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Italian school in Florence: ABC

Among the Top 20% most popular Italian schools in Italy in the last 12 months
4.6/5

Rating: 4.6/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Maximum 8 student per class
  • Accommodation within walking distance to school
  • Small class sizes

ABC

The language school ABC was founded in Florence, Italy in 1982. If there is one way to live the Italian bella vita while learning the finer intricacies of the Italian language, then this would probably be the place for you. ABC Florence is situated in the historic center of the city - a location rich in history and art. Many people believe that Florence is the birthplace of the Italian language, so this learning experience is as authentic as it can get.ABC Florence maintains smaller groups of students in a personalized and attentive manner while catering to the needs of every student that chooses to enroll at this language school.

Studying at ABC Florence allows you to choose the timeframe of your course, thus making it a personal experience. Group classes host no more than 8 students to assure a better quality of teaching and learning. Language instructors at ABC Florence encourage all students to express themselves independently and to make the most of situations where language skills can be improved. All accommodation options (homestays, guesthouses or hotels) are conveniently located in the historic center of the city and takes no more than 25 minutes to reach by foot.


The school address is: Via dei Rustici, 7, 50122 - Florence, Italy (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: L'Arca s.r.l.| Tax registration ID: IT04519920484

School currently open
Covid-19 school related information
Within all its buildings, ABC School in Florence follows the Health and Safety measures on Covid-19 set by National and Local Authorities, including social distancing. Students will have to bring their own mask. For personal and public safety it is strongly recommended that such measures are adhered to also by our students both inside and outside the school, as well as by accommodation providers. The ways of being infected with Covid-19 are so numerous that it is virtually impossible to identify legal responsibilities for such event. In this light, ABC school cannot be held in any way responsible of the interactions between students, between students and teachers, students and accommodation providers etc. The students have to provide themselves their mask.
ACCOMMODATION HOST FAMILY AND SHARED APARTMENT 1.The house and the room will be clean as usual. Only soaps/detergents indicated by the Italian Government will be used. 2.There will be gel in the house to wash your hands. 3.Keep a distance of around 1 metre from the people in the house. 4.Keep your personal belongings in your room. 5.Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. 6.Your temperature will be measured every morning at the school, therefore your temperature won''t be measured by your host family. 7.If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms, inform the family immediately. 8.Exchange of air will always be favoured, so students must open the windows in their rooms. 9.The air conditioning system: In Italy, air conditioning isn''t used a lot and most of the accommodation doesn''t have it. If your accommodation does have air conditioning, the filters will be clean according to government regulations. 10.Hospitals throughout Italy are well equipped for Covid-2019. 11.Italy is very well organised for Covid-19. 12.The school will be given all of the information with the relevant phone numbers. 13. Bring your mask

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalMIUR

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 70
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 6 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

2
1
15
5
8
2
2
2
2
1
20
4
15
2
5
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR).

Florence Peretola Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 02 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Italian Courses

General Language
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If the course does not have the minimum number of participants, the Intensive course will be substituted with a Standard course plus three individual lessons per week for the same price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Grammar lessons (9:00-10:30) + conversation lessons (10:45-12:15). Maximum 8 students per class.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course is for 2 students of the same level who enroll together. The price is for both students.
Flexible dates and timetable by arrangement.
It is possible to attend from a minimum of 5 lessons to a maximum of 30 lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Standard Group Course, one week in Florence and one week in Sestri Levante (Genova). It is also possible to choose Standard Plus 5, Standard Plus 10, Individual and Duetto Courses.
Minimum one week in Florence and one week in Sestri Levante. It is possible to extend the period.
Groups of maximum 8 students in Florence, 6 in Sestri Levante.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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2 weeks of Standard Group Course in Florence and 2 weeks of Standard Group Course in Sestri Levante (Genova). It is also possible to choose Standard Plus 5, Standard Plus 10, Individual and Duetto Courses.
Minimum one week in Florence and one week in Sestri Levante. It is possible to extend the period.
Groups of maximum 8 students in Florence, 6 in Sestri Levante.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course consists of the General English group course and 10 individual lessons for business English. The business lessons are to be taught specific business language and how to write or speak about certain topics.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Standard group course in the morning in classes with a maximum of 8 students, plus individual lessons in the afternoon focused on general Italian and/or on specific needs of the students.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Standard group course in the morning in classes with a maximum of 8 students, plus individual lessons in the afternoon focused on general Italian and/or on specific needs of the students.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 440 418 800 760 1200 1140 1600 1520 1960 1862 2320 2204 2680 2546 3040 2888 3720 3534 4400 4180 335 319
Price in US$ 473 859 1288 1717 2104 2490 2876 3263 3993 4722 360
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ 473 859 1288 1717 2104 2490 2876 3263 3993 4722 360
This course consists of the General Italian group course and 5 individual lessons for flight attendance. The flight attendance lessons are designed to give the student and thorough insight of how to become a successful flight attendant in the Italian aviation industry.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course consists of the General Italian group course and 5 individual lessons for healthcare. The healthcare lessons are aimed at teaching the students the Italian language used in the Italian medical sector.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 440 418 800 760 1200 1140 1600 1520 1960 1862 2320 2204 2680 2546 3040 2888 3720 3534 4400 4180 335 319
Price in US$ 473 859 1288 1717 2104 2490 2876 3263 3993 4722 360
This course consists of the General English group course and 5 individual lessons for hotel and tourism. The hotel and tourism lessons are for students who want to get to better grips with an understanding as well as the lingo used in the Italian tourism market.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 360 342 640 608 960 912 1280 1216 -- -- -- -- -- -- 280 266
Price in US$ 387 687 1031 1374 -- -- -- -- -- -- 301
Standard Group Course in the morning + 3 individual lessons a week over lunch in a "trattoria" with a teacher (cost of meals not included).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 12:30  - 13:25
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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10 group grammar lessons in the morning + 10 one-to-one lessons in Museums + 1 cooking lesson.
The cultural and cooking program can be held in English upon request.
Tickets for museums and other monuments aren't included.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Standard group course in the morning + 5 individual afternoon lessons/week focusing on different Italian topics such as Wine, Cooking, Politics, History, Fashion, Cinema and Music.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ 666 1245 1868 2490 3070 3649 4078 4636 5709 6783 521
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 430 752 1127 1503 1878 2254 -- -- -- -- 376
Group language lessons in the morning and 3 organised activities in the afternoon: tour of Florence, art visits to churches and museums, walking tours. The price of museums/bus/train tickets are not included in the price.
Starting dates
2020: 07 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 14 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 11 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 28 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 07 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 215 430 644 859 1074 -- -- -- -- -- 215
Flexible dates and timetable by arrangement. It is possible to attend from a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 30 lessons a week.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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One-to-one Italian language lessons focused on practical usage and 5 lunches in a trattoria with the teacher (lunch included).
It is possible to organize this course also for 2 students, small groups or families.
Only for beginners and elementary level.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 10:45  - 12:15
Afternoon: 12:30  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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This course consists of the General Italian group course and 5 individual lessons for business Italian. The business lessons are to be taught specific business language and how to write or speak about certain topics.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 473 859 1288 1717 2104 2490 2876 3263 3993 4722 360
Standard Group Course in the morning + 5 afternoon individual lessons a week focused on fashion vocabulary or fashion history, vintage, shoes, etc.
It is possible to arrange guided tours of the Costume Gallery in Pitti Palace, the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, the Gucci Museum, and the Roberto Capucci Foundation in Bardini Villa. Museums entrance tickets are not included.
This course is also available with 10 individual lessons per week in the afternoon.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in € 620 589 1160 1102 1740 1653 2320 2204 2860 2717 3400 3230 3800 3610 4320 4104 5320 5054 6320 6004 485 461
Price in US$ 666 1245 1868 2490 3070 3649 4078 4636 5709 6783 521
This course consists of the General Italian group course and 10 individual lessons for flight attendance. The flight attendance lessons are designed to give the student thorough insight of how to become a successful flight attendant in the Italian aviation industry.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 620 589 1160 1102 1740 1653 2320 2204 2860 2717 3400 3230 3800 3610 4320 4104 5320 5054 6320 6004 485 461
Price in US$ 666 1245 1868 2490 3070 3649 4078 4636 5709 6783 521
This course consists of the General Italian group course and 10 individual lessons for healthcare. The healthcare lessons are aimed at teaching the students the Italian language used in the Italian medical sector.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 620 589 1160 1102 1740 1653 2320 2204 2860 2717 3400 3230 3800 3610 4320 4104 5320 5054 6320 6004 485 461
Price in US$ 666 1245 1868 2490 3070 3649 4078 4636 5709 6783 521
This course consists of the General Italian group course and 10 individual lessons for hotel and tourism. The hotel and tourism lessons are for students who want to get to better grips with an understanding as well as the lingo used in the Italian tourism market.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 666 1245 1868 2490 3070 3649 4078 4636 5709 6783 521
Standard group course in the morning + 10 individual afternoon lessons a week providing preparation for any of these exams.
BC school is a recognized examination centre of the Accademia Italiana di Lingue (AIL) and of the University for foreigners of Siena (CILS).
Group lessons 45 minutes long. Individual 55 minutes long.
Exams take place in June or December.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ 473 859 1288 1717 2104 2490 2876 3263 3993 4722 360
Standard group course in the morning + 5 individual afternoon lessons a week providing preparation for any of these exams. This course is also available with 10 individual lessons in the afternoon.
BC school is a recognized examination centre of the Accademia Italiana di Lingue (AIL) and of the University for foreigners of Siena (CILS).
Group lessons 45 minutes long. Individual 55 minutes long.
Exams take place in June or December.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course is a combination of Italian lessons and studying the history of art in Florence. The first half of the morning (09:00 to 10:30) consists of Italian in groups of 8 or less whilst the second half (10:50 to 12:40) is taught by experienced art historian teachers or licenced tour guides of the subject. 10 Grammar group lessons a week and 10 one-to-one art history lessons a week. Tickets for museums and other monuments are not included.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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This course combines lessons in Art History at the school with visits to Florentine museums and walking tours.This course can be held also in English (on request).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course includes 20 Italian language group lessons in the morning and Special program in the afternoon: 1 cooking lesson, 1 wine tasting, 1 cooking lecture and 1 gelato tour.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Standard group course in the morning + 5 individual afternoon lessons per week focusing on writers, poets and the different periods of Italian literature. This course is also available with 10 individual afternoon lessons per week. Required minimum language level: A2
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:55
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 70.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 €. 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:Group lessons are 45 minutes long. Individual, duetto and trietto lessons are 55 minutes long.

Accommodation

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Price in € 210 312 480 648 816 984 1152 1320 1656 1992 168
Price in US$ 238 353 543 732 922 1112 1302 1492 1871 2251 190
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
14 minutes walking (average reported by 21 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 80
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Price in € 318 546 840 1134 1428 1722 2016 2310 2898 3486 294
Price in US$ 360 617 949 1281 1614 1946 2278 2610 3274 3938 333
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Personal use of kitchen not permitted.
Price extra night:
53 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
13 minutes walking (average reported by 19 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 80
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Price in € 168 247 380 513 646 779 912 1045 1311 1577 133
Price in US$ 190 280 430 580 730 880 1031 1181 1481 1782 151
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Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
12 minutes walking (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 80
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Price in € 198 312 480 648 816 984 1152 1320 1656 1992 168
Price in US$ 224 353 543 732 922 1112 1302 1492 1871 2251 190
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Personal use of kitchen not permitted.
Price extra night:
33 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
8 minutes walking (average reported by 4 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 80
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Price in € 276 481 740 999 1258 1517 1776 2035 2553 3071 259
Price in US$ 312 544 836 1129 1422 1714 2007 2299 2884 3470 293
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Personal use of kitchen not permitted.
Price extra night:
46 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 80
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Price in € 240 377 580 783 986 1189 1392 1595 2001 2407 203
Price in US$ 272 426 656 885 1114 1344 1573 1802 2261 2719 230
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Personal use of kitchen not permitted.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking (average reported by 18 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 80
Homestay: Different types of homes and families: young, senior and single parent families and couples with or without children or other students. Rooms are cleaned prior to students' arrival. Students are responsible for the cleaning of the room during their stay. Laundry provided once a week for free. The school also offers accommodation in private apartments (price on request) and hotels of all stars. By request and depending on availability, it is possible to share an apartment with other students (no family) in a single or a double room with use of a kitchen. The school acts only as an intermediary and takes no responsibility regarding the relationship between landladies/landlords and students.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet2 km
Baseball6 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving90 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf7 km
Horse riding15 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing90 km
Skiing90 km
Squash6 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis3 km
Volleyball3 km
Windsurfing90 km
Yoga 

Reviews

4.6/5.0

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
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Students liked about ABC, Florence
Very friendly staff and teachers. The methods of teaching a foreign language are very efficient. The courses are really worth one's salt. The afternoon and weekend programs are of great variety, and you can always see that the teachers are highly motivated. I would return to ABC at any time!!!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: According to my opinion the excusions offered by the school are much better that the ones offered by official tourist organisations, because the groups are smaller and the excusions are acompanied by well informed teachers of the school. So take the opportunity to join as much activities offered by the school as possible.
Other comments: ABC-pupils come from all over the world and it's amazing that you can communicate with anyone in Italian, because it's the common language of everybody. The average age of the sutdents may be about 25, but also people beyond 50 are comletely integrated (if they want to be). I could hardly believe that it is so easy to learn a new language with 55!! And therefore I would always return to ABC, if necessary.
The very personal service and the fact that the school is small (not so many students)
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Very good and quality afternoon activities.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Afternoon courses/walks with Brenda (history of art).
Very good teachers, small classes, a lot of leisure time activities
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
The school was really good and it has great staff.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I would like to come back to the school in the future.

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