INTENSIVE ESPRESSO COURSE

InClasse School of Italian

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Course description

The INTENSIVE ESPRESSO COURSE includes 10 lessons of 55 minutes every week from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:50 or from 11:10 to 13:00.
You can choose to take part either in the first half of the Intensive Standard Course (grammar part) or in the second part (conversation part), depending on your time preference.

It’s recommended for students who want to learn Italian but have less time at their disposal and want to join a group course.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Start dates for beginners
02 Mar 2020, 27 Apr 2020, 25 May 2020, 22 Jun 2020, 20 Jul 2020, 17 Aug 2020, 14 Sep 2020, 12 Oct 2020, 09 Nov 2020 and 07 Dec 2020
Classes per week
10 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 55 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
13 Apr 2020, 25 Apr 2020, 01 May 2020, 02 Jun 2020, 15 Aug 2020, 18 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021

InClasse School of Italian does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Verona.

Class size

Average 5 students
Maximum 8 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older
Average 35 years old
(25 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

97% recommend

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"Excellent"

Ursula Schatz, student from Austria

This is what I liked best:
Enthusiastic team of teachers with highly professional approach to modern language teaching
Small groups - great fun
Modern classrooms close to the Arena of Verona

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26 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
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Yes
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"The school placed me in the appropriate class, where I learned what I had hoped in my short time there."

Kathryn Tilch, student from Germany

I was most pleased with the teaching styles and patience of the staff. The teachers knew to keep information relevant and interesting for all class members. They also knew when and how to make corrections with those struggling. There was an excellent class atmosphere. My host lady was also very patient and helpful. My only "complaint" is that I unfortunately only signed up for four hours a day. I would have done better with more intensive instruction. However this is completely my own fault.
The school was very central and the facilities clean and effective for several groups to be taught simultaneously. On day 1 a list of recommended restaurants and bars was passed out. This was very helpful and came in handy.
I had very much been looking forward to the advertised wine tasting excursion, but due to lack of participants, the excursion was cancelled.
Should I find a way to manage it, I will try to go back to this school next summer.

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29 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
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Yes
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"An useful and different kind of language school."

Anna Katharina Fliegner, student from Austria

I already knew the school and the teachers from last year. Still I was really excited to be able to go to this school again, because I learned a lot from them. And you always feel welcomed there. The age range is from high school students to whenever you feel fit and motivated to learn Italian. And I believe that this concept has a charm to it and I am looking forward to meet the teachers and the friends I made in Verona again.

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2 weeks
Date of study
8 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
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Yes
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"Very intensive and very effective."

Laura Feist, student from Germany

I really enjoyed my time at InClasse! The teachers are great and the way they teach is very effective. I really had a great time and met amazing people! I really want to go back if I have the time again!

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5 weeks
Date of study
27 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
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Yes
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"Would do it again and recomment it to a friend."

Barbara Vermoehlen, student from Germany

It was a big step for me - only 8 months of self teaching and than everything went on in Italian language. But I found a nice group, supportive teachers and enjoyed it a lot. I have learned more then I had expected.

Joining all activities in the afternoons, I learned a lot of the history of Verona, Wine and the other students. On the last day I was able to see a funny film in the new language (also I understand only about 40% - which is pretty good I think :-)

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17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
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Yes
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"Excellent quality of teaching, tailored to individual needs, very good value."

Christine Staley, student from UK

The quality of teaching was excellent and I was carefully placed in the class which was right for me (online pre-test and short individual conversation on arrival.) With only 4 students in my group we had excellent individual support and tuition. Both teachers were really skilled at their jobs, very welcoming and supportive. Teachers spoke clearly but quite fast and this supported the development of my listening skills. Grammar explanations were detailed and thoughtful, for example, very thorough review of the range of connectives and their exact meanings. Conversation classes were delightful, our teacher was adept at raising interesting topics, enabling all of us to contribute well and correcting key items for us in a way which didn't interfere with our enjoyment and fluency.
Location excellent, very central and pleasant rooms to work in. Facilities were fine, supplemented by good coffee shop just below the school.I rented a nearby apartment and found this very pleasant. For a longer stay I would recommend being with a family, to gain more experiences of the language.
Afternoon activities were well organised adn varied. I enjoyed understanding the explanations given in detail in Italian by the member of staff supporting us - it was very encouraging to be able to listen at length and understand all the information.
In addition Verona is an excellent base for travel in the nearby region and I was able to spend a half day in Sirmione (Lake Garda) and a day in Bologna. Train travel is easy and efficient.
In addition I really benefitted from being immersed in the Italian culture, the Veronese welcome visitors speaking in Italian and give time for you to respond. My confidence and fluency really improved from 'thinking' and speaking in Italian all day. I would have loved to stay longer.

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3 Jun 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
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"Excellent"

Fabio Biolcati, student from Luxembourg

Very good school , staff and the format of the classes. The school is very close to everything. I was very well received. Giacomo accompanied us to really exçellent cultural visits. I would like to thank the teacher Stefania for her excellent teaching skills, sympathy and patience. I hope to return for more classes in Verona and I strongly recommend it. Fabio Biolcati.

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19 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
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, administrator at InClasse School of Italian responded to this review.
19 March 2019

Grazie mille per le belle parole Fabio!!! Speriamo di rivederti presto qui a Verona!
Un abbraccio da tutto lo staff di inClasse :)

"An energetic small school with too much repetition of previously studied material."

Michael Smart, student from Australia

Conversational class was good but our grammar teacher spoke too quickly much of the time - without checking to ascertain that we were all following. That meant frustration at times, because I was stuck on a point that I didn't get 2 minutes ago and therefore everything after that was lost. I have found that few teachers (both here and elsewhere in Italy) are aware when this is happening with a student. If there's ONE thing that I would have language teachers address, this is it. Feeling left behind is the worst feeling, one that I find hard to shake off quickly.

As an aside, I know that one school of thought is that one should learn only in the language being taught. Some teachers hold to this view. I now believe it's misguided. A simple example: you can be taught the 5 or so rules for using the conditional tense, but when I reviewed the material it was only when I spoke to my Italian teacher here at home, in English, that the concept behind it was quickly and cogently explained. Simply, whenever you would use 'could, would or should' in English, that's when you use the conditional. Simple and unambiguous. Unfortunately, many grammar teachers don't emphasize WHY you want to use a particular tense - they simply explain the RULES for its use. Students need both: the why (e.g. for using a tense) and the rules for using it. It helps part the mists.

A third issue. No one took me aside to explain why I got something wrong in the entrance test, so I will need to revisit the test with my teacher here at home. Perhaps I need to enroll in some tuition to address this... (?) It wasn't clear to me if the school offered this. It would have helped me if they had.

Location and accommodation were arranged through the school and were great. There were only 1 or 2 activities arranged during the afternoons - pity. The borrowing facility is great, although I didn't have the time and energy for it.

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24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
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"A dynamic and enthusiastic experience to participate in Italian life"

Hans Stokkermans, student from Netherlands

- Classes/participants were very diverse and inspiring.
- Teachers were very enthusiastic, committed and professional.
- Location being in the center was great.
- Facilities were ok, but not very durable/sustainable. coffee cups still being plastic, with automatically being put plastic spoons in the cup; The writing map being delivered in a plastic cover. Coffee had to be payed for; There was supposed to be an Italian movie with Italian subtitles, but didn't get to see it; Would be nice also if students could see movies in their free time. Also forgot to ask for it myself, but it would be nice if this sort of things would be offered proactively.
- There was one nice organised activity, a tour in the city with historical explanations. inspiring.
- Housing was what I expected. people were very nice and helpful. The room was like an apartment with everything to it. Still the family, being very busy with their jobs and little child, did not have much time for conversation and seemed tired. It would have been nice though, but was understandable.

- Tests for determining the level/skills, took unfortunately only place the very first day of the course. I did not understand this. Why not send these tests by email the week before so the group setting also could have been made in advance. This process took too much time, and so there was less teaching time (considering I had only one week.

-The group setting was too diverse considering the levels. Some students needed way to much explanation of the grammar and therefore were slowing down the class. Therefore I found out that there was less time for me to put into practice my skills. It was my hope and expectation that there would have been way more time to practice speaking, exercising the grammar in real time, etc, also being corrected by the teacher instantly when needed during conversation. instead it was to much a school class in which grammar was extensively explained or vocabulary was treated. But in that case teachers should be conscious of the fact that one week in any case would be to little time to cover it all. Therefore the most interesting part like the conjunctive wasn't even treated. Teachers may think however that other students were there for more weeks and therefore had more time. however I was not told this in advance and had different expectations. Grammar I already learned at internet, probably not perfect, but I wanted to practice it in real time.
It would be very nice when the school could offer more variation in teaching, like indicated above. that would better correspond with my purpose.

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24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
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Yes
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"The experience helped to develop my Italian skills and easily break boundaries"

Chistopher Mead, student from UK

The experience of InClasse School of Italian was intensive and helped give me a grasp of understanding spoken Italian and cement difficult grammar uses into my knowledge. I liked the classes, because they were small, which gave me a more inclusive education, because they were diverse, having people from different ages and people from around the world, and because all students were at the same level so we could all learn at the same pace.

The teachers also were very helpful and ensured the whole class was immersed into just Italian - this was good because it made me concentrate harder and become determined to learn more vocabulary.

The school had a very good location, being near the centre of Verona. This meant I had the chance to visit many tourist attractions after leaving class and collect lunch quickly.

The activities used in class were good because there was a variety of tasks to complete, both fun and challenging.

The housing was excellent - it was located in a quiet suburb with only a 30 minute walk to the school. I was provided with a wholesome breakfast and dinner and I was encouraged by the family I was staying with to immerse in Italian culture and watch Italian television during my stay.

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23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
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Yes
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"Excellent teacher, welcoming atmosphere"

Nomi Cohen, student from UK

I enjoyed everything about the school - the language level was challenging, and it was interesting being in a group of students who each came from a different country.

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18 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
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No
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"Very interesting"

Aleksandra Ramolla, student from Germany

The teachers explain the lessons very well, wonderful city tour and excursion. The school is within easy reach. I was fortunate enough to have an apartment whose very nice owner could only speak Italian - that extended my lessons.

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21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
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Yes
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"Awesome and unforgettable experience, I would like to do again!"

Maria Inez de Sousa, student from Brazil

I was planning to go to Italy, not just in a tourist way. So I decided to take classes and live a little be like a citizen. Me and my cousins were for 3 weeks in Verona. Our host (Beate) was perfect, at the ended we traveled together with two more friends from Verona! We are great friends now. The school is awesome with a little classes, so the teachers can give us such a wonderful care in our learning. The school is one bloc from the Arena, so, in the middle of the downtown. Lots of days, after the classes we were hanging out there and discovering the city. The school have a little shots of tours too. We made the Romain’s Verona, The Renascent Verona, we were at the winery farm, they show a movie too, they have a class for the Italian's gestures. The teachers are kind and careful. I recommended the experience! If you can, stays more than 03 weeks. At least a month. Thanks La gauge International, inClasse from Verona and Beate (our host).

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2 weeks
Date of study
8 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
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Yes
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"Great"

Fulup Jakez, student from Afghanistan

The location of the school in the center of the city is excellent. I could go on foot from the house I was staying in.

The guy I was staying in his house is very friendly and I learned a lot with him. He is also keen to share his knowledge of the city and the language. I feel as a guest in his house.

Teachers are really good and committed to their job. They know how to adapt their classes to the different level and students questions. They also are very good at listening and answering precisely student needs

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1 week
Date of study
17 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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"Best School, very nice Teacher, perfect location"

Reni Leuthold, student from Switzerland

Best School, very nice Teacher, perfect location

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3 weeks
Date of study
29 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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Yes
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"Perfect school, nice teachers"

Franz Lobinger, student from Austria

The school:
At the time of my stay there were rather few students and the lessons were very intensive. I have learned a lot and I have to practice the whole thing right now. Especially the conversational lessons with Sara really brought me further to another level. Thanks to you! I also liked the fact that the students were from several continents. Even if the contact in the break was short and very superficial, I see it as a new and very positive experience. The teachers were all very nice, friendly and helpful. They always had an open ear for problems. The school itself is in a proper state and there is nothing lacking. In one class there was even a balcony on which you could smoke during the break.
Both activities with an excursion in which I participated were instructive and interesting. At the school, I saw an Italian film in the afternoon.

The host family:
When I arrived the accommodation did not match my idea of ​​a host family (I've never been to a family before).
The family consisted of the very nice Alberto and his girlfriend Beate, who came to visit several times. Both were very nice and attentive and gave me a little insight into the Italian everyday life. The room was large, the decor a bit sparse. I already missed a chair and a table. Thankfully, I was able to park my bike in the small courtyard without hindering others from entering or leaving. The third floor of the guest apartment was after a long walk or shopping a challenge, which certainly has not hurt me. Very nice I have found from the two that they called me the evening of the day of my departure still, whether I arrived well.

The city of Verona:
The old town, with its many narrow streets and alleys, is culturally and historically a feast for the senses. There is still a lot to discover even after two weeks stay. Negative: the traffic noise, the bad air and partly the very narrow sidewalk.

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1 week
Date of study
22 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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"Powerful and clever"

Aila-Maria Harjula, student from Finland

I liked everything. I, myself is an adult teacher, which I appreciate very much the basis of teachers' pedagogical skills and methods. The facilities and activities of the school were completely fine. The lessons were well designed and things from different periods of work together seamlessly. I strongly recommend this school.

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17 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
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"Excellent"

Catherine Cunningham, student from Australia

The experience was excellent in all respects. The class sizes were very small. The teachers were varied, skilled, warm hearted and enthusiastic. I liked the way how the morning session was divided into two segments: grammar and then conversation. Even the grammar was done in a conversational way.

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19 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
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"I can sincerely recommend the school to everyone!"

Bernadett Adam, student from Italy

I studied in the school for seven weeks. I'm very satisfied with everything! The teachers were well prepared and helpful all the time. The grammar was clearly explained. The topics and the tasks were very useful. The class was very international. The location is perfect. The school is newly renovated and well-furnished. There were a lot of interesting programs in the afternoon.

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2 weeks
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2 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
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"My experience at InClasse was awesome! From the moment I set foot in the InClasse office until the completion of my course; everyone was warm, friendly, enthusiastic and all around amazing people. I would absolutely recommend InClasse to anyone who wishes to learn Italian. The instructors are native Italian speaking individuals who genuinely want you to learn the most you can during your time there. It is definitely beneficial to have instructors who's mother tongue is Italian so you know how words are pronounced and where to put emphasis. At InClasse, along with all the learning material you will require (textbook, notebook, printouts, and writing utensils) they also provide you a list of places to go and local restaurants to visit. Not to mention the tours and activities they offer their students after lunch break."

Bradley Shumila, student from Italy

My experience at InClasse was over-all positive!! I took a two week STANDARD INTENSIVE COURSE and I couldn't be happier! The classes are small (a couple of people) which is great because it provides a more intimate and comfortable learning environment.

The teachers at InClasse are all fun, energetic, and want you to learn the language. All teachers are native Italian speakers which aids in the student's learning. In a language such as Italian, emphasis and pronunciation are major parts of the language, and hearing how words are supposed to sound is of huge importance.

The location of InClasse is at the Historic City Center of Verona, right beside the Arena. The location is optimal as it easy to find and so close to an historic site. It is close to bus stops, cafés, and restaurants. Being so close to the Arena, however, means that prices of goods (an espresso and food) are a little more expensive. Not to worry though, InClasse does have a coffee machine onsite where you can purchase an espresso for for €0.50.

The school also offers free WiFi, public computers, and usage of classrooms for study purposes.

InClasse offers activities such as movies, guided tours of Verona, wine and olive oil tasting etc. They are for a small fee but definitely worth it!

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1 week
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2 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
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giacomo, administrator at InClasse School of Italian responded to this review.
09 June 2016

We all want to thank you Bradley for the beautiful words! It is such a pleasure to receive these compliments from our students and to know that we are doing a good job. We try to give all the best to make our students at ease and when we succeed, we are in heaven!
You are a brilliant student and we hope that you will keep studying Italian!
If you come to Verona, stop by for a coffee!

We hope to see you soon!

Arrivederci!!! :)

Giacomo. Gaia, Valentina, Romina e Sara

"Per me la settimana a Verona è stata un' esperienza indimenticabile!"

Valentina Mayr, student from Austria

The week in Verona was an unforgettable experience for me. Honestly one week was too short! The lessons were interesting and well organised!
Thanks for this amazing experience and the progress I have made!

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8 Feb 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
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"It was an unforgettable experience"

Silvia Regina Gonczi Mesquita, student from Brazil

This was my second experience in studying a foreign language in the country of origin, and I can say it was extremely fruitful and rewarding. The school is very well situated in the historic center of Verona, which is a fantastic city. The school is well-equipped, offering some facilities like library, movies, and a computer. The only issue was with the lacking Internet, as in in all of Italy. The planning of the lessons was done according to students' difficulties, seeking to improve and clarify the most vulnerable points - Not a ready and just package. It met the needs of students. The division between the grammatical part and the conversation was very interesting as it gave more lightness and fluidity to class.

The level of teachers was excellent, as well as the didactic used by them. The program of extra activities such as guided tours of Verona addressing several times, visits to canteens and oil mills, outdoor walks, etc., gave a very interesting and different take on the country. The mix of people of various nationalities with a common goal - learning TikiWiki – gave a very good result. I loved it!

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3 weeks
Date of study
19 Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
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Yes
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"Just fantastic!"

Liselotte Van de Velde, student from Belgium

I had an amazing time at the school. They had very professional teachers, good lessons and nice activities in the afternoon. All the teachers were extremely friendly, and they helped you when you had a problem.

The only negative: Maybe the non-airconditioned classrooms.

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6 Jul 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
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"Wonderful experience"

Debora De moraes, student from Brazil

This was the best experience I have ever had! The school and teachers were awesome. The location, facilities, and activities were perfect. The housing could not have been more delightful.

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1 week
Date of study
1 Jun 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
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"Great teaching team and excellent cooking classes"

Eric von Reth, student from Netherlands

A great team with good enthusiastic teachers. The location centre of Verona is ideal. We loved the extra activities, especially the cooking classes.

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1 Jun 2015 - 5 Jun 2015
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"You felt like you were part of one big family."

Daniel Ellis

I studied at InClasse for 4 weeks. Having tried several language schools, this was my best experience.

The school is owned by four teachers, and from day one, you are made to feel very welcome and instantly feel part of the community.

Classes are cleverly structured so that two hours (first in the morning) is devoted to formal topics, such as grammar, vocabulary etc etc. The later session is then conversation only with a focus on the earlier grammar / vocabulary lesson.

I had lots of fun at InClasse. I made several new friends and improved my Italian.

I recommend the school to anyone thinking of studying Italian in the Veneto region.

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4 weeks
Date of study
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
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"Perfect!"

kay greve

My first contact to InClasse was via your Website. I was looking for a language school in Verona as the city had been recommended to me by my son-in-law, who is Italian, and the fact that it was an easy day’s drive from Vienna, motorway all the way-approx. 7 hours.

After entering “languages schools in Verona”, “In Classe” immediately came up. I was impressed by the easy reading and simple access to all information, the types of classes, the combination of possibilities, and the after-school cultural excursions, which all immediately appealed to me. The pages were colourful and full of supplementary information about Verona and its surroundings.

I sent an inquiry mail and got an immediate and friendly response (that was the second great point) and this continued in all of our correspondences. We chose the Combined Intensive course (20 hours/week + 5 hours/week individual instruction). We then paid a deposit by bank transfer which was promptly confirmed. We were sent an entry exam paper to fill out with different tasks, grammar and comprehension, so that In Classe knew in advance which group to put us in.

In Classe also helped us to find accommodation. The rental company “Dimora Verona” was very helpful, and we reserved a small apartment for 2 persons in Via Sottoriva, just across the road from the river. It was quiet, but only a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Erbe and about 15 minutes from Piazza Bra where “In Classe” is situated.

Our classes started every day promptly at 9:00am with grammar, with a break at 10:50 for coffee, when we would go just around the corner to Alberto’s bar, who took really good care of us! Following on to this we had group conversation from 11:20-13:00. I very much liked that the lessons were built upon each other and that good continuity to previously learnt matter was offered. All language instructors were excellent at explaining even difficult grammar points and vocabulary without once leaving the Italian language-total immersion! Sometimes it was difficult, but thanks to everyone’s acting skills, it was always fun (and I never thought that I would ever say that about grammar). The group size varied, depending on what was being taught, but I believe we were at the most 9 people, but usually not more than 6.

We had lunch from 13:00 – 14:00 and then had one extra hour of individual learning, where we could practice conversation or clear up any points that we still hadn’t understood from the mornings’ lessons. We finally got back to our apartment around 4pm, with a stop on the way for an Aperol Spritz!

At 6:00pm we were at it again - Giacomo’s grammar homework! Thank goodness Gisela was with me (grammar is not my strong point).

Altogether, we spent 9 very intensive learning days - approx. 60 hours of learning. We didn’t really see a lot of Verona, but we went there with the intention of learning Italian and not to sightsee, therefore it was no problem!

From start to finish, we were excellently taken care of - no hitches, no misunderstandings.

I can warmly recommend “In Classe” Verona to all; a beautiful city with wonderful fashion, friendly people and excellently situated for excursions in the surrounding countryside such as Lake Garda, Padua etc.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
19 Apr 2015 - 3 May 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"The best way to spend three months learning Italian"

Emma farrell

What can I say? I absolutely loved my three months at InClasse. I started from zero; "Ciao" was about as much as I could muster! Now I am reading my first book in Italian, and it's not even a children's book! At InClasse, I really felt that all my needs were catered for. If I was weak in a certain area (vocabulary!), I was moved to a group that emphasized on building vocabulary. Class sizes were small, which was great for me, as I felt that I took in information better when in small groups and when everyone was at the same level. Everyone took in information at different rates, so after four weeks, everyone was given a little exam and the classes were reshuffled so that nobody felt that they were out of their depth or that they were being held back by others in a class.

I would highly recommend InClasse to anyone wishing to learn Italian. The teachers were extremely helpful and encouraging, even though they must have wanted to tear their hair out at some stage over my terrible pronunciation! If my finances would have allowed it, I would have signed up for another three months. I loved it that much!

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Duration of study
11 weeks
Date of study
12 Jan 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
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Yes

"Great school with wonderful teachers who cater for all abilities"

Emma Bolus

I have studied at many language schools for both Italian and German in England, Italy, and Austria, and this is by far the best school I have come across. The teachers are really friendly and all clearly love what they do. The standard of the lessons is high and the pace is always good. The classes are kept small which provides a perfect environment of which to learn in and the extra curricular actives are very interesting and lots of fun, especially the wine tour to Soave. Highly recommended.

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21 weeks
Date of study
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Wonderful!"

alan martin

My wife and I attended this school for 3 month periods in 2012 and 2013 and we will be returning in 2014. Both of us have vastly improved our Italian as a result of attending this school and would not consider going to another. We attended 4 hours per day, 5 days per week and the classes are small, generally 3 to 5 people, although there was an occasion when there were 8. The classes are carried out according to a lesson plan that meets European requirements, but having small classes made it flexible enough to work on the particular weaknesses of each student. The teachers are professional and caring, and ensure that all points are understood before moving on and that everyone in the class is involved. As well as meeting the requirements of studying grammar, there is also an emphasis in the class on conversation and listening skills. This has enabled us to not only communicate in restaurants, shops, etc. but also to have more complex conversations with Italians that we meet in cafés and shops on subjects such as politics and current affairs, my country Australia, tourist sites to see, where to shop and of course the inevitable “calcio”. We never imagined that we would get to this level of competence.

The school is in a completely renovated building in the centre of Verona close to all facilities. The other students are friendly and we would often go together to a local cafe or “osteria” for lunch. This presented another opportunity to speak Italian since it was the only language that we had in common. There is a free excursion each week on a different aspect of Verona as well as activities in the evening such as Trivial Pursuit, films, etc. In addition paid excursions are offered to surrounding towns, Lago Garda, local wineries, etc. We booked a
self- contained apartment through the school and in both cases, the accommodation was as per the description and photos provided. In each case, the apartment was a 10 minute walk from the school and was close to supermarkets and restaurants.

I really can find no fault with this school and would recommend it without reservation. I am sure that anyone who goes to this school will have a wonderful experience and, like us, will make friends with other students and have memories that will last long after they have returned home.

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Duration of study
8 weeks
Date of study
4 May 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
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Yes

"My experience was friendly, encouraging, and thorough."

Penny Taylor

The teachers at InClasse are very dedicated to giving their students a connection to the Italian language and the Italian culture. Being a student with them was crucial for me in developing a solid base of language skills to grow in and helped me begin to establish my new life in Italy. The teachers are friendly and caring, easy to learn from. They seem to genuinely care about my needs and goals for language. The location is perfectly situated in the historic downtown of Verona. I found the classrooms and facilities to be very adequate for teaching and for the comfort of the students. I also appreciated the activities they provided. From tours of Verona, to local wineries, or even learning to cook classic local foods like gnocchi, I felt like they were really helping me make the most of my first year in Italy.

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38 weeks
Date of study
1 May 2011 - 23 Jan 2012
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"Affection"

Fernando Pagani

Hi everyone, I'll tell you a little bit of how I experienced the Italian school.

I am Brazilian and have always dreamed of doing an exchange abroad. I chose Italy because it obviously is a country culturally similar to Brazil and mainly because I am of Italian descent.

I remember when I first arrived in Italy. Although Portuguese is a language so different from Italian and I was completely lost and thought that I could not talk to anyone. In fact I understood but did not speak Italian academically, so I came up with the idea of ​​doing a course in Italian. Since I already had some friends in Peschiera and Verona I tried to find schools around these areas. I searched the internet for an Italian language school and I found the website "InClasse". It was cute and young and won me over just for the video showing teachers and their methods. Then in the morning I sent him an email asking for more information. What a surprise! I received an unknown call and I thought, "Wow! I can speak almost no Italian." James was fluent in Spanish so he could understand my "italoportoespagnolo"! I told him about my needs and James helped me with everything.

I lived in a family home in Verona that was very close to the school, so when I did not want to ride a bike or when it rained I went to school on foot. The school helped me with the specific lesson of conversation and written in troca. I had to do a lot of exercises a day, but the school has helped me not only with this, but also helped me to learn more about the Italian culture, places near Verona, Roman history, and cooking class!

Now I am more prepared for anything. I learned to do things alone, solve my own problems. I feel much more mature and I brought home a lot of stories that I will never forget!

Thanks James, Romina and Gaia that were not only teachers but also my friends during this period.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
1 Nov 2011 - 10 Nov 2011
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Yes

"Interesting"

Aliya Ungaliyeva

Very good school located in the historical centre of Verona. Teachers are nice young guys, experienced, creative and responsible. They organized social activities which were very helpful in the development of my language skills, so I improved my Italian and am now using it for work! Thanks a lot to InClasse! I recommend this school to everyone who wants to learn Italian!

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1 week
Date of study
10 Nov 2013 - 21 Nov 2013
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Yes

"Amazing!"

angel corona

I really loved the place; classes were really good and I liked all the activities very much, too. Teachers at InClasse are great and make activities very interesting. The only thing I did not like very much was the place where I was living, but everything else was great.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
18 Mar 2013 - 13 Apr 2013
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Yes

"Great teachers who are really involved in creating the best experience for their students in Verona."

Charline Ferrié

Again, great teachers, great activities, great dynamic. Location of the school is excellent, housing is nearby. Especially amazing tours with Giacomo. I was only there for a week, with previous notions of Italian. My goal was to refresh my vocabulary and speak a lot; I feel I achieved both goals in a very friendly environment. Classes were a good mix of lessons and fun. Excellent idea of having first half of the class with one teacher and the second with another one. The only criticism I can think of is that I sometimes felt that for students with a more professional goal, the mix of students with different levels in the same class could be a small brake. But again, my personal experience was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you for everything. I really hope to get the chance to go back.

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Date of study
8 Jul 2013 - 12 Jul 2013
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Yes
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Housing

InClasse School of Italian offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 348
weekly
Location: Outside the city center of Verona
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, and tV room
Distance to school: 10 - 30 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 348
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Students must be 16 years old and older.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 469
weekly
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, and heating
Distance to school: 10 - 30 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 469
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting. The host is always available for a chat in Italian. Choosing the homestay, foreign students have the opportunity to experience the lively social life of Italians.
apartment

Shared Apartment

A$ 313
weekly
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, wireless internet, and heating
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 313

Private apartment - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 696
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Verona
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, tV room, and heating
Distance to school: 10 - 30 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
A$ 696
Private apartments are modern, cosy and fully accessoriated. Near the school, in the city center.
the owner is always available in case of any doubts or problems.

Please note that prices might change according to the period of the year. We will be happy to help you arranging accommodation once the dates of your course are settled.
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Verona based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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