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Academic year


OBJECTIVE: the course focuses on communication and the acquisition of the language in a very natural way. The course is designed to combine both the development of communication skills with a special attention to the morphosynthatic structure of the language for a deep understanding of the language itself.

DESCRIPTION: this course is composed by a standard Italian language course of 480 lessons, 80 special lessons about Italian history and culture, fashion, art, economy and design, 80 lessons devoted to the preparation for the AIL Examination and 10 lessons of tutoring and preparation of the final essay.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is a founding member of AIL (Italian Language Academy); at the end of the Academic Year, students may obtain a language proficiency certificate issued by AIL by writing a research essay on a topic of their choice. A personal tutor will help students to make it innovative and unique.

RECOMMENDED FOR: students wishing to take a “Gap Year” before enrolling in university or just want to live a one-of-a-kind formative experience combining language learning with exhaustive and varied cultural training.


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From 2 January 2024 to 9 August 2024 From 6 May 2024 to 13 December 2024 From 2 September 2024 to 24 April 2025
For the students that start the Academic Year in September, the duration of their stay is 34 weeks, including 2-weeks holiday for Christmas.


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32 weeks 650 max 14 students € 6.195
Course Facts & Notes
  • Participants: minimum 5
  • Starting dates: click to view dates
  • The duration of the whole stay is 32 weeks, (34 weeks for the course starting in September which includes two weeks of Christmas holidays when no lessons are held).
  • All students can take part in the weekly cultural and social activities organized by the school.
The price of the course includes
  • Teaching material
  • Student card
  • 650 lessons of language, culture, and exam preparation in 32 weeks
  • Placement, mid-term and final tests, including continuous assessment tests
  • Fees for two Diploma «Firenze» AIL exams
  • Drop-in hours; same as office hours
  • Documents for Visa and Residence Permit
  • Social activities (free or at cost price)
  • “Academic School Year” Diploma
Special accommodation offer, reserved for “Academic School Year” students
  • You can choose from the following: Double or single room in an apartment with other students; Double or single room in family, breakfast included or Double or single room in family, half board (breakfast and dinner).
  • Accommodation price for 32 weeks (223 nights): * Single room in shared apartment 6.945 Supplement for September course, including Christmas Holidays (1 week): 435 Euro • Single room in Family homestay, breakfast: 8.065 Euro Supplement for September course, including Christmas Holidays (1 week): 505 Euro • Single room in Family homestay, half board: 11.645 Euro Supplement for September course, including Christmas Holidays (1 week): 725 Euro.