Minimum entry requirements
- Minimum age: 12
- Italian level: A0: Complete beginner /
- Length of study: From 2 weeks
- Lessons per week: 20
- Maximum class size: 12
- Typical student age: 12-17
Typical student mix:
66% European, 6% Far Eastern, 11% Middle Eastern, 17% North American
Dates and fees
- Start dates:
Tuition fees: From 1650.00 EUR
Tuition length options
- Our admin fee: 49 EUR
- Enrolment fee: 80.00 EUR
- Other expenses:
Italian Language tuition
The courses at this brilliant summer school near Venice, Italy, have balanced programmes of Italian language tuition combined with carefully supervised sport, creative leisure activities and excursions.
The Italian lessons involve speaking, listening, reading and writing in lively and informal small classes.
Lessons are normally held outside in the magnificent pine forest. The Linguaviva teachers have a passion for what they do and they are carefully selected for their experience in working with young learners.
The excursion programme includes educational visits to places not far from Lignano. On these excursions students are always escorted by a members of staff.
Once a week there are also full day excursions to some wonderful places like Venice and Verona.
Sports and leisure activities
Students can choose from a wide range of sports and creative activities according to their interests.
Unlike some activity programmes where everyone has to play soccer or has to go swimming, this programme gives students a real choice. Instructors encourage students to use their Italian in the afternoon activity sessions as well. You can look forward to the following:
- Soccer and beach soccer
Creative leisure activities
Students have the opportunity to take part in the following:
- School magazine – written and edited by the students
- Italian songs and music
- Cooking classes.
Fun leisure activities
- Evening walks in town
- Beach games
Lignano Weekly Programme
|Note: This is a sample programme only. Activities and excursions subject to change.|
|08:00 to 08:50||Breakfast|
|Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:15||Arrival and settling in||Italian classes||Italian classes||Italian classes||Full day excursion||Italian classes||Italian classes|
|12:30 to 15:00||Lunch|
|Afternoon sessions: 15:00 to 18:00||Placement test and afternoon on the beach||Swimming, soccer, tennis||Aquagym, Basketball, beach||Creative labs, Aquafun, tennis||Full day excursion||Water polo, basketball, beach||Aquafun, Roller, Creative labs|
|Roller, water polo, beach||Swimming, soccer, handball||Soccer, Volleyball, beach||Swimming, Roller, beach soccer||Tennis, beach volley, beach|
|19:15 to 20:15||Dinner|
|Evening activities: 20:30 to 23:00||Welcome evening||Walking tour in the centre of Lignano||Evening on the beach with sports matches||Walk in the centre of Lignano Pineta||Open air cinema||Disco||Amusement park|
Each Sunday afternoon the staff give the students a suggested activity programme which is geared to the students age group. Students are basically divided up in to three age ranges.
Three age ranges
They are 12-14 year olds, 15 to 16 year olds and 17 and 18 year olds. This ensure that activities and sports are appropriate to the right age group. This has proven to work really well.
Age based activities
For example the 12 to 14 year olds are under constant supervision and there is one adult supervisor per every fifteen students.
There is more ‘freedom’ if you are a bit older and fit in to the 15 to 16 age bracket for example. There are sometimes evenings organised outside the camp for this age group but they are always escorted by Linguaviva supervisors.
Special programme for 17 - 18 year olds
The 17 and 18 year olds live in a part of the resort separate from the younger students and are very much involved in the decision making regarding what activities they would like to do and are actively encouraged to make suggestions.