Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Italian language courses

Intensive language courses in group

Italian in small groups

Our Italian language classes are held in a peaceful area of the city centre.

Our classes are small because we feel that small class sizes are essential to facilitate the learning process and ensure that focus is placed on the learning requirements of the individual student, and on helping him/her to overcome any difficulties in a friendly environment, whilst the range of courses on offer allows the student to adapt the programme to their individual needs.

There are six levels from absolute beginners to proficiency, according to the European Language Portfolio.

Intensive Italian language courses

Intensive Italian language courses take place all year round, from Monday to Friday, usually from 9.00am to 12.15pm (20 lessons a week) or from 9.00am to 10.30am (10 lessons per week).

Students take a placement test in order to be placed at an appropriate level.

Our Italian language courses start every Monday. Each student is encouraged to take a short test before starting a course so that his/her language needs can be ascertained, and it can be ensured that they are placed in a group of a similar level of ability and knowledge. On completion of a course the student will be awarded an attendance certificate by the AdG; in addition, the students are also offered the opportunity to take the officially recognised tests.

Super-Intensive Italian language courses

Super-Intensive Italian language courses
These courses offer a combined programme of intensive Italian language followed by one-to-one tuition. Mornings are spent in the core class (beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, post-intermediate, advanced, proficiency). In the afternoon students take individual lessons and can choose from a number of special modules appropriate for their level.

Italian + Art

It is possible to combine an Italian language group course with a Drawing and Painting techniques course.

Italian language classes take place in the morning, from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 10.30am, 10 lessons per week.

Art classes take place from Monday to Thursday:

  • from 11.30am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.pm (20 hours per week)
  • or only in the afternoon from 1.30pm to 5.pm (14 hours per week).

Tuition fees

Intensive in group

10 lessons per week

L1/2 1 week, 10 lessons €120
L2/2 2 weeks, 20 lessons €195
L3/2 3 weeks, 30 lessons €295
L4/2 4 weeks, 40 lessons €360
L8/2 8 weeks, 80 lessons €720
L12/2 12 weeks, 120 lessons €1080
L24/2 24 weeks, 240 lessons €2160
Enrolment fee €45

20 lessons per week

L1/4 1 week, 20 lessons €180
L2/4 2 weeks, 40 lessons €360
L3/4 3 weeks, 60 lessons €490
L4/4 4 weeks, 80 lessons €595
L8/4 8 weeks, 160 lessons €1140
L3m/4 12 weeks, 240 lessons €1690
L6m4/4 24 weeks, 480 lessons €3195
Enrolment fee €45

Super-Intensive

L1/5 1 week, 4 lessons a day + 1 hr private €360
L1/6 1 week, 4 lessons a day + 2 hrs private €510
L4/5 4 weeks, 4 lessons a day + 1 hr private €1365
Enrolment fee €45

Italian + Art

10 + 20 hours per week

LA1+, 1 week, 10 lessons of Italian language + 20 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €375
LA2+, 2 weeks, 20 lessons of Italian language + 40 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €685
LA3+, 3 weeks, 30 lessons of Italian language + 60 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €955
LA4+, 4 weeks, 40 lessons of Italian language + 80 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €1245
LA8+, 8 weeks, 80 lessons of Italian language + 160 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €2345
LA12+, 12 weeks, 120 lessons of Italian language + 240 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €3520
LA24+, 24 weeks, 240 lessons of Italian language + 480 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €6885
Enrolment fee €45

10 + 14 hours per week

LA1, 1 week, 10 lessons of Italian language + 14 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €315
LA2, 2 weeks, 20 lessons of Italian language + 28 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €560
LA3, 3 weeks, 30 lessons of Italian language + 42 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €840
LA4, 4 weeks, 40 lessons of Italian language + 56 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €1010
LA8, 8 weeks, 80 lessons of Italian language + 112 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €1970
LA12, 12 weeks, 120 lessons of Italian language + 168 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €2925
LA24, 24 weeks, 240 lessons of Italian language + 336 hrs of Drawing and Painting techniques, €5685
Enrolment fee €45

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Please note

1 lesson of Italian language = 45 minutes
1 hour of Drawing and Painting techniques = 60 minutes

Course price includes

Italian course material (Art material is not included)
Assessment test and final exam
A certificate at the end of the course

Dates

The course can start any Monday.

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Course feature

Classes are small to maximise learning.

Italian Language classes are offered at all levels, from those students who are just beginning to those with a more advanced comprehension of the language.

Students will be tested on arrival and placed at suitable level.

At the end of each month, all students sit a written exam.

If the student is successful, he/she is then allowed to proceed to a more advanced level.

Students are required to attend their classes on a regular basis.

Credits and certificates

Accademia del Giglio recommends that students who would like to receive credit for their studies abroad check with their university or college prior to registration.
As most universities and colleges consider 15 hours of study per term to be an acceptable level, we offer classes which provide the equivalent of 5 hours of credit per term for the study of the Italian language, along with optional hours for those students who wish to study other modules such as the history of art, studio art, etc. Please click here for more detailed information.

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