Our Italian Language School in Florence & Online

Europass is an online and on-site Italian language school based in Florence, Italy.

We founded it almost 30 years ago so that we could have our own place: welcoming, open, where it was easy to connect with others and experience something new.
italian teachers team

Today, Europass is a flourishing school that attracts hundreds of students from all over the world, and we are proud of what it has become: we love our work – even on Mondays! – and 9 out of 10 of our students say they are satisfied with their experience here.

Everyone at Europass was exceptionally professional, helpful, patient and kind. I have had a wonderful experience and hope to come back.— Jenny, 18, Great Britain

Online courses for everyone

Thanks to our user-friendly e-learning platform, we also provide quality online classes for students from all over the world. On our webpage Learn Italian Online, you will find the solution that best suits you: group classes, individual lessons, or exercises, both for children and adults!

By being part of these classes, you will meet new people and increase your language skills, whenever you can, wherever you are – no more excuses!

Florence brings out the best in you

A great Italian writer, Italo Calvino, once wrote:

“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”

We love Europass because here everyone can escape their day-to-day life, meet new people, and – thanks to the Italian language – experience the Florence locals know, its quirks, and its hidden gems.

Here people can let themselves go, broaden their horizons, and often return home changed.

It’s an extraordinary thing, and it happens in the context of such an overwhelmingly beautiful city like Florence. A city of great traditions and passionate people, amazing food, and hidden treasures…

A place that can only be discovered slowly.

Our Staff

This is a school founded and managed by teachers, and so what spurs us on every day is seeing true satisfaction on the students’ faces.

We love the atmosphere during our classes, we feel the appreciation at the end of the course and this is what motivates us to constantly improve. (By the way, Europass also works as a teacher training center).

Our Italian language teachers

Our administrative staff

 

Our directors

Italian, without worrying about making mistakes

Although the majority of students who come here don’t know much Italian  (60% of them start with A1 level classes), we try to speak in Italian with them from the very beginning.

It’s a little rule of ours, but it shouldn’t scare you: from experience we know it works and helps you to learn quickly. Everyone is involved and sooner or later can have a go without worrying about making a mistake*.

Our teaching method focuses on practice and conversation, before addressing grammar and language rules, so everyone can experience the joy of learning a language straight away.

We often organize games, film clubs and conversation spaces to improve language skills. On our fun-filled trips, you can discover new places, new flavors and new smells all the while practicing your Italian.

* Obviously, if you cannot understand, we are able to speak English, Spanish or German to communicate and solve problems.

Lessons and Certificates

We have group lessons with an average of five/six people per class (our rules are: a minimum of 4 students, maximum 10 students per class), so as to combine the effectiveness of teaching with the possibility of learning with other people and having the opportunity to socialize.

There are also opportunities to have private lessons or a combination of group and individual classes.

At the end of the study period, we issue a certificate, which reflects the language level reached (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) according to the European Common Framework reference.

Where to find us

We are lucky enough to be in one of the most beautiful buildings in the center of Florence, just a few steps from the Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce.

It is called Palazzo Galletti, a neoclassical building completed in 1831, designed by the architect Vittorio Bellini.

Our address is Via Sant’Egidio, 12 – 50122 Florence.

The school is on the second floor, just above the statues which depict the four seasons and which are visible from outside.

Reviews

We are delighted when our work is recognized and appreciated.

From our end-of-course questionnaires, it turns out that nine out of ten students are satisfied / very satisfied, and we have widespread positive reviews online.

TOP rated school in Florence
4.9/ 5Facebook
4.8/ 5Google

Europass Italian Language School: Work with us

The Italian language school is part of a larger training network, called Europass Teacher Academy, which deals with teacher training, educational projects in schools and recognized professional training.

We offer courses recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and the Irish Department of Education and we are also accredited by the University of Cambridge for the CELTA training courses, both online and in person.

To apply send your CV to europass@europass.it

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