FAQ – frequently asked questions to italianme
HOW TO ENROLL?
The complete enrollment process is done online. If you have any questions before or during the submission of the application or if you need further explanations, send us an e-mail and we will respond as soon as possible, including a custom quote. When we receive your enrollment form, with a proof of the payment of the registration fee (€ 60) and of the 30% of the entire due of your course, we will send you a letter of confirmation and all the information you need.
WHEN DOES THE NEXT COURSE START?
It is possible to start your course every Monday, except for absolute beginners, who can start every two Mondays. Consult the courses calendar for more information.
WHICH IS THE COURSE SCHEDULE?
The courses schedule in the morningare from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm with 15 minutes break from 11:00 to 11:15 am.
The afternoon courseis from 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm.
The evening coursesare from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (or Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm) .
The individual lessonshave a flexible schedule.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE THERE IN A CLASS?
Each class has a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students.
WHAT AM I EXPECTED TO DO THE FIRST DAY OF MY COURSE AT SCHOOL?
We will wait for you at 9:00 at the secretary of the school on the 2nd floor. italianme staff will welcome you and it will give you all the information necessary.
IS THE TEACHING EQUIPMENT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE COURSE?
Books and other documents the teacher will give you during the lesson are provided by the school.
IS THERE A WI-FI CONNECTION IN THE SCHOOL?
There is a free WI-FI connection in the classrooms and in all the common areas of the school. First and after your course you could use the common spaces, the library or the classrooms to study, relax or work with your laptop.
WHICH CERTIFICATES DO STUDENTS OBTAIN?
At the end of the course, students receive a certificate of attendance that indicates the ability level achieved.
WHICH ARE THE ACTIVITIES FOR THE FREE TIME ORGANIZED BY THE SCHOOL?
Tuscany and Florence offer an almost limitless variety of activities, so Italian me offers a very special range of them.
- Historic and artistic guided tours;
- Italian movies at school in the afternoon;
- Day or half-day trips to the beautiful surroundings;
- Dinners at typical Italian “trattorie”;
- Tours to wine cellars in the wonderful Chianti;
- … and much, much more!!
Each month the school will provide you a calendar of activities.
HOW CAN I REACH THE SCHOOL?
The school is in Via Tornabuoni n.1, very close to Ponte Vecchio and 5 minute walk from Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. The reception is on the 2nd floor.
Coming from Florence’s main train station Santa Maria Novella (SMN) to reach the school take Via Panzani, turn right in Via dei Rondinelli, go straight and walk along Via Tornabuoni. A few steps before the bridge you will find # 1 on your right-hand side. It takes about 5 minutes.
Coming from Pisa’s Airport Galileo Galilei, you can catch a train from Pisa’s central Station or take a bus which connects the Airport to Firenze’s Santa Maria Novella station.
Coming from Florence’s airport Amerigo Vespucci (or commonly known as Peretola) you can take a taxi or a VOLAINBUS ATAF bus to Santa Maria Novella station, either way, you will be in the center in 20 -30 minutes.