École de Langue Italienne à Florence

Qui sommes nous

EUROPASS Centre d'études européennes, était au départ, l'Institut Alfieri.C'était un centre de Langue et de la Culture Italienne pour les étrangers et un organisme formatif, de la région Toscane, spécialisé dans la réalisation et l'apprentissage de cours et d' activités formatives.

 

Depuis 1992, le centre offre des cours de langue et de culture italienne à Florence. En effet,  le Centre offre des cours de langue par secteur d'activités ( économique, juridique, architecture etc), cours de culture ( histoire, histoire de l'art, littérature etc), cours d'art ( peinture, sculpture, fresques etc) et des cours de cuisine italienne et la préparation TOEFL.

 

Avec une équipe de 10 collaborateurs, EUROPASS accueille chaque année, prés de 500 étudiants, provenant du monde entier, qui désirent commencer ou perfectionner la connaissance de la langue et de la culture italienne.

 

EUROPASS - centre de formation

Dans le domaine de la formation professionnelle,EUROPASS dispense des cours dans les domaines liés à la connaissance des langues telles que des cours de niveau initial ou des cours de remise à niveau pour les enseignants d'italien et d'anglais (L2), cours de traduction éditoriale etc. L'école organise aussi des périodes de formation et d'apprentissage pour des stagiaires.

europass - garantie de qualité

Au fil des années, EUROPASS a développé de solides relations avec des universités italiennes et étrangères comme l'Université de Padoue et l'Université de Sienne, dans le processus de formation enseignante en italien L2, et également avec l'université de Magdeburg, dans le contexte de processus éducatifs dans le domaine de la gestion. Elle se spécialise aussi dans la formation linguistique des participants au projet européen Leonardo, en participant dans le programme d'éducation tout au long de la vie de l'Union Européenne.  

EUROPASS  est en possesion d'une certification de qualité UNI EN ISO 9001/08.

Où sommes nous?

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 1. EUROPASS   7. Piazza della Repubblica  13. Giardino di Boboli 
 2. Duomo   8. Chiesa di San Lorenzo  14. Piazzale Michelangelo 
 3. Ponte Vecchio   9. Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella 15. Chiesa di Santa Croce

 4. Uffizi

 10. Stazione Santa Maria Novella 16. Sinagoga e Museo Ebraico
 5. Palazzo Vecchio  11.Chiesa di Santo Spirito 17. Chiesa di SS: Annunziata
 6. Bargello  12. Palazzo Pitti 18. Galleria dell'Accademia
Come raggiungere la scuola
  • Dalla stazione S. Maria Novella: 18 minuti a piedi, 5 minuti in taxi;
     
  • Dall'aeroporto: 40 minuti in autobus, 20-30 minuti in taxi;
     
  • In auto: uscita autostrada da Firenze Nord 30 minuti, da Firenze Sud 20 minuti, seguire le indicazioni per il centro - Piazza Beccaria - Mercato di S. Ambrogio.



Parcheggi più vicini
    • Pubblici a pagamento: Mercato di S. Ambrogio (Piazza Ghiberti), Piazzale Donatello, Piazza Beccaria.

    • Parcheggi Privati: Via S. Egidio (davanti alla scuola), Via Fiesolana con entrata da Piazzale Donatello, Via Alfieri,  
      Borgo Pinti, Via della Pergola


 



Témoignages

I’ve learnt a lot of renaissance art and I’ve had very very good teachers. I’ve also learnt to know teachers from other countries and situations. This have been a very nice week in Florence.

Kristin Westerberg, 38 years,swedish

 

During this course I made new friends and I experienced the moment I never forget.

Thank you. Thank you so much for your hosting.

Jane, 22 years, english

At Europass, everyone is friendly and helpful! The teachers make sure you are learning.I really enjoyed the course I took part in here. I feel my Italian has greatly improved after my stay here and want highly recommend the course to someone looking to learn Italian. It was a great experience!!

Briang Higgs, 20 years, bahamian

This two weeks were amazing. I’ve improved my stability to understand spoken Italian and I’ve met so many different people who helped me to be a better Italian spoker. Very easy to learn and very good atmosphere in classes and into the school. Great teachers and staff. Fantastic course!

Tiago Costa, 26 years, Portuguese

I really loved my stay here at school. Everything was perfect, the teachers are so friendly and funny and the courses are so helpful for improving your language skills. I really want to come back, I’ll miss you.

Raphaela, 18 years, German

It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, enlarged my knowledge and my culture.

Daniela Manolescu,35 years, romanianan

A great place, great people. great environment…If you want to learn Italian, this is the place!

Marta, 21 years, Portuguese

I had an excellent time here, I definitely recommend this school because I think it is specialized in Italian, the groups are not big so in this way you are able to study and understand better the courses. È stata una bellissima esperienza in Europass! Grazie mille!

Paula, 18 years, Mexican

The teacher was friendly and we got lots done. I enjoyed very much meeting the other students!

Anita, 65 years, Australian

EUROPASS offers an excellent teaching experience, covering all aspects of the language and furthermore, an effective immersion in the culture of Italy. Overall, an excellent experience.

Alexander, 21 years old, english

I had a great time here. I want to say “thank you” for all the teachers in Europass! This two weeks were the greatest time in my life! Grazie per tutto!

Daria, 16 years, russian

It is a very nice atmosphere, the team is very helpful and nice. From the beginning I was sure to be on the right place! And it is really sad that I have to leave.

Steffi, 47 years, german
It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, broadened my knowledge and my culture.
Daniela Manolescu, 35 years, romanian

Everything about the correspondence with the school was perfect, helpful and kind. It was the perfect placement for the class, even though I was quite nervous at the beginning. The support of the front and head office made me feel so comfortable,this is the best language school and best language classes I’ve ever attended. Thank you!!

Antonio, 36 years, argentine
All in all, I have really enjoyed this course. It is been well-structured, full of resources and motivating.
Vassiliki, 32 years, greek

I have been teaching for more than 20 years and the weekend Tefl course in  Florence is one of the most inspiring and well organized workshops I have  attended in my career.Sheila has a gift for teaching teachers from the  novice to the experienced. I have already begun to use various ideas from  the course with success. I’m looking forward to attending another course  either on-site or on-line. Thanks again Sheila.

Diane, 54 years, United States

Fun learning environment kept me engaged. I feel I really improved my conversational skills.

Jeanette, 17 years, american
The pre-arrival preparation is so organised and well prepared. Teacher is so motivated and willing to teach and able to elaborate the teaching content in a fun way.
Lucy Lee, 26 years, cinese

Federica and Raffaella were both excellent. They were very patient and fun. They explained clearly and repeated if I did not understand. Thank you to both!! Federica and Raffaela were excellent teachers! I also had had a problem with my arrival flights and Barbara & the teachers were very helpful and ensured this was not a problem for my course.

Thank you very much!!

Britta, 32 years, German
Very good location and you'll find Europass in a beautiful building. A nice place to work allowing you to easily improve your language skills. People from all over the world meet here so that you are able to have a good chance to speak in Italian after school as well.
Mikel Bermejo, 24 years, spanish
I enjoyed the course very much. It gave me lots of new ideas that I will use in the future. The thing I liked the most was how the course was organised – as workshops, so we could share our opinions and learn from one another.
Monika Bartosinska, 28 years, polish
It is a great place to meet people and exchange experiences. It is an open minded experience that I strongly recommend!!
Daniel, 27 years, french

Well organised, interesting course content and nice and helpfull staff – The course is highly recommended!

Nils, 42 years, Swedish

The most professional and helpful teachers, office staff and organisation I have ever had the chance to meet. And I’ve been to many language school! I would recommend Europass to anyone considering Italian courses in Florence.

Gonca, 26 years, turkish

I’ve had a fantastic time at Europass. The people are lovely and my Italian has improved so much. I would definitely recommend Europass to anyone looking to improve their Italian in a fun, relaxed and sociable environment.

Zsofia, 42 years, hungarian

I completely fell in love with florence. I have to come back to EUROPASS to learn Italian. I have been treated so nice in all ways. Lovely school and lovely people.

Lotte Terp, 40 years, Danish

Europass has been a good opportunity for me to improve my Italian language level and to learn more about Firenze and the Italian culture.

Mikel Garnilla Cobanera, 23 years, Spanish

After being to many different schools in Florence, i found Europass where I enjoyed my classes very much. I found the people helpful, accessible and happy to have me there.I will definitively recommend the school to my family and friends.

Lucimar, 32 years, brazilian

Overall, I would recommend EUROPASS to anyone who really wants to learn the italian language quickly. I was very impressed by how quickly I picked up the grammar and how I improved in listening comprehension.

Birgitte, 47 years, austrian
Very good location and you'll find Europass in a beautiful building. A nice place to work allowing you to easily improve your language skills. People from all over the world meet here so that you are able to have a good chance to speak in Italian after school as well.
Mikel Bermejo, 24 years, spanish
I like the course and the school very much. I’ve been provided with necessary materials, videos, etc. The teacher is great, very enthusiastic, smiley, with a good attidude to students. It was a pleasure to visit Florence and meet nice, friendly people.
Kristina, Teacher,34 years Latvian

I enjoyed each moment in your institution and in Florence. The course was very good, the people were friendly and the city was perfect.

Moràroscu Narcisa, 29 years, romanian

I enjoyed the course very much. It gave me lots of new ideas that I will use in the future. The thing I liked the most was how the course was organised – as workshops, so we could share our opinions and learn from one another.

Monika Bartosinska, 28 years, polish

It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, broadened my knowledge and my culture.

Daniela Manolescu, 35 years, romanian

It was really good! I would like to come back as soon as possible. I will ask for another course from the EU. It has been a perfect experience

Katy, 26 years, irish

I really feel as though my italian has improved substantially. Everyone at this school was friendly, willing to help, and kept me motivated. I am going to miss this place and the people here!

Maya, 17 years, American.

Very good location and you'll find Europass in a beautiful building. A nice place to work in which you will improve your language skills in an easy way. People from everywhere meet here so that you find a good chance to speak in Italian after school as well.

Mikel Bermejo, 24 years, spanish
The course is great and the mentor, Marta Mandolini, is extraordinary. As it is described, the course takes a contemporary approach to travel and discovering a new environment, yourself, it stimulates your attention, memory, perception over things and life, movement and feelings. As a participant to this course I recommend it to all those that like to think out of the box.
Gabriela Ispir

All in all, I have really enjoyed this course. It is been well-structured, full of resources and motivating.

Vassiliki, 32 years, greek
It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, broadened my knowledge and my culture.
Daniela Manolescu, 35 years, romanian

It was really great to meet and to study with people that are open and friendly. After school activities were really helpful with improving language. Also I’ve never seen staff that professional and fun in school!

Martine, 36 years, austrian
Before I came here, I was curious about the school and the course. It turned out very quickly that Europass is a very professional school with really talented staff. I appreciate the course,the teacher Ms. Corwin and her efforts. I am sure it helped me to develop myself a lot. I will remember this one week always with good memories.
Marik Uzun, 28 years, Turkish
I enjoyed each moment in your institution and in Florence. The course was very good, the people were friendly and the city was perfect.
Moràroscu Narcisa, 29 years, romanian

The teachers are very good. Not only do they know the rules and grammar of the language, they know how to explain them so that all can understand. The teachers are friendly , funny and very personable. They make the experience worth while.!!!

Nathalie, 30 years, dutch

"Thank you so much for the wonderful course! It was so interesting and thought provoking and has really focused my teaching for the coming year. We had an amazing experience!"

Avril Sheridan - Ireland

I think the standard is very high and I think the teachers are superb!! I really, really enjoyed the course and although I still have a lot to learn, I have the feeling that Italian is no longer an incomprehensible language.  Thank you!

Anne-Marie, 25 years, australian
Its amazing studying art in Florence by the morning, and in the afternoon see for yourself the artworks in a fabulous city.
Miguel Bello,43,Teacher, Spanish

Before I came here, I was curious about the school and the course. It turned out very quickly that Europass is a very professional school with really talented staff. I appreciate the course,the teacher Ms. Corwin and her efforts. I am sure it helped me to develop myself a lot. I will remember this one week always with good memories.

Marik Uzun, 28 years, Turkish

The teachers are amazing, friendly, and professional. I’ll recommend this school to everyone who wants to learn and to have fun, but also to enjoy the Italian mentality. Thank you all!!!

Sanja, 37 years, Croatian

It is a very nice school. The courses offer a big variety of exercises (grammar, conversation…). I was able to study Italian as well as I got to know Italian cooking!

Gerhild, 27 years, Austrian

The pre-arrival preparation is so organised and well prepared.  Teacher is so motivated and willing to teach and able to elaborate the teaching content in a fun way.

Lucy Lee, 26 years, cinese

Europass language course was the best language course I have ever attended! I liked completely everything: from accommodation and host family to class, teachers and school trips!

Lea,29 years, german

Europass has very good teachers.They can teach in a very good way that make us stay with motivation in learning more and more italian language. And the workers are very nice people, always smiling.

Vanessa, 20 years, Portuguese

It was really great to meet and to study with people that are open and friendly. After school activities were really helpful with improving language. Also I’ve never seen staff that professional and fun in school!

Aki,25 years, japanese

Everyone at Europass were exceptionally professional, helpful, patient and kind. I have had a wonderful experience and hope to come back.

Jenny,18 years, english
The course was very well prepared and the content was very relevant and well-done. The staff were very friendly and professional. Thank you!
Maria Bitka

Very nice teachers. Very patient with us and always creating a warm and familiar atmosphere, where it felt safe to speak up and make mistakes!

Tina, 37 years, Danish.
Everything was wonderful! Thanks for everything! I really needed it and have gained new skills because of it! Grazie!
Melanie, 24 years, american
It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, broadened my knowledge and my culture.
Daniela Manolescu, 35 years, romanian

It was a great experience for me and I liked it really very very much. I will recommend the school to all my friends, who are interested in Italian language. And I liked also my groups and teachers, thank you very much!

Judith, 29 years, mexican

 Now I can understand people speaking at me in Italian and have conversation with them. I can see Italian tv without any problems and the course books are so complete but easy to understand. Perfect to continue to study on your own.

Khalil, 24 years, Turkish
I have had seven nice days in Florence, I have learned a lot about the renaissance so I am very satisfied with the course. I have met people from other countries and I am very pleased with that. I am very happy that I found this course. Thank you all!
Katarina Öhmen,32 years, Swedish
It was really good! I would like to come back as soon as possible. I will ask for another course from the EU. It has been a perfect experience.
Katy, 26 years, irish

The teachers were very friendly and motivational. They attended to each individual students needs and I feel my Italian has improved a lot. Grazie!!

Maximilian, 30 years, austrian
Very nice teachers. Very patient with us and always creating a warm and familiar atmosphere, where it felt safe to speak up and make mistakes!
Tina, 37 years, Danish
It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, broadened my knowledge and my culture.
Daniela Manolescu, 35 years, romanian

An incredibly friendly school which combines careful teaching of grammar with many opportunities  to practice conversation.

Agata, 56 years, Polish

I like the course and the school very much. I’ve been provided with necessary materials, videos, etc. The teacher is great, very enthusiastic, smiley, with a good attidude to students. It was a pleasure to visit Florence and meet nice, friendly people.

Kristina, Teacher,34 years Latvian

I took part in a very good and motivating course at Europass. I think it has definitely contributed to my career.

Joanna Radu, 31 years, Romanian

It was a very interesting learning experience, I learned to speak Italian in a week. I liked a lot the teaching methods and we had fun all the time!

Nives, 28 years, Croatian
I attended in Web solution for the clasroom course one week ago. It was about using ICT tools in teaching English in clasroom. I knew many new apps , platforms, programms to use. I'm so satisfied with this course. Thanks a lot for it.
Kasia Jablonska

I have had seven nice days in Florence, I have learned a lot about the renaissance so I am very satisfied with the course. I have met people from other countries and I am very pleased with that. I am very happy that I found this course. Thank you all!

Katarina Öhmen,32 years, Swedish
It is a great place to meet people and exchange experiences. It is an open minded experience that I strongly recommend!!
Daniel, 27 years, french

All in all, I have really enjoyed this course. It is been well-structured, full of resources and motivating.

Vassiliki, 32 years, greek

I'm very happy that I took part in this course. I learnt a lot!!! Thanks

neja, 32 years, slovenian

Of course that I would recommend language school EUROPASS – first of all I have never been bored during the lessons, teachers were helpful and friendly and quality of their lessons was very high. For sure I would like to come back to continue Italian lessons in Europass. I hope that I will have this opportunity.

Marzena, 26 years, Polish
The pre-arrival preparation is so organised and well prepared. Teacher is so motivated and willing to teach and able to elaborate the teaching content in a fun way.
Lucy Lee, 26 years, cinese

I’m really happy with the course, the things I have learned and the experiences we have shared. Talking to teachers from different countries and contexts is always a refreshing experience. It makes you get more open-minded and enhances your creativity in your everyday routine.

Ane, 21 years, spanish

The teachers are very good. Not only do they know the rules and grammar of the language, they know how to explain them so that all can understand. The teachers are friendly , funny and very personable. They make the experience worth while.!!!

Nathalie, 30 years, dutch

It is a great place to meet people and exchange experiences. It is an open minded experience that I strongly recommend!!

Daniel, 27 years, french

A great place to learn Italian, meet people from all over Europe! The staff has incredible energy and creativity and truly inspire you to enjoy the language, the culture and your time here!

Matthew, 24 years, american
Europass and all teachers pitch the course according to your needs.
Pritz Talwar

Europass and  all teachers pitch the course according to your needs.

Pritz Talwar, 39 years, english
It was a wonderful experience that enriched my experience as a teacher, broadened my knowledge and my culture.
Daniela Manolescu, 35 years, romanian

Professional, kind, helpful! Good location. The amount of people in one class is perfect! Friendly atmosphere:) Thank you!

Marcus, 25 years, austrian
I’m really happy with the course, the things I have learned and the experiences we have shared. Talking to teachers from different countries and contexts is always a refreshing experience. It makes you get more open-minded and enhances your creativity in your everyday routine.
Ane, 21 years, spanish

 I believe that Europass is a school of learning, a school that wants to make you learn.it has a lot of enthusiasm and makes you become part of a new place. A place that I now call home!

Marina, 16 years, spanish

The Jewellery course was excellent. I was lucky to be the only one in the class with Elisabetta, the jeweler and I had free choice of what I wanted to create. 

Franziska, 52 years, Svizzera
Professional and skilled teachers! Good atmosphere!
Sophie, France

I have had a great couple of weeks here. the teachers are excellent and I have had so much fun. I hope I can come back again next year.

Rebecca, 22 years, English

A family atmosphere! I like it. A little family. I have been comfortable here.

Maria Rodriguez Garcia, 21 years, spanish

In my class the levels were very similar. The teacher was very good at helping us to get to know eachother so we would become friends. He was excellent in every way and quite creative with his explanations.I have learned a lot in 2 weeks. Excellent!!

Connor, 29 years, Irish
Europass and all teachers pitch the course according to your needs.
Pritz Talwar

Nos étudiants

Chaque année EUROPASS accueille de nombreux étudiants, provenant du monde entier. Nous n'avons pas encore atteint la moyenne de 100 étudiants par mois, c'est pour cela qu' à EUROPASS, on ressent une atmosphère familiale. On se sent comme en famille et les étudiants reçoivent chacun une attention particulière. 



I nostri studenti

La méthode Didactique

Notre méthode d'enseignement usée dans les cours de langue est basée sur des principes modernes et innovants qui permet aux élèves de communiquer rapidement avec plus de facilité et d'assurance , dans des situations de la vie réelle.

A tous les niveaux, les tâches éducatives que nous préparons, visent à établir un équilibre entre les 4 compétences principales ( lire, écrire, parler et écouter).

L'objectif du travail de notre école de langue italienne n'est pas basé essentiellement sur la structure de la langue et les règles grammaticales, mais aussi sur leur bonne utilisation dans le contexte socio-culturel.

Pour cela, durant les cours de langue, nous  proposons des activités où l'élève se met en situation comme des simulations de la vie quotidienne en pratiquant des activités de jeux de rôle durant le cours ( théâtre, débat, conversation sur des sujets différents etc)

Bien sûr, nous ne négligeons pas l'étude de la grammaire ou bien le renforcement des notions apprises. Même l'étude du lexique et du vocabulaire joue un rôle important dans l'apprentissage. Nous le développons sous forme de thèmes ( la maison, la ville, la cuisine etc)

Avec l'introduction de nouvelles méthodes didactiques comme " Enseigner en faisant un film" nous garantissons des cours de qualité avec des méthodes d'enseignements efficaces et originales pour étudier l'italien avec le plus divertiment possibile.

De plus, la participation d' EUROPASS dans des projets européens d'échanges avec d'autres institutions actives dans le domaine de l'enseignement de différents pays européens, nous permet d'apprendre de nouvelles méthodes d'enseignement et de nous perfectionner dans le développement des nouvelles technologies pour nos cours de langue italienne.

Le matériel didactique

 

Avant de commencer le cours de langue les étudiants reçoivent un livret comprenant des cours de grammaire, des textes et des exercices de compréhension orale et des exercices de grammaire et de conjugaison.

Les livrets ont été réalisés par notre équipe et sont constamment remis à jour.  De plus, L'école utilise une bibliothèque de plusieurs livres, méthodes et manuels spécialisés dans l'enseignement de l'Italien comme seconde langue étrangère (L2). Les enseignants utilisent différents types d'écrits et de textes, des extraits de journaux, des publicités, des programmes de TV, d'images pour personnaliser et compléter les cours , pour stimuler les discussions de groupe sur des questions d'intérêt communes et pour illustrer des situations quotidiennes.

Tout le matériel nécessaire pour étudier l'italien est mis à disposition des élèves et tout ceci de manière gratuite. Cependant, nous recommandons vivement aux élèves d'apporter un dictionnaire pour les cours de langue.

Nos professeurs profitent de l'utilisation des technologies modernes d'éducation à différents stades de la formation. Ils utilisent également, très fréquemment,  des CD-ROM et des DVD.

L'école de langue dispose d'une salle informatique avec connexion internet où les étudiants peuvent utiliser les ressources en ligne pour étudier la langue italienne (matériaux authentiques, des sites web en italien pour pratiquer la langue) ainsi que le logiciel d'apprentissage de l'école.

La composition de la classe

 

Les classes d'italien se composent d'un minimum de deux personnes et sont au maximum de 12 participants.

En raison du nombre restreint de participants, vous serez en moyenne 6 élèves par groupe, de cette manière les élèves auront plus d'attention. Non seulement, l'efficacité de notre méthode nous permet d'examiner chaque semaine si les cours fonctionnent bien mais aussi nous autorise à effectuer des changements ou des ajustements, si certains élèves en ont besoin.

Les niveaux et les certificats

 

Selon le cadre Européen commun de référence pour les langues, nos cours de langue sont divisés en 6 niveaux.

L'évaluation des niveaux de compétence linguistique
Chaque cours se compose de trois moments d'évaluation:

  • un évaluation initiale, pour permettre l'insertion de l'élève dans le niveau le plus approprié.
  • une évaluation à mi-parcours, afin de vérifier l'efficacité de l'apprentissage
  • une évaluation finale, pour vérifier si les objectifs ont été atteints

Le certificat de participation
A la fin de chaque cours, les élèves recevront un certificat de participation qui spécifie:

  • le type de cours que vous avez fréquenté
  • le nombre d'heures hebdomadaire
  • la durée totale du cours
  • le niveau de langue obtenu
  • les compétences linguistiques obtenues

Le certificat des compétences linguistiques

A la fin de chaque niveau, il est prévu des tests écrits et oraux qui permettront aux élèves de passer au niveau supérieur et d'obtenir un Certificat de Compétence Linguistique qui atteste de vos compétences en italien.