Italian Courses in Pavia
LOCATIONPavia
MAX ATTENDEES1 or 2 people
DELIVERY1-to-1 or 2-to-1
LESSONS PER WEEK15 or 20
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES10
AGE16+
DURATION1 week minimum

Italian courses at the Teacher’s House in Pavia

Our Italian courses in Pavia offer a pleasant setting to study Italian in a historically rich environment.

Known as the City of the Lombards in the 10th Century, Pavia has a population of about 73,000 people and is only 35 kms from Milan.
It is the capital of the Pavia region.

Go for a historic tour and see if you can identify some of the Italian proverbs, poems, or historical facts whilst learning Italian in Pavia.

Roam through the museums and be sure to visit Pavia Castle, which was built between 1360 and 1365. Graced with extraordinarily rich artistic forms, and rows of galleries with mullioned windows and perforated rose-windows.
Pavia is also home to hundreds of towers with only a few still erect. But be sure to visit these beautiful works of architecture.

A lively, young and dynamic town

Pavia is also a major Italian university town. The city has many colleges, universities, including the University of Pavia (founded in 1361), and academic institutions.

About 24,000 Italian and international students live and study in Pavia, bringing a young and dynamic atmosphere to this charming medieval town.

And for gastronomy enthusiasts, Pavia is also a city well-known for its unique and delectable regional food.

Be sure to try the local cuisine like Peverada or the ‘Goose with Savoy cabbage’ or Lombardy’s cold cuts, or Pavia’s famous local cheeses …accompanied of course with Lombardian wines!

Getting to Pavia

It’s very easy to reach Pavia by car, bus or train from Milan.
By air, the closest airports are either Milan airport, Linate and Malpensa, or Bergamo airport, Orio al Serio.
The fastest route from Milan to Pavia by car is via Strada Provinciale and it takes approximately 50 minutes.

Who is it for?

All our Italian immersion programs in Italy are for anyone, from Beginner to Advanced Levels, who believes a customised one-to-one tuition is the most effective option to study the language versus group courses.

It is the perfect option for:

  • Juniors from 16 years old
  • Students
  • Adults
  • Professionals

One-to-One & Two-to-One
Italian courses in Pavia

Our Italian immersion courses in Pavia are offered all year round with a minimum of 1 week stay and include the following options:

  • General Italian studies from Beginner to Advanced Level
  • Exams preparation (DELE, SIELE, Italian A Level, Italian for Abitur, Matura, International Baccalaureate…)
  • Business Italian communication
  • Italian for interpreters and translators
  • Teachers of Italian refresher course
  • Learn to speak Italian for Travellers” – a program for beginner and elementary levels
  • Italian for every day situation

Total cultural immersion

The main benefit of our customised Italian immersion programs in Pavia is it gives you the opportunity to study in a very comfortable and relaxed environment free from distractions from other students.

Our courses guarantee that you will be using the Italian language constantly with your host teacher. You will be part of your teacher’s family and practice Italian almost all the time. During meals, during social time and the leisure activities included in your program.

Our program also allows you to spend time and interact with local people, share their way of life and traditions, their food, their social activities, events and festivities.

We provide:

  • A qualified and experienced teacher passionate about teaching Italian to foreign students
  • Stimulating practice sessions
  • Enriching cultural activities tailored to your language ability and personal interests
  • A comfortable accommodation at your teacher’s house

Socio-cultural activities

At the beginning of your stay, your teacher will create a program of cultural activities according to your level in Italian and your personal interests.

Please note that entrance fees to museums/events/activities for the participating student and the teacher must be paid by the student. The price of the package only includes the time spent by the accompanying teacher or by a member of the host family or a professional guide or instructor.

Examples of activities offered:

  • Sightseeing tour of Pavia, visit to local museums and places of interest,
  • Half-day excursions (art, food, vineyards on the southern banks of the Po, cultural events, world famous Luino Wednesday market, …)
  • a full day trip (e.g. Milan, Bergamo, Genoa, Borromean Islands)
  • Cultural events, exhibitions and visits to surrounding picturesque places

Example of a typical week

DAYMORNINGAFTERNOONEVENING
SundayArrival between 3pm and 9pm.
Introduction to the program of the week.
Settling in.
Optional walk in the neighbourhood, dinner, conversation with your host teacher.
MondayBreakfast
Morning lessons.
Enjoy your private Italian courses in Pavia.
Note: some courses may take place at your teacher’s house or in Pavia for a more contextual and practical approach (e.g. going to market).
Lunch – Optional afternoon Italian lessons.

Free time or Cultural activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your Italian host teacher.
TuesdayBreakfast
Morning lessons.
Enjoy your private Italian courses in Pavia

Lunch – Optional afternoon Italian lessons .

Free time or Cultural activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or time spent with your Italian teacher.
WednesdayBreakfast
Morning lessons.
Enjoy your private Italian courses in Pavia
Lunch – Optional afternoon Italian lessons.

Free time or leisure activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or social time spent with your Italian teacher.
ThursdayBreakfast
Morning lessons.
Enjoy your private Italian courses in Pavia
Lunch – Optional afternoon Italian lessons.

Free time or Cultural activities.

Dinner – Outing or free time or social time spent with your Italian teacher.
FridayBreakfast
Morning lessons.
Enjoy your private Italian courses in Pavia
Lunch – Optional afternoon Italian lessons.

Remittance of the certificate of attendance & comment on your Italian course achievement.

Advice on your future Italian studies – Free time or Cultural activities.

Dinner – Outing, free time, or social time spent with your Italian teacher.
SaturdayBreakfast – Departure
(in the case of 1 week course)
Free time or excursion.Dinner – Outing, free time, or social time spent with your Italian teacher.
Say hello to our teachers

Our Italian Teacher

Our Italian teacher has taught Italian as a foreign language for many years. Her didactic methods provide all the required knowledge her students need. Be it oral/pronunciation, written, grammatical, idiomatic, technical, or civilisational.

She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the Italian culture and civilisation. Her well tested teaching approach enables participants to learn in an easy and pragmatic way.

Nadia likes sports and practices trekking and jogging. She is an extrovert, enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing, …probably your best Italian teacher in Pavia!

Her passion about art, Italian food, wine, and culture in its broadest sense are definitely part many conversations during and after class. She speaks German and English. Although she will only speak these languages only when it’s necessary, with complete beginners for example.

Nadia is friendly, warm, and caring. She is very dedicated to designing her programs ensuring you make fast progress in the easiest way possible.

Our Packages

One-to-One

Italian courses in Pavia
Duration: 7 days
Max attendees: 1
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 10 hours
Accommodation: Full-board accommodation at the teacher’s house

Accompanying person sharing your room without taking lessons but participating to the cultural activities: 20% discount

€1.475

Extra 5 lessons: €160
Additional week: €1.375

Two-to-One

Italian courses in Pavia
Duration: 6 days
Max attendees: 2
Tuition: 15 hours
Cultural activities: 10 hours
Accommodation: Full-board accommodation at the teacher’s house

Receive all of the benefits of a one-to-one course while sharing the costs with your partner, a friend or a family member.

€1.150/person

Extra 5 lessons: €125/person
Additional week: €1.050/person

What’s Included?

  • Individual tuition
  • Your language competency assessment at the start of the course
  • The course materials
  • A progress report and recommendation for future study
  • A certificate of course completion
  • Full board-accommodation at your teacher’s house (3 meals/day + coffee/tea breaks)
  • A programme of socio-cultural activities
  • Free internet access

What’s Not Included?

  • Travel fare from and to your country of residence
  • Airport/train station/bus terminal transfers to & from the family/accommodation
  • Some entrance fees (museums, local events, …)
  • Passport and visas
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (other than specified in the programme)