• Homestay in Sarzana

  • Learn Italian and enjoy the slow life

  • Learn Italian and enjoy the slow life

  • Learn Italian and enjoy the slow life

  • Learn Italian and enjoy the slow life

  • Learn Italian and enjoy the slow life

Italian Courses

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Live and study at Sira’s home
your Italian teacher

Enjoy a unique, stimulating experience in Liguria near Cinque Terre by staying in your qualified and experienced teacher’s own home.

Combine the study of the Italian language with the pleasure to live and experience it in everyday authentic life, while reading a newspaper having a cappuccino, shopping, discovering artistic and naturalistic beauties of Sarzana and its unique medieval surroundings.

And finally enjoy dinners with my friends, chatting about different subjects such as history, local traditions, sport, movies, books in a friendly and homely atmosphere.

This Homestay experience combines a tailor made Italian course with the opportunity of sharing your teacher’s everyday life and thus improving your Italian in a pleasant way.


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About Me

I am a very experienced teacher, qualified in foreign language teaching.
I love my job, and I take pleasure to transmit the fascination of it, like a tailor I take care of everything, from global vision to little details; the result is a high focused course based on my student’s specific needs.
Last but not least, I also appreciate the cultural exchange of a homestay experience.

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Certification

Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures
(French, Spanish)

Professional Master’s Programme in "Didactics of Italian as a Foreign Language" at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice

Experience

30 year – experience as a French language teacher at a state high school.

10 year – experience teaching Italian as a foreign language.

Specializations

Specialised in teaching Italian as a foreign language.

Specialised in adult’s teaching

Since 2007 registered with the national register of Italian teachers LS APIDIS


My Courses

“My Italian courses are especially targeted at adult learners, who not only wish to study Italian with a qualified teacher, but also to do it according to their rhythm and interests.

In every moment of the day the aims of my didactic action are the profitable study of Italian language and the learner’s comfort, so that my lessons are always different, fitting each student’s own caracteristics, and always mixing the quality, variety and pleasure of co-working”.

Course Benefits
  • high quality in teaching methods
  • constant care and helpfullness
  • amusement
  • no stress
  • total immersion in Italian
  • all levels from beginner to advanced
  • special needs (businness, art, literature... )
  • flexible dates


Courses Include

  • A language needs analysis prior to your arrival
  • High quality homestay accommodation
  • Collection at the local railway station at your arrival and departure
  • Private room
  • Free WI-FI
  • Study materials for use during your stay
  • Intensive Italian language tuition
  • All meals taken with your teacher
  • Local maps and excursion information available
  • Excursions with your teacher
  • Test at the end-of-course
  • Certificate of attendance


Where

Home

“My home is 2 km from the centre of Sarzana, i live in a little comfortable loft with a beautiful view of the Apuan Alps. In my flat there are two cozy bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big living room with a fireplace, a beautiful terrace and… two cats: Briciola and Mucca. There’s a bus stop right across the road but the city centre is within walking distance.”

Sarzana and Surroundings

Sarzana is a little medieval town on the border between Liguria and Tuscany, not far from the sea and with the Apennines as a backdrop

Thanks to its wonderful location, you will have plenty of travel opportunities, including hiking along mountain trails (Montemarcello Park and Apuan Alps) relaxing on the beach, exploring tiny fishing villages along the Ligurian coast (Tellaro, Cinque Terre), admiring art treasures (the Cathedral of Sarzana; St Peter’s church in Portovenere), and visiting ancient archaeological sites (Roman city of Luni) and the castles of nearby villages (Castelnuovo and Fosdinovo).

In addition, during summer, Sarzana hosts several cultural events like “The Attic in the Street”, the Festival of the Mind, “Books along the Street”.


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