I heard about your school in Istanbul at an Italian language course. I stayed 3 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. Studying in Florence is a great experience, the school team is very nice and helpful, their assistance is too important during the stay. By the way Florence is a charming city.
You can also go outside with your teacher and have your lesson in a library, or in a restaurant, which helps a lot to develop your conversation.
I want to thank you and your team for the great experience that I had at your school.
– Thank you Tania for all your help to facilitate my life in Firenze. Your guidance was too important to me. Your personality and professional skill were two important factors that impressed me a lot.
– Thank you Rita. Thanks to you now I can make conversation in different matter, and now I am able to read a novel, to watch tv, or to argue. During our school hours our conversation helped me a lot to understand the lifestyle and the mentality of Italian people. I think I made significant progress at the end of my time.
– And finally Giuliana. I will never forget your beautiful and smiling face. You were always helpful to me. Together with Tania you made my stay in Firenze so special and comfortable.
FINALLY, I am recommending Istituto Galileo Galilei to everybody who wants to study Italian language. Definitely they know their jobs.
This was my second time at the Instituto Galilei. That I have come back to this school should say it all. Three years ago I combined my Italian lessons with a course in art history. For this, I could not imagine a better place than Florence. Furthermore, the teachers were excellent, and I made solid progress with my Italian. I could not forget these two weeks and my longing for more got the better of me. This time, I decided to combine my Italian with cooking classes, which were also organized by the school. Again, I enjoyed individual language coaching in the mornings. In the afternoons, I ventured into the kitchen of chef Lino who runs a small restaurant near the Duomo. Lino not only initiated me in the finer technical details of Tuscan cooking but also gave me some insight why Italians are so passionate about cooking and, of course, eating. These were some of the best weeks of my life! Highly recommended.
Dear Mr. Perugini
I just wanted to take a few moments to thank you for the great learning experience that I had at your school. I have learnt a tremendous amount. I am now building on this by subscribing to an Italian TV station.
I am making enquiries about a local conversation class, and will be continuing with my grammatical exercises. I am also currently reading a book in Italian that I purchased before leaving. Please thank your able staff again for me.
Dear Professor Perugini,
My wife and I would like to express our appreciation for attending Galileo Galileo. Our stay of two months was so rewarding. Not only were we satisfied with our progress in Italian, but our knowledge of Italian art and culture was greatly enhanced.
As we left class each day, your personal recommendation of things to see served us well.
Our weekly school trips to an historic place with a professor of Italian art were always interesting.
Your teachers were all very impressive and knowledgeable. We have attended other European language schools and rate yours with the best. Our personal regards, to you and your staff.
Ambassador Chic Hecht
After months of Italian language study in three separate institutions, including Istituto Galileo Galilei, I am most pleased to give your school the strongest possible recommendation. In addition to studying the language for eight months, I now have the benefit of having lived and worked for almost three years in Italy. The preparation I received to speak, understand and work using the Italian language was far superior to either of the other two institutions, both professional language training centers, in which I studied in the United States.
For the purpose of learning Italian for business or pleasure, I most highly recommend Istituto Galileo Galilei for the superb instruction available there, uniquely concentrated on the individual through a student to teacher ratio of one to one. What’s more, the intensive courses, so professionally prepared, are reinforced through a number of learning techniques, including cultural presentations, access to news media, radio, television and personalized instruction only available to someone who pursues the study of Italian in Italy.
Vincent P. Mocini
Captain U.S. Navy
Dear Angelo e Tania,
This is a very small way of saying a BIG thank you for making my stay in Firenze so special. Words can not tell you how grateful I am to both of you.
Three truly rewarding weeks of study at the school were a great experience and I could never imagine my life without having med and worked with Alma. She is certainly a masterful teacher, so knowledgeable about the Italian language, culture and literature. Her love and in-depth understanding of music was a most unexpected surprise. The talk about music via the Italian language was a real adventure. From the start of my work with Alma I knew she was a special lady. Each day she became more so, thank you for this beautiful experience.
Thank you, Tania for my home in Firenze. It was enjoyable and comfortable and I thank you for taking care of the endless details which made this possible, your warm greeting at the school, your cheerful smile, our conversations, and your gracious manner were so delightful. My thanks for checking on me during my illness.
Angelo, I do not know how to again to express my thanks to you. You gave such riches to my stay in Firenze and my study at the school. There is no way that I know to truly make you know the depth of my gratitude. Each morning you gave me an energic greeting upon my arrival at school. An enjoyable conversation usually followed. I thank you for my rewarding times with Raffaello. This was such a great time of learning about Italian art and history in Lucca Arezzo and Firenze. My thanks to you also for your continued work on the Firenze – Marywood Project. Hopefully it will fly soon, to be wing and develop into a long term event.
For so much kindness and assistance, I give you my sincere thank.
All good wishes,
The first thing that comes to mind is how on earth to convey to you the high regard which I hold for the Istituto Galilei. I suppose the short version would be to say that environments of excellence are only too rare in today’s world, and that environments of excellence offer me great comfort. The school offers both, an environment of excellence itself, which strives to offer adult students an environment in which they may excel, comfortably and at one’s own pace.
The school is superb. It is intended for adults, and it succeeds in a way which can be expressed only with superlatives.
I have always found learning to be a stimulant, but I found that learning a language when one is in one’s 50’s is a new experience (different). That is one of the strengths of the Istituto Galileo Galilei. I found the teachers and the method of teaching clearly focused towards adults, as opposed to a “student-school structure”. The teachers are, themselves, adults, which I found to be equally important. They are highly skilled professionals, with their experience in teaching, learning, education and working together with adult students in great evidence. They exhibited flexibility in adapting their teaching methods to my learning needs, which they readily and professionally identified. The ability of the teachers to enhance my focus with interests that provoked learning is also not to be overlooked. The school is excellent.
In addition to the study of the language, the support and assistance I received in every facet of living in Florence temporarily is not to be undervalued. Hotel, transportation, culture, and general care. My overall well-being was of obvious and sincere concern, in a very comfortable way. It was constant, but it was not stifling, nor rigid. It was simply human and kind.
Of course I can only speak for myself, but my experience was exceptional. I achieved a profound comprehension of the language, and ability to communicate in Italian at the Istituto Galilei, that I never dreamed possible in a matter of months. The dedication and commitment of the people at the school was extraordinary (sorry, another superlative). I desperately wished to learn Italian for professional reasons, and they embraced my desire almost insisting that I succeeded. I did.
The people themselves, with whom I spent 8 hours every day, are very, very nice, ethical and warm people. I very much enjoyed my time with them. Moreso, I admire and respect them – all of them, each in their individuality.
I found the professional curriculum excellent. My learning curve was vertical (and still is), and I can only recommend the school with the highest of accolades. I have since returned for brief stays following my several month study in Florence, and I am constantly trying to get back to study more.
Well Rita, you asked, and as I remain extremely enthusiastic about my experience at the Istituto Galileo Galilei, I am only too happy to share it with you. If I rambled on, please forgive me, but I truly wish to share my highest regards for the school with you. I can only urge you to proceed with your plans and hope that your world will become as enhanced as mine since my sojourn to Florence with the Istituto. I credit them with having given me the Italian language in a sophisticated, mature and delightfully professional manner. It was one of the highlights of my life, and at this stage in my life, that’s not said lightly.
If I can be of any other help to you, please don’t hesitate to ask. I wish you success and much enjoyment. Who knows, perhaps we can meet in Florence one day.
I only had a very limited time budget for an intensive course just before starting an expat appointment in Italy.
The Academy prepared a really tailor made program for me with two highly professional teachers.
The one-to-one lessons took into consideration my individual knowledge of other languages and thus made me enter and feel comfortable in the Italian language very quickly. The Academy offers a good learning atmosphere in the heart of the city at a very reasonable price.
I am sending this email because I want to profoundly thank you and the Institute for setting up my very excellent Italian language teaching program. And for finding a teacher of such quality as Sylvia.
I don’t know how you managed to teach Italian to a thickheaded American but you did. It worked wonderfully, I was able to act as an intermediary, during our family reunions between the two groups.
Without your school that would’ve been impossible and I am eternally grateful. I will make sure that I remain engaged in speaking Italian or reading it to keep up my language skills.
Thank you again,
a grateful John Mani