Dante Alighieri, Siena, Italy

Dante Alighieri

Students rated Dante Alighieri, Siena : 4.2/5.0   (51 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

Library, movie room, games room, balcony / terrace, copy machine


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: 180
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
Number of public workstations: 5
Italian teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 27 years
throughout the year: 35 years
Minimum age of students: 18 years
Student nationalities: Germany 9 %
England 9 %
France 32 %
Holland 3 %
 
Japan 2 %
Korea 1 %
Switzerland 12 %
USA 26 %
 

3. Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in € 165 315 455 595 735 875 1015 1155 1435 1740 140
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 07.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 10.Mar.2014, 24.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 12.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 03.Jun.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 23.Jun.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 08.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 22.Sep.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Price in € 200 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2000 180
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 07.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 10.Mar.2014, 24.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 12.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 03.Jun.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 23.Jun.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 08.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 22.Sep.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 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 € -- 315 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ONLY for German students, employed in Hamburg, Hessen, or Berlin.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 07.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 10.Mar.2014, 24.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 12.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 03.Jun.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 23.Jun.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 08.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 22.Sep.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014
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 € 160 320 480 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160
In addition to the lessons, students can book lunch with the teacher (extra fee).
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 07.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 10.Mar.2014, 24.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 12.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 03.Jun.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 23.Jun.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 08.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 22.Sep.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014
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)

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 .
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)

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 .
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 .
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 € 460 875 1290 1705 2120 2535 2950 3365 4195 5025 415
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 07.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 10.Mar.2014, 24.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 12.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 03.Jun.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 23.Jun.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 08.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 22.Sep.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:10
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 € 310 590 870 1150 1430 1710 1990 2270 2830 3390 280
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 07.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 10.Mar.2014, 24.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 14.Apr.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 12.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 26.May.2014, 03.Jun.2014, 09.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 23.Jun.2014, 30.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 28.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 11.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 08.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 22.Sep.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:10
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 460 920 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course combines Italian language lessons with cultural activities, cooking lessons and activities like wine tastings and excursions.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates 2014: 24.Mar.2014, 05.May.2014, 03.Nov.2014.
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
We have developed a program aimed exclusively at food professionals interested in discovering the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Each session has a specific theme and duration:
Spring Cuisine (March, 1-2 weeks)
Italian Bread & Dessert (May, 1 week)
Mediterranean Cuisine (July, 1-2 weeks)
Summer Palate (August, 1 week)
A Journey Through Italy (October, 1-3 weeks)
Christmas Festivities (December, 1 week)

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 2014: 31.Mar.2014, 12.May.2014, 14.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 25.Aug.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 01.Dec.2014.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:30  - 14:00
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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 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 06.Jan.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 25.Apr.2014, 01.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 15.Aug.2014, 01.Nov.2014, 08.Dec.2014, 13.Dec.2014 - 31.Dec.2014
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Japanese, Chinese, German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Comments about courses: Internships available.
Courses in Viterbo and Ischia are subject to a 70€ placement fee.

4. Accommodation

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Price in € 180 300 420 540 120 50
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 20 € (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
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Price per person
Price extra night: 35 € (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
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Price in € 210 385 560 735 175 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: 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
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Price in € 200 340 480 620 140 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: 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: 20 € (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 € 130 235 340 445 105 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)

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     20 km
Volleyball     2 km

6. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.2/5.0 
(51 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 3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.8/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 3.7/5.0 
Other 4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Dante Alighieri, Siena
"High Quality of Teaching" - (63 years)
"Well organized and good teachers." - (55 years)
"Friendly atmosphere, good teaching." - (35 years)
"The dedicated and competent teachers" - (58 years)
"Friendly atmosphere." - (37 years)
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