What are the course contents and objectives?
The language course will help you improve listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will focus on the practical aspects of language useful in everyday life, developing Italian speaking skills and deepening your knowledge of Italian culture. Italian lessons combine communication and grammar in an ideal combination and, at all levels, you will always use the Italian language in class. Plenty of time will be dedicated to expanding your vocabulary in order to speak Italian more fluently. If you are a beginner, you will start learning Italian from the basics and you will see your progress after the very first weeks. If you already have a knowledge of the language, the content will be appropriate to the level of your course, from A1 to C2. To complete each level you will need an average of 6 weeks, but you may need more time for higher levels.
In the drawing and painting lessons, you can approach, or improve, the techniques of portrait, create an album with sketches of Florence, study the light/shadow effect in a still life, and also learn the techniques of drawing on fabric or decoration. Lessons are tailored to your interests and goals.
How is the course organized?
For the language course you will be placed in a group of up to 8 people in a comfortable and relaxing environment. You will take drawing and painting classes in a specialized school, where you will be followed by an experienced teacher We will provide you with the textbook and all useful materials. The teacher will use an iPad and after each lesson you will receive a pdf with its contents. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.
In the afternoon, or during the weekend, if you want, you can participate in our activities, 2 or 3 per week, organized and guided by the teachers in the school. You will make friends with other students, get to know Florence and its surroundings better, wider your knowledge of Italian culture and have fun practicing the Italian language.