Located in the heart of Genoa, in the middle of Riviera in Liguria region (north west coast of Italy) the school is located in an elegant and fascinating building of the 19th century and it is easily reachable by bus or train. It is also just a few steps from the main touristic atractions in the town and close to world top destinations such as Cinque terre and Portofino (East Riviera) or Sanremo and Monte Carlo (West Riviera). A Door to Italy has a wide range of courses at any level, from beginners to advance, avalable all year round. We offer intensive, non-intensive, long-term and special culture courses. Different cultural programs and preparatory courses to Italian language certifications are regularly held. Skilled and professional teachers drive students into the learning of the language. Different solutions of accommodation and many free time activities are available to join the study of the Italian language to a pleasant stay. Our Italian study programs are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR), ASILS and EDUITALIA. We also run special courses to CELI and CILS exams. A Door to Italy is an official CELI exam centre.
Learn Italian & live in your private teacher's home around Genoa with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including Italian lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Italy. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one Italian lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Genoa. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in Italian. All of our teachers in Italy have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Genoa, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.