SPEAK AND WALK ITALIAN
A course in Italian language in class and outside in the nature: a perfect program to practise Italian in the open air while discovering little known places and aspects of the Italian culture.
The walkings are intended as itinerant language lessons with an Italian language teacher and reserved to Italian language students of LIS.
Course duration: one week.
2018 starting dates: March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, September 10, October 1.
Linguistic level: participation is possible for students with a knowledge of Italian at least of intermediate level.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Program: Saturday or Sunday: arrival at the chosen accommodation. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Italian language lesson in small groups of maximum 10 students and same level of knowledge from 9.15 am to 1 pm, at school. -- An example of after class activities** -- Monday afternoon: talking about Lucca while walking on its city walls. Tuesday afternoon: trip to Garfagnana, the mountain district situated to the northwest of Lucca and conversation on the region, while walking on a local trail. Wednesday: whole day trip to Cinque Terre and visit of two villages, walking and talking through their streets and coast pathways. Lunch at one's own leisure. Return to Lucca at about 6 pm. Thursday afternoon: A walk in the countryside surrounding Lucca. Final dinner together at a local restaurant. Friday afternoon: Leisure time. Saturday or Sunday: departure
Price of the course 560 €, including Italian language classes, transport expenses, and the dinner on Thursday evening.
** The open-air lessons proposed are suitable for students who like to walk in the nature. The duration of the walkings is variable. The longest can be 3 hours and the paths have some stretches up- and downhill. A healthy condition is required. It is advised to wear hiking shoes and suitable clothes (also bring a rain-jacket). In case of heavy rain, the activity will be substituted/postponed or refunded.
The schedule of activities can be modified for organisational reasons.