4.4 /5 1 Review

Linguaviva, Florence

From 1660.- EUR
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The school

Lower intermediate to Advanced
School size
Host family, Apartment
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
China, United States, Brazil, etc..
1 authentic opinion
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

Located in a quiet street, right by the central station and a few minutes from the historic centre of the city, our Italian language school in Florence occupies a three-storey building dating from the 19th century. Offering optimal conditions for learning Italian, the Linguaviva school has 17 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, unless you would prefer to head for the centre of Florence, which is just a few minutes’ walk away.

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Standard course + internship

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 4 - 16 week(s)
4 weeks From 1660.- EUR
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 16 week(s)
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1660 EUR
2740 EUR
2260 EUR
2020 EUR
3640 EUR
2920 EUR
2380 EUR
4540 EUR
3580 EUR
2780 EUR
6020 EUR
4580 EUR
3380 EUR
7700 EUR
5780 EUR


Course Material (to be paid on site)
Price: varies according to level and duration of course
On request
Accommodation deposit (host family, apartment) (to be paid on site) 100 EUR


Internship placement fee (18+) (12 weeks) 90 EUR
Internship placement fee (18+) (16 weeks) 185 EUR
Extra night (host family) 39 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 22 EUR
Retention fee (apartment) (per week) 150 EUR
Airport transfer from Florence (pick-up) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Florence (pick-up and drop-off) 90 EUR
Starting dates (new session)
11.01 / 08.02 / 08.03 / 06.04 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 28.06 / 26.07 / 23.08 / 20.09 / 18.10 / 15.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
05.04 / 02.06 / 01.11 / 08.12.2021
20.12.2020 - 09.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 08.01.2022

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

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.

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1 students gave their opinion about this school

26 years old - Switzerland
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Ich habe eine supertolle, interessierte und freundliche Gastfamilie hier in Florenz! Ich fühlte mich schon nach wenigen Tagen hier wie zu Hause, wurde sehr herzlich in der Familie aufgenommen. Das Essen ist sehr lecker und die gemeinsamen Mahlzeiten der Höhepunkt des Tages. Kann es sehr empfehlen die Unterkunft bei einer Familie zu buchen!
6 weeks, March – April 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sprachliche Fortschritte habe ich auf jeden Fall gemacht. Natürlich kommt es auch drauf an wie sreng man mit sich selber ist und z.B. mit gleichsprachigen Mitstudenten in der Freizeit dann auch italienisch spricht.Persönlich lernt man sich besser kennen, wenn man längere Zeit alleine im Ausland ist. Es öffnet einem den eigenen Horizont und man lernt viel über andere Kulturen. »

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. All types of 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 only if you are traveling with another student) and can choose between half-board or 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 itself. You can choose either to have your own room, or to share if you are traveling with a friend. The apartments each have three bedrooms or more and are fully equipped: a kitchen where you can make your own meals and a bathroom (towels and sheets are provided) are shared. This accommodation option is ideal for meeting international students and sharing with them the unique experience of learning Italian in the heart of one of Italy's most beautiful cities.
On request, our partner school also offers accommodation in private apartments (1 or 2 people).

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