Ever thought of learning Italian while on vacation in Italy in the beautiful Sienese Chianti countryside? You can take Italian lessons and study Italian at your own pace and level comfortably at L'Ulivino, an old country house in the heart of Chianti Classico (12 Km. from the towns of Siena, Gaiole in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga). A highly experienced Italian teacher, Ms. Petri, can give you individual or small-group lessons of the Italian language, conversation and culture.Upon special request, it is possible to arrange individual lessons at your place.The great advantage of these lessons, besides the beauty of L'Ulivino and the avoidance of the traffic and parking problems if you attend courses in town, is the flexibility of dates and especially of contents, which will be adapted to your needs and level (an entry test is applied in the first lesson to check your language level). Especially at beginner and intermediate levels, the lessons privilege the acquisition of speaking and comprehension skills. Videos, CDs and newspapers enliven the courses. All teaching material is provided with the lessons.
Ms. Cristina Petri, after an M.A. in French and English from Bologna University, obtained her Diploma in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language (DITALS) from Siena's Università per Stranieri in 1996. Since then she has taught with enthusiasm an impressively diverse series of persons, journalists, artists, entrepreneurs, art lovers, opera singers, admirers of Tuscan lifestyle and cuisine. She has also taught at Siena's Università per Stranieri. Foreigners who own a vacation house in Chianti regularly call upon her to refresh their mastery of the Italian language.