Courses for junior and school groups

Course for School and College Groups

(20 Italian group lessons + afternoon activity program)

Course structure:
This course is designed to meet the needs of groups of foreign students during their educational trip to Italy, accompanied by their teachers.
The courses can be personalised according to the specific requests of the teachers and of the classes, based on the topics which they have already studied, those which they need to focus on and those which they have not yet studied.
It is also possible to create a program specifically for groups who have never studied the language but who would like to take advantage of their stay in Italy to learn the basics.

After the Italian language lessons in class, students will be accompanied by an ABC school teacher who is also a licensed tour guide to visit the city and teach them about the wonders of Florence.

School groups should consist of a minimum of 6 students.

About the course:
In the morning students attend Italian lessons in class.
The ABC school uses the direct teaching method which means that everyone, after the first few hours will start to speak Italian using the knowledge they have gained.
We first concentrate on the grammar basics: through texts and many practical examples, students learn the necessary rules for linguistic communication. We also focus on pronunciation, vocabulary and written production.
Educational materials used are original, written and edited by the school with over 30 years of experience. Sometimes it is adapted to the specific needs (if there are any) of the school groups.
Conversation lessons focus on oral communication: teachers stimulate and encourage students to practice communication, also through activities created to exercise precise linguistic function.

After a lunch break students can join the afternoon activities organised by the ABC school so that they get to know Florence better, if it is okay with their teachers.

There can be walks in the historic centre to discover the most famous monuments, panoramic walks in the Piazzale Michelangelo, a visit to the San Miniato al Monte church, a visit to the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and a walk to discover the secrets and legends of Florence.

Lesson times:
From 9:00 to 10:30 grammar lesson
From 10:45 to 12:15 conversation lesson

Group language lessons last 45 minutes.

Afternoon, from 13:00 to around 14:30, an activity organised by the school.

Course duration
The program is meant to be for one week. By request we can extend this period.

Start dates
It is possible to start the course every Monday of the year or also on other days depending on the needs/availability of the group.

School holidays
Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. 
The school follows national and local holidays and will be closed on the following days:
2017: 1 January, 6 January, Easter Monday (17 April), 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 24 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December.
The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 18 December 2017 to 1 January 2018.

2018:  1 January, 6 January (Saturday), Easter Monday (2 April), 25 April, 1 May, 2 June (Saturday), 24 June (Saturday), 15 August, 1 November, 8 December (Saturday). The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 24 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Prices
One week (20 group Italian lessons + afternoon activities) 200 euro per student

The course is available when there is a minimum of 6 students.

All courses have an additional registration fee of 70 euro which is valid for a total of 12 months for both Florence and Sestri Levante.

Educational materials are included

Locations
This course is only available in Florence.

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Junior groups

(20 italian group lessons afternoon activities)

Course structure
The program is for young students (12-16 years old) who are on an educational holiday in Italy with their teachers.
20 group Italian lessons per week with a minimum of 6 students and afternoon activities which follow the students’ interests are included.

The proposals are to be agreed on with the teachers.

About the course
The morning is dedicated to studying the Italian language.
Using many practical examples, we will study grammar together to give students the necessary elements for oral communication.
Exercise books handed out are published and edited by the ABC school and have been put to good use for more than 30 years of teaching Italian as a foreign language.
Conversation lessons approach topics which are interesting to the young students and are modelled on the expressive capacity of students based on the linguistic structures learned. During conversation lessons we listen to Italian songs, play educational games, visit neighbourhood markets or have drawing lessons outside.

Students are free during the lunch break: the ABC school is located in the Santa Croce district, one of the most famous districts of Florence for small restaurants and trattorias as well as street food, pizzerias and ice cream parlours.

In the afternoon we meet again at school: we offer scenic walks to the Piazzale Michelangelo, educational activities to practice the language amongst the monuments of the city, a tour to discover the secrets and legends of Florence, visits to workshops, a visit to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, walks in the hills as well as games and much more.

Groups are accompanied by a teacher from the ABC school who is also a licensed tour guide.
On Saturday we will go to visit Siena, Lucca, Pisa or Arezzo.
The afternoon activities can be decided by mutual agreement taking into account the interests of the students and the needs of the accompanying teachers.

Lesson times
From 9:00 to 10:30 – grammar lessons
From 10:45 to 12:15 – conversation lessons
From 13:20 to around 15:10 - afternoon activities

The group lessons last 45 minutes. The course for junior groups is available with a minimum of 6 students.

Course duration
This course lasts one or two weeks.

Start date
It is possible to start the course every Monday.
If the group has different needs due to their travels, it is possible to start on a different day.

School holidays
Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. On Saturday the school organises activities that the students can take part in if they would like to: visits to museums or monuments and excursions in cities close to Florence.
The school follows national and local holidays and will be closed on the following days:
2017: 1 January, 6 January, Easter Monday (17 April), 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 24 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December.
The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 18 December 2017 to 1 January 2018.

2018: 1 January, 6 January (Saturday), Easter Monday (2 April), 25 April, 1 May, 2 June (Saturday), 24 June (Saturday), 15 August, 1 November, 8 December (Saturday). The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 24 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Prices
One week (20 italian lessons + 5 afternoon activities + Saturday excursion): 280 euro per student.

All courses have an additional registration fee of 70 euro which is valid for a total of 12 months for both Florence and Sestri Levante.

Location
The Junior group course is only available in Florence.

Click here to enrol

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