Your Italian school by the sea
The ABC School’s Italian language courses in Sestri Levante are held in Palazzo Negrotto Cambiaso, a classic aristocratic coastal residence, located on the strip of land that, with the Sestri promontory, separates the Bay of Silence from the Bay of Fables. You can study Italian in Italy in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the peninsula.
We have six brightly lit, air-conditioned rooms, some of which directly overlook the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Silence, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Your language study stay in Liguria can count on a school that is young and active but at the same time boasts forty years of experience in teaching Italian: the ABC school was founded in Florence in 1982.
Lessons in small groups
Group courses have a maximum of 6 students (an average of 4/5) this allows teachers to easily follow the development of individual students and stimulate them to use grammatical and communicative structures, encouraging them to speak Italian from the very first hours of lessons. Italian classes in Liguria are held every day from Monday to Friday, therefore all our courses have an intensive character: our students, immersed in this Italian environment, make rapid progress.
Native and specialist teachers
All of our teachers are native Italian speakers and are specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. Attentive and passionate about their work, they know how to stimulate their students and encourage them in the use of the Italian language until they become completely independent.
Italian for adults in Italy: We speak Italian!
The teaching methodology used by the ABC Italian language schools for foreigners in Sestri Levante and Florence is based on 40 years of experience. From the very first day at school, Italian is always spoken in class and students learn to use the linguistic tools provided. Courses are divided between grammar, where you learn the rules and acquire the necessary linguistic tools to speak, and conversation, where students can put their skills into practice, learn new words, practice reading, listening and much more.
The grammar and exercise books produced by ABC Italian school in Florence have been created and edited by the school's experienced team. They are constantly updated to meet the needs of the students and are used in conjunction with authentic materials, such as newspapers, magazines, literary texts, audiovisual materials, games, and more, in the classroom.
Experience and awards:
ABC Italian language school in Italy has been teaching the Italian language effectively since 1982. The school has received official recognition from MIUR (Italian Ministry of Universities and Research) with document no. 1052/C20.
The school is also a member of the A.S.I.L.S® (Association of Italian language schools as a foreign language), which guarantees the professional expertise of Italian language schools for foreigners. The school is authorized to offer CILS exams at the University for Foreigners of Siena and is recognized by AIL (Italian Academy of Language) for all levels and certificates. ABC Italian school is a placement partner of the University of Bath and is recognized by CSN (Swedish National Agency for assistance in studies) and the Federal Republic of Germany for Bildungsurlaub.
Varied and organised study programs
Varied and Organized Study Programs
With nearly 40 years of experience, our school offers a range of Italian language and culture courses to meet a variety of needs and interests. From general Italian courses to basic and professional courses, intensive language programs, exam and certificate preparation (CILS, CELI, PLIDA, AIL), cultural courses, and even specialized programs for adults over 50, families with children, school groups, and Italian teachers abroad. We also offer courses in translation, history of art, cooking, online lessons, individual or small group classes, and even custom courses tailored to your specific needs.
A stimulating and multicultural atmosphere
Multicultural and Engaging Environment
After morning and early afternoon lessons, the day at ABC school continues for those who wish to participate in the social and cultural activities offered in the afternoons and evenings, both on campus and in the heart of Florence. The school also offers seminars on Italian culture, such as history, art history, literature, idioms, gestures, traditions, music, and cinema, as well as guided walks through the historic center, museum visits, wine and food tastings, cooking lessons and communal dinners, cinema outings, excursions to the Chianti vineyards, swimming pool get-togethers and more. On Saturdays, we organize trips to other beautiful Tuscan cities, like Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, San Gimignano, or even the beach.
By participating in these after-school activities, students can continue to practice their Italian language skills and immerse themselves fully in the Italian culture. They also have the opportunity to socialize with other students from all over the world who share a common love for Italy and its language and culture, despite having different backgrounds and interests.
At the ABC School of Italian Language, students have the flexibility to choose the length of their study program, tailoring it to their individual needs. Those at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels can begin their Italian language courses every Monday. For complete beginners, classes are available every second Monday on specific dates.
The ABC Italian language school in Florence provides assistance to students in finding suitable accommodation through its housing office. Students have the option to live with a local Florentine family, in a shared apartment with other Italian language students, or in independent apartments, bed and breakfasts, or hotels. All of the accommodations offered are located in the historic center of Florence and are within a maximum of 25 to 30 minutes of walking distance from the school.
Italian language courses in Florence and in Sestri Levante
Italian Language Study in Florence and Sestri Levante
The ABC school has its roots in the heart of Florence, a world-renowned city known for its artistic and cultural scene. In 2015, the school expanded to another location in Sestri Levante, a small, picturesque, and vibrant town situated on the Ligurian coast near Cinque Terre. The new location boasts breathtaking views of the Bay of Silence, one of Italy's most beautiful beaches.
Both schools employ the same teaching methods and offer nearly identical Italian language courses. This means that you can easily combine studying Italian with exploring both Tuscany and Liguria, experiencing two stunning cities and immersing yourself in their rich cultural and artistic offerings, or simply relaxing on the Ligurian coast or taking delightful nature walks in Sestri Levante.
For food lovers, learning Italian in Italy at the ABC schools will be a true feast. Both Tuscany and Liguria are known for their delicious traditional dishes and world-famous wines. Your time studying Italian in Italy at the ABC schools will be a rewarding and enriching experience.