Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence

 Via Faenza 43
50123 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 287360
Fax +39 055 2679448
info@lorenzodemedici.it
www.ldminstitute.com

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The School

Founded in 1973 in Florence, Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is among Italy’s most comprehensive and well-established international institutions, with over 40 years of experience and research in teaching Italian Language to foreigners. Through the years LdM has also introduced higher education programs and courses that fall under five main academic divisions: Italian Language and Culture, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Sciences, Creative Arts, Design.

With campuses in Florence, Rome, and Tuscania, every year LdM offers its numerous international students a full immersion in the Italian cultural life, granting a deeper knowledge of the local traditions and historical heritage.

Students may choose among standard, intensive, and super-intensive courses on offer throughout the year, with both individual and/or group classes on short or long term. Courses are open to students of any level up from 18 years old. Upon request, LdM also offers individual courses to prepare students for Proficiency Tests of Italian as a Second Language (CELI and CILS)

Italian courses

Standard Group Courses

Duration: Superintensive Florence: the course may last from a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. Intensive: June – July

Lessons per week: Superintensive Florence: 4 hours (50 minutes) per day, 5 days per week. Intensive: 48 hours per month / 3 hours per day (50 minutes per hour) .

Prices: Superintensive Florence: from € 340,00 (2 weeks) to €3.050,00 (6 months). Every extra week: €145,00. Intensive: 400 euro

Description:
SUPERINTENSIVE Florence (All year long).

Superintensive meets from 9.00 am to 12.40 pm, Monday through Friday (on Fridays lessons will also include specific aspects of Italian culture).
Absolute beginners start classes on the Monday of the first week of each month (e.g. September 30 for the October session).

This course is offered in seven levels, each of which takes four weeks to be completed. Students benefit from the presence of two teachers for the same class.

– 4 hours per day for 2 weeks (40 hours in total) € 370,00
– 4 hours per day for 3 weeks (60 hours in total) € 550,00
– 4 hours per day for 1 month (80 hours in total) € 680,00
– 4 hours per day for 2 months (160 hours in total) € 1.240,00
– 4 hours per day for 3 months (240 hours in total) € 1.740,00
– 4 hours per day for 4 months (320 hours in total) € 2.285,00
– 4 hours per day for 5 months (400 hours in total) € 2.750,00
– 4 hours per day for 6 months (480 hours in total) € 3.160,00
– Extra week € 160,00
– Non refundable enrolment fee € 50,00

SUPERINTENSIVE COMBINATION OPTION Combination of group and individual classes
Students who prefer taking individual classes in addition to the group class may add one extra hour per day for one week
1 extra hour per day, per week (5 hours in total) € 200,00
Superintensive courses in the ‘Combination Option’ are available in Florence only.


INTENSIVE
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1) Florence (June-July): Intensive meets from 1.15 pm to 3.45 pm, Monday through Thursday. There are six levels, each of which takes 4 weeks to be completed.
48 hours monthly € 470,00
Non refundable enrolment fee € 50,00

2) Rome (June-July): Intensive meets Monday through Thursday. There are six levels, each of which takes 4 weeks to be completed.
48 hours monthly € 470,00
Non refundable enrolment fee € 50,00

3) Tuscania (June-July): Intensive meets Monday through Thursday. There are six levels, each of which takes 4 weeks to be completed.
48 hours monthly € 470,00
Non refundable enrolment fee € 50,00

 INTENSIVE COMBINATION OPTION Combination of group and individual classes
Students who prefer taking classes in addition to the group class can integrate one extra individual class with an Italian professor per day for 1 week (5 hours total).
Add 1 hour of individual lesson/day for 1 week = 5 hours € 200,00
Intensive courses in the ‘Combination Option’ are available in Florence, Rome and Tuscania.
Non refundable enrolment fee: € 50,00


INDIVIDUAL COURSES | OFFERINGS & PRICES
Whenever a student has very specific linguistic objectives or particular time schedule requests, LdM offers individual courses tailored to meet individual needs.
One-to-One Individual Lessons per 50 minutes € 45,00
Closed Group Lessons of Two People per 50 minutes € 70,00The cost for each student is € 35,00 euro. The same level of Italian language knowledge requested.
Customized schedule: students can choose the amount of weekly hours, according to their specific needs (minimum 5 hours, maximum 40 hours).


Culture Courses

Description: All LdM site salso offer courses on different aspects of Italian Culture, such as culinary arts, art history, cinema, Italian literature, Italian society, tourism and business, along with courses on painting, restoration, design and more in the field of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Special Courses

    • Italian Culture Courses (ITC Courses):
      In all LdM sites we also offer courses on different aspects of Italian culture in Italian (for example: Italian for Tourism, Italian through Cooking, Italian through Film, Italian for Business, Translation Techniques, Art History, etc.).
      These courses require a specific level of Italian language (from A1 to C1), and are offered on a semester basis (January to May and September to December) and on a monthly basis (June and July sessions), in accordance with the yearly course planning.
    • Upon request: LdM offers individual courses to prepare students for Proficiency Tests of Italian as a Second Language (customizable schedule).
Featured courses

Courses in:

  • Italian through Cooking,
  • Food in Italian Culture,
  • Italian for Conversation,
  • Italian for Tourism,
  • Italian for Business,
  • Contemporary Italian Politics,
  • Contemporary Italian Literature,
  • Italian Women’s Literature
  • Italian Cinema,
  • Italian Renaissance Art.
Services
  • Student Point to study with computer access.
  • Wi-Fi Internet access throughout LdM premises.
  • Housing service.
  • LdM Italian language library with a variety of Italian books, periodicals and DVDs.
  • Recreational activities (meetings with Italian students, art tours, movies, seminars, hands-on cooking classes in Italian).
  • Tutoring: (one-to-one weekly tutorial session free of charge).
  • Conversation Exchange with Italians (offered through Tandem, a conversation exchange project which matches LdM students with Italian students from various state universities wishing to improve the languages they are studying).
  • LdM Bulletin, a monthly newsletter with information about current activities.
  • Cafeteria and garden.
  • LdM Certificate or Certificate of Attendance, confirming participation in the relevant course of Italian Language
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Other info

Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is registered and authorized in Italy by the Ministry of Education, (December 2, 1989); it is also accredited by the Tuscany Region as an educational institution (code n. FI0735, decree n. 2935, July 4, 2012).

LdM is approved by the US Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a branch campus of Marist College, with particular note on the quality of LdM facilities and academic environment. LdM is also accredited by the CSN of the Swedish government, by the Icelandic Student Loan Fund (LIN) and it has been awarded the European quality certification ISO 9001:2008 by EQA (European Quality Assurance).

LdM is affiliated to numerous universities and institutions around the world; besides ASILS it is also member of several international associations such as: IALC (International Association of Language Centres), FEDE (Federation of European Schools), CCIS (College Consortium of International Studies), ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Art), NAFSA (Association of International Educators), EDUITALIA