Language School Linguaviva, Florence

From 980.- EUR
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Key points

  • Great care for the students
  • Quality accommodations
  • Excellent social activities
  • 40 years of experience in teaching Italian language and culture

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
50 years
Average age
55 years
Nationality mix
France, Brazil, Switzerland, etc..

Located in a quiet street, within direct proximity of the historical centre of Florence, our partner school, Linguaviva, occupies the 3 floors of a beautiful 19th century building. The course centre has several comfortable and air-conditioned classrooms, as well as excellent multimedia and computer equipment with free Internet connection. After your Italian classes, you will be able to relax and chat with the other participants in the garden of the school. Linguaviva attracts students from more than 60 different countries, creating, in this way, a stimulating international atmosphere to learn the Italian language and culture. Thanks to the excellent location of the school, you will reach the numerous cultural and historical points of interest in only a few minutes, which you will be able to visit by yourself or by joining the leisure programme which Linguaviva will have especially devised for you.

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Italian course (50+)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 2 week(s)
2 weeks From 980.- EUR
Lessons
18 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
50 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
980 EUR
1520 EUR
1310 EUR

Extras

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

Options

Airport transfer from Florence (pick-up) 45 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Florence (pick-up and drop-off) 90 EUR
Extra night (host family) 39 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 24 EUR
Retention fee (host family, apartment) 165 EUR
Starting dates 2 wk
07.09.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
21.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Course info

This two-week programme is perfectly suited to those aged 50 and up, or those who would love to combine a holiday in Italy with the opportunity to discover and explore more of a fascinating culture. Each morning, from Monday to Friday, you will take three Italian lessons in the school (with an excursion day planned on the Friday of the second week) with the other participants. In a class of a maximum of 12, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills, particularly oral expression.

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.

4.7/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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8 students gave their opinion about this school

67 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Zu viele Autos. Parkplatz-Probleme Alte Schulzimmer und zum Teil in einem sehr schlechten Zustand. 6 französisch sprechende Studenten (Muttersprache)3 deutsch sprechende Studenten (Muttersprache) Ich hatte ein Monats-Abo. gelöst von EURO 35.00.Ich konnte das Abo nicht am Sonntag bei meiner Ankunft kaufen. Schalter am Bahnhof ist Sa. + So. geschlossen.Andere Länder, andere Sitten Sehr interessantes und grosszügiges Angebot.
3 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« 50 Plus, wir waren eine gute Gruppe und konnten mit der Lehrperson gut und viel sprechen. Auch in der Gastfamilie hatte ich guten Kontakt gefunden.Die 3. Woche war auch lehrreich. »
70 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très bonne organisation, une prof. idéale, un prof. guide passionné et très intéressant, un programme d'activité complet et riche, une belle chambre en plein centre tenu par un propriétaire accueillant, aimable, convivial nous faisant une cuisine italienne variée et de première qualité. Que rêver mieux! Florence et sa région sont magnifiques et deux semaines ne suffisent pas a en épuiser leurs charmes. Je n'ai vu l'Italie que de mon point de vue privilégié, suis et reste enthousiaste. Revenant à Florence le tourisme, qui sans aucun doute apporte beaucoup à la ville, à la région et au payspeu à peu étrangle et confisque la ville à ses propres habitants.
2 weeks, September 2019
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« Oui, principalement commencer à oser s'exprimer. Le cours était tout-à-fait adapté, interactif, teinté d'humour créant un ambiance abaissant les barrières de nos (ou de ma) peurs de s'exprimer. Le cours s'est basé principalement sur l'expression orale avec la grammaire nécessaire pour les débutants »
School highlights
« La qualité de l'organisation, la qualité de l'enseignement, l'amabilité, le professionnalisme, la qualité humaine. »
Top tips
« Selon les goûts, la vue sur la ville de la Piazza Michelangelo, la beauté du centre ville, le palais de Offices, les visites à Pise, Sienne et San Giminiano, les cours de cuisine donnés par une Chef authentique, la visite et la dégustation des vins au Castello di Verrazzano.De sa propre initiative, ne pas hésiter à visiter Lucca (Lucques), Pistoia (moins touristique) et aller admirer à Florence le musée Bargello qui est absolument magnifique, mais dont les heures de visites sont rares et peu compréhensibles. »
54 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Bonjour,j'ai fait une très belle expérience que je renouvellerai très certainement les cours, la ville et le pays étaientparfaits pour ce genre de séjour.
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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57 years old - France
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Très bonne organisation, forte disponibilité des enseignants et du personnel administratif de Lingua Viva, bonne pedagogie,les enseignants ont fait attention à ce que tout le monde participe en classe et dans les visites organisées, programme senior très interessant et varié entre cours et tourisme, niveau culturel des enseignants élevé.Dans le programme pré-établi, un seul cours de cuisine pour les 2 semaines aurait été suffisant. Le niveau de langue du groupe n'était pas si homogène que ça, peut-être fallait-il proposer à certains d'entre nous un cours + intensif en 2ème semaine . Très bonne ambiance favorisée par les enseignants Elisabetta et Samuele. J'aurais aimé en cours l'intervention d'autres voix italiennes pour former mon oreille. Je recommande ce type de séjour pour toute personne qui apprécie l'apprentissage des langues et la découverte d'une culture. Pas de stress, pas d'ambiance trop scolaire, que du plaisir.
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Oui. parce que bonne pedagogie des enseignants, parce que choix de logement en famille.je ne saurais mesurer les progrès, effectivement il manque peut-être une evaluation en fin de séjour. Mais mon programme était un programme sénior particulier donc sans stress et sans but précis. »
School highlights
« Convivialité de tous, enseignants, personnel de l'école, etudiants, famille. »
65 years old - Switzerland
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2 weeks, September 2019
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67 years old - Sweden
/ 5
Fantastisk personal, lärare och guide. Så entusiastiska! Gick lite dör fort för mig... Umgicks bara med en kvinna 65 år från Schweiz. Ungdomarna försvann. Fantastisk personal!
2 weeks, September 2018
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« Törs nog prata lite mer nu. »
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« Lärare och guiden verkligen bra! »
67 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2016
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66 years old - Germany
/ 5
Schule hat ein hohes Niveau. Lehr- und Verwaltungspersonal, mit dem ich direkt zu tun hatte, war gut qualifiziert, kompetent und sympathisch. Sowohl der Unterricht selbst (Lehrerin: Elisabetta) als auch die kulturellen Veranstaltungen (Besichtigungen mit Lehrer Samuele) und landeskundlichen Exkurse (Kochkurs, Wein-/Opernseminar, Ausflug zum castello da Verrazzano) waren gut organisiert und bereichernd.
2 weeks, May 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Neben dem schier unerschöpflichen kulturellen Angebot an Kunst- und Architektur habe ich die Ausflüge in die toskanische Umgebung (nach Siena mit der Schule und nach Lucca, Prato und Pistoia mit meinem Sohn) sehr genossen. Schule hat ein gutes pädagogisches Konzept und die kulturellen und landeskundlichen Veranstaltungen haben dank der hohen Qualifikation des Lehrpersonals ein hohes Niveau. »

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Host family
The majority of the participants in the 50+ programme prefer staying with a local host family in Florence, carefully selected by our partner school. In this way, in total immersion, you will have the opportunity to get to know the Italian way of life and traditions better by sharing certain moments of the day with your hosts. Around 15 minutes by bus away from the school, you will stay in a single room and can choose between half board or breakfast only.

Apartment
If you are looking for a little more independence or want to live with other people from around the world, stay in one of the shared apartments offered by our partner school. You will stay in a single room and share the common areas such as the living room, the bathroom and the kitchen with the other guests. Contact us for further information about the different options available.

Hotel
Numerous possibilities of accommodation in hotels of various categories are also available on request. Contact us for further information.

Following the Italian classes, our partner school proposes a subtle blend of activities, in order that you may explore Tuscany and its various attractions, including cooking lessons, fascinating excursions in the region, visits of historical and artistic centres, conferences on culture or even tasting of traditional dishes and wines...These activities for the participants in the Club 50 programme will allow you to discover the real cultural and gastronomical wealth of this endearing region.

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