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

Total No. of Reviews: 124
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 
(124 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.1/5.0 
Social activities 3.9/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.9/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
18. Jul. 2011
51. (35 years)  -  Italy
51. 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
52. (26 years)  - 
52. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Contact with the teachers and other students and leisure activities
22. Jun. 2011
53. (45 years)  - 
53. 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
54. (22 years)  -  Netherlands
54. 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
55. (17 years)  - 
55. 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
56. (45 years)  - 
56. Standard - 1 week

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The service of LanguageCourse is just GREAT! Thanks!
26. Apr. 2011
57. (27 years)  -  Sweden
57. 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
58. (58 years)  - 
58. Standard - 1 week

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

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31. Jan. 2011
60. (41 years)  - 
60. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Family environment, great teachers
28. Nov. 2010
61. (24 years)  -  Germany
61. 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
62. (65 years)  - 
62. 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
63. (70 years)  - 
63. Standard - 4 weeks

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Excellent teachers, central location of the school
25. Aug. 2010
64. (54 years)  - 
64. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Its location in the heart of the historic city.
24. Aug. 2010
65. (33 years)  - 
65. 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
66. (44 years)  -  Russian Federation
66. Standard - 4 weeks

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

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

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7. Jul. 2010
69. (38 years)  -  Russian Federation
69. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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The best teacher - Alessandro Savini!!! Bravo!
29. Jun. 2010
70. (67 years)  -  Canada
70. 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
71. (47 years)  -  United States
71. 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
72. Kosenkov (21 years)  -  Russian Federation
72. Standard - 2 weeks

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9. Nov. 2009
73. (25 years)  - 
73. Intensive course Plus 5 - 2 weeks

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

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

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17. Aug. 2009
76. (31 years)  -  France
76. 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
77. (56 years)  - 
77. Standard - 4 weeks

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

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30. Jan. 2009
79. (43 years)  -  Australia
79. 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
80. (41 years)  - 
80. 4 weeks

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Dinamic
20. Jun. 2008
81. Madonna (45 years)  -  Australia
81. 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
82. Hermann Dieter (69 years)  - 
82. Standard - 4 weeks

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11. Feb. 2008
83. (21 years)  - 
83. Standard - 2 weeks

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30. Jan. 2008
84. (61 years)  - 
84. Intensive Plus-10 - 2 weeks

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Alexander
13. Dec. 2007
85. (37 years)  -  Russian Federation
85. 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
86. (56 years)  -  United States
86. Intensive Plus-5 - 2 weeks

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

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Private lessons.
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Top location.
31. Aug. 2007
88. (18 years)  -  Poland
88. 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
89. Irene (20 years)  -  Spain
89. Standard - 2 weeks

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22. Aug. 2007
90. (21 years)  - 
90. Standard - 4 weeks

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Enjoy
10. May. 2007
91. (29 years)  - 
91. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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

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27. Dec. 2006
93. (58 years)  -  United States
93. Small Group Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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I really enjoyed my experience. The teachers are outstanding!!!
27. Nov. 2006
94. (49 years)  -  Poland
94. Standard - 2 weeks

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conversations, small groups
12. Nov. 2006
95. (31 years)  - 
95. Intensive Plus-5 - 3 weeks

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The private lessons really help with learning the language. The only disadvantage was that when you finished your private classes, all other students already left. There were a bit too much student in my class (13). I had classes in October and there are less students after this month.
10. Oct. 2006
96. (26 years)  -  Switzerland
96. Standard - 12 weeks

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free art lessons, our class
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the quality of the classes depends much from teachers efforts. Some are highly motivated, other less...
18. Aug. 2006
97. (17 years)  - 
97. Standard - 4 weeks

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You learn very quickly thanks to the good teachers.
17. Aug. 2006
98. Yulia (30 years)  - 
98. Standard - 2 weeks

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16. Aug. 2006
99. (25 years)  -  United Kingdom
99. Intensive Plus-10 - 3 weeks

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The teaching was great. all the teachers were very enthusiastic. I think to get the most out of the language side, it is best do have individual lessons, as well as group ones.
13. Aug. 2006
100. Barbara (49 years)  - 
100. Intensive Plus-5 - 2 weeks

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