Italian Language and Cultural Centre for Foreigners

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					                                                                                                The Centro Machiavelli was founded as a cooperative                    The Courses                                                                                                                                          Cultural Activities                                                                                                                                 Tandem Since 1988 we have been a part of TANDEM®, an international language
                                                                                                of teachers in 1978 in order to provide an adequate response
Italian Language and Cultural Centre for Foreigners                                                                                                                     “A” Intensive - 4 lessons a day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    school network engaged in the research and application of teaching
                                                                                                to a growing world-wide interest in Italian language and                                                                  “B” Semi-intensive - 2 lessons a day          “C” Superintensive - 6 lessons a day                Two activities a week
                                                                                                                                                                       The study of grammar, syntax and idiomatic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          methods based on language and cultural exchange. We offer our students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course was created to fill language       The first four hours are the same as for
                                                                                                culture. Method research and its application, together with                                                                                                                                                                 Seminars on Italian economic, political and social history                                                                                                     the opportunity to make immediate contact with Italians studying their
                                                                                                                                                                       forms. Practical usage of what has been          gaps: either in grammar and syntax or          the intensive course. The last two hours
                                                                                                exchange opportunities, have always been the school’s                                                                                                                                                                       and the historic-urbanistic evolution of Florence.                                                                                                             language through a ‘tandem’, i.e. two people with different mother
                                                                                                                                                                       studied through controlled exercises with        in oral and written expression and             are mainly dedicated to oral expression and
                                                                                                principal objectives. Ever alert to the country’s linguistic and                                                                                                                                                            Introductory lessons on the Florentine artistic and cultural heritage                                                                                          tongues who meet up on the basis of shared interests and communicate
                                                                                                                                                                       vocabulary work.                                 understanding.                                 comprehension or to the development of
                                                                                                cultural developments, the Centro Machiavelli constitutes a                                                                                                                                                                 with slides, video and sightseeing tours with the teacher.                                                                                                     by alternating these two languages. For its participation in the linguistic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       specific cultural themes.
                                                                                                constant reference point for students seeking to acquire not                                                                                                                                                                In the summer, there are also recreational activities: walking,                                                                                                education programme for non-EEC students, the Centro Machiavelli is
                                                                                                only linguistic competence, but also the skills necessary for a                                                                                                                                                             excursions, wine tasting and dinners.                                                                                                                          recognised by the Comune di Firenze.
                                                                                                full understanding of the Italian society. The school is located                                                  Courses “A”, “B” and “C” are for a minimum of two weeks. There are six levels for every type of course.   The seminar topics can be developed in single-theme courses with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There are normally 7-8 students in a class, with a maximum of 12.
                                                                                                in the historic centre of Florence in the district of Santo Spirito,                                                                                                                                                        programme and prices adjusted according to the particular needs of
                                                                                                home to artisans and artists, where, being just off the beaten                                                                                                                                                              the student.
                                                                                                tourist track, the economic and social characteristics of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TANDEM NETWORK              TANDEM BERLIN Berlin - D                 ESCUELA MONTALBAN Granada - E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TANDEM LONDON London - GB
                                                                                                area have been left intact. The school is in Piazza Santo Spirito                                              Individual Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TANDEM HAMBURG Hamburg - D               TANDEM MADRID Madrid - E
                                                                                                itself, one of the finest squares of the city. With its bars and                                                                                                                                                            FIRENZE NELL’ARTE                                                                                                                   TANDEM® Fundazioa                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “E” Commercial Italian -10 lessons over two weeks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ANNALIVIA TANDEM Dublin - Eire
                                                                                                open-air tables, its daily market, workshops and restaurants, it                                                                                                                                                            Practical Courses in Artists Studios and                                                                                             PK/APDO 864 - 20080                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Acquisition of structures and vocabulary necessary for business                                                                                                                                                                                Donostia/San Sebastian – E                                            TANDEM VALENCIA Valencia - E
                                                                                                is a favourite haunt of Florentines and thus provides our                                                                                                                                                                   Artisans Workshops                                                                                                                                             CASA Bremen - D
                                                                                                                                                                                                               negotiations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           POINT3 TANDEM Montreal - CA
                                                                                                students with an excellent opportunity to meet them.                                                                                                                                                                        We promote a wide range of courses which allow students to become
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “F” Art History - 10 lessons over two weeks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TANDEM SAN SEBASTIÁN           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            acquainted with the Florentine artistic and cultural heritage in                                                                    Tandem International       TANDEM BIELEFELD Bielefeld - D
                                                                                                Machiavelli Center is officially acknowledged by the Ministry                                                  Lessons in the classroom with slides and video, plus guided tours                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Donostia/San Sebastián - E               TORRE DI BABELE Roma - I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            collaboration with artisans and artists.                                                                                 
                                                                                                of Education.                                                                                                  of the works of the artists studied.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tandem Community                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students can learn or refine an art or craft technique by working in                                                                                           SPRACHZENTRUM GÖTTINGEN Göttingen - D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “G” Private Lessons - 2/4/6/8/ lessons a day,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MELKART Cádiz - E                        ISTITUTO VENEZIA Venezia - I
                                                                                                                                                                       Certificates                                                                                                                                         direct contact with the expert in his or her workshop.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                minimum one week                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                      The Method                                                                                                       Course attendance certificate.          This course was created for those with little time on their hands                                                                                                                                                                                                           TANDEM FRANKFURT Frankfurt - D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TANDEM SANTIAGO Santiago - Chile
                                                      Apart from grammar and syntax, we consider that there are four                                                   At the end of each course, the          to study the language or those who have specific professional                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                       student receives an attendance          or study interests and wish to learn terms and structures related                                            MUSICA E CANTO
                                                      skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - which need to be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Accommodation                                                                          TANDEM MUENCHEN München – D
                                                                                                                                                                       certificate indicating the course       to their field.                                                                                              Courses for opera lovers and singers                                                                                                                                                                    LEON BLEU - F
                                                      studied and developed right from the first level, to achieve understanding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                       duration.                                                                                                                                            Diction, preparation course for Conservatory admission exam, course     Students can choose from a variety of possibilities: in
                                                      and expression in authentic communicative situations. To this end situations
                                                                                                                                                                       Certificate of Italian as a                                                                                      Lessons take place in the morning   of the history of Italian opera and the opera libretto, singing.        single or double rooms in shared apartments with use                                   TANDEM DRESDEN DRESDEN – D               ODYSSEA TANDEM Montpellier - F
                                                      are simulated in the classroom using authentic teaching material.                                                Foreign Language                        Test                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and in the afternoon, every day,                                                                            of kitchen, or with half board, or in any category                                                                    
                                                      Structures and vocabulary are adapted to the lower levels and become                                             (CILS) - recognised by the Ministry                                                                              from Monday to Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               On the first day of the course all students, with the exception of                                           The school office will supply specific information on request.          of hotel.                                                                              TANDEM COLOGNE Cologne – D               LANGUE ONZE - Toulouse - F
                                                      progressively more complex until, at advanced levels, different                                                  of Foreign Affairs.Our school is a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CENTRO DI LINGUA E CULTURA
                                                                                                                                                                                                               absolute beginners and those who wish to attend individual lessons,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ITALIANA PER STRANIERI
                                                      types of text are used to encourage the recognition and                                                          ‘recognised education centre’ for the   undertake a level placement test. Every two weeks there is a test to     Lessons for all courses are 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TANDEM BARCELONA Barcelona - E           TOTNES School of English - Totnes - GB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PIAZZA S.SPIRITO 4 - 50125 FIRENZE
                                                      reproduction of different language styles.                                                                       attainment of CILS’.                    determine progression to the next level.                                 minutes long.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TEL +39 0552396966 - FAX +39 055280800
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