Reviews of L'Italiano Porticando Srl, Turin, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 52
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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L\'Italiano Porticando Srl, Turin, Italy
4.7/5.0 
(52 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.7/5.0 
Facilities 4.2/5.0 
Social activities 4.4/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.7/5.0 
Value for money 4.5/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.5/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
18. Aug. 2015
1. (38 years)  - 
1. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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22. Jul. 2015
2. (39 years)  - 
2. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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30. Jun. 2015
3. (71 years)  -  United States
3. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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25. May. 2015
4. (40 years)  - 
4. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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20. Apr. 2015
5. (52 years)  - 
5. 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
6. (56 years)  -  United Kingdom
6. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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22. Dec. 2014
7. (66 years)  -  United States
7. Standard 20 - 2 weeks

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6. Nov. 2014
8. (56 years)  - 
8. 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
9. (42 years)  - 
9. 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
10. (73 years)  -  France
10. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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15. Sep. 2014
11. (54 years)  - 
11. 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
12. (50 years)  -  Australia
12. 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
13. (45 years)  - 
13. 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
14. (24 years)  - 
14. 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
15. Uwe (43 years)  - 
15. Standard + Individual (15 + 5) - 1 week

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25. Feb. 2014
16. (36 years)  - 
16. 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
17. Irina (53 years)  -  United Kingdom
17. Standard + Conversation (15 + 3) - 1 week

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25. Nov. 2013
18. (50 years)  -  Saudi Arabia
18. Intensive Course - 1 week

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teaching, my teacher was great
28. Oct. 2013
19. (63 years)  - 
19. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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15. Sep. 2013
20. (36 years)  -  Finland
20. 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
21. (55 years)  - 
21. 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
22. (59 years)  - 
22. Intensive + Literature (20 + 3) - 1 week

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courses focused on Italy
30. Jul. 2013
23. (45 years)  - 
23. 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
24. (68 years)  - 
24. 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
25. Marco (15 years)  - 
25. Standard Course - 1 week

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4. Feb. 2013
26. (69 years)  - 
26. 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
27. Elena (39 years)  - 
27. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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22. Oct. 2012
28. (56 years)  - 
28. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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Well located school and very nice and friendly team, great
11. Sep. 2012
29. (27 years)  -  Russian Federation
29. 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
30. (58 years)  -  United States
30. 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
31. (49 years)  - 
31. 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
32. (64 years)  -  Australia
32. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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The staff, their kindness & professionalism. The after-school activities were excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
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
33. (26 years)  -  Italy
33. 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
34. (26 years)  - 
34. 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
35. (43 years)  - 
35. Standard Course - 1 week

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Small, familiar, well-organized
18. Apr. 2011
36. (55 years)  - 
36. 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
37. (63 years)  - 
37. 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
38. (33 years)  -  Ireland
38. 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
39. (27 years)  -  Italy
39. Intensive Course - 12 weeks

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Everything is fantastic, but the best is the people.
1. Sep. 2010
40. (59 years)  - 
40. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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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
41. (45 years)  - 
41. Standard Course - 4 weeks

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People in chargue of the school.
19. May. 2010
42. (66 years)  - 
42. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Friendly community experience (with drinks) in the intervals
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9. Mar. 2010
43. (49 years)  - 
43. Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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It is the most nice and friendly people you'll meet at the school. Amazing people and really professionnal.
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torino is a nice city to visit
1. Feb. 2010
44. (60 years)  -  United States
44. Intensive Course / Standard Intensive + Arquitecture - 2 weeks

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teachers
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Make time to see the National Museum of Cinema & the Egyptian museum
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I signed up for the super intensive which was too much for me(low intermediate). I think the perfect balance would have been the standard course with a private lesson 2-3 times during the week.
15. Jan. 2010
45. (49 years)  - 
45. Intensive Plus Course - 1 week

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The excellent quality of teaching, the nice teachers, nice facilities, the harmonious atmosphere. In short: everything!
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The best school that I have ever visited!
27. Oct. 2009
46. (44 years)  - 
46. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The family atmosphere and the small groups with flexible teaching
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The afternoon excursions to get to know Turin.
10. Oct. 2009
47. (59 years)  -  Germany
47. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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very good teacher, very good communication with the staff, friendly atmosphere, small class with appropiate level
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Good opportunities for taking meals together
24. Aug. 2009
48. (37 years)  - 
48. Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Prettiness and competence.
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Palaces, museums, drinks "aperitivo".
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Twice now, since last summer, I've booked an Italian course at the same school and through the same site (Languagecourse.net) as I was very satisfied with my previous experience. Again this year there were no unpleasant surprises with the reservation or the price and the classes were well up to standards. Everything went perfectly. Turin is a marvelous town and very pleasant. Thank you for choosing the Italiano Porticando school, they are very professional and friendly.
18. Feb. 2009
49. (60 years)  - 
49. Standard Course - 1 week

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The teachers were very kind and helpful.
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The whole old part of town,Mole Antonelliana, Castello Rivoli
8. Dec. 2008
50. (36 years)  - 
50. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The staff (teacher Francesca and all the office-ladies) were of great value for my wonderful experience
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
unless you have a real solid basis in Italian, start with the beginners course. the pace is sufficiently challenging, even when you have some previous information.

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