Reviews of ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 114
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy
4.5/5.0 
(114 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.6/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
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Shared Flat 4.2/5.0 
other 4.1/5.0 
Individual Reviews
2. Nov. 2015
1. (62 years)  -  Sweden
1. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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12. Oct. 2015
2. Elena (55 years)  - 
2. Standard PLUS 5 Individual lessons - 2 weeks

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5. Oct. 2015
3. (66 years)  -  Australia
3. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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1. Oct. 2015
4. (42 years)  - 
4. Standard - 7 weeks

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The teachers because they are excellent, the activities and the fact that they always paid attention to us.
28. Sep. 2015
5. (55 years)  - 
5. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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The organization. The teaching of grammar with Piero.
28. Sep. 2015
6. (56 years)  - 
6. Standard - 1 week

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The organization. Punctuality of teaching. Nice teachers.
23. Sep. 2015
7. (60 years)  - 
7. 50+ Course - 2 weeks

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22. Sep. 2015
8. (80 years)  -  United States
8. Standard - 2 weeks

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15. Aug. 2015
9. (65 years)  -  United States
9. Standard PLUS Lunch with the Teacher - 3 weeks

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The staff was helpful and friendly, very welcoming. Clean setting.
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There is no air conditioning, rooms were warm. Make sure to ask about distance of homestay from school.
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Great location, easy access to all major sites. My teachers were committed to helping students learn Italian. Patient.
9. Jul. 2015
10. Maria (70 years)  -  Brazil
10. 50+ Course - 2 weeks

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3. Jul. 2015
11. (65 years)  -  Australia
11. Standard - 2 weeks

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Friendly staff, I had a great teacher, location was excellent.
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Keep checking the school's notice board for information about changes! Good coffee/lunch cafe on the corner near the school.
23. Jun. 2015
12. (33 years)  -  Hong Kong
12. Standard - 1 week

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The teachers are very nice and they try their best to accommodate students' needs and concerns.
22. Jun. 2015
13. (66 years)  -  Israel
13. Standard - 4 weeks

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Training and learning methods, The teachers, School Location
2. Jun. 2015
14. (59 years)  -  United Kingdom
14. Standard - 3 weeks

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The small classes and the teachers and secretaries were so friendly.
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Go to all the outings!
18. May. 2015
15. (38 years)  - 
15. Standard - 2 weeks

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very friendly welcome, very available and patient teachers
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the level test at the beginning?
16. Mar. 2015
16. Daniel (24 years)  -  Belgium
16. Standard - 2 weeks

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17. Nov. 2014
17. (72 years)  -  United States
17. Standard - 2 weeks

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Teachers, & students were all interesting and helpful
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Be prepared.
17. Nov. 2014
18. (32 years)  -  Ukraine
18. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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Value for money is really good. Location of the school is fantastic, in the very historical center of Florence.
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Very good and professional personnel. Smart organisation of studying process. Mi raccomando!
3. Nov. 2014
19. (67 years)  - 
19. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers !! No, joking aside. Everyone was very nice to me and had enough patience
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Old and young should be separated. Ihad barely contact with the young ones. Unfortunately, they striked out on their own. Learning is also easier for them.
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None, everything was fine
20. Oct. 2014
20. (60 years)  -  Australia
20. Standard - 2 weeks

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The rigorous approach to grammar, the teacher ensured that everyone understood the grammatical point before moving on, the teacher had many strategies for explaining difficult material.
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Several teachers are qualified tourist guides and run tours for the school, e.g the Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio.
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All staff are very amenable to questions and discussion and all are friendly and professional.
15. Sep. 2014
21. (60 years)  -  Israel
21. Standard - 3 weeks

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The ambiance ...and the tours with Serena
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Catherine was the best teacher ...
19. Jul. 2014
22. (65 years)  -  Australia
22. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Very organised
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Excellent excursions
8. Jul. 2014
23. (46 years)  -  United States
23. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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small class size
26. May. 2014
24. (20 years)  - 
24. Standard - 4 weeks

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Very professional, always willing to help students.
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Follow the day-to-day life of local people.
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Very good follow-up.
12. May. 2014
25. (64 years)  - 
25. Standard - 1 week

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Relationships with teachers and the two classes I participated in.
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Brancacci chapel, garden roses and San Miniato's church, Bargello
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A very warm welcome, listening to all needs
4. Nov. 2013
26. (63 years)  - 
26. Standard - 2 weeks

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23. Oct. 2013
27. (65 years)  -  Canada
27. Senior courses - 2 weeks

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Our program was wonderful, perfect balance of the classroom hours and other activities. Our teachers, Francesco, Giulia and Brenda were marvelous, with great teaching skills, and a fountain of information.
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Participate in many activities!
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Well organized school with very nice and kind people.
21. Oct. 2013
28. Runa (29 years)  -  Norway
28. Duetto (2 Students-1 Teacher) - 1 week

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14. Oct. 2013
29. (66 years)  -  Canada
29. Senior courses - 2 weeks

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teachers and Brenda's programs
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Some organized renaissance art segments in Italian in the classroom as an addition would be of interest.
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We were especially impressed by Giulia's dedication and professionalism. She was a delight. This is not to take away from Francesco's contribution, of course, he too is an excellent teacher; but I guess I am biased by Giulia's beauty and grace:) -John
2. Oct. 2013
30. (29 years)  - 
30. Standard - 2 weeks

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Open, friendly teachers, family atmosphere
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For longer stays , an apartment might be a good choice. Excursions in Tuscany
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All right!
25. Aug. 2013
31. (46 years)  - 
31. Standard - 2 weeks

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a very friendly atmosphere
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Very nice teacher, especially Serena, Jessica, interesting excursions, generally it was very useful to learn from native speakers
14. Aug. 2013
32. (26 years)  -  Russian Federation
32. Standard - 1 week

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very professional and helpful team
9. Jul. 2013
33. (30 years)  -  Switzerland
33. Standard - 3 weeks

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Friedly staff and very experinced teachers. Excellent teaching methodology!
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The quality of teaching aso depends on other students in the class, so can vary from week to week as new students join or leave....a bit of a question of individual luck.
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Great school! Would love to go back soon!
13. May. 2013
34. (36 years)  -  Finland
34. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Great teachers, good location.
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School activities.
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Good value for money.
11. Mar. 2013
35. (31 years)  - 
35. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Perhaps the proposed activities : to my great regret, I could not participate
29. Oct. 2012
36. (65 years)  - 
36. Senior courses (2 Wochen) + Standardkus (2 Wochen) - 4 weeks

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The female teachers. No, just kidding! The individual program for 50+ students was simply genius.
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Lucca, Friesole and the Chanti-area.
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I was completely satisfied!
7. Aug. 2012
37. Ornella (17 years)  - 
37. ITALIAN ART HISTORY - a) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Wandering in Florentine churches and Museum - 2 weeks

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30. Apr. 2012
38. (67 years)  - 
38. Standard - 2 weeks

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The nice contact with teachers and students, the hospitality, the small groups (between 3 and 8)
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museums, churches, excursions in Tuscan cities ( Lecce, Pisa , Siena .), Chianti
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A small school, a family atmosphere, teachers who like their job.
26. Mar. 2012
39. (21 years)  - 
39. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 3 weeks

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The school staff and teachers are all friendly and open.
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If you have a question, please ask to a teacher. He should explain you till you understand.
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Homelike atmosphere. When I was in school, there were very few Japanese students. Therefore, I had to immerse myself in Italian.
22. Nov. 2011
40. (64 years)  -  Sweden
40. Senior course - 1 week

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The personel
7. Nov. 2011
41. Ysabel (64 years)  - 
41. Standard - 4 weeks

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Florence is an extraordinary city.
6. Oct. 2011
42. (38 years)  -  United States
42. Standard - 2 weeks

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The teachers were competent and pretty, and they were all friendly; I also joined a few organized activities (day trip to Lucca and museum visits) that were quite informative.
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If the queue for the toilets is too long, there is one downstairs in room 7.
3. Aug. 2011
43. Jennifer (25 years)  - 
43. Standard - 2 weeks

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31. Jul. 2011
44. Elphège (18 years)  -  France
44. Standard - 2 weeks

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11. Jul. 2011
45. (61 years)  -  Sweden
45. Standard - 2 weeks

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The quality of teaching
30. Jun. 2011
46. (25 years)  - 
46. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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Competent staff and good organization
29. Jun. 2011
47. (28 years)  - 
47. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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The teaching staff and education structures are great.
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Intensive group courses in the afternoon
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Great organisation (basement car park etc.)
20. May. 2011
48. (57 years)  -  Sweden
48. Standard - 2 weeks

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good teachers
8. May. 2011
49. Irja Emma (31 years)  -  Germany
49. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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22. Sep. 2009
50. (21 years)  -  United Kingdom
50. Standard PLUS 5 Individual lessons - 3 weeks

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The quality of teaching.
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Involve yourself as much as possible.

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