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Reviews of Il Sasso, Montepulciano, Italy

Total number of reviews: 23
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Il Sasso, Montepulciano, Italy
4.5/5.0 
(23 reviews)
City 4.4/5.0 
Organisation 4.7/5.0 
Facilities 4.1/5.0 
Social activities 3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.7/5.0 
Value for money 4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
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Shared Flat 4.2/5.0 
other 4.5/5.0 
Individual Reviews
12. Jun. 2016
1. (64 years)  -  Australia
1. Standard course - 1 week

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Small classes. Cinzia excellent grammar teacher.
15. Dec. 2015
2. (65 years)  -  United States
2. Standard course - 3 weeks

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Very professional teaching staff. Skillful at identifying strengths/weaknesses and developing appropriate teaching strategies.
Other comments
Particularly in off-season, students should be advised up-front not to arrive on a Sunday, as connections to the nearest train station (Chiusi) become problematic.
3. Nov. 2015
3. (62 years)  -  Australia
3. Standard course - 2 weeks

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The teachers, their approach to teaching and learning and their positive attitudes.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Some students didn't have wifi in their accommodation. Make sure you request it when applying.
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It was a most positive experience, academically, socially and culturally. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this school.
22. Aug. 2015
4. (58 years)  - 
4. Standard course - 2 weeks

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The teachers, the building and its location in the city.
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It is a familiar school, the number of students per class allows a very direct and personal teaching method.
30. Dec. 2014
5. Barbara (62 years)  - 
5. Standard course - 1 week

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10. Jun. 2013
6. (57 years)  -  United Kingdom
6. Standard course - 2 weeks

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The staff were excellent, friendly but very efficient.
10. Jun. 2013
7. (63 years)  -  United Kingdom
7. Standard course - 1 week

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The staff, everybody was really helpful and had a genuine interest in the students
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I haven't been to school for years and for me it was a really enjoyable experience. Definitely will be going back
11. Sep. 2012
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8. Standard course - 1 week

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The great teaching staff and the well thought out organisation of the classes
19. Aug. 2012
9. (58 years)  -  Netherlands
9. Standard course - 2 weeks

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The small classes and the quality of teaching. The teachers were very helpfull.
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The value for money. You learn a lot in two weeks.
14. Aug. 2012
10. (55 years)  - 
10. Standard course - 1 week

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The location of the school in the city centre, and in a lively district. Quality teaching Quality of premises Mix of nationalities Adjustment to teaching level
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the coffee poliziano inbetween lessons
14. Aug. 2012
11. Francoise (50 years)  - 
11. Standard course - 1 week

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26. Sep. 2011
12. (70 years)  - 
12. Standard course - 2 weeks

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The quality of teachers and their kindness
24. Jul. 2011
13. (64 years)  -  Sweden
13. Standard Italian Course - 1 week

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Friendliness. Evaluation of students and quality.
27. May. 2011
14. Dieter (47 years)  - 
14. Standard course - 2 weeks

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28. Jul. 2010
15. (52 years)  - 
15. Standard course - 2 weeks

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Excellent support by School organization .Very well trained teachers with good sensitivity to the needs of class.I was living in a spacious, clean and very well equipped apartment at a reasonable price in the middle of the city.
23. Nov. 2009
16. (31 years)  - 
16. 2 weeks

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very international
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Visit the wine cellar
Other comments
A car makes it easier to explore the surroundings. It's better in the summer; the classes may be bigger but there is more action during the afternoon.
20. Sep. 2009
17. (61 years)  -  United Kingdom
17. Standard course - 2 weeks

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Being in the class with other students learning the language
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Chiusi Chiusi Etruscan Museum and Museum.
Other comments
We had a wonderful time. We enjoyed our lessons and being at the school very much. We loved Montepulciano and all the things we did such as visiting other hill top towns, going to Saint Antimo, exploring Chiusi and the Etruscan remains and all the delicious food, cheese and wine. We had an unforgetable experience and would highly recommend this to anyone.
22. Jun. 2009
18. (33 years)  - 
18. Standard course - 2 weeks

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it was perfect, nice people, good teachers
25. May. 2009
19. (58 years)  -  United States
19. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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teachers & staff are very helpful
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
plan to spend most of your time studying
2. Apr. 2008
20. (53 years)  - 
20. Intensive Course - 1 week

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Nice atmosphere and quality of teachers
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It is unfortunate that teaching booklets are paying
1. Nov. 2007
21. (68 years)  -  United States
21. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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my teacher Roberta for private lessons, also everything was extremey well organized, especially considering the director had no real idea before the first day's testing regarding the level of the students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I started with the intensive, 6 hours a day, which I eventually found too much, despite how inviting it sounds, it's hard to absorb that much at one time.
Other comments
I really loved the school & would only suggest more excursions to some of the small villages around that area or even a trip to the termi at Rapolano or Bagno Vignoni. I was there in Oct. & perhaps the enrollment at that time was too low for such trips.
12. Sep. 2007
22. (46 years)  - 
22. Private lessons - 1 week

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very friendly persons
20. Aug. 2007
23. Astrig (49 years)  - 
23. Standard course - 2 weeks

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