Italian Language Courses
To have another language is to possess a second soul. (Charlemagne)
Study and Learn Italian with AEF School
At AEF, you will feel an active member of a dynamic and multicultural community from the very beginning. Here, students from all over the world and native-speaking instructors share their cultural experience and knowledge every day.
In class you will learn new topics in a very original way, through exercises and creative activities that will help you develop and reinforce the four basic language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Classes will be entirely in Italian, with two different instructors taking turns in each class. Lessons will be held outside of the classroom too, so that you can dive into the everyday life of Florence—the perfect occasion to challenge yourself and test what you have learned in class!
AEF Italian courses feature a selection of optional cultural activities, to encourage a total immersion experience into Italian life and culture. Upon your arrival at Palazzo Niccolini, your experience will start with a school tour, to see our premises and meet our staff. The next activity will be a walking tour to discover the city of Florence and, in the following weeks, you can join us for a pizza night in a typical Italian pizzeria, lessons on art and museums in Florence, a masterclass on opera, an Italian wine tasting, an opera night in one of the local venues, and many Italian language activities. Every month, our courses will end with a concert by the Music and Opera students and instructors.
Our goal? Encourage you to live as a real citizen of Florence, not as a tourist! We will give you something that will become part of you, and that nobody will ever steal: a second soul.
AEF offers 4-week courses for all levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). After taking a short placement test, you will be assigned to the most suitable level for you and you will be given everything you may need in class (textbook and other materials). After another test at the end of the course to check your improvements, we will celebrate our month together with a small party, where you will receive your certificate of attendance or diploma for completing your Italian course.