Length of training: 4 weeks
Tuition: Approximately $ 1,650
($ 500 Deposit, 881 Euro balance)
(housing costs are not included)
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Florence Italy TEFL Course:
Situated in the middle of Italy, Florence has long been recognized amongst the most important cultural and political centers in Europe. From the medieval Guelphs and Guibellines to the birth of the Renaissance, the city finds itself associated with such names as Dante, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Da Vinci. Even some of first modern scientists are connected to Florence including the controversial Machiavelli, considered by many to be the first political scientist, and Gallileo Galilee, the famous astronomer and a founding father of modern Physics.
The influence of such a great past is immediately visible to any visitor of modern-day Florence, from Brunelleschi's famous Dome to it's oldest bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, that crosses the River Arno. As one walks around the city, it is possible to see buildings that still bare the Medici crest, symbol of their great rule, and the beautiful sculptures and paintings produced under their patronage by the Renaissance masters. Casting an eye across the red-roofed center, it is easy to imagine why Byron described this place as "leaping to laughing life".
Nowadays, Florence is a major European tourist destination and it is easy to understand why. Located in the heart of Tuscany, famous for it's wine and rustic cuisine, Florence is a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding towns and hilly countryside, with wonders such as Sienna and Assisi nearby. In the city itself, the easy accessibility of the sights to the pedestrian combines with a temperate year-round climate to make Florence and ideal destination. The school's central location in Piazza della Republica is just a few hundred meters from the Duomo, and places the student right at the center of this fascinating city.
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The TEFL TESOL School in Italy
The TEFL Training school in Florence Italy was founded as a language school in 1959 by the United States Information Service and then privatized in the 1960's. It is now one of the leading American English schools in Italy, and has received approval from the Ministry of Public Education to teach American English and culture. It is an active member of international organizations such as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors), and it works closely with other American language schools throughout the world. The American Language Center is located in Piazza della Repubblica, just a short walk from the world famous Duomo. Our facilities include several multi-purpose classrooms, offices, library, and a terrace overlooking the historical city center. Satellite TV, computers and an ESL Library are on the premises.
TEFL Florence Tuition fee covers:
Tuition does not cover:
- Personal Expenses
- International Flights
- Visa, Insurance,
- Airport Pick up
- Housing is paid direct to hostel & apartments directly in Florence
On request, International TEFL Academy’s partner can help arrange housing accommodations. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school.
Apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form. Our partner will do its best to meet these needs. While it should be stated that the standards of accommodation are generally less luxurious than those found in the UK and North America, apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form.
You may choose from the following housing options:
You may book a single or twin* room in selected private apartments. These apartments are shared with students from International TEFL Academy, Italian Students or, sometimes, with the owner. You are allowed to use the kitchen and bathroom. All apartments are completely furnished. You will be provided with a change of towels and bed linens once a week.
This option is suitable for those who would like the privacy and independence of their own furnished apartment. International TEFL Academy provides furnished studios or small apartments for one person or two people traveling together. Bedrooms and bathrooms come complete with linens and towels and kitchens have all accessories.
Communication, Telephone and Internet:
You may buy or rent a cellular phone from any of the numerous phone stores in Florence. You may reserve a rental phone prior to arrival at www.platform3000.com. International TEFL Academy housing does not provide telephones and phone service is generally not available in your accommodation. You will be provided with a card for an internet café located around the corner from the school for internet access.
Excursions and Cultural Highlights:
Because the course is so intensive, people can spend their month here without finding the time to see the beauty of Italy. To make the most of your visit here in Florence, we can offer a number of possible excursions to allow you to learn more about Florence and its environs. Here is a list of potential excursions for you to peruse – what is offered during your particular course will depend on the season and the interest.
Offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m. Discover the tastes of some of the most famous Tuscan wines and the foods that go with them. Advanced booking required.
Every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The menu changes every week. Please check in our offices for the monthly menu to decide which course you would like to sign up for.
All day bike tour. Participants leave from Ponte S. Trinità at 9:00 am and are taken to the countryside by minivan. At drop off point you will be given a bike, helmet and water bottle and accompanied on an easy paced bike ride by a qualified guide (First two miles are uphill but you may also walk). Stop for lunch at the Casa del Prosciutto and enjoy a relaxing meal of typical Florentine cuisine. On the way back (downhill!) stop for a vineyard tour where you will get to taste wines and olive oils produced at this family farm. Tour returns to Florence at 5:00 p.m. (minimum 3 participants required)
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