OUR PROGRAMS AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
MLSA offers three different programs in the summer at Universita di Firenze:
Students can receive 6 credits in the six-week program and 4 credits for the 4-week program. Students can take courses for credit or non-credit. The fee will be the same. The number of credits will depend on the length of the program you select and the number of hours you will be in class. MLSA will help you with the selection of courses, transfer of credits, transcripts, and all academic aspects of the program.
Students will purchase all the textbooks upon arrival. Grammar books cost have an approximate cost of 38 euros.
Grammar classes are held on weekdays in the morning from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Short culture classes that allow students to explore Italian art, history, literature, cuisine and more both inside the classroom and across the city are offered in the afternoons from 11:30 to 1:15 PM.
ELEMENTARY COURSE – 100 LEVEL (A1 – A2)
Allows the acquisition of the fundamental structures of Italian grammar and the simpler forms of communication. At the end of the course students will be able to understand short texts, orally interact with ease by touching topics of personal and interpersonal (family, work, leisure). The students is placed in a multilingual classroom and involved in a dynamic group that promotes intercultural dialogue.
INTERMEDIATE COURSE - 200 LEVEL (A2-B1)
For students capable of understanding the meaning of a conversation of general interest, to speak to a wider vocabulary, writing short essays, read and understand the meaning of simple texts. The course aims to provide the tools for a good knowledge of grammar and to improve the spoken and written language. The lectures are supplemented by exercises on vocabulary, reading, conversations, and compositions. The course makes use of a language laboratory.
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE COURSE –300 LEVEL (B1-B2)
Aims to improve the students knowledge and practice of the Italian language. The course leads to students understaing and producing argumentative and narrative texts of medium length, enabling the expansion of vocabulty with elements related to art, literature, cinema, theater, and to more natural interation with native speakers. At the end of the course, the student is able to express opinions on social and cultural issues of general interest. The multilingual classroom and group dynamic fosters dialogue and socio-cultural and socio-linguistic reflection.
SUPERIOR COURSE – 400 LEVEL (C1)
It aims to achieve the level of effectiveness and mastery described as level C1 (CEFR). The student consolidates and develops writing skills and speaking skills in order to produce clear and well-constructed argumentative texts and narratives, and maintain easy and natural interaction with native speakers in formal and informal contexts. The student acquires a flexible and effective language for social, academic, and professional purposes. The multilingual classroom calls students to participate actively.
SHORT CULTURE COURSES
The optional culture classes are held every day from Monday to Friday, mornings from 11:30 to 13:15 approximately. Lessons may take place outside of the classroom at museums and monuments in the afternoons on weekdays or Saturday mornings. The lessons in the cities of Tuscany and the neighboring regions are held on the weekends.
ITALIAN LITERATURE I - Origins to the Renaissance
ITALIAN LITERATURE II - Baroque to contemporary
ART HISTORY I - Romanesque to the Renaissance
ART HISTORY II - Baroque to contemporary age
CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS IN FLORENCE - Renaissance to the Enlightenment
HISTORY OF MUSIC
ASPECTS OF THE ITALIAN CINEMA
HISTORY OF ITALIAN THEATER
THE ITALY TABLE - History of Food Culture
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