Scuola Internazionale delle Arti, della Lingua e della Cultura Italiana

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Accademia Europea di Firenze

The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture.
Founded in 2005 as a school of Italian for foreigners, over time it has expanded its offer to Italian art and culture, music and dance.
The AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting and Dance, and a Certificate Program in Italian Language and Culture, Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with university institutions all over the world.
The experiential approach and the quality of the professors make this school, strongly rooted in Italian history and culture but endowed with European academic standards, an international environment in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty.

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AEF Italian language + CILS Certificate Program

The AEF Italian Language + CILS Certificate program prepares students in knowledge of Italian language and culture, as well as the CISL exam (Certification of Italian as a Second Language) * certified by the University of Siena and recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs **.

The CILS certification
The CILS certification is recognized worldwide in academic (public and private schools of all levels), institutional (public administration, consular offices and embassies) and professional realms (companies with specific requirements of a certain level of competence in the Italian language).

Many schools, universities and Italian companies require or suggest a B2 or C1 certification in order to apply. CILS C2 is a necessary requirement for teaching Italian as a second language.

The program is structured around two CILS exam dates (June and December) and built on the basis of each students’ knowledge of the Italian language at the time of enrollment and the level of certification chosen./p>

Qualified professors, small classes
The AEF Italian Certificate program provides the qualified experience of the AEF teaching team, prepared to teach students from all over the world and dedicated to students in small classes (max 15 students; 8 students on average for each level).

Program structure
The AEF Italian Language + CILS Certificate Program combines the study of grammar, conversation, exercises and activities of Italian culture with a specific Exam-preparation course up to the Final Exam administered on site by the professors of the Accademia Europea di Firenze.

* For more information on CILS Certification:


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