Summer school: Italian courses at Collegio Papio Campus (13-17)

From 1090.- GBP
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Residence
Options available
Tennis, art & design, watersports, intensive, language workshop
Camp start dates
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019

The students

Ages
13-17 years
ratings
9 authentic opinions

Housed in a magnificent 16th-century cloister, the language school is just a stone's throw from Lake Maggiore. The school buildings which also house the sports facilities offer are historic but with modern amenities. The course centre offers first-class teaching and sports facilities, including volleyball and basketball courts, football pitches, comfortable and well-equipped classrooms (audiovisual material, overhead projectors), a computer lab with free internet access, an auditorium, cinema and a games room with table football and a pool table.

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Good to know
The course centre also offers English study programmes to young students from Switzerland or Italy, thus favouring direct contact with native Italian speakers.

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Included in the price

  • General Italian course
  • Number of students per class: max. (15)
  • Course material
  • Visitor's tax
  • Student card and city map
  • Accommodation in residence with full board
  • Activities and excursions programme
  • Supervision by Italian-speaking group leaders
  • Course guide and certificate
  • Train station transfer (Locarno)

Standard Italian course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 1090.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 5 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
13 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. The lessons last for 45 minutes each and are taught by experienced, competent and enthusiastic teachers, who are all native speakers. The groups are made up of a maximum of 15 students of various nationalities and are organised by level, i.e. beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Students will take a placement test on the first Monday of the camp to determine their language level. Students will take a progress test every Friday, designed to assess how much progress you have made. Students will also receive a certificate confirming their language level at the end of their stay. In addition to the 20 weekly lessons of the standard course, you may book a minimum of 5 private lessons of 45 minutes per week in order to enjoy personalised lessons.
Course info
week(s)
1
1090
2
1950
3
2690
4
3390
Extra week (4+)
840
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
01.07.2019

Arrival: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the residence
Departure: Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from the residence

Intensive Italian course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 1160.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 5 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
13 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The lessons last for 45 minutes each and are taught by experienced, competent and enthusiastic teachers, who are all native speakers. The groups are made up of a maximum of 15 students of various nationalities and are organised by level, i.e. beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Students will take a placement test on the first Monday of the camp to determine their language level. Students will take a progress test every Friday, designed to assess how much progress you have made. Students will also receive a certificate confirming their language level at the end of their stay.
Course info
week(s)
1
1160
2
2190
3
2890
4
3570
Extra week (4+)
890
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 5 wk
01.07.2019

Arrival: Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the residence
Departure: Saturday, from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from the residence

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 240 GBP
PLUS Tennis (per week) 170 GBP
PLUS Watersports (per week) 170 GBP
PLUS Art & Design (per week) 100 GBP
PLUS Language Workshop (per week) 440 GBP
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 50 CHF
UM (Unaccompanied-Minor) service 40 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
Arrival between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and departure between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
95 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
Different departure and arrival times
170 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Lugano)
private
270 GBP
Accompanied train journey from Zurich (pick-up/drop-off) 120 GBP
Return flight booking (prices on request, depending on availability)

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.9/5
Overall rating

67% of students recommending this school

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9 students gave their opinion about this school

16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich war im Collegio Papio untergebracht.
2 weeks, July – August 2018
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Other)
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« Ich habe Vortschritte in meinem bereits vorhandenden Wissen erzielt, ich konnte mein Wissen vertiefen und verbessern. »
School highlights
« Das Collegio Papio selbst war ein sehr schöner Ort für Unterkunft und Unterricht. Die Leherinnen waren alle sehr nett und der Unterricht hat Spass gemacht. »
15 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2018
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15 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
1 week, July 2017
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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16 years old - Croatia
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2015
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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13 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Nicola war am Anfang sehr scheu , die Lehrer u die anderen Schüler haben ihn Super aufgenommen , danach war er begeistert . Er hat viel gelernt , will unbedingt das nächste Jahr wieder kommen. Kommen 100%wieder👍😆 Sehr guter Standort, zentral gelegen und nicht zu gross, ideal für die Teenagers. Die Art von der Unterkunft begünstigt eine schnelle Integration in der Gruppe, oder mit anderen sprach Gruppen (Englisch Kurse). Die ganze Gruppe wurde mit einer engen Agenda schön auf Trab gehalten. Varianten reich und witzig.
2 weeks, July – August 2015
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Als Anfänger und mit nur zwei Wochen, wurde bereits viel mehr Sicherheit in der Aussprache erzielt, mit eine bis zwei Wochen dazu, wäre optimal. »
School highlights
« Sehr nette simpatische und aufgeschlossene Lehrer Team. »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, August 2015
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2015
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14 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2014
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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15 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2014
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Residence
Students are accommodated on campus in quadruple bedrooms laid out in modern studios with a mezzanine and private bathroom. The school's group leaders stay on-site in order to ensure the students’ safety and well-being. Full board is provided, and all meals are taken in the cafeteria, except on Wednesday evenings for the beach party night! A student lounge is available for you to relax, watch DVDs or simply hang out with your friends.

With possibilities such as football, handball, table tennis, badminton, hiking, swimming and beach volleyball, you will be spoilt for choice for fun activities to do after classes. The school's activities coordinators offer numerous sports every afternoon as well as board games like Clue, tournaments, quizzes or scavenger hunts. All of these activities allow you to get to know the other students better and practise Italian while having fun. During excursions, you will discover Bellinzona, Locarno or Lugano – art and history lovers will be delighted, as will shopping fans! From movie nights to discos and barbecues by the lake, in Ascona, every event guarantees a good time. Optional activities, at an extra charge, such as creative arts, tennis and water sports, can also be booked on-site.

Sample weekly programme
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning Arrival and welcome Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes + test Free time Excursion to Mount Tamaro
Afternoon Activity programme Activity programme or PLUS course Aquapark Splashspa Activity programme or PLUS course Activity programme or PLUS course Shopping in Lugano
Evening Welcome party Sports tournament Cinema Barbecue Games Disco Free time Welcome party
For stays of one week only, the Sunday excursion is not included.

PLUS courses:
Tennis:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Water sports:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Art & Design:
3 x 2 hours (3 afternoons per week)

Language Workshop:
4 lessons of 45 minutes (3 afternoons per week)
(3-6 students per class)

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