Accademia Europea di Firenze
The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is a School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture. Founded in 2005 as an Italian language school for foreigners, over time our school has expanded and transformed to now offer students courses of Italian art and culture, music and dance.
AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance, and Italian Language & Culture, as well as Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, intensive Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with universities from all over the world.
Deeply rooted in Italian history and culture, but compliant with European academic standards, our school is enhanced by our experiential learning approach and the top quality of our faculty, which contribute to the creation of an international community in the city of Renaissance and universal beauty.
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Course Type: Lecture class
Instruction Language: English
Examination Method: Exams
Contact Hours: 21 h
Independent Study: 28 h
Class Presentation: 0 h
Total Work: 49 h
*65 AEF Academic Hours [ 1AEF Academic Hour = 45 minutes ]
Time: Meets once a week – 1h30
AEF building, via Cavour 37, Firenze


Perfect diction is essential for opera singers in order to make their performance linguistically understandable without altering the quality of the sound. Understanding what you are singing through correct diction helps to improve your technical aspects, as well as the formal and interpretive ones. This course will explore the principles of phonetics as it applies to singers. It is designed to cover the basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet, with attention to the German and French language, and will focus primarily on practical application, critical listening and vocal performances. Grades will be determined based on homework, lyrics of the scores, and in-class performances.

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