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LinguavivaFlorence, Italy

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4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of Linguaviva, Florence
Ranked #8 of 16 Italian schools in Florence
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(2)
Students 18-30 years
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

(7)
Students 31-49 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(1)
Students 50+ years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(6)
What we like about the school
  • Centrally located in a quiet street next to the main railway station.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
  • Additional private lessons quite expensive
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Linguaviva Florence is located in the magnificent city of Florence, in Italy's Tuscany region. The school is housed in the Santa Maria Novella neighbourhood, within walking distance of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the Piazza della Repubblica and the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, amongst many other sites of historical and cultural interest. There are also several restaurants, shops, cinemas and amenities within walking distance of the school.

Course selection: Linguaviva offers General Italian and Italian programmes with a difference. In addition to General Italian programmes taught over various schedules and intensities, the school also provide Italian courses in combination with Arts, History, Cooking and Internships. Cultural programmes for seniors, University Foundation programmes and Summer Preparation programmes for Italian universities are also readily available.

Social and cultural: Florence is a culturally rich city that is steeped in history. The Church of San Salvatore al Monte, the Rose and Iris Gardens, the monumental ramps designed by Giuseppe Poggi, Piazzale Michelangelo, and the Church of San Miniato al Monte are all registered UNESCO world heritage sites.

School chain: The Linguaviva Group has supplied Italian language programmes for over 45 years. They currently have schools in Milan, Lignano and Florence, in addition to Italian language programmes in Japan (Tokyo) and China (Shanghai).
  • The language school Linguaviva was founded in Florence, Italy in 1976.
  • Legal name / parent company: Linguaviva srl
  • Tax registration ID: IT03076490485

Italian Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Work & Study
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Linguaviva

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
80.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 23 € per course level.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 07 Jan 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
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.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Italian language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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
Note: All courses offered by Linguaviva, Florence can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Friends for life in Florence
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  • Lessons at Linguaviva
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  • Class
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  • Learning at Linguaviva
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  • Studying at Linguaviva
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  • Lesson in progress
    Lesson in progress8/37
  • Touring Florence
    Touring Florence9/37
  • Nature walks
    Nature walks10/37
  • Excursion in Florence
    Excursion in Florence 11/37
  • Social time in Florence
    Social time in Florence 12/37
  • Enjoying Florence
    Enjoying Florence 13/37
  • Concentrating in class
    Concentrating in class14/37
  • Detailed explanation from teacher
    Detailed explanation from teacher15/37
  • Focusing
    Focusing16/37
  • Students in Florence
    Students in Florence17/37
  • Study group
    Study group18/37
  • Teacher and students
    Teacher and students19/37
  • Linguaviva class
    Linguaviva class20/37
  • Accommodation in Florence
    Accommodation in Florence21/37
  • students
    students22/37
  • Night out
    Night out23/37
  • Having fun
    Having fun24/37
  • Nightlife in Florence
    Nightlife in Florence25/37
  • Exploring Florence
    Exploring Florence26/37
  • New friends
    New friends27/37
  • Linguaviva accommodation
    Linguaviva accommodation28/37
  • Linguaviva computer room facilities
    Linguaviva computer room facilities29/37
  • Fun activities
    Fun activities 30/37
  • Seeing Florence
    Seeing Florence31/37
  • Working together
    Working together32/37
  • Ice cream
    Ice cream33/37
  • Going out for drinks
    Going out for drinks34/37
  • Linguaviva students
    Linguaviva students35/37
  • Happy student
    Happy student 36/37
  • City tour
    City tour37/37

Linguaviva

Accreditations and Quality seals
ASILSIALCISO 9000/9001EDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:50
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Linguaviva and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • 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
    Paid parking (<500m)

Additional comment about facilities of school

* Audio-visual equipment in the classrooms

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 250
Throughout the year: 130
Junior courses - In summer: 160
Minimum age of students
16 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 9
Adult courses Throughout the year: 9
Junior courses In summer: 7
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Florence Peretola Airport:
60 € one way
120 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR).
More information about airports around Florence and how to get from the airport to Florence on your own here on our Florence page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
40 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Lectures
Walking and orientation tours in the city centre

Adults - Paid activities

Half day excursions (EUR 35)
Full day excursion (EUR 49)

Junior - Free activities

Sporting facilities
Private beach
Daily participation in afternoon and evening leisure activities
Weekly excursions

Junior - Paid activities

* Trip to Gardaland (EUR 25)
Video about leisure activities at Linguaviva Florence

Accommodation

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Student opinions about Linguaviva, Florence

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The organisation of the accommodation is good, helpful people, classrooms are equipped, every week the teacher changes. There was listening, we watched video clips, half of the lesson once a week they take you to the city during lessons for a quest, interesting. Teachers try to make time for everyone, this is a plus.
Disliked
The teaching is weak. One week more or less taught well, the second week was bad luck. When you ask, "Why is it this way and not that way?" The question is simply avoided, without saying the answer. Mostly went through grammar, wrote down words. The same can be done from home. Very few words/expressions were given as locals say and what on the internet (for example) you can't learn just like that. There were 8 people in the class, but my personal opinion is that this is too many. We were divided into groups, but it didn't make much sense in practice.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Flat
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard Course [Итальянский] - 2 weeks
13. Aug. 2023
Liked
The fact, that the individual course with eligo was made specially for my needs of the italian opera music
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I'll go back one day!
Course: One - to - One
23. Jun. 2006
Liked
The quality of instruction; the friendly, supportive staff; the interesting mix of student nationalities.
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.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Standard - 4 weeks
1. Nov. 2010
Liked
A lot of speaking Italian, new grammar, excursions and activities after school were very interesting
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Junior Italian language & cultural/creative activities - 2 weeks
25. Jul. 2023
Liked
Great international experience, wonderful instructors, complete immersion.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Italian+Art,Design and Photography - 4 weeks
9. Aug. 2006
Liked
Staff, social activities, everything was well organised
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Try to stay with a host family in order to practice more.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General
30. Jan. 2001
Liked
Teachers were excellent, helpful, and friendly.
Disliked
Too many students in a class.
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.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General
14. Jul. 2003
Liked
Very nice atmosphere and very nice teachers!!
Disliked
The activities were not very popular as everything was in Italian which puts others off.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very nice too! It was just not necessary to be able to speak Italian there. Mainly English was spoken there.
Course: Italian + Arts  - 4 weeks
17. Dec. 2022
Liked
Punctuality and good treatment.
Disliked
The level of teaching, I expected more, it was totally basic. I think it is complemented if you stay another two weeks or if you want to improve your level attend at any other date to the standard course. However, it will not be aimed at people over 50 years old.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The school does not inform you about your level of Italian that the initial test shows.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The visits were very well organized, especially the excellent information provided by Virginia. She is a true art historian who knows how to communicate her knowledge.
Other comments I really appreciate that you offer courses for seniors (50 years and over). We are still functional. Thank you.
Course: Cultural Programme for Seniors - 2 weeks
24. Sep. 2023
Liked
Commitment of all the staff
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments It´s a pity that you don´t have guided city walks, nor a cafeteria as a meeting point.
Course: Standard - 2 weeks
5. Nov. 2007
Liked
Very welcoming atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard - 3 weeks
17. Oct. 2006
Liked
Location and teachers
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard - 2 weeks
19. Dec. 2005
Liked
Very good teaching
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General
24. Apr. 2000
Liked
The methodology.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared Flat
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Italian + Interior Design - 4 weeks
4. Oct. 2007

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Questions and answers about Linguaviva

  • The activities are carried out in the language to be learned.
    Tanja, Languagecourse.Net - Mar 29, 2023

FAQ about Linguaviva, Florence

  • Italian courses at Linguaviva start at 205 € for Standard Course course with 20 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 following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Course, Standard Course, Super Intensive Course (20 group + 10 individual), Italian + Cooking
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Florence Peretola Airport (60 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Linguaviva varies from 1 students (Online One-to-One 20) to 14 students (Intensive Course)
  • 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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