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Istituto Comprensivo di Tirano

Country: Italy
City: Tirano
Principal: Luisa Porta
Address: via Pedrotti 17
Phone: 00390342701138
Website: www.istitutocomprensivotirano

About the school

In the Istituto Comprensivo di Tirano there are about 830 pupils (from nursery to junior secondary school) and 95 teachers. 9,000 inhabitants live in the town. The Alpine valley where Tirano is situated is called Valtellina, it’s on the Swiss border with Engadin. The people of the area benefit from the nearness to Switzerland both from an economic and cultural point of view. They share a common background in history and Alpine tradition. Famous ski resorts such as St Moritz, Bormio and Livigno a

Language skills

Teaching and learning English and German are considered an essential part of education. Pupils start learning English at six and German at eleven. Students are offered extra courses in English and German (KET Esol Exam and FIT in Deutsch). the buildings of the Institute have an Internet connection and the classrooms are equipped with computers, interactive whiteboards and projectors, mainly obtained thanks to PON 2014/2020. The primary and middle schools have got computer classrooms, and a “rea


We strongly believe that this experience will enrich both pupils and teachers as well as families and local institutions, offering them intercultural benefits and great potential value in a European dimension.

Strength and experience

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES AND PROJECTS Comenius Project (1998-2000 with schools from Poland, Finland, Ireland, Holland) Student Exchange with Polish students from Krosnice (2013-2014) Forthcoming student exchange with a German speaking country (Austria/ Germany) Transboundary project Italy-Switzerland English Camp Code week Creative labs specializing in art and territory Digital curricula Teachers’ long-life learning Many teachers have experiences in Socrates, Comenius, Erasmus, E- Twinn

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Needs and wishes

Attaining a deeper knowledge of European culture, life and society, including the education system of the different countries. Gaining a variety of new teaching ideas and motivating materials to use in the class. Exchanging information in a multicultural context Creating a network of contacts with other teachers and schools outside Italy, so to start cooperative projects with other schools in Europe.