Twice a year (in July and in September), the associationComitato Torino Università Estate (TUE)organizes and realizes Italian language and culture summerschools in collaboration with the University Language Centre (CLA-UniTO). The courses are held in small groups (12-15 learners) and are open to everyone. Once enrolled, participants are tested and then grouped according to their level of language ability.
The courses include two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.In the morning, learners attend language classes with qualified teachers who, according to the learners' needs cover every aspect of the Italian language. In the afternoon, learners can either participate in guided tours to discover the history, culture, art, and nature characterising Turin and around or carry on language training through learning activities in the labs of CLA-UniTO.
Classes are fully taught in Italian by native-speaking teachers, highly qualified and specialised in teaching Italian as a foreign language. Classes will take place in the main location of CLA-UNITO of the University of Turin, located in Via Sant’Ottavio, 20 - 10124 Torino, from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the afternoon, the labs of CLA will remain open for self-study activities.
A statement of attendance will be given to learners who have attended at least 75% of the course.
The summer edition of the TUE Summer School includes programmes for the discovery of the local art and culture through guided tours to meaningful sites, namely: - the royal family "Savoia", once reigning in Italy, estates/mansions of the local territory, - the Egyptian museum, founded in 1824 and housing one of the richest collection of Egyptian archeological finds - the Automobile museum "Giovanni Agnelli" the founder of FIAT, considered among the most important and oldest automobile museums over the world
- the "Lago Maggiore" and the Borromean Islands, belonged and some of them still belonging to the Borromeo family, powerful feudal lords (XIV century) showing beautiful buildings and gardens well-known all over Europe
- the "Langhe" and "Monferrato" areas characterised by beautiful hill landscapes and by the production of very good and well-known wines
The Summer School in September cover other aspects related to local art and culture, in particular music and cinema. In this regard, a wide range of activities, are proposed:
- seminars to understand the preparation exercises professional opera singers do.
- guided tours to find out history and curiosities related to the well-known music locations in Turin, namely the "Teatro Regio", the Auditorium "Arturo Toscanini", and the Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi"
- guided tours to the National Cinema museum in the Mole Antonelliana, the landmark building of Turin. Among the most important Cinema museum in the world, it collects a singular heritage in terms of exposed items and available audio/video materials. It is also known for the numerous scientific and divulgative activities in the development of digital tools improving the visual experienceof the museum