The ABC school opened in 1982 and began giving summer courses on Elba in 1984. We are a young, well-trained team of teachers. Therefore we are known not only for our modern, innovative techniques but also for the friendly, lively atmosphere of our classes.All the teachers are trained for the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. All are native speakers of Italian and university graduates. The teaching materials are carefully selected for our conversational method and are included in the price of the course. The grammatical structures are presented for their communicative frequency and are immediately put into practice. Our first aim is oral communication in the use of grammar whose rules can only be mastered by continuous practice.Every student will get a certificate of partecipation.The school is situated in a tranquil location a little outside Porto Azzurro (500m from the centre and from "Barbarossa" beach). In a beautiful garden there is our scholastic building, an Italian villa, where students can accomodate too. Each apartment has living/dining room with annexed kitchenette, double bed, bathroom/shower. In the park there is a swimming-pool and a tennis court. In the beautiful garden surrounding the school the students can study effectively, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and scenery. Classes are usually held in the garden, offering shade and coolness even when it is hot.Here, with the teachers and other students, take place the free-time activities like films, parties or, during the balmy evenings, the typical "tavolata" with barbeques and the excellent cool wines of the region.