Since 1982, the ABC School is specialised in teaching the Italian language to foreign students who come from everywhere in the world. Thanks to our long experience of teaching in Florence since 1982, we have been able to improve our methods in this time in order to offer the best experience to our students, addressing their real needs.
The ABC School contributes towards the advancement of linguistic and educational research. We use the Direct Teaching Method which places particular attention on making sure that all students have a solid foundation of grammar in both the grammar and conversation lessons. The teachers are all native speakers of Italian and are specialised in language teaching. They are always selected very carefully taking their teaching and communication skills into account as well as knowing how to put students at ease and their personality
The ABC School is located in the Palazzo Negrotto Cambiaso, a 19th century building which belonged to Milanese and Genoese aristocracy. It has a direct view on the breathtaking Bay of Silence and is also close to the piazza del Comune and the Carruggio.
Places to visit include the 17th century Cappuccini Convent, the medieval church of San Niccolò dell’Isola, the historic centre with it’s Carruggio, the main quaint street on which there are many shops and small restaurants. From the centre there are also many easy walking trails on the surrounding hills to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views.