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Reviews of ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy - Page 2

Total number of reviews: 137
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 137 reviews of former students of ABC-Palazzo Malvisi
Overall Rating
ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy
4.5/5.0 
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.6/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.6/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay 4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.3/5.0 
other 4.2/5.0 

Individual Reviews

ABC-Palazzo Malvisi
21. Oct. 2013
51. Runa (29 years) - Norway
51. Course:  Duetto (2 Students-1 Teacher) - 1 week

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14. Oct. 2013
52.  (66 years) - Canada
52. Course:  Senior courses - 2 weeks

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Some organized renaissance art segments in Italian in the classroom as an addition would be of interest.
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We were especially impressed by Giulia's dedication and professionalism. She was a delight. This is not to take away from Francesco's contribution, of course, he too is an excellent teacher; but I guess I am biased by Giulia's beauty and grace:) -John
2. Oct. 2013
53.  (29 years) - 
53. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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Open, friendly teachers, family atmosphere
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For longer stays , an apartment might be a good choice. Excursions in Tuscany
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All right!
25. Aug. 2013
54.  (46 years) - 
54. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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a very friendly atmosphere
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Very nice teacher, especially Serena, Jessica, interesting excursions, generally it was very useful to learn from native speakers
14. Aug. 2013
55.  (26 years) - Russian Federation
55. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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very professional and helpful team
9. Jul. 2013
56.  (30 years) - Switzerland
56. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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Friedly staff and very experinced teachers. Excellent teaching methodology!
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The quality of teaching aso depends on other students in the class, so can vary from week to week as new students join or leave....a bit of a question of individual luck.
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Great school! Would love to go back soon!
13. May. 2013
57.  (36 years) - Finland
57. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Great teachers, good location.
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School activities.
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Good value for money.
11. Mar. 2013
58.  (31 years) - 
58. Course:  Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Perhaps the proposed activities : to my great regret, I could not participate
29. Oct. 2012
59.  (65 years) - 
59. Course:  Senior courses (2 Wochen) + Standardkus (2 Wochen) - 4 weeks

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The female teachers. No, just kidding! The individual program for 50+ students was simply genius.
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Lucca, Friesole and the Chanti-area.
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I was completely satisfied!
7. Aug. 2012
60. Ornella (17 years) - 
60. Course:  ITALIAN ART HISTORY - a) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Wandering in Florentine churches and Museum - 2 weeks

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30. Apr. 2012
61.  (67 years) - 
61. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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The nice contact with teachers and students, the hospitality, the small groups (between 3 and 8)
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museums, churches, excursions in Tuscan cities ( Lecce, Pisa , Siena .), Chianti
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A small school, a family atmosphere, teachers who like their job.
26. Mar. 2012
62.  (21 years) - 
62. Course:  INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 3 weeks

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The school staff and teachers are all friendly and open.
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If you have a question, please ask to a teacher. He should explain you till you understand.
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Homelike atmosphere. When I was in school, there were very few Japanese students. Therefore, I had to immerse myself in Italian.
22. Nov. 2011
63.  (64 years) - Sweden
63. Course:  Senior course - 1 week

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7. Nov. 2011
64. Ysabel (64 years) - 
64. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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Florence is an extraordinary city.
6. Oct. 2011
65.  (38 years) - United States
65. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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The teachers were competent and pretty, and they were all friendly; I also joined a few organized activities (day trip to Lucca and museum visits) that were quite informative.
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If the queue for the toilets is too long, there is one downstairs in room 7.
3. Aug. 2011
66. Jennifer (25 years) - 
66. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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31. Jul. 2011
67. Elphège (18 years) - France
67. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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11. Jul. 2011
68.  (61 years) - Sweden
68. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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30. Jun. 2011
69.  (25 years) - 
69. Course:  INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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Competent staff and good organization
29. Jun. 2011
70.  (28 years) - 
70. Course:  INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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The teaching staff and education structures are great.
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Intensive group courses in the afternoon
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Great organisation (basement car park etc.)
20. May. 2011
71.  (57 years) - Sweden
71. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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good teachers
8. May. 2011
72. Irja Emma (31 years) - Germany
72. Course:  INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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22. Sep. 2009
73.  (21 years) - United Kingdom
73. Course:  Standard PLUS 5 Individual lessons - 3 weeks

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Involve yourself as much as possible.
1. Jul. 2009
74.   - 
74. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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very friendly teachers and staff
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the conversation-lessons are too small; there might be more time for conversation in italian language. People want to learn how to speak and talk with habitants, the grammar is not so important.
3. Jun. 2009
75.  (61 years) - Sweden
75. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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Small class and proffessional teachers.
2. Jun. 2009
76.  (36 years) - Sweden
76. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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Mostly very good teachers.
29. May. 2009
77.  (28 years) - 
77. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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the enthousiasm and patience from the teachers
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Try to talk as much Italien as you can. It is very much appreciated by the Italian people and new doors will open.
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If you like renaissance art, good food and you have some time to spend in one city, it's a great experience!
26. Nov. 2008
78.  (60 years) - 
78. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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the flexibility of the organization
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all the leisure activities
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For the conversation courses, it is very important to be with other latin language speakers.
19. Nov. 2008
79.  (70 years) - United States
79. Course:  Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 8 weeks

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It was one of the best experiences that both, my daughter and I, have had in Italy. From what we learned at this school, we now feel very comfortable speaking with italians in their own language!
6. Nov. 2008
80.  (37 years) - Sweden
80. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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Airconditioning should exist in the classrooms.
27. Oct. 2008
81.  (32 years) - 
81. Course:  Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 1 week

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there was a good atmosphere
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you should see il ponte vecchio
22. Oct. 2008
82.  (31 years) - Greece
82. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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interesting lessons,activities in class
29. Dec. 2007
83.  (30 years) - Czech Republic
83. Course:  Standard - 8 weeks

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lessons with Monica and Elisabetta
21. Aug. 2007
84.  (53 years) - 
84. Course:  STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 2 weeks

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Good Spirit, very kindly
20. Aug. 2007
85.  (19 years) - 
85. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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16. Aug. 2007
86. Ronny (32 years) - 
86. Course:  STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 2 weeks

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15. Jul. 2007
87.  (57 years) - 
87. Course:  Standard - 8 weeks

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Very friendly staff and teachers. The methods of teaching a foreign language are very efficient. The courses are really worth one's salt. The afternoon and weekend programs are of great variety, and you can always see that the teachers are highly motivated. I would return to ABC at any time!!!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
According to my opinion the excusions offered by the school are much better that the ones offered by official tourist organisations, because the groups are smaller and the excusions are acompanied by well informed teachers of the school. So take the opportunity to join as much activities offered by the school as possible.
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ABC-pupils come from all over the world and it's amazing that you can communicate with anyone in Italian, because it's the common language of everybody. The average age of the sutdents may be about 25, but also people beyond 50 are comletely integrated (if they want to be). I could hardly believe that it is so easy to learn a new language with 55!! And therefore I would always return to ABC, if necessary.
11. May. 2007
88.  (17 years) - 
88. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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12. Apr. 2007
89.  (37 years) - Sweden
89. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

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Passionate teachers.
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Make sure you get into a group with the right difficulty level. If you don't, change group!
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Very professional school. Good organization. Many activites.
28. Feb. 2007
90.  (28 years) - 
90. Course:  STANDARD OR SPECIFIC PLUS BUSINESS - 1 week

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Grammar courses
17. Jan. 2007
91.  (51 years) - 
91. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

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The teaching, the afternoon & weekend activities.
28. Dec. 2006
92.  (35 years) - 
92. Course:  Standard - 11 weeks

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familiar School with motivated Teachers !
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Afternoon Program with various Activities
30. Nov. 2006
93. Brett (42 years) - Australia
93. Course:  Standard Plus 5 - (25 lessons per week) - 4 weeks

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29. Nov. 2006
94.  (35 years) - Germany
94. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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Teacher & Pupils, Grammar Lessons
10. Sep. 2006
95.  (39 years) - 
95. Course:  Standard - 1 week

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The kindness, the conversation and the visit in Sienne
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to create a RV at the evening in a cafe between studients
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Thanks again to Bernardo for the visit to Sienna .
6. Sep. 2006
96.  (27 years) - 
96. Course:  Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 1 week

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the teachers were well educated
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don't miss the excursions - a nice experience together with the other students
17. Aug. 2006
97.  (19 years) - 
97. Course:  Standard plus 5 Individual lessons - 3 weeks

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16. Aug. 2006
98. Xinxin  - 
98. Course:  Standard - 8 weeks

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2. Jun. 2006
99.  (42 years) - 
99. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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the absolutely professional and super nice staff
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a trip to the sea, by train just two hours and glorious as opposed to the full Florence
24. Apr. 2006
100.  (22 years) - 
100. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

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the team
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that there are activities

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