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

Total No. of Reviews: 131
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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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Rome, Italy
4.1/5.0 
(131 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.1/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
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Shared Flat 4.0/5.0 
other 4.0/5.0 
Individual Reviews
11. Oct. 2011
51. (66 years)  -  United States
51. Standard - 2 weeks

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20. Sep. 2011
52. (64 years)  -  United Kingdom
52. 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
53. (35 years)  -  Spain
53. 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
54. (34 years)  -  Spain
54. Standard - 2 weeks

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Too hot in summer. No Air Conditioning. Avoid classes during afternoon.
23. Aug. 2011
55. (31 years)  -  Russian Federation
55. 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
56. (45 years)  - 
56. 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
57.  -  Hungary
57. Standard - 2 weeks

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That it is in the center of Rome :-)
18. Jul. 2011
58. (35 years)  -  Italy
58. 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
59. (26 years)  - 
59. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Shared Flat
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Contact with the teachers and other students and leisure activities
22. Jun. 2011
60. (45 years)  - 
60. 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
61. (22 years)  -  Netherlands
61. 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
62. (17 years)  - 
62. 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
63. (45 years)  - 
63. Standard - 1 week

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The service of LanguageCourse is just GREAT! Thanks!
26. Apr. 2011
64. (27 years)  -  Sweden
64. 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)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
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
65. (58 years)  - 
65. Standard - 1 week

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

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31. Jan. 2011
67. (41 years)  - 
67. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Family environment, great teachers
28. Nov. 2010
68. (24 years)  -  Germany
68. 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 ;)
28. Nov. 2010
69. (65 years)  - 
69. Standard - 2 weeks

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Teachers - a very friendly group of students
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The location of the school : In the historic center of Rome, easily reachable by bus. Commodities (study rooms, PC access, class rooms) need to be refreshed and modernized, it is improving regarding class rooms
7. Sep. 2010
70. (70 years)  - 
70. Standard - 4 weeks

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Excellent teachers, central location of the school
25. Aug. 2010
71. (54 years)  - 
71. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Its location in the heart of the historic city.
24. Aug. 2010
72. (33 years)  - 
72. Standard - 2 weeks

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The organization and willingness to solve any problems that may arise. Social activities.
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Evaluate the distance from the school to the place of accommodation, because in my case was too far away.
11. Aug. 2010
73. (44 years)  -  Russian Federation
73. Standard - 4 weeks

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excursions with Silvia
11. Aug. 2010
74. Zuzana (38 years)  - 
74. Standard - 1 week

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20. Jul. 2010
75. Dobychina (25 years)  -  Russian Federation
75. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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7. Jul. 2010
76. (38 years)  -  Russian Federation
76. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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The best teacher - Alessandro Savini!!! Bravo!
29. Jun. 2010
77. (67 years)  -  Canada
77. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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The teachers, the admin. staff and the tour guides are excellent.
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The school should give the pick-up man at the airport at least a map and some preliminary info for us. Also, on the first day of school,it should organize a meeting with all new students to brief them about what to do, what not to do, where to go, where not to go,how the public transportation system works, etc. This would help integrate the students to the school much faster.
11. Jun. 2010
78. (47 years)  -  United States
78. Standard - 8 weeks

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The total immersion teaching method was fantastic. It was amazing how quickly I was able to use my Italian language skills. Also, the staff is very friendly and genuinely interested in each students progress.
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Make sure you participate in the activities planned through/by the school. The activities enhance the learning experience.
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The school director is very professional and helpful with school related issues. Do not hesitate to speak to him while you are attending the school.
6. Apr. 2010
79. Kosenkov (21 years)  -  Russian Federation
79. Standard - 2 weeks

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9. Nov. 2009
80. (25 years)  - 
80. Intensive course Plus 5 - 2 weeks

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Motivated teacher
5. Oct. 2009
81. Philippa (22 years)  -  United Kingdom
81. Standard - 2 weeks

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18. Aug. 2009
82. Vanika (28 years)  - 
82. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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17. Aug. 2009
83. (31 years)  -  France
83. Long Term Semester Course - 24 weeks

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the quality of the teaching was excellent
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There isn't a library which I was surprised about and the Gustolab is closed (I was there Feb - Aug 09) so there isn't really a place to go to do homework or have access to reading materials. However the enthusiasm of the staff and the effort put in more than makes up for this.
30. Jun. 2009
84. (56 years)  - 
84. Standard - 4 weeks

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professors were friendly
19. May. 2009
85. Catharina (32 years)  -  Italy
85. Standard - 2 weeks

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30. Jan. 2009
86. (43 years)  -  Australia
86. Standard - 4 weeks

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Try to continue speaking Italian after class and where you are living to make the most of the experience. The school was centrally located but accomodation wasn't close. The course is well priced but extras (school tours, extra tuition etc) seemed expensive.
22. Dec. 2008
87. (41 years)  - 
87. 4 weeks

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Dinamic
20. Jun. 2008
88. Madonna (45 years)  -  Australia
88. Standard - 2 weeks

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I really enjoyed the 2 weeks I spent there. MY only comment would be that I think a little bit of English from the teacher would help, would increase understanding in a much quicker time. Sometimes you just do not understand no matter how many different ways it is said in Italian. Overall I really enjoyed Dora's lessons.
6. May. 2008
89. Hermann Dieter (69 years)  - 
89. Standard - 4 weeks

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11. Feb. 2008
90. (21 years)  - 
90. Standard - 2 weeks

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30. Jan. 2008
91. (61 years)  - 
91. Intensive Plus-10 - 2 weeks

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Alexander
13. Dec. 2007
92. (37 years)  -  Russian Federation
92. Standard - 2 weeks

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additional lectures, guided walks at the historical places
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movies with subtitles
19. Nov. 2007
93. (56 years)  -  United States
93. Intensive Plus-5 - 2 weeks

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8. Nov. 2007
94.  - 
94. Intensive Plus-5 - 2 weeks

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Private lessons.
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Top location.
31. Aug. 2007
95. (18 years)  -  Poland
95. Standard - 3 weeks

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This school has a great location because it is easy to get everywhere from there.
22. Aug. 2007
96. Irene (20 years)  -  Spain
96. Standard - 2 weeks

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22. Aug. 2007
97. (21 years)  - 
97. Standard - 4 weeks

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Enjoy
10. May. 2007
98. (29 years)  - 
98. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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good atmosphere
3. May. 2007
99. Carol (24 years)  - 
99. Intensive Group Course - 6 weeks

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27. Dec. 2006
100. (58 years)  -  United States
100. Small Group Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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I really enjoyed my experience. The teachers are outstanding!!!

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