Where to study in Italy
Thread poster: Denise Miranda
I am a translator in the Eng-Port pair and I've recently started an Italian course in Brazil, not for professional reasons.
I'd like to spend a month in Italy next year. We're going as a family (husband and 2 kids - 12 and 14 yo) and we'd like to attend classes in the mornings and have plenty to do in the afternoons.
I wonder if any of you has spent some time in Italy and could give me suggestions about where to go and if you have any particular school to recommend, that would be great!
One more point is that we thought about going in December or January. Is it too rainy then?
Thank you for your suggestions!
I live near Perugia, which has the University for Foreigners. I don't know if they have children's classes, but you can check:
Perugia is a little cold in December and January, but not necessarily rainy.
| What sort of course or work experience? || Mar 19, 2008 |
Not sure what sort of courses you're after. The schools of interpreting and translation at Trieste and Bologna are both very good. You could probably also learn a lot by freelancing from the offices of one of the bigger translation companies such as Logos or Idoc.
| | Denise Miranda
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English to Portuguese
| Thank you both for the suggestions || Mar 19, 2008 |
The kind of course we want is just the language, not translation. Maybe Italian + cooking or wines. It's just for fun.
We are a family of language lovers, so we just want to improve our (still basic) Italian. And besides taking the course, we want to enjoy being there.
Is Bologna too rainy around Christmas time?
Thanks once again
| | Chiara Pallotti
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My suggestion is Genoa: it is on the coast so the weather is quite mild in winter too plus from Genoa you can easily reach by train Milan, Turin, Florence, Pisa etc...
If you're interested in Bologna (which is actually really in the right position to reach in a short time many different cities even by train - Venice, Florence, Rome, Milan, etc.) I have to say it is not too rainy at Christmas time. Weather changed a lot in the last years: it will be cold (this for sure) but not too rainy. There are different schools where to learn Italian (there are even courses for cooking, which take place 1-2-3-5 days and they are also meant for tourists).
Another alternative to learn the language + cooking is Tuscany where there are many different opportunities offered to foreigners especially in the area around Siena. I don't have updated information but these are a bit more expensive than the ones in Bologna. Of course landscape is completely different. So you should first of all decide the best option for the whole family (countryside or city), and then you can take a look at these 2 options.
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