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TerramareOrbetello, Italy

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From 138€ per week
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What we like about the school
  • Located in the lagoon city of Orbetello, close to the beach.
  • Special and unique courses such as language and nature, sport, art, cinema, yoga and many more.
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.7/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (4.6/5.0)
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall school rating of
Terramare, Orbetello
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Social activities
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Value for money
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (1 rating)
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (1 rating)
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Students 31-49 years (3 ratings)
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Students 50+ years (10 ratings)
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0


Location: Terramare is located in the relatively small and beautiful Italian town of Orbetello, in Tuscany. Housed in the heart of the town and just a few minutes from the sea, Terramare offers a unique view into the historical, urban and natural features that Ortobello provides. Close to the school, there are several eateries and restaurants, supermarkets and a variety of shops, together with local attractions such as the Piazza Mario Cortesini. The Orbetello train station is just a 7-minute bus ride away, ensuring that students have all they need to enjoy Orbetello and the surrounding Tuscan landscapes, at their fingertips.

Methodology: A school with over 35 years of teaching and student care experience, Terramare's methodology ensures that the student is at the forefront of their learning. In conjunction with tuition within classrooms, the school believes that a didactic approach to learning, through activities and conversation with peers and professors, encourages students to develop in all aspects of their Italian language, through personal development.

Course selection: Course selection covers many of the local attributes and arts, in addition to Standard Italian courses, available to students of all levels. Topics such as Sports, Art, Archaeology, Literature, Theater, Yoga and Cuisine are available to be taken in conjunction with a student's Italian language lessons. CILS Exam Preparation courses and specific "Christmas In Italian" programmes are also popular.
  • The language school Terramare was founded in Orbetello, Italy in 1986.
  • Legal name / parent company: Coop.va TerraMare
  • Tax registration ID: IT01248740530

Italian Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress
Language Plus Activity

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

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  • Exploring Orbetello
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  • Scenic vista
    Scenic vista3/32
  • Friends for life
    Friends for life4/32
  • Towering trees
    Towering trees5/32
  • Shopping
    Shopping6/32
  • Orbetello
    Orbetello7/32
  • Fun in the sun
    Fun in the sun8/32
  • Majestic hills
    Majestic hills9/32
  • Cooking lesson
    Cooking lesson10/32
  • Accommodation lounge
    Accommodation lounge11/32
  • ocean view
    ocean view12/32
  • historical architecture
    historical architecture13/32
  • Sites
    Sites14/32
  • Chatting
    Chatting15/32
  • Enjoying the beach
    Enjoying the beach16/32
  • Sunset
    Sunset17/32
  • Beautiful views
    Beautiful views18/32
  • cycling
    cycling19/32
  • Green hills and Valleys
    Green hills and Valleys20/32
  • Sandy cove
    Sandy cove21/32
  • On the steps
    On the steps22/32
  • Day at the beach
    Day at the beach23/32
  • Pottery
    Pottery24/32
  • Terramare students
    Terramare students25/32
  • Enjoying a meal together
    Enjoying a meal together 26/32
  • Walking on the beach
    Walking on the beach27/32
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding 28/32
  • Biking
    Biking29/32
  • Boat trip
    Boat trip30/32
  • Shared accommodation
    Shared accommodation31/32
  • Excursions in Orbetello
    Excursions in Orbetello32/32

Ratings of Terramare compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 Terramare OrbetelloAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Terramare, Orbetello

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Maria is an extremely passionate and dedicated teacher. I liked the small classes which meant everyone had plenty of opportunity to contribute. Maria insisted on everyone always speaking Italian, which was challenging but certainly improved my confidence and ability to communicate. I found the additional one-hour of private lessons I had arranged made a huge difference to my progress. Maria was also extremely generous with her time in taking us on excursions two afternoons each week and one day on the weekends. This meant we got to experience things that would have otherwise been inaccessible to those of us without a car. Orbetello is a fantastic place to study Italian - a beautiful, historic town in a great location with fantastic food and lovely people who are very patient and helpful to those of us trying to learn their language.
Disliked
Perhaps a more gentle introduction on the first day for those students who have not had previous opportunities to communicate only in Italian. It was a bit disorientating to be given all explanations in Italian from the outset, and I was sometimes unsure of what the arrangements were and afraid I had missed something important.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss This is a very small school and Maria does everything herself, including the teaching, excursions, finances, administration, marketing, etc., so don't expect it to be like the bigger schools run in other parts of Italy. If you accept this, it will be much easier to make the most of the experience and the learning opportunity. Getting to and from Rome airport by taxi is very expensive (i.e. 240 Euro from Rome and 350 return) but my flights did not allow time for me to get the train (which means you need to change once and then get a bus from the train station in Orbetello to the city centre). So if money is an issue, try to arrange flights that will allow plenty of time for the train and bus, which is much cheaper.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I learnt a lot, although obviously with such a small school it was challenging for the teacher to manage different levels of ability amongst the students.
Other comments If I had more time, I would have stayed longer than the three weeks I spent with Terramare.
Course: Standard Italian Course [Italian] - 3 weeks
18. Jul. 2023
Liked
The main teacher, Maria, organised several social gatherings where we (the pupils) all spoke Italian casually. This was very useful and fun.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Individual Course 20 hrs [Italian] - 1 week
20. Aug. 2018
Liked
I have progressed enormously. The quality of the teaching and the method. The availability of teachers. The beautiful surroundings
Insider tips about what future students should not miss There is so much to visit ... the terraces of Saturnia about 40 km away and everything else
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I highly recommend this school. I plan to return as soon as possible
Course: Standard Group Course [Italien] - 2 weeks
25. Jun. 2018
Liked
The friendliness of the teachers, of the other students and of the local people
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Individual Course 20 hrs [Italian] - 1 week
20. Aug. 2018
Liked
School's management, enthusiasm, dedication and and commitment.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Do not hesitate to attend this tiny school, for the reasons I explained above, the environment and the good value quality-price.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I think my satisfaction is already explained above.
Course: Standard Group Course - 4 weeks
11. Dec. 2018
Liked
One to one lesson which made me learn the most and fastest.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The cultural activities and hang out with your classmates to speak Italian all the time!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian Families
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments It’s a good school and the teachers really try to teach what you want to learn.
Course: Language, Cuisine and the Wine Trail - 1 week
11. Aug. 2018
Liked
The teachers were skilled and convivial.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian Families
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments It's a great place for anyone looking for a quiet place, friendly spirit and professionalism.
Course: Standard Group Course - 2 weeks
29. Aug. 2017
Liked
The personal touch.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You will have such a good guide with Maria and you will not miss anything.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian Families
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Compare to other schools in Italy I always felt much more cared about - pampered.
Course: Standard Course - Other Languages - 1 week
16. May. 2019

Terramare

Accreditations and Quality seals
LICETPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Italian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Terramare and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    4

    Number of public PC workstations:

    3

    Free parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 20
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 15
Junior courses - In summer: 10
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 35 years
Throughout the year: 35 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Terramare

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Comments about courses

The course price includes a cultural program with at least 3 activities per week (in the afternoons and on the weekends).

Individual lessons for languages other than Italian cost EUR 50 per lesson (1 hour).

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Lessons needed per Italian language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport:
200 € one way
350 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).
More information about airports around Orbetello and how to get from the airport to Orbetello on your own here on our Orbetello page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
50 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Cooking
Dancing
Diving
Golf
Horse riding
Mountainbiking
Sailing
Swimming
Tennis
Windsurfing
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

The school organises cultural activities which take place three times a week:

- Two afternoons a week we organise cultural meetings on a variety of subjects (Italian songs, cinema, theatre, history, art and literature etc.);
- Once a week included in the General Language and Culture Course, there are trips to the local nature reserves and parks, to the islands off the Tuscan coast, archaeological sites and old medieval town centres.

Adults - Paid activities

All offered activities are included, but the student has to pay for bus tickets, meals or entrance fees.

Accommodation

Map  

Via Roma 42 - 58015 Orbetello
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Questions and answers about Terramare

  • The program Language and Yoga offered by Terramare in Orbetello consists of language instruction in the morning - 4 hours per day for a total of 20 hours (1 week) - plus afternoon activities of yoga and acrobatic yoga - 3 sessions per week. Furthermore, students can take part in the free social activities that are offered by the school.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 26, 2023
  • Arrival at the host families at the Terramare language school is usually on Sunday and departure on Saturday. We can also organize extra nights on request.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - May 03, 2024

FAQ about Terramare, Orbetello

  • Yes! Terramare in Orbetello offers group lessons for students of mixed ages. The average age of the students is 35 years old throughout the year.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 13, 2022
  • At the time of writing (2024), the Terramare school in Orbetello offers courses in Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and German.
    Veronica Romualdi, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - May 03, 2024
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Standard Italian Course, Language, Art and Archeology, The Language of Travelling
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (200 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Terramare varies from 1 students (Online Italian Course 20) to 6 students (Standard Italian Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Terramare hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Terramare comes from USA with a 25% representation, followed by students from Germany (10%) and England (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Terramare offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 35 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.

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Orbetello city attractiveness rated by our students:
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

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