Learn Italian in Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena
Why learn Italian in scuola Leonardo da Vinci?
Does the name mean something to you? Well; Leonardo of course; but school ... school of what, and where? LDV, by far the number 1 organisation for in-country Italian language courses, is a school of Italian language and culture for foreigners, with a branch in Florence, in the shadow of Brunelleschi's great Dome, a branch in Roma near Piazza Navona, and a branch in Siena near the Piazza del Campo.
- Founded in 1977, we have years of experience and specialise in teaching Italian in Italy.
- All the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools are located in the city center.
- Professional and young teachers all of whom have studied at the University level and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners.
- Members of ASILS (Associaton of language schools of Italian as a second foreign language).
- Italian at every level, all year round.
- Small study groups.
- Courses start every 2 weeks (including beginners).
- After 3 or 6 months the AIL-exam "Firenze" (Accademia Italiana di Lingua) DELI/DILI/DILC/DALI/DALC can be taken.
- A whole range of activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture.
- Variety of students from over 50 countries study at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools.
- Friendly and helpful staff that give personal attention to each student.
- Equipped for handicapped students.
- AIL: Accademia Italiana di Lingua
- ASILS: Association of language schools of Italian as a foreign language
- ELITE: Excellent Language Institution Teaching in Europe
- Diploma "Firenze" DELI-AIL (elementary)
- Diploma "Firenze" DILI-AIL (intermediate)
- Diploma "Firenze" DILC-AIL (intermediate)
- Diploma "Firenze" DALI-AIL (advanced)
- Diploma "Firenze" DALC-AIL (commercial).
- Preparation course for CILS, University of Siena
- Recognised from CSN Lund (Swedish National Student Assistance Board) for study grants.
- Recognised from 8 German Federal States for "Bildungsurlaub".
- Recognised from many US Universities for Academic credits.
Credits can be earned for courses taken at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, but these credits are only good if your institution will accept them. If your school does not have an active program with Scuola Leonardo da Vinci it is imperative that you check with your department head or professor BEFORE attending classes. Usually it is just a matter of providing detailed program descriptions, or actual syllabi, CV's of our professors, etc.
If your department head requests a copy of our syllabi, and detailed programs descriptions, just let us know and we can either email them or mail them directly to your host school.
Credit is usually earned by; 1 credit hour for each 15-20 classroom hours. Some institutions grant extra credit for cultural experience or for projects such as "critical thinking" papers.
An original official copy of your transcripts with grades, signed by the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Education Administrator, will be sent to the registrar's office of your school upon completion of your program.
If your home school does accept Scuola Leonardo da Vinci courses (which is your best situation), expect to possibly pay at least a nominal application fee.
If your school is unable to grant credit, postgraduate and undergraduate credit is available through US accredited institutions also. A list of these schools will be sent to your department head along with contact information if requested.
Swedish students can apply for study grants for our schools in Florence and Rome, since they are recognized from CSN Lund - Sweden (Swedish National Student Assistance Board) for study grants.
Germans can apply for our Bildungsurlaub recognized courses. Our schools are recognized from the following German Federal States regarding the "Bildungsurlaub":
Ask for detailed information and please remember to ask in time for application (about 10 weeks previous the beginning of the course).