Italian school in Florence: Linguaviva

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280.- EUR
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Key points

  • City with an exceptional artistic heritage
  • Cosmopolitan and friendly language school
  • Italian course combined with cooking lessons
  • Wide choice of accommodation

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
United States, China, Brazil, etc..
ratings
142 authentic opinions

Just a stone’s throw from the historic centre of Florence, this Italian language school is located on a quiet street next to the central train station. It occupies a three-storey building dating from the 19th century. Offering optimal conditions for learning Italian, Linguaviva has 16 comfortable, air-conditioned classrooms equipped with audio and video material. The language school also offers free internet access. For relaxing during breaks or after your Italian lessons, you can enjoy the school’s garden, or head into the centre of Florence for a cappuccino or an aperitivo.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 272.- GBP
(280.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 or 13:30 - 17:00 depending on level

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
280 EUR
550 EUR
445 EUR
2
480 EUR
1020 EUR
810 EUR
3
680 EUR
1490 EUR
1175 EUR
4
880 EUR
1960 EUR
1540 EUR
6
1280 EUR
2900 EUR
2270 EUR
8
1680 EUR
3840 EUR
3000 EUR
12
2180 EUR
5420 EUR
4160 EUR
16
2880 EUR
7200 EUR
5520 EUR
24
4040 EUR
10520 EUR
8000 EUR
Extra week (24+)
165 EUR
435 EUR
330 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Intermediate, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 369.- GBP
(380.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00 or 11:00-12:30 + 13:30-17:00 depending on level

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
380 EUR
650 EUR
545 EUR
2
680 EUR
1220 EUR
1010 EUR
3
980 EUR
1790 EUR
1475 EUR
4
1280 EUR
2360 EUR
1940 EUR
6
1880 EUR
3500 EUR
2870 EUR
8
2480 EUR
4640 EUR
3800 EUR
12
3680 EUR
6920 EUR
5660 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 5 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 737.- GBP
(760.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 5 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
760 EUR
1030 EUR
925 EUR
2
1440 EUR
1980 EUR
1770 EUR
3
2120 EUR
2930 EUR
2615 EUR
4
2800 EUR
3880 EUR
3460 EUR
5
3480 EUR
4830 EUR
4305 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Italian + Cooking

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 854.- GBP
(880.- EUR)
Lessons
26 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 6 cooking)
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 14:00-17:00 (Mo-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
880 EUR
1420 EUR
1210 EUR
3
1180 EUR
1990 EUR
1675 EUR
4
1470 EUR
2550 EUR
2130 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Italian + arts

Elementary to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1533.- GBP
(1580.- EUR)
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 arts)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 14:00-17:00 (Mo-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1580 EUR
2660 EUR
2240 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 01.07 / 26.08 / 23.09 / 21.10 / 18.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1009.- GBP
(1040.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
1040 EUR
1310 EUR
1205 EUR
2
2000 EUR
2540 EUR
2330 EUR
3
2960 EUR
3770 EUR
3455 EUR
4
3920 EUR
5000 EUR
4580 EUR
6
5840 EUR
7460 EUR
6830 EUR
8
7760 EUR
9920 EUR
9080 EUR
12
11600 EUR
14840 EUR
13580 EUR
16
15440 EUR
19760 EUR
18080 EUR
24
23120 EUR
29600 EUR
27080 EUR
Extra week (24+)
960 EUR
1230 EUR
1125 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (30)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 1474.- GBP
(1520.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
1520 EUR
1790 EUR
1685 EUR
2
2960 EUR
3500 EUR
3290 EUR
3
4400 EUR
5210 EUR
4895 EUR
4
5840 EUR
6920 EUR
6500 EUR
6
8720 EUR
10340 EUR
9710 EUR
8
11600 EUR
13760 EUR
12920 EUR
12
17360 EUR
20600 EUR
19340 EUR
16
23120 EUR
27440 EUR
25760 EUR
24
34640 EUR
41120 EUR
38600 EUR
Extra week (24+)
1440 EUR
1710 EUR
1605 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (varies according to level and duration of course)
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) 100 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Florence) 55 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, half board
Host family, double room, breakfast
Shared apartment, double room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

142 students gave their opinion about this school

64 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es werden Ausflüge angeboten, die erst ab 15 Personen durchgeführt werden, obwohl es klar ist, dass diese Anzahl nicht erreicht werden kann. In der 2. Monatshälfte haben die meisten schon die Ausflüge gemacht.
2 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, dank dem Kursinhalt und der Möglichkeit zu reden. »
School highlights
« Gute Lehrkräfte. Kleine Gruppen. »
17 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Austria
/ 5
Unsere Lehrerin Melissa war immer gut vorbereitet und motiviert für den Unterricht. Meine Gastgeberin war immer freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sehr gute Beratung/ Hilfe an der Rezeption in der Schule, wenn ich Fragen hatte bezüglich Eintrittskarten oder Freizeitaktivitäten. Während meiner Reise habe ich viele interessante Menschen kennen lernen dürfen und ich habe Ihre Reiseagentur an mind. drei Personen weiterempfohlen!
3 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. »
School highlights
« Sehr nette Lehrpersonen! »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Florence est une ville très sécurisante et accueillante, contrairement à d’autres villes italiennes. En tant que femme, vous n’avez pas peur de vous promener seule ! L’école Linguaviva de Florence est très bien située : à deux pas du centre, des restaurants, de la gare et des arrêts de bus/tram. Durant cette semaine, j’ai rencontré des étudiants âgés entre 20 et 50 ans, provenant d’Angleterre, du Brésil, de Suisse et d’Autriche. Je recommande tout à fait ce type d’en logement qui vous permet de pratiquer encore plus la langue et de fréquenter les habitants d’une ville. De plus, la personne chez qui je logeais était super !
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« J’ai pris, en une semaine, de l'assurance pour m’exprimer dans une langue étrangère »
18 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« I can definitely understand and speak a great deal more Italian than I could have at the start of the course. »
School highlights
« Very relaxed and clear teaching methods, and a very enjoyable experience. »
30 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Beaucoup d'une même nationalité dans une même classe Super famille ! Dommage que certaines activités soit annulées car trop peu d'inscrits. Personnel de l'école vraiment génial ! Il est juste dommage que sur place, les gens parlent énormément anglais (j'étais là pour parler italien pas anglais et en plus je ne parle pas l'anglais donc c'était difficile de suivre les conversations avec les autres étudiants)
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Surtout au niveau d'oser parler la langue, d'avoir le déclic. J'ai énormément parler italien avec plein de monde »
School highlights
« Le personnel et les professeurs sont vraiment super, très disponible et à l'écoute. Il y a une bonne ambiance »
25 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
This is the ideal option for those who want to experience the Italian way of life and improve their Italian in a friendly atmosphere. Host families offer accommodation about 15 minutes by bus from the school. Whether you stay in a large family or with just one person, you will have your own single room (double if you are travelling with another student) and can choose between half-board and breakfast only.

Shared apartments
Our partner school in Florence also offers accommodation in apartments, shared with other students, about 15 minutes' walk from the school. You can either have your own room or share if you are travelling with a friend. The apartments each have three or more bedrooms and are fully equipped with a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and a bathroom (towels and sheets are provided) which are shared. This accommodation option is ideal for meeting international students and sharing the unique experience of learning Italian in the heart of Florence. On request, our partner school also offers accommodation in private apartments (1 or 2 people).

The European capital of art, Florence is a city whose rich past invites you to explore its cobbled streets. The city is a museum in itself, an incarnation of the Renaissance offering you an unforgettable display from its unique museums to its magnificent architecture and Tuscan landscapes. You will be face to face with history: the Piazza della Signoria dotted with towers, the Duomo and the works of art in the Uffizi Gallery are all located on the same bank of the Arno River. Add to this Florence's wine making and gastronomy – Tuscan wines, freshly made pasta and sauces with exquisite flavour. Welcome to Tuscany!

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