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Reviews of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Italy - Page 2

Total number of reviews: 62
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.

Average Rating

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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Italy
4.2/5.0 
(62 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.6/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host family 4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.8/5.0 
other 4.4/5.0 
Individual Reviews
21. Aug. 2003
51. N (19 years)  -  Uk
51. General

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Shared Flat
16. Aug. 2003
52. Janneke (20 years)  -  Holland
52. General

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The trips to Pisa and Lucca.
13. Aug. 2003
53. (32 years)  -  Usa
53. One-to-One

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Friendly & knowledgeable teachers and staff.
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The view from the garden terrace at Boboli Gardens.
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Sylvia did a great job teaching me Italian in the short time I had to spend at Scuola Leonardo. She gave me a good start on the long journey of learning the language!
9. Jul. 2003
54. Susanna (43 years)  -  Schweiz
54. General

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When I request to stay with a family I do not expect a 72 year old lady ... and another Swiss girl...
18. Jun. 2003
55.  -  Usa
55. General

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Ester is a fantastic teacher!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Piazza Michelangelo! Boboli gardens
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The school in Florence was by far the best out of all three. I also spent two weeks at the school in Siena which was good and then two weeks at the school in Rome. The school in Rome was terrible. Those working there were extremely apathetic towards my complaints that the school was an hour outside of the center by metro and bus, I had been placed with a family after I specifically requested twice to change the accomodation to an apartment, there was no choice about class scheduling and no prior notification that the courses were scheduled at different times due to lack of space, a couple of the teachers were not even native Italian speakers
23. Jan. 2003
56. (21 years)  -  Germany
56. General

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That I not only learned much about Italy and it's language, but also about other countries and it's traditions and culture.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If it is possible, they should make a trip to San Marino and Siena. Sandra, the german receptionist of the school ;-) !!!!
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I am very happy, that I took the decision to come here and really realized it. The teachers are very good and because of very small classes, they can work with you and on individual problems of each student. I would advice to all foreigners, that they should join a course in winter - NOT IN THE MAIN SEASON - the classes are smaller and the city is not so crowded of tourists.
2. Jan. 2003
57. (29 years)  -  Australia
57. General

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teachers
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on the first level do not expect to come away expecting to speak great sentences.
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Some of the extra courses were not that great and for the money i would have expected better. We had great teachers, the only thing for the first two weeks the first teacher (whilst a great person)was not as good as the second for conversation as he was a relief teacher we were really behind the other class in terms of our conversation.
5. Aug. 2002
58. (28 years)  -  Germany
58. Super Intensive (+35h)

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Very international, not just Germans!
12. Jun. 2002
59. Anonymous (40 years)  - 
59. General

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13. Nov. 2001
60. (25 years)  -  Deutschland
60. General

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Great location, close to Piazza del Duomo. Guided Tours to museums and churches etc..
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Guided tours in "storia dell arte" with Monica- she is marvellous!
10. Aug. 2001
61. (30 years)  -  Germany
61. Super Intensive (+35h)

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in the center of the city
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Everybody working in this school is really nice and helpful at any time.
1. Aug. 2001
62. (30 years)  -  Germany
62. General

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Great teachers, very good organisation, very nice people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole
Other comments
When booking a languagecourse, ask for Gianna as a teacher for at least one subject. She is the best teacher ever! I furthermore recommend to book a course that starts in the beginning of the month and not in the middle of it.

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