first language school without walls...
... located in Todi, Umbria, a setting of
rich historical memory and surrounded by the evocative
landscapes of central Italy... the ideal place to relax,
learn Italian, become absorbed in the daily life of Italy...
all in a stress-free environment.
- Perhaps you would like to socialize with strangers but are
reluctant because you don't speak their language or know
- You’d like to travel abroad but haven’t taken the first,
all-important step of learning a foreign tongue?
- Perhaps your experience with traditional schools and
teachers hasn’t been that great?
- Or maybe you’ve just never taken the time to enroll in
courses for your own personal growth and enjoyment?
Now is the time to discover a
new way of learning!
... imagine yourself taking trips
into the countryside along with your interesting and
competent native-speaking instructors; emerging yourself in
the intricacies of whatever language interests you; watching
and enjoying films in their original tongue; playing games
in your target language and taking trips to cultural events,
art museums, historic sites - and then holding discussions
on topics you find intriguing. You’ll also have the
possibility to partake of local Umbrian culinary flavors -
while sitting outdoors under flowering arbors or secluding
yourself in Medieval rooms decorated with centuries-old
frescos - and always with your own personal instructor.
These are just a few of the
possibilities offered by La Lingua La Vita.
"WARM UP YOUR
WINTER IN TODI"
on two, four and one week language and cultural classes
in charming Todi.
here to download the information sheet and then
contact us to help you with registration.
Italian Language Courses
(20 hours per week):
For a minimum of four students
and a maximum of eight, these courses are comprised of four
hours of lessons each morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, making a total of twenty hours per
week. Our groups are usually a mix of different world
cultures - American, English, Japanese, German, Polish,
among others - yet blending in a homogenous Italian language
Courses for Two or Three (15 hours per
With two to three students, these courses run only
when the minimum of four students required to initiate a
Group Course is not met. The price is the same as for Group
Courses and the ambiance is a bit more intimate, each
student receiving more personalized attention.
Individual Courses (10 hours
For one student only, these courses run only when the
minimum of two students required to start a semi-individual
course is not reached. The price is the same as for the
Group Courses yet, as one can imagine, the student has the
benefit of the full attention of the instructor.
Italian Culture Studies
These afternoon Italian cultural
lessons aim to integrate the language instruction offered in
the morning. Based on the student’s preferences upon
their arrival - art, music, crafts, cooking, opera,
archaeology, etc. - La Lingua La Vita staff will arrange
experts for seminars and/or personal sessions that match the
expressed interests of the students. Some of the exciting
programs you can choose from are:
Painting and Drawing
Visits to Craftsmen's
Guided Excursions to
Villages and Castles
Wine Tasting in the
Old and Famous Local Winemaking Regions
Seminars on Literature,
Cinema, Art, Politics or Music
here to download complete Cultural Activities with
description and prices.
options for your stay in Todi:
a Host Family:
Having been selected
personally by the owner and founder of La Lingua La Vita,
our host families are warm and hospitable and most have been
working with us for many years. They have been carefully
chosen because of their strong moral values and their
ability to both enrich the students’ understanding of the
local cultural background, as well as to offer an
opportunity for further communication in standard Italian
through involvement in every day social and community life.
All of our host homes are close to Todi’s historical center
- a maximum of fifteen minutes away by foot, where students
may stay in comfortable single rooms often with a private
bath. Breakfast is included. For an extra fee (see
below), lunches and dinners can also be provided. Families are available to help students find medical
assistance should this be necessary and they freely offer
transportation back and forth from the Todi train station
and bus depots.
Your Own Private Apartment:
Our rental apartments are
also all located in Todi’s historic center - unless, upon
request, you prefer a situation in the countryside. (For
those who choose a country dwelling, use of your own
personal or rental vehicle is recommended.) The apartments
vary in size depending upon your needs and are located
within charming and fully restored antique dwellings and
elegant buildings. All are self-catering, fully furnished
and supplied with linens and all modern comforts.
La Lingua La Vita staff make a point of ensuring a
comfortable stay over in which students may reach everything
they need on foot without having to resort to public
transport or to make long trips. This policy frees more time
for communication endeavors and permits you to enjoy the
pleasures of the city without stress.
“A Professor, A
This is a new format allowing
students to have a private instructor completely at his/her
disposal during various daily activities. Students can
‘book’ their favorite teacher to accompany them on walks, to
sporting activities, to take car trips, have lunch or dinner
in local restaurants, or just to chat while queuing at the
post office or at the bank. This course is totally flexible
in terms of the student’s own needs and priced accordingly.
These courses offer a good answer to the increasing demand
of learning Italian for business purposes. The number of
managers, specialists, officials and professionals utilizing
La Lingua La Vita to acquire the level of proficiency in
Italian required by their respective work is ever
increasing. The most popular format is the intensive course,
ensuring the quickest and easiest way of learning. The
courses can be held externally (in apartments, country
houses or at the firm itself). For further information
please contact Passionate Palate Tours directly.