Reviews of ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy - Page 2

Total No. of Reviews: 105
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 
(105 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 4.3/5.0 
other 4.2/5.0 
Individual Reviews
29. Dec. 2007
51. (30 years)  -  Czech Republic
51. Standard - 8 weeks

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lessons with Monica and Elisabetta
21. Aug. 2007
52. (53 years)  - 
52. STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 2 weeks

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Good Spirit, very kindly
20. Aug. 2007
53. (19 years)  - 
53. Standard - 2 weeks

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16. Aug. 2007
54. Ronny (32 years)  - 
54. STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 2 weeks

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15. Jul. 2007
55. (57 years)  - 
55. Standard - 8 weeks

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Very friendly staff and teachers. The methods of teaching a foreign language are very efficient. The courses are really worth one's salt. The afternoon and weekend programs are of great variety, and you can always see that the teachers are highly motivated. I would return to ABC at any time!!!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
According to my opinion the excusions offered by the school are much better that the ones offered by official tourist organisations, because the groups are smaller and the excusions are acompanied by well informed teachers of the school. So take the opportunity to join as much activities offered by the school as possible.
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ABC-pupils come from all over the world and it's amazing that you can communicate with anyone in Italian, because it's the common language of everybody. The average age of the sutdents may be about 25, but also people beyond 50 are comletely integrated (if they want to be). I could hardly believe that it is so easy to learn a new language with 55!! And therefore I would always return to ABC, if necessary.
11. May. 2007
56. (17 years)  - 
56. Standard - 1 week

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12. Apr. 2007
57. (37 years)  -  Sweden
57. Standard - 4 weeks

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Passionate teachers.
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Make sure you get into a group with the right difficulty level. If you don't, change group!
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Very professional school. Good organization. Many activites.
28. Feb. 2007
58. (28 years)  - 
58. STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 1 week

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Grammar courses
17. Jan. 2007
59. (51 years)  - 
59. Standard - 3 weeks

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The teaching, the afternoon & weekend activities.
28. Dec. 2006
60. (35 years)  - 
60. Standard - 11 weeks

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familiar School with motivated Teachers !
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Afternoon Program with various Activities
30. Nov. 2006
61. Brett (42 years)  -  Australia
61. Standard Plus 5 - (25 lessons per week) - 4 weeks

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29. Nov. 2006
62. (35 years)  -  Germany
62. Standard - 1 week

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Teacher & Pupils, Grammar Lessons
10. Sep. 2006
63. (39 years)  - 
63. Standard - 1 week

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The kindness, the conversation and the visit in Sienne
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to create a RV at the evening in a cafe between studients
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Thanks again to Bernardo for the visit to Sienna .
6. Sep. 2006
64. (27 years)  - 
64. Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 1 week

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the teachers were well educated
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don't miss the excursions - a nice experience together with the other students
17. Aug. 2006
65. (19 years)  - 
65. Standard plus 5 Individual lessons - 3 weeks

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16. Aug. 2006
66. Xinxin  - 
66. Standard - 8 weeks

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2. Jun. 2006
67. (42 years)  - 
67. Standard - 2 weeks

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the absolutely professional and super nice staff
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a trip to the sea, by train just two hours and glorious as opposed to the full Florence
24. Apr. 2006
68. (22 years)  - 
68. Standard - 2 weeks

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the team
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that there are activities
24. Apr. 2006
69. (23 years)  - 
69. Standard - 2 weeks

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the grammar lessons
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you can learn a lot from the teachers in this school
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it was a wonderful experience which i hope to repeat very soon.
19. Dec. 2005
70.  - 
70. Specific (Grammar+Conversation) - 2 weeks

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in the middle of town
19. Dec. 2005
71.  - 
71. Standard - 1 week

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The teachers were really nice.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Avoid Tourist areas in the city if you would like to practice your Italian! Everyone in the shops and restaurants speak English with you, since there are so many tourists! It takes an effort to make the shopkeepers speak Italian with you!
Other comments
The school is very small. There are only 4 or 5 classes in total. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. You will more likely build a better one-on-one relationship with the instructors and you have a better chance to get help with your language problems, as opposed to a bigger school, with bigger classes. The teaching method is very structured and more concentrated on excercises rather than instructing and showing examples, in the grammar classes. I liked the conversation classes since the topics were interesting and encouraged the students to talk without putting pressure on them. If you are attending the school for a short period of time (1 or 2 weeks) you will find the conversation classes more helpful than the grammar classes.
19. Dec. 2005
72.  - 
72. Standard - 1 week

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Central location
19. Dec. 2005
73.  - 
73. Standard Plus 3 Individual lessons - 2 weeks

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The very personal service and the fact that the school is small (not so many students)
12. Aug. 2005
74. (23 years)  -  Ecuador
74. General

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making friends
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all the extra activities
12. May. 2005
75.  -  Usa
75. General

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relaxed and friendly environment to learn in.
6. May. 2005
76. Anonymous (29 years)  - 
76. General

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4. Jan. 2005
77. (54 years)  -  Usa
77. General

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The fine teachers--this was serious study, which was good! Also, Brenda's trips.
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Would have been nice to have some evening activities, like dinners out or wine out together. Most of the students were much younger than me, but it would have been nice to socialize. I really progressed in my language--thank you!
3. Jan. 2005
78. (20 years)  -  Mexico City
78. General

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THE TEACHERS
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BE WITH ILARIA
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IT'S A GREAT SCHOOL PEOPLE AND i KNOW THAT ANYONE GOING THERE WILL LEARN.
21. Dec. 2004
79. Steiner (50 years)  - 
79. General

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28. Oct. 2004
80. Carolin (25 years)  - 
80. General

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People at school were very friendly and helpful, whenever I had any problem. The teachers were nice too.
12. Oct. 2004
81. (22 years)  - 
81. General

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friendly teachers
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cena insieme/dinner together, trip to greve in chianti
5. Aug. 2004
82.  -  Norway
82. General

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The friendly atmosphere
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Ask the staff for advice on any practicalities.
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The staff is markedly friendly and helpful. The international mixed student mass makes an interesting environment for meeting new friends. The environment for learning is good. The after-school activities are worthwhile, especially the art-history excursions to nearby sights, with professional guides from the school. If one does not improve one's Italian substantially, as well as one's knowledge of the art and history of Florence during one's stay at this school, nobody but oneself is to blame.
7. Jul. 2004
83. (28 years)  -  Australia
83. General

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The way the teachers could make learning so fun.
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Sign yourself up for as many activities as you can - alcohol will improve your abilities ;-)
1. Jul. 2004
84. Gabriele (42 years)  -  Deutschland
84. General

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13. Apr. 2004
85. (24 years)  - 
85. General

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nice teachers, small groups
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stay in a family to speak more italian
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very spontaneous applying possible
3. Mar. 2004
86.  -  Germany
86. General

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Good structured grammar lessons; very friendly and competent teachers!
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A guided organized tour through Florences Kultural Highlights.
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Fast uncomplicated way to enroll at ABC and start with lessons right away; and at the right level!
31. Dec. 2003
87.  -  Canada
87. General

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Great people, great city.
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Get outside of the city of Florence, the countryside is spectacular.
20. Dec. 2003
88. (70 years)  -  Usa
88. General

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Terrific teachers. Outstanding method.
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Sign up for conversation classes as well as grammar.
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The entire staff of Centro ABC were always cheerful, super friendly, helpful and efficient. Wish I had them all working at the nearby university I attend.
18. Dec. 2003
89. (30 years)  -  England
89. General

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Friendly.
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Overall an excellent experience.
9. Dec. 2003
90. (43 years)  -  Deutschland
90. General

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Very good and quality afternoon activities.
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Afternoon courses/walks with Brenda (history of art).
27. Nov. 2003
91. Daniel (18 years)  -  España
91. General

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Bring a lot of money.
18. Nov. 2003
92. (32 years)  -  Spain
92. General

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The teachers were very nice.
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Florence is a very nice city but the florentines aren't in the city, it is full of tourists.
31. Oct. 2003
93. (38 years)  -  Usa
93. General

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The instuctors were great. The whole atmosphere was friendly and comfortable.
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The social events.
10. Oct. 2003
94. (43 years)  -  Germany
94. General

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The teachers, the lessons, the location of the school.
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The Australian restaurant.
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Very good lessons, international people, nice teachers, Florence is a very interesting city with many cultural sights.
4. Sep. 2003
95. (28 years)  -  Austria
95. General

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Very friendly teachers and secretaries.
4. Sep. 2003
96.  -  Spain
96. General

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The great atmosphere among students and teachers.
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To enroll in all the activities at the school.
14. Aug. 2003
97. Larissa (16 years)  -  Schweiz
97. General

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13. Aug. 2003
98. Sandra  -  Schweiz
98. General

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11. Aug. 2003
99. Nadim (14 years)  -  Österreich
99. General

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29. May. 2003
100. (20 years)  -  Norvegia
100. General

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teachers!=)
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pizza e pasta!!!

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