Italian summer school in Ascona

From 1520.- USD
approx 1305.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Accommodations
Residence
Options available
Tennis, art & design, watersports, intensive
Camp start dates
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07.2017

The students

Ages
13-17 years
ratings
6 authentic opinions

Housed in a magnificent 16th-century cloister, the language school is just a stone's throw from Lake Maggiore. The school buildings containing the sports facilities offer a subtle blend of history and modernity. The course centre proposes first-class teaching and sports facilities, including volleyball and basketball courts, football pitches, comfortable and well-equipped classrooms (audiovisual material, overhead projectors), a computer lab with free internet access, an auditorium, cinema and a games room with table football and a pool table.

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Good to know
The course centre also offers English study programmes to young students from Switzerland or Italy, thus favouring direct contact with native Italian speakers.

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Included in the price

  • General Italian course (20 lessons of 45 minutes per week.)
  • Number of students per class: max. (14)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation in residence with full board
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by Italian-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate
  • Train station transfer (Locarno)

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1520.-
(about EUR 1305.-)
Course info
week(s)
1
1520
2
2620
3
3770
4
4930
Extra week (4+)
1210
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07.2017
Starting dates 2 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07.2017
Starting dates 3 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07.2017
Starting dates 4 wk
03.07 / 10.07.2017
Starting dates 5 wk
03.07.2017

Arrival: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the residence
Departure: Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from the residence

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 1610.-
(about EUR 1383.-)
Course info
week(s)
1
1610
2
2770
3
4010
4
5210
Extra week (4+)
1280
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07 / 31.07.2017
Starting dates 2 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07 / 24.07.2017
Starting dates 3 wk
03.07 / 10.07 / 17.07.2017
Starting dates 4 wk
03.07 / 10.07.2017
Starting dates 5 wk
03.07.2017

Arrival: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the residence
Departure: Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from the residence

One-week stays are available on request only.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) 310 USD
Tennis PREMIUM option (3 afternoons/week) 210 USD
Watersports PREMIUM option (3 afternoons/week) 210 USD
Art & Design PREMIUM option (3 afternoons/week) 120 USD
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 50 CHF
UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service 60 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
Arrival between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and departure between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
120 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
Different departure and arrival times
230 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
private
370 USD
Accompanied train journey from Zurich (pick-up/drop-off) 170 USD
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

Other accommodation options

Course info

Languages: Italian or English
Lessons: 20 (or 25) of 45 minutes
Levels: beginner to advanced
Students/class: max. 14
Schedule: 8.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. (or 12.30 p.m.)

Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. or from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (intensive course). The lessons last for 45 minutes each and are taught by experienced, competent and enthusiastic teachers, who are all native speakers. The groups are made up of a maximum of 14 students of various nationalities and are organised by level, i.e. beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Upon arrival, you will take a test to determine your level. Students will take a progress test every Friday, designed to assess how much progress you have made. Students will also receive a certificate confirming their language level at the end of their stay.

In addition to the 20 weekly lessons of the standard course, you may book a minimum of 5 private lessons of 45 minutes per week in order to enjoy personalised lessons.

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

67% of students recommending this school

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6 students gave their opinion about this school

16 years old - Croatia
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2 weeks, July 2015
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13 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Nicola war am Anfang sehr scheu , die Lehrer u die anderen Schüler haben ihn Super aufgenommen , danach war er begeistert . Er hat viel gelernt , will unbedingt das nächste Jahr wieder kommen. Kommen 100%wieder👍😆 Sehr guter Standort, zentral gelegen und nicht zu gross, ideal für die Teenagers. Die Art von der Unterkunft begünstigt eine schnelle Integration in der Gruppe, oder mit anderen sprach Gruppen (Englisch Kurse). Die ganze Gruppe wurde mit einer engen Agenda schön auf Trab gehalten. Varianten reich und witzig.
2 weeks, July – August 2015
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Als Anfänger und mit nur zwei Wochen, wurde bereits viel mehr Sicherheit in der Aussprache erzielt, mit eine bis zwei Wochen dazu, wäre optimal. »
School highlights
« Sehr nette simpatische und aufgeschlossene Lehrer Team. »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, August 2015
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18 years old - Switzerland
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5 weeks, July – August 2015
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14 years old - Spain
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3 weeks, July – August 2014
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
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15 years old - Switzerland
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3 weeks, July 2014
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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Residence
Students are accommodated on campus in quadruple bedrooms laid out like modern studios with a mezzanine and private bathroom. The school's group leaders stay on-site in order to ensure the students’ safety and well-being. Full-board is provided, and all meals are taken in the cafeteria, except on Wednesday evenings when a beach party is organised. A student lounge is available for you to relax, watch DVD’s or simply chat with your friends.

With possibilities such as football, handball, table tennis, badminton, hiking, swimming and beach volleyball, you will be spoilt for choice for fun activities to do after classes. The school's activities coordinators offer numerous sports every afternoon as well as board games like Clue, tournaments, quizzes or scavenger hunts. All of these activities allow you to get to know the other students better and practise Italian while having fun. During excursions, you will discover Bellinzona, Locarno or Lugano – art and history lovers will be delighted, as will shopping fans! From movie nights to discos and barbecues by the lake, in Ascona, every event guarantees a good time. Optional activities, at an extra charge, such as creative arts, tennis and water sports, can also be booked on-site.

Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrival and welcome Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes + test Shopping in Lugano or free time at the centre Splashspa
Afternoon Street basketball or football Beach volleyball or tennis or PREMIUM+ Boat trip Football or petanque or PREMIUM+ Ice skating or swimming or PREMIUM+
Evening Welcome party Music quiz Barbecue Cinema Games Fancy dress party Disco Ice-breaker evening

Options:
Tennis:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Water sports:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Art & Design:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

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