Florence, Italy


Birthplace of the Renaissance movement, Florence is home to a myriad of art galleries and museums, and some of the world’s most renowned works of art, including Michelangelo’s “David.”  From the mid-1200’s to early 1500’s, Florence was unquestionably the most politically, economically, and culturally important city in Europe.  Credited with bringing Europe out of the “Dark Ages,” Florence is also often cited as the birthplace of opera, astronomy (Galileo), and political science (Machiavelli).  Set foot in modern-day Florence and you will instantly feel transported to a different time.  Remarkably, much of the city’s original Renaissance and neo-classical architecture has been preserved, and a stroll through its historic center quickly reveals that the smells and sights of the city haven’t changed much, either – just be mindful of the scooters zooming by!  Tourism is far and away the biggest industry in Florence these days, and, as such, there is a very high demand among locals for quality English language education.  If you are interested in earning your TEFL certificate and teaching English in Italy, inquire with us today for more information!

Course Location

The TEFL course center in Florence, Italy was founded as a language school in 1959 by the United States Information Service and then privatized in the 1960's. It is now one of the leading American English schools in Italy, and has received approval from the Ministry of Public Education to teach American English and culture. It is an active member of international organizations such as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors), and it works closely with other American language schools throughout the world.  The American Language Center is located in Piazza della Repubblica, just a short walk from the world  famous Duomo. Our facilities include several multi-purpose classrooms, offices, library, and a terrace overlooking the historical city center. Satellite TV, computers and an ESL Library are on the premises.

Course Fees

$500 deposit +  €1000 balance due upon arrival (not including accommodations)


On request, the course will book housing accommodations for its enrollees. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school. Apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form. The TEFL school will do its best to meet these needs. While it should be stated that the standards of accommodation are generally less luxurious than those found in the UK and North America, apartments are clean, comfortable and well heated. Any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation can be specified on the course application form.

You may choose from the following housing options:

Shared Apartment

You may book a single or twin* room in selected private apartments. These apartments are shared with students from your course, Italian Students or, sometimes, with the owner. You are allowed to use the kitchen and bathroom. All apartments are completely furnished. You will be provided with a change of towels and bed linens once a week.

Studio Apartment

This option is suitable for those who would like the privacy and independence of their own furnished apartment. Your course can provide furnished studios or small apartments for one person or two people travelling together. Bedrooms and bathrooms come complete with linens and towels and kitchens have all accessories.

Course Dates

  • Jan 20 - Feb 14, 2014
  • Feb 17 - March 14, 2014
  • March 24 - April 18, 2014
  • April 28 - May 23, 2014
  • June 2 - 27, 2014
  • June 30 - July 25, 2014
  • August 4 - 29, 2014
  • Sept 15 - Oct 10, 2014
  • Oct 20 - Nov 14, 2014
  • Nov 17 - Dec 12, 2014