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1 week to 1 year
Availability : All year
Florence
Min Age : + 18
  • Class duration 45min
  • Monday to Friday
  • 8 students / class
  • 10, 20 or 20+5 lessons / week
  • General Italian
  • Certificate

Italian Language School in Florence

Learn Italian in one of the best places to learn Italian in Italy – Florence!

Since the middle ages, Florence has been a cultural hub, attracting writers, artists, architects and scholars. With thousands of years of history, the city is filled with an endless number of interesting sites and stories to tell. The Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi museum and the Accademia Gallery are just a few of the must-sees of the city.

As one of the most popular travel destinations in Italy, it is a city that has it all. From a rich culture to breath-taking beauty, Florence is an undeniable wonder that must be experienced.

Less than two hours by train from Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence is a crucial point to discover Italy and the Italian way of life. 

At the weekend, visit the most characteristic medieval villages in the region, to discover their architecture, the surrounding landscape and their local products so well know all over the world.

 

The School

Our partner school in Florence is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education.

The school is located in the heart of Florence and nestled inside an old palace with all the amenities and technology of a modern setting, with expert teachers who will lead you with passion and enthusiasm to the discovery of the city and its nearby surroundings. From the rooftop terrace, you will enjoy the stunning view across the city of Florence.
With 10 classrooms, it’s a school that offers personalized attention to each student. Classes are small with a maximum of 8 students in a group.
Our Italian school is located in the heart of Florence’s historic centre, very close to Ponte Vecchio and 5 minute walk from Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.

  • The school is nestled inside an old palace with all the amenities and technology of a modern setting.
  • From the rooftop terrace, you will enjoy the stunning view across the city of Florence.
  • With 10 classrooms, it is a boutique school that offers personalized attention to each student.
  • Classes are small with a maximum of 8 students in a group.
  • Our Italian school is located in the heart of Florence's historic center, very close to Ponte Vecchio and 5 minute walk from Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.

Programme

No matter your Italian level, you can begin a program any Monday of the year. For absolute beginners, lessons start every other second Monday.

Students can study from 1 week to 1 year and take a variety of course types. Some of the most popular are the 20 and 20 + 5 hours intensive courses to increase Italian knowledge as fast as possible.

Lessons are usually held in the mornings.

Classes are taught 100% in Italian and the teachers use the communicative method, meaning you learn grammar and rules by speaking and practicing rather than direct memorization. Italian lessons combine an ideal mix of grammar and communication, the content is tailored to the student’s need, in a relaxing, pleasant and interactive atmosphere.

The school also offers private lessons, mixed classes like Italian cuisine, Italian language through art history, Italian language for business, Italian language through food and wine experience, and test preparation lessons (CILS Certification). Just get in touch for more details about alternative course options.
Those who will be working or have other commitments during the day can also take part-time night classes at the school. Just get in touch for more details about alternative course options.

Every week, the school organize a program of social activities during afternoons, evenings or weekends. They are designed to practice Italian outside of the classroom, learn more about Italian culture and socialize with other students.
Some activities are free, others offered at a reasonable price and all are guided by a school’s teacher.

Before your arrival:

Before your arrival in Florence, you will have taken an online test to evaluate your starting level. This is to place you in the group of the correct level.

Your first day at school:

The first day, at 9am, you will have a meeting with a member of the school’s staff who will be able to answer all your questions about the school and its methods. Also, you will receive all the necessary materials for your studies. Students will enter class with everyone else at 9:30am.
The school is near many restaurants for lunch post-class and many sites to explore with your newly acquainted classmates. We provide lots of suggestions for things to do beside the school activities.

Activities

The school has an amazing program with activities each week (free or for a reasonable extra cost). These include walking tours of different areas of the city, museum / churches / monuments visits, cooking and drawing classes, guided tours to wineries in the famous Chianti area and more.

And at the weekend, we organize a trip to a nearby site to discover the Tuscan landscape, medieval villages and important sites like Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano. These are usually day trips and have an extra cost.

Accommodation

Upon student request, we can provide assistance in the search of the accommodation for the duration of the course. 

Our school offers a variety of housing options to fit your needs.  For a more immersive experience, host families are ideal, while a shared apartment or a residence are better for more independence. 

Accommodation is from the Sunday prior to the course start date until the Saturday after the end of the course (you can book extra-nights).

Host families
Student Shared Apartment
Private Apartment

Living with a host family is the best way to learn Italian and we recommend it to all of our students.  Students will have a private bathroom and share common spaces with their family.  Breakfast and dinner are included and meals are the perfect time to chat and practice Spanish. Homes are located at a maximum of 35 minutes from the school and all have been visited and approved by school staff. Two students traveling together can choose a double room.

The options are:

Room and breakfast: includes room and breakfast prepared by the family. It does not include the use of kitchen by the student

Half board: includes room, breakfast and dinner.

Room with kitchen use: Includes the room and the use the kitchen to prepare meals in accordance with the schedules and rules of the host family

  • Rooms can be single or double
  • Families are located in the Old Town or out of the center (within a maximum of 20 minutes bus ride to school)
  • The bathroom can be private, shared with the family or with the other students living in the apartment
  • The use of appliances like washing machine or iron is subject to family rules
  • Sheets and towels are provided by the family

 

This is a great option for students from 18 to 30 years old. Students traveling together can book a double room.

If you want to rent a room in an apartment with other foreign or Italian students, choose the option shared apartment. The kitchen is shared with other students. Rooms can be single or double. Apartments are up to 20 minutes from the school but most are within walking distance. 

Private apartments can be studio apartments, a two-room apartments or larger apartments. Prices vary depending on the area and the required period. If you are searching for a maximum of independence, this solution is the most convenient for you.

Dates & Price

Dates

Every Monday (accommodation from Sunday to Saturday) all year-round

Complete beginners can begin every second Monday.

Course duration

1 week to 1 year

Bank holidays

01/01 • 10/01 • 05/04 • 02/06 • 24/06 • 01/11 • 08/12 • 20/12 • 31/12

Group classes held during public holidays are not refunded or recuperated, unless different communication from the school. Private classes are recuperated, not refunded.

 

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Transfers

Optional extras

  • Upgrade to private bathroom in host family: €60 / week
  • Upgrade to private bathroom in student shared apartment: €105 / week
  • Special diet in host family (vegan, celiac, etc.): €35 / week
  • One way transfer : €60
  • Two way transfer : €110

Courses

The school offers different intensities of courses depending on how fast you want to learn Italian.

Semi Intensive Italian 10

2 lessons a day in the morning from Monday to Friday

  • 1 week : €125
  • 2 weeks : €235
  • 3 weeks : €345
  • 4 weeks : €435
  • 5 to 11 weeks : €102 / week
  • 12 weeks : €1195
  • 13 to 23 weeks : €90 / week
  • 24 weeks : €2050
  • Additional week over 24 weeks : €80 / week

Intensive Italian 20

4 lessons a day in the morning from Monday to Friday

  • 1 week : €200
  • 2 weeks : €380
  • 3 weeks : €540
  • 4 weeks : €690
  • 5 to 11 weeks : €160 / week
  • 12 weeks : €1800
  • 13 to 23 weeks : €140 / week
  • 24 weeks : €3150
  • Additional week over 24 weeks : €125 / week

Intensive Lessons + Private classes

4 lessons per day + 5 private lessons per week (1/day), Monday to Friday

 

  • 1 week : €375
  • 2 weeks : €730
  • 3 weeks : €1065
  • 4 weeks : €1390
  • 5 to 11 weeks : €335 / week
  • 12 weeks : €3900

Arrival: Sunday

Price / day / person

Departure: Saturday

 

Accommodation Single room per night Double room per night
Host family: use of kitchen From € 33,00 From € 23,00
Host family: breakfast only From € 28,00  From € 22,00
Host family: half board From € 38,00 From € 32,00
Shared apartment From € 550 per month  
Independent apartment From € 900 per month  

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