Reviews of Centro Koinè, Florence, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 33
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Centro Koinè, Florence, Italy
4.4/5.0 
(33 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.5/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.5/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
20. Nov. 2015
1. (51 years)  -  United Kingdom
1. Italian and cooking with Mamma + Italian language course 20 - 2 weeks

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6. Oct. 2015
2. (28 years)  - 
2. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The recreational activities and the warmth of the staff
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Do the recreational activities at school!
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Unfortunately, the organization in the school was bad - there were obviously just very few students, so only 4 levels were offered and accordingly the differences in knowledge of each student per level were great.
5. Oct. 2015
3. (52 years)  - 
3. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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23. Sep. 2015
4. (66 years)  -  Australia
4. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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29. Jun. 2015
5.  -  Australia
5. Italian language course - 5 weeks

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The teachers are excellent
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The excursions
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The location is great! Just around the corner from Santa Croce.
22. Apr. 2015
6.  -  United States
6. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Italian teacher spoke excellent Italian and was easy to understand. He also was knowledgeable about Italian culture.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try to avoid Florence in peak season or over holidays like Easter. The city can just be jammed with tourists and people. Reserve your admission ticket online for the Uffizi and Galleria Academia well in advance.
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My host family was disappointing compared to a French family I had stayed with for a similar French language class. While the emphasis on getting the students to speak as much Italian as possible to each other in small groups was helpful, it also seemed that we listened to each other's bad Italian for much of the class!
2. Mar. 2015
7. (33 years)  -  United States
7. Combined course (20+5) - 1 week

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23. Feb. 2015
8. (64 years)  - 
8. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The very friendly atmosphere of the school thanks to all the teaching staff and quality of courses I followed thanks to the skilled, knowledgeable and good humored teacher.
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Difficult to choose in Florence but I really loved the city at night, including Piazza della Signoria, illuminated and empty (in February). The visit of San Miniato al Monte with its spectacular view of Florence is a must!
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I like the teaching method focused primarily on communication between students, exchange between different cultures, exclusively in Italian of course!
17. Nov. 2014
9. (46 years)  - 
9. Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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3. Nov. 2014
10. (59 years)  - 
10. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The friendly staff.
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Be sure to participate in guided tours! Outstanding quality!
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Very good school.
27. Oct. 2014
11. (60 years)  - 
11. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Small groups, outstanding teachers, an extremely friendly atmosphere.
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The afternoon program with guided tours through the city.
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Absolute fantastic language school!
17. Oct. 2014
12. (55 years)  -  Australia
12. Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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The teacher, Francesca, was superb. Very serene and calm. As an ex language teacher myself, I knew how good she was as was her methodology. She encouraged us to communicate, which at Level 3, was just what we needed.
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The whole school operated in a professional, friendly way.
6. Oct. 2014
13. (43 years)  -  United Kingdom
13. Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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The teacher Chiara was excellent and I felt the group was well chosen.
24. Jun. 2014
14. (20 years)  - 
14. Italian Language Course (20) - 4 weeks

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A school with very friendly staff and a good location.
7. Apr. 2014
15. Isabel (66 years)  - 
15. Italian Language Course (20) - 4 weeks

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27. Nov. 2013
16. (29 years)  -  Italy
16. Italian Language Course (20) - 3 weeks

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the teacher Marco
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good school, programs, nice teachers.
17. Jun. 2013
17. (33 years)  -  Japan
17. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Small class, nice host family.
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Teachers and students go to a cafe during a break.
4. Jan. 2013
18. (57 years)  - 
18. Combined Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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They really know what they're doing both in the classroom and out of it. Marco is a great teacher who really helped me improve.
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Do take part in the after school activities even if it doesn't sound like your thing. They are very informative.
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I tried most of the places to eat they had on their list - always good!
14. Nov. 2012
19. (28 years)  -  United States
19. Italian Language Course (20) - 4 weeks

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Teachers were excellent, secretary/admin ppl were great
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get a good It-Eng/Eng-It dictionary
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great value for the money
11. Sep. 2012
20. Marina (31 years)  -  Netherlands
20. Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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11. Jun. 2012
21. (31 years)  -  United States
21. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Marco taught in a very clear and decisive maner
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go on all the field trips they are well worth the expense
5. Jun. 2012
22. (25 years)  - 
22. Italian Language Course (20) - 3 weeks

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The stay in Florence was a hit. The school is great! Small, but very personal. I was very satisfied with the size of the groups and the quality of the lessons. I went from A1 to B1 in 3 weeks. Incredibly nice teachers and staff create a nice learning atmosphere.
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All afternoon activities with Marco are great. You will learn a lot about little secrets of the city that you cannot find in travel guides ...
28. Nov. 2011
23. (59 years)  - 
23. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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4. Oct. 2011
24. Sofiia (32 years)  -  Malta
24. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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12. Sep. 2011
25. (40 years)  -  Spain
25. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Good teaching method, dynamic and participatory
5. Apr. 2011
26. (72 years)  - 
26. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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Albergo Benivieni - 3-star Hotel
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teaching method. friendly staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
reserve your museum tickets in advance to save on queueing time.
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thanks to marco. clear pronunciation and slow speech made it easy to understand.
22. Sep. 2010
27. (17 years)  - 
27. Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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effective learing in samll groups
26. Oct. 2009
28. (37 years)  - 
28. Italian Language Course (20) - 3 weeks

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Take time to see all sides of Florence
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I did not like the fact that the owner was not notified of my arrival and that I had to wait outside all day until he arrived. Also, internet never worked and the school's bar was never open.
5. Oct. 2009
29. Vera Donata (16 years)  -  Germany
29. Italian Language Course (30) - 1 week

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3. Aug. 2009
30. (34 years)  -  Germany
30. Italian Language Course (20) - 2 weeks

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The school was well run and in a professional manner.
17. Jun. 2009
31. Malte (21 years)  - 
31. Italian Language Course (30) - 4 weeks

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15. Nov. 2008
32. (55 years)  - 
32. Combined Intensive Course - 1 week

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The tgeachers and the school's consequent method of building on what you already know
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have lunch at mercato San Ambrogio
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I was very pleased with the lessons and with the international mix of students of all ages.
28. May. 2008
33. (50 years)  - 
33. Italian Language Course (30) - 2 weeks

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I booked lessons in the afternoon which are different to those in the morning. The main subject of the morning is talking, teamwork, little grammar while we used to do writing in the afternoon. The combination of the two is great!
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The teachers are all very nice and they do a great thing in teaching. It's recommendable to talk italian even during the breaks. You really lose the fear of talking. It's also much fun to go out and do some interviews. Thanks a lot to Marco, Cristina and Cosetta, not to forget Leonardo, chief of the cafeteria, who cooks deliciuos lunches!!

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