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Linguaviva, Florence, Italy

4.2/5

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

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 (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Linguaviva srl| Tax registration ID: IT03076490485

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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED 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 level.

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

Optional airport transfer

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

Florence Peretola Airport:
55 € pick up
90 € 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, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 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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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 9 10 12
Price in € -- 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 2700 2565 3000 2850 3600 3420
Price in US$ -- 638 957 1276 1595 1914 2233 2552 2871 3190 3828
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  - 12:30
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 € -- 400 380 600 570 800 760 1000 950 1200 1140 1400 1330 1600 1520 2000 1900 2040 1938 3840 3648
Price in US$ -- 426 638 851 1064 1276 1489 1702 2127 2170 4083
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
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 9 10 12
Price in € -- 1360 1292 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4760 4522 5440 5168 6120 5814 6800 6460 8160 7752
Price in US$ -- 1447 2170 2893 3616 4339 5062 5785 6508 7231 8677
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
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 9 10 11
Price in € -- 900 855 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 957 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 11 May 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
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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Private
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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 € 960 912 1920 1824 2880 2736 3840 3648 4800 4560 5760 5472 6720 6384 7680 7296 9600 9120 11520 10944 960 912
Price in US$ 1021 2042 3063 4083 5104 6125 7145 8166 10208 12249 1021
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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Work & Study
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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 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3400 3230
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3616
Starting dates
2020: 25 May 2020.
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 957 1436 1914 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cooking courses are suspended from 27th July to 22nd August 2020.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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
Elementary (A2) 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 9 10 11
Price in € -- 200 190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 213 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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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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 9 10 16
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5400 5130
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5742
Starting dates
2020: 07 Jan. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020.
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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FREE changes
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 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- 1500 1425 -- -- -- 3000 2850 -- -- 4500 4275
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1595 -- -- -- 3190 -- -- 4785
Italian and Arts course gives you an opportunity to learn Italian in Florence and develop your creativity in an inspiring context. Art courses are suspended from 27th July to 22nd August 2020.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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: 15:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) 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.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 600 570 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 638 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Note: All courses offered by Linguaviva, Florence can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 80.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 48 €. 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 165 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 1650 1980 165 100
Price in US$ 185 370 555 739 924 1109 1293 1478 1847 2217 185 112
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This option is suitable for 18 + students, Students who happy to share the flat with other students of different nationalities.
Students who can look after themselves and are responsible. Students who are budget conscious as this is one of the less expensive options. Students in their late 20s or 30s who wish to share a flat with an Italian host.
Price extra night:
24 € (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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 100
Price in US$ 303 605 907 1209 1511 1814 2116 2418 3022 3627 303 112
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 2
Kitchen cannot be used to prepare meals.
Price extra night:
39 € (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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175 100
Price in US$ 196 392 588 784 980 1176 1372 1567 1959 2351 196 112
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 2
Kitchen cannot be used to prepare meals.
Price extra night:
25 € (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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 130 260 390 520 650 780 910 1040 1300 1560 130 100
Price in US$ 146 291 437 582 728 873 1019 1164 1455 1746 146 112
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 2
Kitchen cannot be used to prepare meals.
Price extra night:
25 € (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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 215 430 645 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 100
Price in US$ 241 482 722 963 1204 1444 1685 1926 2407 2888 241 112
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
39 € (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, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 120 240 360 480 600 720 840 960 1200 1440 120 100
Price in US$ 135 269 403 538 672 806 941 1075 1344 1612 135 112
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Linguaviva - 2
This option is suitable for 18 + students, Students who happy to share the flat with other students of different nationalities.
Students who can look after themselves and are responsible. Students who are budget conscious as this is one of the less expensive options. Students in their late 20s or 30s who wish to share a flat with an Italian host.
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 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
Linguaviva schools offer an excellent selection of accommodation to meet your needs. One of the key elements for a successful language stay is accommodation. All accommodation used by the schools has been inspected by a school accommodation officer and is of good quality. You may choose from different options: Homestay, Shared Flat, Independent Flat, Student Residence and Hotel. All accommodation is booked from the Sunday before your course starts to the Saturday after it ends.

Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating: 4.2/5.0

City

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Other
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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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    FAQ about Linguaviva, Florence

  • Italian courses at Linguaviva start at 95 € for Art History course with 7.5 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared flat is the most popular among all our clients of Linguaviva
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Florence Peretola Airport (55 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Linguaviva varies from 1 students (One-to-One Package ) to 15 students (Preparatory for Italian University)
  • 100% of teachers at Linguaviva hold a university degree. 99% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Linguaviva comes from Brazil with a 15% representation, followed by students from USA (14%) and Israel (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Linguaviva offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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