Established in 1992, Europass Italian Language School offers a wide range of courses both in-person in Florence and on a dedicated online platform. The school’s experienced and enthusiastic teachers accompany students of all ages on their language-learning journey whilst also guiding them in their discovery of Italian culture. Europass’ engaging excursions and network of welcoming host families are just two of the many special touches that make every participant’s Italian adventure truly unforgettable.
Where are we
The school is located on the second floor of Palazzo Galletti, a neoclassical building, just a few minutes’ walk from the Duomo. Here one can breathe in the Florentine atmosphere characterized by elegance, history, and culture. Thanks to the well-equipped classrooms, the informal atmosphere, and the friendly staff, you learn Italian without even realizing it, while having fun with new friends from all over the world.
The school’s teaching method is based on modern and innovative principles that allow individuals to develop the skills necessary to communicate in everyday situations with confidence and ease. Furthermore, all teachers are native speakers who are flexible in their pedagogical approach and adapt classes to participants’ needs and interests. Students are spoken to in Italian from the very beginning to help learners advance quickly. Additionally, all educational materials are provided by the school.
Whether you would like to enrol your child onto a course, obtain an Italian language certificate (Europass is an accredited exam centre for CELI qualifications), or find a babysitter for the duration of your language holiday in Florence, the Europass team is here to help!
Our face-to-face courses
In Florence, it is possible to attend light courses (2 lessons per day), standard courses (4) or intensive courses (6). Classes are grouped according to students’ level of Italian with a maximum of 12 participants per group.
Every course includes one city tour per week (tours are conducted in Italian so that students can discover the city whilst learning the language) however, it is possible to add on as many extracurricular activities as you wish! For example, excursions to Tuscany’s beautiful towns and villages and guided tours of Florentine museums and monuments.
Below are some of the learning holidays offered at Europass, but if an activity that interests you is not among these fixed courses, please do not hesitate to get in touch to request a customized program.
Additionally, in summer, there is an Italian language camp for teenagers. Participants study in the morning and take part in fun activities in the afternoon. Accommodation is included.
Individual lessons are the best option if you have a specific goal for your Italian learning journey (for example, the B1 exam for Italian citizenship) as each class can be tailored to your personal needs. Private classes are available in person and online, these lessons offer total flexibility as you can choose when you study.
Our online courses
Europass created a user-friendly e-learning platform which has been met with great feedback! Standard online courses include two 100-minute live lessons each week which are conducted in groups of 4 to12 students. One of the reasons that this course is so special is that not only can participants interact with the teacher but, with the other students and therefore, make friends from all over the world.