Italian and holiday

“Italiano, no problem!” Course

(10 Italian language lessons focused on practical situations + 5 lunches with a teacher)

Course structure:
There are many people who love to come to Italy on holiday.
Sea, mountains, cities of art, great food, fashion and many more interests draw millions of people to choose Italy as their holiday destination every year.
This course is designed for absolute beginners or students of A1 level who want to learn the basics of the Italian language to be able to be independent during their holiday.
Lessons are individual or in small groups of maximum 3 people of the same level.

About the course:
Students concentrate on the Italian language in class in the morning or around the streets of the city. The teacher provides the necessary tools for students to be able to speak in practical situations such as ordering in a restaurant, booking a hotel, asking information in the streets, presenting themselves and shopping or going food shopping in the market.
The direct teaching method used by the ABC school for more than 30 years means that everyone starts to express themselves in Italian after a few hours.
After the lessons students eat lunch in a trattoria or in a small restaurant in the city centre with their teacher to continue to speak Italian in a nice and relaxing way over a delicious dish and a glass of wine.

In the afternoon also students from the “Italiano: no problem!” Course have the possibility to participate in the integrative activity program organised by the school if they would like to. This is to get to know other aspects of the Italian culture or to visit Florence with a teacher who is also a licensed tour guide.

Lesson times:
From 10:45 to 12:15 – Italian lesson in class or in the city with a teacher
From 12:30 to around 13:25 – lunch together in a trattoria

Changes to the timetable are possible during certain times of the year and/or for other reasons from the school but will be promptly communicated with the students.
In the afternoon students are free from lessons to have the opportunity to either explore Florence by themselves according to their own interests, or to take part in the socio-cultural activities organised by the school.

Course duration
This course lasts for one or two weeks.

Start dates
It is possible to start this course every Monday.

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
“italiano no problem” course (15 individual lessons per week)
10 Italian language lessons focused on the use of the language in practical situations + 5 lunches in a trattoria with a teacher (lunch included)
1 week euro 750,00
2 weeks euro 1.500,00

This price includes educational materials.
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 course is available in the two ABC school locations, in Florence and in Sestri Levante (Liguria).
It is also possible to combine the courses (one week in Florence and one in Sestri Levante).

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“Bella vita” course

(10 group grammar lessons + 10 individual lessons in museums + 1 cooking lesson)

Course structure:
This course combines the Italian language with guided visits in Florence to discover the most important museums and monuments and learn how to cook some typical Tuscan or Italian dishes.

About the course:
The first half of the morning is dedicated to studying the Italian language.
The grammar lessons teach linguistic structures needed for communication.
The educational materials used are written, edited and constantly updated by the ABC school.
Classes are composed of a maximum of 8 students in a way that the teacher can follow the progress of individuals and the rate of learning.
After a short break lessons continue individually: with a teacher from the ABC school who is also a licensed tour guide you will visit Florentine museums or go on themed walks in the historic centre.
We can visit the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello National Museum, the Palatina Gallery and the other collections of the Pitti Palace, the Museum of the works of the duomo (Opera del Duomo Museum) or walk through the Boboli gardens, walk through the streets of the city to discover the history or legends of the main monuments of the city: the possibilities offered by Florence are many. You will be spoiled for choice.
The program also includes an evening together: we will cook a complete typical Tuscan or Italian menu and then eat what we have prepared, drinking a good glass of wine and speaking Italian in a relaxed way.

Lesson times:
From 9:00 to 10:30 group grammar lessons
From 10:45 to 12:35 individual lessons in museums

Group lessons last 45 minutes.
Individual lessons last 55 minutes.

Changes to the timetable are possible during certain times of the year and/or for other reasons from the school but will be promptly communicated with the students.

Students on the “Bella vita” Course can also participate in the afternoon and Saturday activity program also organised by the school.

Course duration:
The “Bella vita” course lasts for one or two 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
1 week (10 group Italian language lessons + 10 individual lessons in museums + 1 cooking lesson): 600 euro
2 weeks (20 group Italian language lessons + 20 individual lessons in museums + 2 cooking lesson): 1200 euro

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 “Bella vita” course is only available in Florence.

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Families with children

Course structure
Italy is a tourist spot chosen by many families with children every year and we have also created a course especially for them.
If parents would like to study Italian language in class, they can easily do it whilst their children have lessons adapted for children with another teacher in a secure environment.

About the course
We would recommend parents to choose either a group or individual course which only takes place in the morning so that their children do not stay at school for too many hours.
In another room the children can learn Italian through games, music, videos or short texts adapted for their age.
During the lunch break it is possible to organise activities to discover Florence which appeal to the whole family. We can visit the Museum of Children in the Palazzo Vecchio, go on a walk in the historic centre to get to know the secrets and legends of Florence, go to the Boboli Gardens or go on a gelato tour to try the best flavours in the city. We can also enjoy ourselves by organising a cooking lesson in which the children can also participate actively, eating the food which we have cooked afterwards.

Lesson times
The lesson times vary depending on which course the adults have chosen.
If you choose a Standard Group Course, classes start at 9:00 and finish at 12:15.
If you would prefer to attend an Individual, Duetto or Trietto course dedicated exclusively to the family, the lesson times are completely personalisable.

Course duration
The minimum duration of all courses at the ABC school is one week.

Start dates
Group courses have specific starting dates.
Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start every Monday.
Complete beginners can start every second Monday, on specific dates.
2017: 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.

2018: 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.

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

The price of the courses for families with children vary according to the chosen course, the number of participants and the requested activities.
Therefore we please ask to contact us by email including all of your requests so that we can try to create a program for you which appeals to all of the interests of the family.

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 course dedicated to families with children is available in both Florence and in Sestri Levante (Liguria).
It is also possible to attend this course in both locations, for example one week in Florence and another on the beach of Sestri Levante.

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Honeymoon in Florence

Every year many couples decide to pronounce their vows in Florence and celebrate their wedding in one of the most elegant halls of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, the Bardini Museum, in one of the city’s charming historical buildings or even in one of its monumental churches.
There are even more newlyweds who organise their honeymoon in Italy and who spend a few days in Florence.
Our Honeymoon in Florence Course is made especially for them, with a program that can be personalised to meet the couple’s needs.

What we offer
There are many possibilities offered by a city rich in culture and beauty like Florence. If newlyweds are looking for something original that transforms the event into a unique experience that enriches them also from a personal growth point of view, they will be spoiled for choice.
Our basic course combines the study of Italian language (two lessons per day in the morning) with visits to the most famous museums or monuments in the city as well as walks in the historic centre with a teacher from the ABC school who is also a licensed tour guide.
To this you can also add wine, oil and other typical Italian product tastings, cooking lessons and dinner together, concerts at the new Opera theatre in Florence, Spa and wellness programs, poolside cocktails (in summer), panoramic walks in the hills and excursions to other Tuscan cities as well as more activities on request.

In the case that the couple do not have any Italian language knowledge, the studying can finish with the acquisition of basic knowledge which will make the continuation of their trip in Italy more interesting. However, if the spouses have a higher level of knowledge, the course will focus on improving or deepening certain aspects of the language, emphasising the communicative and practical aspects: do not forget that it is still a holiday!

Accommodation
We know that accommodation during a honeymoon is particularly important.
The ABC school can help a couple to find an elegant apartment in the historic centre, or an exclusive hotel if they prefer.

Start dates and course duration
Naturally the start date and the duration of the course are up to the couple, but there is a minimum of 5 days of lessons.

Price
It is not possible to give a price now because it can notably vary depending on which activities you would like to do and the number of days you would like to stay.
Of course we are more than happy to create personalised programs for the couple.

The price for 2 Italian language lessons per day with a teacher (2 students and 1 teacher) for a week is 450 euros, which you can then add activities to.

Locations
The honeymoon course is available in Florence and in Sestri Levante and it is possible to combine the two courses to get to know Tuscany and Liguria better.

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