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Reviews of Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy

Total number of reviews: 41
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy
4.5/5.0 
(41 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 4.6/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.4/5.0 
other 4.5/5.0 
Individual Reviews
18. Jul. 2016
1. Heidi (33 years)  -  Norway
1. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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22. Jun. 2016
2. (42 years)  - 
2. Intensive Individual Course (20) - 1 week

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20. Jun. 2016
3. (36 years)  - 
3. Intensive Business (Part 2) - 5 weeks

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The atmosphere, the sympathy of teachers and the quality of education
14. Jun. 2016
4. (63 years)  - 
4. Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

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22. Mar. 2016
5. (64 years)  - 
5. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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Friendly, helpful, uncomplicated
14. Oct. 2015
6. (72 years)  - 
6. Intensive Business (Part 2) - 2 weeks

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28. Sep. 2015
7. (64 years)  - 
7. Bread, Wine and Language - 2 weeks

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Albergo Puccini - 3-star Hotel
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Personal atmosphere, professional teachers, good accommodation at Hotel Piccolo Puccini.
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Bread, Wine and Culture. Cooking with Isabella was fantastic, the wine tastings with Stephano were exceptional. A truly unique experience.
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The school is highly recommendable.
14. Sep. 2015
8. (72 years)  - 
8. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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27. Jul. 2015
9. (63 years)  - 
9. Intensive Individual Course (10) - 1 week

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8. Jun. 2015
10. (27 years)  -  Sweden
10. Travel & Learn: Seaside and City - 2 weeks

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25. May. 2015
11. (52 years)  - 
11. Privatunterricht (3 Wo.) + Tutor Course (2 Wo.) - 5 weeks

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Competent teachers (private lessons and the teacher's home), which take care of individual needs. Unfortunately, due to an accident I wasn't able to enjoy the recreational activities as well as the school itself.
11. Nov. 2014
12. (35 years)  - 
12. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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My Teacher Robert
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It is better to come for a month
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The school was wonderful, there was nice and warm atmosphere. When the teacher Elena took us on a city tour, she invited us to the bar where everyone was offered a coffee, which was very nice and unexpected. It is better if the teachers give us some homework otherwise we get too relaxed...
6. Nov. 2014
13. (54 years)  - 
13. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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It was interesting to talk to people from different countries who also studied Italian
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Just come to Lucca to learn Italina. I am sure you enjoy it.
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Interesting and useful lessons, great and patient teacher Robert, interesting excursions with Ellen. I liked everything!
3. Nov. 2014
14. (28 years)  - 
14. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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It is better to attend a course for at least a month
30. Oct. 2014
15. (68 years)  -  Australia
15. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Relaxed, approachable staff, kept to timetable and to rules of Italian-only in classes. Excursions were good value.
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Don't be afraid to take up issues with staff, they seemed accommodating.
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Facilities were not as advertised in original contact site - no library, caf. drinks machine...
9. Sep. 2014
16. (48 years)  -  United Kingdom
16. 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
17. Daria (28 years)  - 
17. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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23. Jun. 2014
18. (55 years)  - 
18. Intensive 2-to-1 Course (20) - 1 week

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23. Jun. 2014
19. (62 years)  - 
19. Intensive 2-to-1 Course (20) - 1 week

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19. Mar. 2014
20. (63 years)  - 
20. 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
21. (53 years)  - 
21. 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
22. (67 years)  - 
22. 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
23. (58 years)  -  Finland
23. 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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24. 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
25. (64 years)  - 
25. 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
26. (66 years)  -  Australia
26. 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
27. (64 years)  -  Australia
27. 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
28. (66 years)  -  United States
28. 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
29. (40 years)  -  United States
29. 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
30. (31 years)  - 
30. 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
31. Maïdo (69 years)  - 
31. 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
32. Nicolas (49 years)  - 
32. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Albergo Puccini - 3-star Hotel
17. May. 2010
33. (66 years)  -  United States
33. 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
34. Stefan (45 years)  - 
34. Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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It's great to live within the city walls.
5. Apr. 2010
35. (68 years)  -  United Kingdom
35. 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
36. (29 years)  -  United Kingdom
36. Italian Language and Culture - 9 weeks

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Only the first 2 weeks
28. Aug. 2009
37. (40 years)  - 
37. 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
38. (49 years)  -  United Kingdom
38. 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
39. (40 years)  - 
39. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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It's little and cosy
8. Apr. 2009
40. (49 years)  -  United Kingdom
40. Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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good teachers
6. Jun. 2008
41. (48 years)  -  United Kingdom
41. 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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