LIS Lucca Italian School - Day Class

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LIS Lucca Italian School - Day Class

LIS Lucca Italian School - Day Class
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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LIS is a school of Italian language and culture located in the city center, in a very nice building with a large garden and a terrace in front of the city walls. We offer group courses and individual classes of Italian for students any age and level, and recreational activities (like excursions, cooking lessons, bike trips, seminaries on Italian cinema or music). Our mission is to provide our students, beside teaching them our language, with a practical and enjoyable experience of our way of life, aiming at a mutually enriching cultural exchange.
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Patricia M
2 contributions
Oct 2021
LIS is back open! I spent 2 weeks there this month and wish I had been able to stay a month. Lucca is a lovely, peaceful city to stay in. The LIS teachers are excellent. My spoken Italian improved dramatically, and there were fun organized outings 3 times a week. Many of my fellow students come back year after year. Count me in!
Written October 23, 2021
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AnneFromTwick
35 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is the best Italian language school I have been to so far. All the staff are warm and welcoming and teaching programmes ( mornings) in small groups are well organised while being relaxed and unintimidating. You are encouraged to participate in afternoon activities and to speak Italian outside the class with fellow students which becomes a completely normal thing to do. I was there sadly for for one week only - with afternoon activities focussed on Olive Oil production, tasting, cooking, which has given me a completely new understanding of l’olio d’oro. The school can organise homestay accommodation if required. Lucca itself, even in rainy November, was stunning. I can wholeheartedly recommend the school, and will be returning there for sure.
Written February 6, 2020
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patrician490
Detroit, MI7 contributions
Oct 2019
I’ve taken class at LIS for the past 5 years, 2-3 weeks at a time. The class in immersive and the teachers are skilled, friendly and innovative. Class is practical, designed for daily needs and conversation. There are also planned activities, from cooking, to trips to local museums or other important features. There’s also tour of the town of Lucca in the beginning of the sessions, which is very helpful for first time visitors. Angelo, Eva and Daniela are so kind and helpful. As a solo traveler I have seen their hospitality and help to students beyond the class. I intend to return again this year, would recommend it to the beginner and the advanced learner! Call or video chat with questions.
Written February 7, 2020
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Natasha
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
I studied at LIS for two weeks in July 2019 and couldn't speak more highly of it. The school is in a beautiful old building, super easy to find and the classes were a joy to attend.

I believe my teachers name was Ilara and she was brilliant. The structure of the classes made learning fun and the hours flew by!

Lucca is a beautiful place with so much to offer I would highly recommend this school.
Written January 17, 2020
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Mina C
Raleigh, NC1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Solo
I had a wonderful time at the Lucca Italian School; I learned a ton of Italian and made some great friends. I absolutely love the communicative method that they use for language teaching. Can’t wait to go back!!
Written February 6, 2020
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Anita4748
Assendelft7 contributions
May 2011 • Solo
This school is excellent! Great staff, very helpful and always willing to adapt lessons to your need! They organize field trips, cooking lessons, city tours, film nights and much more. They can also arrange a place to stay, for example, with a family. If you want to learn the Italian language, without any stress, this is the place to be!!
Written January 20, 2012
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Dear Anita, thanks so much for your kindest words. Arrivederci alla prossima volta, ti aspettiamo!
Written February 28, 2012
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53wanderer
Gold Coast, Australia39 contributions
Sep 2019
I am currently spending a month at Lucca Italian School. All new students arrive on Mondays, complete a form and have a short interview with a member of staff. Then it’s time for a coffee while staff sort out classes. The first week the school was relatively quiet and I was in a class with one other student. The last two weeks the school has been full and there have been seven students in my class. I have felt the placement was right for me. Teachers are very enthusiastic and happy to explain anything that is unclear, firstly in Italian and if it is still unclear, they will use English. Classes run from 9.15 till 1am and there is a 25 minute break in the middle of the morning. Most students are mature age and accommodation options range from homestays, B&Bs or apartments or private rentals organised by the students themselves. I am loving my time in Lucca and would happily recommend this school to other students.
Written September 18, 2019
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Johnsculptor
Italy174 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
I spent 3 months at the school doing a mix of group and individual lessons.
All the teacher were very well qualified experienced and the atmosphere in the school was the perfect balance of professionalism care and fun.
All students are interviewed and graded and placed in an appropriate group or individual lesson when they arrive. The groups range from two to a maximum of ten and classes usually last for four hours in the morning or individual lessons of two hours.
There are individual lessons offered in the afternoons as well an interesting range of visits to local sites and places of historic, cultural or natural interest. These tours are a minimum of four students and the places selected are usually less obvious, the sort of place a local friend living in the area would take you too. The afternoon visits are also conducted solely in Italian and often conclude with an aperitif! If you come to the school make sure you take advantage of the tours they are inexpensive interesting and very enthusiastically undertaken.
Overall I had a great experience at the school and can’t recommend it highly enough.
Very professional and great people willing to accommodate students.
Written August 23, 2019
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Mar51
Camarillo, California73 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
Having just returned from five weeks in Lucca, I can highly recommend Lucca Italian School. This is the second time I have attended this school, and I am not surprised to see how much it has grown in the last four years.

The school is within the walls in a beautiful historic building. The class size is kept small and students are grouped by ability, so there is plenty of opportunity for conversation. The teachers are wonderful and manage to teach new concepts while keeping the lessons fresh and relevant to the students.

Beyond the morning classes, the school offers a variety of activities from which to choose. There are afternoon courses which include cooking, art, music or just walking and discovering the surrounding areas. All are fun, and while other schools in Italy just send you on excursions with private companies, these afternoon programs are done with your fellow students and led by LIS teachers. A great chance to make new friends from all over the world. An especially wonderful treat for those of us who like to travel alone.

The school can help you arrange housing, but Lucca also has an abundance of apartment rentals of all sizes to accommodate any size group. I was just there and I was able to find a wonderful apartment that fit my needs.

I think the greatest testament to the school is the fact that so many of the students were people who had been to the school before, and all of us talked about how we would be returning in the future. There cannot be higher praise.

As for Lucca, the center part of the town with its five hundred year old wall gives one the feeling that this is a small town. Lucca is the perfect place to spend an extended amount of time because it is large enough to offer a variety of things to do and places to go, without the chaos of a large city like Florence of Rome. There are large events that take place there like the Rolling Stones concert this last September and the annual Comics and Games Festival in October, and there are also smaller events throughout the year.

The train station is a two minute walk from the walls, and it is very easy to travel to all parts of Italy from Lucca. There are also dozens of small day trips (or half-day trips) that can easily be made via bus or train. Or you can find the real local side of Italy on a two minute walk outside the walls.

I have recommended LIS to more than a dozen friends, and everyone of them has enjoyed the school and the location. If you go, I think you will too.
Written November 6, 2017
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Noreen P
Santa Cruz, CA14 contributions
Feb 2012 • Friends
Lucca Italian School is conveniently located just outside the ancient wall, easily accessible by bike or walking from anywhere in the historical center. The physical space of the school is bright and clean and open, the administration friendly, professional, and always accessible. While there for one month I had 3 different teachers. Each of them was extremely competent, friendly, and able to convey information in a completely understandable manner... and all in Italian. The most impressive quality to me was their ability to deftly manage students with varying strengths and abilities, while allowing each student to make the most of his/her time in the classroom... brilliant! LIS is a stress-free, fun yet challenging environment in which to learn Italian. I will definitely return to study there again.
Written March 8, 2012
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Thanks a lot Noreen! We really look forward to meeting you and Cathy again here at school - grazie e arrivederci!
Written March 15, 2012
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