The daily activities and Programme are all organised and so there is no planning or preparation required from your side. Speak staff will ensure things run smoothly and have everything in hand – you simply need to follow their guidance.
However, Anglos need to be committed to participating in the Programme and follow these basic principles which we call the "Anglo Commitments and Responsibilities":
To speak, converse, discuss, communicate – to talk, in a natural way, throughout the day, in English only at all times.
To think on your feet - engaging with, questioning and challenging learners, helping them to improve and develop their English communication skills.
To be patient, supportive and understanding - fostering a comfortable learning environment to help the Italian leaners’ confidence and fluency to grow.
To be friendly, adaptable and flexible - the schedule may sometimes change.
To be willing to actively participate - contributing to activities, discussions and language games.
To treat others with respect - understanding that both learners and other Anglos come from different cultures and may hold different beliefs.
To be punctual - the Programme relies on everyone being where they’re supposed to be.
To keep personal mobile and internet use for free time - ensuring full engagement in the Programme.
Speak offers residential language Immersion Programmes in Italy, bringing together native English speakers from around the world with Italian professionals in a dynamic environment of authentic English conversation.