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.

Weeks

Language Lessons

Culture Lessons

Price

2
40
8 / 12
€940 / €1130
4
80
16 / 24
€1640 / €2020
8
160
32 / 48
€3160 / €3920
12
240
48 / 72
€4620 / €5820
16
320
64 / 96
€6160 / €7160
20
400
80 / 120
€7700 / €9600
24
480
96 / 144
€9000 / €11280
48
960
192 / 288
€16750 / €21170

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

Course Start Date 2024 Course End Date 2024
January 8 February 2
February 5 March 1
March 4 March 29
April 8 May 3
May 6 May 31
June 3 June 28
July 1 July 26
July 29 August 23
August 26 September 20
September 23 October 18
October 28 November 22
November 25 December 20

School closing days

Day Event
April 1 Easter Monday
April 2 - 5 Spring Break
April 25 Liberazione
May 1 International Workers' Day
June 24 St. John
August 15 Ferragosto
October 21 - 25 Fall Break
November 1 All Saints' Day
Course Start Date 2025 Course End Date 2025
January 7 January 31
February 3 February 28
March 3 March 28
April 7 May 2
May 5 May 30
June 3 June 27
June 30 July 25
July 28 August 22
August 25 September 19
September 22 October 17
October 27 November 21
November 24 December 19

School closing days

Day Event
January 6 Easter Monday
April 21 Easter Monday
March 31 - April 4 Spring Break
April 25 Liberazione
May 1 International Workers' Day
June 2 Festa della Repubblica
June 24 St. John
August 15 Ferragosto
October 20 - 24 Fall Break
December 8 Immaculate Conception
Week
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
Piacere, AEF!
School and staff presentation tour
Florentine walk: let's discover Florence together
 
A pizza night with teachers and other AEF students!
2
"A tutto Italiano": in-depth linguistic and cultural activities
 
"A tutto Italiano": in-depth linguistic and cultural activities
3
Knowing Opera: introductory lesson with an AEF teacher
At the Opera: an evening to the theater with other students and AEF staff
4
 
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.