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Centro Koinè, Florence, Italy

What we like about the school

  • Natural and conversational approach to language learning

Centro Koinè

The language school Centro Koinè was founded in Florence, Italy in 1980. The school is situated in the historic centre of Florence, close to Piazza Santa Croce, just a few hundred meters away from the Sant'Ambrogio market and the flea market. There are many popular bars and restaurants in the area. The University of Florence and the largest public libraries in the city are within walking distance. Classes are held in Mori Ubaldini degli Alberti, a Renaissance palace.

The school address is: Borgo Santa Croce,17, 50122 - Florence (Italy).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Italian Ministry of Education.

School Size:

Facilities

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public workstations:

2

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 80
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

  • in summer: 26 years
  • throughout the year: 35 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Italian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

2
2
15
5
10
15
2
5
10
2
5
10
15
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR). It takes 20 minutes by taxi to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 06.Jan.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 02.Jun.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 230219 350333 470447 600570 840798 11201064 12901226 26002470 38003610 49004655 129123
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 26.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 630599 12601197 18901796 25202394 31502993 37053520 43224106 49404693 61765868 74117041 617587
Students can choose to use the lessons to concentrate on specific terminology such as economics, business, medicine, banking, history, art or architecture.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 325309 650618 975927 13001235 16001520 19201824 22402128 25602432 32003040 38403648 320304
Students can choose to use the lessons to concentrate on specific terminology such as economics, business, medicine, banking, history, art or architecture.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 15951516 31903031 47804541 56405358 72106850 87808341 103509833 1192011324 1506014307 1820017290 15701492
The price includes lunch in a restaurant with the teacher every day.
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 475452 880836 12701207 16451563 20561954 24672344 28522710 31613003 39523755 46064376 384365
4 group lessons each morning + 2 individual lessons each afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 26.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 11701141 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast 1 week in Camogli (15 private lessons, accommodation in the teacher's home) + 1 week in Florence (20 group lessons, accommodation in a host family). The date of the course in Camogli is subject to availbilty.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 26.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 480456 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
First week: theoretical lectures and workshops (30 lessons).
Second week: teaching practise and peer-teaching to students of Italian as foreign language (20 lessons)+ 2 hrs of post teaching feedback
Starting dates
2016: 18.Apr.2016, 01.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Proficiency (C2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 590561 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
General Italian course (20 lessons); lessons in tuition methodology (mostly one-to-one, 10 lessons); teaching practice sessions (20 lessons); afternoon activities (10 lessons)
Starting dates
2016: 21.Mar.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 26.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 09.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Proficiency (C2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 740722 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast It includes 4 cooking lessons at home with the landlady (the mamma) as a teacher.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 26.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 17:00  - 20:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 890868 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast Includes 10 private Italian lessons, 1 excursion and 4 cooking classes in the evenings.
This course is subject availbility.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 380361 510485 600570 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Painting and/or drawing lessons for small groups are offered two afternoons per week and last 3 hours each. Basic materials are included in the course fee.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 18.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 26.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 23.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 16.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 21.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 17:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Note: All courses offered by Centro Koinè, Florence can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 32 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: On the first day of the course each participant will receive a folder, containing a list of cultural activities and excursions, a guide with useful addresses and a map of the city.

Orientation tour of the city and welcome party included in course price.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 175 285 370 450 112.5
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment shared with other students or with Italians.
Price extra night:
29 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
17 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 262 476 680 869 189
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
43.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 205 335 455 560 141
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
32 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 175 275 380 455 111
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
29 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 237 421 610 765 155
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
39.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 150 230 300 350 87.5
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment shared with other students or with Italians.
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 420 910 1400 1890 490
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
70 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 309 669.5 1030 1390.5 360.5
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
51.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 630 1365 2100 2835 735
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
105 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 375 812.5 1250 1687.5 437.5
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
62.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Pisa / S. Giusto: for 140 € (pick up)
    Florence Peretola Airport: for 65 € (one way); for 130 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Baseball 5 km
Basketball 1 km
Cooking 1 km
Cricket 10 km
Dancing 1 km
Football (soccer) 1 km
Golf 10 km
Horse riding 10 km
Mountainbiking 5 km
Music 1 km
Rugby 6 km
Squash 10 km
Swimming 1 km
Table Tennis 2 km
Tennis 1 km
Volleyball 1 km
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
4.8/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.3/5.0 
Students liked about Centro Koinè, Florence
Small class, nice host family.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Teachers and students go to a cafe during a break.
The school was well run and in a professional manner.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0
The method of teaching
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I booked lessons in the afternoon which are different to those in the morning. The main subject of the morning is talking, teamwork, little grammar while we used to do writing in the afternoon. The combination of the two is great!
Other comments: The teachers are all very nice and they do a great thing in teaching. It's recommendable to talk italian even during the breaks. You really lose the fear of talking. It's also much fun to go out and do some interviews. Thanks a lot to Marco, Cristina and Cosetta, not to forget Leonardo, chief of the cafeteria, who cooks deliciuos lunches!!
Cultural activities offered by the school in the afternoons.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: The method of this school is based on improving your one's oral skills. Not so much on studying or taking notes, but they expect that to talk, talk and talk. I improved a lot and after 4 weeks I do have a fairly high level.
City tour - extra activities
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation

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