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Linguaviva, Florence, 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

IALC

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

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

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €--60057090085512001140150014251800171021001995240022803000285036003420300285
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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Price in €--390371585556780741975927117011121365129715601482195018532040193838403648
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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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €94089318801786282026793760357247004465564053586580625175207144940089301128010716940893
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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Price in €--------------25002375------
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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Price in €--168016382520245733603276--------------
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinnerAlso 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 24/7This 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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Price in €--1000950------------------
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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Weeks123456781012Additional Week
Price in €--132012541980188126402508330031353960376246204389528050166600627079207524660627
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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Price in €--8007601100104513901321--------------
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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Price in €------15001425------30002850----45004275
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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Price in €--190181------------------
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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Price in €--------------------54005130
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

weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €--330495660165100
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, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks1234Additional Week
Price in €--5408101080270
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
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €--350525700175100
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 laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €--260390520130100
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
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*
Price in €--240360480120100
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, 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
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
4.6/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.6/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 
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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