Italian in Florence

Adult learners | 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.

Standard course Adults

  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes in small group size

Develop your kills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with a range of teaching techniques including whole class teaching and group and pair work. Starting on any Monday except for complete beginners

Intensive courseAdults

30 group lessons per week:

  • 4 lessons in the morning
  • 2 lessons in the afternoon

Focus on spoken communication through discussions, role plays, conversations with an insight into Italian culture and lifestyle through lectures and practical language activities. Starting on any Monday except for complete beginners.

Super Intensive course Adults

30 lessons:

  • 20 group lessons (4 lessons/day in the morning)
  • 10 individual lessons (2 lessons/day in the afternoon)  

Learning in a group is stimulating and challenging and the individual tuition provides maximum concentration on special subjects according to the students requirements and needs. Starting on any Monday except for complete beginners.

Italian + Cooking Adults

26 lessons:

  • 20 Italian group lessons/week
  • 6 afternoon cooking lessons/week

In partnership with Culinary Art School;  basic knowledge of Italian is enough and no previous experience in culinary arts is requested. You will have the opportunity to participate “hands-on” in the preparation of the dishes. Each session is followed by the tasting of the dishes prepared during the lessons. At the end of the course students receive a participation certificate. Starting on any Monday except for complete beginners

Italian + ArtAdults

28 lessons per week:

  • 20 Italian language group lessons in the morning
  • 8 afternoon art lessons

In partnership with Santa Reparata International School of Art, this program combines Italian language with courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography and Painting. An elementary knowledge of the Italian language is required while no previous experience in art is requested. Minimum length 4 weeks.

Senior Program

  • 36 group lessons in the morning (for 2 weeks)

During Spring and Autumn this program offers a mixture of Italian tuition, excursions to the most interesting places of Tuscany, visits to artistic and historical centres, cooking lessons, lectures on cultural subjects, food and wine itineraries. Starting dates

Individual preparation course for CILS

  • 10 Lessons per week

In cooperation with Università per Stranieri di Siena, students will study in order to pass the examination to get CILS certification which assesses 6 levels of Italian language knowledge according to the Common European Framework: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and required in any Italian University or higher education institution in Italy.

One –to-one lessons

  • 20, 30 or 40 lessons/week

fully personalized language training particularly suited to professionals and executives, tailored to meet needs and requirements in specific language areas.

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.
 

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