The school is currently moderated by BOAA (BOARD OF ACADEMIC ADVISORS).
We are dedicated to the concept of intercultural exchange through language with the intention to provide deeper cultural understanding and awareness through our teaching. Therefore, we are committed to offering a range of services that encompass our vision. We believe that language teaching, learning and cultural understanding go beyond the textbook and the classroom. We seek to provide authentic experiences that will impact individuals as students, future teachers and world citizens. Our goal is to install a capacity for cultural sensitivity that transcends individuals' experiences. Our hope is that this will become and remain fundamental in many aspects of their lives, including career, relationships, travel, and understanding of their individual role in a global society.
1. We are the real deal: hard-working teacher training professional trainers who not only train, but teach as well and have been doing so for years in different educational settings.
2. We will give you real-life experience that will prepare you for whatever situation you encounter in your teaching experiences. In fact, we require that all trainees teach more than the minimum six hours of teach practice, we train you to teach three different lesson plan types that can be used in any country, in any teaching situation, and we train you to teach from beginner to advanced students. We go above and beyond the requirements to ensure that you are well-prepared once you graduate. And we are continuously proud of our graduates and of what they have accomplished. In fact, we now have a huge network of alumni for you to network with as you enter the job market.
3. We are available for you even after you graduate. Whether it is through Facebook message boards, email, or in person, the school is always open to our graduates. In fact, many have referred to the halls of the school as their "second home". Not too many institutions can claim the same feedback. The bottom line is that we take our training seriously; we will make you the best teacher that you can be in just four short weeks.
Our staff is always on hand to answer any of your questions in order to make you feel more at ease with this experience you are about to embark on!
Additionally, the center is situated in a quiet neighborhood of downtown Florence with several bus stops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets located nearby. Santa Maria Novella Train Station and Florence's exciting and beautiful historical center are quickly and easily reached by walking.
This training center is equipped with free wireless Internet connection, free use of computers and printers, Skype, and a well-stocked library of Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) textbooks and other teaching materials.