An American Learning Center

An American Learning Center

Since 1959, the American Language Center has welcomed thousands of students from Florence, Tuscany, and all over the world, offering English language conversation courses and specialized SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS and GRE Prep Courses (group and individual) taught  by expert tutors throughout the year. All courses are designed to allow the student to achieve the highest scores on these high-stakes tests, and our compreh....

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The American Language Center offers a series of personalized academic, linguistic, and cultural services for the Florentine and Tuscan community. We also provide online tutoring and counseling for students all over the world.


Academic Year 2024-25



  • International language certification and proficiency testing
  • Official Test Center for TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, iTEP
  • Individual and group ecommendation and advising for specific courses and levels
  • Group and private tutoring and test preparation for TOEFL®, GMAT®, GRE®, iTEP,  SAT®, ACT®
  • Vacation study and enrichment programs in the USA and England
  • University advising for applications to US, UK and European undergraduate and graduate programs in English
  • Legal and academic translations


The American Language Center of Florence was founded in 1959 by the United States Information Service and then privatized in the 1960's. It is now one of the leading American English schools in Italy, and has received approval from the Ministry of Public Education to teach American English and culture. It is an active member of international organizations such as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors), and it works closely with other American language schools throughout the world.

All the instructors are native English speakers with recognized qualifications in English as a Second language (ESL) or a closely related field. All instructors are TEFL-certified, as well. Learning English at the American Language Center  is meaningful, effective, rewarding and fun! Great success is achieved when language is taught with an interactive communicative approach in a student-centered classroom. We believe it is critical for students to have opportunities to personalize language through conversational  and communicative studies that allow them to use their knowledge and experiences as they express their unique ideas and opinions.

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