Course for School and College Groups
(20 Italian group lessons + afternoon activity program)
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.
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.
The program is meant to be for one week. By request we can extend this period.
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.
Lessons take place from Monday to Friday.
The school follows national and local holidays and will be closed on the following days:
2019: 1 January, 6 January (Sunday), Easter Monday (22 April), 1 May, 2 June (Sunday), 24 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December (Sunday). In 2019 the school will be exceptionally open on 25 April (Liberation Day). The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 23 December 2019 to 6 January 2020.
2020: 1 January, 6 January, Easter Monday (13 April), 25 April (Saturday), 1 May, 2 June, 24 June, 15 August (Saturday), 1 November (Sunday), 8 December. The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 21 December 2020.
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
This course is only available in Florence.
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