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Reviews of Centro Koinè, Bologna, Italy

Total number of reviews: 62
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 62 reviews of former students of Centro Koinè
Overall Rating
Centro Koinè, Bologna, Italy

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
City

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Shared Flat

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
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Individual Reviews

Centro Koinè
18. Feb. 2020
1. Gabi (73 years)  
101. Course:  Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 3/5.0

10. Dec. 2019
2.  (68 years)  United Kingdom
102. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Helpful and friendly staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Need to pay in cash
9. Dec. 2019
3. Carl (71 years)  United Kingdom
103. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Nov. 2019
4. Oleksandra (16 years)  
104. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
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School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

11. Nov. 2019
5. Radharani (39 years)  
105. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

11. Nov. 2019
6. Gilles (63 years)  
106. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

10. Sep. 2019
7. Eberli (70 years)  Switzerland
107. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

1. Sep. 2019
8.  (47 years)  Germany
108. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

15. Aug. 2019
9. Lidia  (30 years)  Spain
109. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
---
School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Jul. 2019
10. Marina (37 years)  Russia
110. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
---
Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
---
Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress
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11. Jun. 2019
11. Maria Beatriz (43 years)  Spain
111. Course:  Private Lessons (20) [Italiano] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

28. May. 2019
12.  (68 years)  Sweden
112. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were very good. We learned alot and also had alot of fun.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Go to the events that the school offers. Explore the town, it's lovely. If you are interested in music there are concerts all the time.
Other comments:
It's a nice school and has a very good arrangement.
29. Apr. 2019
13. Lucien Gabriel (19 years)  Switzerland
113. Course:  Italian Language and Culture [Italien] - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

25. Mar. 2019
14. Tim (22 years)  United Kingdom
114. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 11 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
---
Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
---
Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress
---
Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

17. Mar. 2019
15. Yvonne (29 years)  
115. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

21. Jan. 2019
16.  (46 years)  
116. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Atmosphere, teachers Iolanda and Lucia
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Homestay with an Italian family.
Other comments:
The actual number of course hours per week was 13 hours, and I paid for 20.
5. Nov. 2018
17.  (64 years)  
117. Course:  Intensive Individual Course (20) (3-to-1) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

1. Nov. 2018
18.  (68 years)  
118. Course:  Italian Language and Culture [Italien] 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay - Standard

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Warm welcome, quality of teaching and teachers' professionalism.
Other comments:
Totally satisfied
31. Oct. 2018
19.  (68 years)  
119. Course:  Intensive Individual Course (20) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent instructors who adapted to my needs.
31. Oct. 2018
20.  (71 years)  Australia
120. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 group + 10 individual) [Italian] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendly and helpful staff. Interesting topics discussed during class. My one-on-one lessons were great
30. Oct. 2018
21.  (23 years)  
121. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

30. Oct. 2018
22.  (23 years)  
122. Course:  Italian Language and Culture [Итальянский] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I really liked the organization of lessons, it was very interesting and fun. Teachers explained the material very clearly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Feel free to ask if something is not clear.
Other comments:
I loved the school, the atmosphere was friendly and homely. Also extracurricular activities were interesting.
30. Oct. 2018
23. Inès (20 years)  
123. Course:  Individual Intensive Course (10) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

3. Jul. 2018
24.  (64 years)  Denmark
124. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The Teachers
Other comments:
It's a very fine school
2. Jul. 2018
25.  (26 years)  United Kingdom
125. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Wonderful and friendly teachers, a lovely atmosphere and school building/location, coffee breaks to chat with fellow students, a very international mix of students.
27. Jun. 2018
26.  (42 years)  
126. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The atmosphere in the school is fantastic, the teachers are very good, they are fun, very nice to study the language there.
Other comments:
I thought the first day there will be a written test to determine the Italian level. In my opinion this is better. I had to change the group, thanks to a teacher who saw that my level was ahead.
18. Jun. 2018
27.  (63 years)  Austria
127. Course:  Combined (20 group + 5 individual) [Italienisch] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Bilbo / Frodo House

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
location, good teaching methods, friendliness, easygoing helpful attitude, good atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Accommodation should not be far away.
Other comments:
Unfortunately, the last day was different, after four days excellent teaching methods. On the last day, there was less enthusiasm to see both on the teacher`s but also on the participants`s side. Therefore, it should be taken into consideration in the future how the performance should be improved till the end of the course.
11. Jun. 2018
28.  (35 years)  
128. Course:  Italian Language and Culture [Итальянский] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teachers and that the whole school from 11:00 to 11:30 go to drink coffee in a cafe, where you can also socialize.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Attend activities, where you can get acquainted not only to the city, but to other students, with whom you can communicate in Italian.
Other comments:
Would be better to give out copies of our textbook (because they gave only a copy of the lesson on a single page), so that we can learn what we've skipped or forgotten.
21. May. 2018
29.  (65 years)  United Kingdom
129. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very friendly and well organised. The teachers were pretty amazing coping with students from different countries .
Other comments:
Would recommend
30. Apr. 2018
30.  (60 years)  
130. Course:  Italian Language and Culture [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The quality of the teaching and the diversity of my classmates
3. Apr. 2018
31.  (19 years)  
131. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 7 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the teachers' desire to teach.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Take advantage of the social activities provided by the school.
12. Feb. 2018
32.  (73 years)  United Kingdom
132. Course:  Italian Language and Culture [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendly and efficient.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
You will be going into existing classes so be careful as to your level. Do not try to learn with a vicious flu and temperature!!
Other comments:
We had to miss 2 days and we were offered those days to carry over until the next time we attend.
11. Dec. 2017
33.  (38 years)  Taiwan
133. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teaching style and organisation of activities
25. Oct. 2017
34.  (70 years)  
134. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were very good, and one week we had a very interesting international mix.
Other comments:
The class was too large one week with about 11 students, and also they weren't all at the same level.
8. Sep. 2017
35.  (51 years)  
135. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

10. Jul. 2017
36. Anne (77 years)  Denmark
136. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

22. May. 2017
37.  (59 years)  
137. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small class size, and personal attention.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Take every opportunity to interact with the locals in Italian.
Other comments:
Overall I felt it was a great deal.
13. Mar. 2017
38. Jon (24 years)  Netherlands
138. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

11. Mar. 2017
39.  (28 years)  Italy
139. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I loved Centro Koine, and highly recommend it. I was able to build great relationships with both the teachers and the students as everyone was very friendly. The building was quaint and in a great location near San Stefano. As a beginner, I received a lot of time and attention, and feel like I learned as much as a could during my short 1-week stay with the school. Centro Koine does a great job at facilitating interactions among students and teachers in an informal setting, and I hope to visit the school again at some point to advance my Italian.
13. Sep. 2016
40.  (28 years)  
140. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
School ideally located in the center, teachers adapt to their students' level.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Enjoy the weekend to visit other nearby cities which are of interest (Ferrara, Verona, Modena ...)
Other comments:
I am very satisfied with the service. If I had to do another Italian course, I'd do it there. The only downside for me is that teachers don't make us redact enough.
11. Jul. 2016
41.  (38 years)  United Kingdom
141. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers I had during my course - Corinna and Chiara - are simply wonderful. It's a very friendly place to study.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Bologna is a wonderful city. Go out and explore. Make friends with the Italians. Don't just stick with your fellow students! Walk to San Luca, go for an aperitivo, eat gelato and try some sublime local food...
Other comments:
A wonderful month. Grazie mille
29. Jun. 2016
42.  (68 years)  
142. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the quality of teaching and the kindness of teachers and Secretary
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Abbey of Santo Stefano, the palace of the Archiginnasio (the library and the anatomical theater), the historic cemetery in Bologna or Certosa , etc ...
Other comments:
Excellent website,great support, and Anne-Cécile has been very competent, responsive, reassuring and very nice on the phone.
10. May. 2016
43.  (51 years)  United Kingdom
143. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good location, good teachers
25. Feb. 2015
44.  (61 years)  
144. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Few students in class, friendly teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Make excursions within the area
Other comments:
Small - but very nice!
17. Jan. 2015
45.  (81 years)  
145. Course:  11 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
As the activities were organized everyday, I could really enjoy the city with many attractions. Thanks to 30-minute lunch break and some paid dinners, I could socialize with other students and teachers and improve the conversation skills.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
In the beginner class, you can only learn 70% of the basic grammars for three months due to the slow teaching speed. You can socialize with other students during the 30-minute break. I recommend you to increase your level up to A2 at least in Japan before studying at the school.
Other comments:
I'm afraid that the school has a kind of loose curriculum. Therefore, sometimes a student with a different level was in a class.
14. Nov. 2014
46.  (26 years)  Netherlands
146. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teachers were very friendly and motivated!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Stay longer than one week if you can. Go with someone else so that you can challenge yourselves outside the school in Italian.
Other comments:
I missed being given important back up information that could be explained in English (in less time) to clear up misunderstandings. This is required for a 'beginner' level candidate. This was not given unfortunately.
19. May. 2014
47.  (72 years)  
147. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers, the school's central location
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
so much to see that I would have liked to extend my stay, my schedule did not allow it unfortunately!
Other comments:
one down-point: there were mostly English-speaking students, so they often spoke English together!
22. Jul. 2013
48.  (64 years)  
148. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
All teachers, even those who have not directly taught our class were very kommunkativ and very friendly. The classes were optimal.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The social activities they offered.
Other comments:
The atmosphere at this school is so positive that I went to class every day with joy.
1. Jan. 2013
49.  (42 years)  
149. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendliness of the teachers and staff.
Other comments:
It worked really great. - I felt very comfortable. - Thank you
15. Oct. 2012
50. Elena (35 years)  
150. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

15. Oct. 2012
51.  (21 years)  
151. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The class in small groups (only 4 students most of the time), therfore the classes were more intense. The familiy atmosphere!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
You should definitely borrow some Italian movies from the school library ;) and establish new international friendships.
Other comments:
I traveled with EF before - there, the price-performance ratio did not match up. But this small language school has been cheaper for five weeks than if I would have traveled only two weeks with EF. The familiy atmosphere, the courses are small, the teachers are really nice and very endeavored, students from all over the world.
18. Jun. 2012
52.  (63 years)  
152. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The staff and social activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Go where you think you belong.
Other comments:
Needs to have books or booklets for students with some basic vocabulary and verbs.
28. Jun. 2011
53. Siegfried (64 years)  
153. Course:  Combined Intensive Course & Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

14. Mar. 2011
54.  (26 years)  
154. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The general atmosphere is very nice, liked the teachers and life in Bologna is very pleasant.
15. Nov. 2010
55.  (22 years)  Australia
155. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I thought the lessons were fantastic. Everybody was given an opportunity to learn at their own pace, and I felt that everyone was showing signs of improvement every day.
11. Oct. 2010
56.  (25 years)  Finland
156. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were all really nice.
9. Jun. 2010
57.  (22 years)  
157. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 12 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers gave great lessons
28. May. 2010
58.  (42 years)  
158. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the team is very dynamic, very competitive and interesting teachers. Small classes, we were between 2 and 7 students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
cultural activities with Giulia. The coffee break at 11.00 in Piazza San Stefano in the sun ...
Other comments:
The city of Bologna is really enjoyable very safe,very beautiful and very interesting.
9. Nov. 2009
59.  (61 years)  
159. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher Mauro
9. Nov. 2009
60.  (63 years)  
160. Course:  Combined Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers and the classes
12. Jul. 2009
61.  (54 years)  
161. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
friendly athmosphere
13. Nov. 2008
62.  (18 years)  
162. Course:  Language and Culture - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
small groups

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