Italiano in Riviera has been involved in the field of language teaching for 10 years, offering Italian language and culture courses to foreign students. The School is situated in the city of Alghero in the North-West of the island of Sardinia. Alghero is one of the most known Sardinian destinations and it is daily connected with lots of European international airports. Italiano in Riviera school is located very close to the picturesque Alghero’s harbour at 5 minutes walk to both the beach and the historic town center. The location is ideal for exploring the region's breathtaking beaches or for spending an afternoon shopping in the lively streets of the town centre. The school offers a wide variety of courses: General Course, Combined Course, Italian Language Course + Italian and Sardinian Art History, Italian + Water Sports, Italian + Tennis, Italian + Cookery and also individual lessons. All our teachers are qualified native-speaking specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. The lessons are carried out in small groups of 6-8 students in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. Italiano in Riviera offers several accommodation options: apartments to share with other Italiano in Riviera´s students, host families, B&B, and hotels. Italiano in Riviera can also help students to find out any other accommodation solution that fits anybody`s requirement. The school provides a weekly social and leisure calendar and 1 free excursion in our marvelous surroundings for those attending an Italian course in Alghero for minimum 2 weeks!
Our every course, be it language or culturally-orientated, involves organized activities exploring the Sardinian way of life including first hand investigations of local customs, traditions, food and wines. We also actively explore the most current and interesting themes in Sardinia's science, arts and cultural expressions. Our school is guided by a warm and welcoming staff that is qualified in educational instruction and keenly sensitive to student needs. Our teachers are distinguished college graduates selected for their teaching ability as well as their enthusiasm, motivation and warm, engaging personalities. In addition to our intensive group language and culture courses, Pintadera offers a series of special courses, amongst which is our most popular weekly crash course for tourists: AllegraMente. This typically late afternoon course is designed to give our visitors an enticing taste of the Italian language and way of life. It constitutes a proven and celebrated intelligent enhancement to the joys of an Alghero holiday. Everyone is welcome. And everyone, young to not-so-chronologically young, has applauded this program. We, at Pintadera, endeavor to make the learning experience as inspiring as Alghero itself. Our teachers are energetic university graduates, chosen for their teaching ability as well as their engaging personality. From the start, we take classes out of the four-walled classroom and onto to the vibrant streets of Alghero. We target all five senses during lessons - not only do you listen to and speak Italian, but you eat, drink, smell, breathe and, as experience suggests, gradually absorb and become, in deepening measures, Alghero, Italian and Italy itself. Many surprised and grateful Italian students have remarked during and immediately after the Pintadera experience that they’ve enjoyed brief but unforgettable dreams set in Alghero and spoken in Italian. Pintadera offers a full range of Italian language and culture courses tailored to your interests and abilities. We remain eager to discuss our rich menu of learning possibilities with you either prior to your deliberated course selection or your course commencement in Alghero...or how about, right now? Please, feel free to write us today with any questions and thoughts. Incidentally, the Italian spoken in Sardinia is a pure form of Italian and so, you are guaranteed to develop a pronunciation that you can and will use confidentially throughout all of Italy.
In September 2018 I went to Pintadera for a second language course after I did a 2 week course in October 2017. This time I stayed for 6 weeks. It felt like going back to my Italian family. Everyone was very welcoming, every teacher remembered me... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Alghero that is right for you. There are Italian courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Italian courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Most general Italian courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.