Alghero Old Town

Learn Italian
and discover Sardinia

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A café in Alghero

Learn Italian through a balance of study and leisure

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Surfing in Alghero

Exercise your body,
not just your mind

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I travelled across the sea to a land of ancient civilizations, and I felt its hidden magic unfold around me.

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Learning with Pintadera is inspiring

English may be the language everyone needs to know, but Italian is the language people want to learn.

Our teachers are energetic university graduates, chosen for their teaching ability as well as their engaging personality. At Pintadera we guarantee a harmonious experience that will appeal to all the senses allowing for a creative approach to learning. You will learn to understand and speak Italian and also to eat, drink and breathe the language. Our objective is to provide Italian language teaching in a pleasant and stimulating context through a balanced combination of study and leisure.

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Italian language standard group course Pintadera

Lingua group course

The heart of Pintadera’s Italian program is the Lingua group language course with maximum 8 students per class.  More
AllegraMente Italian language course at Pintadera takes language out of the classroom and onto the streets of Alghero

AllegraMente holiday course

This dynamic course is for holidaymakers who crave a deeper understanding of Alghero while acquiring an introduction to the Italian language.  More

Individual course

Individual Italian lessons are tailored to your needs and interests: the teacher concentrates only on the student and his/her learning requirements.  More
Teens playing ball on the beach

Teen summer camp

Pintadera’s program distinguishes itself from others of its kind because our students stay with carefully chosen local families with kids the same age.  More

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Alghero old town

Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera

The Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera is a small Italian language school founded over 15 years ago and located in a quiet picturesque alley in the old town of Alghero in Sardinia. The school is run by two women, one from Alghero and the other, a native of Berlin with a diverse international background.

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Pintadera

Every course, be it language or culturally-orientated, involves organized activities exploring the Sardinian way of life including discovering at first hand local customs, traditions, food and wine. Our courses bring different cultures together in an attempt to understand one another more.  More
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Alghero

Alghero, considered by many to be the most fascinating town on the island, is situated on the northwest “Coral Coast” of Sardinia. The town was founded by the Genoese Doria family during the first half of the 12th century.  More

Sardinia

Sardinia is an island of extraordinary beauty. It lies in the heart of the Mediterranean off the west coast of mainland Italy and white sandy beaches adorn its 1,800 km coastline. The interior of the island features vast stretches of uncontaminated nature.  More

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St. Paul’s School of London

The Italian department at St Paul’s School, London has been organising Italian homestay study trips with Pintadera since 2005 for our GCSE Italian students. In my opinion it is quite simply the best school languages trip our school offers – each year the trip is oversubscribed. What makes the Pintadera experience unique for the boys and teachers? The openness, kindness and care that Algherese host families provide year after year. The dedication of a management team who know how to give teenagers the freedom to negotiate a new language and culture in a fun and safe setting.

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Ingo Kober (Germany)

Grammatik, um die – gegenteiligen Versicherungen mancher Veranstalter zum Trotz – kein Lernwilliger herumkommt, wird nie zur öden Paukerei, sondern lebt von anschaulichen Beispielen und lebensnahen Texten, wie Auszügen aus Zeitungen oder Literatur. Dabei kommt der Humor nicht zu kurz. Das gilt vor allem für den Konversationsteil des Unterrichts. Selten habe ich beim Lernen so viel gelacht und beim Lachen so viel gelernt.

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Nicole Wilson (New Zealand)

Lessons are carefully planned and delivered by professional staff who are a constant source of support and encouragement. The classrooms are spaces filled with laughter and new friends. The after school excursions are engaging and fun, run by knowledgeable locals who are proud to share their culture and their home with visitors. Pintadera is more than a school. Pintadera is a family. And as I sit here enjoying one of my last evenings in Alghero, reflecting on how much I have learned this summer, I am already planning my return.

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