Europass is an Italian language school in the historical centre of Florence, Italy.
We founded it 25 years ago so we could have our own place: welcoming, open, where it was easy to connect with others and experience something new.
Today it 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 90% of our students say they are satisfied with their experience here.
Florence brings the best out of 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 come 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.
This is a school founded and managed by teachers, and so what spurs us on everyday 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 team of teachers is made up of:
At the front desk you can see the smiles of:
Finally, the management and administrative staff:
Italian, without worrying about making a mistake
Although the majority of students who come to us don’t know much Italian (60% of them starts 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 make 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 flavours 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 lessons with an average of five/six people per class (our rules are: a minimum 2 students, maximum 12 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 also private lessons or to have 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) according to the European Common Framework reference.
As we are a certified agency, our certificates are recognized by companies, educational institutions, university and so on.
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 architects Vittorio Bellini and Antonio Catelani.
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.
We are delighted when our work is recognized and appreciated.
From our end-of-course questionnaires it turns out that 90% of students are satisfied / very satisfied (see the results here), and we have widespread positive reviews online.
Work with us
The Italian language school is part of a larger training agency, called Europass Centro Studi Europeo, which deals with teacher training (links), educational projects in schools and recognized professional training.
The following positions are currently open:
To apply send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org