Personalized individual Italian course

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MINISTERO DELL’ISTRUZIONE,
DELL’UNIVERSITÀ E DELLA RICERCA

Among Italian language schools for foreigners, the Galilei Institute is unique in its exclusive specializing in one-to-one, personalized, full immersion courses specifically designed for professionals and students. Established in 1985, the Galilei Institute attained the highest prestige among language schools in Italy by providing its services to the leading companies of the world. Please take a moment to review our list of clients.

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Intensive italian language courses in Florence - Intensive Italian one-to-one courses and small group courses.

Personalized courses in Florence

Organize your tailor-made course

These individual courses with a personalized program are the best solution for all people who need to improve their Italian knowlege quickly:

  • for business reasons
  • for exam preparation
  • for all those who don’t have a lot of time for the language studies at their disposal (general individual course)

Our course organizer sistem allow you to

You can choose the date of the beginning, the length of the course, the amount of hours per day and the topics in which you would like to be trained: grammar /specific vocabolary/conversation.

The daily lessons can be organized for min 2 – max 8 hours per day.
The lessons of 6 hours per day and more can include the lunch at the restaurant with the teacher.

These courses can start any day requested (Mo – Fr) including weekends, Christmas, Easter and other festivities.

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Total hours
Hours per day
Total days
1 day
Total amount
109.79€
Course goal
Start date
Schedule
Lunch with teacher
Level
Spoken language

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Italian Language course (choosen by you)
  • Grammar Book (for min 20 hours of lessons)
  • Materials
  • Guided walking tour downtown Florence (2 hours)
  • Lodging’s finding assistance
  • Enrollment fee
  • Certificates
  • Lunch with the teacher (for those who choose this option)

ITALIAN FOR BUSINESS

Institute Galilei was founded with the aim to provide Italian language courses for the International companies and it is still one of our most important sectors of work.

Our idividual courses for business are choosen by Directors and Employees in order to get the best result in a short time.

Particular situations of your work or of the field in which you need the Italian language can be studied and reproduced in class. You can request to be trained in the vocabulary of your occupation or area of interest.

If you need to raise your language level (i.e. from A2 to B1), we suggest you take a course of at least 4 hours per day.

EXAM PREPARATION

In our school you can be prepared for the following exams:

  • Swiss maturity exams
  • University exams
  • CILS; PLIDA; CELI exams

For the students who need to be prepared for their exams we build a personalized program that covers all topics they need to study – Italian grammar, Italian literature (for Swiss students), simulation of oral tests for CILS; PLIDA; CELI exams, etc.

GENERAL INDIVIDUAL COURSE

The one-to-one course you chose will be tailored to fit your needs. Particular aspects of the language such as grammar, conversation, syntax, etc. can be explored or emphasized according to your wishes. In addition, you can request to be trained in the vocabulary of area of interest.

Our one-to-one courses are divided in ten levels: from the first one, for beginners, to the tenth in which the complete command of the language has been achieved. Our programs are never rigid nor the same for everyone.

We establish a personal plan of study in order to allow you to reach the goals you desire.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

Our Italian one-to-one courses are characterized by the individual study programs, which are tailored to the linguistic needs and the profile of each student taking into consideration his/her linguistic background, age, motivation and learning structure.

In this way, it is possible to focus also on particular aspects of the language, such as grammar, conversation, pronunciation etc. and/or to include the vocabulary of the Italian language you use for your work / study.

In the process of learning a language, the fact of being continuously followed by an experienced teacher and practicing the Italian structures actively during this time permits to accelerate a lot the speed of learning. One week of our one-to-one courses corresponds to about a month with a regular size group class. The study program is developing according to the daily results

LUNCH WITH THE TEACHER

The lunch with the teacher, included in your course, gives you the opportunity to practice your Italian in an informal, pleasant atmosphere, while tasting the flavors of Italian cuisine.

The lunch can be included in the courses that last min 6 hours per day.
This option is suggested mostly for not beginners.

METHOD

Many international companies and Universities appreciate our teaching method, which allows you to start speaking Italian from the first lessons. It splits the learning process into 5 phases:

  • Evaluation of your linguistic needs and characteristics.
  • Individualization of your personal interests in order to guarantee that the contents of the course (topics of conversations, readings, writings, etc.) are of interest to you, which helps to facilitate the learning process;
  • Selection of the most appropriate instruments and how to use them during the course, such as conversation activities, newspaper articles or reviews, audiovisual material, etc .;
  • Controlling of the process of learning: through small tests, guided conversations and graduated exercises, in order to verify the results during all phases of learning
  • Interpretation of the achieved results

WHERE WE ARE

HOW THIS ENROLLMENT WORKS

As soon as you have chosen your course by marking all the fields needed to configure the course according to your needs (the dates, the amount of hours per day, the course type, such as “business“,”exam preparation” , “general individual course” or other) the calculator will show you the price of the course you have just set in. By changing the number of hours and/or the number of days, you can get the course that fits your budget.

At this point, you can press the “buy/pay? now” button and you will be redirected to the payment page.

When you complete your payment by clicking the “buy/pay? now” button you will receive via email the confirmation of the enrollment in the course you have chosen, together with the description of your tailor-made course.
At that point the course is considered booked, however we invite you to contact us via email (info@galilei.it) indicating your personal preferences, which will help us to further customize your study program.

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE

The products being sold at galilei.it (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) are courses offered by Istituto Galilei, whose registered office is in Via Alfani 68, 50121 Firenze, registered with the chamber of commerce (camera di commercio, industria, artigianato e agricoltura, c.c.i.a.a.) of Firenze under economic and administrative index no. rea 490586 in the company register, italian fiscal code and vat no. 04583530482.

Istituto Galilei Customer Care department is available for all enquiries regarding orders, deliveries and, more generally, purchases:

E-mail: info@galilei.it

Tel: +39 055 29 46 80

From Monday to Friday from 9AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM Italian time.

1.1 The contract stipulated between Istituto Galilei and the Client (that is the party or individual who makes the purchase on the Website, not attributable to their commercial, business or professional activity) shall be concluded with the acceptance, of the order by the Client. Should the order not be accepted, Istituto Galilei shall in any case provide prompt notification to the Client.

1.2 By placing an order through one of the available methods, according to the order form on the Website (hereinafter referred to as the “Order“), the Client confirms having read all the information provided during the purchase process and confirms full acceptance of these General Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the “Conditions“).

1.3 These Conditions may be printed or saved on a durable medium, in accordance with the provisions of Article 12 of Italian Legislative Decree 70/2003 and Article 51 of Italian Legislative Decree 206/2005, as amended by Italian Legislative Decree 21/2014.

2.1 The only products offered for sale by Istituto Galilei are those shown on Istituto Galilei’s website at the time of placing the Order, as they are described on the relevant information pages.

2.2 However, it shall be understood that the images accompanying the information regarding a product are shown for information purposes only and may not be wholly representative of the features of the product offered to the public, possibly differing, for example, a specific classroom, materials or teachers shown in images (in some cases due to the browser and screen used to access the Website and view the images).

2.3 To place an Order, the Client must fully complete the relevant form on the Website and send the same after carefully reading the Conditions as well as the features of the product and/or products that the Client intends to purchase.

2.4 Correct receipt of the Order shall be confirmed by Istituto Galilei by means of a reply via email sent to the email address indicated by the Client. Said confirmation message shall include a summary of the purchase conditions, in accordance with applicable regulations, as well as the details provided by the Client on the Order, so that the Client may check said details and communicate any necessary corrections without delay.

3.1 The prices indicated on the Website shall be understood as inclusive of tax charges and VAT. Any payment charges shall in any case be notified to the Client via the Website or through these Conditions.

3.2 The following payment methods are accepted for online purchases:

(i) PayPal

Clients may pay via PayPal in accordance with the provided access conditions to use this payment method.

(ii) Credit Card

Clients may pay via PayPal using their own credit cards.

Under no circumstances and at no stage of the transaction shall Istituto Galilei be able to access the Client’s credit card details, which shall be transmitted through a secure connection directly to the banking institute that manages the transaction. No electronic record of said details shall be held by Istituto Galilei and therefore under no circumstances shall Istituto Galilei be held liable for any fraudulent and unauthorized use of credit cards by third parties at the time of payment.

The merchant reserves the right to require additional documents to prove the identity of credit card’s holder. If the documents are missing, the merchant reserves the right to cancel the order. Online security transaction is guaranteed by data cryptographic system and by protected, certified and directed links.

The courses will be organized with programs and schedules agreed between Istituto Galilei and the Client.

At the moment of purchasing the order, the Client has to choose the course scheduling time: the morning, or the afternoon or the morning and the afternoon.

Our courses can be organized in the morning between 9am and 1pm and in the afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. If you need some different schedules, please inform us by email.

The courses scheduled after 6pm, on holidays and on Saturdays and Sundays have a 10% surcharge on the price.

The Client can customize the course by choosing the course type, such as “business”,”exam preparation” , “general individual course” or other.

The program and the contents of the course will be established basing on the choice of the course type chosen by the Client.

The Client has the possibility to add other specific requests to the course program by sending an email.

For reasons of force majeure (for example in case of flooding, blackout, break of internet service when this is strictly necessary for the course) the course could be moved to different dates.

5.1 Pursuant to Article 52 of Italian Legislative Decree 206/2005, as amended by Italian Legislative Decree 21/2014, the Client may withdraw from the Conditions and therefore from the purchase agreement for any reason, without need for an explanation and without incurring any penalty, within 15 (fifteen) days from the date of start of the course.

Warning! In case that the purchased course starts within 15 days from order, the Customer may decide to cancel the enrollment within 24 hours from the order. After this term, it will be applied our “General cancellation rules”, that state: “For cancellations within the 15 days preceding the beginning of the course, 30% of the course fee will be kept. Once the course has started no reimbursement will be made”.

5.2 In order to exercise the right to cancel set out in the preceding Clause 5.1, the Client shall send notification to Istituto Galilei within the time limits indicated to the following email address: info@galilei.it, or by means of the form provided for that purpose on the Website.

5.3 In the event of cancellation, Paypal’s fees or eventual other costs of the refund process will be charged to the Customer.

5.4 Istituto Galilei shall arrange to refund the Client for the whole amount paid within 15 (fifteen) days from the date of cancellation, by transferring the debited amount, via the same payment method used by the Client for the initial transaction, unless otherwise agreed.

5.5 In any case, the Client shall forfeit the right to cancel should Istituto Galilei discover any of the following:

  • If the refund is requested beyond the time established in point 5.1
  • In case the client has already started the course

6.1 Istituto Galilei guarantees the service for each order purchased, in the terms specified in the order placed by the Client under the above conditions.

Istituto Galilei may be contacted with reference to any complaints or requests for information:

Istituto Galilei

E-mail: info@galilei.it

Tel: +39 055 29 46 80

From Monday to Friday from 9AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM Italian time.

8.1 Personal details collected when the order is placed shall be used by Istituto Galilei solely for the purpose of fulfilling the express requests of the client, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and italian legislative decree 196/2003 (Personal Data Protection Code) mutatis mutandis and according with the privacy policy found on the website in full. Any other use of said details shall take place only with the express consent of the Client.

9.1 The contract for sale set out in these Conditions and its performance shall be governed by Italian Law. Any contrary legal norms and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not be applicable. Should a dispute arise, it shall be submitted to the jurisdiction of the Courts in the town where the Client is resident.

1 hour = 60 minutes

At our school each lesson hour lasts 60 minutes. In many other schools the lesson hour lasts 45 or 50 minutes and the prices of their courses, apparently lower, are actually higher of 25% (or 20%) of those written on their brochure.