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Who we are

Located in the beautiful town of Pula in the South of Sardinia, the language school “unmareditaliano”, offers a unique and fulfilling opportunity to learn the Italian language.

In an absolutely friendly and cozy atmosphere, “unmareditaliano” brings together professional teaching methods and innovative learning processes through modern technologies.

The purpose is to highlight the various forms of communication, from written texts to conversations, going through different audiovisual media. Not forgetting the most beautiful and vivid aspect of the language which is to learn among people: discovering the little streets of Pula, sitting in a café and why not staying on the beach in front of the marvelous view that
the Mediterranean and the ancient city of Nora with its Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman remains have to offer.

The possibility to add cultural, sporting, gastronomic and/or ecological activities to the courses finishes off the linguistic experience and makes it unique and unforgettable.

Come and dive into unmareditaliano!

in Pula, South Sardinia!

Are you looking for a language learning holiday to improve or to
learn italian in the beautiful island of sardinia?


the lessons will take place either in the morning or in the
afternoon according to the availability of the classroom.

The Italian school

Part of the lessons will be held in the pleasant city of Pula.

The spacious classroom is provided with a rich library which includes among others grammar and exercises books, dictionaries, classics of Italian literature, cookbooks and travel guides on Sardinia that can freely be consulted by the students.

The linguistic centre is also equipped with a Wi-Fi connection and an IWB (Interactive Whiteboard) which can be used during the lessons by those who have a tablet or a Smartphone.

The coffee break will take place in the welcoming courtyard which is adjacent to the school
and surrounded by the typical fragrances of the Mediterranean.


Teaching Methods and Approaches

The approach is based on the communication.

The teacher’s first priority is the student per se and their educational purposes. Thanks to a bright choice of educational media, such as the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB), written texts and oral conversations among others, the teacher will be there to accompany the student in their learning process not as a judge but as a guide.

The lessons will be divided into two parts: on the one hand, the theoretical part (to visit some grammatical notions and some cultural aspects), on the other hand, the practical part (according to the needs of the students, it can consist of a conversation/argumentation outdoors, to practice the language among people and in specific situations).

The classes are aimed at the students who have one of the following levels, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):


A Basic User A1 -Breakthrough or beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 Way stage or elementary
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


B Independent User B1 Threshold or intermediate
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Vantage or upper intermediate
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.



C Proficient User C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 Mastery or proficiency
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

During the registration, it will be possible to take an online exam in order to define the student’s exact level. 

The teacher

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Prof. Manuela Usai

School director and teacher


Mrs. Usai graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature (Lingue e Letterature Straniere)
from the University of Bologna and obtained a Master in DITALS (Exam for Italian Teacher) from the University for Foreigners of Siena. She also enjoys an international experience as she taught Italian as a foreign language in Cologne, Germany, at the Volkshochschule, but also in private language schools and at the Italian Cultural Institute of Cologne. Besides, she held classes of German Language and Culture in an Educational Centre near Cagliari. At last, she worked as an interpreter in different international events. Today, she is the director of the centre “unmareditaliano” where she also teaches Italian.

Curriculum Vitae



Our Courses

Standard Course

Holiday-maker course




One can add the following activities to the lessons



The linguistic and cultural centre “Unmareditaliano” offers different types of accommodations to students:

Finding accommodation is a free service for all students regularly enrolled.
The linguistic and cultural centre UNMAREDITALIANO acts only as an intermediary regarding the lodgings, and takes no responsibility regarding the relationship between the renter and the students.



During your Italian language course, in order to complete the study abroad program in Sardinia, Unmareditaliano organizes excursions, guided tours, trips in Sardinia and dinners (not included in the price of the course).


Our Students

Featured Articles
Kate Livingston
Kate Livingston
Mi chiamo Kate. Sono di St. Pietroburgo in Russia, ma vivo in Germania. Ho fatto un corso nella scuola Unmareditaliano, perché ho cercato una possibilità di studiare la lingua intensamente, accompagnata con una nuova esperienza e belle vacanze. Il corso è molto interessante e utile. Manuela è una insegnante eccellente. ...
Diana Martinez
Diana Martinez
Mein Freund hat mir in 2014 einen zweiwöchigen Sprachkurs bei Unmareditaliano geschenkt. Das war ein der schönsten Aufenthalte meines Lebens. Manuela ist der liebste Mensch der Welt.Sie hat außerdem eine Lernmethode die einen einfach gierig nach mehr macht. Komplexe Themen wie concordanza dei tempi ...
Boris, Deutschland
Boris, Deutschland
Hallo! Ich habe einen zweiwöchigen Sprachkurs bei Unmareditaliano gemacht und kann ihn wirklich nur weiter empfehlen. Der Ort ist magisch und die Lehrerin ist super. Beim nächsten Urlaub wird weiter gemacht 🙂
Ilona Spano e famiglia, Ijsselmuiden, Olanda
Ilona Spano e famiglia, Ijsselmuiden, Olanda
Ho sempre desiderato di migliorare il mio italiano e grazie al corso di Unmareditaliano anche i miei figli hanno potuto iniziare ad imparare la lingua della famiglia! Lo consiglio a tutti, l'insegnante è veramente preparata!


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Where we are located



With its heritage and its beautiful location, in the middle of the Mediterranean, only a few
meters of the beach, Pula is the ideal place for those who would like to enjoy a linguistic immersion and a cultural experience. Thanks to the ideal situation, the mild winter, the warm summer, the hospitality of the people and the variety of the services, Pula can perfectly meet the needs of adults and children throughout the year.

The village of Pula is the right place for those who would like to spend some time far from the city stress but who also want to enjoy the comfort that a capital city can offer.
Indeed, Cagliari is located at a distance of only 30 km from Pula so that the airport and the harbor are reachable in a short time. The public transportation guarantees numerous daily connections but for those who prefer private transport, “unmareditaliano”will be glad to book some from the airport to Pula and vice versa.




As an ancient city of Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman inheritance, Nora offers today
unique historical places to visit:

  • the Roman theater, the only one remaining in Sardinia;
  • the impressive thermal baths and their warm waters;
  • the Esculapio temple;
  • God of Health, the archeological site with the tetra-style atrium and some of the most beautiful mosaics which
    have been found in the city.

At the end of the visit, go for a walk until the Spanish tower of
Coltellazzo where its splendid panorama will welcome you.

Once you have seen Nora, complete your tour with a visit to the archeological museum in the centre of Pula: there are kept Nora’s antique items that have been discovered during excavations and which represent the three most important periods of the ancient city.


Contact us

 Via Lamarmora 78/A, 09010 Pula (CA) South Sardinia

+39 3475263273


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