Reviews of Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 26
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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Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy
4.5/5.0 
(26 reviews)
City 4.9/5.0 
Organisation 4.6/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.5/5.0 
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Host Family 4.4/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.4/5.0 
Other 4.6/5.0 
Individual Reviews
9. Sep. 2014
1. (48 years)  -  United Kingdom
1. Combined Intensive Course (20 Group +10 Individual) - 1 week

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The excellent tutors who quickly understood the level of tuition required.
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It was a very good experience. I found the staff extremely courteous and accommodating to my language learning needs. Highly recommend.
29. Jul. 2014
2. Daria (28 years)  - 
2. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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23. Jun. 2014
3. (55 years)  - 
3. Intensive 2-to-1 Course (20) - 1 week

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23. Jun. 2014
4. (62 years)  - 
4. Intensive 2-to-1 Course (20) - 1 week

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19. Mar. 2014
5. (63 years)  - 
5. Intensive Individual Course (20) - 1 week

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The competence of the teacher who perfectly tailored the course according to my level and my specific needs. (Individual Intensive Course)
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Lucca is an intramural city full of charm to be discovered in each little street. But do not miss the top of the Guinigi Tower, the beauty of Tuscany is at your feet!
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A particularly friendly place where one immediately feels part of the "family". There is nothing like this to make rapid progress ...
18. Sep. 2013
6. (53 years)  - 
6. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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The very effective teaching method focused on conversations.
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The sights around Lucca, comfortable and cheap to achieve by train.
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Accommodation was not provided by the school. The evaluation referrs only to the school.
6. Aug. 2012
7. (67 years)  - 
7. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Vivid teaching
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Open-air cinema
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Friendly welcome and helpfulness
19. Jun. 2012
8. (58 years)  -  Finland
8. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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The approach in teaching was very practical and effective.
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Be open-minded and flexible, the student group will change. Join all events and use the language also around town.
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The staff is very friendly and helps in everything. The afternoon program is interesting and varied.
3. May. 2012
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9. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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kindness and professionalism
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guided city tour ending at a wine bar and visit of the factoria
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very very positive
20. Jul. 2011
10. (64 years)  - 
10. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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People were very helpful and friendly
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Everything occured just perfectly, no trouble with registration and the same for the school.
22. Jun. 2011
11. (66 years)  -  Australia
11. Italian Language and Culture - 5 weeks

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The quality of the teachers and the cultural programme outside of teaching hours.
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Attend all cultural activities
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The course material content was too complex on the listening exercises, particularly poor audio which made clear comprehension near impossible.
22. Jun. 2011
12. (64 years)  -  Australia
12. Italian Language and Culture - 5 weeks

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The teachers and the mix of student's nationalities.
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Make sure you select the level of learning that is appropriate for your language skills.
12. Apr. 2011
13. (66 years)  -  United States
13. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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The relaxing but imaginative classroom activities.
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Had to ask for lodging information, ten days before class started but only a few days before my departure. Maybe this could be available sooner.
8. Nov. 2010
14. (40 years)  -  United States
14. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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The host family was wonderful! The staff in Lucca is comprised of really nice people, and the instructors are very good. The private lessons were the best part of the educational experience.
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I would recommend staying with a host family that speaks Italian so that you can capitalize on every learning opportunity. Try to stay away from people that want to revert back to their native languages so that you are forced to live and think in Italian.
11. Oct. 2010
15. (31 years)  - 
15. Italian Language and Culture - 4 weeks

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Friendly staff and excellent teachers means that there is a great atmosphere and of course Lucca is a wonderful city.
29. Sep. 2010
16. Maïdo (69 years)  - 
16. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Albergo Puccini - 3-star Hotel
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Participate as much as possible to the proposed activities.
18. Sep. 2010
17. Nicolas (49 years)  - 
17. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Albergo Puccini - 3-star Hotel
17. May. 2010
18. (66 years)  -  United States
18. Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

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Our teacher, Elisa, was exceptional. The level in which I was placed was perfect. Enjoyed the other students.
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Get a good map as the streets inside the wall can be a bit confusing.
26. Apr. 2010
19. Stefan (45 years)  - 
19. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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It's great to live within the city walls.
5. Apr. 2010
20. (68 years)  -  United Kingdom
20. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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Excellent Teaching and materials
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Excellent and committed staff
29. Nov. 2009
21. (29 years)  -  United Kingdom
21. Italian Language and Culture - 9 weeks

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Only the first 2 weeks
28. Aug. 2009
22. (40 years)  - 
22. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Its small and they are friendly
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I find it a nice way to go on vacation alone. You meet a lot of people and you learn some italian.rn
6. Jun. 2009
23. (49 years)  -  United Kingdom
23. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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The teachers are outstanding, the organisation exceptional and the additional cultural activities excellent
22. Apr. 2009
24. (40 years)  - 
24. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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It's little and cosy
8. Apr. 2009
25. (49 years)  -  United Kingdom
25. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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good teachers
6. Jun. 2008
26. (48 years)  -  United Kingdom
26. Combined Intensive Course - 1 week

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The staff - friendly, professional and first rate teachers
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The methods used ensure that students make a lot of progress, build their confidence and also learn about Italian life and culture. I can't praise the staf highly enough - they are outstanding.

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