Italian language and theatre

(20 lessons per week)

Course structure:
The Italian language and theatre course was created by the desire to offer ABC school students another way to study through the memory of movement by involving the whole body as it matches the movement of language. Gestures and facial expressions are the first form of language and students are encouraged to express themselves and to communicate by giving voice to their emotions.

About the course:
In the first half of the morning students follow group grammar lessons where they learn the structures needed for communication.
The conversation lessons take place in an alternative way to normal classes: they are taken by teachers who have personal acting experience and who use theatre techniques in their lessons to teach language.
The Italian language and theatre course does not include creating scripts or having to perform a show. There is no audience and there is no obligation for you to remember your lines.
The lesson starts with an initial stimulus which could be an image, a situation or a text which then provokes drama, improvisation, listening and creating writing.
This method promotes an increase in self-confidence and communication and encourages reflection and the adoption of different points of views.
They say that when the body learns, the mind never forgets. It is by involving the whole person that communication and an expansion of their vocabulary is stimulated.

Communication lessons can take place in groups or individually.

Lesson times:
Grammar: from 9:00 to 10:30
Learning with theatre: from 10:45 to 12:15

Every lesson lasts 45 minutes.
In the afternoon students have the possibility to participate in an integrative activity program to get to know the Italian culture and traditions or to explore Florence and its historical and artistic treasures, guided by an ABC school teacher.

All of the activities take place in Italian and it is a great opportunity to continue to speak and listen to the language after the lessons are finished.

Course duration
This course lasts for at least one week.

Start dates in 2019

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

7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 29 April, 13 May, 27 May, 10 June, 25 June, 8 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 30 September, 14 October, 28 October, 11 November, 25 November, 9 December.

Holidays in 2019

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 (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.


To know the price, 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.

The Italian language and theatre course is only available in Florence.

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