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Reviews of L'Italiano Porticando Srl, Turin, Italy

Total number of reviews: 61
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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L\'Italiano Porticando Srl, Turin, Italy
4.7/5.0 
(61 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
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Social activities 4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.8/5.0 
Value for money 4.5/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
27. Nov. 2016
1. (66 years)  - 
1. Intensive + Individual (20 + 5) - 2 weeks

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7. Nov. 2016
2. (70 years)  -  Finland
2. Language & Culture 50+ - 1 week

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The enthusiasm and the expertise of my teacher, Caterina, plus the extra curricular activities.
7. Oct. 2016
3. Thomas (50 years)  - 
3. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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2. Aug. 2016
4. Marina (28 years)  - 
4. Standard Course - 12 weeks

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6. Jul. 2016
5. (34 years)  - 
5. Intensive Plus Course - 2 weeks

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10. Mar. 2016
6. (58 years)  - 
6. Standard + Architecture (15 + 3) - 1 week

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friendliness, quality of teachers, the family side. I really loved the accommodation.
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visits, breaks are very nice, and form a group and school identity
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The thematic activities are very interesting. (Architecture) I had registered for 3 hours in the morning but found myself in a group registered for 4 hours, I therefore have also extended the course to follow this term.
8. Mar. 2016
7. (66 years)  - 
7. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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good students and adequacy with the level of courses
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Historical center- superga- Capuchin
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beautiful school- nice atmosphere
10. Dec. 2015
8. (67 years)  -  United States
8. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Small class size, and students from all nationalities communicating completely in Italian.
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Take advantage of as many sponsored after-school activities as you can. It will enhance your language ability and enrich your overall experience. Bring an edible treat from your home culture to share at one of the coffee breaks.
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The staff are all wonderful and caring, and lots of fun.
16. Nov. 2015
9. (68 years)  - 
9. Intensive + Conversation (20 + 3) - 2 weeks

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18. Aug. 2015
10. (38 years)  - 
10. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers, their attention, the school's location, the proximity of the residence and the schedules.
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Sign up in the extra-curricular activities organized by the school.
22. Jul. 2015
11. (39 years)  - 
11. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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I've enjoyed everything
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Courses and activities; although we do not do all the activities, it is important to participate in them in order to speak, and exchange with others students.
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attentive and great team
30. Jun. 2015
12. (71 years)  -  United States
12. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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I made the progress with the language that I was looking for and would like to continue with my studies. Any recommendation near Milano this fall? The city of Torino is great. Thank you
25. May. 2015
13. (40 years)  - 
13. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The quality of teaching and their friendliness of teachers.
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Visits to tourist sites.
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Very good school to learn Italian with very competent and friendly teachers.
20. Apr. 2015
14. (52 years)  - 
14. Language & Culture 50+ (1 Wo) + Intensive (1 Wo) - 2 weeks

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The nice ambience, competent teacher, the methods ... everything !!
9. Mar. 2015
15. (56 years)  -  United Kingdom
15. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The owners of the school were so welcoming and created a very homely, friendly atmosphere.
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Go on Laura's afternoon excursions - she is so knowledgeable and interesting. I learnt so much about Turin and improved my Italian at the same time.
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I was very impressed with the specially designed coursebook we received, and our teacher who was enthusiastic and patient. My Italian really improved in the month I spent there and I am hoping to be able to go back later in the year to do the next level.
22. Dec. 2014
16. (66 years)  -  United States
16. Standard 20 - 2 weeks

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The friendly staff, who made everything fun while maintaining a professional approach. I especially liked that everything was said in Italian from the first minute, but in such a way that even a beginner could have at least partial understanding.
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The after-school enrichment activities are great for learning about the city and the culture, but also are a reinforcement of what you are learning in the classroom. It's like having your own private tour guide to the city.
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Although my session occurred over a national holiday, the staff made sure that none of us lost any instruction time. They planned an extra hour on several days, and offered me a private lesson since I was not going to be around the following week for the final make-up hour.
6. Nov. 2014
17. (56 years)  - 
17. Intensive Plus Course - 1 week

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The environment and the atmosphere. Each student had the clear purpose of the study and the atmosphere was serious.
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The school staff and teachers treat us like friends. You can feel very comfortable.
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The school is small and the atmosphere is friendly. The facilities are well organized and the texts are good. It's easy to participate the extracurricular activities.
3. Nov. 2014
18. (42 years)  - 
18. Intensive Course - 1 week

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the kindness of the teachers and of the team in general
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outings organized by school
16. Sep. 2014
19. (73 years)  -  France
19. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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The teaching. The visits, the coffee breaks.
15. Sep. 2014
20. (54 years)  - 
20. Intensive Course - 1 week

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The caring nature of the school leaders, the daily oral information during morning break, the familiar atmosphere
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The afternoon activities and the Saturday offer for an excursion outside the city
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Highly recommendable
19. Aug. 2014
21. (50 years)  -  Australia
21. Intensive + Individual (20 + 5) - 4 weeks

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The teaching staff was really engaged with every student, and did their best to ensure you got the most out of the learning experience
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Take the organised afternoon tours
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I would recommend this school to anyone considering studying in Italy
26. May. 2014
22. (45 years)  - 
22. Standard + Individual (15 + 5) - 1 week

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My teacher Georgia - the teaching method, the lesson structure with the details which help to understand the language better. Excellent organization, very considerate attention. I received the training materials prepared by the school as soon as I arrived.
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It is very interesting to study at this school, there is an additional programme for students, very interesting lessons.
28. Apr. 2014
23. (24 years)  - 
23. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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I especially enjoyed the small groups (3 students) because the classes were particularly intense. Also, the learning content was perfectly adapted to the language level of each individual. In addition, the class was international and you were forced to speak Italian from the beginning which increased the learning success! I would go back there anytime!
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It's worth to participate in the afternoon activities even if they cost money, because you can not only learn something about the city and its history, but it also gives you the opportunity to practice Italian in the afternoon and to make friends.
7. Apr. 2014
24. Uwe (43 years)  - 
24. Standard + Individual (15 + 5) - 1 week

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25. Feb. 2014
25. (36 years)  - 
25. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Well structured lessons. Well-trained teachers. Friendly, funny, serious, typically Italian, sympathetic.
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Warm clothes in February.
1. Jan. 2014
26. Irina (53 years)  -  United Kingdom
26. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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25. Nov. 2013
27. (50 years)  -  Saudi Arabia
27. Intensive Course - 1 week

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teaching, my teacher was great
28. Oct. 2013
28. (63 years)  - 
28. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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15. Sep. 2013
29. (36 years)  -  Finland
29. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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great teachers, good atmosphere, best location
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join the activities, see the city, it's one of a kind
9. Sep. 2013
30. (55 years)  - 
30. Intensive + Literature (20 + 3) - 1 week

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Hospitality - located in city-centre -
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visit of the city-center with the school
9. Sep. 2013
31. (59 years)  - 
31. Intensive + Literature (20 + 3) - 1 week

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courses focused on Italy
30. Jul. 2013
32. (45 years)  - 
32. Business - 2 weeks

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The personal support by the entire team and the familiar atmosphere. The course material is very appealing and is also related to Turin, its history, sights and culture.
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Definitely join the competently lead excursions.
29. Apr. 2013
33. (68 years)  - 
33. Standard Intensive + Conversation - 1 week

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The classrooms, the atmosphere, the hospitality, the organisation.
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Museums and the center of Turin. At the school, the wine tasting.
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Everything was fine. The only problem for me was that the level of the course was a little low so it did not stimulate me enough. Very good conversation course.
4. Apr. 2013
34. Marco (15 years)  - 
34. Standard Course - 1 week

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4. Feb. 2013
35. (69 years)  - 
35. Standard Course - 1 week

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Location - organization - people
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A week is too short.
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I would have liked to receive a report on the test conducted on line.
29. Oct. 2012
36. Elena (39 years)  - 
36. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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22. Oct. 2012
37. (56 years)  - 
37. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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Well located school and very nice and friendly team, great
11. Sep. 2012
38. (27 years)  -  Russian Federation
38. Standard Intensive + Literature (20 + 3) - 2 weeks

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Teachers, methodology, results, ambience, friendly people, city.
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Amazing school, friendly ambience, attentive teachers, waste difference of programmes! I would reccomend to everybody!
8. Aug. 2012
39. (58 years)  -  United States
39. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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I liked the smallness and that they knew me right away. They treated all the students as friends and if anyone had any concerns or questions, they took care of them immediately.
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Take advantage of all the activities they offer, such as the tours of the city, the cooking class, and the wine tasting. Visit all of the biggest museums because there is so much to see worthwhile. Get on the train and visit the nearby cities on the weekends. Go out and have an apperatif (wine or spritz) late in the afternoon and you
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I thought the teachers were well prepared and they concentrated on conversation and oral expression because the classes are small. This is very important because it is one of the last skills acquired.
26. Jun. 2012
40. (49 years)  - 
40. Intensive Plus Course (3 Wochen) + Privatunterricht 20 Lektionen (1 Woche) - 4 weeks

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People from different countries and different age groups
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Participate in as many activities as possible. There are also many activities in the city.
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Very organised, highly recommended. Last-minute bookings are possible.
5. Jun. 2012
41. (64 years)  -  Australia
41. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The staff, their kindness & professionalism. The after-school activities were excellent.
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Ask the staff to advise on excellent resturants near the school.
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I have attended 3 other language schools in Italy & this one was by far the most rewarding; their teaching, pastoral care & out of school activities are all superb.
19. Mar. 2012
42. (26 years)  -  Italy
42. Evening Course for residents - 8 weeks

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The lessons are really well done and allow to progress orally and not only on the grammar. Very good for students that are planning on living in Italy and need to communicate quickly.
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The school also offers a few DVDs and books to borrow, which can help so as to continue working at home
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Nice school, nice people
17. Oct. 2011
43. (26 years)  - 
43. Intensive Course - 1 week

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I really liked the environment and the way people treated eachother, also the central location in the city was great =) I would like to come back and continue the course
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Participate the activities at lunch, even if you already know what you are going to visit, because in a group it's still something different =)
19. Sep. 2011
44. (43 years)  - 
44. Standard Course - 1 week

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Small, familiar, well-organized
18. Apr. 2011
45. (55 years)  - 
45. Intensive Course - 1 week

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The small groups of students. And cozy atmospere
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The borgo and your visit to the city center
18. Apr. 2011
46. (63 years)  - 
46. Intensive Course - 1 week

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conviviality
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Visit Turin: the crypt beneath the cathedral .... and of course the 2 excursions with the teachers!
21. Feb. 2011
47. (33 years)  -  Ireland
47. Intensive Plus Course - 1 week

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Everyone at the school spoke Italian and Italian only, which is very challenging for a total beginner, but great if you expect total immersion and need to learn Italian fast. I found teachers's very professorial and the course is very well designed and tough!
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I booked a 30-hour full immersion course, but due to availability I could only book 25 hours (4 group lessons in the morning + 1 hour with a private tutor in the afternoon). As the course is extremely intensive, I think the deal I got was much better than the one I chose. The private tutor was great at explaining things that I didn't understand and then I still had enough time to rest and study in the evening.
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I studied only 1 week at the school. If you want to start speaking Italian, I I would definitely recommend to take at least 2-3 weeks of this intensive course.
3. Jan. 2011
48. (27 years)  -  Italy
48. Intensive Course - 12 weeks

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Everything is fantastic, but the best is the people.
1. Sep. 2010
49. (59 years)  - 
49. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Homestay - Standard
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Friendliness, proximity, availability. An exceptional quality of courses, selected teachers, recognized competences.
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Participate in the school's life.
30. Aug. 2010
50. (45 years)  - 
50. Standard Course - 4 weeks

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