Learn and Practise English through enjoyable activities

The English experience is all about getting people to practise the English that they have learned through enjoyable and interesting activities. If instead you are looking for activities where you can learn and practise your Italian then please click here for the Italian Experience.

Imparare e praticare l’Inglese attraverso attività divertenti

“The English Experience” è tutto basato sul desiderio di aiutare le persone a praticare l’inglese che hanno imparato, attraverso attività divertenti ed interessanti. Se invece state cercando attività per imparare e praticare il vostro Italiano vi prego di cliccare qui per  Italian Experience.

What is the English Experience?

The English experience will give you the opportunity to learn conversational and functional English, which you can then practise and consolidate through fun activities of your choice. You can use your newly acquired language skills to communicate with English speakers, expert in the field in any of the activities you choose. In this way not only will you learn and practice your English but you will also learn new skills and have new experiences in a fun and enjoyable manner.  All in all you will have a truly full immersion English Experience!

Cosa è la “English Experience”?

L’ esperienza Inglese “English Experience” vi darà l’opportunità di imparare l’inglese per conversare e utilizzarlo sia in varie situazioni reali sia nelle attività divertenti che sceglierete voi. Potrete usare la vostra conoscenza di inglese che avrete imparato per comunicare con persone che parlano inglese e sono esperti in ogni campo delle attività di vostra scelta. Con “English Experience” non solo si impara e si pratica inglese, ma si acquisisce nuove abilità e nuove esperienze divertendosi.

How long will my English Experience be?

The length of time you spend on any of the activities you choose will depend on you! You decide how many activities and how long you’d like to spend learning an activity depending on the time you have available and your budget. You can choose from various options; from 1-5 half days or 1-5 full days depending on the activity.

Quanto durerà la mia “English Experience”?

La durata del tempo che passerete sulle attività scelte dipenderà da voi! Voi deciderete quante attività volete fare e quanto tempo volete impegnarvi ad imparare a seconda di quanto tempo avete a disposizione e il vostro budget. Potrete scegliere fra varie opzioni; da 1 fino a 5 mezze giornate oppure da 1 fino a 5 giornate piene in base alle attività scelte.

How do we ensure Complete Satisfaction?

All our trainers are not only highly empathetic, patient and understanding but they are experts in their field and very passionate too!

Come possiamo assicurarvi la massima soddisfazione?

Tutti i nostri insegnanti e trainer sono molto empatici, pazienti, comprensivi ed esperti nei loro campi.

How do we give you a genuine English Experience?

Communication is fundamental in all walks of life and in order to really feel involved with a new culture it is vital that you are able to express yourself in the language of the country even if it is just a smattering. For obvious reasons it is pretty difficult to learn all the languages in the world so why not take advantage of the fact that English is a global language. With English Well Spoken  you will not only learn more than a smattering of  English but it will be  general conversation in daily functional situations and not grammar. Beginners will learn to communicate in English and Intermediates will learn to communicate more natually with ease.

Come possiamo offrirvi un’esperienza Inglese autentica?

La comunicazione è fondamentale in tutte le situazioni della vita e per sentirsi veramente coinvolti con una nuova cultura è fondamentale esprimersi nella lingua del paese. Ovviamente è molto difficile imparare tutte le lingue del mondo e quindi inglese come lingua globale aiuta la comunicazione tra vari popoli e culture. Con English Well Spoken imparerete inglese che si usa in conversazioni generali ed in situazioni reali e non la grammatica. I principianti impareranno a comunicare in inglese mentre gli intermedi impareranno a parlare in maniera più naturale ed elegante.

You will be encouraged to practise the activities in English

From daily functional English you will then progress to learning the vocabulary and expressions required for the activities you choose to participate in. Furthermore you will also be taught through a presentation for every activity that you choose, where you will learn more both about the activity and further your English comprehension.

Sarete incorraggiati a praticare le attività in inglese

Dall’inglese funzionale  imparerete i vocaboli ed espressioni necessarie per le attività a cui sceglierete di partecipare. Inoltre ogni attività inizierà con una presentazione mirata.

Who are our teachers and trainers?

All the trainers working in collaboration are:

  • Trusted local experts known personally to us at  English Well Spoken,

  • with several years of experience in the field.

  • They are mother tongue or fluent in Italian and English.

  • Consequently all activities will be run in English but the trainers can always give explanations in Italian if need be.

  • Teachers at English Well Spoken will always be on hand whenever necessary.

Chi sono i nostri insegnanti ed esperti?

Tutti gli insegnanti che lavorano in collaborazione con noi sono:

  • Esperti di fiducia conosciuti personalmente da noi a English Well Spoken,
  • con diversi anni di esperienza nel campo
  • Sono tutti madre lingua inglese o fluenti in Italiano ed Inglese.
  • Tutti le attività saranno svolte in Inglese ma gli esperti possono dare spiegazioni in Italiano se è necessario.
  • Gli insegnanti di English Well Spoken saranno sempre disponibili a darvi una mano quando ne avrete bisogno.

Where will the activities be held?

All the activities will be held mainly in Tuscany:

  • The English lessons will be held at our school in Florence.

  • The presentations will usually be held at the tearoom, bookshop.

  • The activities will be held either in Florence or in the surrounding countryside.

  • This will depend on the activity chosen

  • and the location preference;

  • weather and season permitting.

Dove saranno svolte le attività?

Tutte le attività saranno svolte principalmente in Toscana:

  • Le lezioni di inglese saranno svolte alla nostra scuola a Firenze
  • Le presentazioni saranno svolte di solito alla tearoom-libreria di English Well Spoken
  • Le attività saranno svolte a Firenze o nelle campagne circostanti
  • Il luogo cambia in relazione all’attività
  • oppure la preferenza del cliente
  • permettendo il tempo e la stagione

 

Why choose the English Experience?

The English Experience will help you:

  • To experience speaking English in real life situations

  • As a person in daily life and not as a tourist

  • To learn and get involved in various activities using the English language as the language of communication

  • Taught by experts in the subject

  • To learn in English but with teachers or experts that speak Italian also

Perchè scegliere l’esperienza inglese “English Experience”?

La”English Experience” vi aiuterà a:

  • avere l’esperienza di parlare inglese in situazioni reali
  • come una persona che vive la vita quotidiana e non come uno studente
  • di imparare e buttarsi in attività varie usando la lingua inglese come una lingua di comunicazione
  • insegnati da esperti nel campo
  • di imparare in inglese ma con insegnanti o esperti che parlano anche Italiano

What will you learn and experience?

You will learn:

  • Conversational English
  • The English vocabulary you will require for the various activities you choose to do such as:
  • Beekeeping
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Photography
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Wine Tasting
  • City touring
  • Tango
  • Singing
  • Mushroom picking
  • International cooking
  • City Day Trip
  • Mountain biking
  • City and Countryside biking

Cosa imparerete e che esperienze avrete?

Imparerete:

  • Conversazione in Inglese
  • I vocaboli Inglesi necessari per le varie attività che sceglierete di fare come: 
  • Apicultura
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scalare il ghiaccio
  • Trekking
  • Fotografia
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Sommelier
  • City touring
  • Tango
  • Cantare Rock, Pop and Opera
  • Raccogliere funghi
  • Cucina Internazionale
  • City Day Trip
  • Mountain biking
  • Andare in bicicletta in città e campagna

 

Why learn English even if you just have a few days?Italian Conversation

Learning English will not only teach you a new skill but will enrich your experience as well. You will have full immersion English experience, rather than just learning it in class.

Perchè imparare Inglese anche se ha solo pochi giorni?

Imparare Inglese non solo vi aiuterà ad avere una nuova abilità ma vi aiuterà ad avere una esperienza più ricca. Avrete una esperienza di Inglese “full immersion” invece di semplicemente impararlo in classe.

Learning English through Conversation

You will learn English:

  • In a relaxed and enjoyable manner

  • Through intuition and conversation

  • Allowing you to immediately converse in various functional situations in English

  • Vocabulary and expressions related to daily life

  • Vocab related to the activities you have selected

  • Through fun activities that you can relate to

  • With empathetic and very patient teachers

Imparare Inglese attraverso la conversazione

Imparerete Inglese:

  • In un modo rilassato e divertente 
  • Attraverso intuizione e conversazione
  • Permettendovi di conversare immediatamente in varie situazioni in Inglese 
  • Vocaboli ed espressioni che includono la vita quotidiana 
  • Vocaboli per le attività che avete scelto
  • Attraverso attività divertenti
  • Con insegnanti empatici e pazienti 

BeekeepingBeekeeping

We have all begun to realise how important our disappearing bees are to our survival. Many of us have decided to keep bees in some sort of form, whether it be on our rooftops or in our gardens.

You will learn beekeeping both in English and Italian

You will learn beekeeping:

  • With expert beekeepers

  • Through detailed presentations and seminars

  • Workshops and discussions on the subject

  • Practice in the field during the months of Spring and Summer

Apicoltura
Beekeeping

Abbiamo tutti cominciato a capire quanto sono importanti per la nostra sopravvivenza le nostri api, che stanno diminuendo in numero. Molti di noi hanno cominciato a tenere api in qualche modo sia nei giardini o sui tetti dei nostri palazzi. 

Imparete l’apicoltura sia in Inglese che Italiano 

Imparerete l’apicoltura: 

  • Con apicultori specializzati 
  • Attraverso presentazioni e seminari 
  • Workshops e discussioni riguardo la materia
  • Pratica nel campo durante i mesi di primavera ed estate 

Rock Climbingrock climbing

Italy is blessed to have a very interesting geology with rock formations of many different types. It is a very common pastime for Italians to go rock climbing and here in Tuscany the Apuane and Appennino are very popular locations.

You will learn rock climbing both in English and Italian

Depending on your experience you will learn and practise with expert guidance from Professional Mountain Guides:

  • What equipment is required

  • Rock climbing techniques

  • Practice in the field depending on your level of competency

  • In various locations in Tuscany

Rock Climbing

L’Italia ha la fortuna di avere una geologia molto interessante con formazioni di roccia di molti tipi. E’ un passatempo molto comune per gli Italiani andare a scalare le rocce e qui in toscana le Apuane e gli Appenini sono luoghi molto frequentati.

In base alle vostre esperienza imparerete e praticherete questo sport con la guida esperta dei professionisti abilitati alla guida sulle montagne:

  • Le attrazzeture necessarie
  • tecnica di rock climbing
  • pratica fuori in base alle vostre capacità
  • in varie località in Toscana

 

TrekkingHiking

The Italian landscape is jam packed with wonderful places to go hiking and trekking! If you come to Italy and you enjoy the outdoors then a hiking trip is a must and especially if you have a guide to show you around.

You will be able to speak both English and Italian while trekking

You will enjoy trekking:

  • In interesting landscapes and mountains around Florence in the Chianti and Alto Mugello areas

  • In the Apuane overlooking the sea

  • With expert local guides

Trekking

Mountain Bikingmountain biking

There are no end of places for mountain biking! Our guides will take to the most suitable place based on your taste and experience.

Going Mountain Biking in English and Italian

You will enjoy biking:

  • In interesting landscapes and mountains around Florence in the Chianti and Alto Mugello areas
  • In Apuane overlooking the sea
  • In Appennini
  • With expert local bikers

Canyoningcanyoning

With all the mountains and rivers in Italy you will be spoilt for choice! Our guides will take to the most suitable place based on your taste and experience.

You will learn and enjoy:

  • To understand the basics of the thrilling activity of canyoning
  • Canyoning in rivers in the Summer
  • In the Apuane and Appennino Pistoiese
  • With the help and guidance from professional mountain guides

Ice Climbingice climbing

If you’re not afraid of heights and love the ice then ice climbing is a thrilling sport!

Depending on your experience you will learn and practise with expert guidance from professional mountain guides:

  • What equipment is required
  • Ice climbing techniques
  • Practice in the field depending on your level of competency
  • In various locations including Tuscany

Mushroom Pickingmushroom picking

If you’ve always wanted to go for a stroll in the woods and collect your own mushrooms then take advantage of this opportunity!

You will learn about:

  • Different types of mushrooms
  • How to identify edible mushrooms from poisonous ones
  • Best locations for picking
  • With expert mushroom pickers
  • Some guidance for preserving and cooking mushrooms

Singingsinging

Research has shown that singing can do wonders for your self esteem and state of being. Our fully  trained opera singer will help you make the best of your natural voice which will help you not only with singing but with presentations and theatre performances!

You will learn to sing in Italian or English with the help of a fully trained opera singer:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Practising the scales
  • Making your voice more powerful
  • Keeping in tune
  • Reaching the right pitch

Dancing the TangoTango

Dancing is good for everyone! The tango in particular represents the art of body language and tango nuevo is the most representative of communication with the elegant art of the tango!

You will learn the art of Tango Nuevo depending on your level:

  • The philosophy behind tango
  • How to communicate more effectively with your partner
  • The correct hold
  • Correct movement – connection
  • Various figures such as caminada, ocho adelante, atras, basico con cruzada

Photographyphotography

They say a picture paints a thousand words! We all use photography nowadays for social media, art or just to record memories. So why not learn how to take better photos and keep happier memories!

You will learn photography depending on your level of expertise:

  • Basic techniques
  • Landscape & Urban photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Mobile/ Iphoneography
  • Lighting & Framing
  • Photography tours
  • Post Production

Why Yoga?yoga

Silly question! Why not? We all can benefit by being in tune with our bodies, increasing our flexibility and being more at peace with oneself!

Depending on your level of experience you will learn and practise:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Various positions
  • Mind and Body awareness
  • Meditation
  • Self Awareness
  • Techniques for building strength

Mindfulnessmindfulness

If you want to destress and find yourself amidst the confusion of daily life then this is for you! Find that inner silence and increase and realise your potential!

Depending on your level of experience you will learn and practise:

  • Your presence of self awareness
  • To be more in contact with yourself
  • How to reduce stress
  • How to Improve relationships
  • How to be more in tune with your inner self

Why Wine Tasting?wine tasting

We all enjoy a good glass of wine! So what better than to learn how to select the best wine for your meal or just to be able to distinguish one wine from another !

You will learn wine tasting:

  • With a trained sommelier
  • Through  presentations on the subject
  • Visits to vineyards in the tuscan region
  • With the opportunity to taste and purchase wines directly

Italian or International CookingItalian Cooking

Italian cuisine is known the world over! Learn to cook Italian using the best ingredients and in an authentic manner! Or else why not learn some international cooking as well!

You will learn Italian or International cooking:

  • With a talented cook
  • Through  presentations on recipes
  • Going through ingredients
  • Cooking the dishes together
  • Pasta dishes
  • Desserts

Why use a tour guide for Sight Seeing?city tours

If you want to get the best out of your city visit then a tour guide is a must! We can introduce you to our trusted tour guides that can speak to you in either Italian or English!

City Tours in English and Italian

You will enjoy touring:

  • In and around Florence and in the Tuscan area
  • With expert local guides
  • Enjoying the architecture at the pace decided by yourselves
  • Full assistance getting to your next destination

Why use a guide for biking?biking

A guide can help you cycle around the city and show you the best sights and our bike guides can also help you cycle from one city or town to the next with all the assistance you may need!

City and Countryside biking in English and Italiancountryside biking

You will enjoy biking:

  • In and around Florence and in the Tuscan area
  • With expert local bikers
  • Enjoying the scenery at the pace decided by yourselves
  • Full assistance getting to your next destination

Why use a guide for day trips?

Our guides can take the stress out of travelling by giving all the assistance required for your journey! They can accompany you on your trip and show you best places to visit!

City day trips in English and Italian

You will visit cities such as:

  • Venice
  • Siena
  • Volterra
  • San Gimignano
  • With a bilingual travel companion
  • To organise all aspects of the trip
  • Giving you a stress free experience with local knowledge

How are the activities organised?

You can select from the following options:

  1. 1-5 half days 09:00-13:00 

  2. 1-5 full day intensive 09:00-17:00

Come sono organizzate le attività?

  • 1-5 mezze giornate dalle 9:00 alle 13:00
  • 1-5 giornate intere dalle 9:00 alle 17:00

How much do the activities cost?

The cost of the various activities generally include breakfast and lunch if it is a full day activity. There will always be an expert and a teacher present to help you learn both the activity and to improve your English.

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Quanto costano le attività?

Il costo delle attività solitamente include colazione e pranzo se si tratta di un’attività di una giornata intera. Ci sarà sempre un esperto ed un insegnante presente per aiutarvi ad imparare sia l’attività che l’inglese.

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How to contact us

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