Reviews of Venice Language School, Venice, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 70
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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Venice Language School, Venice, Italy
4.3/5.0 
(70 reviews)
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 3.8/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
30. Sep. 2013
1. (47 years)  -  United Kingdom
1. Intensive - 1 week

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Teaching was very good. Friendly atmosphere. Really made an effort with all students to encourage us.
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Make sure you get in the right class. I was put into beginners when I am A2 level. Lots of people on the first day so easy for mistakes to be made.
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Lovely location. Great cafes nearby. Teaching was excellent.
30. Sep. 2013
2. (37 years)  - 
2. Superintensive 1 (20 group + 5 individual) - 1 week

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All the teachers are very friendly and help you if you have any further questions.
23. Sep. 2013
3. Lea (35 years)  -  Slovenia
3. Intensive Low Budget - Evening course - 2 weeks

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19. May. 2012
4. (75 years)  - 
4. Intensive + 5 One-to-one - 2 weeks

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The whole team amazed me, with their constructive, helpful, almost artistic ways !!
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Participate in the very good excursions, also outside class hours.
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I will come back in April if I can find a fitting accommodation, in walking distance from the school.
5. Mar. 2012
5. (65 years)  -  Australia
5. Intensive - 2 weeks

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the enthusiasm and teaching of Silvia
22. Oct. 2011
6. Katarzyna (33 years)  -  Poland
6. Intensive - 1 week

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8. Aug. 2011
7. (56 years)  -  Hungary
7. Intensive - 2 weeks

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I liked that we spoke only Italian outside of the classroom. I liked the teachers and the professional but relaxed work atmosphere.
19. Jul. 2011
8. (26 years)  -  Russian Federation
8. Low budget - Evening Course - 2 weeks

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It was fantastic experience for me. I'm very-very thankful to the school staff, our teachers Andrea, Claudia and Simona!!! They are amazing! The best teachers I've ever met! It was an unforgettable period of my life.
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Go out with the school staff every Friday evening after lessons. Speaking Italian in a bar on Campo Santa Margarita with the glass of spritz helps to improve your knowledge very fast. :-D
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Everything was great!
28. Jun. 2011
9. Nicola (42 years)  - 
9. Intensive - 2 weeks

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There was no written placement test beforehand, just a very short conversation. So, the group (very big, up to 13 students) was not very homogeneous. Personally, I made no progress. I visited much better schools in Italy.
25. Apr. 2011
10. (58 years)  - 
10. Intensive - 1 week

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I liked the international environment. A nice groupe and friendly teachers.
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In Venice everything is fine but you cannot see everything!
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I really enjoyed my week in Venice, I visited museums, churches. It was easy to go to the cinema and at concert every night
17. Nov. 2010
11. (64 years)  -  Australia
11. One-to-one - 2 weeks

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I thought the pre-course organization was excellent and personalized. My teacher was thorough and personable.
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I had only 1-to-1 lessons, adapted from a model for a class I think. Maybe I could have homework which adressed the need for the repetition/practice I would have had in a class.
25. Oct. 2010
12. (61 years)  -  United States
12. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Being in Venice.
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Roaming around the city through as many of the streets as possible; finding the non-tourist-oriented restaurants/bars.
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I had four different teachers, one very good, one good and two very disinterested in teaching (or at least that was what came across). If you do a homestay for more than 1 week make sure you find out what the homeowner defines as use of laundry facilities.
24. Sep. 2010
13. (46 years)  - 
13. Art course - 1 week

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Good location, friendly staff, free Internet
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Tours/excursion (especially at night); a season ticket for public transport
10. Aug. 2010
14. Kathy (28 years)  - 
14. Intensive - 4 weeks

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26. Jul. 2010
15. (23 years)  -  Russian Federation
15. Intensive - 4 weeks

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Departmental teaching, I've learned a lot. Very nice teachers, school.
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No air-conditioning. Not possible to study in 35 degree heat. The host family were two girls, who always invited their boyfriends at night. Very small room right under the roof, nearly 40 degrees at night too, very noisy street.
8. Jun. 2010
16. (50 years)  - 
16. Art course - 2 weeks

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Small Groups
11. May. 2010
17. (29 years)  - 
17. Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teachers were very dynamic and helpfull.
5. Oct. 2009
18. (45 years)  - 
18. Intensive + 5 One-to-one - 1 week

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situated in a very nice quarter of Venice
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the evaluation (in which class one is placed)on the first day was strange. One got the impression that the classification depended mainly on in which level there were any free places left.
3. Aug. 2009
19. (46 years)  - 
19. Intensive - 2 weeks

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the mixture of young and older students
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too many teachers in two weeks (4 different ones in the second week)
11. Jul. 2009
20. Marianne (26 years)  - 
20. Low budget - Evening Course - 4 weeks

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24. Jun. 2009
21. (33 years)  -  Hungary
21. 3 weeks

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Teachers are simply the best!!!
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Never forget your map at home!
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The school, teachers, courses are fascinating! They taught me speaking and talking. I'm grateful to them for everything!
20. Apr. 2009
22. Karin (60 years)  - 
22. Intensive - 1 week

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The test in the beginning of the course was not sufficent for knowing the abilities in the italian language.
14. Apr. 2009
23. (62 years)  - 
23. Intensive - 1 week

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excellent teachers, friendly atmosphere, interesting activities in the afternoon
5. Dec. 2008
24. (56 years)  -  Italy
24. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The location, the teachers and the material. also learning with people from all over the world.
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Study every night, it really does help.
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Having two teachers for the whole course would have been ideal.
17. Nov. 2008
25. (28 years)  - 
25. Low budget - Evening Course - 1 week

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nice teachers, current topics
16. Nov. 2008
26. (61 years)  - 
26. Intensive - 1 week

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nice and friendly athmosphere, teachers very friendly and competent
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
beginners should get a real book, like espresso or linea diretta, it helps for basic knowledge.
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Activities concerning leisure time in the afternoons or evenings were very good. Your school is keeping the promises which other italian schools are offering but not keeping.
14. Nov. 2008
27. (24 years)  - 
27. Intensive - 4 weeks

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students from all over the world make a very interesing class atmosphere.
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the sightseeing tours were always very interesting and helpful to get to know the city from a point of view that tourists don't.
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I was there for 4 weeks, so we repeated many topics many times, because there were new people arriving every week. That was a little bit tiring. But the teachers are very nice and the city is BEAUTIFUL!
23. Oct. 2008
28. (49 years)  - 
28. One-to-one course - 1 week

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Teacher with professional skills.
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You will have a chance to enjoy a real life in Venezia.
31. Jul. 2008
29. Viviane (42 years)  - 
29. Intensive - 2 weeks

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24. Jul. 2008
30. (56 years)  - 
30. Intensive - 1 week

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well situated in a wonderful quarter of the city,; the atmoshere at the school is great, nice and good teachers
14. Jun. 2008
31.  -  Australia
31. One-to-one - 2 weeks

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Assess your language level accurately before the course to maximise learning progress.
4. Jun. 2008
32.  -  Australia
32. One-to-one - 2 weeks

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The teachers were excellent
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They have free internet access
4. Jun. 2008
33. (33 years)  - 
33. Intensive - 4 weeks

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The teachers Arianna and Alberto were very good
21. May. 2008
34. (27 years)  - 
34. Intensive - 1 week

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very nice students
18. May. 2008
35. Yukiko (43 years)  - 
35. Intensive - 2 weeks

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6. May. 2008
36. (42 years)  - 
36. Intensive - 1 week

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Residenza Junghans
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walks in the afternoon
31. Mar. 2008
37. Wendy (53 years)  -  United Kingdom
37. Intensive - 2 weeks

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29. Mar. 2008
38. Jean (59 years)  -  United States
38. Intensive - 1 week

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I enjoyed the school's city tours in the afternoon.
4. Jan. 2008
39. (40 years)  -  United States
39. Super intensive 1 (4 hours group, 1 hour one-to-one) - 1 week

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location, and instructors
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highly recommend staying with host family.
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Overall, I am very pleased with my experience at this school. They are very professional and in my experience the instructors are very good.
21. Dec. 2007
40. (31 years)  - 
40. Intensive - 1 week

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atmosphere
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evening activities
21. Nov. 2007
41. (67 years)  -  Sweden
41. Intensive - 4 weeks

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good atmosphere, great teachers
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Don´t miss a single lesson! And bring warm clothes, even in October!
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I am very pleased and will probably come back. I also left an evaluation at the school before leaving.
18. Oct. 2007
42. (47 years)  -  Australia
42. Super intensive 1 (4 hours group, 1 hour one-to-one) - 2 weeks

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some of the teachers were very good
5. Oct. 2007
43. (44 years)  -  United States
43. Intensive - 2 weeks

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I really enjoyed meeting the other students, participating in the classroom discussions, and joining others for social events.
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Take advantage of any extracurricular activites that interest you.
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I really didn't know what to expect, but found myself pleasantly surprised by a very positive experience. Teachers know their stuff and are generally approachable. School's location is optimal. I would certainly return!
4. Oct. 2007
44. (45 years)  - 
44. Intensive - 1 week

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the teachers
5. Sep. 2007
45. (30 years)  -  France
45. Intensive - 1 week

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its situation (being in dorsoduro on campo santa margerita) and the excellent interaction with other students
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the teachers are fun, and what was excellent is the oral practice which was asked from us.
24. Aug. 2007
46. (54 years)  - 
46. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Super, I recommend it to everyone!
15. Aug. 2007
47. Mohammad Mehdi (34 years)  - 
47. Low budget (evening time from 4.30 to 8.30) - 4 weeks

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11. Apr. 2007
48. (40 years)  -  United States
48. Intensive - 1 week

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friendly, daily activities, private lessons
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my private instructor was excellent! I would return to this school. very social atmosphere.
29. Mar. 2007
49. (42 years)  - 
49. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Excellent teachers. Great location.
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Walks with Marco are informative but also hilarious.
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Friendly staff. Excellent teachers. Nice surrounding. Great location in the center of Venice's university area. Well-priced restaurants and bars very nearby.
28. Mar. 2007
50. (54 years)  - 
50. Intensive - 2 weeks

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Very pleasant and helpfulness atmosphere between pupils and teachers. Very good organisation for all aks
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Don't miss the activities in the afternoon.
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Very good school, good organized, high level of teachers and methods during the lessons. Very good situated near campo margarita.

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