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Parola, Florence, Italy

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Italy
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Top rated social activities

Parola

  • The language school Parola was founded in Florence, Italy in 1992.Parola is an Italian language school that is located in the historic centre of Florence. This Italian school is situated very close to the most important monuments of Florence such Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery or the Church of Santa Croce. Parola is located in an area full of excellent Italian restaurants, coffee shops, and Italian Trattorias. In addition to its Italian language courses, the Italian language institute offers free time activities for free to discover Florence and experience Tuscany such as museum visits, church visits or field trips to the most important Tuscan cities.
  • Address: Borgo Santa Croce, 4, 50122 - Florence, Italy (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Parola s.n.c.
  • Tax registration ID: IT06768210483
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Parola

We have taken all the sanitary measures requested by the Italian Government:
- Social Distancing (1 meter)
- Face Masks
- Hand Sanification Gel
- Plexiglass anti-droplet
- Gloves
- Sanification of classrooms after every lesson.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 20
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 10 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Italian teacher qualifications

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

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

20
15
5
5
50
5

Optional airport transfer

Florence Peretola Airport:
30 € pick up
60 € 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:Full number of lost classes are made up

Italian Courses

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Price in € 180 171 320 304 420 399 510 485 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 15776 28045 36809 44697 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Classes are delivered 5 days a week, for 4 hours per day.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 100 95 180 171 260 247 320 304 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 8764 15776 22787 28045 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 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  - 10:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 29798 59595 89393 119190 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course is 12 lessons per week designed to improve communications and pronunciation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- -- -- 210 200 -- -- -- 420 399 -- -- 630 599
Price in RUB -- -- -- 18405 -- -- -- 36809 -- -- 55213
Classes are delivered 3 days a week, for 2 hours each day.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- -- -- 340 323 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- -- -- 29798 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lessons are delivered 3 days a week for 4 hours each day.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 250 238 500 475 690 656 870 827 -- -- -- -- -- -- 218 208
Price in RUB 21910 43820 60472 76247 -- -- -- -- -- -- 19106
4 hours of group classes + 3 private lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 55 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  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
Early bird discount: For enrolments of a minimum of 24 weeks - Book your course 2 months in advance and get a 10% discount. .
Seasonal discount: - Get a 10% discount on courses taking place during November and December. .
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Price in € 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2475 2352 2970 2822 3465 3292 3960 3762 4950 4703 5940 5643 495 471
Price in RUB 43382 86764 130145 173527 216908 260290 303672 347053 433816 520580 43382
4 hours of group classes + 10 private lessons per week.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 285 271 570 542 855 813 920 874 1150 1093 1380 1311 1610 1530 -- -- -- 230 219
Price in RUB 24978 49955 74932 80629 100786 120943 141100 -- -- -- 20158
4 hours of group classes + 5 private lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in RUB 17528 35056 52584 70112 87640 105168 122696 140224 157752 175280 210336
This group course is possible from Monday to Friday, running between the times of 13:00 to 20:00. The teaching material and final certificate is included in the price. The specific times will be decided closer to the time.
General course schedule
1 daily lessons of 55 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: 13:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 3000 2850 3600 3420 300 285
Price in RUB 26292 52584 78876 105168 131460 157752 184044 210336 262919 315503 26292
10 private lessons per week tailored to your specific language needs.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 540 513 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 3240 3078 3780 3591 4320 4104 5400 5130 6480 6156 540 513
Price in RUB 47326 94651 141977 189302 236627 283953 331278 378604 473254 567905 47326
20 private lessons per week tailored to your specific language needs.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 800 760 1600 1520 2400 2280 3200 3040 4000 3800 4800 4560 5600 5320 6400 6080 8000 7600 9600 9120 800 760
Price in RUB 70112 140224 210336 280447 350559 420671 490782 560894 701117 841341 70112
30 private lessons per week tailored to your specific language needs.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € -- 120 114 -- 210 200 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- 10517 -- 18405 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Two weekly sessions of 3 hours each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in € 260 247 480 456 660 627 830 789 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 22787 42068 57843 72741 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Italian lessons + 2 cooking sessions (2 hours each) per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
Seasonal discount: - Get a 10% discount on courses taking place during November and December. .
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. 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

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Price in € 150 300 450 600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 13838 27676 41514 55352
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Monday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Phone, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
We provide accommodation service, from single rooms to homestay. From hotel rooms to student houses. We offer homestays, studios and rooms in the historic center.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Music 

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Social activities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Value for money

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
What students liked about Parola, Florence
Atmosphere, learning materials, location and after-school activities
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Participate as much as possible in the activities, that’s where the actual language learning takes place!

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    FAQ about Parola, Florence

  • Italian courses at Parola start at 51 € for Tre Volte - Light course with 6 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Florence Peretola Airport (30 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Parola varies from 1 students (Private Course 10) to 12 students (Semi-Intensive Course - Andante)
  • 100% of teachers at Parola hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Parola comes from USA with a 50% representation, followed by students from Germany (20%) and England (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Parola offers courses from 0 years to 99. Average age is 6 during the summer and 6 for the rest of the year.
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