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Reviews of Centro Koinè, Bologna, Italy

Total number of reviews: 29
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 29 reviews of former students of Centro Koinè
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Centro Koinè, Bologna, Italy
4.4/5.0 
City 4.8/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.5/5.0 
Value for money 4.4/5.0 
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Homestay 4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.5/5.0 
other 4.6/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Centro Koinè
25. Oct. 2017
1.  (70 years) - United States
101. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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8. Sep. 2017
2.  (51 years) - 
102. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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

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22. May. 2017
4.  (59 years) - United States
104. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Small class size, and personal attention.
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Take every opportunity to interact with the locals in Italian.
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Overall I felt it was a great deal.
13. Mar. 2017
5. Jon (24 years) - Netherlands
105. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks

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11. Mar. 2017
6.  (28 years) - Italy
106. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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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
7.  (28 years) - 
107. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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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 ...)
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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
8.  (38 years) - United Kingdom
108. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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The teachers I had during my course - Corinna and Chiara - are simply wonderful. It's a very friendly place to study.
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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...
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A wonderful month. Grazie mille
29. Jun. 2016
9.  (68 years) - 
109. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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the quality of teaching and the kindness of teachers and Secretary
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Abbey of Santo Stefano, the palace of the Archiginnasio (the library and the anatomical theater), the historic cemetery in Bologna or Certosa , etc ...
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Excellent website,great support, and Anne-Cécile has been very competent, responsive, reassuring and very nice on the phone.
10. May. 2016
10.  (51 years) - United Kingdom
110. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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Good location, good teachers
25. Feb. 2015
11.  (61 years) - 
111. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Few students in class, friendly teachers
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Make excursions within the area
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Small - but very nice!
17. Jan. 2015
12.  (81 years) - 
112. Course:  11 weeks

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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.
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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
13.  (26 years) - Netherlands
113. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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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.
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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
14.  (72 years) - 
114. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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The teachers, the school's central location
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so much to see that I would have liked to extend my stay, my schedule did not allow it unfortunately!
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one down-point: there were mostly English-speaking students, so they often spoke English together!
22. Jul. 2013
15.  (64 years) - 
115. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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All teachers, even those who have not directly taught our class were very kommunkativ and very friendly. The classes were optimal.
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The social activities they offered.
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The atmosphere at this school is so positive that I went to class every day with joy.
1. Jan. 2013
16.  (42 years) - 
116. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Friendliness of the teachers and staff.
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It worked really great. - I felt very comfortable. - Thank you
15. Oct. 2012
17. Elena (35 years) - Russian Federation
117. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

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15. Oct. 2012
18.  (21 years) - 
118. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 5 weeks

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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.
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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
19.  (63 years) - United States
119. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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Go where you think you belong.
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Needs to have books or booklets for students with some basic vocabulary and verbs.
28. Jun. 2011
20. Siegfried (64 years) - 
120. Course:  Combined Intensive Course & Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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14. Mar. 2011
21.  (26 years) - 
121. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 4 weeks

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The general atmosphere is very nice, liked the teachers and life in Bologna is very pleasant.
15. Nov. 2010
22.  (22 years) - Australia
122. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks

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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
23.  (25 years) - Finland
123. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 4 weeks

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The teachers were all really nice.
9. Jun. 2010
24.  (22 years) - 
124. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 12 weeks

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The teachers gave great lessons
28. May. 2010
25.  (42 years) - 
125. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 5 weeks

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the team is very dynamic, very competitive and interesting teachers. Small classes, we were between 2 and 7 students.
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cultural activities with Giulia. The coffee break at 11.00 in Piazza San Stefano in the sun ...
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The city of Bologna is really enjoyable very safe,very beautiful and very interesting.
9. Nov. 2009
26.  (61 years) - 
126. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 2 weeks

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The teacher Mauro
9. Nov. 2009
27.  (63 years) - 
127. Course:  Combined Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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12. Jul. 2009
28.  (54 years) - 
128. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 1 week

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friendly athmosphere
13. Nov. 2008
29.  (18 years) - 
129. Course:  Language and Culture - 4 weeks

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small groups

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