Learn Italian and cooking course

Lazio, Rome, Italy

7 days from
per person
£294

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Whatever your level, from complete beginner to advanced, taking an Italian course in Rome, Italy is the best way to accelerate your learning experience.

And on this unique course, you can combine learning Italian with a private Italian cooking lesson so you’ll really be immersing yourself in the local culture.

Language lessons are highly interactive and you will speak Italian from day 1 both inside and outside of the classroom. With three language lessons per day and interesting and social optional activities organised by the school during the week as well as your cookery course, each day will see you increasing in confidence as you put your new skills into practice.

At this friendly language school, you will be taught by highly qualified native Italian speakers who have a passion for teaching and use proven teaching techniques. Classes are kept small to focus on students' individual needs while maintaining a stimulating environment.

For your Italian cookery lesson, you’ll head to the home of your cooking teacher for a private cooking class to learn to cook a traditional full Italian meal from antipasto to dessert before sitting down to enjoy it with your teacher and a glass of wine. A truly authentic experience!

Who is it suitable for?
- Suitable for all language levels, from beginners to advanced language learners
- Non-beginners are welcome to start on any Monday throughout the year
- Beginners will be asked to start on specific start dates throughout the year and they are typically every other Monday
- Suitable for all cooks from beginners to experienced
- Minimum age 18

Who will I meet?
- People come from all over the world and you’ll never be placed in a class with just English speakers so that you use the language you are learning rather than resorting to chatting in English
- Ages vary, but the typical language learner falls in to the 20-60 age bracket though we have no age limit and we’ve had guests in their 70s and 80s studying languages with us
- During the summer and in university holiday times the average age typically drops and there are many guests in their 20s
- Over 90% of our language learners travel solo and every school organises social and cultural activities to help you get to know others at the school outside of class
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new language and culture

When can I start?
- The language school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Italian courses start on Mondays and finish on Fridays
- Cooking lessons are also available throughout the year except for the month of August when cooking is not available
- If you choose to book the optional accommodation, you will check-in on Sunday and check-out the following Saturday
- Students can stay more than one week; for prices and information, please contact us at hello@golearnto.com 

Tpyical course schedule
- Classes usually start at 9am-12:30pm or sometimes 2pm-5:30pm each day depending on your language level (unfortunately, this can ONLY be confirmed on arrival and we are unable to determine your timetable in advance)
- Classes run daily Monday through to Friday each week
- You will have 4 group classes per day lasting 45 minutes each
- You will have a short break from 11:15-11:45 or 16:15-16:45
- You’ll have 1 x 3-hour cooking class during the week in the cooking teacher’s home
- The exact time and day of the Italian cooking course will be confirmed on arrival to fit around your Italian language classes, lessons can either start in the morning and finish after you’ve eaten lunch or in the evening and finish after you’ve eaten the dinner you’ve cooked
- Note: the cooking classes are held in the cooking teacher’s home which will be in the San Lorenzo area of Rome which is around a 15 minute walk from the language school
- Additional cooking lessons can be added to your week if you wish, please see the 'Costings and extras' tab for prices

How will I learn Italian?
- Italian lessons are focused on having fun and classes are highly interactive
- You will focus on the four main language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
- There will be individual and group work such as role plays and conversation practice
- You’ll also work on developing your grammar in practical contexts
- You will learn with a wide range of teaching aids; language text books, Italian press, audio/video, Italian songs or games and each week your linguistic skills are assessed to ensure you are always in the right group for your level
- Please note all Italian lessons will be held in the native language of Italian; a proven teaching technique that will fully immerse you in the language and accelerate your learning experience

What will I learn to cook?
- You will have a private 3-hour cooking lesson in the home of your teacher where you will learn to prepare classic Italian dishes hands-on
- You'll learn to cook a complete menu including aperitif, appetizer, first and second courses (pasta or rice dish plus a meat or fish dish), side dish and dessert
- Once the meal is finished, you'll sit down with your instructor to enjoy the food with a glass of wine
- Typical Italian dishes may include:
Bruschetta
Pasta with sage butter
Risotto with seasonal vegetables
Ragout of mushrooms and sweet onions
Vegetable side dishes
Tiramisu
Panna Cotta
- If you have any dietary requirements, these must be communicated before arrival

What can I do in my free time?
- This Italian language school offers a wide range of optional activities, such as, visiting museums, galleries, churches, Rome’s countless monuments and much more
- Choose to visit one of Rome’s many concerts covering everything from jazz to opera and rock to classical
- You will have the option to take part in walking tours around Rome or weekend excursions to Naples, Pompeii, Florence, beaches and much more
- The school will also host sports activities and seminars on Italian culture
- You will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on this learning holiday with a difference

Italian language level test
- Please arrive at the school by 8:30am on your first day for a short written and oral level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

Where can I stay?
- This school offers optional accommodation in a host family or a shared apartment with other students and Spanish locals
- This can be added during the booking process and more information can be found under the ‘Optional accommodation’ tab

Compulsory extras
- Please note that this school charges a compulsory course enrolment fee, this is not included in the price and will be charged as an extra during the booking process
- Text books are not included in the price and must be paid for at the language school when your language level has been determined; books cost between €15-24 each