Reviews of ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 94
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 
(94 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 4.2/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
15. Sep. 2014
1. (60 years)  -  Israel
1. Standard - 3 weeks

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19. Jul. 2014
2. (65 years)  -  Australia
2. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Very organised
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Excellent excursions
8. Jul. 2014
3. (46 years)  -  United States
3. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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small class size
26. May. 2014
4. (20 years)  - 
4. 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
5. (64 years)  - 
5. Standard - 1 week

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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
6. (63 years)  - 
6. Standard - 2 weeks

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23. Oct. 2013
7. (65 years)  -  Canada
7. 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
8. Runa (29 years)  -  Norway
8. Duetto (2 Students-1 Teacher) - 1 week

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14. Oct. 2013
9. (66 years)  -  Canada
9. Senior courses - 2 weeks

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teachers and Brenda's programs
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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
10. (29 years)  - 
10. 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
11. (46 years)  - 
11. 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
12. (26 years)  -  Russian Federation
12. Standard - 1 week

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very professional and helpful team
9. Jul. 2013
13. (30 years)  -  Switzerland
13. 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
14. (36 years)  -  Finland
14. 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
15. (31 years)  - 
15. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Perhaps the proposed activities : to my great regret, I could not participate
29. Oct. 2012
16. (65 years)  - 
16. 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
17. Ornella (17 years)  - 
17. ITALIAN ART HISTORY - a) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Wandering in Florentine churches and Museum - 2 weeks

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30. Apr. 2012
18. (67 years)  - 
18. 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
19. (21 years)  - 
19. 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
20. (64 years)  -  Sweden
20. Senior course - 1 week

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

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Florence is an extraordinary city.
6. Oct. 2011
22. (38 years)  -  United States
22. 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
23. Jennifer (25 years)  - 
23. Standard - 2 weeks

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

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11. Jul. 2011
25. (61 years)  -  Sweden
25. Standard - 2 weeks

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30. Jun. 2011
26. (25 years)  - 
26. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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Competent staff and good organization
29. Jun. 2011
27. (28 years)  - 
27. 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
28. (57 years)  -  Sweden
28. Standard - 2 weeks

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

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22. Sep. 2009
30. (21 years)  -  United Kingdom
30. Standard PLUS 5 Individual lessons - 3 weeks

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Involve yourself as much as possible.
1. Jul. 2009
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31. Standard - 1 week

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very friendly teachers and staff
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the conversation-lessons are too small; there might be more time for conversation in italian language. People want to learn how to speak and talk with habitants, the grammar is not so important.
3. Jun. 2009
32. (61 years)  -  Sweden
32. Standard - 1 week

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Small class and proffessional teachers.
2. Jun. 2009
33. (36 years)  -  Sweden
33. Standard - 1 week

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Mostly very good teachers.
29. May. 2009
34. (28 years)  - 
34. Standard - 2 weeks

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the enthousiasm and patience from the teachers
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Try to talk as much Italien as you can. It is very much appreciated by the Italian people and new doors will open.
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If you like renaissance art, good food and you have some time to spend in one city, it's a great experience!
26. Nov. 2008
35. (60 years)  - 
35. Standard - 2 weeks

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the flexibility of the organization
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all the leisure activities
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For the conversation courses, it is very important to be with other latin language speakers.
19. Nov. 2008
36. (70 years)  -  United States
36. Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 8 weeks

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It was one of the best experiences that both, my daughter and I, have had in Italy. From what we learned at this school, we now feel very comfortable speaking with italians in their own language!
6. Nov. 2008
37. (37 years)  -  Sweden
37. Standard - 3 weeks

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Airconditioning should exist in the classrooms.
27. Oct. 2008
38. (32 years)  - 
38. Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 1 week

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there was a good atmosphere
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you should see il ponte vecchio
22. Oct. 2008
39. (31 years)  -  Greece
39. Standard - 4 weeks

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interesting lessons,activities in class
29. Dec. 2007
40. (30 years)  -  Czech Republic
40. Standard - 8 weeks

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lessons with Monica and Elisabetta
21. Aug. 2007
41. (53 years)  - 
41. STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 2 weeks

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Good Spirit, very kindly
20. Aug. 2007
42. (19 years)  - 
42. Standard - 2 weeks

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

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15. Jul. 2007
44. (57 years)  - 
44. 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
45. (17 years)  - 
45. Standard - 1 week

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12. Apr. 2007
46. (37 years)  -  Sweden
46. 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
47. (28 years)  - 
47. STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 1 week

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Grammar courses
17. Jan. 2007
48. (51 years)  - 
48. Standard - 3 weeks

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The teaching, the afternoon & weekend activities.
28. Dec. 2006
49. (35 years)  - 
49. Standard - 11 weeks

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

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