Firenzen ABC-koulu on opettanut italian kieltä ja kulttuuria eri puolilta maailmaa oleville opiskelijoille vuodesta 1982 lähtien. Näinä vuosina olemme parantaneet tarjontaamme vastaamaan paremmin opiskelijoiden todellisia tarpeita.Firenzen ABC-koulu harjoittaa kielitieteen ja pedagogiikan tutkimusta suoran opetustavan mukaisesti: ensimmäisestä päivästä lähtien, kaikilla tasoilla, puhutaan vain italiaa. Opiskelijoita kannustetaan harjoittelemaan suullista viestintää opettajiensa kanssa, jotta he voivat oppia italiaa luonnollisesti ja lisätä heidän tietämystään nopeasti ja luottavaisesti. Opettajansa kanssa harjoitellaan puhuttua italiaa todellisissa tilanteissa.
Luokkaan mahtuu enintään 8 opiskelijaa, laaja valikoima kursseja (Standard- tai Intensiivikurssit aloittelijoille, keskitason ja edistyneen tason, ammatilliset kurssit, kulttuurikurssit ja taidekurssit, valmistelu tentteihin ...), mielenkiintoinen ja rikastava toiminta, jota opettajat tarjoavat Firenzessä sijaitseviin museoihin ja kirkoihin. Opettajamme ovat myös lisensoituja matkaoppaita ja ABC:n sijanti kekustassa tekee siitä ideaalin paikan opiskella italiaa.
Kansallisuus ja ik'jakauma ABC School Firenze vaihtelee kursseittain Ympärivuotisesti keski-ikä on 35 Kesällä keski-ikä on 30.
Koulussa on opiskelijoita kaikkialta maailmasta, mukaan lukien:
ei pidä oppitunteja lomien aikana. Koulu ei korvaa menetettyjä opiskelupäiviä, joten valitse aloituspäiväsi huolellisesti.
As a senior Australian and only having the English language I found it very difficult as the other beginners spoke either Spanish, German, Swiss/French as well as English. Therefore there were no other students at a raw level of learning. Having said that the teaching staff were excellent and very patient. In hindsight I should have done some form of course before I left Australia but felt at the time it may contaminate my learning in Italy.
The facilities and location were excellent. The activities for the seniors were excellent, I couldn't have asked for better. Silvia was an exceptional guide well as an excellent and patient teacher. Linda was my conversation teacher and also very patient.
I had different teachers for the first week but they changed as obviously I was a challenge.
I was a little disappointed with the accommodation as I thought I was staying with a host but instead was sharing with another student, hence, no opportunity to practice speaking. Also the apartment had a few issues and really needed a general maintenance overview. The area the apartment was in was a perfect distance from the school and in a quieter and less expensive area of Florence.
Excellent school, structured program and fantastic teachers!Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I liked my experience. The school is really ready to receive everybody, and they have good material, teachers and didatic to teach Italian. The city is pretty, and they have a lot of activities to do after school. My host family it was good, they were kind and good people.
I just don’t liked it that I couldn’t use the kitchen because I chose to have breakfast. Nobody said me that before I close my course and I didn’t know about it. For me it doesn’t make sense because the breakfast wasn’t that good and it coasted a lot for what I received. It’s bad because it was expansive to eat outside everyday... and it wouldn't coast that much for the family to let me use the kitchen.
But anyways it was a good experience! I appreciated a lot
My experience exceeded my expectations in all of the above with understandable restrictions regarding facilities and activities.
I think that more facilities, although desirable, would incur a price increase in the cost of the language course. Equally, it would be nice to have exciting options for activities in the afternoons but I doubt if students would be able to afford guided tours.Being realistic, personally, I value the restriction of class size to a maximum of 6 students over extra-curricular activities.
The small class size allows the teachers to attend to all students' needs.
ABC school stuff, teachers are kind and try to help at everything. the teachers are wonderful and deliver the information in a very easy way to understand and learn faster.
Florence is a historical city and you can enjoy it to learn more about Italy, arts and the arts schools between 12 - 18 centuries.
the school location is in the heart of the city.
I choose the ABC School because it facilitated my requirement for an elevator but I was very satisfied with the academic outcome. The administrative staff were very helpful. I had two classes: grammar and conversation. The grammar class was somewhat repetition of what I’ve learned in Denmark but the teaching was different. I understood many of the problems better, so repetition was great. My teacher’s Italian was hard to understand the first week but my comprehension improved. The conversation class was challenging. We were various nationalities with very different accents, so to work in pairs were a challenge. The teacher was competent but the level too high. I shifted to a lower level in week two. The new teacher was excellent and I learned a great deal although my ability to speak Italian still needs to improve. I wish I’ve had time for two more weeks.
The location of the school was good and the classrooms in the old building were alright although very different from what I’m used to. Two bathrooms for all the students were too little but we queued!
The location of the school in the centre of Firenze is great. I liked also friendly atmosphere and the way of teaching. The school offers interesting afternoon and evening programs. I really enjoyed the visits of museum with Elise (one of the trachers being a professional guide as well). I appreciated the acomodation in a family fakt just 20 minutes to go.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
The school ABC is in an old palazzo and from one classroom you can even see a part of Palazzo Vecchio and hear the bells at twelve o'clock! It was my first time in a language school. My groups were really small, not more than 8 students. In my second week we were only six people in conversatione. That was great and you could learn a lot. The staff was always friendly and helpful. My teachers were really good and did their very best. I enjoyed my time at ABC School. I will come back, maybe to Sestri Levante. I was in Florence in May and it was not so warm this year but nevertheless the classrooms were often quite warm and when you opened the windows it was sometimes a little bit loud. The afternoon activities with Viviana were very interesting and informative. Thanks to the school for two wonderful weeks.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Hi, The school was very nice, the location was the best and staff of the school was also so nice. Just I have something what was not best for me. The teacher in the classroom grammar does not speak anything English so for beginner students was not best choice .So sometimes I do not understand what she explains on the lesson and also her fast system but fortunately I had individual lesson with very nice teacher so she explain me again in better way more for understanding.Teachers for conversation was great funny and so kind. Last week before my leave I changed class room and there were one teacher for grammar and she was much more better like first one so was pity I did not change before.One thing what was shocked for me was average age in the classroom . My schoolmates was 50 plus but average age was more than 60 so I was lit bit disappointed because I do not think I will have class room with pensioners people. I do not understand how can be mix young people with pensioners people because I think so they should have special program school. About program school , they have every day some activities but I participated just for 2 activities.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
First, my flight from Montreal to Paris was on time. But I have to wait 10 hours at the airport Charles de Gaulle to arrive to Firenze during the evening.
I was very tired to arrive with a taxi at the location with 40 steps. At home, The women was very nice with me and the appartment was very clean. My room was nice but I cannot see the sky behind the window (I didn't like to see another wall of on other house).
I was happy to be located at 10 minutes from the school and to walk in this nice city. I arrived at the school on time even if I was tired from my trip. All the persons at the reception speak Italian with me and I have to wait. Finally they found a group for me for the grammary ( it was too difficult) and for the conversation.
The second day, I had a new group for the grammary and I stayed in the same group for the conversation.
They offer me 2 private lessons that I appreciate a lot.
The lessons were very interesting and the teachers were very competents. I liked to participate to the differents activities organised by the school with differents teachers.
I had a lovely week in Florence. The classes were challenging, but the teachers and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. My accommodation in Guendolina’s apartment could hardly have been better, it was clean and comfortable and in a quiet but central part of the city,. The location of the school was also good, in a grand old house near the centre of the city.
Things I especially liked:
The conversation classes, Silvia made these classes lively and fun as well as instructive. The afternoon guided tours with Viviana which I enjoyed very much. However the most enjoyable activity was the evening of cooking and eating at Monica’s house. She has since emailed me the recipes so I can try them at home.
Things that were not quite so good:
The school could have done with another toilet, always long queues in the breaks.
My main disappointment was that I had booked an over 50’s group so that I would not be in a class full of young people who would necessarily be much quicker thinking than myself, but unfortunately that is exactly what happened. Also I had hoped to find some other oldies to maybe have dinner with in the evening or do some sightseeing. I had not realised that of course we would be put into different classes according to our level of Italian. This may sound obvious in retrospect but I had not appreciated this when I booked. The other slightly unfortunate aspect was that although several activities were with the over 50’s group, they were all German or Swiss, so communication was not straightforward. I appreciate that this sort of thing is beyond your control, but maybe something for you to consider in the future.
Overall I enjoyed my experience very much and I was pleased that I did it, however I would recommend more than one week, it was not really enough time. I would definitely book for at least two weeks another time.
Die Lehrerinnen waren sehr nett, engagiert und motiviert. Sie hatten Interesse daran, dass die Schüler verstehen, auch wenn sie konsequent nur italienisch gesprochen haben. Der Grammatikunterricht (Silvia) war methodisch gut aufgebaut, das hauseigene Lehrmaterial gut geeignet, um die an der Tafel entwickelte und gemeisam besprochene Grammatik zu üben, aber auch, um einen kurzen Überblick der Grammatik dort zu finden. Die Konversationsstunden (Irene) waren an den Schülern orientiert vom Vokabular her und die Lehrerin hat es in jeder Stunde geschafft uns zu zweit oder in der großen Gruppe ins Gespräch zu bringen! Man wurde immer freundlich ermutigt, aber auch verbessert.
Die Schule ist ein großes, sehr schönes, altes Haus, zentral gelegen. Im Sekretariat wurden wir freundlich beraten.
Die Lerngruppen sind klein, in der zweiten Woche waren wir nur zu viert, was garantiert , dass jeder wirklich dran kommt zum Üben.
Die Nachmittags- und Samstags-Aktivitäten, die angeboten wurden, haben mir sehr gefallen.
Ich hatte ein wunderbares Zimmer bei einem sehr netten Wohnungsinhaber, ein großen und vor allem ruhigen Zimmer mit eigenem Bad und WC, das direkt um die Ecke bei der Schule lag.
Es blieb auch genügend Zeit zum Leernen und Üben und für eigene Unternehmungen/Besichtigungen.
Florenz ist eine tolle Stadt für einen solchen Sprachaufenthalt!
Es gibt rein gar nichts, das mir nicht gefallen hätte - o.k.: der Regen, aber dafür kann keiner etwas!
The classes were excellent. Totally in Italian which is the only way to teach a language. All of the teachers were excellent. All young women and charming.The facilities were fine-you don’t need more than a classroom and whiteboard. The classes were small as promised which was great. The location was fine-a short distance from the downtown core. I particularly liked the tours of Florence-just two students and a teacher. Very good way of teaching Italian in a historic setting. My accommodation was a small apartment about 15 min from the school. Situated near restaurants and grocery stores it was perfect. Who else could say they slept under a painted ceiling in Italy!,
I can’t think of anything negative. They could have a better coffee machine-but that’s trivial.
Most teachers are women, but said this, they do a wonderful job! They are used to teaching foreigners as they do articulate loudly and clearly. The grammar teaching was sufficient and for me a good repetition, but the conversation hours could be a little more lively, of course it depends a lot on the group composition. I am not sure whether I could learn more if I would have been in a higher grade. For sure a two weeks stay would be more efficient.
Our class at least was spacious but the school facilities might be better. However the housing and sleeping facilities were OK and I had a nice host with which I had some nice discussions, partially in English, partially in Italian.
Last but not least we visited a few museums, some piazzas and the small streets in the ancient city. We learned some Italian cooking at one of the teacher's home. This was all very cosy and nice.
From my arrival in Florence, to the house where I have been staying, everything has been perfect. The owners of the house are very attentive, pleasant and friendly people. I have shared breakfasts, dinners, moments in the living room; the room, very comfortable, with access to a beautiful terrace full of beautiful plants.
From the first day, ABC Firenze school, I received with great affection and restraint, solving all my needs. The Director, the teachers, and guides-teachers, are very nice, very affectionate. Their ability to teach is optimal, the teaching and learning system is very good, with excellent results. I clarify, that I am 68 years old and had never studied the Italian language. I have learned conjugations of singing verbs, I did not have possibility to think of another language in the class schedule or in the walks, visits to gardens, museums, churches, snacks, group dinners.
The classrooms are beautiful, with lots of light and nice views. The groups of students are 8 people of different nationalities, I have had the opportunity to interact with very nice people, united by the same goal and admiration for the history, art and beauty of Florence. I hope to have the possibility of spending another student time together with the team of ABC Firenze. I would like to have a representation in Argentina not to lose study training that I have had. Many thanks to everyone who has made this excellent experience possible. A part of me has been left in school.
I took a one week Italian beginners class and loved the experience. Both my teachers (grammar and conversation) were very skilled and made learning fun.
I only wish I could stay longer.
I liked a great deal, all that you mentioned.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
The number of students in a class were eight, maximum. All my fellow students had about the same knowledge level of the Italian language as me. The location is grand. In the middle of Firenze, near the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio. Everything is within walking distance. Teachers and staff were great, knowledgeable, bi/multi lingual and some of them are licensed Firenze guides. Everyone at ABC wants the students to have a good time & experience. They also ask the students whether the housing arrangements are OK, and if not, what can ABC do to make it better.
Study materials are fine, standard material and the extras.
Almost every day, including weekends, they organize activities, some for free (lectures about Firenze, walking tours through Firenze) and some for a fee (entrance fee for a museum or transport fees). Great were the tours where a staff member or teacher guides you through Firenze and tells you the history and/or legends. Especially the legends that were so interesting.
They even arranged a special tour to a Stone workshop for my group because we liked it so much in Palazzo Vecchio.
My apartment was great! Opposite the school, with air conditioning, WiFi and near restaurants/bars.
Maybe the WiFi at the school could be a bit better. But, hey, that's only one thing.
My experience with the school was unique and unforgettable. At the beginning they welcomed me ( secretary and teachers ) with much warmth. I felt very comfortable; the teaching method exceeded all my expectations.
The accommodation was first rate, the hostess, Anna was a very, very affectionate, made things especial and provide excellent food. A woman who keeps practicing the language permanently in desktops, with comfortable, neat, spacious home .
I really liked staying in Florence and experiencing the Italian culture. My last day was spent at the beach compared to the city which was very different but I was impressed on how much I enjoyed it! The teachers are very kind and trying to take care of every student individually. Of course that's not always possible and personally I got bored sometimes because I already know a lot but that was okay. Overall, the intensive course perfect! I learned so much and even though it was tough it helped me improve with my Italian!Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Kotimajoituskohteemme on valittu huolella ja ne tarjoavat opiskelijoille mahdollisuuden oppia paikalliskulttuuria mukavassa ympäristössä ja opiskella samall Italian Florencessa. Kohteet sijaitsevat usein 2 - 30 minuutin ja yleisten kulkuyhteyksien päässä koulusta. Perheet tajoavat yleensä edullisen ateriaohjelman, jonka avulla pääset tutustumaan paikalliseen ruokakulttuuriin. Perheet tajoavat yleensä edullisen ateriaohjelman, jonka avulla pääset tutustumaan paikalliseen ruokakulttuuriin. Jos sinulla on ruokavaliorajoituksia tai erityistoiveita (uskonnollisista ja terveyssyistä), ole hyvä ja ota meihin yhteyttä etukäteen. Majoituksesi alkaa ensimmäistä oppituntia edeltävänä sunnuntaina ja päättyy viimeisen oppitunnin jälkeisenä lauantaina, vuotiaita ellei toisin mainita. Lisätietoja kotimajoituksesta
Homestay - 2-person shared room - No meals - 2 students must book together
Homestay - Single-person room - No meals
Homestay - 2-person shared room - Breakfast - 2 students must book together
Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast
Homestay - 2-person shared room - Breakfast and dinner - 2 students must book together
Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner
On mahdollista asua vuokra-asunnossaFirenze opiskelun ajan, mutta tämä on tyypillisesti kallis vaihtoehto. ABC School Firenze tarjoaa rajoitettua apua asuntojen vuokrauksessa. Vaihtoehtoisesti voit hannkia oman vuokra-asunnon. Lisätietoa vuokra-asunnoista
Private apartment - Single-person room - No meals
Me emme voi anoa viisumeja opiskelijoiden puolesta. Koulu voi kuitenkin tarjota viisumihakemukseen tarvittavat lomakkeet.
Hyväksymiskirje lähetetään kotiosoitteeseesi postitse veloituksetta.
Huomaa, että emme varaa opiskelijoille lentoja. Jos etsit lentojen hintatietoja, suosittelemme Kayak.com sivustoa, jossa voit valita selata lentovaihtoehtoja oman maasi ja kohde Firenze välillä oman hintatasosi, aikataulusi ja mieltymyksiesi mukaan.
Opiskele huoletta ulkomailla Language Internationalin tarjoamien sairaus- ja henkilökohtaisen omaisuusvakuutusten turvin. Kun varaat kielikurssin kauttamme, voit halutessasi ostaa kansainvälisen vakuutuspaketin joka kattaa sairauskulujen lisäksi omaisuusvahingot. Sinun on varattava palvelu etukäteen rekisteröitymisen ohessa.
Koulu sijaitsee Firenzen historiallisen keskustan sydämessä, Santa Crocen värikkäällä alueella, jossa on monia kauppoja, käsityöläisten työpajoja. Se on lähellä tärkeimpiä kaupungin monumentteja ja museoita.
Palazzo Venerosi Pesciolinin kauniiden freskotyylisten huoneiden ikkunoista voit nauttia näkymästä Palazzo Vecchioon yhdeltä puolelta ja Piazza Peruzziin toisesta.