Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice, Trieste
The Language of the Roman Empire
Millions of people travel to Italy just to hear one of the most beautiful languages ever spoken. Though Italian is considered a Romance language due to its ties to the Roman Empire, many people consider Italian a romantic language for other reasons. Classic operas are sung in Italian, and countless of people believe this is the official language of love.
Italy may be a small country, but it has many different regional dialects. You can often hear the differences by how people pronounce their vowels and through regional slang. Of these dialects, only three are legally recognized: Sardinian (from Sardinia), Ladin (Mountainous range in Northern Italy), and Friulian (Friuli region of Eastern Italy).
Why speak when you can sing? Italian singers are some of the best in the world. From Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli (both of whom were born in Italy), to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (both of whom were born from Italian immigrants), these iconic singers went on to make some of the most influential music there is today.
The most important feature of learning a language is the culture that goes along with it. Italians do not speak just in words, they also use gestures. They say that communication is 80% nonverbal, and perhaps that saying is most used in Italy. Italians often talk with their hands, using a lot of nonverbal communication to get a point across. That being said, Italians are not known for being quiet. Sit around an Italian table and you’ll find yourself surrounded by people who have enthusiasm for life.
Italian is a passionate and vibrant language. Once you learn Italian, you’ll have a better understanding of art history, philosophy, and perhaps even your own native tongue.
Italian + Experience
Based in some of the most interesting cities in Italy, our Italian courses inspire and motivate you to learn Italian easily and to experience and enjoy the local culture.
The intensive courses and their variations are the best options if you want to become fluent in Italian quickly. They offer a minimum of 4 classes per day (depending on the particular variation, there can be more). Spending time in Italy with multiple lessons a day where the only language you speak is Italian, as all the classes are in Italian, is the best way to immerse yourself into your studies and improve so much faster. Apart from that, you will still have time after classes to spend the rest of the day exploring the city and culture.
Italian + Experience
What better way to study a language than to take a language course in the morning and a culture-related class in the afternoon? We offer courses for the majority of things that the particular cities are famous for, like art history in Florence, architecture in Rome, cooking in Milan and Venice, and many more.
TANDEM Italian schools are all registered centers for the preparation for CILS (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language) exams. Therefore, you are going to train using all required language skills using several mock exams. You will get to know the various types of tasks and train your aptitude and strategies for the examination. We simulate realistic exam situations, advise you with regards to the progress you make, and give you valuable hints for mastering the tasks.
One country, two or three cities, one great experience. From Milan to Rome, from Venice to Florence or even further along the roads throughout Italy. Book the Giro d’Italia course and learn so much more about Italy and the Italians. Start your learning adventure in the city of your choice and continue your course in another place.