Librarian (part-time)

Summer Closure
The Language Centre will be closed from 4 August until 22 August inclusive. The Library will close early at 15.00 on 27 June, 11 July, 18 July, 25 July, 1 August. Please note that the Library will be open until 18.30 as usual on 4 July. The Library will be closed to the public for the summer from 4 August until the 5 September inclusive. We would like to wish you all a very good summer. 

British Institute of Florence online publication: "Proceedings of the "Shakespeare and His Contemporaries" Graduate Conference"

Learning Italian in Florence with caffè e giornale!

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The British Institute of Florence is a University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Platinum Centre.

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Learning Centre

Italian language courses

Learn Italian at the British Institute of Florence. We aim to get you speaking and thinking in Italian: you will be immersed in the Italian language from the very first day.


AS overview course

Intensive Italian course to help prepare students for the AS Italian language exam

A2 overview course

Intensive Italian course to help prepare students for the A2 Italian language exam

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History of art courses

Study History of Art on-site and in context through our month-long courses on renaissance art, or shorter courses on a theme.


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Fine art courses

We offer Life & Cast Drawing with the Charles Cecil Studios.

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Study abroad

We offer a number of study abroad programmes in collaboration with our partner institutions.

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English language courses

We offer English language courses at all levels, as well as business English and preparation courses for the Cambridge ESOL exams. We also offer intensive summer courses.

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The British Institute of Florence is the principal authorised centre for the Cambridge University ESOL exams in Tuscany.


Exam preparation courses

Preparation courses for Cambridge ESOL exams

IELTS International English Language Testing System

Preparation courses for Cambridge ESOL exams

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Cultural Centre

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Afternoon Tea Party

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~ C.S. Lewis
Afternoon tea will be served every Thursday until 31 July.

Friday, August 01, 2014

British Institute events

The British Institute's events programme will resume in the autumn.