Reviews of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 113
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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, Italy
4.1/5.0 
(113 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
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Facilities 3.1/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.8/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
14. Apr. 2014
1. (23 years)  - 
1. Intensive - 2 weeks

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27. Mar. 2014
2. (66 years)  - 
2. Super Intensive Plus 10 - 2 weeks

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3. Mar. 2014
3. (35 years)  -  United Kingdom
3. Intensive - 1 week

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My greatest disappointment that, having paid for 20 lessons per week, I lost the first two lessons due to the inefficiencies of the initial test. We were asked to be there by 8.30 for the test, then classes started at 9. Yet, even though I finished my test by 9, I was asked to come back only for the last two lessons for the day, thus lost 2 lessons I have paid for. I was very unhappy that I had to sit in a cafe while the lessons I had paid for were running, I should have been in the classroom! I was then allocated a class with 14 people in it, this was way to big and I found that such a big class slowed down my progress. Also, very little homework was given; if there were more and this was checked by teachers the next day, I would have learned a lot more. When asking for another class, I was put in a much smaller one, which was ideal, but then I have already lost two days, which I had paid for. Also, private tutorials were very expensive, 40 euros for 45 minutes, but at least these were very good.
8. Dec. 2013
4. (62 years)  - 
4. Intensive - 2 weeks

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17. Oct. 2013
5. (47 years)  - 
5. Standard - 2 weeks

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16. Oct. 2013
6. (68 years)  -  United States
6. Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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small classes, location, intensive option, weekly options, social activities
14. Oct. 2013
7. (64 years)  - 
7. Group Intensive Course 30 - 2 weeks

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7. Oct. 2013
8. (25 years)  - 
8. Standard - 2 weeks

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The school is located in the center, convenient to plan the day after the classes. Near the school snack bar with delicious coffee and discounts for school students.
6. Oct. 2013
9. (34 years)  - 
9. Standard - 1 week

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30. Sep. 2013
10. (77 years)  -  Sweden
10. La Dolce Vita - 1 week

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location
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if you are allergic to smoke or have asthma, make sure that your accommodations are smoke free
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The first day registration took too long and severely impacted on the already limited time for classes. Also beginners and students with some previous knowledge were mixed in my class which was not what I had wanted or expected.
7. Sep. 2013
11. (24 years)  -  Switzerland
11. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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the very competent and friendly teachers!
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an amazing school, where I made huge progress in short time!
3. Sep. 2013
12. (51 years)  - 
12. Standard - 1 week

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strongly recommended
2. Sep. 2013
13. (33 years)  -  Poland
13. Standard - 2 weeks

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professional teachers, location, additional activities
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have fun!
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High level of teaching, friendly, well organised!
28. Aug. 2013
14. (43 years)  -  Switzerland
14. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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Staff very friendly, great location
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Language course should have been more structured, both the content and the learning process for students.
6. Aug. 2013
15. (25 years)  -  Netherlands
15. Standard - 3 weeks

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Location of the school..
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The quality of the teaching methodology depends on the teacher that is assigned to you. Some teachers are very good, others are not good enough for the money you spend.
9. May. 2013
16. (70 years)  - 
16. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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The very friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the beginning. The tandem meeting on Monday night is a very good opportunity to get to know each other.
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The locations for the tandem meeting and the dinner were well selected.
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Very effective classes with excellent teachers.
25. Feb. 2013
17. (28 years)  - 
17. Standard - 1 week

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Located in the center of Rome and close to many tourist attractions ...
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Classes can also be from 2.15 to 5.30.
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There is a maximum of 12 students per class, so that learning is guaranteed.
29. Nov. 2012
18. (29 years)  - 
18. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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The lessons, friendliness and warmth of teachers.
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The group dinner on Tuesday.
11. Sep. 2012
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19. Standard - 2 weeks

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my first teacher, Eleonora! Nice and positive person, liking her job!
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nothing special..
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too many students in class (12 although it was mentioned 6; also, there was another beginner group with only 5 students, so i do not understand why we were so many in our group); some vocabulary lists were missing
22. Aug. 2012
20. Paula (22 years)  -  Spain
20. Standard - 1 week

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15. Jul. 2012
21. (55 years)  -  Australia
21. Standard - 2 weeks

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fantastic teacher
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air-conditioning would improve comfort levels in the class rooms and reduce the impact of noise from that noisy lane down the side of the building.
14. Jul. 2012
22. (35 years)  -  Finland
22. Standard - 1 week

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atmosphere, good teacher
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join the social activities
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school
21. Jun. 2012
23. (60 years)  - 
23. Standard - 3 weeks

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18. Jun. 2012
24. Christine (33 years)  - 
24. Standard - 1 week

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29. May. 2012
25. (41 years)  - 
25. Standard - 4 weeks

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the timetable
21. May. 2012
26. (30 years)  -  Australia
26. Standard - 2 weeks

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Have your own public transport and amenities information as none is provided at accommodation
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Did not effectively teach communicative approach. Very little visuals and insufficient revision/reinforcement of learnt information.
23. Apr. 2012
27. (29 years)  -  Australia
27. Standard - 2 weeks

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Approach to teaching: no visuals or other interactive aids used.
16. Apr. 2012
28. Maike (22 years)  - 
28. Standard - 2 weeks

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2. Apr. 2012
29. (25 years)  -  Germany
29. Standard - 3 weeks

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Our teacher was simply fantastic! He always made us laugh and it was such a pleasure you hardly noticed how you learned new things!
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The train ticket to Naples from Rome is only 11 €. From there you can easily go to Pompei and the beautiful city Sorrento with a daily ticket for the public transportation in Napels.
19. Mar. 2012
30. (38 years)  - 
30. Standard - 2 weeks

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The general atmosphere, the kindness of the teachers and staff, the location (very central and nice).
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I enjoyed the school very much. But we should do more oral exercises, dialogues, practical situations...
6. Jan. 2012
31. (24 years)  -  Denmark
31. Standard - 2 weeks

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The teachers. I was also happy with the flexibility when I wanted to change level.
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GO to the social events and art tours around Rome!
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Low grammar level.
6. Nov. 2011
32. (32 years)  -  Poland
32. Standard - 2 weeks

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The atmosphere, the location and the teacher were absolutely brilliant! Christiano made me laugh during the class which was the best way to learn. Other students were very friendly and I met a lot of nice people. Some of the additional activities were fantastic, for example, the wine tasting and the pronunciation lesson.
11. Oct. 2011
33. (66 years)  -  United States
33. Standard - 2 weeks

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Teachers and the variety of students
20. Sep. 2011
34. (64 years)  -  United Kingdom
34. Standard - 1 week

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Friendly atmosphere / lovely area and surroundings...Gio cafe
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walks around the area
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Thoroughly enjoyed the course with excellent teacher (Jessica), so enthusiastic and fun in the class - plan to keep up the Italian - would look forward to another visit...
7. Sep. 2011
35. (35 years)  -  Spain
35. Standard - 2 weeks

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I had a very good teacher, Loredana, very nice and dynamic.
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Not a lot of Social Activities, But do not miss the Passegiata de l'story d'art with Silvia.
25. Aug. 2011
36. (34 years)  -  Spain
36. Standard - 2 weeks

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Too hot in summer. No Air Conditioning. Avoid classes during afternoon.
23. Aug. 2011
37. (31 years)  -  Russian Federation
37. Standard - 2 weeks

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really good teacher, perfect studies
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all events were good to visit them
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It would be great to come back and continue the studies in November
22. Aug. 2011
38. (45 years)  - 
38. Standard - 6 weeks

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The teachers, the secretariat, the lessons and the additional offered lessons for pronunciation, culture, history, etc.
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Use the additional offers
9. Aug. 2011
39.  -  Hungary
39. Standard - 2 weeks

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That it is in the center of Rome :-)
18. Jul. 2011
40. (35 years)  -  Italy
40. Standard - 5 weeks

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It is in a great location. I liked how it was formal, but also informal too. There was pressure to speak better but not to the point of feeling uncomfortable
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I had 2 teachers on the course, although both were good, I like my second one much better. She was very enthusastic and broke up the 3 hrs with a lot of things, but not too much to overload us. I found both teaching syles extremely different and at completely different standards, so it was very overwhelming for me to go from one class into another!
27. Jun. 2011
41. (26 years)  - 
41. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Contact with the teachers and other students and leisure activities
22. Jun. 2011
42. (45 years)  - 
42. Intensive Plus-5 - 2 weeks

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If things doesn`t work out with the teacher (for whatever reason) change course! Works with no problem, you just have to let them know
6. Jun. 2011
43. (22 years)  -  Netherlands
43. Standard - 8 weeks

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Nice teachers, perfect location.
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Buy a grammar book (in your language) in the bookstore, helps understand much better in class.
18. May. 2011
44. (17 years)  - 
44. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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I liked downtown, good & collective atmosphere. Nice teachers
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The Trastevere
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I would have rated 3.5 as a global mark
3. May. 2011
45. (45 years)  - 
45. Standard - 1 week

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26. Apr. 2011
46. (27 years)  -  Sweden
46. Standard - 5 weeks

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The program of the course (2 hours grammar + 2 hours free conversation), the teacher (very good!), the other students and the atmosphere at the school. (We were a small group and got to know the others very well)
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On the internet it says that all the classes are in the morning, but you are just as likely to get classes in the afternoon. (Mine were from 14-17h30)
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I would recommend this school to everyone, it's a very good school!
11. Apr. 2011
47. (58 years)  - 
47. Standard - 1 week

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14. Mar. 2011
48. Zoe (20 years)  -  Brazil
48. Standard - 1 week

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31. Jan. 2011
49. (41 years)  - 
49. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Family environment, great teachers
28. Nov. 2010
50. (24 years)  -  Germany
50. Italy Today - Language and Culture Course - 4 weeks

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Teachers, students and the location = very close to Piazza Navona.
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The bars in the area near the school, walking through the streets, also by night... many impressive things!
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The traffic is terrible in Rome, but after a while you get used to it ;)

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