- When does the next course start?
Courses start every 2 weeks, unless you are an absolute beginner. They start on any Monday, but the orientation visit of Sanremo is not included.
- What will I do on the first day of school?
The school will not wait for you any longer than 9:00am. All the students will undergo an entry test, both written and oral. Only absolute beginners can avoid taking the test if they so wish and general information on the school and the socio-cultural programme will be provided instead.
There will not be any classes on any days that fall on a Public Holiday. The school may organise a guided visit instead.
- What background do the teachers have?
All of the teachers are motivated, have University degrees and are constantly attending workshops and continuing education courses to upskill and keep updated on modern teaching techniques. All the teachers are highly qualified and have several years of teaching experience. They are all native speakers of the language they teach and they are able to speak at least two other foreign languages.
- Which kind of certificate do the students receive upon completing the course?
At the end of the course, the students will receive an OMNILINGUA attendance certificate which shows the type of course, the period and the hours of frequency and the level which has been achieved.
- What age are the students and where do they come from?
The age of the participants range from 13 to 86 although, especially during the summer, most of them are from 14 to 35 years of age. The average age, calculated in the past 12 years, is 35 years old, with our youngest student being 13 years old and our oldest 86. OMNILINGUA welcomes participants from all parts of the world and promotes the socio-cultural variety of each home Country. All of this is possible thanks to our long term collaboration with other Italian entities, such as the Italian Culture Center and the Dante Alighieri Society.
Although the students come for several reasons – Holidays, work, studies, passion – They all share the same wish to dive into the language and the Italian lifestyle.