Reviews of Torre di Babele, Rome, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 59
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Torre di Babele, Rome, Italy
4.2/5.0 
(59 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.4/5.0 
Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.9/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
18. Mar. 2014
1. (36 years)  - 
1. INTENSIVE COURSE \\\\\\\'ESPRESSO\\\\\\\' - 2 weeks

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1. Jan. 2014
2. (25 years)  - 
2. Intensive - 12 weeks

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13. Oct. 2013
3. (31 years)  - 
3. Intensive - 1 week

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be active from the first day
11. Oct. 2013
4. Friederike (51 years)  - 
4. Super Intensive A (4 h group + 1 h individual) - 2 weeks

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21. Aug. 2013
5. (61 years)  - 
5. Intensive - 2 weeks

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If you're interested in planning a trip always ssk at the helpdesk first. They'll provide you loads of information, book your tickets and give you many tips ...
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I can recommend this school, great price-performance ratio.
17. Jun. 2013
6. Patricia (53 years)  - 
6. Intensive - 2 weeks

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15. Aug. 2012
7. (41 years)  -  Sweden
7. Super Intensive B (4 h group + 2 h individual) - 1 week

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A fantastic language school that I recommend.
8. Jun. 2012
8. Natalia (45 years)  -  Russian Federation
8. Intensive Group Course - 3 weeks

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3. Apr. 2012
9. (20 years)  -  Sweden
9. Intensive - 10 weeks

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the teachers are all very serious and good. They make the lessons fun and interesting! It's good that you change teachers after 2 weeks for variation and also that the classes aren't with so many students!
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A very good school!
20. Sep. 2011
10. (22 years)  - 
10. Intensive - 2 weeks

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The school was very friendly and well organised, I liked the extra activities which were offered.
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Placement test is vital to assigning your level.
2. Aug. 2011
11. (58 years)  -  Spain
11. INTENSIVE COURSE 'ESPRESSO' - 1 week

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Organization The first time: the teacher -not now-
4. Jul. 2011
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12. Long Term Intensive Course - 8 weeks

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Two teachers - Loredana and Nuccia
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Study with these two teachers
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Only these two teachers are very good. The others are average.
31. May. 2011
13. (25 years)  - 
13. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, good organization, sufficient assistance with problems
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School: practice more listening and written language
21. Mar. 2011
14. (26 years)  - 
14. Intensive - 5 weeks

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Location and friendliness of everyone who works at the school.
22. Nov. 2010
15. (64 years)  -  Canada
15. Intensive 2 weeks + Senoir 1 week - 3 weeks

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I was very impressed with the teacher I had and the school staff whom I found to be pleasant, very helpful and sincere in making one feel comfortable and welcome. She was flexible yet focused and stayed on track with her lessons. The teachers are very qualified and experienced and always tried to help in any way they could to make certain one understood the lesson or problems that came up in class. I was most impressed with them. I also liked the fact that we had a lot of interaction with other international students in the class. The class atmosphere was relaxed and the teacher we had picked up on the mood and added her own light heartedness. It was enjoyable to be there. I hope to return to the school for future courses when I am a bit more advanced.
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The school is located near the university in Rome, in a beautiful residential area. The classrooms had enough room to hold 12 people or less. Not far from the school there were shops, coffee shops and a few restaurants that were close enough to walk to/visit during the 1/2 hour break and after classes. The school building was well maintained and had a garden in the back that was used by the students and staff. There was a coffee machine and a vending machine with sandwiches and snacks near the garden entrance.
7. Sep. 2010
16. (32 years)  - 
16. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The teachers and the organization of guided tours as an extracurricular activity.
3. Aug. 2010
17. Olga (20 years)  -  Russian Federation
17. Intensive - 3 weeks

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10. Nov. 2009
18. (51 years)  -  Poland
18. Standard Course - 2 weeks

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teacher Stefania & mama Ilma
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It was a nice time :)
18. Apr. 2009
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19. Intensive - 1 week

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you will enjoy it
13. Feb. 2009
20. (27 years)  - 
20. Long Term Standard course 12 weeks - 12 weeks

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The teachers are really friendly
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Don't stay at home!!
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The school is close to the most beautiful park or the city, Villa Torlonia.
14. Dec. 2008
21. Léa (17 years)  - 
21. Intensive Plus (4 hours group + 1 hour mini group) - 2 weeks

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27. Oct. 2008
22. (30 years)  -  Japan
22. Intensive - 1 week

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nothing
26. Aug. 2008
23. (24 years)  - 
23. Intensive - 3 weeks

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The school has created an informal and relaxed atmosphere which made it easier to study a new language.
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If you want to go to the beach: don`t go to Ostia, but choose another beach like Ladispoli
7. Jan. 2008
24. (32 years)  - 
24. Long Term Standard course 12 weeks - 12 weeks

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the teachers and administration are very good
5. Dec. 2007
25. (45 years)  - 
25. Intensive - 6 weeks

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Pesonality of two (out of four) teachers.
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Evening guided tours of the scool to history attractions in old Rom
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For me as an german speaking man in 6 weeks it wasn't possible to find an italian person for "tandem"
1. Aug. 2007
26. (45 years)  - 
26. Intensive - 1 week

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The teacher was able to speak German.
27. Jul. 2007
27. Rachel (36 years)  - 
27. Intensive - 1 week

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too many students in the group - 13. it offers less possibilities to speak.
26. Jul. 2007
28. (32 years)  - 
28. Intensive - 1 week

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that was great except for the visits. It was the same for all week.
23. Jul. 2007
29. Marianne (52 years)  - 
29. Super Intensive A (4 h group + 1 h individual) - 2 weeks

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Guided city tours by Stefania
12. Jul. 2007
30. (45 years)  - 
30. Intensive - 1 week

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Well organized
16. May. 2007
31. (43 years)  - 
31. Intensive - 1 week

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walk in the Roman forum with stefania
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the city of Rome
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I went a week
28. Mar. 2007
32. (25 years)  - 
32. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The teachers are very good. Thanks to them you learn very quick. In 1 month you can speak an all right Italian. I have never studied italian before.
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Don't miss Alessandro at pizzeria and Napoli 3 hours by train
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This school is very good to learn italian quickly. It looks a bit expensive but the results are there. As I said, I have never learn Italian before. (Maybe because I'm french, it's helping a bit)
28. Dec. 2006
33. (42 years)  - 
33. Intensive - 4 weeks

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students from all over the world, teachers...
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activities organizated by the school
2. Nov. 2006
34. (30 years)  - 
34. Intensive - 2 weeks

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they have a free japanese lesson by an italian teacher who speaks japanese fluently.
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this school is good for short term staying.
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if you study hard, this is not the best school.. I can not say teachers heven't been wonderful, but if you are expecting an extention of vacation, this is the right place to go.
4. Oct. 2006
35. (23 years)  - 
35. Intensive - 8 weeks

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The grammatical theory was taught in a way it was not boring. Also, we had a lot of conversations in the class to improve our conversation skills.
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The school offers a lot of outside activities. Every night and every weekend it offers guided tours in Rome (not too expensive and sometimes free)
9. Aug. 2006
36. (25 years)  - 
36. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Perfect!
26. Jul. 2006
37. (31 years)  -  Slovenia
37. Intensive - 2 weeks

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try to establish contacts with Romans
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All the personnel is very helpful and friendly. During classes you got a lot of opportunities to speak italian.
28. Jun. 2006
38. Kirsten (39 years)  - 
38. Intensive - 4 weeks

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5. May. 2006
39. (51 years)  - 
39. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The teaching lessons are hard to please but it's great fun.
5. May. 2006
40.  -  Australia
40. Intensive - 4 weeks

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Some of the teachers where a bit impatient if you didn't get something as quick as expected right away.
24. Apr. 2006
41. (33 years)  -  Germany
41. Intensive - 1 week

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the other students
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guided tours in Italian
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Male teachers are worse than female teachers.
7. Apr. 2006
42. (51 years)  - 
42. Intensive Plus (4 hours group + 1 hour mini group) - 1 week

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Individualism.
19. Dec. 2005
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43. Intensive - 1 week

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The garden!
11. Jul. 2005
44. Arnold (42 years)  - 
44. Super Intensive (+35h)

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20. Jun. 2005
45. Anonymous (33 years)  - 
45. Super Intensive (+35h)

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17. Nov. 2004
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teachers are very good!
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If you want to stay in Rome, this school is the best!
21. Oct. 2004
47. (22 years)  - 
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nice neighborhood, nice garden
17. Sep. 2004
48. (20 years)  - 
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the variety of international people
7. Jul. 2004
49. Nicola (33 years)  -  German Living In Spain
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Do not miss the excursions with Stefania (teacher)
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All of the teachers are very good, the new school building is indeed very beautiful (they moved at the end of June)
11. Jun. 2004
50. Tatiana (26 years)  -  Mexico
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