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Istituto Galilei in Florence - Italy - Italian Language School for foreign students

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Istituto Galilei
Address:via Alfani, 68
Locality: Firenze (Florence)

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Seaside: 60 minutes
Airport: 20 minutes

Attractions near Firenze

Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, is one of the most visited cities in the world for the beauty of places of artistic and historical interest. Among the innumerable attractions to visit there are many churches, museums, parks and Medici's Palaces. The history of Florence is closely connected to the Medici family, so for those who are fascinated by the history of this family we can suggest to participate to one of our courses of history of Florence to live the historical places in the... more
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Locality:Florence Region:Tuscany
Genre: Wine And Food
from: 13 May 2019
to: 14 June 2019
The menus for the cooking classes will change every Tuesday and Thursday, so you will be able to experience and learn different dishes. Normally a standard lesson includes two first courses (homemade pasta, risotto, flans, soups. ) and a dessert. The specific menu for each day will be available only further on, as it is decided according to fresh ingredients availability.
Main Florence Market vis
Locality:Florence Region:Tuscany
Genre: Wine And Food
from: 6 May 2019
to: 7 June 2019
Guided tour to the famous San Lorenzo market in Florence with tasting of typical products. On request it will be possible to include the lunch with the guide in one of the characteristic bistro inside of the Market, so to have the chance to taste fresh and authentic products of Tuscany!
Guided tours
Locality:Florence Region:Tuscany
Genre: Art
from: 29 April 2019
to: 24 May 2019
This program of guided visits to the main museums, churches and palaces of Florence is included at no additional cost in our four-week Art History course. You can participate in one or more of these visits even if you are not enrolled in the art history cours or any other course at the Galilei Insitute. The visits can either be followed in the morning or in the afternoon and are recommended for anyone who is seeking stimulating and less standard information on the greatness of the Renaissance period.
Istituto Galilei

Among the schools for Italian language and culture in Italy, the Galilei Institute is unique in its exclusive specializing in One-to-One, personalized and Small group (max 4 people) full immersion courses specifically designed for professionals, students and everybody who has little time to study but wishes to acquire significant results in a short period of time. Established in 1985 in the centre of Florence (5 minutes walking from the Cathedral/Duomo), the Galilei Institute attained the highest prestige in Italy by providing its first class services.

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Language Italian intensive course in pairs
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 20 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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The classes are composed by 2 students and 1 teacher. These courses allow you to learn Italian quickly and in a fun way. They are primarily aimed at developing spoken language using role play, playful activities, guided tours etc. The lessons assure both students active participation at the lesson, and working in pairs you get great results even in a period as short as 1-3 weeks. The program can be customized according to the needs of the participants to deepen linguistic topics of their interest. Our programs have never rigid or equal to everyone, but establishes a personal study plan to allow everyone to achieve the results you want. Students may request to include in the course the vocabulary they use in their profession or for personal interest. The course schedules are flexible and can be customized according to the needs of the participants.
Art Drawing and painting course
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 20 April 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Have you ever dreamt of studying in the art studio of an artist? To learn directly from the "Maestro" the techniques and how to improve your artistic ability and expressiveness? Our drawing and painting courses give you this opportunity. We offer one-to-one and small group courses (with 3-4 participants) which are held by experienced artists directly in their art studios. Our drawing and painting courses in Florence are restricted to a few participants so that the "Maestro" can follow every student personally supporting his/her individual studying and working process. In this way, it is possible to give the students flexibility within the program. Usually, the painting instruction starts by preparing a drawing, which is then transferred to canvas and completed with watercolours, acrylics or oil colors. The teacher guides each student individually, and helps each person to find the most appropriate subject, style and technique according to his or her artistic experience, preferences and inspiration. Developing a personal style and expression is encouraged.
Language Exam preparation course
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 13 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Institute Galilei organizes Italian language courses for foreigners offering a specific preparation aimed at the achievement of the CILS, CELI, PLIDA certification. These courses are designed to give the student a thorough and personalized teaching program: our teachers will take care to let you be prepared in all the various skills required for the exam with a personalized teaching method based on what your linguistic needs and goals are.
Language Culture Italian literature course
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 13 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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OUR ITALIAN LITERATURE COURSES CAN BE FOLLOWED BY ANYONE: Students who wish to know the Italian literature for personal or study reasons Literature lovers who already know it and wish to deepen some topics In order to attend our Italian literature courses it is necessary to have an intermediate level (B1) of Italian language knowledge. However no enrollments in our Italian language courses is requested. During the lessons the studied topics will be focused with readings and videos. According to the program chosen, the courses can be integrated with guided visits in Florence. It is possible to create personalized programs for students who have to take Italian literature exams, according to their requests and need.
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 13 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Our one-to-one courses give the opportunity of focusing on a specific aspect and vocabulary of the Italian language. This is why many persons, who are looking for Italian business courses or language specialization courses, are choosing an Italian one-to-one course with the deepening of the specific vocabulary: • For lawyers and social workers vocabulary lessons are given by an expert in jurisprudence. These lessons illustrate Italian civil and criminal law as well as the laws relevant to the legislation of commerce (contracts, bankruptcy, agreements) and to the family (marriage, adoption, divorce, inheritance). • For translators and interpreters the program includes the analyses and composition of commercial, political and economic texts as well as from texts of literature and science, depending on the field you are working. The lessons of the business one-to-one course are combined with specific material and thematic conversations. Particular situations of your work or the field in which you need the Italian language can be studied and reproduced in class. If there is some specific material (of your work etc. ), which can serve as a base for these lessons, you can bring them with you. The lessons of vocabulary are given by an expert of the field.
Culture Photography course
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 6 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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The aim of this photography course in Florence is to help you create a beautiful "friendship" between you and your camera. How many times have you said "I wish this moment would last forever! "? Well, a way to extend and revive our emotions exists - a picture "caught at the right moment". The goal of this course is in the lens of your machine! To take a picture and to "see" a picture before taking the photo are two different things. In our photography course we will provide you useful information and practical tips to allow you get the most from your potential and to be able to make of photography an expression of your creativity and personal taste. Our teachers will reveal some "tricks and secrets” used by large professional photographers so to let your shots become more interesting and captivating, and will guide you to discover the potential of your cameras. Our photography courses offer the right balance between the development of artistic sensitivity and the deepening of photographic techniques. The photography course provides a basic introductory theory in class, during which topics of basic photoshooting and post-production are approached. Therefore the course is held mainly outdoors, so you can learn directly on field, "camera at hand", the basics of exposure, sensitivity and time, alternating both static and dynamic shots, portraits, artistic photos and studies on light.
Art Culture History of art course
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 6 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Do you love art? Are you awed by the sculpture, frescoes, and paintings of the Renaissance masters? Would you like to experience some of this work first hand? Then, we would like to invite you to a journey into the past. We offer art history courses on an individual basis and in small group classes (3-4 participants) conducted by enthusiastic experts who will guide you through all the evolutions of the different artistic currents. The courses begin with an introductory part, followed by church and museums visits that will allow you to experience art history first hand, and to see with your own eyes some of the masterpieces of the greatest Italian artists. All the lessons can be taught in English and Italian; individual courses can also be organized in Spanish and French. The program encompasses art from Ancient Greece to Modern Art to provide context to the primary study of the art history of the Renaissance period, represented in Florence by some of the most important artists of all times. The masterpieces of the 15th and the 16th centuries will be analyzed and interpreted. In addition, you will study the lifestyles and philosophy of artists like Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Artists are reviewed in terms of their working environments, life events, and their personal styles and characteristics. The social context of the period will also be considered in order to better understand the development of the artists' culture and way of thinking.
Language Italian Senior course 50+
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 6 May 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Thanks to our specialization in personalized courses for international companies, our students are mostly adult people. Our senior courses 50+ are completely customisable, created on the student's needs and requests. You will be followed personally by one of our experienced teachers, who will proceed in the course program according to your learning speed and daily results. In this way the studies will develop in a fun and pleasant way, without stresses or overloads. The Senior course prices include a weekly visit to Museums/Churches, 1 cooking course with dinner, a visit to a famous Florentine Market (San Lorenzo Market) with the teacher, 1 evening per week artistic/concert activity. Our school is small-sized, so that it offers a familiar atmosphere and allows us to follow each student in his/her study program and help him/her in having a good stay in Florence/Italy.
Cooking Culture Cooking courses
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 28 April 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Our Italian cooking courses organized as one-to-one or in small groups, held in the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in Florence. They are practical courses: the students prepare the dishes studied together with the chef. The chefs who teach the courses are professional cooks with a special flair for teaching, and the courses are suitable for beginners as well as chefs who want to specialize in Italian cuisine. The course program of one-to-one courses is always adapted to the level and the needs of the student and can last from 1 day to 2 weeks. The small group courses (3-4 participants) last for a minimum of one week. The period of study for the one-to-one courses is very flexible. The only thing requested for taking our cooking courses, is that you enjoy cooking. No particular requirements nor enrollment in our Italian courses are requested to attend this program.
Language Italian language course one-to-one
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 29 April 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Our one-to-one courses are characterized by the individual study programs, which are tailored to the linguistic needs and the profile of each student taking into consideration his/her linguistic background, age, motivation and learning structure. In this way, it is possible to focus also on particular aspects of the language, such as grammar, conversation, pronunciation etc. And/or to include the vocabulary of the Italian language you use for your work / study. One week of our one-to-one courses corresponds to about a month with a regular size group class. The study program is developing according to the daily results.
Language Italian language course in small groups
Region: Tuscany Locality: Florence
from: 29 April 2019 Duration: 2 weeks
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Course in a small group (3-4 students) with a program tailored to the needs of each student, which allows you to learn the new structures, correcting recurring errors, set the pronunciation. Our courses in small group allow high degree of participation in the lesson and, consequently, give excellent results in a short time. Being only in 3 or 4 people per class they assure a full exposure and immediate introduction into the language. Therefore, they are an optimal course choice for all those who prefer to participate in a group course but still wish to have individual attention from the teacher.

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Italian Cooking Recipes

Italian Recipes: Spaghetti Sicilian
Italian Pesto
Lentil soup
Spaghetti with roses
Beef carpaccio
Spring Risotto
Spaghetti Amatriciana

Bucatini amatriciana
Ammatriciana Spaghetti
Bucatini Amatriciana
Traditional Tuscan Pappa al Pomodoro
Risotto Primavera
Pasta al Baccalà
Prosciutto Roses with Melon Hearts
The Easter Dove
Fish Fingers and Sweet Potato Oven-Fries
Risotto Primavera
Italian Ossibuchi
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