Group courses

Standard group course

(20 Italian language lessons per week)

Course structure:
The Standard course at the ABC school represents the base of almost all the study courses. It normally takes place from Monday to Friday in the morning and includes 20 lessons per week. The classes have a maximum of 8 students and last 45 minutes.

Lesson times:
Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30;
Conversation: from 10:45 to 12:15
At certain times of the year or for certain reasons it is possible that lesson times could change, however students will be informed of these well in advance.
In the afternoon students are free to participate in the cultural activities organised by the school.
The school is closed on Saturday and Sunday however excursions to other Tuscan cities, visits to Florentine museums and walks take place on Saturday.

Course duration:
The Standard group course lasts for a minimum of one week and a maximum of one year.
Students can freely choose how many weeks they would like to attend Italian language lessons according to their needs or availability making it completely personal.

Start dates in 2017

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

2 January, 16 January, 30 January, 13 February, 27 February, 13 March, 27 March, 10 April, 24 April, 8 May, 22 May, 5 June, 19 June, 3 July, 17 July, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August, 11 September, 25 September, 9 October, 23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December.

Holidays in 2017

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:

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.

Start dates in 2018

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

2 January, 15 January, 29 January, 12 February, 26 February, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 4 June, 18 June, 2 July, 16 July, 30 July, 13 August, 27 August, 10 September, 24 September, 8 October, 22 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December.

Holidays in 2018

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:

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
Standard group lesson (20 group lessons per week)
1 week : 20 group lessons euro 200
2 weeks: 40 group lessons euro 350
3 weeks: 60 group lessons euro 525
4 weeks: 80 group lessons euro 700
5 weeks: 100 group lessons euro 775
6 weeks: 120 group lessons euro 930
12 weeks: 240 group lessons euro 1.860
24 weeks: 480 group lessons euro 3.000
36 weeks: 720 group lessons euro 4.320
48 weeks: 960 group lessons euro 4.800

Standard group course - long term (20 group lessons per week)
From 5 to 12 weeks (price per week) euro 155
From 13 to 24 weeks (price per week) euro 125
From 25 to 47 weeks (price per week) euro 120
48 weeks (price per week) euro 100

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.

Locations

The Standard group course is available in both Florence and Sestri Levante (Liguria).

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Intensive group course

(30 group lessons per week)

Course structure:
The intensive course at the ABC school includes thirty 45-minute group lessons per week. The lessons take place in the morning and in the afternoon and have a maximum of 8 students per class.
Grammar lessons take place in the morning (from 9:00 to 10:30) which prioritises linguistic structures. Conversation lessons also take place in the morning (from 10:45 to 12:15) during which students are guided by their teacher to actively practice what they have learned in grammar class.
Lessons start again after the lunch break in the early afternoon (from 13:00 to 14:30).
Based on previous knowledge, students continue to improve their Italian by deepening topics already studied in class, building their vocabulary, reading, listening and watching videos in an interesting mix of grammar and conversation activities which lead students to acquire deeper knowledge and confidence in their communication and interaction skills.

Lesson times:
Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30
Conversation: from 10:45 to 12:15
Afternoon: from 13:00 to 14:30

At certain times of the year or for certain reasons it is possible that the times of lessons could change, however students will be informed of these well in advance.
In the afternoon students are free to participate in the cultural activities organised by the school.
The school is closed on Saturday and Sunday however excursions to other Tuscan cities, visits to Florentine museums and walks take place on Saturday.

Course duration:
The Intensive group course lasts for a minimum of one week and a maximum of one year.
Students can freely choose for how many weeks they would like to attend Italian language lessons according to their needs or availability making it completely personal.

Start dates in 2017

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

2 January, 16 January, 30 January, 13 February, 27 February, 13 March, 27 March, 10 April, 24 April, 8 May, 22 May, 5 June, 19 June, 3 July, 17 July, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August, 11 September, 25 September, 9 October, 23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December.

Holidays in 2017

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:

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.

Start dates in 2018

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

2 January, 15 January, 29 January, 12 February, 26 February, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 4 June, 18 June, 2 July, 16 July, 30 July, 13 August, 27 August, 10 September, 24 September, 8 October, 22 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December.

Holidays in 2018

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:

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

1 week: 30 group lessons euro 310,00
2 weeks: 60 group lessons euro 570,00
3 weeks: 90 group lessons euro 855,00
4 weeks: 120 group lessons euro 1.140,00
5 weeks: 150 group lessons euro 1.325,00
6 weeks: 180 group lessons euro 1.590,00
12 weeks: 360 group lessons euro 3.180,00
Please note: in the case that there is only one student enrolled or if there is not a class of your level, the Intensive course will be substituted with a Standard course plus three individual lessons per week for the same price.
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.

Locations

The intensive group course is only available in Florence.

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Courses for long periods

Course structure:
The Italian language is certainly charming. It has a complex structure and a very broad and varied vocabulary.
Learning to communicate correctly and in a proper way, whether it be orally or written, understanding all of the nuances may take a long time.
This is why the ABC school provides the possibility to attend a long and thorough course, appealing to those who have decided to settle in Italy or spend more than just a few weeks studying the language in order to reach C2 level.

About the course:
Our advice would be to attend a Standard group Course which takes place every day from Monday to Friday for a total of 20 lessons per week. This represents a complete and intensive approach to the language.
The lessons take place in groups composed of a maximum of 8 students: this choice means that teachers can attentively follow the progress of individuals and improve and correct their Italian.
During grammar lessons we study linguistic structures necessary for communication which will be practiced during the conversation lessons.
The direct teaching method that we use means that everyone will start to express themselves in Italian from the very first lesson.
The integrative activity program organised by the school for the afternoons offers students a great opportunity to get to know Florence and the Italian and Florentine culture better from many different aspects.
For those who decide to attend the school for a long time, the Intensive course and combined courses are available too.

Lesson times:
The lesson times for the Standard group course are as following:
Grammar from 9:00 to 10:30
Conversation from 10:45 to 12:15

The group lessons last for 45 minutes and take place from Monday to Friday.
On the weekends the school is closed, however on Saturday we organise either activities in Florence or excursions outside of the city.
In the afternoon all students have the possibility to participate in the integrative activity program. Students are taken by the teachers from the school to get to know various aspects of the Italian culture better: from literature to history, music to cinema, traditions to curiosity and visiting Florence and its monuments.

Course duration
The long term courses last from 13 to 48 weeks.

Start dates in 2017

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

2 January, 16 January, 30 January, 13 February, 27 February, 13 March, 27 March, 10 April, 24 April, 8 May, 22 May, 5 June, 19 June, 3 July, 17 July, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August, 11 September, 25 September, 9 October, 23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December.

Holidays in 2017

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: 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.

Start dates in 2018

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

2 January, 15 January, 29 January, 12 February, 26 February, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 4 June, 18 June, 2 July, 16 July, 30 July, 13 August, 27 August, 10 September, 24 September, 8 October, 22 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December.

Holidays in 2018

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: 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 for Standard group course (long-term)

From 13 to 24 weeks euro 125 per week
From 25 to 47 weeks euro 120 per week
48 weeks euro 100 per week

For the prices of the intense course (long-term) or of the Standard plus 5 or plus 10 course (long-term), please contact us.

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.

Locations

Courses for long periods of time are only available in Florence.

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Scholarships

(For Italian Cultural Institutes and departments of Italian Studies at University)

Due to the recent spread of the Italian language in the world, the ABC school has offered scholarships to members of Italian Culture Institutes and departments of Italian Studies at Universities for years.
These students are able of take advantage of our courses at a special price. Requests must be made by the management of institutions or university teachers and do not cover the cost of accommodation.

 

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