Italian school in Italy – Conte Ruggiero School in Calabria
Conte Ruggiero Italian Language School was founded in 1984 in Calabria. It is one of the first schools in South Italy teaching Italian as a foreign language. Calabria with its 800km of coast, its crystal-clear sea and its romantic beaches will surprise you with its beautiful natural surroundings but also its historic places and its lovely medieval cities. Our school is located near to the famous Tropea, in the charming village of Santa Domenica.
As always, students appreciate the family atmosphere of a small school. The school is located in a huge area of land, a big orange garden where citrus fruits are organically cultivated. You will also admire olive, avocado, mulberry and banana trees, a lot of plants… a real earthly paradise!
Conte Ruggiero is the only school of its kind in Italy: classes are not only held inside the friendly classrooms but mostly outside in the school-garden under bougainvillea, banana and avocado trees. It’s the best place for being in contact with the language and Italian people!
Spacious and cosy classrooms
WiFi for all students
Mediterranean school-garden (2.000 qm)
Common room with TV and library
15 min walk to the most beautiful beaches
60 minutes by car Lamezia Terme Airport
5 min walk from city center and train station
Our philosophy of teaching a new language is that it has to be effective while – why not? - being fun and relaxing. These are the best conditions for a good learning process.
Everything is important when you learn a foreign language and grammar is at the base, of course. What is new is the approach to it and the interactivity between students and teachers in a pleasant atmosphere, with no fear at all to talk or to make mistakes.
Find more information about our teaching methods, our teachers and the different language levels in our section how to learn Italian.
Our Italian language courses have been accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, and we are cooperating with American Colleges and with German Public Institutions for “Bildungsurlaub” (educational leaves for German employees). Benefit from our high-quality standards.Our Italian language courses have been accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, and we are cooperating with American Colleges and with German Public Institutions for "Bildungsurlaub" (educational leaves for German employees). Benefit from our high-quality standards.
Mary Crouch - 28 ottobre 2018: I had a wonderful time. Aĺl the staff were warm and friendly and were patient and very good teachers. Rosario drove us to interesting places in the area and ensured we were emmersed in Italian life and culture. I highly recommend this excellent school.