Italian Courses

Italian Courses

Standard Italian language course

Students attending the italian language course20 classes per week (approx. 45 minutes each) — This is the most popular course and it is ideal for the majority of the students. The classes cover all aspects of the Italian language.

  • Starting dates: every 2 weeks
  • Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks
  • Lessons: 4 per day, 20 per week
  • Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
  • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 12 participants in each class*
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Working in small groups (average 8, max 12 people), you will quickly make progress in Italian. Special emphasis is placed on speaking and interactiving in italian.

*In order to guarantee every student the corresponding level, the school reserves all rights to halve the course if the minimum number of students will not be reached. 

Intensive Italian language "Plus" 5 & 10 course

25 / 30 classes per week (approx. 45 minutes each) —This course includes the Standard Italian language course plus 5 / 10 classes on an individual basis.

  • Starting dates: every 2 weeks
  • Duration: from 2 to 24 weeks
  • Lessons: 4 lessons of Standard Italian language per day, plus 1 or 2 lessons of private tuition
  • per day. 25 or 30 per week
  • Tuition: on all 6 (monthly) ability levels
  • Class size: minimum 3, maximum 12 participants in each class*; 1 participant in the private lessons
  • Course prices: Plus 5
  • Course prices: Plus 10
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We recommend this course for those who want to learn italian very quickly. In the individual classes you decide on the contents, topics and exercises with your teacher: the teacher will be able to help you individually.

Individual tuition

Minimum 3 to maximum 8 lessons per day; the course intensity may be changed from week to week. —We suggest you choose our private tuition program if you want a course that can be tailored to your particular professional, or personal, or time scheduling requirements. The minimum enrolment period is 5 days, which can be extended according to your needs.

Trough continual practice of the language as an integral part of an intensive program with your own personal teacher, you are guaranteed swift progress and success in the shortest possible time.

Your private tuition program is fully flexible in terms of times, dates, and what areas of interest you wish to study.

These individual courses may start on any weekday of the year. The intensity of 3 to 8 lessons daily can be decided by the participant.

Diplom course

Accademia Italiana di Lingua— Our school is a recognized examination centre of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL), and we organize preparatory courses for all the different Italian "Firenze" examinations of the AIL.
We organize different courses (Standard courses combined with specific Preparatory courses) for beginners as well as advanced students

  • Duration: The duration of the courses vary from 4 to 24 weeks, depending on your knowledge of the Italian language:

DELI - A2
Diploma Elementare di Lingua Italiana "Firenze" - AIL, basic level:
At the end of the 1st ability level; One month preparation for beginners; exams 4 times a year.
Ability level according to the assessment scale: elp: A2 - s/n: N3)*;

DILI - B1
Diploma Intermedio di Lingua Italiana "Firenze" - AIL, intermediate level:
At the end of the 3rd ability level; Three months preparation for beginners; exams 4 times a year.
Ability level according to the assessment scale: elp: B1 - s/n: N6)*;

DILC - B1
Diploma Intermedio di Lingua Italiana Commerciale "Firenze" - AIL, intermediate level:
At the end of the 3rd ability level; Three months preparation for beginners; exams 4 times a year.
Ability level according to the assessment scale: elp: B1 - s/n: N6)*;

DILI - B2
Diploma Intermedio di Lingua Straniera "Firenze" - AIL, intermediate level:
At the end of the 4th ability level; Four months preparation for beginners; exams 4 times a year.
Ability level according to the assessment scale: elp: B2 - s/n: N8)*;

DALI - C1
Diploma Avanzato di Lingua Italiana "Firenze"- AIL, advanced level:
At the end of the 6th ability level; Six months preparation for beginners; exams twice a year.
Ability level according to the assessment scale: elp: C1 - s/n: N9)*;

DALC - C1 - Diploma Avanzato di Lingua Italiana Commerciale "Firenze" - AIL, Business language, advanced level:
At the end of the 6th ability level. Six months preparation for beginners, including business and commerce course; exams twice a year.
Ability level according to the assessment scale: elp: C1 - s/n: N10)*

The specific preparatory courses always start one month before the examination dates and consist of 4 lessons daily of grammar review and conversation in the morning plus 2 lessons of test taking strategies and examination drills in the afternoon. On request we can send you our entry test to check your knowledge of the language and to establish the time necessary to prepare yourself for the different exams.

Class size: Classes consist of minimum 3, maximum 12 participants in each class.**

Ask for the special information brochure for the AIL-exams Firenze.

* Levels according to the Assessment Grid of the European Language Portfolio (elp), based on the assessment grid of Schneider/North (s/n). 
**In order to guarantee every student the corresponding level, the school reserves all rights to halve the course if the minimum number of students will not be reached. 

Italian language course for senior

Study Italian in Italy

This course is specifically designed for more mature students over the age of 50. Students will learn italian in a pleasant and relaxing enviroment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities.

the morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awarness and appreciation of Italian culture

  • 4 language group course per day, 20 lessons per week
  • Excursions and tour in the afternoon
  • Minimum 3 participants.
  • If there is only one patecipant, she/he will be placed in an intensive Plus-5 course. All organized activities are free
    of charge for this participant
  • One full day excursion during the weekend
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