The Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi was founded by Angelo Chiuchiù in 1993. The centre is open all year round to receive students, scholars and professionals from all over the world.
Important universities, as well as numerous bodies and companies have entrusted the study and development of the Italian language in Italy to the courses held at the Accademia.
The teachers use the multimedia method In Italiano and In italiano. Il corso of which Angelo Chiuchiù is co-author. All the Academy’s teachers have a university education and have received teacher training at the Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi. The Academy’s staff, coordinated by Gaia Chiuchiù and Angelo Chiuchiù, worked on the outline of Italian language and culture handbooks and e-books.
Since 1997 Gaia has been director and coordinator of the English courses and since 2000 Lorenzo Chiuchiù has directed and coordinated the creative writing courses.
Since 2000 all the Academy’s courses have been under the patronage of the Regional Council of Umbria and Council of Assisi. In 2002 the Academy was recognized by the Ministry of Education and since 2008 has a partnership agreement with University of the Pacific, Elon University and Neumann University. Since 2000 the Accademia has got an agreement with the Università per Stranieri di Siena which recognizes credits and courses.
The location of Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi is situated in the historic heart of the town centre, at 10 via Tiberio d’Assisi, a short distance from Piazza del Comune and in the vicinity of the Basilica of St. Francis and the Church of Santa Chiara.
This 14th century beautiful former residence was completely renovated in 2006 by the architect Michele Bilancia. With a great sense of respect for the history of the building, innovative architectural changes have been made in order to enhance the functional properties of the space.
The classrooms and offices are accessible from a medieval courtyard which has been restored to its original splendor. All the classrooms have air conditioning and are equipped with wi-fi. The second floor balcony boasts a panoramic view of the entire town and the Umbrian valley.