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Europass

Florence, Italy
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About the school

Europass is an Italian language school in the historic center of Florence. 25 years ago the school was founded by a number of teachers because they wanted to have their own place where they could be hospitable, open and a place where it was easy to make contact with others and learn new things. Sixty percent of Europass students are complete beginners and yet the school has one sacred rule which shouldn’t scare you off: from the very beginning, the teachers only try to speak Italian to the students. The school says: "From experience we know that it works and it helps students to learn quickly. Everyone is involved and should try to speak as much as possible without having to worry about making mistakes." The school often organizes games, film clubs and discussion evenings to improve language skills. On the school trips you discover new places, new flavors and new smells while you practice your Italian. The school building is perhaps one of the finest in the center of Florence, called Palazzo Galletti, a neoclassical building from 1831, designed by the architects Vittorio Bellini and Antonio Catelani. It is a few steps from Florence Cathedral and Piazza Santa Croce square. The medium-sized school has 11 classrooms, a lounge and a private roof terrace.
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What we like

  • check_circle   Personal attention
  • check_circle   School organizes many activities
  • check_circle   Located in historic center of Florence
  • check_circle   Old architectural school building

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Free insurance

Free cancellation

Italian at Europass

  • check_circle   Including certificate
  • check_circle   Including level check
  • check_circle   Free accommodations insurance
  • check_circle   Free activities

School's contact

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Ulrike Reinke is the main contact for Europass.

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Experience shows that you make more progress every week after the the frist one.

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School's facilities

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  • wifi WiFi
  • my_location Located in the city center
  • directions_transit Located near public transport
  • room_service Reception
  • kitchen Vending machine
  • flip_to_back Study rooms
  • ac_unit Airconditioning

Schedule and social program

This is an example of how your week at Europass looks like. The actual schedule might vary depending on the season.

Europass usually organizes 7 activities each week. Some of these activities are free, while other require a small fee. Some examples of activities that Europass organizes are presented here.

Example activities at the school:

  •   Museum visit (free)
  •   Cooking class (€)
  •   Day-excursion to another city (€)
  •   Discover the city (free)
  •   Yoga (free)
  •   Excursions (free)
  •   Weekend excursion (€)
  •   Guided tours (free)
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Florence

The Italian fashion industry was born here and the city stood at the cradle of the Renaissance. If something should describe Florence, it would be the words 'Style' and 'Class'. Make a detour through the compact city after your language lessons and be enchanted by the sculptures and masterpieces of architects as Michelangelo and Botticelli. The narrow cobbled streets often lead to elegant palaces with marble basilicas from the 15th and 16th centuries. A cinematic party. But, a walk through the maze of medieval streets offers much more. Stroll along the larger or family-runned fashion boutiques that sell elegant and timeless items. Not surprising, because designer Guccio Gucci, among others, opened his haute couture boutiques in the city in the twenties and that still leaves traces behind. And, how could it be different: also in the kitchens of this Tuscan capital quality rises far above quantity. Restaurants and bistros serve dishes made from local, seasonal products accompanied by the purest wines from wineries located in the hills surrounding the city. Despite the fact that Florence is relatively compact in size with its 380,000 inhabitants, she is put on the must-go-to list for many travel gurus. If only because the Tuscan lifestyle here is so enviable sweet.

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Nov 1, 2021
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Europass was without doubt the best language learning experience I could have hoped for. I did the A1 (beginner) standard course and I absolutely loved it! My teachers were all incredibly friendly and encouraging so it was a very safe space to learn and improve. I went to Europass hoping to build my confidence with Italian and kick start my language learning journey and the school delivered that and then some! My host mum was delightful, cooked brilliant food and really helped me to practice what I learnt in class. I loved every moment of my experience in Florence and I'm already planning my return!

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Sep 23, 2021
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My time at Europass was a unique experience. The school is located right in the city, close to the beautiful Duomo and the impressive Santa Croce, so it has a great location. It is a very friendly place and especially the high quality of the teachers was very impressive. I also met many other great people in the courses with whom I went on exciting trips organized by the school. I will definitely come back on my next vacation and until then I will take some online courses at Europass so that I can continue to improve my Italian throughout.
Highly recommendable!

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Nov 22, 2021
5/ 5stars

We had private lessons with Enzo who is a wonderful teacher with vast knowledge of languages, history of Florence and Italy, and so much more! The communication was very easy when setting up the lessons, and they have their own exercise books which are well-conceived. Highly recommend Europass to anyone wanting to improve their Italian.

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Oct 18, 2021
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All around amazing experience. Great central location and outstanding teachers and teaching method. I learned more in a week than an entire previous course of three months. Great extra activities and highly recommend the cooking classes. Such an amazing city, I cannot imagine a better place to study and Europass staff make everything clear and easy.

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Jun 28, 2021
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I took Italian lessons with Layla and she was a really exceptional teacher, teaching us so much in a short space of time and going above and beyond to make the classes engaging and interesting!! She explained everything in a very clear and helpful way, getting a good balance between grammar and fun conversation. Would 100% recommend doing classes with her if you get the chance!

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hearing You understand... • Some words and basic-sentences • Common words and sentences
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• Give answers to some simple questions
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hearing You understand... • Complex stories and opinions • Literary and academic texts
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A2

hearing You understand... • Some words and basic-sentences • Common words and sentences
supervisor_account You can... • Briefly introduce yourself
• Give answers to some simple question
• Introduce yourself (shortly)
• Give answers to some simple questions
mode_edit You can... • Fill in simple forms • Make short notes
• Write a very simple personal letter
 

B1

B2

hearing  
You understand... • The thread of a story • Different opinions • Usually the whole story
supervisor_account You can... • Join a conversations about everyday subjects
• Briefly give and substantiate your opinion
• Talk fairly well with locals
• Clearly explain and substantiate your opinion
mode_edit You can... • Write down experiences and impressions in a general way • Write down experiences and impressions in a detailed way
 

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C2

hearing You understand... • Complex stories and opinions • Literary and academic texts
supervisor_account You can... • Effortlessly take part in a variety of conversation • Effortlessly have complex conversations and discussions
mode_edit You can... • Write down comprehensive text
• Write down detailed situations on paper
• Write a comprehensive essay
• Use complex words in your descriptions

If you do not have any prior knowledge of the language at all, then you are a total beginner. In case you already have a little knowledge, you may consider yourself A1.

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