Standard course

Timetable
Course start for complete beginners
Course start for any other level

2018

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Holidays and Observances:

1 January - New Year's Day
6 January - Epiphany
30 March - Good Friday
1 April - Easter Day
2 April - Easter Monday
25 April - Liberation Day
1 May - Labor Day / May Day
2 June - Republic Day
15 August - Assumption of Mary / Ferragosto
1 November - All Saints' Day
8 December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - St. Stephen's Day
31 December - New Year's Eve

Timetable
Course start for complete beginners
Course start for any other level

2018

January
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
February
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728
March
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
April
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
May
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
June
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
July
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
August
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
September
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3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
October
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
November
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
December
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
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Holidays and Observances:

1 January - New Year's Day
6 January - Epiphany
30 March - Good Friday
1 April - Easter Day
2 April - Easter Monday
25 April - Liberation Day
1 May - Labor Day / May Day
2 June - Republic Day
15 August - Assumption of Mary / Ferragosto
1 November - All Saints' Day
8 December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - St. Stephen's Day
31 December - New Year's Eve

Course Description

The standard Italian course for foreigners is recommended for those who wish to achieve excellent results in the development of their language abilities. It is a comprehensive course that includes 4 group lessons per day, divided into 2 grammar lessons and 2 conversation lessons.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday. One of the six levels laid out by the Common European Framework of Reference (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) is completed every 4 weeks.

The cost of the course includes all of the extra-curricular activities which take place in the afternoon: walks with a tutor around the city of Florence, conferences, visiting churches, museums, workshops, and screenings of Italian films.

Further events and activities are also scheduled on the weekends: visits and guided tours in other cities (such as Siena, Pisa, Venice, and Rome), cooking classes and more. These are Istituto Italiano’s characteristic features that make our students’ stay in Florence and at our school more fun and enjoyable.

Students will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

At the end of each level, students can sit an exam to attest their knowledge of the Italian language. Certifications are recognised throughout the world: CELI*, CILS* and CERT.IT*.

The course includes

  • Teaching materials: textbooks, notebook, enrollment certificate
  • IT Card (discount card for restaurants, discos, and pubs)
  • Assistance in finding accommodation
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the Institute
  • CEFR Italian Language Certificate

Italian Language Certification

CELI, CILS, and CERT.IT are the Italian language certifications that are recognised all over the world, certifying the Italian language knowledge of a non-native speaker.

In particular, the CELI, CILS, and CERT.IT certifications reveal the degree of linguistic-communicative knowledge and the ability to use the Italian language.

For any students who wish to obtain a CELI, CILS or CERT.IT certificate, we recommend registering for the combined Italian courses “A” and “B”.

These Italian language courses allow students to take CELI, CILS, and CERT.IT practice exams and tests during the afternoon classes. IT.

These certifications adopt the system of 6 levels of competence, proposed by the CCER – European Common Chart of the Council of Europe.

These certificates are recognised by both employment and academic fields.

Short courses

LENGHT
HOURS
FEE
1 week20

200€

2 weeks40

370€

3 weeks60

520€

4 weeks80

660€

5 weeks100

790€

6 weeks120

890€

7 weeks140

990€

8 weeks160

1090€

9 weeks180

1190€

10 weeks200

1290€

Long courses

LENGHT
HOURS
FEE
12 weeks240

1490€

14 weeks280

1690€

16 weeks320

1890€

18 weeks360

2090€

20 weeks400

2290€

22 weeks440

2490€

24 weeks480

2690€

REQUIRED ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEVEL

NONE

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