Italian in Florence

University preparation | All levels

Learn Italian with LINGUAVIVA - Florence

Florence

Florence, the birthplace of Italian language! And one of the world’s most beautiful cities with its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Florence contains a wealth of Renaissance art treasures among streets that were once walked by their great creators like Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. You will be overwhelmed by the artistic richness of the city and enjoy a friendly and international atmosphere.

Linguaviva - Florence

Our programs

The school promote and encourage international students to learn Italian, to know Italian culture and to experience Italy, offering the best possible learning resources, school facilities and courses in Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities with its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

University preparation course

  • 25 lessons per week

First part: Italian for academic purposes:
the course (which includes comprehending academic texts, writing and making oral presentations, independent learning skills, vocabulary)  will provide students with the language and study skills needed for the Italian examination which is a mandatory requirement for international students applying on Bachelors Degrees in Italy.

Second part: Academic subjects.
The curriculum is tailored according to the fields chosen.
Students are given a specific training for scientific subjects as as Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Logic etc. according to the degree course chosen by the student who will learn about how the exams work and exercise in order to pass it.

Period: 2nd February – 3rd April 2015

Our accomodation

Linguaviva propose the following types of accomodations:

Families

High quality accommodation close to the school – often just a short walk, and never more than a 15-minute journey by public transport. Carefully selected, many of them have been working with us for several years.
We have a wide variety of families (young couples with or without children, single parent families and others are widows living alone). Living with an Italian family will be very helpful for practicing your Italian. You may not be the only guest staying in this accommodation (usually of different nationality).

Shared flat

High quality accommodation close to our schools – often just a short walk, and never more than a 15-20 minutes journey by foot,  in order to have complete freedom .
Single or twin rooms (available only for two students coming together) in a completely furnished flat with 3 or more bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom to be shared with other students.
The other guests in the flat will speak a different language to you, so you will have plenty of opportunity to practice Italian.

Rooms: single or twin (only available for two students travelling together).
Bathroom to be shared with other students in the apartment. Sheets and towels are provided.
Internet WI-FI: available in most flats.
Utilities: heating, electricity, water are included in the accommodation fee.
Duration: from Sunday to Saturday for a minimum of 2 weeks.
 

Shared flat

High quality accommodation close to our schools – often just a short walk, and never more than a 15-20 minutes journey by foot,  in order to have complete freedom .
Single or twin rooms (available only for two students coming together) in a completely furnished flat with 3 or more bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom to be shared with other students.
The other guests in the flat will speak a different language to you, so you will have plenty of opportunity to practice Italian.

Rooms: single or twin (only available for two students travelling together).
Bathroom to be shared with other students in the apartment. Sheets and towels are provided.
Internet WI-FI: available in most flats.
Utilities: heating, electricity, water are included in the accommodation fee.
Duration: from Sunday to Saturday for a minimum of 2 weeks.
 

Independent flat

This option is suitable for those who prefer more privacy and independence. For this accommodation option the minimum age required is 18+.
The flats can be furnished studios or small apartments for one or two people, of varying size and category, fully equipped and you can book through our carefully selected estate agency.
 

Bathroom to be shared with other students in the apartment.
Kitchen tools, sheets and towels are provided.
Internet WI-FI: available in most flats.
Utilities: heating, electricity, water are included in the accommodation fee.
Duration: from Sunday to Saturday for a minimum of 2 weeks.

TIPS FOR TRAVELERS

Public Holidays
The school is closed on public and national holidays: 6th January, 6th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 24th June, 8th December and from 21st Dec 2015 to 2nd Jan 2016.

Registration Fee: 80 €

Temperatures

  • Winter1-13º (33 - 55F)
  • Spring 10-20º (55-68 F)
  • Summer 20-28º (68-82 F)
  • Fall 10-20º (50-67 F)

Moving around
City Buses
Taxis
Cars

Average prices

  • a cappuccino: 1,30€
  • a cold drink: 2,00€
  • a sandwich: 5,00€
  • a lunchtime meal in inexpensive restaurant: from 15,00€
  • a movie theatre ticket : 9,00€
  • Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: from € 60.00
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar: € 7.30
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): € 1.20
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price): € 35.00
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): € 6.20
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): € 0.91