Garden and Landscape Design School - Florence

Scuola di Architetura del Paesaggio Landscape Design School Escola de paisagismo
Since 2008

Courses in garden history
Ancient and Mediaeval gardens
Gardens of the Renaissance
English gardens and our times

Design courses
Garden and terrace design

Practical courses
Olive cultivation and pruning
Vine cultivation and pruning

Italian language courses
Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Specialisation course
Individual courses

Art courses
Drawing and painting course
Sculpture course
Mosaics course
Ceramics and pottery course
Photography course

Visits to parks and gardens
Public gardens of Florence
Secret gardens of Florence
The Boboli Gardens

Italian Language Courses

The knowledge of the Italian language is very important, not only for the full comprehension of lessons and visits, but also for everyday living in Florence.

The Garden Design School offers it foreign students the possibility to attend Italian language classes during their stay in Florence at the same time they follow their garden design courses. Lessons can either be individual or in groups.

To ensure best results, the maximum number of students in class is 12.

Group courses, organised in six levels, from beginner (A1) to proficiency (C2), are held all year round from Monay to Friday and can last from 2 to 24 weeks. These courses are offered in three modalities: standard (4 hours a day, 20 hours a week), ыуьш.intensive (6 hours a day, 30 hours a week) and intensive (6 hours a day, 30 hours a week - of which 2 hour of privatei lessons).

The levels are:

Beginner (A1): Basic Italian for everyday use.
Elementary (A2): Good understanding and communicationin the Italian language.
Intermediate (B1): You can affront everyday situations
with confidence.
Advanced (B2): Your communication in the Italian
language becomes more refined
Superior (C1): Good use of the language and a wide
Proficiency (C2): You can use the the language with
ease and elegance.

There is also a specialisation course for those who already speak the language fluently but who wish to take their studies a step further.

The individual Italian language courses are much more flexible and are offered in four different modalities, from full-day courses, to hal-day.

The Garden Design School offers the following Italian language courses:

Standard Italian language course

Semi-Intensive Italian language course

Intensive Italian language course

Specialisation course in the Italian language

Individual courses in the Italian language

A placement test in the first day will make sure you are assigned to the right level.

At the end of the course the student receives an attendance certificate.



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