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Italian language courses in Florence

A city of great historic cultural and artistic tradition Florence offers the best opportunity one may expect from a period abroad to learn the language in Italy. In order to start to learn or to improve Italian in Italy, Florence is the best choice: the purity of the language, the liveliness and authenticity of everyday life, the charm of its inhabitants, the great number of museums and monuments and its special position in Tuscany, in the centre of Italy, are some of the reasons that make Florence the best choice to spend the time set aside for this programme: to learn Italian.

Traditionally, the school has always offered its students, together with regular courses, every opportunity to learn about Italian life and culture. Besides regular courses, the school makes available a series of extra-curricular activities, both cultural and recreational, which help students to enjoy and appreciate, in the best way possible, their stay in Florence, in Tuscany and in Italy.

Visits to museums, participation in concerts, excursions in Tuscany and to other art towns in Italy, showings of films, towns of cultural and artistic interest conferences about Italian culture, dinners in restaurants, meetings with Italian students, visits to markets, and evening entertainment are organised by the school staff, who, besides teaching, give a special attention to student ‘get-togethers’.

Italian language courses offered by the Michelangelo Schools

The teaching of the Italian Language is the principal activity of the school organising, all year round intensive programmes for different types of learning needs. Besides this programme, and as its necessary complement, the Michelangelo school wants participants to learn about Italian culture, art and customs.

The courses offered by Michelangelo Italian language schools are:

– The Italian Language Courses in Florence, offered in six levels, all year round, permits the progressive learning of Italian. The courses are intensive, favouring everyday Italian.

– The Specialisation Course in our Italian Language School, which every year is available to teachers of Italian in schools abroad, to those in possession of the Michelangelo Diploma, and to those who, having complete mastery over the language, wish to take a ‘refresher course’.

– The Individual Intensive Courses in the Italian Language (one to one courses), offered in several ‘options’, are full immersion courses addressed to those who must, in a short time, have a good command of Italian. Their reasons to learn Italian may be professional or just personal interest.

– The Art History Courses – held in Italian (and in English for absolute beginners) – aim to outline, analyse and offer an historical overview of the Italian artistic heritage, from the days of Greece and Rome up to the High Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy. Every course provides for regular visits to the main museums, to art galleries and to monuments in Florence.

– The Supplementary Courses in Italian Culture, held in the afternoons twice a week, offer a wide range of subjects to be examined under the guidance of teachers specialised in the various fields proposed.

– The Art Courses offerred by Michelangelo schools are open also to Italian students. The courses are held in the ancient and original studio at the ground floor of the school. They are totally practical in nature, inviting participants learn to develop and to improve their artistic aptitudes. The Art Courses are open also to absolute beginners.

– The Italian Cooking Course – held in the school’s fully-equipped kitchen – is a pleasant and interesting way to learn about and to prepare some of the most typical dishes in the gastronomic tradition of Italy. The cooking course is also an informal conversation course, giving the possibility to practise the Italian language.

Italian Language Courses
 4 hours a day 

The “Standard courses in the Italian language” take place from Monday to Friday 4 hours a day in the morning and may be attended for periods varying from 2 to 24 weeks.

There are 6 levels in function, from the absolute beginners’ to the higher levels.

Each class, with no more than 10 participants, is given to 2 teachers that follow the language progression program (09:00 – 10:50) and the conversation program (11:10 – 13:00).

 

Duration  min 2 – max 24 weeks
Levels  6, from absolute beginners          see ►
Classes  max 10 participants
Hours a week  20  – 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday
Daily schedule  09:00 – 10:50 / coffee break / 11:10 – 13:00
 –  6 hours a day  –
The Intensive courses in the Italian language include 6 hours of class a day, 4 in the morning (09:00 – 13:00) and 2 in the afternoon (14:00 – 16:00).

They may be attended for periods varying from 2 to 24 weeks, with 6 levels in function, from the absolute beginners’ to the higher levels.

Each class, with no more than 10 students, is given to 3 teachers that follow from Monday to Friday the language progression programme, a conversation programme and a vocabulary revision and build-up programme .

 

 

 

duration  min 2 – max 24 weeks
levels  6, from absolute beginners         see ►
classes  max 10 participants (morning programme)
 max 5 (afternoon programme)
hours a week  30 ( 6 hours a day from Monday to Friday )
daily schedule  09:00 – 10:50 / coffee break / 11:10 – 13:00
 14:00 – 16:00
– 6 hours a day – 2 hours with individual programme –  
The “Super – Intensive Courses” take place day, with 6 hours of class: 4 hours in the morning (09:00 – 13:00) and 2 individual hours in the afternoon (14:00 – 16:00).

 

In the morning the student is placed in the correct level where he follows a progression program and a conversation program.

 

In the afternoon the student follows a special individual program with a private teacher with whom he perfects his capacity to use the language in relation to his needs, developing conversation, phonetics and vocabulary.

 

 

 

Duration  min 2 – max 4 weeks
Levels  6, from absolute beginners            see ►
Classes  max 10 participants
Hours a week  30 (6 hours a day from Monday to Friday)
Daily schedule  09:00 – 10:50 / coffee break / 11:10 – 13:00
 14:00 – 16:00 (one-to-one tuition)

 

– 4 full-immersion options –  
The “Individual Courses in Italian language “ are offered to those who wish to start or perfect their knowledge of the Italian language in a brief period in a full immersion programme.

The courses cater for work or study requirements  as well as for cultural or professional needs.

 

The school has on offer various options of one to one – individual courses from which it is possible to choose the one that is best adapted to the time at hand and to individual objectives and expectations.

 

Individual courses may start on the day chosen by the student.

 

 

 

 

 

Option 8 8 hours a day / lunch with the teacher
 

09:00 – 13:00

 

Italian language individual program *

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch / one to one conversation program
15:00 – 17.00 One to one conversation program
Fees per week euro 1.680,00 (including lunch)
*This Full Immersion Option includes 4 hrs on Saturday (09.00 – 13:00)

 

Option 6plus 6 hours a day / lunch with the teacher
 

09:00 – 11:00

 

Italian language individual program

11.00 – 13:00 Italian language individual program
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch / one to one conversation program
Fees per week euro 1.350,00 (including lunch)

 

Option 6 6 hours a day
 

09:00 – 11:00

 

Italian language individual program

11:00 – 13:00 Italian language individual program
14:00 – 16.00 One to one conversation program
Fees per week euro 1.140,00

 

Option 4 4 hours a day
 

09:00 – 11:00

 

Italian language individual program

11:00 – 13:00 One to one conversation program
Fees per week euro 780,00
This course may also take place in the afternoon (14:00 – 18:00)
– Specialization Course –
The “Specialization Course in Italian” is open to teachers of Italian, students who have obtained the Michelangelo Diploma and those who have complete mastery over the Italian language.

 

The course is offered all year round, with lessons from Monday to Friday, four hours a day.
Highly specialised teachers alternate in accordance with the subjects in question, offering a complete analysis of any given linguistic argument.

 

 

 

Syllabus

 

– Evolution in present day Italian
– Neologisms
– Language and dialect
– Phonetics
– Style in the written language
– Formal and informal language
– Analysis of literary texts
– Analysis of the press
– Methods for the teaching of Italian

 

Duration  min 2 – max 4 weeks
Classes  max 10 participants
Hours a week  20 (4 hours a day from Monday to Friday)
Daily schedule  09:00 – 10:50 / coffee break / 11:10 – 13:00
– 6 hours a day (2 hours of individual programme) –
The Professional Courses are addressed to those who want to begin or perfect the use of Italian language in specific fields.

They are in function all year round and can be followed for 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

 

The syllabus allows for 4 hours of Italian language in the morning and 2 individual hours in the afternoon in the chosen field.

 

For some courses ( * * ) an average knowledge of Italian is desirable.

 

 

 

 

Courses offerred:

 

– Italian for the Tourist Industry  

– Italian for the Hotels  

– Italian for Business * *  

– Italian for Healthcare  

 

– Special program –
The Senior 50+ courses are in function all year round for periods of 2, 3 or 4 weeks and are open to mature people who would like to combine an Italian language course in Florence to a rewarding first-hand experience of Italian life, culture and customs.

 

The Italian language classes of the morning are combined with a special senior program that includes guided tours, day trips to other cities in Tuscany and Italy, eating out at restaurants, cooking lessons and evenings at the theatre and at concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

Duration from 2 to 24 weeks
Levels 6, from absolute beginners       see ►
Italian program 4 hours a day (09:00 – 13:00)
Cultural activities 1 evening a week (concert / museum)
Visits every Saturday
Excursions every Sunday (09:00 – 19:00)
Cooking courses 2 sessions a week (13:00 – 15:00)
Dinners twice a week
Accommodation families, apartments, hotels       see ►
Standard 2 weekly lessons of 120 minutes each
 

Duration

 

Min 2 – Max 8 weeks

6 study levels from beginners to advanced (A1… C2)
2 days of your choice Mon and Wed / Tue and Thu
preferred timetable A) 10:00 12:00 – B) 17:00
Details 
Intensive 3 weekly lessons of 120 minutes each
 

Duration

 

Min 2 – Max 24 weeks

6 study levels from beginners to advanced (A1… C2)
3 days of your choice from Monday to Friday
preferred timetable A) 10:00 12:00 – B) 17:00 – 19:00
Details 

One – to – one Personalized options of your choice
 

Option 2

 

2 weekly lessons of 120 minutes each

Option 3 3 weekly lessons of 120 minutes each
Option 4 4 weekly lessons of 120 minutes each
Personalized options upon request
Details 

 

Preparation CELI 5 weekly lessons of 120 minutes each
 

Levels

 

A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 – C1 – C2

 

Durationn for each level

 

4 weeks

Days Monday to Friday
Timetable 10:00 12:00 – or 17:00 – 19:00 GMT +2
Details 
Italian culture courses
– 2 lessons a week –
The “The Art History Course” takes place in the afternoon 2 days a week with as syllabus the development of Italian art from the Classical Era to the Baroque Period.

 

duration  min 2 – max 12 weeks
daily schedule  15:00 – 17:00 (2 days a week)
– 2 weeks  …………………euro 160,00
– 3 weeks  …………………euro 200,00
– 4 weeks  …………………euro 280,00
Special Offers                                 See ►
 

 

 

 

 

From Classical to Medieval Art

– The Classical Art of Greece and Rome
– The beginnings of Christian Art. The Byzantine Period in Italy
– Assisi, Siena, Orvieto: the Medieval city

 

From Gothic Art to the Early Renaissance

– Giotto in Florence
– Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio
– Sandro Botticelli

 

The High Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque

– Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael
– Rome, Florence and Venice: Capitals of Art in Italy
– A new Art for a new Church: Baroque Art

 

Combining with Italian ►

– 2 lessons a week –

The Italy of today presented and examined from a political, social and economic point of view. The course aims at a topical, as well as a general, view of contemporary Italy. Discussions and conferences are held, in which specialists in the field participate.

 

duration  min 2 – max 12 weeks
daily schedule  15:00 – 17:00 (2 days a week)
– 2 weeks  …………………euro 160,00
– 3 weeks  …………………euro 120,00
– 4 weeks  …………………euro 280,00
Special Offers                                 See ►
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politics

– Political parties, the electoral system

– The Regions, the Provinces, the Communes, the Districts
– Italy and the European Union. Italy and the Vatican

 

Social Questions. An overview of the Economy

– Social classes. Economic resources. Distribution of labour
– Trade unions. Immigration. The health care system
– The Mafia and the problems of the South: organised crime

 

Culture and customs

– The media (press and television)
– The theatre. Cinema. Fashion

– Popular tradition

– Folklore

– 2 lessons a week –

This course is addressed to those who are employed in the various sectors of the travel industry and need to use Italian for their work.

 

– travel agencies

– hotels, holiday centres

– tourist information centres

– airlines

– shipping and transport companies.

 

 

 

 

Duration  min 2 – max 12 weeks
Daily schedule  15:00 – 17:00 (2 days a week)
– 2 weeks  …………………euro 160,00
– 3 weeks  …………………euro 200,00
– 4 weeks  …………………euro 280,00
Special Offers                                 See ►

 

Programme:

– Giving tourist information. Hotel information

– Travel and accommodation assistance

– Creating promotional material

– Organising travel for individuals, Organising travel for groups

– 2 lessons a week –

Professional terminology in commerce and the use of spoken and written Italian in business:

 

– Buyers, sellers, financial promoters

– Exporters, shipping agents, middlemen

– Directors e employees of companies working with Italy

– Organisers, managers and participants in congresses

– Public relations in the business sector

 

Duration  min 2 – max 12 weeks
Daily schedule  15:00 – 17:00 (2 days a week)
– 2 weeks  …………………euro 160,00
– 3 weeks  …………………euro 200,00
– 4 weeks  …………………euro 280,00
Special Offers                                 see ►

– 2 lessons a week –

Presentation, reading, analysis and interpretation of the most representative Italian prose and poetry, of both the past and the present.

Particular care is given to the understanding of the literary language of each period.

 

Duration  min 2 – max 12 weeks
Daily schedule  15:00 – 17:00 (2 days a week)
– 2 weeks  …………………euro 160,00
– 3 weeks  …………………euro 200,00
– 4 weeks  …………………euro 280,00
Special Offers                                 See ►
 

 

Programme

 

The origins. The Sicilian School

Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio

Humanism and the Renaissance

Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Ariosto

Illuminism, Neoclssicism

Romanticism

Ugo Foscolo. Alessandro Manzoni

Giacomo Leopardi

The XX Century. Gabriele d’Annunzio. Giovanni Pascoli Pirandello. Alberto Moravia

 

– 2 lessons a week –

The Art Courses take place all year round in the furnished studios of the art academy of the school.

The courses may be attended either by beginners in the various techniques or by students who have already had contact with the various art techniques.

 

For each subject there are two course possibilities:

 

Standard Art Courses             3 days a week (15:00 – 17:00)
Academic Art Courses             5 days a week (15:00 – 17:00)

 

 

 

 

 

   
– Painting and Drawing details 
– Painting with ancient tecniques  details 
– Painting with contemporary techniques   details 
– Sculpture and Ceramic  details 
– Mural Painting. Fresco details 
– Mosaics   details 
– Photography  details 
– Digital photography  details 
– Fashion Design  details 
   

– 2 lessons a week –

The Italian cooking courses take place in the fully-equipped kitchen of the Institute. Under the guidance of a cook, the students prepare a series of typical dishes from the various regions of Italy.

 

A pleasant lunch or dinner with the teacher concludes each cooking lesson, at which time the dishes prepared by the students are consumed.

 

Duration  min 2 – max 12 weeks
Daily schedule  13:00 – 15:00 (2 days a week)
– 2 weeks  …………………euro 180,00
– 3 weeks  …………………euro 240,00
– 4 weeks  …………………euro 310,00
Special Offers                     See ►
 

 

  Classic Italian cooking

 

– Pasta and sauces. Fresh homemade pasta
– Ravioli, tortelli, tortellini and gnocchi
– Second courses and vegetables in the Italian cuisine

 

● The gastronomic tradition of Florence

 

– Crostini and bruschette
– Pappa al pomodoro. Ribollita. Vegetable soups
– Regional Tuscan cooking. The Florentine tipical cuisine

 

●  Desserts and gelati in the Italian cuisine

 

– Tiramisù, Panna cotta, Zabaione
– Regional desserts in Italy: Florence, North and South Italy
– Gelati, Fruit pies and tarts in the Italian cuisine

 

Combining with Italian courses 

WHERE TO FIND US

CONTACTS

Via Ghibellina, 88, 50122 Firenze FI

CEL: 3483807960
TEL: 055240975
EMAIL: info@michelangelo-edu.it

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