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Reviews of A Door to Italy, Genoa, Italy

Total number of reviews: 64
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 64 reviews of former students of A Door to Italy
Overall Rating
A Door to Italy, Genoa, Italy

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2/5.0 
City

Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
Organisation

Rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars

3.7/5.0 
Social activities

Rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars

3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of out of 5 stars

1.0/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating of out of 5 stars

3.8/5.0 
other

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.7/5.0 

Individual Reviews

A Door to Italy
10. Dec. 2019
1. Ulrich (63 years) - 
101. Course:  Italiano Facile - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

1. Oct. 2019
2. Thomas (53 years) - Germany
102. Course:  Standard (SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

25. Sep. 2019
3. Agnes  (66 years) - 
103. Course:  50+ Program [Italiaans] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

24. Sep. 2019
4. Godelieve (62 years) - Belgium
104. Course:  50+ Program [Italiaans] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

1. Sep. 2019
5.  (57 years) - Canada
105. Course:  Preparatory course to Certifications: CELI, CIC, CILS, PLIDA [Italian] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Diligent teachers, good grammar exercises
Other comments
Try to use visual multimedia materials.
29. Jul. 2019
6.  (62 years) - Poland
106. Course:  Standard (SG) [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Nice atmosphere, great friendliness.
13. May. 2019
7. Keirstine (22 years) - United States
107. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 24 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

30. Oct. 2018
8.  (68 years) - United Kingdom
108. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
All the staff were very friendly and the teaching was excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The city tour was extremely interesting.
Other comments
I would definitely recommend A Door to Italy.
21. Aug. 2018
9.  (43 years) - 
109. Course:  Standard (code SG) [Italiaans] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Quality of the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Especially if you already speak Spanish or French, don't worry if you have difficulty with the language level in the first few days, it will all be OK.
Other comments
I sometimes found the classrooms noisy due to the close proximity of a main road and due to the acoustics of the classrooms as well. It was especially disturbing during the 1-on-1 conversations or listening exercises. Floor covering, as a simple carpet, could be a solution for this.
13. Feb. 2018
10.  (48 years) - United Kingdom
110. Course:  Standard (code SG) [Italian] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Enthusiastic teachers and a great atmosphere
Other comments
I had a great time at The Door to Italy language school. The tutors were all very nice and helpful and used a wide variety of teaching methods. I felt that I made great progress in the 4 weeks of lessons and would not hesitate to go back.
5. Oct. 2017
11.  (77 years) - France
111. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Method of group workshops, listening and understanding with little grammar
6. Sep. 2017
12.  (78 years) - France
112. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
method of listening without the grammar grind- grouping by 2 or 3
3. Apr. 2017
13.  (55 years) - 
113. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Methods of teaching and the teachers themselves. Friendly atmosphere. Ability to communicate with people from different countries. Wonderful hosts apartment where I lived.
Other comments
It is a pity that the training was short.
6. Sep. 2016
14. Andreas (36 years) - 
114. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

19. May. 2015
15.  (26 years) - 
115. Course:  Italian and cooking (20 language + 9 cooking) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The attitude of the teachers and the other schools staff. They are wonderful and friendly people!
16. May. 2015
16.  (72 years) - 
116. Course:  Intensive 6 (code I6) (20 group + 6 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
other

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Federica
Other comments
Regarding accommodation: Location is very good and quiet but very bad bed, no desk and it's extremely dark. Therefore it's too expensive.
18. Mar. 2015
17.  (45 years) - 
117. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 1 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I was about to lose confidence, because I couldn't understand the Italian. However, my pretty female teacher spoke to me slowly with seeing my eyes to eager to make me understood. It was great.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In winter, as there are fewer students at the school, they study in a same class even though they have different language levels. You can't prepare for a class, because there isn't any textbooks. I recommend you to have the basic knowledge in advance to attend the course.
Other comments
My friend who had a course before said that many school activities were organized. However, there weren't any activities in winter.
16. Mar. 2015
18. Temnikova (25 years) - 
118. Course:  Italiano Facile - 7 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 1 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

22. Jan. 2015
19.  (34 years) - 
119. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Nice staff. They know you by name quickly. There is a good atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you are a beginner, make sure you already understand the basic Italian before you attend class, because otherwise you do not understand what is being asked of you .Teachers speak little or no English.
Other comments
The staff is very nice. They always had time to talk. However, I chose not to finish the course because the classes were very fast for me and I had difficulty following them. It's all about grammar and that didn't suit me, specially as the book and explanations in class were all in Italian so I felt I couldn't keep up and kept getting it wrong. The school kindly offered me different solutions, such as starting again in a new group, change teachers or get some private lessons. I rejected this as I had already made up my mind but it was very nice of them to offer. Even one of the staff members offered to help me after class. I want to emphasize that it is a great school but if you are a complete beginner it is very hard and it will be better if some of the assignments/instructions were in English. I hope they take this feedback into account. I lost my patience a few times and I am sorry for the teachers.

 

Response from school
We work with beginner students since 13 years.Not using English language in the classroom is a choice.At school we use “communicative method”, widespread all over the world to teach a language to foreigners. So first of all, we cannot use any different language (neither English) to teach Italian. If the student uses English as inter-language she/he will never be to manage grammar forms or words in the appropriate context.Sometimes receiving an “help” from inexperienced people at home, can get the student confused. If an inexperienced person uses with the student a grammar form which is not part of the student’s program, yet, the student could face something too difficult for her/him. A prepared teacher will introduce difficulties step by step into the program.
15. Sep. 2014
20.  (31 years) - 
120. Course:  Individual course (15 lessons per week) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I started learning the language from scratch. All the communication was in Italian from the first lesson. My teacher was excellent, patient and attentive. He always made sure that I understood everything that was explained during the lesson. All the staff wasfriendly and welcoming.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Visit the Aquarium of Genoa, its lovely streets, climb up (elevator right next to the school) and buy something to remember in one of the antique shops. Cinque terre, Camogli - very picturesque! I recommend!
Other comments
The school apartments occupied an entire floor of a two floor builidng in the square delee Erbe. Clean beautiful apartment with antique furniture, pretty decorations brought from different parts of the world, paintings and old prints. You have a feeling as if you were at your relatives home. It has everything you need. But please note that in the evenings there are a lot of young people in this area, and the Italians stay up until late at night. It didn´t bother us - it was nice to be in the thick of events. When you open the windows, you can liten to the sounds of the city filling up the room while catching bits of conversation and understanding their meaning. When you close the windows it was quite and you can sleep without any problem. The school is no more than 12 minutes on foot.
30. Jun. 2014
21. Georges (75 years) - 
121. Course:  Long weekend course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

16. Oct. 2013
22.  (34 years) - 
122. Course:  Italian and cooking (20 language + 9 cooking) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 1 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The quality of teachers is high. Fun lessons. Information booklet by the school(with the information of hospitals, taxi, bus etc.) is helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You should not expect too much for the accommodation.
Other comments
I booked and paid for the middle category homestay though, the same room was appeared as the economical category on the school website. I didn't realize till I came back home.
10. Jul. 2013
23.   - 
123. Course:  Intensive 10 (code I10) (20 group + 10 individual) + Weekend Crash Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
variety of teachers, their positive personalities and professionalism
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In my opinion, this school is best for short stays. Courses for longer stays aren't planned as well as they should. This is feedback from students who wanted a structured study plan for long term goals. Mention this to admin if you plan on studying long term. Ask for an individualized study plan up front, but dont reject the school before giving them a chance
Other comments
I had a rewarding crash course with a variety of techniques and exercises..great for me as a language teacher.
9. Aug. 2012
24.  (31 years) - 
124. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the lesson structure, the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the will and the desire
Other comments
thank you very much! I am very happy! a great school!
11. Oct. 2011
25. Maria (20 years) - 
125. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

24. Aug. 2011
26.  (56 years) - 
126. Course:  Conversation Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The lessons with my teacher Federica, the very good atmosphere in the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Go with the weekly bus ticket to Bocadassern (Line 31) and to Nervi (Bus 15). Go to Pegli by ferry (weekly ticket is valid). Visit Portofino by train and bus .
Other comments
I definitely want to come back next year and put the finishing touch for my own Italian classes.
3. Jul. 2011
27. Patricia (51 years) - 
127. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

20. Mar. 2011
28.  (21 years) - 
128. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I also liked the small class sizes (2-5 students).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
'Cinque terre' is worth a visit.
4. Oct. 2010
29.  (42 years) - 
129. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
That my teacher paid attention to the individuals... and that he didn`t discuss certain material stubbornly
Other comments
Our apartment was unfortunately very dirty, I was happy that I brought my own sheets for my bed. The mattresses in the rooms were also very poor
13. Sep. 2010
30. Anna (26 years) - Germany
130. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

26. Aug. 2010
31.  (58 years) - Spain
131. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teachers enthusiastic, experienced, concentrated very much on oral communication. Small classes - we were only 3!
Other comments
As I intend to stay in Genova for a while, I've enroled for evening classes at "A door to Italy".
24. Aug. 2010
32. Mikhail (23 years) - 
132. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

16. Aug. 2010
33.  (29 years) - 
133. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Federica, the secretary, is very amiable
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Andrea is a very good teacher, try to be in his group.
Other comments
There were only 4 groups. Teachers' professional levels are very different. Working in advanced group is boring,too much time is used for listenning without lexical and grammar exercices. There is no strict program for studying, many subjects are initiated and then abandoned. Don't expect a serious studying, it's just a supplement for your staying in Italy
20. Jul. 2010
34.  (64 years) - 
134. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Hotel 2 stars

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the spontaneity
Other comments
the school supplies was poor
3. May. 2010
35.  (24 years) - 
135. Course:  Individual lessons - 12 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Hospitality of the staff,courses and the city,when the weather was nice.
3. Oct. 2009
36.  (21 years) - 
136. Course:  Intensive 10 (code I10) - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The atmosphere between the students and the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You must try the organized trips of the school
21. Aug. 2009
37.  (28 years) - 
137. Course:  "La Dolce Vita" (1 week) + Standard Course (1 week) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were fantastic; I learned a lot. The course La dolce vita was very interesting.
Other comments
I have used this site many times and has always given me very good result, allows us to know and compare many schools in different cities and also offers a 5% discount on course price. Likewise, whenever I had doubts I have been a result by phone or email. My assessment is very positive and do not hesitate to re-use again and have recommended it to my friends!
14. Jul. 2009
38.  (24 years) - Sweden
138. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the teaching and the teachers
Other comments
Genova is a great city to study Italian in. The size of the city is perfect, big enough to find new things to see every day but yet small and cozy. The people of Genova are very nice and friendly and I got many oppurtunities to practise my Italian. Because there aren't many tourists in Genova(or at least not non-italian tourists) the pace is calmer, people are not as stressed as in Rome or Florence. They find time to talk to you and encourage you in your speaking. Genova is perfect in the summer since it's by the sea and a beach is never far away. The pesto is also a reason for going there!
13. Jul. 2009
39. Kerstin (46 years) - 
139. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

16. Mar. 2009
40.  (20 years) - Yugoslavia
140. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment with Italian resident

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Some of the teachers are really good (Gian Luca is always using interesting methods in studying). They are friendly and will do a lot to make your stay pleasant.
17. Nov. 2008
41.  (45 years) - 
141. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the location
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
sight seeing tour with our teacher
Other comments
No more copies, these were too much!!!
27. Feb. 2008
42.  (46 years) - 
142. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
changed teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
speak a lot
Other comments
be punctual!!
15. Sep. 2007
43.  (34 years) - 
143. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the atmosphere
27. Jun. 2007
44. Birgit (34 years) - 
144. Course:  Intensive 8 (code I8) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

20. Jun. 2007
45.   - 
145. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The place and single teachers
13. Jun. 2007
46.  (60 years) - 
146. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
teaching approach
13. Jun. 2007
47.  (56 years) - 
147. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
relaxing atmosphere
11. May. 2007
48. Sandro (31 years) - 
148. Course:  Intensive 6 (code I6) - 12 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

27. Dec. 2006
49.  (43 years) - 
149. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
teachers are very helpful, teaching methods really good
Other comments
Classrooms would need a refurbishment.
26. Dec. 2006
50. Rick (49 years) - United Kingdom
150. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

16. Nov. 2006
51. Sebastian (25 years) - 
151. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

2. Nov. 2006
52.  (51 years) - Switzerland
152. Course:  Intensive 4 (code I4) - 20 hours Group lessons + 4 Individual lessons per week - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
good teaching and good friendship
20. Oct. 2006
53.  (59 years) - Finland
153. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Small groups and good teachers
Other comments
The atmosphere of the school was friendly and all the necessary information was easily available. The teachers were professionals and spoke clearly. A small defect was the lack of space: the classroom of my group was nearly a corridor and the noise from the next-door classroom disturbed remarkably.
9. Jun. 2006
54.  (74 years) - 
154. Course:  Einzelunterricht (20 Lektionen insgesamt) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
good teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
better rooms
1. Jun. 2006
55.  (51 years) - 
155. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very good teachers
20. May. 2006
56. Rainer (44 years) - 
156. Course:  Intensive 4 (code I4) - 20 hours Group lessons + 4 Individual lessons per week - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

19. Dec. 2005
57.   - 
157. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
reliable
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
commitment
Other comments
a very friedly atmosphere
19. Dec. 2005
58.   - Japan
158. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
small classes
19. Dec. 2005
59.   - 
159. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
very good teachers
Other comments
that school is great, lessons are not boring, everyone was very nice
19. Dec. 2005
60. Ulrich  - 
160. Course:  Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

25. Aug. 2005
61. Annette (35 years) - 
161. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

22. Jul. 2005
62.  (40 years) - 
162. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
like a family, very friendly and helpful, the teacher take very much care about their students and are very much interested in their progress in the language
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the singing at friday
Other comments
The Teachers are very helpful and well educated. I had a great but also very, very intensive time at a door to italy. I've learnd a lot!
10. Mar. 2005
63.  (44 years) - 
163. Course:  Super Intensive (+35h)

Overall Rating

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The train
Other comments
Very welcoming and professional!
14. Nov. 2004
64.  (64 years) - 
164. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Detailed review
City/place

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
service, atmosphere. Very good lessons
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
no comment
Other comments
very worthwhile

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