English schools in Europe
Situated in the middle of Italy, Florence has long been recognized amongst the most important cultural and political centers in Europe. From the medieval Guelphs and Guibellines to the birth of the Renaissance, the city finds itself associated with such names as Dante, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Da Vinci. Even some of first modern scientists are connected to Florence including the controversial Machiavelli, considered by many to be the first political scientist, and Gallileo Galilee, the famous astronomer and a founding father of modern Physics.
The TEFL Training school in Florence was founded as a language school 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.