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Reviews of EFINST International House, Istanbul, Turkey

Total number of reviews: 65
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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EFINST International House, Istanbul, Turkey
4.0/5.0 
(65 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 3.8/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 2.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Host family 4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.0/5.0 
other 4.1/5.0 
Individual Reviews
29. Jul. 2015
1. (27 years)  - 
1. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Very good individual classes or tuition in small groups, they respong very well to the individual needs of the students.
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Unfortunately, due to Ramadan, two and a half days of classes were cancelled - they was indeed rescheduled flexibly, but perhaps it should have been made clear when booking.
9. Sep. 2014
2. (36 years)  - 
2. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Course (10 leçons/semaine car seulement 2 étudiants) - 2 weeks

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Excellent teacher, good at explaining
12. Nov. 2013
3. (47 years)  - 
3. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 4 weeks

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Definitely the teachers :-)!
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(-) sometimes very messy organisation ... (-) Booked hours were not provided ... (+ + +) the teachers are all very nice, friendly & knowledgeable ... super!
25. Aug. 2013
4. (51 years)  - 
4. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 3 weeks

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The staff was always friendly, the facilities were well equiped, including an aircon. The school is placed in a very quiet area but it's still well connected to the metro and the bus.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
get enrolled
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It's a pity that the school didn't offer any free time activities.
11. Apr. 2013
5. (49 years)  - 
5. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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School not located in a central area.
11. Dec. 2012
6. Yamina (22 years)  - 
6. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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10. Dec. 2012
7. (35 years)  - 
7. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Great atmosphere and quality teachers.
28. Aug. 2012
8. (52 years)  -  Netherlands
8. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 1 week

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The personal approach. NB. I did not participate in social activities, so I could not rate them.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The coffee around the corner is cheaper :-) than at the school.
3. Apr. 2012
9. (44 years)  - 
9. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Small groups, only 4 students and our teacher Gökce!!
5. Mar. 2012
10. Sophia (23 years)  -  Germany
10. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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22. Nov. 2011
11. (27 years)  -  Netherlands
11. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Easy to reach by public transport
10. Oct. 2011
12. (21 years)  - 
12. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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We were only two students in the group and the teacher was very good, so the lessons were very intensive.
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Unfortunately, given that we were only two students, the numbers of lessons were reduced from 4 lessons per day to 2 lessons per day, for the same price of 340 euro for 2 weeks. At Dilmer you pay the same price for a whole month, so it was very expensive and we felt a bit deceived; apparently it was indicated in the small print that this would be allowed.
26. Sep. 2011
13. Wiebke (26 years)  - 
13. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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4-Star Hotel (Taksim)
24. Aug. 2011
14. (29 years)  - 
14. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Standard Homestay
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The teacher.
3. Aug. 2011
15. (49 years)  - 
15. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very good, high level of education
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The EFINST school reduces the lessons if there are less than 5 participants, in my case only half of the lessons took place, neither have they informed the students in advance, nor have they given a discount. Even if the classes get more intensive, 2 hours per day are not sufficient.
26. Jul. 2011
16. (23 years)  -  Norway
16. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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13. Jun. 2011
17. Karl Albert (60 years)  - 
17. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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I felt like it was a very impersonal school, mainly Turks study English there
25. May. 2011
18. (31 years)  - 
18. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very kind and competent. I learned a lot
4. Apr. 2011
19. (20 years)  - 
19. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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The course was very small so you could learn quickly.
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In leisure activities, I have given the lowest rating because the school offered no leisure activities. But then, it's just a language course after all.
4. Apr. 2011
20. (54 years)  - 
20. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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High flexibility
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The curriculum was not completely thought through, there were exercises and homework with vocabulary and forms that had not been introduced in class. Without a dictionary and your own imagination no chance.
28. Feb. 2011
21. (29 years)  - 
21. ITGC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 1 week

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Friendliness of the staff. Relaxed but very effective learning atmosphere.
14. Nov. 2010
22. (54 years)  - 
22. TCLI - Turkish Culture & Language Istanbul - 2 weeks

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18. Oct. 2010
23. (45 years)  - 
23. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 3 weeks

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11. Oct. 2010
24. Markus (35 years)  - 
24. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Standard Homestay
7. Sep. 2010
25. (21 years)  - 
25. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Very friendly teachers and organizers, pick-up etc. has worked out perfectly
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Rumeli Hisari, Üsküdar, Princes' Islands, try the typical Turkish meals
Other comments
I felt extremely comfortable in Istanbul. The school itself has no organized program which was perfect for me as I did a lot with other students
7. Sep. 2010
26. (49 years)  - 
26. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Asian part of Istanbul
15. Jun. 2010
27.  -  Belgium
27. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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I had private lessons, instead of group lessons, because I was the only student of level 4.
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There are no other activities organised by the school. The schedule of the lessons differed, day to day. This was no problem for me but should be taken in consideration.
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I was in the same host family as a Dutch man. We share the same mother language, which is not so productive to learn the language. But I was very happy about the level at the school, it was very well adjusted. My teacher, Mehtap, was the best! The host family is very warm and friendly. We were treated like close family members!
14. Jun. 2010
28. (56 years)  -  Netherlands
28. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Despite that there were only 2 beginner students and only 1 advanced student, they did their very best to give us the maximum benefit from the lessons. In fact we had private lessons.
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I hope to attend the language school again next year.
22. Jan. 2010
29. (29 years)  -  Switzerland
29. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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small classes, good teacher
12. Jan. 2010
30. (42 years)  - 
30. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Very good family home
27. Oct. 2009
31. (27 years)  - 
31. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 1 week

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The location, method of teaching, the teacher Mehtap
12. Oct. 2009
32. (46 years)  -  Netherlands
32. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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6. Oct. 2009
33. (32 years)  - 
33. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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4. Oct. 2009
34. (20 years)  - 
34. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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more activities organized by the school with other students would have been great
30. Aug. 2009
35. Jacqueline (25 years)  - 
35. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 3 weeks

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17. Aug. 2009
36. (25 years)  - 
36. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Very friendly and highly qualified teacher: overall staff and organisation very good!
21. Jul. 2009
37. (33 years)  - 
37. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Small classes!
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I took the intensive two week beginner course of Turkish course at the EF Language Centre in Istanbul, and it was excellent. Especially because the classes were small (3-4 persons) and the emphasis was on conversations, which was most valuable during the rest of my stay in Turkey! (Normally I would prefer reading and writing.) I have to say I was really surprised by the level at which I was able to speak Turkish after only a two week course!!! Downside was that the airconditioning was never working properly, which made it hard to stay focussed (given that it was > 30 celsius).
9. Jul. 2009
38. Stavros (51 years)  -  Italy
38. ITGC 20 - 20 Lesson 2-week Course - 1 week

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8. Jul. 2009
39. Annika (23 years)  - 
39. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 3 weeks

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15. Jun. 2009
40. (27 years)  - 
40. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 3 weeks

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Host families: the school should check them before accepting them as hosts.
21. Apr. 2009
41. (36 years)  - 
41. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Nice atmosphere, very nice teachers and staff, fair conditions and very open to the needs of the students
12. Apr. 2009
42. (37 years)  - 
42. ITGC 20 - - 2 weeks

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kindness of school employees, especially of teachers.
14. Nov. 2008
43. (49 years)  -  United States
43. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Executive Homestay
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Good teacher
23. Oct. 2008
44. (53 years)  -  Netherlands
44. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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the persons working there
11. Sep. 2008
45. (59 years)  - 
45. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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only 3 to 4 pupils
30. Jul. 2008
46. Carina (25 years)  - 
46. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 6 weeks

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3. Jul. 2008
47. (40 years)  - 
47. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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Lots of talking and practice, and good explanations of grammar
20. Jun. 2008
48. Annette (26 years)  - 
48. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 3 weeks

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7. May. 2008
49. (23 years)  - 
49. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 6 weeks

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small classes, professional teachers, diversified and individually lessons
11. Apr. 2008
50.  - 
50. IGTC 20 - Intensive Group Turkish Course - 2 weeks

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nice teacher

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