If you want to learn Italian, Florence is a natural choice and our language school in Florence is one of our most popular schools in Italy. Since the middle ages, Florence has been a centre of culture, attracting writers, artists, architects and scholars. The monuments of this cultural and historic legacy are still visable in Florence's many palaces, churches and museums and no visit to Florence would be complete without a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti.
Students who take an Italian course in Florence, study in the city's historic centre, surrounded by Italian culture and Rennaissance history. Our Italian language school is ideally located, just 5 minutes’ walk from the most famous bridge in Italy – the Ponte Vecchio. This amazing location makes it easy to discover the beautiful city of Florence and when you are not in lessons, you will be able to practice your new Italian skills as you explore!
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.
Courses in Florence
Immerse yourself in the Italian language with our Intensive course consisting of 20 lessons/week, or if you want to learn as much Italian as possible during your stay in Florence, take a Super Intensive Italian language course of 24 or 30 lessons/week. Each lesson last for 50 minutes and has a maximum class size of just 12 students. Private lessons are also available, providing personal attention from your teacher.
Students with a love of Italian food and wines (and who doesn't!) can take our 'Intensive and Cookery' course which combines Italian language lessons with practical cookery lessons held at a professional cookery school, where you will learn to make traditional Italian dishes.
Those with an interest in business and international trade can take our Business Italian Course which covers economic and business terminology. The school also offers an Examination Preparation Course for those wanting to study for the internationally recognized CILS and CELI Italian language exams.
Our school in Florence also runs ‘Italian Club 50’ courses, combining a programme of language lessons and activities. This course is ideal for students in their fifties and above, who prefer to learn Italian with students of a similar age and with similar interests.
Our school in Florence 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. Host family accommodation is available with bed and breakfast or half board (2 meals each day) meaning you will also have the opportunity to eat delicious home cooked Italian meals!
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.
Students booking accommodation in Florence will stay in single rooms, although shared rooms can be arranged for students travelling together.
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 programme 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. If you prefer to make your own way to your accommodation on arrival, public transport from Pisa is excellent, with regular bus and train connection to Florence.