Learn Italian in Florence, Italy
If you want to learn Italian, Florence is a natural choice. Our Italian language school in Florence is one of our most popular schools in Italy. Students who choose to learn Italian in Florence on an Italian language course at our school, study in the centre of Florence, surrounded by Italian culture and history. Florence is a city with so much to do and see that when you are not in class on your Italian course at our school, you will always have places to go and new parts of Florence to explore. Our Italian language school is ideally located, in the historic centre of Florence, just 5 minutes’ walk from the most famous bridge in Italy – the Ponte Vecchio.
The course was excellent for beginners, concentrating on getting us to use the language with some confidence, very good humoured, with a patient and sympathetic tutor.
I would definitely do this again. Our group ranged in age from 19 to 65 years of age, and we all got on together very well.
I knew no Italian when I went there and came out speaking and understanding basic Italian after only 4 weeks! I would thoroughly recommend this school to anyone at any level of Italian.
I was soooo pleased by the friendly and helpful staff at your school in Florence. I had a really good host, and I had the joy of a different Tuscan meal every day, and lots of helpful hints about what to visit in Florence!
My course was great! I studied in Florence for two weeks and I really enjoyed both the school and the city itself. I had great accommodations. Close and easy walk to school.
Fantastic experience all round. I would love to come on more courses with your school. All the teachers were great. I was very impressed with the standard of teaching.
Thanks to the staff at Apple Languages. Everything was very well organized on their part! And I have already recommended the course to a friend who is coming next year!
Excellent teacher, very friendly staff. Very friendly host family.
The teachers were very nice and made Italian seem easy! I learned a lot more than I thought I would.
The school and people were all lovely and helpful. My host was very friendly and accomodating.
Our school in Florence
Our Italian school is located in a refurbished 17th century palace, on the banks of the River Arno, in the very centre of Florence, just 5 minutes’ walk from the world-famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. There are 10 well-equipped classrooms in the school, all with air-conditioning and several with magnificent views over Florence. As a student on an Italian course in Florence, you'll have a free optional grammar class once a week and free Internet access.
|Lesson length:||50 mins|
|Average class size:||12|
|Course materials included:||No|
|Average number of students:||Summer (120) per week|
|Affiliations:||MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education), IHWO (International House World Organisation),CSN ( Swedish National Board of Student Aid), ELITE ( Excellent Language Institutions Teaching in Europe) PROFIL (Professional Institutes of Languages) EDUITALIA International Education|
|Typical activities:||Guided visits to museums, monuments and places of special historic and artistic interest; excursions to famous places near Florence - Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, S.Gimignano and the beautiful Chianti hills ,- are some of the most popular among our students; Italian films at the school; concerts of classical, jazz and rock music, ballets, opera and theatre, and the famous Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.|
|School closed on:||01/01, 06/01, 21/04, 25/04, 01/05, 02/06, 24/06, 15/08, 01/11, 08/12, 25/12, 26/12|
You can learn Italian on an Intensive Italian language course of 20 lessons/week, or if you want to learn as much Italian as possible during your course in Florence, study on a Super Intensive Italian language course of 24 or 30 lessons/week. If you want to learn Business Italian, you can do so on a Business Italian Course, or else you can choose an Examination Preparation Course to study for the internationally recognized CILS and CELI Italian language exams.
Our school in Florence also runs ‘Italian Club 50+’ courses, for students in their fifties and above who prefer to learn Italian with students of a similar age and with similar interests.
Our Italian language school in Florence arranges accommodation in self-catering apartments, shared with students from our school, in private studio apartments and in carefully selected Italian host families. Several of the studio apartments are located just 5 minutes’ walk from the school. Our school advises students who want to learn Italian as quickly as possible to stay in Italian host families, as the families speak Italian to the students, helping students to learn the language skills they study in class.
Like our other schools in Italy, our school in Florence also offers an extensive cultural program, with guided tours of Florence, Italian film evenings in the school, trips to the theatre and full day excursions to other locations in Tuscany. This program ensures that students enjoy their time in Florence, as well as helping them practice out of class the Italian that they learn at our school. Because of its excellent location, high level of student care and first-rate Italian language courses, our school in Florence in one of our most popular schools in Italy.
How to get there
Our Italian language school in Florence can arrange airport transfers from Florence Airport, if you would like to be met on arrival and taken to your accommodation. The same service is available from Pisa Airport.
I really enjoyed the course. There was a small group of just 6 us in class for two weeks, then 3 or 4 in the group for the following 2 weeks. With this small class size, we had plenty of opportunities to speak Italian individually.
The teacher, Enrica, was very skilful at drawing us out and was very nice. We all liked her a lot. The course was a mixture of discussion, speaking, using grammar, verbs, etc. We also had quite a lot of homework, which was good for reinforcement.