Florence Summer Language Travel
The Florence Summer program offers the chance for young learners to discover the beauty of Florence while learning Italian, fully immersed in the beautiful and enriching setting of the city. Students will live an unforgettable experience while learning and enjoying their stay in a safe environment, with a rich daily schedule of creative, cultural and leisure activities. Students will be looked after by the language school staff, dedicated tutors and host families.
During the language lessons, students will receive 20 lessons per week, 4 lessons per day, Monday to Saturday. Lessons last 45 minutes. On this first day students are sorted into appropriate groups based on their ability and lessons are designed to improve fluency and to expand useful vocabulary. There are a maximum of 12 students per class and the lessons involve speaking, listening, reading, writing and lively interaction.
In Florence, a large activity program is included, so that exciting social activities will take place outside of teaching hours. The language school arranges activities every day, so there is plenty of opportunity to have fun while practicing Italian. The schedule is broken into excursions to places such as Pisa, Lucca and Siene e San Gimignano. Art History visits which will take you to the Uffizi Gallery, duomo, Santa Croce and much more. There will also be time to relax and go to the swimming pool and the seaside or their are creative activities such as art workshops and cooking classes.
There is an organised schedule with classes in the morning and activities or excursions in the afternoon or for a full day. Evenings will be spent with your host family and you will have dinner with them each night.
Supervision and Free Time
Students are supervised by dedicated staff from the language school throughout all classes and activities and excursions. They will all receive emergency contact information to ensure they can contact someone whenever needed. All students will be allowed the ability to explore an area when on an activity or excursion. Older students will be allowed more freedom than younger participants.
The teaching at the language school in Florence is of high quality and staff create the right framework for optimal language learning in small, international, level-divided classes. On the first day of your course, your Italian level will be tested, and then you will be placed in the language class that best suits your level. This language tour includes 20 Italian lessons of 45 minutes per week . Teaching usually takes place in the morning. There will be a maximum of 12 students in a class.
The school uses an integrated communicative approach to teaching which focuses on the student and their environment. Particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills through role-plays, discussions, video, songs, activities and much more.
Note that all teaching takes place in Italian and we therefore recommend that you know a little Italian before departure. The course can accommodate complete beginners.
Accommodation is with an Italian host family. All families provide high quality support and care and are often a short walk from the school, and never more than 15 minutes by bus. All families are visited by staff and are checked for suitability. The school know their families well and so they can match students easily with the right family.
Not all host families are ‘traditional’ families. Families come in all shapes and sizes from young couples to single parents or widows living alone. Living with an Italian family will be very helpful to practice your Italian with. Whoever your hosts are, they will be accustomed to welcoming visitors. You may also share a room or home with another student from the language school. Single or twin rooms are available. Bathrooms are generally shared with the host family. Breakfast and dinner is provided by the host family and lunches are provided by the school.
- 20 lessons per week of Italian teaching.
- Level test on arrival.
- Accommodation at with a host family.
- Full board – breakfast and dinner with host family. Lunch with school.
- Supervision and support.
- Arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday.
- Full day excursion on weekend days – except arrival and departure days.
- Full activity schedule.
- Transfer to and from Florence airport on standard arrival days. Additional fees apply for arrival at other airports or train stations or different days.
- MyEducation service and support prior to departure and during program.
Florence 2023 – (Host Family accommodation) || 2 week: £1,525 || 3 weeks: £2,195 || 4 weeks: £2,860 ||
Accommodation is in twin rooms. Single room available for additional £65 per week.
- Population: approx. 700,000 people.
- Language: Italian.
- Fun fact: Florence was the first city in Europe to have paved streets.
- MyEducation recommends: Duomo di Firenze – Florence Cathedral. It has the largest brick dome ever constructed and stands proud on the Florence skyline.
- What to eat in Florence: Crostini – a simple appetiser with assorted bruschetta – small pieces of Tuscan bread topped with different sauces, purees or vegetable salsas.
FLORENCE – “A CITY SIZE SHRINE TO THE RENAISSANCE”
Florence is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a unique centre of attraction for visitors from all over the world. Florence means one thing: style. Walking around the city you will find shops selling fashionable clothes, antiques and jewellery as well as typical Florentine crafts. You can explore the stylish boutiques lined up alongside the galleries and palazzi. Few cities of comparable size can boast such a profusion and variety of high-quality goods. In Summer you can expect temperatures of up to 31 degrees centigrade and minimal rainfall.
Few cities in the world are so compact, yet packed with art and architecture with masterpieces on every turn. The city is on the banks of the Arno river in northeast Tuscany and looks as though it has changed little since the Renaissance. The narrow cobbled streets are home to palaces, chapels, fresco-decorated churches, museums holding paintings and sculptures by Botticelli and Michelangelo and much more. The entire city is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Florence might seem like an open air museum to most visitors. With 72 museums and galleries, you will have plenty to explore. Florence is also the birthplace of opera and the musical tradition continues. Music lovers flock to the city every year for festivals and performances.
THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
The language school has offered Italian classes for people from across the world since 1976. The school is centrally located in a quiet street near a main railway station. The school welcomes people from 60 countries across the world and offers you the chance to learn Itlaian in a warm, friendly environment.
The school is located in an elegant 19th centre building which is comfortable and well equipped. Classrooms are air conditioned and have audio and video equipment. There is a small garden to relax in and you are just a few minutes walk from the centre of the city.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A TRIP TO FLORENCE
Complete our contact form and a staff member will be in touch to talk more about the program and to confirm the dates and fees for the trip. You can read more about Language Travel here and read our FAQs page to answer all of your questions. You should also read our Terms and Conditions for booking.