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Monica Cesarato’s Homestay in Venice offers you the chance to live a 100% Italian experience in a familiar environment, just a few kilometers from the beautiful city of Venice. You will be welcomed into Monica’s home and you will live with her in Oriago di Mira, a small town on the Riviera del Brenta, the famous area where all Venetian aristocrats built their amazing Villas. Monica offers several flexible Homestay Italian language learning possibilities, as well as the opportunity to work with her on an hourly basis perfecting your Italian language conversations while touring Venice with her.
• 1-2 Week Italian Language Course Homestay Program (see rest of page for details)
• Week-end Italian language course (click to read more about the shorter weekend Homestay program)
• Private Language Conversation while touring Venice w/Monica (charged on an hourly basis – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for prices & availability)
Monica’s Program. Nothing is more effective for learning a foreign language than to live in close contact with a tutor specialized in teaching their native language, in the country where the language is spoken! Spending an entire day in a family context, combining a few hours of “traditional” teaching to the many stimuli that daily life offers (TV, dining, walking) is the most natural and less stressful way to make progress in learning a language. You will speak every day in Italian with Monica, her family and her friends. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the social life of Monica’s family and practice Italian every moment of the day.
• Full room and board
• Italian Lessons: CHOOSE 10 hrs, 15 hrs or 20hr instruction packages
• Teaching materials (notes, cards excercises, photocopies
• Dinners with family and friends
• Monica will be your Teacher & Guide for the stay
• Excursions to Venice
• Wireless internet connection 24/24 h using your PC or ours
• Private double bed room with own pc, desk, television and a wardrobe
• Ensuite private bathroom
To Book a Homestay with Monica in Venice. Booking a Homestay with Monica is upon request. Monica offers special pricing & priority consideration to readers of the Matta Blog. Plus if you book a stay through the Matta blog you will receive a hamper basket with typical Venetian goodies! To find out more about Monica’s Homestay Vacation prices and to check availability contact email@example.com
Monica’s Italian lessons include excursions to surrounding areas and Venice! Studies will also include art, insights into local traditions, cuisine, literature, and history.
Benefits of Monica’s Program. A Homestay program is an ideal solution for those who want to concentrate their study efforts into a short period of times. The Homestay program is available to individual students or for two people. Courses held at Monica’s home also offer the advantage of studying according to a flexible schedule. Not only will you learn grammar and practice conversation skills with Monica, but she will also take you on tours of the local area and Venice.
You can CHOOSE to have either 10, 15 or 20 hours of lessons. Generally the lessons are taken during the morning with the afternoon reserved for tours and other activities. Each Home stay program will be tailored to each student’s individual needs and will include guided tours, reading books and magazines, listening to CDs and watching DVDs in Italian as well as the use of the internet.
Location: Oriago di Mira, where Monica lives, is a 20 minute bus ride from Venice Historical city center. Her house is located in the countryside but within easy reach of the main town.
Accommodations: You will have at your disposal a private bed room with a private bathroom, a Sat TV and PC as well as free WiFi. You will share the rest of the house with Monica’s family and take your meals with her family.
Qualifications: Monica Ceserato is a qualified teacher with more than 20+ years experience in language instruction. She has taught Italian and English to children and mature students, ranging from beginners to A-level. She has worked in colleges and language schools and as a private instructor on a one-to-one basis and over the internet.
Background: Monica is married to an Englishman and has lived for 10 years in England where she taught Italian. She loves cooking and runs a Cooking School and gives Food Tours in Venice). She also loves to read fantasy books and enjoys time spent playing with her dog Luna. She loves teaching and getting to know all kinds of different people.
Courses: The courses are divided into 6 levels, depending on your knowledge of Italian language (and culture), that will be evaluated with a test on your arrival. Minimum age requirement: 14 years old.
1- LEVEL (BEGINNER): The student is able to communicate simply and clearly in the most common everyday situations. S/he is able to use elementary grammatical structures correctly with a precise, basic vocabulary.
2- LEVEL (ELEMENTARY): The student is able to participate actively in a conversation with a correct use of basic grammar and an increasingly richer vocabulary. S/he acquires the ability to understand different voice inflections and the rhythms of the language.
3- LEVEL (PRE-INTERMEDIATE): The student acquires more confidence in his/her communications skills. Thanks to enhanced vocabulary, the student is able to express him/herself idiomatically and with a fuller understanding of the Italian reality, and to deal with work situations that require a knowledge of Italian.
4- LEVEL (INTERMEDIATE): The student is capable of participating in conversations on more complex subjects with a good mastery of the language and knowledge of linguistic elements. The students can understand the language of the media and comprehend the dynamics and development of Italian society.
5- LEVEL (UPPER-INTERMEDIATE): The student has begun a process of “personalizing” the language learning the appropriate use of idiomatic expressions. By now the student has mastered the linguistic structures and uses them confidently.
6- LEVEL (ADVANCED): The student can handle all language situations, even at work, and discuss current issues competently and confidently.
To Book a Homestay with Monica in Venice. Monica offers a special price for her Homestay experience in Venice to readers of the Matta Blog. Plus if you book a stay through the Matta blog you will receive a hamper basket with typical Venetian goodies! To find out more about Monica’s Homestay Vacation prices and to check availability contact firstname.lastname@example.org