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Pagliaccia Secca
Continuing a long tradition, again this year ESI is organizing an Italian theater tour for children in the Netherlands. The "Teatro La Baracca" in Prato offers the show "The True Story of ... Meatballs”, a funny story where prof. Pagliaccia tells how and when ... meatballs were born! The show, lasting about 1 Now, will take place in the following days:
Saturday 11 June 2022 ad Amsterdam, at 15:30, At: Italian Cultural Institute – Keizersgracht 564;

Sunday 12 June 2022 a The hague, at 15:30, At:
The Zeeheldentheater – Trompstraat 342

FREE ENTRANCE - Reservations are however required due to the limited number of admissions allowed. – Reservations: ESI Secretariat (
(For the Amsterdam show also from the dell website’Ital Institute. of Culture)


Noi non ci capiamo
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini and in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam, the ESI also presents the show “We do not understand one another“, made by “La Baracca Theater” of Prato (time: 80 minutes).

Wednesday 8 June 2022, ore 20:00 , At Italian Cultural Institute – Keizersgracht 564 – Amsterdam

Carla Lonzi was an art critic and theorist of feminism, contemporary by Pier Paolo Pasolini. They never met, but a conversation between the two was established at a distance, as her diary testifies. On the scene they imagine that they meet, almost on the eve of Pasolini's death, overcoming mutual distrust in a family context, daily, simple. And’ the dialogue of two misunderstood and rebellious lonely souls, in controversy with the world.

FREE ENTRANCE - Reservations are however required due to the limited number of admissions allowed. – Reservations: ESI Secretariat ( or from the dell’ Ital Institute. of Culture
corsi individuali
The next CILS exams for all levels they will take place THURSDAY’ 15 DECEMBER 2022 (deadline for registrations: 2 November) .   More information
TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY A2-Integration and B1-Citizenship TUESDAY THURSDAY’ 20 OCTOBER 2022 (deadline for registrations: 18 September) at the ESI headquarters in Den Haag.   More information
ESI also organizes PREPARATION COURSES online for the B1-Citizenship exams.   More information
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The courses of the next school year 2022/2023 will start on 19 September 2022.

New courses can be organized wherever there is a sufficient number of requests. In particular, the courses in Rotterdam have been reactivated, Utrecht, Almere.
ESI also organizes individual courses for each need. Thanks to the experience gained, ESI also offers courses “at a distance”, with modalities to be agreed according to requests. Registration forms

Schede di Accertamento Linguistico dell’alunno
In the current school year 2021/2022, for all courses regularly held in-person The precautionary recommendations and procedures established by government regulations apply (hygiene, distance, prohibition of gathering and access of parents in the classrooms, quarantines).
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Organizzazione dei corsi
The training offer is developed on the three levels of education, of teaching, and the organization, and is aimed at students, to teachers, to families and all personnel involved in the training process. An eclectic approach is used that favors the acquisition of communicative competence through the fundamental moments of listening, of speaking, of reading and writing. Read more    

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As an integral part of the Italian language and culture learning courses, the students (adults and children) they are encouraged and guided by teachers to develop specific teaching projects, such as projects to facilitate the approach to Italian literature and the analysis of the text, or the ideation and writing of fantastic stories. Go to Projetti

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ESI is a Stichting (Non-profit organization) under Dutch law, which organizes Italian language and culture courses throughout the Dutch territory. In choosing teachers, we turn to native teachers who have a specific degree and / or experience or certification in teaching Italian LS or L2. Read more