Dante Alighieri, Siena, Italy

Dante Alighieri

Students rated Dante Alighieri, Siena : 4.2/5.0   (52 reviews)

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2. Dante Alighieri

General Information

The language school Dante Alighieri was founded in Siena, Italy in 1979. The school is located in a renovated building in the Castelvecchio area of Siena, in the historical town centre, just a 10 minutes walk from the Piazza del Campo.

The school address is: Via Tommaso Pendola, 37, 53100 - Siena (Italy).


Facilities

Snack vending machine, Drink vending machine, library, movie rental, movie room, games room, balcony / terrace, copy machine, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

Heating in all classrooms.
TV, ample natural light in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals





Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Florence.  It takes 90 minutes by bus to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 160
Adult courses throughout the year: 80
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 6
Number of classrooms: 20
Italian teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 23 years
throughout the year: 35 years
Minimum age of students: 18 years
Student nationalities: Brazil 9 %
Germany 12 %
England 12 %
France 5 %
Holland 4 %
Russia 3 %
Sweden 1 %
 
Japan 5 %
Korea 1 %
Switzerland 17 %
USA 28 %
 

3. Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 210 380 570 760 950 1140 1520 1900 2050 3850 180
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 490 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ONLY for German students, employed in Hamburg, Hessen, or Berlin.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 180
In addition to the lessons, students can book lunch with the teacher (extra fee).
Starting dates Every Day .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 1545 3090 4635 6180 7725 9270 10815 12360 15450 18540 1545
Course price includes accommodation: Teacher's home, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Registration fee 70€
This home tuition course in Viterbo combines the study of the Italian language and culture with that of Italian home cuisine. Every evening under the guidance of the "nonna" (grandmother) of the family the student prepares typical regional dishes. Price includes lessons, full programme of activities (incl. museums & exhibition entrance fees), all didactic materials, certificate of achievement and progress report, accommodation in separate quarters within the teacher's home equipped with private bathroom, queen size bed, TV, internet connection, air conditioning, private sitting room and full board.
3 hour workshop of traditional Italian cooking in the morning and 3 hours of language, grammar and Italian culture in the afternoon. 1 visit to the medieval centre of Viterbo accompanied by the teacher. Students who book the course for more than a week will go on other guided cultural visits, one for each week of stay.
Reduced rate for two students (same level): 1290€ per week per person.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 1400 2800 4200 5600 7000 8400 9800 11200 14000 16800 1400
Course price includes accommodation: Teacher's home, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Registration fee: 70€
Live and learn in your teacher's comfortable home. The beautiful Etruscan city of Viterbo (175 kilometres from Siena) is conveniently located not far from Rome, many important Etruscan centres and the sea.
3 hours of language, grammar and culture in the morning, 5 days a week, PLUS:
One afternoon per week students will be accompanied by the teacher on a cultural visit.
Every Wednesday afternoon will be free, without planned activities.
Other afternoons, the students can choose between one of the following 2-3 hour workshops, according to their current level. These workshops must be chosen when booking the course and followed for the entire week, with the possibility of changing workshops at the end of each week:
Reading workshop – 2 hours – elementary, intermediate and advanced level
Writing workshop – 2 hours - intermediate and advanced level
Literature workshop – 2 hours - elementary, intermediate and advanced level
Grammar workshop – 2 hours - elementary, intermediate and advanced level
Cinema workshop – 2 hours - advanced level
Italian culture and geography workshop – 2 hours - elementary, intermediate and advanced level
Italian history workshop – 2 hours - advanced level
Italian opera workshop – 2 hours - advanced level
Workshop on authentic Italian popular music (listening, reading and comprehension) – 2 hours - intermediate and advanced level
Art History workshop – 2 hours - intermediate and advanced level
Language of economics workshop – 2 hours - advanced level
Reduced rate for two students (same level): 1050€ Euro per week, per person.
Course price includes accommodation in separate quarters within the teacher's home equipped with private bathroom, queen size bed, TV, internet connection, air conditioning, private sitting room and full board.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 1150 2300 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

It includes cultural activities and didactic material. Inscription fee: 70,00 €.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 370 700 1050 1380 1720 2060 2400 2740 3420 4100 340
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 530 1020 1530 2040 2540 3040 3540 4040 5040 6040 500
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:10  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 480 960 1440 1920 -- -- -- -- -- -- 480
20 Italian language group lessons + 4 cultural lessons per week + 2 cooking lessons + 1 wine tasting + 1 excursion per 2 weeks programme.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:40
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 340 670 1000 1330 1660 1990 2320 2650 3310 3970 330
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 05.Jan.2015, 19.Jan.2015, 02.Feb.2015, 16.Feb.2015, 09.Mar.2015, 30.Mar.2015, 13.Apr.2015, 04.May.2015, 11.May.2015, 18.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 08.Jun.2015, 15.Jun.2015, 22.Jun.2015, 29.Jun.2015, 06.Jul.2015, 13.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015, 27.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 17.Aug.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 14.Sep.2015, 21.Sep.2015, 05.Oct.2015, 19.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 30.Nov.2015
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 700 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam dates:
22nd April oral and written exam for B2 and C1 levels
27th May oral and written exam for A2, B1 and C2 levels.
19th June oral and written exam for B2 and C1 levels
24th August oral and written exam for B1 and B2 levels
16th September oral and written exam for B1 and B2 levels
25th November oral and written exam for A1 A2 B1 levels
26th November oral and written exam for B2 C1 and C2 levels.
Starting dates 2015: 06.Apr.2015, 11.May.2015, 01.Jun.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 31.Aug.2015, 09.Nov.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 450 750 1100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
18/5 - Bread & Desserts
24/8 - Summer Palate
30/11 - Christmas festivities
As part of the programme, participants will also visit a vineyard, a wine cellar, a butcher’s shop and other retail and wholesale shops.
Culinary lessons are held in Italian and English. They can also be taught in German, French, Japanese and Chinese upon request at no additional charge.
Starting dates 2015: 18.May.2015, 24.Aug.2015, 30.Nov.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:30  - 14:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 20.00  €
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 €. 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.
Exams offered: PLIDA
Language school closed: In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
06.Jan.2015, 06.Apr.2015, 01.May.2015, 02.Jun.2015, 08.Dec.2015, 12.Dec.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Comments about courses: Internships available.

4. Accommodation

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Price in € 200 330 460 590 130 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 240 460 680 900 220 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 220 410 600 790 190 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 220 380 -- -- -- 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 160 290 -- -- -- 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 140 260 380 500 120 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 15 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 30 minutes by public transport
Includes: Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
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Comment Other accommodations options available: private apartment, mini apartment in Residence, room in Hotel, or Bareto estate. Price quotes available upon request.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room on request
Optional airport transfer: Peretola (FLR): for 150 € (one way)
Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) (FCO): for 350 € (one way)
Pisa: for 190 € (one way)

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Ballet     3 km
Basketball     2 km
Cooking      
Dancing     12 km
Horse riding     10 km
Rugby     2 km
Swimming     2 km
Tennis     4 km
Volleyball     2 km
Yoga     4 km

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.2/5.0 
(52 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.7/5.0 
Social activities 3.9/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.7/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 3.6/5.0 
Other 3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Dante Alighieri, Siena
"High Quality of Teaching" - (63 years)
"Very friendly athmosphere and the teachers were excellent" - (56 years)
"The setting of the school in the old town and the warm and friendly staff. Friends said that the cooking and singing classes are really worth while if you are interested in cooking or singing." - (27 years)
"Well organized and good teachers." - (55 years)
"Friendly atmosphere, good teaching." - (35 years)
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