Reviews of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Siena, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 36
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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Siena, Italy
4.4/5.0 
(36 reviews)
City 4.6/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.6/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.1/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.7/5.0 
Other 4.6/5.0 
Individual Reviews
21. Sep. 2013
1. Barbara (64 years)  - 
1. Standard - 2 weeks

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14. Oct. 2012
2. (21 years)  - 
2. Standard - 2 weeks

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Very good teachers - good scripts
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As soon as you notice that you picked the wrong level, adjust it!
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Unfortunately, you cannot buy the scripts.
25. Sep. 2012
3. (53 years)  -  Switzerland
3. Italy Today - Language and Culture Course - 4 weeks

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Meeting new people, private classes with Franco, guided tours/ lectures with Serena.
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Do not miss lectures with Serena, phonetics.... are an absolute must!
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It would be nice if the school organized a little welcome reunion, introducing the staff etc.
11. Jun. 2012
4. (42 years)  -  Usa
4. Standard - 1 week

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teachers, atmosphere, location
16. May. 2011
5. (54 years)  -  Germany
5. Standard - 2 weeks

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Friendly staff, competent teacher, good extra offers (guided visits to interesting (hidden) places in Siena.
7. Mar. 2011
6. (63 years)  -  United States
6. Standard - 4 weeks

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The teacher was very good and patient, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
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There were NO extracurricular activities, so expect to make your own social life.
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My main complaint: the method is very old fashioned. We studied grammar all day every day, with very little conversational application. I felt like I was back in high school!
20. Sep. 2010
7. (48 years)  - 
7. Standard - 4 weeks

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Students of all ages, diverse; large terrace
20. Sep. 2010
8. (40 years)  - 
8. Standard - 4 weeks

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A very competent, efficient, sensitive and humorous teacher
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The school vacation period is great in Siena. During this time there were a lot of (free) concerts and other events.
20. Jul. 2010
9. Edeltraud (51 years)  - 
9. Standard - 2 weeks

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19. Jul. 2010
10. (61 years)  - 
10. Standard - 2 weeks

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Enjoyable lessons, good atmosphere
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Palio on July 2nd
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Accommodation very pleasant and efficient
28. Jun. 2010
11. (58 years)  -  Switzerland
11. La Dolce Vita - 1 week

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The teachers and the social programme.
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The host family was not a good option as they made very little effort to speak Italian with me and they smoked!
22. Jun. 2010
12. (51 years)  - 
12. Standard - 2 weeks

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It was clean and staff were friendly.
15. Oct. 2009
13. (79 years)  -  United States
13. Standard - 3 weeks

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After class students should continue talking in Italian even with each other
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Could have had more informal contact with teacher talking Italian during coffee break, etc.
2. Oct. 2009
14. (22 years)  -  Taiwan
14. Standard - 4 weeks

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The best way to learn is to participate in every single activity organized by the school
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The teachers are great, I made so much progress within only 4 weeks!
17. Nov. 2008
15. Denise (72 years)  - 
15. 2 weeks

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16. Nov. 2008
16. (37 years)  - 
16. Standard - 2 weeks

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the course
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the palio of Siena
15. Nov. 2008
17. (64 years)  -  Switzerland
17. Italian Language and Culture for Seniors - 2 weeks

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good organisators/teachers, the whole package was just perfect!
5. Aug. 2008
18. (31 years)  -  Switzerland
18. Standard - 3 weeks

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competent teachers, small classes, individual programs
29. May. 2008
19. (24 years)  -  Sweden
19. Standard - 4 weeks

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The teacher Franco was the best, even if he was late every morning.
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Note that internet is just for 1/2 hour a day! Not much!
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More internettime! Otherwise everything was almost perfect!! Im very satisfied!
19. Feb. 2008
20. (24 years)  - 
20. One-to-One

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very small, they know you personally within the first day! Time to ask and time for long explanations if you don't understand right away!!!!
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rent a car and go outside in the countryside! vineyards, lunch costs about 10€ in small village restaurants with cheese and prosciuto in country style!
5. Dec. 2007
21. (69 years)  - 
21. Standard - 1 week

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Very kind personal and only 4 students in one group! A very competent and patient teacher.
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The rooms in the school were too cold.
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I was very content of the class at this school.
11. Oct. 2007
22. (22 years)  - 
22. Standard - 3 weeks

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the level of the classes was good for me and it's great that they start at 9.
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you have to organize your afternoons mostly yourself, there aren't so many offers from the school
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It's a small and nice school. The teachers are friendly and there is allways someone there to help if you have any questions. It is situated in the center and very close to a big supermaket, that's gret!
26. Sep. 2007
23. Maximilian  - 
23. Standard - 2 weeks

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26. Jul. 2007
24. (21 years)  - 
24. Standard - 2 weeks

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the kindness and the help for everything
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the Palio
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great school, I'll come back
17. Dec. 2006
25. (26 years)  - 
25. Standard - 12 weeks

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the afternoon activities
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Karaoke at the Birreria
6. Oct. 2006
26. (37 years)  - 
26. Intensive PLUS-10 - 2 weeks

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The way Roberta taught in her class.
15. Sep. 2006
27. (29 years)  - 
27. Standard - 3 weeks

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small groups, many possibilities of free time activities
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one of the teachers offers city tours that are really good
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family did not have interest in me, seemed they just wanted the money
28. Apr. 2006
28. (28 years)  - 
28. Standard - 2 weeks

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City or museum tours organized by the school
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Nice atmosphere, friendly stuff, centrally located, good lessons,...
19. Dec. 2005
29.  -  Syria
29. Standard - 4 weeks

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The staff were very helpful
4. Nov. 2004
30. (63 years)  - 
30. General

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Nice and kind people, very competent teachers.
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You should join the afternoon and evening events offerd by the school.
9. Jul. 2004
31. A.Ruckrigel (29 years)  -  Deutschland
31. General

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25. Dec. 2003
32. Eva (48 years)  -  Switzerland
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12. Nov. 2003
33. (25 years)  -  Germany
33. General

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The good teachers and the dinner! Almost famous....
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Go to the tea-room!!!
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Siena is great, especially in the summer evenings with a bottle of wine and "un sacco di amici" on piazza del campo!
8. Sep. 2003
34. Juliane (23 years)  -  Germany
34. General

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18. Dec. 2002
35. (33 years)  -  Germany
35. General

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cooking course,organized events, nice teacher
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trips to San Gimignano, Montalcino,Florence, at Siena Palazzo Pubblico, Museum of the Dome, Castle with wine shop, go to guiding tour from school
26. Nov. 2001
36. Michael (27 years)  -  Deutschland
36. General

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