C.L.I. Dante Alighieri
Piazza della Repubblica, 5 - 50123 Firenze
Telefono: +39 055 210808
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CLIDA Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri's mission is to provide top quality language and cultural instruction to an international community of students in the tradition of the Italian family..

CLIDA, Centro Linguistico ItalianoDante Alighieri's mission is to provide top quality language and cultural instruction to an international community of students in the tradition of the Italian family.
With class sizes no larger than 13 students per class, our students receive personal attention from our teachers and staff.
Based in Florence, Italy students are surrounded by Italian language and culture immediately and our goal is to help students make a smooth transition from one culture to another, and to return to their homeland with an international perspective, a broader network of friends and the capacity to speak Italian

Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri (CLIDA), founded in 1966 is directed by Alberto and Gabriella Materassi. It is Italy's first private language school. The primary location of the school is Florence, the birthplace of Dante Alighieri who is known as "the father of the Italian language". A second language center was opened in Rome in 1978, and at present, CLI Dante Alighieri is comprised of two schools in Florence, one in Rome and various sister schools in Greece. Currently, our schools in Florence have been set up specifically for hosting study abroad programs. Our school in Rome carries on other specific language programs destined for other target groups. CLIDA is a special place which has always been felt by all programs it has hosted.

The students that attend our schools feel comfortable in our surroundings; they have easy access to all that the centers have to offer and find our friendly assistance relieving after experiencing their first culture shock. Although, often, CLIDA acts only as a Host Institution (as some programs have their own in-house coordination and staff) the students are treated as if they were our own with cordiality and assisted when necessary.

CLIDA's teaching staff is composed of highly qualifed professional professors with Masters degrees in subjects as Humanities, Political and Social Sciences as well as Natural Sciences and Economics.
CLIDA's staff is fluent in English, and are familiar with many international systems of education and expectations of international students. The staff is comprised of various international backgrounds and also speak many languages including: Flemish, Portughese, German, Slovenian, French and Greek.

CLIDA offers excellent support services to ensure that students are well integrated into a study abroad experience. We staff the most qualified, competent personnel who have an extensive experience with foreign students and who understand the different language accents and who assist program co-ordinators, visiting staff, and directors, with all facets of office automation and queries.
The Centro has its location in a 19th Century building with 16 large and fully equipped classrooms facing the Piazza della Repubblica, the heart of the city's historic Center.