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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

  • 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.
  • The language school Parola was founded in Florence, Italy in 1992.
  • 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 RefusalCILS
“A friendly, welcoming and professional atmosphere are good elements to learn a language.”

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

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

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 7 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 € 180 171 320 304 420 399 510 485 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 207 367 481 584 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on grammar and conversation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 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
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Free cancellation up to 7 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 € -- 110 105 160 152 210 200 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 126 184 241 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on grammar.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 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 € -- 180 171 260 247 340 323 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 207 298 390 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on grammar and conversation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 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 € 100 95 180 171 260 247 320 304 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 115 207 298 367 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course focuses on grammar and conversation.
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  - 11:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € -- 500 475 690 656 870 827 -- -- -- -- -- -- 218 208
Price in US$ -- 573 790 996 -- -- -- -- -- -- 250
This course includes 20 group lessons and 3 one-to-one 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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Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € -- 990 941 1160 1102 1500 1425 -- -- -- -- -- -- 495 471
Price in US$ -- 1134 1328 1717 -- -- -- -- -- -- 567
This course includes 20 group lessons and 10 one-to-one lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 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
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € -- 620 589 870 827 980 931 -- -- -- -- -- -- 230 219
Price in US$ -- 710 996 1122 -- -- -- -- -- -- 264
This course includes 20 group lessons and 5 one-to-one lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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
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Private
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Free cancellation up to 7 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 € 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 3000 2850 3600 3420 300 285
Price in US$ 344 687 1031 1374 1717 2061 2404 2747 3434 4121 344
Lessons are 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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Free cancellation up to 7 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 € 550 523 1100 1045 1650 1568 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 3850 3658 4400 4180 5500 5225 6600 6270 540 513
Price in US$ 630 1260 1889 2519 3148 3778 4407 5037 6296 7555 619
Lessons are 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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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 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 € 850 808 1700 1615 2550 2423 3400 3230 4250 4038 5100 4845 5950 5653 6800 6460 8500 8075 10200 9690 800 760
Price in US$ 973 1946 2919 3892 4865 5838 6811 7784 9729 11675 916
Lessons are tailored to your specific language needs. Lunch: EUR 300 per week.
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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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 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 € -- 180 171 -- 360 342 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 207 -- 413 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course prepares students for the CILS exam and includes 2 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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Free cancellation up to 7 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 € 250 238 410 390 530 504 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 287 470 607 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 20 language lessons and 2 cooking lessons 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

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 350 450 520 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 422 543 627
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Phone, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Music 
Swimming 
Tennis 

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!

Brochures

Parola Brochure (PDF)
Parola Brochure (PDF)

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    FAQ about Parola, Florence

  • Italian courses at Parola start at 51 € for Light Course - Tre Volte 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 (Intensive Course - Allegro)
  • 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 16 years to 99. Average age is 6 during the summer and 6 for the rest of the year.
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