Dolphin Language Services Srl is the only private language school in Riccione. A significant part of its activities is dedicated to Italian language courses for young people from all corners of the world.
The School is in the heart of Riccione, just a few steps away from the attractive pedestrian area of Viale Ceccarini and Viale Dante and it is very close to every facility – railway and bus stations, theatre and Multiplex cinema, bars, restaurants, shops, pharmacies, beach, etc…
The School is at ground floor, with air conditioning and two classrooms (max. 10 or 20 people each) with a digital whiteboard (IWM), DVD and CD players, a overhead projector and Wi-Fi connection.
The fully-qualified school staff can offer tailor-made lessons and assistance to suit all requirements to both adult and young students (TUTORING service).
Courses have a minimum length of two weeks. Educational activities start on Mondays and finish on the Sunday afternoon/evening of the second week.
We use a Communicative Method of Teaching because we want to encourage students to speak in Italian by using their favourite hobbies, special interests and past-times, paying attention to idiomatic expressions, vocabulary, etc. as well as language fluency and grammar accuracy both in everyday and working life.
Apart from a half day spent in the classroom, there are also everyday activities in bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, etc. Our aim in splitting the day in two halves is to allow our students to implement the rules learnt during their lessons. As a matter of fact, school activities foster students’ mastery, precision, lexical and grammar competences in every technical and communicative skill.
In order to form our classes, we organize a remote interview via SKYPE for a first assessment followed by an Italian language test.
At the end of each course there is a test to assess the improvements made in the following skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.
Lessons start on Mondays at 9 a.m. (test). Daily lessons start at 10 a.m.
Monday – Friday from 10 a.m to 1.30 p.m.: lessons in the classroom.
Monday – Friday afternoon: learning or leisure activities in a daily centre approved by the School or cultural initiatives according to the events planned by town councils, local authorities, museums, etc.
In summer students can visit many medieval festivals, castles and fortresses, the Onferno or Frasassi Caves, and many theme parks (when open).
Riccione and its surroundings areas…
RICCIONE has always been considered to be Italy’s capital city for tourism and leisure.
Placed in an area rich in history, culture and free-time activities, it represents the best place for those who want to become familiar with different aspects of Italian lifestyle.
Riccione is located near famous cultural and artistic towns such as Rimini, Ravenna, Urbino, and also the cities of Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Venice, Milan and Rome. Moreover, in Riccione’s surrounding areas there is always something to do or a new place to visit: theme parks, exhibitions, leisure and sport centres.
Dolphin Language Services proposes some selected hotels and residences and located in the nearby of the School so that students are within easy walking distance to all the town’s facilities.