language courses
and Italian culture

SUITABLE FOR

Beginners and Experts

All courses are split into 6 levels (A1-C2)
from Beginners to Advanced (European Framework of Reference).

The primary aim of my courses is to encourage and facilitate language learning with excellent results.

To these ends, I use a communicative and situational approach which allows students: To achieve practical and communicative goals; To learn Italian in a natural way and start speaking in a short time; To improve and perfect their use of grammar.

IN ITALY (APULIA) from May to October

Lingua italiana - Passo a sud - Ospitalità, corsi e cultura italiana

Italian language

Communicative lessons with engaging and entertaining grammatical deepening

General italian language course

Courses for small groups (max. 4/5 students); personalised and flexible courses for 1/2 participants (of the same level); Preparation courses for CELI or CILS exams.

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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ITALY

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Cultural courses

Courses on cinema, literature, cuisine/cooking and on request also music/opera, Italian current affairs and folklore are available.

Italian culture

These specialist courses available face-to-face/on site or online, provide an insight into some of the most distinctive aspects of Italian culture. (level: B1-B2, C1, C2).

Available also online, enrol …
in viaggio con i libri

Travelling with my books

Cultural course

Choose a book among our selection/proposals or an author of your interest.

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ciack l'Italia in scena

CIACK ... Italy on stage

Cultural course

To outline a film fresco that best tells and describes Italy and the italians.Neorealism (45-50s), (Auteur Cinema) Tribute to…, Contemporary Cinema (70s), Italian Comedy.

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cinema ai trulli

Cinema at Trullos

Cultural course

To share the excitement of the open-air cinema, among olive trees, Mediterranean fragrances and the magical “presence” of our Trullos. Accomplices of the evening… Cisternino’s bright stars!

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FOR FOOD LOVERS / PASSIONATE FOODIES

Lingua e cucina italiana - Passo a sud - Ospitalità, corsi e cultura italiana

Italian language & home cooking courses

In Italy cooking is an Art, a celebration, eating well a genuine Pleasure to share with others.

Italian language & home cooking courses (in ITALY - APULIA)

To those who love food and are curious to learn how to cook, Passo a sud offers Italian Language & Home Cooking Courses in our Trullos in Italy. Small groups of (3/5 max.) or cooking lessons (1/2 participants). On request, lessons can also be offered in English. I also offer you a culinary “journey” to the roots of traditional Italian cooking, while learning the secrets of its typical dishes through stories, memories and recipes.
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Cisternino

Flavours of Italy in Cisternino (I)

1 week Italian language & cooking + accommodation

HOME COOKING LESSONS

I hope you’ll feel at home, at our Trullos, I will be waiting for you to knead, to read, to tell stories and cook together immersed in nature in contact with my roots.
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Cucina letteraria

Literary culinary in Cisternino (I)

1 week Readings & Cooking + accommodation

An irresistible passion/love for food and literature

The course consists of moments of compelling readings and conversations, afternoon cooking lessons with a final dinner, 1 excursion to Martina Franca or to Locorotondo (Itria’s Valley). A free afternoon is planned.
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WE ALSO OFFER

online courses

Italian lessons on Skype or Zoom from the convenience of your own home or workplace.

You can choose 10 or 20 hours packets

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Intensive conversational Italian courses

Courses designed for internships and business trips. Maintaining and/ or improving your level of competence/proficiency.

The standard online lesson will provide:

  • Didactic materials
  • Preparation for effective level of communication
  • Preparation to write e-mails, written reports and essays
  • Acquisition of knowledge/ability to analyse written materials (newspaper articles, magazines, literature excerpts and so forth)
  • Correction of homework.

YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE

special courses

Anyone who has little time but still wants to achieve important linguistic goals, without missing out on the pleasure of a holiday, or wants to deepen their knowledge of the Italian language and culture for study, work, or travel.

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE PLEASURE OF A HOLIDAY

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Tutor course

In Cisternino, in Apulia

Is a week-long intensive Italian course at the teacher’s house.

The course includes lessons + accommodation and half board, an excursion, a cooking lesson with final dinner.

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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN EXPLORING APULIA

Lingua italiana in giro - Passo a sud - Ospitalità, corsi e cultura italiana

Italian out and about

Based around every day or specialised communication

Intensive “itinerant” course

Lessons take part both at Cinzia’s Trullos and around the town, in markets, and in Locorotondo and Cisternino characteristic alleys. The course includes tours by scooters or by bike, and walks through olive groves in the Apulian countryside.

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WE ALSO ORGANISE

English language and culture courses

Also online on Skype / Zoom platforms for work, study and travel without difficulty.

Lessons are held in English from the first level; The didactic objectives refer to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages); 5 levels (A1-C1); Qualified, experienced and passionate teacher-facilitators; Level test, free of charge, includes a written part and an oral interview.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LITTLE TIME

English full immersion - Passo a sud - Ospitalità, corsi e cultura italiana

Full immersion

Corso super-intensivo individuale o in mini-gruppi di pari livello.

For those with little time but high motivation and want to achieve goals such as speaking and understanding English better and enriching their vocabulary. The lessons are communicative, engaging and with in-depth grammar.

FOR WORK

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Business English

Per migliorare le abilità utili alla professione

For those who want to improve their professional profile and acquire skills such as writing an email correctly, speaking on the phone in English without misunderstanding with suppliers and customers or holding job interviews.

PERSONALIZED

Conversation for business English full immersion - Passo a sud - Ospitalità, corsi e cultura italiana

Individuals for adults

General english: Conversation & English for Business. One-to one o per due studenti.

This module is ideal for those who need to achieve important goals in a relatively short period, to improve communication skills or maintain acquired fluency and, upon request, includes units dedicated to English for Business.

FOR THOSE WHO STUDY

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Individuals for students

English courses for middle school students (11-14), superior(14-18) e University.

Useful and fun extra-curricular support, for the need for review. Courses to certify the language (Ket, Pet, FCE, CAE exams). Courses to hold interviews, presentations and to get by abroad! From 11 years old.