Why Ascoli Piceno? Accademia Italiana is found in Ascoli Piceno, a fascinating medieval town in the Marche Region, a few kilometers from the Adriatic and Appennini Mtns. Since 1997, we have offered the opportunity to learn the Italian language and culture while discovering the treasures of this ancient town and its many artisan traditions: ceramics, stone making, tombolo (lace). Taste the most exquisite foods and wines, hike two great national parks or spend a marvelous sunny afternoon on the beaches of the Adriatic!
Very small Standard groups, only 3-6 students! Our School offers a wide variety of leasure courses (lessons of 3 hours, 1 or 2 afternoons): • Cooking classes, Wine and Olive Oil • Ceramics courses • Painting Courses • Courses of Music and Opera The Accademia also offers Special Courses: • 50+ Program (Italian courses for adults) • Italian courses for teachers • Italian courses for professionals (legal, commercial language) • Italian courses for Tourism and Hotels • Italian courses for doctors and nurses • Italian Business Courses and more...
Our courses are tailored to the linguistic and cultural needs of students. Grammar is learned through the use of authentic, real-life teaching materials: menus, songs, TV news, magazines and newspapers, games and role playing. Our teachers are all University graduates, specialized in teaching Italian L2 / LS and love to teach non-natives. Great free leisure programs such as guided tours of the center, environmental excursions that explore plant/wildlife alongside the Castellano river, visits to wineries & vineyards for tastings of excellent whites (Pecorino, Passerina) and reds (Rosso Piceno, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) also olive oil productions. The school also organizes aperitifs, dinners, theatre evenings together and great trips to other cities around the Marche Region and Rome, all at cost price.
You can choose to stay with selected families or in comfortable Bed & Breakfast, always in the town center. Book your accommodations through the school and with no extra cost. While living within our locals, you will be in close contact with Italians and with the opportunity to practice language skills, while expanding and refining your vocabulary in a natural way.