Centro Culturale Giacomo PucciniViareggioLearn Italian in Italy – Right on the Tuscan RivieraITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOLOfficially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Educationwww.centropuccini.it
VIAREGGIOViareggio lies in the heart of the Tuscan Riviera, just 30 km (20 miles) north of Pisa. Its central location makesit an ideal starting point for a great variety of excursions. For those wanting to take advantage of the region’scultural treasures, a great infrastructure makes it easy to reach Pisa, Lucca and even Florence by train or carfor example. But the region also offers beautiful nature such as the Alpi Apuani and the Garfagnana fortrekking hiking and Mountain biking. The famous marble quarries from which Michelangelo obtained mostof his base materials are also close by and well worth a trip.Endless beaches, palm tree lined shopping streets, a great variety of restaurants and an exciting night life withthe famous clubs of the Versilia – all this makes Viareggio an incredibly popular holiday destination.Vacationing here will not just let you meet a great diversity of people but will also allow you to sample someof the best Tuscan seafood. During February and March Viareggio celebrates it world renowned Carnival withits famously designed bandwagons and neighborhood festivals. Viareggio is the ideal vacationing spot for allthose who love the sun, beach and an exciting night life.While the summer months lure most people to the beach for a relaxing day of sunbathing, the spring and fallare ideal for excursions. The winter months are temperate but for all those looking to go snow-skiing, thenearby Apennine Mountains offer excellent conditions from December to April.SchoolThe School Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini is located in a two storey building right across from a trafficfree park. Its central location makes it easy to access the popular market place and the beach with all its shopsand restaurants.The School Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini is officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Milan Venice Genoa Viareggio Florence Pisa Siena Rome Naples Cagliari Palermo
LANGUAGE COURSESStandard Course20 lessons (each 45 minutes) per week. This course is offered throughout the whole year for all levels. Thiscourse is held from Monday through Friday with four lessons of daily instruction, usually in the morning. Thisis the most popular course and for a majority of the students the best choice. The lessons cover all necessaryrequirements of the Italian language. The main aim of the courses is to improve the conversational skills ofthe students and create confidence in handling everyday situations.Long-Term Standard Course20 lessons (each 45 minutes) per week. This is the ideal option for all those who are planning for a longerstay in Italy. This 12 week course provides a great opportunity not just to learn the language but also get toknow the land and its people. Many of our long-term students finish this course with the accredited AIL«Firenze» Exam – an intensive language program at a reduced price!Long-Term Semester CourseThe Long-Term Semester Course lasts 24 weeks and is an extended version of the Long-Term StandardCourse. The general structure is similar, but the objectives are targeted on a long-term basis. Last but not least, the Long-Term Semester Course has a particularly attractive price! Long-Term «CSN» Course20 lessons (each 45 minutes) per week. This course lasts 13 weeks and is created for our Swedish studentswho can apply for study grants for our school, as it is recognized by CSN-Lund. The offer also includes accommodation at a very special price.Intensive Plus CoursesOur Intensive Plus Courses offer a combination of group lessons and private tuition (one-to-one). During theprivate tuition potential difficulties can be addressed more directly and efficiently. The following courses areoffered: • Intensive Plus-5 Course: 20 lessons standard course and additional 5 private lessons per week • Intensive Plus-10 Course: 20 lessons standard course and additional 10 private lessons per weekExamination Courses for the Italian Certificates «Firenze»Our school is an accredited center for the examination of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL) and organizes preparation courses for the different Italian language exams. We offer different levels of courses frombeginner to expert, which all start one month ahead of the exams (Standard Course combined with a specialpreparation course). These courses comprise of the daily Standard Course plus two lessons/day of specialexam preparation training. If necessary we can send out an entry test to determine your language knowledgelevel and the corresponding time needed for preparation.If you would like individual preparation for the «Firenze» Diploma examinations and to take the exam on aspecial date, please get in contact with our school for further information. Please check out the special coursedates!Italian Language and Culture Course for SeniorsThis course is specifically designed for more mature students over the age of 50. Students will learn Italian ina pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities.Academic School Year - «Gap Year»The “Academic School Year” is a 32 week language and culture course for students who wish to experienceliving and studying in Italy. The course combines not only language courses with Italian culture classes at theCentro Puccini, but the syllabus also incorporates the fundamental elements of level C2 of the EuropeanLanguage Portfolio. All in all, the course offers students the opportunity to see at first hand the variousaspects of Italy’s rich history and culture.
SPECIAL COURSESPROFESSIONAL ITALIAN COURSESThe professional courses consist of four lessons in a Standard language course plus two private tutorials onthe selected professional field, each day. You have the choice between the following options:• Business Correspondence • Italian for Healthcare• Business Italian • The Language of Fashion• Italian for Banking • The Language of Architecture• Italian for Law • Italian Literature• Italian for the Hotel Industry • Italian Cinema• The Language of Wine and Food • The Language of the “Libretti” (Opera)• The Language of Tourism • The History and Language of Theatre• Italian for Flight AttendantsPRIVATE TUITIONIf you are looking for a custom tailored course to fit your specific needs and time frame, we recommend theprivate tutorial program. Constant exposure to the language and the possibility to address student specificshortcomings right away will give you the fastest way to success. The private lessons can be arranged tomutually agreed upon times and targets, which of course can be chosen freely.The private lessons can start every Monday and may vary from 2 to 8 lessons per day, depending on the intensity the student is looking for.Should you already have sufficient knowledge of Italian, you can also learn vocabulary orientated to certainprofessions, such as general business, banking, trading, import/export, law, insurance, marketing, medicineand so on.CULTURAL COURSESCarnival WeekEvery year Viareggio celebrates its “Carnival of Italy and Europe”, with splendid day and night celebrations,floats, parades, district celebrations, masked dances and shows of every kind. During this 2 weeks course youwill attend the Standard Language Course in the morning and visit the “Citadel” (Carnival town), a structure that includes hangars for the creation of the floats, the papier-mâché school and the Carnival museum inthe afternoon. You will also participate at the famous Carnival Parades.Culinary Courses for professionals and amateursIn close cooperation with a professional chef school we offer chefs the possibility to trade tips and tricks ofthe trade with their Italian counterparts, but also amateur cooks are welcome to join the courses and to learnsomething from the professionals. Every month we offer specific programs. Please contact us for moredetailed information.Courses for Musical SpecializationAre you a musician or do you just want to play your favorite instrument in a professional environment? Great,because our school offers you professional help and guidance. All music courses are for a minimum of 2 weeks but can be extended at will. We offer courses for the following instruments:Piano, Violin and Viola, Cello, Flute and Piccolo, Oboe, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Double bass, Horn,Guitar, Electric guitar, Electric bass and Drums. All participants have to bring their own instruments. Piano anda drum kit are provided by the school.Alternatively we offer courses for vocalists and diction for singers, instrumental and vocal ensembles and acourse to explain the language of Libretti.These courses are offered on three different levels: Beginners (up to 2 years of experience), Advanced(2 - 5 years of experience) and Professional (more than 5 years of experience).Please check the special course dates!
ACADEMICS AND DIPLOMAS Our method of instruction uses the modern didactic findings as sanctioned by the ‘concept for foreign lan guages of the European Council’ and the guidelines of the AIL. Our school uses the direct teaching method, meaning from the first day, no matter which level, all teachers use exclusively the Italian language. Main emphasis of all lessons is the spoken language. The constant encouragement to communicate provides a «natural» way of learning the language. Theory and practice soon become one and success is quick. In the advanced courses a higher emphasis is also placed on the written word. All our teachers have completed university studies and have specifically been trained in teaching Italian as a foreign language. Most of the course material has been developed by our partner school (Scuola Leonardo da Vinci) and is con stantly revised and developed according to the changes as observed by the Institute of Foreign Languages. However, for us teaching Italian does not end with grammar and vocabulary. We want to help our studentsOur school offers the following diplo understand the heart and mind of the Italian people and their culture. This is why we offer many extra curmas: ricular activities for our students to choose from.Certificate of our SchoolDue to our international success over Ability Levelsthe years, many institutions and organi A preliminary test to determine the knowledge level of each student is given during the first day of schoolzations worldwide accept this certifi and includes a written and oral exam. Groups are then formed accordingly. All learning materials are suppliedcate. It is valid proof of the student’s by the school, however, we recommend that students bring their own dictionary.communicative skills. The time it takes to learn to use a foreign language varies from person to person. Therefore, regular progress• Certificato di frequenza: certificate of tests at the end of each level enables us to measure your language development and evaluate your perform participation at the end of the course ance over a period of time.• Certificato di conoscenza: at the end of the 3rd course level (every month) Our schools offer courses on six ability levels, following the Assessment Grid of the European Language• Diploma di lingua italiana: at the end Portfolio (ELP/CEF: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) which is based on the assess of the 5th course level (every month) ment grid of Schneider/North:Language Diploma «Firenze» of the Diplomas and ExamsAccademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL) On all levels, student progress is constantly monitored and examined. Potential difficulties are then addressed and confronted. At the end of the course the student’s knowledge is again tested in a written exam.• DELI-A2 - Diploma Elementare della Lingua Italiana «Firenze» AIL: elemen tary level• DILI-B1 - Diploma Intermedio I della Lingua Italiana «Firenze» AIL: inter- mediate level one• DILC-B1 - Diploma Intermedio della Lingua Italiana Commerciale: Level I II III IV V VI Beginner Elementary Intermediate I Intermediate II Advanced I Advanced II Business Diploma, intermediate level• DILI-B2 - Diploma Intermedio II della ELP/CEF A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 Lingua Italiana «Firenze» AIL: inter- mediate level two S/N N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9 N10• DALI-C1 - Diploma Avanzato della AIL DELI DILI-B1 DILI-B2 DALI Lingua Italiana «Firenze» AIL: EXAMS DILC DALC advanced level• DALC-C1 - Diploma Avanzato della ELP/CEF = Language ability scale according to the European Language Portfolio Lingua Italiana Commerciale: (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Business Diploma, advanced level S/N = Language ability scale according to Günther Schneider and Brian North
ACCOMMODATIONAdditionally our school provides a free accommodation service. We help you find the type of lodgings youlike for the period you are looking for. Also, we check all lodgings on a regular basis and collect students’feed back at the end of their stay to ensure the highest possible standard. All accommodations will bereserved for you from Sunday afternoon (2 pm) before the beginning of the course to Saturday morning(10 am) at the end of the course.You can choose between the following types of lodgings:Student apartmentYou would share this apartment with international students and can cook on your own. You can book a single room or a place in a double room. These apartments are not luxurious but fitted with all necessary itemsin kitchen and bathroom.Host FamilyChoosing this type of accommodation is the ideal way to quickly integrate into Italian society and culture.Nowhere else are you this close to the actual Italian lifestyle and language. However, ‘family’ does not necessarily mean family in the traditional sense – also single person offer their hospitality to our students. Thisincludes a room and breakfast or half board. Cooking is not permitted without the family’s consent.HotelsThis type of accommodation is ideally suited for all those who wish to have a room and breakfast and do notwant to be bothered with cleaning and cooking.Two-Stars-Hotels offer a friendly and familiar atmosphere. Every room is equipped with bathroom with shower, air conditioning, direct dial phone connection, 20" LCD Color TV, in-room digital safe, ADSL Internet connection. Included in the price for a room is breakfast. You can book a single room or a place in a double room.If you are looking for more comfort, you can book a Three-Stars-Hotel through our school. All rooms havetheir own bathrooms, TV and a phone. Double rooms can only be booked for two people together.We can also offer a full service meal setup whereby breakfast is served in the Hotel and lunch or dinner areserved in a nearby restaurant. All our Hotels are close to the school and not far from the markets and thebeach.Mini ResidencesYou can also book Mini Residences, equipped for two or three guests, through us. The Mini Residences consist of two bright rooms and a bathroom: there is a dining room which includes a small kitchen and a bedroom. Every Mini Residence is equipped with bathroom with shower, air conditioning, direct dial phone connection, 20" LCD Color TV, in-room digital safe, ADSL Internet connection. There is weekly cleaning andchanging of linens.Mini Residence should be booked one month in advance.Camping GroundsAdditionally we also provide you with information about the nearest camping grounds which are located20 minutes by car from Viareggio in Torre del Lago Puccini.TransferThe Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini offers a transfer service from Pisa Airport “Galileo Galilei” (PSA) orfrom Viareggio Railway Station to your place of residence in Viareggio.
SPORT AND LEISURE TIMEDuring your stay you can choose between a varieties of activities: Fitness, Swimming, Jogging, Tennis, Squash,Golf, Horse riding, Mountain biking, etc.The immediate vicinity of Viareggio offers many interesting and picturesque places. You can explore themountains, valleys and lakes of the hinterland or check out the marble quarries of Michelangelo, or study amedieval town with all its museums and landmarks.We also offer a guided activity program whose goal is also to use the newly gained knowledge in a naturalsetting, while soaking up the Italian Culture and lifestyle.The activities also help the students to get to know each other a little better while together experiencingsomething new. Most of these activities are free of charge (entry fees to museums for example will have tobe paid extra though).Here’s a list of regularly organized activities:• dinner parties to give everyone the chance to get to know each other• guided half day excursions• spaghetti party on the beach• movie nights at schoolWeekendsWe are happy to provide you with all necessary information to make your own plans of exploring the country or region. Florence, Pisa and Rome are just a few of the many possibilities at your disposal.If you love nature, you have chosen the right spot. The nearby Alpi Apuani provide not only a spectacularbackdrop for Viareggio but are also irresistible for mountain bikers, climbers and hikers. Also, the picturesquevillages of the ‘Cinque Terre’ are easily reached by train in just under an hour. Plus the island of Elba is easilyreached by train and boat in about 2 hours time.
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CENTRO CULTURALE GIACOMO PUCCINI – VIAREGGIOOfficially authorized by the Italian Ministry of EducationCOURSE DATES 2008Course Starting Dates Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 07 04 03 14 05 03 14 11 01 06 03 01 21 18 17 28 19 16 28 25 15 20 17 31 30 22 Christmas Holidays: from 13 December 2008 to 04 January 2009Public Holidays (school closed) 24 March - Easter Monday 02 June - Republic Day 25 April - National Holiday 15 August - Assumption Day 01 May - Labor Day 08 December - Immaculate conceptionAIL «Firenze» Diplomas: 28 March 19 SeptemberExamination dates for all Diplomas 27 June 12 DecemberAIL «Firenze» Diplomas: 03 March - 28 March 25 August - 19 SeptemberExamination preparation courses 03 June - 27 June 17 November - 12 DecemberSenior Course 07 Jan / 21 Jan / 03 Mar / 17 Mar / 31 Mar / 14 Apr / 28 Apr / 05 May / 19 May /Starting dates 01 Sep / 15 Sep / 22 Sep / 06 Oct / 20 Oct / 03 Nov / 17 Nov / 01 DecCarnival Week 04 February - 15 FebruaryAcademic School Year / «Gap Year» from 07 January to 14 August 2008 (32 weeks)2008/2009 from 05 May to 12 December 2008 (32 weeks) from 22 September 2008 to 22 May 2009 (35 weeks, including 3 weeks of Christmas Holidays)Courses for Musical Specialization 07 Jan / 21 Jan / 04 Feb / 18 Feb / 03 Mar / 14 Apr / 28 Apr /Starting dates 05 May / 19 May / 03 Jun / 16 Jun / 30 Jun / 14 Jul / 01 Sep / 15 Sep / 22 Sep / 06 Oct / 20 Oct / 03 Nov / 17 Nov / 01 Dec“For those who plan ahead”: 05 Jan / 19 Jan / 02 Feb / 16 Feb / 02 Mar / 16 Mar / 30 Mar / 14 Apr / 27 Apr /Course starting dates 2009 04 May / 18 May / 01 Jun / 15 Jun / 29 Jun / 13 Jul / 27 Jul / 10 Aug / 24 Aug / 31 Aug / 14 Sep / 21 Sep / 05 Oct / 19 Oct / 02 Nov / 16 Nov / 30 NovCOURSE PRICES 2008/1 (Prices in Euro per person) Type of Course Course Duration Number of Participants No. lessons min. max. Euro* Standard Course 111 2 weeks 40 12 260 112 3 weeks 60 390 113 4 weeks 80 520 additional week 20 130Short description and notes: • 4 lessons of group language course per day; 20 lessons per week. • Minimum 2 weeks. • Max. 12 participants per group. Long Term Standard Course 131 12 weeks 240 12 1’320 additional week 20 110Short description and notes: • 4 lessons of group language course per day; 20 lessons per week. • Minimum 12 weeks. • Max. 12 participants per group. Long Term Semester Course 141 24 weeks 480 12 2’520 additional week 20 105Short description and notes: • 4 lessons of group language course per day; 20 lessons per week. • Minimum 24 weeks. • Max. 12 participants per group. Long Term «CSN» Course 103 13 weeks 260 12 2’715 Min. 13 weeks; inclusive accommodation additional week 20 210Short description and notes: • 4 lessons of group language course per day; 20 lessons per week. • Minimum 13 weeks. • Max. 12 participants per group. • Accommodation includes 13 weeks (90 nights) in double room in Student apartment or in Hotel, bath and breakfast. • Supplement for single room, per day: Season A = 10 Euro; Season B = 12 Euro; Season C = 17 Euro. *) Registration fee: A registration fee of 70 Euro, valid for 12 months, must be paid.
CENTRO CULTURALE GIACOMO PUCCINI – VIAREGGIOOfficially authorized by the Italian Ministry of EducationCOURSE PRICES 2008/2 (Prices in Euro per person) Type of Course Course Duration Number of Participants No. lessons min. max. Euro* Intensive PLUS-5 Course 171 2 weeks 50 12/1 540 173 4 weeks 100 1’080 additional week 25 270 Short description and notes: • Per day: 4 lessons of Standard language course plus 1 extra lesson of private tuition. • 25 lessons per week. • Minimum 2 weeks. Intensive PLUS-10 Course 181 2 weeks 60 12/1 820 183 4 weeks 120 1’640 additional week 30 410 Short description and notes: • Per day: 4 lessons of Standard language course plus 2 extra lessons of private tuition. • 30 lessons per week. • Minimum 2 weeks. Diploma «Firenze» Examination Courses Preparation courses for all levels: DELI-A2 - elementary DILI-B1 - intermediate I 311 4 weeks 120 2 12 1’035 DILI-B2 - intermediate II DALI-C1 - advanced DILC-B1 - Business I DALC-C1 - Business II Short description and notes: • 80 lessons of Standard language course and 40 lessons of examination preparation; total 120 lessons in 4 weeks. • Minimum 2 participants; if there should be only one participant in a preparatory course/level, she/he will be placed in an Intensive Plus-5 course. • Examination fees included in the course price. • See special course dates. Italian Language and Culture Course for Seniors 221 2 weeks 40 and visits 3 760 (see special course dates) and excursions Short description and notes: • 4 lessons of group language course per day; 20 lessons per week. • Visits and excursions on the afternoon. • One full day excursion during the weekend. • Minimum 3 participants; if there should be only one participant, she/he will be placed in an Intensive Plus-5 course. Academic School Year - «Gap Year»: (see special course dates) Academic Program 321 32 weeks 650 5 12 5’720 Special accommodation offer, reserved for • Double room in apartment or in family with breakfast 32 weeks 3’345 Euro ‘Academic School Year’ students: • Addition for course 22 Sep 08 - 22 May 09 (Christmas Holidays) 3 weeks 315 Euro • Supplement for single room per week 126 Euro • Supplement for half board in family per week 112 Euro Short description and notes: • Linguistic element: 480 lessons of the Standard language course; 80 lessons of exam preparation, choosing between two language Diplomas «Firenze» AIL. • Academic element (80 lessons): Italian Civilisation and History; Art History; Business Italian; History of Italian Fashion and Design. • Final research: 10 contact hours of tutoring. • The duration of the whole stay is 32 weeks (35 weeks for the course starting in September, including three weeks of Christmas Holidays where no courses are held). • All students can take part in the weekly cultural and social activities organized by the school. • Minimum 5 participants. Carnival Week 231 2 weeks 40 and visits - 410 Short description and notes: • 4 lessons of group language course per day; 20 lessons per week. • Visits to the ‘Carnival Town’ and museum and participation at the Carnival Parades. • From 4 to 15 February 2008. Professional Courses 331 2 weeks 60 12/1 920 additional week 30 460 Short description and notes: The professional courses consist of four lessons in a Standard language course plus two private tutorials on the selected professional field, each day. You can choose among the following subjects: • Business Correspondence • Italian for Healthcare • Business Italian • The Language of Fashion • Italian for Banking • The Language of Architecture • Italian for Law • Italian Literature • Italian for the Hotel Industry • Italian Cinema • The Language of Wine and Food • The Language of the “Libretti” (Opera) • The Language of Tourism • The History and Language of Theatre • Italian for Flight Attendants An intermediate knowledge of Italian is suggested for those attending the professional courses. Please ask for detailed programs.
CENTRO CULTURALE GIACOMO PUCCINI – VIAREGGIOOfficially authorized by the Italian Ministry of EducationCOURSE PRICES 2008/3 (Prices in Euro per person) Type of Course Duration One-To-One Two-To-One Three-To-One (1 participant) (2 participants) (3 participants) Course No. 411 Course No. 431 Course No. 451 Private Tuition 1 lesson 35 Euro 45 Euro 55 Euro Lunch with the teacher per day 70 Euro 105 Euro 140 Euro Notes: • Min. 10 lessons per week. • Minimum enrollment: one week. • A registration fee of 70 Euro, valid for 12 months, must be paid for any enrollment. • Two-to-One-Course and Three-to-One-Course: similar knowledge of the Italian language of the participants requested. • On request, every private tuition combination can be organized to include lunch with the teacher. Costs for lunch do not include fees for language lessons. • These courses can be started on Mondays only. • Private lessons during the week of Christmas and New Year only on request and at special rates. Type of Course Course Duration Number of Participants No. lessons min. max. Euro* Culinary Arts for Professionals and Amateurs 521 1 week 5 meetings 3 8 300 Notes: • This course introduces in the professional Italian cooking. • One meeting lasts about 3 hours. • The course can be extended. Courses for Musical Specialization • Instrument Courses 561 2 weeks 15 1 600 • Canto / Singing 562 2 weeks 15 1 600 • Instrumental Ensemble 563 2 weeks 15 2 400 • The Language of the “Libretti” (Opera) 564 2 weeks 60 12/1 920 Instrument Courses Instruments: Piano, Violin and Viola, Cello, Flute and Piccolo, Oboe, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Double bass, Horn, Guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric bass. All students have to bring their own instruments with them; only Piano and Drums are available at school. The two week courses consist of 15 lessons, divided in 5 lessons of private tuition, 5 lessons of personal training and 5 lessons of auditing. Canto and Diction for Singers The two week course consists of 15 lessons, divided in 5 lessons of private tuition in singing accompanied by a pianist, 5 lessons of personal training and 5 lessons of auditing. The course also concentrates on improving Italian diction. Instrumental Ensemble Course The Instrumental Ensemble course is a group course with minimum 2 participants to create a duo. The two week course consists of 15 lessons, divided in 5 lessons of private tuition and 10 lessons of instrumental ensemble and auditing. The course requires a pre-intermediate level (over two years’ study of an instrument). It is possible to enroll for an Instrument Course at the same time. The Language of the “Libretti” (Opera) The language of the “Libretti” course consists of four lessons in a standard language course plus two private tutorials on the professional field of the language of the Opera, each day. An intermediate knowledge of Italian is recommended for those attending this course. Notes: • For Instrument and Canto courses, there are 3 levels of ability: – Beginner = up to two years’ study; – Intermediate = from two to five years’ study; – Expert = over five years’ study. • Each lesson has a duration of 60 minutes (except “Language of Libretti” = 45 minutes). • All courses can be extended. Nota bene: • The price list is valid from 1 January until 31 December 2008; Euro = European Union Currency. *) A registration fee of 70 Euro, valid for 12 months, must be paid. • Culinary Arts courses will take place only with the minimum number of participants indicated. • Duration of a lesson = 45 minutes (except courses for Musical specialization). • Minimum age = 16 years. The course price includes: • Placement, assessment and final tests. • Teaching material. • Diploma «Firenze» AIL examination fees for the preparation courses. • Documents for Visa and Residence Permit, if requested. • Free Internet access. • Social activities (free or at cost price). • Certificate of attendance. • Student card.
CENTRO CULTURALE GIACOMO PUCCINI – VIAREGGIOOfficially authorized by the Italian Ministry of EducationACCOMMODATION DATES 2008Accommodation Starting Dates Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 06 03 02 13 04 01 13 10 14 05 02 20 17 16 27 18 15 27 24 21 19 16 30 29 31 30 Christmas Holidays: from 13 December 2008 to 04 January 2009Season A From 6 January to 15 March and from 2 November to 13 DecemberSeason B From 16 March to 28 June and from 31 August to 1 NovemberSeason C From 29 June to 30 AugustACCOMMODATION COSTS 2008 (Prices in Euro per person)Type of accommodation 2 weeks (13 nights) Additional week (7 nights) 1 supplementary night Half Board double room single room double room single room double room single room per day Season Euro/person Euro Euro/person Euro Euro/person Euro Euro/personApartment A 234 364 126 196 18 28 -shared kitchen B 286 442 154 238 22 34 -and bathroom C 377 598 203 322 29 46 -Family A 234 364 126 196 18 28 16breakfast B 286 442 154 238 22 34 16 C 377 598 203 322 29 46 16Hotel ✪✪ A 390 520 210 280 30 40 16private bathroom B 455 650 245 350 35 50 16and breakfast C 520 715 280 385 40 55 16Mini Residence A 390 520 210 280 30 40 - B 455 650 245 350 35 50 - C 520 715 280 385 40 55 -Notes • Housing reservations run from the Sunday afternoon (after 2pm) before the start of the course to the Saturday morning (10am) at the end of the course. Different arrival or departure days only by special arrangements (extra charge for supplementary nights). • Hotel accommodation with half board: Meals will be offered in a Restaurant close to the Hotel. Breakfast will be served in the Hotel. Half board includes dinner on Sunday of arrival and breakfast on Saturday of departure. • Hotel✪✪: rooms equipped with air condition, TV, safe. ✪ • Apartment accommodation: Bed-linens are provided and changed every two weeks. Towels are not provided, please bring your own towels. • Apartment and Mini Residence accommodation: A 100 Euro deposit must be paid to get the keys. This deposit has to be paid in cash or by Traveller’s Cheque on arrival and will be refunded to you on departure, less reparation costs if needed. 50 Euro could be retained for the final cleaning of the kitchen if necessary. • Hotel✪✪✪, Private apartments, etc.: prices on request. ✪TRANSFER SERVICE COSTS 2008 (Prices in Euro per person)From Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei (PSA) to Viareggio accommodation or vice versa 90 Euro – one wayFrom Viareggio Railway Station to accommodation or vice versa 30 Euro – one wayAdditional charge for every waiting hour + 15 EuroNotes: • Transfer must be booked together with the enrollment or at least one week before arrival. • Please send us the necessary information (arrival time, flight or train number, etc.) at least one week before your arrival. • Our transfer confirmation indicates always the meeting point with the driver as well as the transfer emergency phone number.
CENTRO CULTURALE GIACOMO PUCCINI – VIAREGGIO Please send the application form directly to the school center. Thank you!Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini · via Vespucci 173 · IT-55049 VIAREGGIO - ItalyTel.: +39-0584-430253 · Fax: +39-0584-961275 · Email: email@example.comApplication Mrs. Ms. Mr.First name: Family name:Date and place of birth: Nationality:Profession/Studies: Passport number:Home address:City: Postal code: Country:Phone: / Cellular: / Email:In case of emergency please inform:I found out about the Centro Puccini through:I wish to enroll in the following courses:Course No. Course Title Starting date Total weeks day month year day month year day month yearKnowledge of Italian: Have you already studied Italian? no yes:University/school: Name of Italian teacher:Address: ZIP: City:Self evaluation: absolute beginner beginner with previous study of Italian elementary (A1) low intermediate (A2) high intermediate (B1) advanced (B2) proficient (C1) diploma level (C2)I wish the school to provide for my accommodation: Apartment Hotel ✪✪, breakfast Hotel ✪✪✪, breakfast no accommodation single room Family, breakfast Hotel ✪✪, half board Hotel ✪✪✪, half board requested double room, together Family, half board Mini-Residence with:Do you smoke? no yes:Do you have any allergies? no yes: Please give details:Do you need a special diet? no yes: Please give details:Do you need a transfer? no yes: Arrival date: Arrival time: Flight number: Train number: Arrival location:Special requests /observations:I have read the «General Conditions of Participation» and hereby declare my acceptance:Place and date: Signature (or by legal guardian):Enclosed: Banker’s Check or receipt of payment ☛ For payment details: P.T.O.Please do not fill in! No Da Ag Os2008
CENTRO CULTURALE GIACOMO PUCCINI - VIAREGGIO: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION1. Conclusion of the contract: 6. Accommodation:Please send the application form directly to the school center. Minimum 6.1. On the rare occasions the school is unable to provide theage of admission is 16 years. The contract is concluded when the school accommodation requested, it will offer alternatives. Accommodation ishas confirmed your application in writing. The confirmation will be sent to available from Sunday afternoon (after 2 pm) before the beginning of theyou as soon as possible. course to Saturday morning (10 am) at the end of the course. Different2. Payments: arrival or departure days must be confirmed in writing. The school only2.1. Together with your application, you have to pay the registration fee. acts as intermediary between students and landlords and cannot beFollowing the receipt of your confirmation, we must receive the paid responsible for the relations between them.balance for course and accommodation at least 21 days before the 6.2. To make reservations for accommodation, we need your credit cardbeginning of the course. For late enrollments (i.e. less than 21 days) the number as guarantee deposit.global tuition and accommodation fee must be paid upon enrollment. 6.3. A 100 Euro deposit must be paid to get the keys to your apartment.2.2. All payments may be made by credit card (see application form), by This deposit must be paid in cash or by Traveller’s Check on arrival and willInternational Post Money Order or by International Bank Check sent di be refunded on your departure, less reparation costs if needed.rectly to the secretariate of the school. If you transfer sums via bank, you 7. Insurance:will be charged for transfer costs (ca. 25 Euro). 7.1. Our students are insured (accidents) during their way to school (one2.3. To be admitted into the course you will have to produce evidence of hour before lessons start and one hour after lessons), during classes andpayment. during organized spare time activities.2.4. Students are required to show proof of the accommodation payment 7.2. Participants are not insured against illness, accidents, theft or loss of personalat least 3 weeks before the beginning of the course. If the school does not possessions, either by the school or by those offering the accommodation. Wereceive the accommodation payment in the due term, there is no therefore recommend taking out a personal insurance policy.guarantee of room reservation. 7.3. During your stay in Italy, you must be personally insured against3. Services: illness and accident. Citizens from European Union countries are entitledThe contractual services provided appear in the brochure and in the price to free medical care in Italy if they hold an European Health Insurancelist. Collateral agreements must be confirmed in writing. Card (EHIC-Card) form which can be obtained from their local health4. Cancellations: authority in their home country before departing for Italy. Students from4.1. Cancellations must be sent to the school center by registered letter, non-EU countries must enquire with the authorities in their countries totelegram, fax or email. know if they are insured during a stay abroad; if they are not covered,4.2. If a cancellation is made more than 21 days before the beginning of they should arrange health insurance to cover their stay in Italy.the course, the school will refund the total amount except the registration 7.4. Moreover, participants are advised to insure against loss of fees duefee, which can be applied to a future course within 12 months after the to non-arrival, absence or unexpected termination of their course.original course starting date. 8. Visa:4.3. If a cancellation is made up to 15 days before the beginning of the Western European citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy, if they don’tcourse, the school retains the amount of the registration fee, one week’s plan to stay longer than 90 days. Citizens of other countries shouldtuition and one week’s accommodation. Up to this date, the school contact their nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate to check the detailsaccepts the replacement of the registration by another person. In this regarding entry permits. Our Certificate of enrollment fulfills one of thecase, a handling fee of 45 Euro is charged. requirements to obtain a visa. This certificate can only be issued by our4.4. For cancellations on a later date, the school retains the amount of the school center after a registration has been received and the registrationregistration fee, two weeks’ tuition and two weeks’ accommodation. fee paid. You are responsible for obtaining visas and for any visa-related4.5 If cancellation is made after the course has been started, the entire fee expenses.for the booked courses is forfeited, even if the booked period of study is 9. Personal data:more than one month, i. e. no refunds will be made. The participant authorizes the Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini toFurthermore, the school retains up to 4 weeks of accommodation fees. include her/his personal data on a mailing list for the purpose of4.6 Courses begin only on the published dates. There can be no refund for enrollment. The participant may also periodically receive informative,students who begin their booked courses late, or leave before the end of publicity or promotional material. The participant may at any time, ina session, or miss lessons. accordance with Italian law (art. 13, 675/96), request that her/his personal5. Lessons: data be removed from the mailing list of the School.Lessons are held from Monday to Friday and can take place either in the 10. Changing in course programs and prices:morning or in the afternoon. Lessons are not held and not refunded on The school reserves the right to modify its course programs and prices.national and local public holidays. 11. Acceptance: By signing the registration form or any other written form of registration, the participant accepts the «General Conditions of Participation».Payment / Deposit for accommodation:Payment by bank, post, check: I have already paid the amount of: Euro by means of: International Banker’s Check International Post Money Order via Bank (incl. transfer costs)Payment by Credit Card: Please charge the amount of: Euro by means of the following card:Deposit for accommodation: Please take a guarantee deposit for accommodation reservations by means of the following Card: Eurocard/Master Card/Access American Express Visa/Bankamericard JCB Card number Card Security Code valid trough Card holder’s name:2008 Card holder’s signature:Please send the application form directly to the school center. Thank you!Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini · via Vespucci 173 · IT-55049 VIAREGGIO - ItalyTel.: +39-0584-430253 · Fax: +39-0584-961275 · firstname.lastname@example.org