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L’Italiano Porticando: SPECIAL INVITATION

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2006 will be a special year for Piedmont and particularly , for Turin. It will be a year full of events and emotions: it will be the year of the 20th Olympic Winter Games.

L’Italiano Porticando invites all those who want to learn Italian or improve their knowledge of the Italian language to their new language and cultural courses, which are thus conceived to allow the students to learn Italian and the Italian culture in an atmosphere influenced by the extraordinary event of the Olympics, in a city and region rich in culture, arts and history ever since.

The special topic courses proposed by the school can be one-week or two-week courses. The one-week courses are:

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TURIN AND PIEDMONTLearn Italian during the Olympic Winter Games 2006 February 13 – February 17, 2006

A course dedicated to those who will be in Turin during the Olympic Winter Games 2006 and who want to add to the unique experience of the Games; a language learning and cultural experience.

Price: 280,00 Euro (w/o accommodation)

ITALIAN FOR TOURISTS April, 10 to April, 14 and June, 5 to June, 9 2006

A language course for those who want to learn just enough Italian to help themselves during a brief holiday in Italy or as a preparation for their summer holidays. The course will prepare the students for many different situations as, eg., asking information, at the restaurant, at the museum, at the hotel ...).

Price: 270,00 Euro (w/o accommodation)

ITALIAN FOR GOURMETS arch, 20 to March, 24 and October, 16 to October, 20 2006

Would you like to know more about cuisine and wines of Piedmont ? Then this is the right course. An opportunity to learn or improve the Italian language while learning about Piedmont‘s gastronomic specialities.

Price 390,00 Euro (w/o accommodation – N.B. price can change)

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ITALIAN FOR HOBBY-PAINTERS May, 15 to May, 19 and September, 25 to September 29 2006

For those who like waterpainting, the school proposes a course to experience language learning and waterpainting in Piedmont.

Price: 270,00 Euro (w/o accommodation and painting materials)

Two-weeks summer courses:

TURIN AND ITS TREASURES July, 3 to July, 14 and July, 17 to July, 28 2006

L’Italiano Porticando organises for the summer a two week course which includes language learning and leisure activities, like, eg., the visit to the National Museum of Cinema, to the Royal Park of La Mandria, and an aperitiv under Turin’s Arcades.

Price: 390,00 Euro (w/o accommodation, entrances and transfers)

TURIN AND ITS MOUNTAINS August, 21 to September, 1 2006

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A course for those who prefer – for their summer vacations – the mountains to the seaside. Language learning with the possibility to spend a week-end in the Alps.

Price: 450,00 Euro (with week-end in the mountains)

350,00 Euro (only language course and activities in Turin)

(w/o accommodation)

One-week winter course

CHRISTMAS IN A DIFFERENT WAY December, 11 to December, 15 2006

The students can learn or improve their Italian surrounded by the particular atmosphere of Turin at Christmas time.

Price: 270,00 Euro (w/o accommodation)

Special two-week courses for university students

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To know and to understand a language well means also to know about its literature, its geography, its politics and its culture. A two-week course for future specialists of the Italian language.

Price: 390,00 Euro (w/o accommodation)

One-week language holiday courses

These courses could be defined as "language holiday packages" including the language course, excursions, workshops and accommodation.

In 2006 L’Italiano Porticando will propose two particular language holiday courses which will on the one hand present to the students the cultural attractions of Turin and on the other hand the beauty of the landscape of the Langa, with its wines and gastronomical specialities.

March, 27 to March, 31 May, 22 to May, 26 – July, 17 to July, 21 September, 18 to September, 22

A 15 hour language course in Turin and many excursions in the afternoon: visits to museums, to Turin’s beautiful hillside, to one of the Castles of the Royal family, to a medieval castle and finally a walk between the charming vineyards of the Langa.

Price: 950,00 Euro (including accommodation and excursions)

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THE LANGA AND TURIN April, 24 to April, 28 – June, 19 to June, 23 – October, 23 to October, 27 2006

The entire course is located in a hotel or farmhouse about 30 km from Alba, immersed in the vineyards of the Langa. A part from the 15 hour language course, the students will visit small picturesque medieval villages and will learn about the gastronomical traditions of the region through cooking lessons and wine tastings of famous wines like the Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto ... The week will end with a visit to the historic town centre of Turin.

Price: 800,00 Euro (including accommodation, cooking lessons and excursions)

A part from these two proposals, it is also possible to organise for group language holiday courses with different topics. Visiting our site Italiano Porticando you will find the complete list of topics suggested by the school.

Of course, our traditional courses - private lessons, courses in small groups and standard courses - will exist in 2006 like in 2005. For prices, terms and conditions, please have a look at our website or contact us (e-mail). L’Italiano Porticando will be happy to answer to all your questions!

Please Note:

This special invitation can become even more special

book at least 2 months before the beginning of the course and
get 5% discount on the total course fee

(not valid for language holiday courses) !

See you soon in Turin

Caterina, Laura and Rosaria



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