italian in contact with the waves and the wind, in an extraordinary marine setting.

Do you choose sailing or scuba diving? Two minutes walk from the school, in a yacht club in the heart of the marina, qualified and certified instructors will accompany you with theoretical and practical lessons in practicing your favourite activity in the water.

If you choose windsurfing, however, the appointment with the instructors is just beyond, at the Lido of Alghero, near the beautiful beach of Maria Pia.

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: Variable according to the type of water sport chosen in addition to the 20 group lessons of the GENERAL COURSE
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Italian & Tennis

Between one set and the next, you also train with Italian!

Are you a tennis fan and would like to continue playing tennis on holiday?
Use the matches on the court to train with the Italian!

With Italiano in Riviera, in addition to the General Course, you have the opportunity to take tennis lessons at the Tennis Club Alghero with certified FIT teachers and instructors.

6 concrete courts and 2 clay courts, gym, changing rooms, bar and restaurant: an equipped and multifunctional facility, of international level, perfect for those who love to combine the practice of tennis a recreational moments.
The Tennis Club Alghero is located in the Maria Pia sports area (near the beach of the same name), a 20-minute walk from the centre. Tennis lessons in the afternoon or evening (reservation required through our school).

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: Variable, depending on the number of evening tennis lessons booked in addition to the 20 group lessons of the GENERAL COURSE
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Italian & Art History

Discovering the history of Italian art and Sardinia.

The course consists of 4 lessons per day of General Course in the morning plus 2 seminars per week plus a guided tour per week to sites of historical, archaeological and artistic interest in Sardinia. The duration of the course is from 1 to 4 weeks.

The course takes place every day from Monday to Friday and consists of 4 daily lessons in the morning from 9.15 to 12.55. The work done in the early part of the morning basically concerns grammar and the use of language. In the second part of the morning, the work done mainly involves conversation, listening, group activities and games.

The seminars take place in the afternoon and concern:
– the history, culture, traditions and art of Sardinia
– the life and works of some of the protagonists of Italian painting and figurative arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The guided tours will focus on the discovery of sites of great historical, artistic and archaeological interest such as the fantastic Prehistoric Altar of Monte d’Accoddi (the only example of construction linked to the Babylonian Ziqqurat in the Mediterranean basin), the suggestive nuraghic palaces of Palmavera and Torralba (among the best preserved nuraghic complexes in Sardinia – the Nuraghe were stone buildings typical of a fascinating and mysterious civilization that lived and prospered in Sardinia before the arrival of the Romans) and a visit to the enchanting Basilica of Saccargia with its black and white marble supreme example of Pisan-Romanesque style in Sardinia.

Allowed levels: From pre-intermediate to advanced
Total number of lessons: 20 in group of the GENERAL COURSE + 2 seminars (about one hour each) on the history of Italian and Sardinian art + 1 guided tour of sites of historical, archaeological and artistic interest in Sardinia
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Italian & Latin

The language of Caesar and Cicero, mother of the Italian language.

The Italian & Latin Course consists of 4 lessons of the General Course in the morning (or afternoon) every day from Monday to Friday plus one individual Latin lesson per day.

This course allows you to combine the advantages of holding an Italian group course with the opportunity to deepen the common language of origin of the Romance languages (Latin in fact), fundamental to know the common substratum and “the soul” of the same Italian language and other Neolatine languages.

Through this course it is therefore possible to gain a better understanding of the modern Italian language, the meaning of most of its words or simply enjoy the study of one of the two classical languages par excellence.

Allowed levels: From pre-intermediate to advanced
Total number of lessons: 25 in group of the GENERAL COURSE + 5 individual Latin lessons in the afternoon
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)

Family Programme

Parents & children: everyone has their own Italian course

Are you coming to Alghero with your family? Why not take advantage of it to involve everyone, including children, in an immersion in the study of the Italian language?
A very simple formula: dad and/or mom follow the General Course while the children, in a separate class, begin to become familiar with our language with games, songs and other fun educational activities, followed by our teachers.

A valid alternative to Italian lessons in class for children can be the program proposed by a summer camp that organizes, under the watchful eye of coordinators and animators, a series of games and fun activities on the beach involving Italian and foreign children aged between 5 and 15 years.

Allowed levels: All, from beginner to advanced
Total number of lessons: 20 per person; adults in groups in the General Course, children in a separate class, at the same time as the General Course of the parents
Free extras included: A walk around Alghero (orientation tour in the old town) – Cinema at school – An organized outing for an aperitif or dinner with the staff of Italiano in Riviera – Diploma Party – Excursion to the surroundings of Alghero (for a minimum of two weeks of course)