|Barbara Páncsics, 24 years old, Hungary , student in 2012|
Colosseum, Pantheon, Saint Angel Castle, Trevi Fountain.. and we could make a list, who knows what about Rome, but it is unnecessary, because once in a life everybody has to see it.
|Marck Guimaraes, 34 years old, Brazil, student in 2012|
|At Dilit, I had the opportunity to combo up my interests by doing different courses at a time: one specific aligned with my carrer, the italian language one and an internship. All of them were above my expectations and my experience was the best.|
|Anders Hansson, 40 years old, Sweden, student in 2009-2010 and in 2011|
Hi, my name is Anders Hansson. I am a 40-year old Swedish national and I had the great privilege to spend one year living in Rome from May 2009 learning about Italy's heritage, culture, cuisine and history, not to mention the country's wonderful language which I studied continuously during this period at the Dilit Italian language school.
I arrived in Rome with just a few weeks of elementary Italian lessons ("Mi chiamo...", "Come stai?"....) under my belt which I had taken in London and so enrolled in Dilit's intensive introductory Italian course of 30 lessons per week, taken both mornings and afternoons. I alternated these more intensive periods with slightly less intensive courses of 20 lessons per week in order to consolidate what I had learned thus far.
My experience at Dilit I would simply rate as first-class. What struck me most, besides the efficacy of the courses and the methods used to teach Italian, was the quality, generosity and humanity of the Dilit instructors -- these are individuals that I enjoyed spending time with not just in the classroom but outside as well even if just for an espresso catch-up or quick lunch. Besides the classroom teaching, I was also able to take advantage of the various cultural programs organised by Dilit, such as guided excursions to the Castelli Romani and Villa d'Este in Tivoli (both not to be missed!) as well as various talks regarding Italian cinema, cuisine and culture. The relaxed environment at Dilit, including the restaurant and caffe' and outdoor patio areas, also makes it easy to form friendships and meet other students with whom to explore and discover the amazing city that is Rome.
In the course of my studies at Dilit, I was fortunate to be able to progress from the introductory levels to more advanced courses. I decided to cap my Italian studies in Rome by sitting for the CILS (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language) exam -- Dilit was excellent in this regard as well by offering dedicated CILS preparation courses in small groups and I am glad to say that I was able to pass the exam at Level 3 - C1, the more ambitious of my targets!
What I most take away from my time at Dilit is not just the quality of the teaching but first and foremost the quality and kindness of the staff, from the instructors to management to all of the support staff. I continue to return once a year to Rome and when I do always come back to Dilit for a few "brush-up" courses in Italian -- which is probably the highest compliment that I can pay to the school and its staff!
|Natalia Baffatto, 23 years old, Brasil, student in 2012|
|My name is Natalia Baffatto, from Brasil, I am 23 years old and I was at DILIT in May 2012 to improve my Italian. It was a beautiful experience, I will always remember it. It was really warm in Rome, it was spring. It was great to have lessons with the windows open and a lot of sun!! My teacher was Giuliano and he was great. We went on a little trip to Frascati, near Rome. It was fantastic and I have wonderful memories of this trip: a very good lunch and a delicious ice-cream...I also miss Termini train station because I passed through there every time I went to school. The best thing was going to Trastevere for dinner after school, meeting new friends, eating very well and, in the evening, seeing the Basilica of Saint Peter under the stars next to my room. This is my Rome, my eternal Rome. Thanks to all those who have made this experience unforgettable.|
|Rui Barbosa Junior, 60 years old, Brasil, student in 2012|
Hi, my name is Rui Barbosa Junior, I'm from Belo Horizonte, Brasil and I am 60 years old. I studied at DILIT from the 21st to 31st June 2012. I studied Italian with Claudio, a great teacher and a friend of students.
During my stay I was very happy, I enjoyed the time spent at school. I will never forget it: many special moments that I will keep in my heart for the rest of my life.
The lessons, the friends. I cannot find the words.
Thank you very much! A short tribute from the words of some Italian songs:
"Ma oggi devo dire che ti voglio bene..."
"Quando dico che ti amo, credi a me..."
"Ti voglio bene assaje..."
"Non ti scordar di me, la vita mia é legata a te.."
"Lasciatemi cantare con la chitarra in mano, lasciatemi cantare,sono un italiano - un italiano vero".
Kisses to everybody at the reception, at the bar, to Letizia, Francesca, Claudio and Adriana.
|Dagmara Zyla, 23 years old, Poland, student in 2008|
|Hello, I'm Dagmara from Poland and I was studying at Dilit in 2008! It was such an amazing experience!! The school is located in the city centre, so you can easily reach any famous monument or place you've read about or heard about in the films, like the Colloseo, Vatican , Fontana di Trevi and many many more... The school itself is a very nice place, there is a café downstairs, a beautiful garden and a big terrace where you can relax a bit with other students. However, the most important thing, of course a part of studying Italian with great teachers ,is that you get to know amazing people from all over the world!!! I was in class with people from Brazil, New Zealand , Canada and even Japan. We're still in touch and right now we're planning a meeting in this magnificent city!! I'm sure that if you choose Dilit, you will never regret it and will remember your stay in Rome for the rest of your life!!|
|Kirsten Greve, Denmark, 4 times in Dilit last time in 2012|
I have been at DILIT language school four times. First time for two weeks, then for three weeks. This year, 2012, for four weeks in January and for one week in June.
It is clear that my four stays in Rome gave me a lot. DILIT school offers the possibility to learn Italian really well. The students have to speak and work together using the Italian language. Therefore they are always at the centre of the teaching process where the priorities are conversation and grammar, together with a taste of Italian lifestyle and society.
I have always admired the teaching methods of the school, the enthusiasm and energy of the teachers who follow this method of teaching using also internet and smartboards. Apart from the language courses the teachers organize trips and walking tours to visit the historical Rome and other places not normally visited by tourists.
In the afternoon, students can participate in seminars about different subjects: linguistics, Italian "design", gastronomy, Italian wines, films ecc. This gives you the possibility to spend your free time and at the same time improve your Italian.
Furthermore, the school offers the possibility to participate in the life of an Italian family by staying with them. I always stayed with the same family and we have became real friends.
I also have to say that from my experience at DILIT young people and not so young people get on well together. There is always a mutual respect both during the lessons, and in the nice bar where students and teachers can eat together.
Con un saluto affettuoso,
Kirsten Greve, Danimarca.
|Jan Nehring, 41 years old, Switzerland, student in 2012|
|I am highly pleased with the language course at the Dilit School: the teachers are excellent and there are courses for every level. In addition to that your individual wishes are taken into account. The atmosphere is cordial and friendly, I felt very much at ease during my stay. In the afternoon, and sometimes on the weekend, the Dilit School proposes various activities such as excursions within Rome or seminars about Italian cuisine or wine which give you the opportunity to discover historical, cultural or social aspects of Italy. I can strongly recommend the Dilit School to everyone.|
|Santiago Bernini, 21 years old, Argentina, student in 2011|
Hi, my name is Santiago Bernini...I have been in Rome three times before this experience, I was a little bit bored of going and visiting always the same tourist attractions. I wished to know and meet real Italians...therefore, one day without reflecting too much I decided to go and learn Italian at Dilit school where I spent 6 weeks
On my arrival my Italian was very poor!... only some words...Ciao! Arrivederci...At the end of the course I succeeded in reaching level C1, something I had never dreamed of on my first day at school!
The people at the school are amazing! The teachers, the directors, the secretaries, the staff of the bar! Everybody is professional, friendly. They helped me to make my stay a truly unforgettable one.
Now, I have learned another language, I have made many friends! And today, two years later, I have got the same positive feelings like the first day I came here.
|Liliane Duvernet, 60 years old, France, student in 2012|
My name is Liliane, I'm french and I'm 60 years old. I have known the school thanks to a friend from Rome who host me during my stay.
I attended the afternoon course for 3 weeks and during last week, I had also morning classes. It has been a very interesting experience for me; I've been happy to get to know students from all different countries. I liked the teaching method; teachers are very dynamic, available and funny! I hope to be among them next year!
|David Oganesyan, 29 years old, Moscow, student in 2012|
I'm very happy and I'm sure I will be back at Dilit!
|Katharina Reuss, 16 years old, Germany, student in 2012|
It was wonderful at Dilit and in Rome!