The ISTITUTO ITALIANO®, puts its teaching experience at his students’ disposal, creating a uniquely Italian environment in each class. With the help of its teachers and study materials, each individual student rapidly acquires knowledge of Italian; from grammatical structures to vocabulary, syntax, and conversation. Particular attention is paid to pronunciation, expression, and to sentence structure and usage. Classes are held Monday to Friday and begin at 9:10 a.m. Midmorning there is a 20 minute break. Each lesson lasts 50 minutes. Our school is unique in Florence in that, in collaboration with other Italian educational institutions, we prepare Italian students for the Diploma di Stato Italiano. Consequently, the language learning experience of our foreign students greatly benefits by direct interaction with Italian students. In fact, the courses are designed to contain classes that incorporate both foreign and Italian students. This unique approach of our courses helps students to gain a better understanding of the young Italians’ lifestyle.