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NRCSA Center: Siena Language School
Siena, Italy  


About the NRCSA Center

The NRCSA Center in Siena was founded in 1979, and since that time it has been welcoming students from a many nationalities and all ages to study language, art, and Italian culture. The Center located in the city center of this charming medieval city.

All teachers are native Italian speakers, hold university degrees, and are specially trained to teach Italian to non-native speakers. Needless to say all of the teachers are very highly qualified. All teachers also attend a teacher-training course organized by the Director of Studies before teaching there first day of teaching. Additionally, each teacher must specialize in an area of Italian Culture, such as: History of Art, Literature, Theatre or Music.

The Center is also recognized by the European Consortium as an examination center for the PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) exam at various levels of knowledge.

The NRCSA Center is just a 10 minutes walk away from the spectacular Piazza del Campo, situated on three floors of a beautiful old building in the heart of the oldest part of Siena, Castelvecchio (old castle). This area was in fact a Roman castle, now the home of some picturesque alleyways and restaurants.

The facilities includes three terraces and two courtyards. One of the courtyards also houses the cafeteria, where the students can go to relax during classes. Additionally there is a comfortable common room. The building is very charming, with its 20 varying classrooms, high ceilings, and well lighted. It also houses a beautiful self-study library with a breath-taking view over the Tuscan hills.

About Siena

Siena is a city of contrasts, from the medieval treasures to be found within its city walls to the modern shops and facilities to be found all around the city; from the calm and tranquillity of the hidden back streets to the hectic Palio preparations, race and celebrations which go on in the main squares for over half a year. It is a small city but has a large student population (of both Italians and foreigners), meaning that there are plenty of places to go and things to do in your free time - from bars and clubs to restaurants and pizzerias; from theatres and cinemas to museums and art galleries.
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