Parola’s Italian Language Courses in Florence

Learn Italian With Flexibility And a Wide Array of Courses

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

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

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. 

4 Main Language Programs and Tailored Italian Lessons

Our Italian language offer consists of 4 main language programs: group Italian language courses, individual Italian language lessons, combined Italian language classes, and online Italian courses.

We also 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.

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Group Italian language courses in Florence at Parola school

Flexibility and Variety In Our Language Programs in Florence

Parola school offers an excellent variety of choices for taking Italian language courses in Florence.

Moreover, we provide students with didactical flexibility thanks to our group language classes 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.

Our language courses can therefore be group and individual Italian lessons, combined and online language classes,  which can be arranged in agreement with the student.

Our language courses are divided into 4 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
  • Online Italian courses: private lessons and small group classes (max. 5 students)

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

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

The CILS exam provides an opportunity to officially evaluate the Italian language competence through grammar and oral tests assessed by the University for Foreigners of Siena, and it is valid all over the world for study or working reasons. 

Our Italian school is also one of the official locations for taking the CILS exam in Florence.

About Parola Italian Language Courses in Florence

The following is a general overview of the Italian language courses at Parola school. All classes are held every weekday unless otherwise specified. 

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:

  • On site classes are kept to a maximum of 12 language students but normally average between 6 -7 students
  • Online Italian courses with a maximum of 5 students to encourage better learning during the on-stream lessons
  • 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
  • Free-time activities after school with students

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

At Parola school, the Italian language courses 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 the Italian language after 6 o’clock PM. In addition to that, we provide online Italian courses year-round.

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.

A General View of Our Italian Language Courses

Group Italian Language Courses in Florence 

Our 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 Italian 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 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 headquarters in the center of Florence. These language lessons are offered between 4 pm and 8: 00 pm, Monday through Friday, as determined by the student or by a group of participants.

Parola’s Online Italian Courses

Our language school also offers online Italian courses for students who want to learn Italian from home. In fact, many former Parola students also wish to continue learning from their home country with online lessons given by our native teachers.

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

Very importantly, Parola Italian language school provides engaging and versatile online Italian courses thanks to the flexible methodology used by our expert native teachers.

Extracurricular Courses at Parola School

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

As a matter of fact, Parola holds Italian and cooking courses, lessons on Italian politics and society, art classes, and Italian and drawing courses 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 us, as prices vary.

Au-Pair Language Courses at Parola School in Florence

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.

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 our institute can not guarantee availability for private morning courses because its group Italian 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.

Note that 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 on-site and online Italian language classes in Florence.


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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