Italian language and cooking

Italian Language Plus Mama’s Cooking

Course structure:
The Italian Language Plus Mama’s Cooking course is dedicated to those who love to cook and are curious to learn about real home cooking. In the evening, after the lessons three times a week, the student will have the possibility to prepare dinner with the woman that they are living with, discovering the secret family recipes.

About the course:
The morning is dedicated to studying the Italian language: it is possible to choose whichever language course you prefer.
The group lessons start at 9:00 with grammar class. After a small break, lessons continue with conversation class at 10:45 which focuses on oral communication. All group lessons take place with a maximum of 8 students: this allows us to be able to attentively follow the learning pace and difficulties of each student.
At 12:15 classes are finished and students have a break for lunch. It is possible to eat at school or in one of the many small restaurants or pizzerias closeby.
The Standard Italian language course, as described above, is the base of all of the group courses. Extra individual or group lessons can further expand language proficiency in the early afternoon (Intensive group course or Combined courses)

After the afternoon activities offered by the school, in which all students are free to attend, students on the Italian Language Plus Mama’s Cooking course can return home for their private cooking lessons.
To choose this course you must choose a single (or double) room with half board as your accommodation.

Lesson times:
For the Italian language lessons it depends on which course you have chosen.
The Italian cooking lessons take place three times a week from around 18:00.

Course duration
The Italian Plus Mama’s Cooking course lasts for a minimum of one and a maximum of four weeks.
For those who would like to attend the school for a longer period of time, you can do so by choosing another language course offered by the school.

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
Below are the prices of accommodation and the cooking lessons.
For the price of the language course please refer to the specific course: it is possible to choose whichever course you prefer.

1 week in a single room with half board + 3 cooking lessons: 291,00 euro
2 weeks in a single room with half board + 6 cooking lessons: 618,00 euro
3 weeks in a single room with half board + 9 cooking lessons: 945,00 euro
4 weeks in a single room with half board + 12 cooking lessons: 1.272,00 euro

By request it is possible to have more cooking lessons.

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 Italian Language Plus Mama’s cooking course is only available in Florence.

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Standard Group Course Plus A Taste of Italy

(20 group italian lessons per week + gastronomic program)

Course structure:
The Standard Group Course Plus a Taste of Italy is chosen to give students the possibility to get to know the gastronomic aspect of Italy as well as its language.
The program includes 20 group Italian lessons in the morning and activities in the afternoon to discover an important part of Italian culture: good food and good wine.
A cooking lesson, a guided wine tasting in a wine shop, a seminar on regional Italian cooking and a gelato tour and tasting in the best handmade ice cream shops in Florence are included.
The program lasts only one week, however it is possible to continue studying the Italian language by choosing another course offered by the ABC school.

About the course:
Italian language lessons take place in the morning.
From 9:00 to 10:30 we will study grammar structures.
After a small coffee break the conversation class starts at 10:45 where the rules learned in grammar class are put into practice.
The afternoon is dedicated to discovering the gastronomic aspect which characterises this course.
We will go to a wine bar to have a guided wine tasting accompanied by cheese and cold cut meats. You will also have a seminar on different regional Italian dishes from a more theoretical, however interesting point of view. You will also have a tour of the best homemade ice cream shops in Florence, tasting their best flavours. Finally, one evening we will cook and have dinner to enjoy a lovely, relaxing night together.

Lesson times:
9:00 – 10:30 grammar lesson
10:45 - 12:15 conversation lesson
The Standard Group course takes place with a maximum of 8 students per class. A group lesson lasts 45 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.

The afternoon activities start at various times, depending on the meeting point.

Course duration
The Standard Plus a Taste of Italy lasts for one week.
For those who would like to attend the school for a longer period of time, you can do so by choosing another language course offered by the school.

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

One week (20 Italian group lessons + gastronomic program): 560 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 Standard group Course Plus a Taste of Italy is available in both Florence and in Sestri Levante.

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