Beginner(A1): No knowledge or understand only few basic words/phrases Elementary(A2): Can understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobby. Lower Intermediate(B1): Can speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation. Upper Intermediate(B2): Can speak about abstract topics, produce clear, detailed text on many subjects. Advanced(C1): Can use language flexibly and effectively. Proficiency(C2): Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
The language school Scuola Leonardo da Vinci was founded in Florence, Italy in 1977. The school is situated in a historical palazzo with a magnificent view of the Cathedral, in the heart of downtown Florence, only a few minutes walk from the most famous sights.
The school address is: Via Bufalini 3, 50122 - Florence (Italy).
Accreditations and Quality seals
AIL - Accademia Italiana di Lingua www.acad.it
Snack vending machine
Drink vending machine
Balcony / terrace
Student support desk
Printer for student use
Facilities for disabled students
Wheelchair access to classroom
Wheelchair access to cafeteria
TV in some classrooms
Air conditioning in most classrooms
Heating in all classrooms
Ample natural light in all classrooms
Number of classrooms:
Number of public workstations:
Internet access and use of school computers
Wireless LAN zone at school
Free certificate of course attendance
Language level placement test at first day of classes
For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Average number of students
Adult courses in summer: 130
Adult courses throughout the year: 100
Average age of students
in summer: 25 years
throughout the year: 27 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Minimum age of students
above: FLORENCE AIL DIPLOMAS
Italian teacher qualifications
100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):
Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR). It takes 30 minutes by bus to school.
Language school closed
In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 06.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 02.Jun.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 06.Jan.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 25.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 02.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
Intensive Course + 2 extra group lessons per day. This course is offered at 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. If there should be only one participant for a course/level, she/he will attend the Intensive course plus 3 private tuition lessons per week.
Learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment and attend a wide variety of cultural activities, such as: visits to vineyards; artisan and fashion workshops; museums; a week-end excursion in Tuscany; a lesson in Tuscan cuisine; dinner and aperitivo with students and teachers...
32-week programme of Italian language lessons plus an academic part where the students will attend the following subjects: Art History; Italian Civilization; Business Italian; History of Italian Fashion and Design. Workload also includes preparation for language diplomas and a final research project.
For the course starting in September the duration of the whole stay is 34 weeks, as it includes 2 weeks of Christmas Holidays.
Learn Italian and discover Italy at the same time:
20 group Italian lessons/week in at least 2 different cities. Choose between Florence, Milan, Siena and Rome. The school provides assistance for the organisation of the transfers between the cities (cost not included).
Please specify which schools you would like to attend and in which order in the comments field of the registration form.
Special prices for accommodation.
Intensive Course + 2 private lessons per day in the selected professional field. Possible areas of specialization for private lessons include: Business Correspondence; Business Italian; Italian for Banking; Italian for Law; Italian for the Hotel Industry; The Language of Wine & Food; The Language of Tourism; Italian for Flight Attendants; Italian for Health Care; The Language of Fashion; The Language of Architecture; Italian Literature; Italian Cinema; The Language of the Libretti/Opera and more
Course organised in 2-week blocks. Price includes 5 sessions per week of 2 hours each. Lessons are held in the afternoon.
Please indicate which field you would like to study in the comments section of the registration form.
NOTE: Italian language classes to be booked separately. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school: Via Pandolfini, 46r , 50122, Florence
An introduction to the most important artistic movements. Study the development of art in Italy in relation to the rest of Europe. Become acquainted with the most important works of artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo while learning about the most significant historical and social events of their day.
Every Monday .
Required language level
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Note: All courses offered by Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 70.00 €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: The school also offers:
Cooking courses for both amateurs and professionals (prices on request). Private tuition Two-to-One (50 euros/lesson) and Three-to-One (60 euros/lesson).
Preparation courses for enrollment in Italian Universities.
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), No meals 144 € per week
Price in €
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday Price per person
Extra night price for one week bookings: € 24,00
Late arrival fee (after 22:00): € 25,00 No extra nights bookable.
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18 Maximum age of students: 0
Arrivals/departures to/from your accommodations outside of the stated schedule may incur additional charges and must be requested in advance.
For all accommodations a credit card number will be required as a guarantee.
Homestays: can be in the city centre as well as the outskirts.
Use of the family kitchen is not allowed. Use of the washing machine is sometimes available for an extra fee.
Most of the families have a TV that the student can watch.
Telephone can only be used to receive calls.
Double room accommodations: For bookings of only one week double rooms can only be booked by two participants traveling together.
Airport Transfers must be requested upon enrollment.
The rooms are available from Sunday afternoon (after 2:00 pm) before the course starts until Saturday morning (10:00 am) at the end of the course.
NOTE: For students participating in the Italian Tour or Dolce Vita programmes, special accommodation prices apply.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room: always
Optional airport transfer Pisa / S. Giusto: for 170 € (one way); for 340 € (return trip) Florence Peretola Airport: for 60 € (one way); for 120 € (return trip)