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Florence - GDS
1 language school in Florence offering GDS courses from
for a 4 week Italian course.

These Italian language courses are tailored to prepare you for the GDS exam.
See also exam preparation courses in Florence, Italy for other Italian exams: GDS (1)

Overall rating of listed schools in Florence:
4.0/5.0 (25 reviews)
School Size:
Lessons per week: 24
Max. students per class: 10
Required language level: Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Starting dates: Every Monday
Beginner level start only: 09.Jan.2017, 23.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 20.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 18.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 13.Nov.2017, 27.Nov.2017, 11.Dec.2017

Comments:
8 weeks Super intensive course + 4 weeks Combined course + school exam "Diploma Centro Fiorenza".
It is also possible to prepare for an internationally renowned certification (not included in the price, exam fee between 90 and 160 €) such as CILS (University for Foreigners, Siena). The school is an official examination centre for the CILS certifications.

General facts about English for Speakers of Other Languages / ESOL by Pitman

The test English for Speakers of another Language / ESOL by Pitman is less recognized, but it can be taken at random dates at your school. We would like to advise you to have a look at the other english language exams which are accredited much more. The ESOL by Pitmann test is offered in the following variations:

Examination fees

Fees vary depending on the examination centre.

Level

Preliminary (A1 Breakthrough)
Access (A2 Waystage)
Achiever (B1 Threshold)
Expert (C1 Effective Operational Proficiency)
Mastery C2 Mastery
Based on Common European Framework: A1 - C2

Examination dates

Dates vary depending on the examination centre

See further information about GDS »

Events in FlorenceBest time to take a language course in Florence

February
Tourisma- International Archeology
Tourisma- International Archeology

17 Feb. 2017 - 19 Feb. 2017TourismA - International Archaeological Exhibition. is a yearly event where important figures from the world or archaeology can meet to present their findings, consult with others, and exchange ideas and information about anything and everything to do with ancient history.

Danza in Fiera
Danza in Fiera

23 Feb. 2017 - 26 Feb. 2017Publicized as a trade fair and show, Danza in Fiera is Italy's main dance event focusing on dancing and ballroom dancing in particular. There are competitions, masterclasses, castings, and open lessons as well as stands selling some on the best related products on the market.

April
Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart)
Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart)

16 Apr. 2017One of the loudest folk traditions of the Easter season in Italy, the "explosion of the cart" is literally that, a wagon filled with fireworks that is set alight. The fuse runs from the alter of the cathedral and is lit by the priest.

International Italian Handicrafts
International Italian Handicrafts

22 Apr. 2017 - 30 Apr. 2017Annual handicrafts trade fair that has been running for well over 70 years. With crafts of all types, be inspired by the creativity and craftsmanship of hundreds of artisans. There is literally something here for everyone.

Florece Bike Festival
Florece Bike Festival

23 Apr. 2017A weekend festival in Cascine park dedicated to bicycles of all types with events, tests, demonstrations, shows and even an expo village where you can acquire all your biking needs. Family friendly event for the eco-conscious who truly believe that bicycles set you free.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

24 Apr. 2017 - 30 Jun. 2017The first music festival ever in Italy, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino began as an opera festival in 1933. It attracts some of the biggest names of the classical music genre from Italy and around the world.

Tango Festival
Tango Festival

25 Apr. 2017 - 01 May. 2017A week of tango, passion and the good life in Florence. Take lessons or attend milongas hosted by guest DJs in some truly spectacular locations. Mingle with the artists, and dance with new friends from around the globe.

June
San Giovanni
San Giovanni

24 Jun. 2017Feast of Saint John, the patron saint of Florence. Countless events are organised around the city including boat races on the Arno, a historical parade, the final match of the Calcio Storico and even a nighttime marathon. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display.

Historical football in costume
Historical football in costume

24 Jun. 2017Florence celebrates its patron saint John with a game of Calcio Storico, an early form of football. The game is played in period dress with competing teams representing the four quarters of the city.

September
Rificolona
Rificolona

07 Sep. 2017The festa della Rificolona is a folk festival held every year in the heart of Florence. It includes a popular parade, music and myriad paper lanterns carried by children. The tradition dates back to the 12th century and celebrates the birthday of the Virgin Mary.

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