I have been taking private Italian lessons at ILM for several years now - 2 hours per week during the summer months when I am in Pisa. The one-on-one lessons are perfect for me - flexible hours and I... set my own goals. The teacher designs the curriculum around those goals and I've made real progress!read more
I went to Italy to learn the beautiful Italian language. A beginner with enthusiasm, I enrolled in an immersion class for 5 weeks. I really wanted to learn the basic's .... and I learned so much... more.The school is small and friendly with a commitment to making each student's experience the best. The composition of the class was perfect...over the 5 weeks it was as intimate as 4 students or as "large as 8. A perfect blend of engagement from eager learners.The teachers are superb. My instructor used a combination of grammar and speaking to get us started and reinforced lessons with practical homework. She also paid attention to how we were progressing and tailored her teaching to suit our particular learning styles.Knowing how much I love cooking, they also invited me to their homes....to cook together....!!!! To express how special that was is difficult. I was touched and excited and honored to have such a personal window into their lives...at home, with family. It will remain a remarkable memory.I was so impressed and thrilled, really with every aspect of the experience. Most importantly, at the end of my course, I had the confidence to speak to people and be understood. That was amazing.I look forward to continuing my studies and returning next summer to reinforce and build on a strong foundation.One warning I will share...when I signed up, I thought I was on the schools website directly. I was in fact going through an agent, but didn't realize that. The agent arranged everything. Once I arrived, I sent the agent feedback specific to an arrangement for cooking classes. Their response shocked me, but I won't go into that .... suffice it to say they were awful. No interest to know how I was doing...they got their commission and onto the next. Take care that you register directly with the school, and not through a middle man. That was my one regret.read more
I did a 5 day course of 4 hours each morning and an extra one to one session of 1 hour on 3 afternoons that week. The school is very friendly and the tutors very professional. We were all... encouraged to speak Italian as much as possible which was very helpful. The teaching methods were mixed, grammar, conversation, listening exercises etc, so it was never boring. I stayed in a cosy private apartment just 20 minutes walk from the school. Pisa is quite small and easy to find your way around. We had a lovely evening out with the students from other classes and the tutors and a lovely lunch on the last day with my classmates and tutors. I would recommend the school and especially Alessio, my tutor and I would like to go back again next year to continue to improve my Italian.read more
Ho studiato alla scuola di Viareggio per 2 settimane nell'agosto 2019. Sono molto contento di aver scelto questa scuola. Buoni insegnanti, attività interessanti e molte cose interessanti nelle... vicinanze.read more
Ho studiato presso l'istituto linguistico mediterraneo per diversi mesi con l'obbiettivo di imparare l'italiano e di prepararmi per il test di medicina veterinaria e posso dire che l'istituto mi ha... chiaramente aiutato visto che adesso sono studentessa di veterinaria, quindi ringrazio tutti gli insegnanti per il loro professionismo e la loro disponibilità nei miei confronti in un ambiente molto piacevole e allegro.read more
Avevo fatto tanti corsi a questa scuola e succesivamente ho portato anche i miei genitori ed altri amici. Dopo aver studiato con quasi tutti gli insegnanti della scuola posso dire che sono tutti... bravissimi. La presidente della scuola ha sempre la sua porta aperta per risolvere ogni problema o richiesta. Anche se ci sono a volte differenze minori di livello fra gli studenti nella stessa classe, gli insegnanti sano molto bene come insegnare in un modo che nessuno si ferirà dal suo livello più altro o più basso. Sia gli insegnanti che la presidente conoscono ogni studente personalmente e gli forniscono tutti gli strumenti adatti per lui per l'apprendimento migliore della lingua.Fra tutti gli insegnanti, consiglierei di più Ileana ed Alessio.read more
Ho avuto lezioni di italiano nell ‘ Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo per un’ anno ed è stata una esperienza meravigliosa. Gli insegnanti sono colti, intellegenti, divertenti e molto paziente. Devo... dire che sono veramente affortunata per aver conosciuto loro. Loro sono come se fossero la mia famiglia. Vi raccomando fare lezioni in Istituto!!!!read more
L anno scorso sono andata a Viareggio per una settimana. Il livello del corso era equilibrato. L ambiente tra allievi e professori simpatico. Del resto continuiamo a comunicare tra noi. Abbiamo fatto... grandi progressi e tornero' quando potrei.Tutta l organizazione mi ha veramente piaciuto. La famiglia che mi ha ospitato(a?) era formidable. E anche il rispetto del programma.Devo ancora imparare questa meravigliosa lingua! Infine sopratutto grazie mille Alessio.read more
Two and half amazing months behind me. One wonderful country, but thousand treats. Swimming in the Tyrrhenian Sea, enjoying the sunshine on two lovely beach. Walking in the Toscan mountains. Visiting Cinque Terre. Spending time in Pisa and Florence. If I see these two city name, my heart starts to beat faster…I saw Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Dalí’s art work. I had got a good experience about studies of life and one italian certificate. Met with international beautiful people. One of them the kindest Scottish man. One English man, who has got the cutest hungarian accent. One Brazilian and one Japanese girlfriend. Two perfect and gentle italian teacher. Un bello italiano ragazzo. One Russian and two lovely Hollander women. I love this company. It was an amazing and long journey. And right now I know who I am. A lot of thanks for my host family. So I am happy because I arrived at home ma Italia, amore! Io ritornerò un giorno! xxx Kincs – Rate: 5/5
Chuck and I have been wanting to learn Italian language for quite some time now, and we have made huge progress in doing so on this vacation thanks to our insegnante and to our fellow group of language immersion students. We are so very honored to have been warmly welcomed into your class for two weeks, and for your making us feel as if we were young, college-bound students once again. We are also incredibly grateful for our new-found international friendships. This has been an experience of a lifetime. Grazie mille, i vostri amici 🙂
Absolutely amazing. A friend recommended ILM when I mentioned that I was looking to start language school. She had a great experience. I only attended class for a few months, but was able to learn enough to hold conversations with Italians.
Very good experience- Interresting and sympathic teachers. More I discover Italia and more I like it: landscapes, culture, architecture, language particularity of every region and people; expecially Tuscany!!! Go to ILM ! It’s a very serious school.
Noella – Jamaica
I really enjoyed the 2mths. I attended Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo. Even though I had an almost 2hr. train ride from my home to Pisa where the school is located, I looked forward to the trip and coming to classes. The lessons which included a variety of activities ranging from language exercises, role-play and our weekly Italian movie watching followed by discussions, were often so stimulating that the 4hr. sessions passed quite quickly. Our teacher was knowledgeable and an expert in teaching and creating a friendly learning environment that made it comfortable to learn and see progress. Being at ILM was also a great way of meeting people from different countries like Portugal, Venezuela, Russia, Germany and England and learning about their cultures. I do miss being a part of the lively multicultural atmosphere there and enjoyed the company of the other students and teachers when we went on class outings to discover the beautiful surroundings of Pisa. It was a wonderful and memorable experience which gave me more confidence to speak Italian, learn about the culture and meet interesting people.
My name is David and I am 19 years old. I have been in Pisa for two weeks, studying Italian. I have improved my Italian a lot whilst having a great time. The school is situated in a central location in the beautiful city of Pisa. Pisa is a vibrant city, with many Italian and international students alike. This makes it the perfect place to forge new friendships with people from all over the world. Pisa is a great place to stay, having good connections to the very best of Tuscany. I have gone to some beautiful beaches and also visited beautiful towns nearby for example Lucca and Florence.
I spent 4 months attending classes at ILM, so I guess that makes me a longterm resident! I began in May, having already some knowledge of the language, but it was important for me to expand that base and arrive at a point in which I felt confident to attend job interviews in Italian. Even though I needed to travel 30 minutes each morning on the train to arrive at school, I never grew tired of it as I was always hungry for each lesson and the chance to immerse myself in the language. In the past, I have only studied languages on a one-on-one basis, and so I must admit that initially I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy a group lesson. However, I must say that it was an absolutely positive experience, as the changing group dynamic meant I learnt about a real variety of topics, along with the accompanying vocabulary. It also meant I had the opportunity to learn from other people’s questions and absorb and consolidate the rules of grammar more thoroughly than if I was studying alone. But, if this talk of grammar makes it sound as though lessons are terribly serious affairs, I should add that this is not the case at all. The courses provide a balance of language structure, conversation, listening and reading in a classroom atmosphere that is warm and encouraging. The combination of students and teacher create an environment in which laughter and learning each play their appropriate role. I am now about to sit a CILS exam in Italian, I’m able to converse in a work situation in Italian and I just love speaking this beautiful language. The best thing is that, thanks to the great teaching and the way in which all areas of the language structure are covered, I now have all the tools to speak Italian at a high level – it’s just up to me to keep practising and expanding my vocabulary.
Hi! I’m Jessica, I’m 17 years old and I’ve been studying Italian with ILM for two weeks in Pisa. When I first arrived, I was worried that I was on my own and I didn’t speak very much Italian. I was so pleased when it turned out to be so easy to make friends of all nationalities both in the school and in town. In just few days, I was able to speak Italian confidently in and out the class. Pisa is a big enough city to have plenty of things to do and see and small enough to orientate one self easily. Everything is accessible on foot. The school itself is very close to the station which makes the exploration of Tuscany limitless. You can enjoy the sight of the great city of Florence, the serenity of Lucca or be relaxing on a beach. Pisa really is an excellent choice of location to practise and improve your language skills and it is incredible the amount that can be learnt in a relatively short amount of time.
This is the third time I have studied here and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself each time. The classes are always interesting and there is a good sense of humor among staff and students. It’s fun to meet and study with so many interesting people from so many different countries. I have learnt a lot, both about the Italian language and the culture.
My experience while attending the Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo was a pleasurable one. The School did not hesitate for a moment to insure that all of my questions were answered and that I was fully accommodated. My instructors were very professional. Not only did they enhance my understanding of Italian, they instilled in me a better appreciation for the language itself and the Italian culture as well. If one wants to take ones Italian up to a higher level, I strongly recommend attending Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo.
Hi, my name is Jong-seok, Lee. I’m a Korean. Now, I’m staying in Italia for study Italia language. Before I came here I was a little nervous, because It was a first experience to visit Europe. Also, I didn’t know much more Italian language. But, I’m studying in ILM for 2 months with great teacher and good friends who were from different countries. The course was very effective, grammar based for the first few hours, then with a focus on conversation. This enabled us to learn to speak Italian, and to speak it correctly. The language schools have all the facilities necessary, helpful and friendly staff and are situated in the beautiful areas of Pisa. If you want to have good experience with Pisa in Italia, Don’t hesitate to contact with us. Exciting stuff will be waiting for you !!
I studied with ILM over the summer of 2005 and had a great time living and working in Italy. I chose the language school in Pisa and the work experience option in the school, so I would study during the morning then work in the language school office in the afternoon. The course was very effective, grammar based for the first few hours, then with a focus on conversation. This enabled us to learn to speak Italian, and to speak it correctly. The language schools have all the facilities necessary, helpful and friendly staff and are situated in the beautiful areas of Pisa and Viareggio.