Institute Galilei - the Institute of Italian language and culture

Customized full immersion programs for professionals,
students and everybody with little time to study Italian language courses and Italian culture courses, one-to-one and small groups, to make the most out of your time.

Our italian language school in Florence since 1985 welcomes you on our web site.
Institute Galilei is specialized in Italian language courses with personalized programs, created according to the needs of each student, which will allow you to learn or improve your Italian in short periods of time.
Our Italian school in Florence offers a familiar, friendly and welcoming atmosphere enhanced by professional staff and experienced teachers, to make the best from your study in Florence.
The School provides also many cultural courses and activities for those who wish to deepen and live some of the most characteristic aspects of the Italian culture.
Come and enjoy an Italian experience with us!
Choose among our courses and programs available all year round:


Our Italian one-to-one and small group courses (max. 4 participants) enable the students to put the learned grammar structures directly into practice as they assure a high degree of active participation at the lesson.
In a one-to-one course the learning process of the Italian language is speeded up by the continuous exercise and the complete attention of the teacher to his student.
in a small group course the active participation to the classes will be quite high, since you won't have to share your study time with many people.
Working with experienced native teachers who take into consideration your mother tongue, your interests and your learning speed together with a friendly environment that makes you completely immersed within the language are the key factors that allows our staff help you to maximize your results even in short periods of time.


Our school of Italian language was established in 1985 with the aim of providing high quality linguistic services to private people and multi-national companies from all over the world.
We offer you the opportunity to improve your Italian language skills through a tailored and completely flexible program of individual lessons: specific vocabularies and particular aspects of the language are studied according to your working field or to your interests while the Italian lessons on specific vocabularies of economy, finance, marketing, and law are held by experts of the field.
And if you have only little time to study, then our Italian Weekend Crash Courses are the right solution for you!


The study program of our Italian language courses is established in order to prepare you specifically for your exams (of any level) integrating the lessons with your school's/university curriculum.
Our Italian language courses for exam preparation include the study of grammar, an elaboration of both the oral and written use of the language together with specific work on Italian literature and conversations to practice the daily topics.
At Istituto Galilei in Florence, for those who need an official certification, we provide also preparatory courses for both CILS and PLIDA exams.


The programs of our Italian language courses are established according to the linguistic needs and the personal profile of each person.
Being followed personally by our specialized teachers assures to each student a high participation to the daily lesson and an immediate full exposure to the language.
Should you be a beginner or an advanced user, our staff will prepare for you a personalized program, from survival Italian to language specialization for your occupation or area of interest.
The Institute Galilei is open all year round so our Italian language courses can also be scheduled during the weekend or on festivity days, to let you take full advantage of your stay in Florence.


Istituto Galilei is more than a language school! Coming to Florence is a unique occasion to experience and appreciate the most characteristics aspects of the Italian culture; this is why at our Italian school we also provide culture courses and programs in Italian Cooking, History of Art, Photography, Art courses at the Studio, Italian Literature and History of Florence.
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