Live Language Salento is
a school specialized in teaching the Italian language to overseas
was founded in 2003 in order to provide a response to a growing worldwide
interest in Italian language and culture, in particular to Salentine
peninsula, within a friendly and encouraging environment.
The school is located in Aradeo, a small and friendly town, conveniently
located, just a stone’s throw from the city of Gallipoli,
pearl of the Ionian sea, closet o the beautiful beaches and unspoiled
coastline. Situated in the historical old town, the school is housed
in an old building, dates back to the XVII, of a style typical to
the area, with walls of "leccese" (a soft, pliable stone
similar to sandstone) and high, arched ceilings. The bright and
airy classrooms ensure a peaceful atmosphere, providing an ideal
learning environment. Conveniently located beside the classrooms,
the office is open all day to assist students and provide information.
The common room is the perfect location for chatting to other students
and teachers, taking a quick break or simply relaxing with one of
the many books and magazines available. In addition, access to satellite
television allows students to watch programmes in various languages,
aiding the development of listening comprehension.
Each year we welcome overseas students and our wide range of courses
is designed to meet their needs.
To get the confidence to speak a new language is often the big obstacle
in the learning process, so from the very first, our students have
been encouraged to experiment openly with various approaches to communication.
Indeed, this emphasis on communication forms the basis of our teaching
method as the more a student is encouraged to communicate in a language,
the more his/her confidence will grow.
During the lessons there is constant practice of the four fundamental
functions of the language : listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Particular attention is paid to conversation to develop the ability
to interact from the very first days in real situations. Focus is
also on the study of grammar and syntax which is important for the
complete mastery of a language. The small number of students per class
and the constant and personalized attention of the teachers guarantee
a learning success.