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Reviews of Centro Koinè, Florence, Italy

Total number of reviews: 79
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 79 reviews of former students of Centro Koinè
Overall Rating
Centro Koinè, Florence, Italy

Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
City

Rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8/5.0 
Organisation

Rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

4.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

4.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
Value for money

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.6/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.1/5.0 
other

Rating of out of 5 stars

4.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Centro Koinè
30. Sep. 2019
1. Elena (56 years) - Russia
101. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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

11. Sep. 2019
2.  (29 years) - Netherlands
102. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 group + 5 individual) - 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 1 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 1 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very focused on conversation
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Please bear in mind this school requires a lot of personal discipline and application because they will only correct your speech or teach grammar if you ask them.
Other comments
100% speech focused. Students could benefit from a bit more grammar. Teachers should give feedback on what you do wrong real time. Some 3 daily feedback loops.
27. Jun. 2019
3. Jingjie (25 years) - France
103. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

11. Mar. 2019
4. Jordan (25 years) - Australia
104. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Value for money

Rating of 2 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 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

12. Feb. 2019
5.  (74 years) - United States
105. Course:  Private Lessons (20) [Italian] - 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 6 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
My teacher Niccola was wonderful!! I progressed in my reading and comprehension in one week.
Other comments
Very nice staff, very nice facility and a great location right by Santa Croce.
8. Dec. 2018
6. Viktoriia (41 years) - 
106. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

4. Dec. 2018
7.  (36 years) - 
107. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
sympathetic teacher, great school management
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Private lesson with headmaster
29. Nov. 2018
8.  (38 years) - Brazil
108. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 5 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Activities and number of students per class.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Enjoy school social activities.
Other comments
Learn Italian it's easier for Portuguese and Spanish speakers even if they are beginners. Mix classe with other languages speakers just slow their learning and makes lessons boring.
28. Nov. 2018
9.  (32 years) - Jordan
109. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very friendly staff and teachers, small classes, efficient methods of teaching and the afternoon activities were of great quality.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
- After booking your course, make sure you contact the school directly to confirm any special requests. - Try to participate in the afternoon activities even if you've visited the same places before, they are full of info, culture, history and fun, all in Italian only.
Other comments
Not everything listed on the website was provided by the school; for example, the family accommodation had no Wi-Fi while the shared apartment was far enough on foot and had no TV or permanent heating (I caught cold because the heating was not working sometimes).
19. Nov. 2018
10.  (53 years) - Australia
110. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) [Italian] - 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 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 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Meeting liked minded people and my homestay was fantastic
Other comments
The school has a total immersion policy which is fine for advanced classes but not for beginners. Immediately after your assessment they do not speak English. We had people in the class who could not even say hello or count to 10 in Italian. As all instructions were in Italian it was very hard to make progress and you had to rely on other students who had a better understanding.
18. Nov. 2018
11. Franz (48 years) - 
111. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) [Italiano] - 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 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

30. Oct. 2018
12.  (18 years) - 
112. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 8 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 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

29. Oct. 2018
13. Claudia (21 years) - 
113. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 Group +10 Individual) [Italienisch] - 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 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

29. Oct. 2018
14.  (18 years) - Germany
114. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 8 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 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 teachers are the kindest, warmest and friendliest people. They teach with their heart and soul and always want to make sure that the students have the best experience of the city and the language as possible.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Go on the afternoon excursions with Marco, he can show you the best parts of the city and is very funny too.
29. Jul. 2018
15.  (20 years) - Poland
115. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
School is located beside beautiful Santa Croce and its Piazza. The location is perfect, only a few minute walk from Duomo and all the other atractions. Everybody there are very helpful, super nice. The teaching is great. I really recomend the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take part in the social activities, you will spend great time with other students and also it is a great opportunity to practice your Italian.
18. Jul. 2018
16.  (43 years) - Canada
116. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 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 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The location is absolutely fantastic!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Social activities
Other comments
I had two teachers. Nicoletta was a wonderful teacher; however Francesca did not care about teaching...
17. Jul. 2018
17.  (45 years) - 
117. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The education system is somewhat peculiar: the students should speak Italian with each other as much as possible, but it is not recommended to point out their errors.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
With such an aproach to teaching spoken language, two weeks is not enough to start speaking freely and correctly.
Other comments
The program of activities indicated on the website is different from the one the school offers upon arrival.
9. Jul. 2018
18.  (44 years) - 
118. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The main focus of teaching in schools is speaking, overcoming the language barrier. The most important here is to speak without thinking about the forms of verbs, articles, about any grammar. It will come later. If you agree with this, then this school is for you. I just needed such an approach.
27. Jun. 2018
19.  (61 years) - Israel
119. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) [Italian] - 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

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Classes were small (my class had only 4 students),and they are really encouraging and stimulating you to speak in Italian. I like the variety of tasks, exercises and games that we did during the class hours. Also, the big variety in students (age, background, country) is very refreshing .
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The secretary is very helpful in arranging bookings for visits to highly popular museums.
7. Jun. 2018
20.  (33 years) - 
120. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Homely atmosphere. Good teachers. Very nice and interesting people.
28. May. 2018
21.  (53 years) - 
121. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) [Italian] - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Barbara was wonderful!
Other comments
A lovely school I would return to.
11. Apr. 2018
22.  (41 years) - 
122. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 Group +10 Individual) - 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

2. Apr. 2018
23.  (27 years) - 
123. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teacher Marco!
6. Nov. 2017
24.  (23 years) - United Kingdom
124. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 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

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Interesting and engaging teachers and activities. A wonderful experience.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Attend the tours in the afternoons - very interesting and informative about the city!
23. Oct. 2017
25.  (63 years) - 
125. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 3 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Good teachers and nice feeling
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If the level of teaching, for example, is too primitive and you already know more, ask for the next level of teaching.
Other comments
There were too few students at different levels at Centro Koine. In fact, I was at first quite elementary opetukssa although I have already read about the basics of the Italian language. Then I got into a class for advanced students. There should be more levels.
18. Sep. 2017
26.  (20 years) - Italy
126. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The sense of community/ how friendly the teachers and other students were. It was a lot easier to have the confidence to speak up in class and therefore improve the language.
Other comments
I really liked the heavy emphasis on practicing speaking with other students in the style of everyday conversation, however I would have liked it even more if the teachers had more input on correcting repeated errors when listening into conversations etc.
21. Aug. 2017
27.  (28 years) - 
127. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
This is the perfect school to learn Italian in Florence. It is located in the downtown area, so it is close to many points of interest. The instructors are very knowledgeable and make the classes dynamic and fun. They also have cultural activities twice a week, where they take you to a site in Florence and teach you about the history and culture.
Other comments
I was there for 4 weeks this summer and my Italian did improve by a lot. Definitely planning to go back one day to learn more.
15. Aug. 2017
28. Paula (20 years) - Spain
128. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

14. Aug. 2017
29.  (41 years) - Russia
129. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The way of teaching, friendly atmosphere, small number of students in class.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Conversational Italian. Very good practice.
Other comments
Lovely place, good teachers, students from all the world. All this made me practice the language every day.
8. Aug. 2017
30.  (26 years) - Spain
130. Course:  Italian Language and Culture Course (20) - 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Everyone was willing to help with any doubt I had, not only school-related but also about tourism and food.
30. May. 2017
31. Franziska (25 years) - 
131. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

30. May. 2017
32.  (64 years) - 
132. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Goodwill of teachers. Methods of teaching the language. Help teachers in solving domestic issues.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take the training period at least three weeks to 02:03 times a year.
Other comments
Good school, normal prices. I recommend students of different countries and different ages.
24. Apr. 2017
33.  (76 years) - 
133. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I very much liked my teacher, Francesca, who was always very friendly, patient and helpful, and her teaching method, which I believe was to get us to practice among ourselves in the classroom as much as possible, while not forgetting about the importance of grammar too. I learned a great deal in 2 weeks, and could converse after the course!! Another thing I loved was my fellow students, from all over the world. They were universally very friendly, fun to be with, and we were all pretty much on the same level.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Don't kill yourselves trying to see too many museums for too long each day, especially if you're a little up in years. Probably I'm the only one who would do that, but I hope I learned my lesson. Also, don't bring too much stuff!!!
Other comments
I heard from students in other classes that all the teachers there were fabulous, not just mine. Also, we had a substitute the last 2 days, and he was fabulous too!
24. Apr. 2017
34.  (43 years) - 
134. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Tutors
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Choose an apartment close to school
Other comments
The level of knowledge of the Italian language should be at least A2
19. Mar. 2017
35.  (32 years) - Greece
135. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 4 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 5 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The people
13. Mar. 2017
36.  (31 years) - Russia
136. Course:  Combined Intensive Course (20 Group +10 Individual) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The professors, they are just amazing! ))
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
There is a nice book in the school library Firenze per I bambini: a good one to start with and very interesting
Other comments
5 min from Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Great teachers. Really helped me to improve my Italian.
21. Feb. 2017
37.  (27 years) - 
137. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendly atmosphere, great educational program, professional teaching
31. Oct. 2016
38.  (21 years) - 
138. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 4 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 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

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teaching, good atmosphere and teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Yes, regarding accommodation, in the apartment where I stayed, the kitchen equipment was worn out, we had to buy pans, and comforters.
Other comments
No, if I return to Florence I would go back to this school without hesitation.
30. Aug. 2016
39.  (23 years) - 
139. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 3 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Cultural activities offered by the school in the afternoons.
Other comments
The method of this school is based on improving your one's oral skills. Not so much on studying or taking notes, but they expect that to talk, talk and talk. I improved a lot and after 4 weeks I do have a fairly high level.
25. Aug. 2016
40.  (54 years) - Poland
140. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
City tour - extra activities
22. Aug. 2016
41.  (28 years) - 
141. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating of 2 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 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 1 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Relaxed atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
They only have three different levels, so in every class there are students with very diverse knowledge. Teachers do not make any kind of correction (sometimes they leave the classroom while the students are doing some speaking exercises). Teachers do not provide grammatical explanations. Only different types of exercises are done in pairs or groups of 3 (and they are not always corrected).
Other comments
It did not help me to improve my level of Italian.
17. Aug. 2016
42.  (25 years) - 
142. Course:  Standard - 7 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 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
They tell us to talk to be happier.
2. Aug. 2016
43.  (65 years) - Canada
143. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I liked that the emphasis was on conversation and total immersion. Student participation was extremely helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
It would help if students come to class with some basic vocabulary. I think they would get more out of the total immersion.
Other comments
I enjoyed the small class size, the teachers were very helpful and encouraging. Even though there were different levels of language ability, no one felt left out.
27. Jun. 2016
44. Lise (62 years) - Denmark
144. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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

16. Mar. 2016
45.  (65 years) - 
145. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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 6 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The reception, the teaching method and the teachers' good mood.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The guided tour of the Palazzo Pitti
13. Feb. 2016
46.  (43 years) - United Kingdom
146. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Well-thought-out lessons with an experienced teacher. Plus the location was ideal.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Go on the initial guided tour with your teacher on the first day. It is very useful.
Other comments
Friendly staff, quality teaching and good location.
20. Nov. 2015
47.  (51 years) - United Kingdom
147. Course:  Italian and cooking with Mamma + Italian language course 20 - 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 5 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
Friendly atmosphere, very helpful teachers and staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The afternoon culture activities are very interesting. I strongly recommend taking part in those activities.
Other comments
I really enjoyed my time with them, including the host family. Everyone was very helpful and kind. I wish I could go again. There was only one thing I was disappointed with: there was no organised excursion tour to Lucca. When I received a sample afternoon activity list, there was a tour to Lucca and Pisa with a teacher. I was looking forward to it. Anyway, I went on a tour to Pisa with an external group that the school staff arranged for me . Maybe the information you gave to me was not up-to-date. However, on the whole, I am very satisfied.
6. Oct. 2015
48.  (28 years) - 
148. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Social activities

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The recreational activities and the warmth of the staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do the recreational activities at school!
Other comments
Unfortunately, the organization in the school was bad - there were obviously just very few students, so only 4 levels were offered and accordingly the differences in knowledge of each student per level were great.
5. Oct. 2015
49.  (52 years) - 
149. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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
Shared Apartment

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The kindness of the staff and the willingness for dialoguing with you.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Koinè's method is not for people with little motivation or desire to work, but I think it works. I leaved the school talking a little bit (and understanding) after only two weeks of contact with the language.
Other comments
The location of the school and the friendliness of the staff makes the stay enjoyable. I think the teaching method they implement is not suitable for one-week courses, even less if you're starting, because it will not give you time to take profit of it. But in my two weeks course I got a good initiation. I will repeat without any doubt, because I still have to learn much more. The school is small, so the atmosphere is very familiar and with a very personal treatment. Maybe you are lucky and Marco is your teacher and then a apart from learning you will enjoy working and you will have fun.
23. Sep. 2015
50.  (66 years) - Australia
150. Course:  Italian Language and Culture - 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 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 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Friendly, professional staff and my teacher was fabulous.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In you have any concerns the staff are very responsive and will help you immediately.
Other comments
I have enjoyed immensely studying at both the Firenze and Lucca schools and would recommend them to anyone.
29. Jun. 2015
51.   - Australia
151. Course:  Italian language course - 5 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers are excellent
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The excursions
Other comments
The location is great! Just around the corner from Santa Croce.
22. Apr. 2015
52.   - 
152. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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
Homestay

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Italian teacher spoke excellent Italian and was easy to understand. He also was knowledgeable about Italian culture.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try to avoid Florence in peak season or over holidays like Easter. The city can just be jammed with tourists and people. Reserve your admission ticket online for the Uffizi and Galleria Academia well in advance.
Other comments
My host family was disappointing compared to a French family I had stayed with for a similar French language class. While the emphasis on getting the students to speak as much Italian as possible to each other in small groups was helpful, it also seemed that we listened to each other's bad Italian for much of the class!
2. Mar. 2015
53.  (33 years) - 
153. Course:  Combined course (20+5)  - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location
23. Feb. 2015
54.  (64 years) - 
154. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The very friendly atmosphere of the school thanks to all the teaching staff and quality of courses I followed thanks to the skilled, knowledgeable and good humored teacher.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Difficult to choose in Florence but I really loved the city at night, including Piazza della Signoria, illuminated and empty (in February). The visit of San Miniato al Monte with its spectacular view of Florence is a must!
Other comments
I like the teaching method focused primarily on communication between students, exchange between different cultures, exclusively in Italian of course!
17. Nov. 2014
55.  (46 years) - 
155. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

3. Nov. 2014
56.  (59 years) - 
156. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The friendly staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Be sure to participate in guided tours! Outstanding quality!
Other comments
Very good school.
27. Oct. 2014
57.  (60 years) - 
157. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Small groups, outstanding teachers, an extremely friendly atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The afternoon program with guided tours through the city.
Other comments
Absolute fantastic language school!
17. Oct. 2014
58.  (55 years) - Australia
158. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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
The teacher, Francesca, was superb. Very serene and calm. As an ex language teacher myself, I knew how good she was as was her methodology. She encouraged us to communicate, which at Level 3, was just what we needed.
Other comments
The whole school operated in a professional, friendly way.
6. Oct. 2014
59.  (43 years) - United Kingdom
159. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teacher Chiara was excellent and I felt the group was well chosen.
24. Jun. 2014
60.  (20 years) - 
160. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 4 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 5 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
A school with very friendly staff and a good location.
7. Apr. 2014
61. Isabel (66 years) - 
161. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 4 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 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 3 out of 5 stars

27. Nov. 2013
62.  (29 years) - Italy
162. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 3 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the teacher Marco
Other comments
good school, programs, nice teachers.
17. Jun. 2013
63.  (33 years) - Japan
163. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Small class, nice host family.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Teachers and students go to a cafe during a break.
4. Jan. 2013
64.  (57 years) - 
164. Course:  Combined Intensive 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 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
Homestay

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
They really know what they're doing both in the classroom and out of it. Marco is a great teacher who really helped me improve.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Do take part in the after school activities even if it doesn't sound like your thing. They are very informative.
Other comments
I tried most of the places to eat they had on their list - always good!
14. Nov. 2012
65.  (28 years) - 
165. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teachers were excellent, secretary/admin ppl were great
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
get a good It-Eng/Eng-It dictionary
Other comments
great value for the money
11. Sep. 2012
66. Marina (31 years) - Netherlands
166. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 1 week

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 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 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

11. Jun. 2012
67.  (31 years) - 
167. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 4 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 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Marco taught in a very clear and decisive maner
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
go on all the field trips they are well worth the expense
5. Jun. 2012
68.  (25 years) - 
168. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The stay in Florence was a hit. The school is great! Small, but very personal. I was very satisfied with the size of the groups and the quality of the lessons. I went from A1 to B1 in 3 weeks. Incredibly nice teachers and staff create a nice learning atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
All afternoon activities with Marco are great. You will learn a lot about little secrets of the city that you cannot find in travel guides ...
28. Nov. 2011
69.  (59 years) - 
169. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers
4. Oct. 2011
70. Sofiia (32 years) - Malta
170. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

12. Sep. 2011
71.  (40 years) - Spain
171. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 out of 5 stars

School organization

Rating of 6 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Good teaching method, dynamic and participatory
5. Apr. 2011
72.  (72 years) - 
172. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 5 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 5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Albergo Benivieni - 3-star Hotel

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
teaching method. friendly staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
reserve your museum tickets in advance to save on queueing time.
Other comments
thanks to marco. clear pronunciation and slow speech made it easy to understand.
22. Sep. 2010
73.  (17 years) - 
173. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
effective learing in samll groups
26. Oct. 2009
74.  (37 years) - 
174. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 3 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 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 2 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take time to see all sides of Florence
Other comments
I did not like the fact that the owner was not notified of my arrival and that I had to wait outside all day until he arrived. Also, internet never worked and the school's bar was never open.
5. Oct. 2009
75. Vera Donata (16 years) - Germany
175. Course:  Italian Language Course (30) - 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 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
Homestay

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

3. Aug. 2009
76.  (34 years) - Germany
176. Course:  Italian Language Course (20) - 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 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 4 out of 5 stars

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The school was well run and in a professional manner.
17. Jun. 2009
77. Malte (21 years) - 
177. Course:  Italian Language Course (30) - 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 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

Rating of 5 out of 5 stars

15. Nov. 2008
78.  (55 years) - 
178. Course:  Combined Intensive Course - 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 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 2 out of 5 stars

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The tgeachers and the school's consequent method of building on what you already know
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
have lunch at mercato San Ambrogio
Other comments
I was very pleased with the lessons and with the international mix of students of all ages.
28. May. 2008
79.  (50 years) - 
179. Course:  Italian Language Course (30) - 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 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 method of teaching
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I booked lessons in the afternoon which are different to those in the morning. The main subject of the morning is talking, teamwork, little grammar while we used to do writing in the afternoon. The combination of the two is great!
Other comments
The teachers are all very nice and they do a great thing in teaching. It's recommendable to talk italian even during the breaks. You really lose the fear of talking. It's also much fun to go out and do some interviews. Thanks a lot to Marco, Cristina and Cosetta, not to forget Leonardo, chief of the cafeteria, who cooks deliciuos lunches!!

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