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Linguaviva, Florence, Italy

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)

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
  • 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

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 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Apr.2018, 25.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 01.Sep.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

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$ -- 651 977 1302 1628 1953 2279 2604 3255 3906 326
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 19.Nov.2018
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 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 400 380 600 570 800 760 1000 950 1200 1140 1600 1520 2000 1900 2100 1995 3960 3762 175 167
Price in US$ -- 434 651 868 1085 1302 1736 2170 2279 4297 190
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 19.Nov.2018
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 € 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$ 1042 2084 3125 4167 5208 6250 7291 8333 10416 12499 1042
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 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2600 2470
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2821
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
2018: 07.May.2018.
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
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1700 1658 2550 2487 3400 3315 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1893 2840 3786 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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
2018: 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018.
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 € -- 900 855 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 977 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
It includes activities like cooking lessons, excursions, lectures, food and wine itineraries.
Starting dates
2018: 07.May.2018, 03.Sep.2018.
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 € -- 1360 1292 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4760 4522 5440 5168 6800 6460 8160 7752 680 646
Price in US$ -- 1476 2214 2951 3689 4427 5165 5902 7378 8853 738
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 19.Nov.2018
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 € -- 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 977 1465 1953 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cooking classes: 2 afternoon sessions of 3 lessons per week.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 19.Nov.2018.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- 1500 1425 -- -- -- 3000 2850 -- -- 4500 4275
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1628 -- -- -- 3255 -- -- 4883
Art lessons: photography, fashion design, interior design OR painting.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 28.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 19.Nov.2018.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24
Price in € -- 200 190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3360 3192
Price in US$ -- 217 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3646
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 € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5500 5225
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5967
2 courses held in English between the subjects offered in our catalogue
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
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 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 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 1485 1650 1815 1980 165 100
Price in US$ 377 566 754 943 1131 1320 1508 1696 1885 2073 2262 189 115
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2430 2700 2970 3240 270 100
Price in US$ 617 926 1234 1542 1851 2159 2467 2776 3084 3392 3701 309 115
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1575 1750 1925 2100 175 100
Price in US$ 400 600 800 1000 1200 1399 1599 1799 1999 2199 2399 200 115
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 260 390 520 650 780 910 1040 1170 1300 1430 1560 130 100
Price in US$ 297 446 594 743 891 1040 1188 1337 1485 1634 1782 149 115
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € -- 240 360 480 600 720 840 960 1080 1200 1320 1440 120 100
Price in US$ 275 412 549 686 823 960 1097 1234 1371 1508 1645 138 115
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
4.6/5.0 
Facilities
3.7/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.6/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
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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