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Linguaviva, Florence, Italy

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Italy

What we like about the school

  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

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Linguaviva

The language school Linguaviva was founded in Florence, Italy in 1976. The school is situated near the central railway station in the city centre of Florence, close to all the shops and restaurants.

The school address is: Via Fiume 17, 50123 - Florence (Italy).

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILSIALC ISO 9000/9001NAFSAWYSE/FIYTOEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

16

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Prices include

  • 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
  • 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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 23 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 130
  • Junior courses in summer: 160

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9
  • Junior courses in summer: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Italian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 99 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

15
3
4
1
1
1
5
1
7
4
5
1
14
5
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR).It takes 30 minutes by taxi or shuttle bus  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 17.Apr.2017, 25.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 02.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 25.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Italian Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 3000 2850 3600 3420 300 285
Price in US$ -- 672 1008 1344 1680 2016 2351 2687 3359 4031 336
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in € -- 390 371 585 556 780 741 975 927 1170 1112 1365 1297 1560 1482 1950 1853 2040 1938 3840 3648
Price in US$ -- 437 655 874 1092 1310 1529 1747 2183 2284 4299
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 940 893 1880 1786 2820 2679 3760 3572 4700 4465 5640 5358 6580 6251 7520 7144 9400 8930 11280 10716 940 893
Price in US$ 1053 2105 3157 4210 5262 6314 7367 8419 10524 12628 1053
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2500 2375 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2799 -- -- --
For students who wish to attend an Italian University and pass the entrance examination for Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Medicine, Veterinary science, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering.
Course material included.
Starting dates
2017: 08.May.2017.
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1680 1638 2520 2457 3360 3276 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1931 2896 3861 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Also included: course material, sports and leisure activities (attended by our staff). Laundry service once a week. Every student is insured against accidents and unintentional damages caused to others. Price includes
Supervision 24/7 This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Viale Centrale, 29, 33054, Lignano Sabbiadoro - UD
Starting dates
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 02.Jul.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 16.Jul.2017.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1000 950 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1120 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
It includes activities like cooking lessons, excursions, lectures, food and wine itineraries.
Starting dates
2017: 08.May.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
3-4 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  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1320 1254 1980 1881 2640 2508 3300 3135 3960 3762 4620 4389 5280 5016 6600 6270 7920 7524 660 627
Price in US$ -- 1478 2217 2956 3695 4434 5172 5911 7389 8867 739
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 800 760 1100 1045 1390 1321 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 896 1232 1557 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cooking classes: 2 afternoon sessions of 3 lessons per week.
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
5-6 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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- 1500 1425 -- -- -- 3000 2850 -- -- 4500 4275
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1680 -- -- -- 3359 -- -- 5038
Art lessons: photography, fashion design, interior design OR painting.
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017.
General course schedule
5-6 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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 16:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 190 181 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 213 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Afternoon course, only in combination with a group or one-to-one course. It focuses on Florentine Renaissance and foresees theoretical lessons and some classes on site (museums, churches, buildings).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
1-2 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 16
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5400 5130
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6046
2 courses held in English between the subjects offered in our catalogue
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
6-7 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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Linguaviva, Florence can be reserved 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: 80.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 47 €. 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 330 495 660 165 100
Price in US$ 389 584 778 195 118
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
23 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 540 810 1080 270
Price in US$ 637 955 1273 319
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Kitchen cannot be used to prepare meals.
Price extra night:
37 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 350 525 700 175 100
Price in US$ 413 619 825 207 118
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Kitchen cannot be used to prepare meals.
Price extra night:
24 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 260 390 520 130 100
Price in US$ 307 460 613 154 118
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Kitchen cannot be used to prepare meals.
Price extra night:
24 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 240 360 480 120 100
Price in US$ 283 425 566 142 118
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
23 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Florence Peretola Airport:for 55 €(one way);for 90 €(return trip)

Reviews

City
4.4/5.0 
Organisation
4.6/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.6/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 
Students liked about Linguaviva, Florence
the quality of instruction; the friendly, supportive staff; the interesting mix of student nationalities.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you choose a homestay, try to find one that has a small fridge--it made such a difference for me to be able to get fresh food from markets so I didn't have to eat out all the time.
Great international experience, wonderful instructors, complete immersion.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Teachers were excellent, helpful, and friendly.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Had best join the course at the beginning of the month, not in the middle of the month, because contents of lessons and classes are arranged every month.
Staff, social activities, everything was well organised
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
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: Try to stay with a host family in order to practice more.
commitment of all the staff
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: It´s a pity that you don´t have guided city walks, nor a cafeteria as a meeting point.

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