New Home(Page) for Scuola Toscana

After some years of honourable service, our Internet site retires, and here comes the new one – it was ready more or less since May, but only now, with the low season, we dare to tackle the changeover (as for now, it looks we were lucky and did not experience any mayor problem).
Have a look here:

Like the old site, the new is too a work of Dr Duccio Guazzelli, a former (excellent) teacher at the Scuola Toscana turned web programmer around 10 years ago.
The new site should be more modern, faster, cleaner, easier to find for the search engines, and – easier for the directors to tinker with.

Therefore from now on, if there is something wrong or you do not find the necessary information, it is no more the webmaster fault, but just the directors’ fault…

Have a look and be so kind to leave us your opinion !

Scuola Toscana 2.0: the new reception desk

For everyone who is not at Scuola Toscana these days, the new desk has arrived, and it looks like this. Given the general dimensions of the school, it looks quite imposing, very white, a Moby Dick among the desks.

… you could even land a small airplane on it…

Work in progress

Scuola Toscana 2.0, while the show goes on, the works go on too. The doors on the fourth floor were literally removed to be renovated.

The new desk - Italian design, of course !

A good new is that the new desk has arrived (in Florence) and next week it will be assembled on the third floor. After that, all the wiring at the secretary will be disconnected and re connected (we hope…)

Italian design, with a touch of swiss lettering

Moreover, other small things are in progress, like the new signage… some glitches too, for a mistake in the online order sheet we have ordered some also unfinished printed matter we did not need !

Anyway, we do hope at the end of the day everything will be shiny and new for our Italian language students !

Scuola Toscana 2.0: The making of

“We invest in people” (not in fancy decor) is the slogan of Scuola Toscana, who became almost a mantra -but in the last 10 years – in spite of a couple of updates – the whole structure of the school has become a bit obsolete…

All of us, directors, teachers, secretaries, agreed: we need to renovate !
So this february is dedicated to change the image of Scuola Toscana: new flooring, new desk, new spaces for the students, new curtains, new recycling bins, new signs…

many things to do, we need our student’s patience, but we promise that a 22 years-old school will become a brand-new Scuola Toscana 2.0 !

italian language course in Italy

We present our new blog:
We are a school of Italian language for foreigners, located in the historical center of Florence – Italy . We are recognized by the Italian ministry of education, as well as by the ASILS (National Association of Schools of Italian as Second Language) and AIL (Accademia Italiana di Lingua), and we work under the patronate of the City of Florence.

All our teachers and instructors have a degree at the Italian University,
have completed a training for teaching Italian as second language and are
AIL certified.

We offer different kinds of courses, from absolute beginners up to
perfecting. Moreover, we organize many extra-curricular activities as short
travels to nearby villages, excursions of history of art, video evenings,
parties with Italian people and so on. At the end of the courses every
student receives a certificate which states the attained knowledge of