School
of Italian.

WeSpeak

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 Learn Italian!

WeSpeak is the perfect school for those who wish to learn Italian in a quiet and welcoming environment: we take care of all our students in a personalised way, inside and outside the classroom. Our facilities are located strategically and are easily reached by public transport, boasting modern and comfortable rooms, relaxation areas and multimedia classrooms for an effective and enjoyable learning experience.

Switzerland speaks Italian, why not studying here?

Italian is one of the four national languages in Switzerland and it is the official language in Ticino, the Swiss region which borders with Italy on lake Maggiore and lake Como. Ticino is a safe place, strategically located in the heart of Europe, making it the perfect holiday destination for everyone, no matter what the season: here, you’ll find plenty of art, culture and fun the whole year round!

Why Ticino:

Strategically located

Warm weather

Charming nature

Great food

Activities for all seasons

Safety

Switzerland speaks Italian, why not studying here?

Italian is one of the four national languages in Switzerland and it is the official language in Ticino, the Swiss region which borders with Italy on lake Maggiore and lake Como. Ticino is a safe place, strategically located in the heart of Europe, making it the perfect holiday destination for everyone, no matter what the season: here, you’ll find plenty of art, culture and fun the whole year round!

Why Ticino:

Strategically located

Warm weather

Charming nature

Great food

Activities for all seasons

Safety

Your stay at WeSpeak!

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  • Modern and comfortable rooms, relaxation areas and multimedia classrooms
  • Two high- profile locations in the heart of Europe
  • Tailored language programmes, with modular and learner-centred courses
  • A variety of activities and excursions every week

 Our Italian courses!

GI20

This standard Italian course is perfect for those wishing to improve their general language skills and enjoy some free time. In addition to the morning classes, two workshop sessions (WS LAB) and a guided tour of the city are included in the price. Workshops are optional but strongly recommend, as they give you the chance to socialise and further improve your knowledge.

Lugano 399 CHF / Week

GI10 Individual

10 one-to-one lessons per week. This course allows you to focus on your specific needs, with the intensity of classes depending on your learning style and rhythm. This course is particularly suitable for anyone who needs a tailor-made programme that can be arranged with the school in advance. Our WS LAB workshops are included in the price and this course can also be combined with other activities offered by the school.

699 CHF / Week

Intensive

10 intensive afternoon lessons in small groups, to be combined with a GI 20 or GI 10 Individual course. This intensive course offers more detailed study of the language thanks to lessons held in the afternoon, mainly focusing on conversation skills.

200 CHF / Week

Plus 4

4 one-to-one lessons per week, to be combined with a GI 20 or GI 10 Individual course. This is ideal for anyone wishing to personalise their course based on their own specific needs. During these 4 private lessons, you can focus on the language skills that you wish to improve, maximising results.

200 CHF / Week

MINI Course

Our mini courses can be purchased in combination with a GI course or separately. These are topic-based modules consisting of 6 lessons per week in small groups, dedicated to specific topics. Here are some examples of the mini courses available: Here some examples: Italian for tourists, grammar crash course, Italian for shopping.

150 CHF / Week

One-to-one lessons

At our school, you can combine one-to-one lessons with group courses or take them separately. You can even organise your own private course! One-to-one lessons allow you to maximise results, as you can discuss the programme with your teacher and focus on specific topics, skills or vocabulary that you wish to improve. Private lessons last 45 minutes and can be booked according to your availability.

70 CHF / Lesson

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 Italian language certifications!

WeSpeak can also help you develop your Italian skills and improve your exam technique in preparation for the CILS, CELI or PLIDA exams.

CILS

The CILS certification attests one’s linguistic-communicative competence in Italian as their second language. The CILS Certification is the first Italian language certification to have applied six levels of linguistic-communicative competence from the Common European Framework of Reference and to have offered specific certifications for foreign workers in Italy.

CELI

Certifications of knowledge of the Italian language (CELI) are certificates of the general Italian for schooled adults. Through the CELI, skills and abilities of the use of the Italian language are attested, and can be used in the field of work and study. In addition to the traditional CELI certifications, there are also the CELI Immigrati (immigrants) and CELI Adolescenti (adolescents).

PLIDA

The PLIDA certificate attests competence in Italian as a foreign language and it is officially recognized as the certification of competence in the Italian language by the Ministry of External Affairs and can be used for university enrollments or to obtain long-term residency permits. PLIDA Juniors is the Italian certification for adolescent students (13-18 year olds).

Welcome to Ticino!

Every Monday, one of our staff members takes new students on a guided tour of the city, showing them the main sites of interest and services available. On other weekdays, we offer cultural events and activities and excursions to explore the local area and local cuisine: the perfect opportunity to practise your Italian and interact with the locals. So, don’t forget to check our noticeboard and discover the exciting experiences that await you! Our staff will be happy to provide you with all the information you need and will help you sign up to the events that you’re most interested in: there’s something for everyone!

Bike tours

Boat and ferry tours

Shopping

Every Monday, one of our staff members takes new students on a guided tour of the city, showing them the main sites of interest and services available. On other weekdays, we offer cultural events and activities and excursions to explore the local area and local cuisine: the perfect opportunity to practise your Italian and interact with the locals. So, don’t forget to check our noticeboard and discover the exciting experiences that await you! Our staff will be happy to provide you with all the information you need and will help you sign up to the events that you’re most interested in: there’s something for everyone!

Bike tours

Boat and ferry tours

Shopping

Our guided tour every Monday is the perfect way to break the ice and get to know the town and your fellow students. During the week, you can also go on boat rides, try some local cuisine, have a barbecue on the lake, learn the secrets behind chocolate-making, enjoy some serious retail therapy or combine a spot of cycling with some wine tasting. If you want the fun to last for longer, why not make your excursions last all weekend? Thanks to the highly efficient public transport here, you can get around hassle-free all weekend.

Cafés, pubs and bistros

Wine and food tastings in local “grottos”

Sightseeing and panoramic tours

Our guided tour every Monday is the perfect way to break the ice and get to know the town and your fellow students. During the week, you can also go on boat rides, try some local cuisine, have a barbecue on the lake, learn the secrets behind chocolate-making, enjoy some serious retail therapy or combine a spot of cycling with some wine tasting. If you want the fun to last for longer, why not make your excursions last all weekend? Thanks to the highly efficient public transport here, you can get around hassle-free all weekend.

Cafés, pubs and bistros

Wine and food tastings in local “grottos”

Sightseeing and panoramic tours

Where to stay!

Hotel Seeschloss Romantik

Directly overlooking Ascona Square and Lake Maggiore, this hotel is made up of three separate buildings sharing a beautiful garden and swimming pool. Built on the remains of a medieval castle, this hotel is elegant and sophisticated, as is the menu at its restaurant.

www.castello-seeschloss.ch

Aparthotel Al Lago

In a quiet location that is nonetheless close to the centre of Locarno, this lakefront aparthotel is ideal for those who are looking for independence at the same time as convenience. This solution offers breakfast and a swimming pool and is just a stone’s throw from the lido, tennis club and some excellent restaurants

www.aparthotel-al-lago.ch

Garni Elena

Surrounded by nature and peace and quiet, the Garni is perfect for anyone looking for relaxation and simplicity. The Garni offers a large, free outdoor car park and a swimming pool surrounded by a large garden. You’ll also find the golf club and countless restaurants nearby.

www.garni-elena.ch

La Residenza

Situated in the peaceful Castagnola district of Lugano, just a stone’s throw from the lake, this residence is a guarantee of safety, privacy and practicality. Not far from the city centre, this structure boasts top-quality finishes and an array of amenities, making it an excellent choice.

www.laresidenza.eu

GuestHouse Lugano Center

This guest house is located in a historical building in the central Loreto area of Lugano and its modern and comfortable rooms will make you feel right at home, as will its attentive and considerate staff. It is easily reached by public transport and is close to the lakefront and Parco Florida.

www.luganoguesthouse.com

Hotel Seeschloss Romantik

Directly overlooking Ascona Square and Lake Maggiore, this hotel is made up of three separate buildings sharing a beautiful garden and swimming pool. Built on the remains of a medieval castle, this hotel is elegant and sophisticated, as is the menu at its restaurant.

www.castello-seeschloss.ch

Aparthotel Al Lago

In a quiet location that is nonetheless close to the centre of Locarno, this lakefront aparthotel is ideal for those who are looking for independence at the same time as convenience. This solution offers breakfast and a swimming pool and is just a stone’s throw from the lido, tennis club and some excellent restaurants

www.aparthotel-al-lago.ch

Garni Elena

Surrounded by nature and peace and quiet, the Garni is perfect for anyone looking for relaxation and simplicity. The Garni offers a large, free outdoor car park and a swimming pool surrounded by a large garden. You’ll also find the golf club and countless restaurants nearby.

www.garni-elena.ch

La Residenza

Situated in the peaceful Castagnola district of Lugano, just a stone’s throw from the lake, this residence is a guarantee of safety, privacy and practicality. Not far from the city centre, this structure boasts top-quality finishes and an array of amenities, making it an excellent choice.

www.laresidenza.eu

GuestHouse Lugano Center

This guest house is located in a historical building in the central Loreto area of Lugano and its modern and comfortable rooms will make you feel right at home, as will its attentive and considerate staff. It is easily reached by public transport and is close to the lakefront and Parco Florida.

www.luganoguesthouse.com

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