Italian Plus Culture

Italian Plus CultureIf your love for Italy is so big that you are passionate about every aspect of our culture, not only our language, this is the right course for you. 

You will have the chance to get completely immersed into Italian lifestyle, culture, and society, so as to become a real Italian!

In addition to the Italian course (group or one-on-one), in which you will learn more about the language structures and communication skills in two different moments of each class, you may choose to take 4 classes or 6 classes per week of Italian culture: literature, art history, cinema, among many others.

Italian courses are availables for a minimum of 2 weeks, but the course typically is a 4-week long. This structure allows the achievement of a level according to the Common European Framework (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) and provides a total of 80 lessons, divided into 40 conversation lessons and 40 grammar lessons. In case that the group is composed of less than 3 students, the conversation lessons remain unchanged but there are 24 grammar lessons that also guarantee the achievement of the expected level.

To dive into the Italianness even more, you will have the chance to join our optional cultural activities, offered by AEF to all students of Italian courses: a precious opportunity to discover more about Italian art, music or food&wine culture.

Your experience will start with a school tour in Palazzo Niccolini. The next step will be a walking tour to discover Florence, and the following weeks, you can join us for a pizza night at a local pizzeria, lessons on art and Florentine museums, a masterclass about opera, an Italian wine tasting, a night at the Opera Theater or another venue in Florence, as well as Italian language activities.

At the end of each month, our Music and Opera students and instructors will give a concert at school.

Code Weeks Language Lessons Culture Lessons Price

All prices are in Euros. Registration fee of 70,00 Euro (valid for 12 months).
1 lesson: 45 minutes.

Month Starting Date 2023 Ending Date 2023
01 Tuesday 3 January 27 January
02 30 January 24 February
03 27 February 24 March
04 3 April 28 April
05 Tuesday 2 May 26 May
06 29 May 23 June
07 3 July 28 July
08 31 July 25 August
09 28 August 22 September
10 25 September 20 October
11 30 October 24 November
12 27 November 22 December

School closing days

Day Event
02 January Break
06 January Epiphany
27 March - 31 March Spring Break
10 April Easter Monday
25 April Liberazione
01 May International Workers' Day
02 June Festa della Repubblica
26 - 30 June Summer Break
15 August Ferragosto
23 -27 October Fall Break
08 December Immaculate Conception
Month Starting Date 2024 Ending Date 2024
01  8 January 2 February
02 5 February 1 March
03 4 March 29 March
04 8 April 3 May
05 6 May 31 May
06 3 June 28 June
07 1 July 26 July
08 29 July 23 August
09 26 August 20 September
10 23 September 18 October
11 28 October 22 November
12 25 November 20 December

School closing days

1 April Easter Monday
2 April - 5 April Spring Break
25 April Liberazione
01 May International Workers' Day
24 June San Giovanni
15 August Ferragosto
21 -25 October Fall Break
1 November All Saints Day
Piacere, AEF!
School and staff presentation tour
Florentine walk: let's discover Florence together
A pizza night with teachers and other AEF students!
"A tutto Italiano": in-depth linguistic and cultural activities
"A tutto Italiano": in-depth linguistic and cultural activities
Knowing Opera: introductory lesson with an AEF teacher
At the Opera: an evening to the theater with other students and AEF staff
End of course concert by AEF students and teachers
Arrivederci! End of course party
This is just an example of the Activities proposed by the School.
The activities will be offered with a minimum number of participants.