BUNDESHAUPTSTADT BERLIN UND FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG
This is a recognition assigned by most of the German Länder (regions) to training courses, including foreign language courses, that meet the criteria that vary from region to region. It gives employees the right to paid leave in order to attend courses of professional specialisation or policy training. Some of our language courses are recognised by the Hamburg and Berlin Länder, but it is possible to request additional holidays even in other Länder where this right exists.
A course in Italian that helps you improve your language skills can be recognised as an educational holiday. Today the only Länder where the right to paid leave for training purposes doesn’t exist are Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia. Normally five working days per year can be requested, or ten days over a two year period. A necessary requirement is to have a permanent job and been hired at least six months previously. The course selected must generally involve at least 30 hours a week, except for Berlin which accepts our 20 hours per week courses.
In the four Länder mentioned above where the law does not provide for this leave, there are often individual possibilities if a course is considered necessary for work requirements. Your employer could let you take a few days off or he could cover part of the costs. Talk about it with your boss!
Inform your employer far enough in advance about the best period to attend a language course for professional training purposes, since usually the request must be sent in at least six months before the course begins. And, lastly, your employer will need to organise for the period you will be absent to attend the course.
We are recognised by the Swedish CSN (Centrala Studiestödnämnden) National Board of Student Aid. With this recognition, Swedish students who decide to attend one of our Italian courses for at least 13 consecutive weeks can receive economic aid to finance their study-holiday.
For years we have been the exam centre for Trinity College London.
Trinity College examinations board issues certificates of English that are recognised by numerous institutions around the world.
The General Confederation of Italian Commerce and Tourism (ConfCommercio) of the city of Orvieto has accredited Lingua Sì as an Italian language school. Our school is an associate member.
COMUNE DI ORVIETO
The Comune of Orvieto recognises Lingua Sì as being a valid, quality language school for the courses it organises.
We are also sponsored by the Comune for our training courses for teaching Italian as a second language.
COMUNE DI BOLSENA
The Comune of Bolsena, Department of Tourism and Culture, attests that Lingua Sì collaborates with the Comune in promoting and organising Italian language courses.
It recognises Lingua Sì as an Italian language school for foreigners, certifying its high quality courses in the Italian language. It attests to the validity and professionalism of the courses divided into six levels, in conformity with the general programme of the European Union.
Our teachers are members of the Italian association ILSA (Teachers of Italian as a Second Language).
Furthermore our institute obtained the sponsorship of the Comune of Orvieto as well as the Comune of Bolsena for the training course aimed at language teachers and for the various projects regarding promotion of the region.