Our Italian Language Courses in Florence

Learn Italian With Flexibility And a Wide Array of Courses

Choose from the many Italian courses that our language school offers in the historic center of Florence.

Our students can pick from a variety of Italian language courses to fit their learning preferences ranging from group to individual lessons up to combined classes (group plus private). Students can thus learn Italian with flexibility and see results at Parola School in Florence. 

Our language center offers Italian language courses to learn Italian in Florence with professionalism and competence across 6 grammar levels, from A1 to C2 level. 

3 Main Language Programs and Special Tailor-Made Lessons

Our Italian language offer consists of 3 main linguistic programs: group Italian language courses, individual Italian language lessons, and combined Italian language classes.

We distinguish ourselves by giving our language students engaging and effective tailor-made Italian lessons in Florence.

Please feel free to contact us for specific requests regarding your course.

Flexibility and Variety In Our Language Programs in Florence

Parola Italian Language School offers an excellent variety of choices for Italian language courses. We provide students with didactical flexibility thanks to our group language programs that have teaching times ranging from 6 hours a week to 20 hours a week, for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 8 months, and individual or combined courses that can be arranged in agreement with the student.

Our language courses are divided into three main didactical typologies:

  • Group Italian language program, group lessons include an Italian grammar session and a conversation session
  • Individual Italian language program, one-on-one Italian language lessons with flexibility for the student
  • Combined Italian language programs, group Italian language class and individual lessons for intensive learning

In addition to our standard language courses, Parola offers paired classes. In these combined lessons, students learn the Italian language as well as drawing, cooking, or art lessons.

CILS Examination Courses in Italy Università di Siena

Our school is a certified center for the CILS certificate. Therefore, our language institute has special language programs to prepare students for the CILS examination in Florence.

About Parola Italian Language Courses in Florence

The following is a general overview of our Italian language courses at Parola Italian Language School. All classes are held every weekday unless otherwise specified. The hours that are written are the total hours of class per week.

The Benefits of Our Language Courses

Our Italian language courses in Florence offer the following benefits to language students who have chosen Florence for their Italian language studies:

  • Classes are kept to a maximum of 12 language students but normally average between 6 -7 students
  • Lessons are usually held Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm with a break between 10:50 am and 11:10 am
  • All class materials are provided and included in the cost of the course
  • Six levels of language instruction are offered: Beginners, Intermediate I & II, Advanced I, II, & III
  • Our language courses can be combined with art and cooking lessons

All our Italian language courses can cover the six levels of the Italian language grammar chart of the European Union.

Language Course Variety All Year-Round

The Italian language courses at Parola Italian School are held year-round, Monday through Friday, and are open to students of all ages.

Parola School also offers language courses in the evening for those working or studying in Florence or for our language students who desire to deepen the knowledge of Italian language after 6 o’clock PM.

Our Italian school provides a wide selection of Italian language courses ranging from group Italian language classes to one-on-one classes, as well as specialized Italian courses.

These courses include Italian pronunciation, Italian CILS preparation lessons, and online Italian language courses taught at our school in Florence.

6 Grammar Levels at Parola School

We offer a range of Italian language courses across six Italian grammar levels at Parola School.

On average, it takes 4 weeks to complete one level of grammar in a group course. Classes can be taken for up to eight months.

Free Grammar Recovery Lessons On Fridays

Upon request, Parola offers our students a 1-hour recovery grammar lesson for free once a week.

These recovery classes are held each Friday after the morning Italian courses at our school. The hour is used to clarify, focus and fine tune the grammar rules that have been discussed in class throughout the week.

A General View of Our Italian Language Courses

Group Italian Language Courses in Florence 

The group Italian courses are for students who prefer to learn Italian in a group setting. The benefit of group classes is that students have the opportunity to meet other students from around the world who are on the same level of Italian.

Please note that our school requires at least 3 students to form a group language class.

Individual Italian Courses in Florence

Our individual Italian courses are designed for students who wish to achieve maximum results in the shortest amount of time. Adults or students studying other subjects in Florence may prefer to take this type of course. One-on-one lessons are also requested by students who require greater knowledge of the Italian language for business purposes in Italy.

Combined Italian Courses (Group Lesson + Individual lesson)

The combined Italian language courses pair group classes of Italian with individual Italian language lessons. This combination allows students to take advantage of the benefits of a group class while focusing on their personal language needs in the one-on-one sessions. This type of instruction also improves students’ Italian vocabulary and understanding.

Evening Italian Language Courses in Florence

We provide evening Italian language courses at our school in the center of Florence. These language lessons are on an individual basis and are offered between 4 pm and 8: 30 pm Monday through Friday, as determined by the student.

Extracurricular Courses at Parola School

Our school offers supplementary courses, which focus on the cultural heritage and society of Italy.

Parola holds Italian cooking courses, lessons on Italian politics and society, art classes, and drawing courses at our school in the center of Florence.

These cultural courses are separate from the Italian language courses offered by Parola and require at least 3 participants. For an individual supplementary course please contact Parola School, as prices vary.

Learn Italian With Our On-Line Language Courses

Our language school also offers online Italian courses for students who want to learn Italian from home.

Many former Parola students wish to continue learning from their home country with online lessons given by native Italian speakers that have become certified professors.

The online Italian lessons offered by Parola are the perfect way to get a quality education before or after coming to Italy.

Au-Pair Language Courses With Parola School

Parola also offers an Italian language program for Au-Pairs in Florence and Tuscany. Students who are registered with Parola Italian Language School and the Euro Au-Pair agency are entitled to a discount on our Italian language courses for Au-Pairs.

Please contact our Florentine office for detailed information about our Au-Pair program in Florence.

Teaching Hours and Location of Our Language School

The Italian language courses at Parola School in Florence are held between 9:00 am and 8:00 PM. Individual Italian language lessons can be taken in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on students’ needs. Please, note that the school can not guarantee availability for morning courses because of the Italian group classes.

Classes are all held at our school in the historic center of Florence near Piazza Santa Croce. Parola is within walking distance of all of the major sights and monuments in the city of Florence.

Italian Grammar Placement Test on The First Day at Parola School

If the language student is not an absolute beginner, on the first day of class, there will be an informal written Italian grammar test.

Following the test, the Italian language student will be placed in the appropriate grammar level at our school.

Parola’s grammar test follows the standard Italian language levels set by the European Union (CEFR).

Contact For Further Information About Our Italian Language Courses

Please, contact our office to receive further information about our specialty courses and all of our Italian language programs in Florence.


Do you want some information?

   Send an e-mail to info@parola.it

   Call us at +39 055242182 or +39 328 8997420

  Meet us: Borgo Santa Croce, 4, 50122 Florence




Students at Parola Italian language school in Florence

“What a nice experience! The school staff is nice and friendly, with very proactive teachers. Such a great idea to go eat Pizza or have “Aperitif” with the other students and a teacher.”

Alina Jordan, Germany

“I have spent many good days at the school Parola. I worked as an Au Pair and I found good friends during the Italian courses!”

Claire Morisseau, France

“Efficient and available for any questions, especially when I have risked to miss my airplane! Great help during my language course in Florence!”

Hakan Yapar, Turkey