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Reviews of Dante Alighieri, Siena, Italy

Total number of reviews: 59
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 59 reviews of former students of Dante Alighieri
Overall rating
Dante Alighieri, Siena, Italy

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
City

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Facilities

Rating: 3.8

3.8 
Social activities

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Value for money

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.2

3.2 
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Individual Reviews

Dante Alighieri
19. Sep. 2021
1. Petra (61 years)  
101. Course:  G8 - Standard Course - 3 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

16. Aug. 2021
2. Tet (63 years)  
102. Course:  G8 - Standard Course [Italian] - 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: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

1. Apr. 2020
3.  (62 years)  United Kingdom
103. Course:  C8 - Intensive Combined Course (20 Group + 8 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: 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:
Friendly staff. Good teacher. Additional activities, including language, in the afternoon.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Be sure to explore the city.
22. Jan. 2019
4.  (62 years)  United States
104. Course:  Siena Magnifica [Italian] - 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: 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 teachers, Alessia and Andrea
Other comments:
They try very hard to meet your needs and welcome you
16. May. 2016
5. Rossala (63 years)  
105. Course:  Private lessons - 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
Other comments:
Rebekkah was a great instructor who adapted her teaching style to my own goals.
16. May. 2016
6.  (66 years)  
106. Course:  One-to-one - 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:
Great learning experience.
Other comments:
Andrea was a great instructor. I learned a great deal of practical information and my skill level improved significantly.
13. Sep. 2015
7.  (18 years)  
107. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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:
Room for students (with piano), teachers' approach towards students, nice atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Enjoy the charms of Siena :-)
Other comments:
I would recommend!
6. Oct. 2014
8.  (72 years)  United Kingdom
108. Course:  Siena Magnifica - 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: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
All staff and teachers very friendly but at the same time very professional. Hand picked teacher who knew what she was doing (Ilenia and Andrea my guide too)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
You are at the best place, enjoy your course.
Other comments:
I have enjoyed every minute of my course, made friends with teachers, and students. Everyone gelled, I did not feel different because of my age. Amazing, will come back in 2015. Thank you.
8. Aug. 2013
9.  (55 years)  Denmark
109. Course:  G6 Standard Course- 15 lessons/week - 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: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Well organized and good teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you want to change level the school is very flexible.
7. May. 2013
10.  (35 years)  
110. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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

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:
Friendly atmosphere, good teaching.
8. Apr. 2013
11.  (58 years)  
111. Course:  C4 - Combined Standard (15 group + 4 individual) - 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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The dedicated and competent teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
A trip by treno vapore (steam train)/naturo on small tracks to Tuscan villages including a visit to a "wine factory" and a two-hour lunch with simple Tuscan specialities, wine, folk group and a lot of contact with about 250 young and old Italians, few tourists. Twice a month, book it previously via the travel agency in Via Camollia, ask the Tourist Information Office on the large square.
Other comments:
It was my second time there.
10. Nov. 2012
12.  (37 years)  Poland
112. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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: 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:
Friendly atmosphere.
12. Sep. 2012
13.  (23 years)  Norway
113. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 3 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers and the students.
Other comments:
Have a tighter control on the accommodation.
7. May. 2012
14.  (40 years)  Australia
114. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 8 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small class sizes, extra-curricular activities.
8. Sep. 2011
15.  (51 years)  
115. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The appealing and varied structure of the lessons, pleasant teacher!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Orientation tour on the first day
5. Jul. 2011
16.  (65 years)  
116. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The tight organization of the lessons
31. May. 2011
17.  (67 years)  
117. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The lessons and the mix of ages. (20-75!)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The leisure activities offered by school
Other comments:
The shared apartment was in very poor condition. The window in my room was absolutely unsound and not closeable. Kitchen cupboards were filthy.
15. Mar. 2011
18.  (39 years)  
118. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 2 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
very nice people, central location in the historic district
16. Dec. 2010
19. Moritz (31 years)  
119. Course:  C4 - Combined Standard - 4 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

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: 5/5.0

6. Nov. 2010
20.  (64 years)  Finland
120. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 2 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good teachers
Other comments:
More details about accomodation.
18. Oct. 2010
21.  (64 years)  Sweden
121. Course:  C4 - Combined Standard - 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: 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 good teacher.
23. Aug. 2010
22.  (40 years)  
122. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 1 week

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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The quality of the teaching and the friendliness of the teachers and clerical staff.
8. Mar. 2010
23.  (26 years)  Italy
123. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

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: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The fellow students and class environment.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Make sure you get a good teacher!
15. Oct. 2009
24. Marjorie (62 years)  United Kingdom
124. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

15. Oct. 2009
25.  (63 years)  United Kingdom
125. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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:
High Quality of Teaching
11. Sep. 2009
26.  (18 years)  
126. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 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: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the kindness of the teachers and the good contact with all the students
14. May. 2009
27.  (36 years)  United Kingdom
127. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 2 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: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the other students
Other comments:
It was really cold the two weeks were there and the school did not have any heating on so we were wearing coats etc when we asked for it to be put on it was but at a very low level. In addition, I did not feel, having done courses elsewhere, this was an intensive course. They were not geared up for the short term students at all. I learned something but not as much as I would have done elsewhere.
11. Oct. 2007
28.  (51 years)  
128. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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: 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 atmosphere, flexibility of the school (changing classes, private lessons etc.)
14. Sep. 2007
29.  (57 years)  
129. Course:  C8 Combined course - 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the atmosphere at school, the kindness of the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the wine-tasting at the Enotheca close to the Campo
Other comments:
I've been there the third time this year and my Italian has improved step by step. I'm quite satisfied with the school.
13. Sep. 2007
30.  (40 years)  
130. Course:  G6 Standard Course - 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers
Other comments:
The enthusiasm of the teachers is great.
16. Aug. 2007
31.  (28 years)  
131. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
excellent teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the city and the chianti
28. Jun. 2007
32.  (40 years)  Netherlands
132. Course:  G8 Intensive course - 4 weeks

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: 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 enthusiasm of the teachers
Other comments:
My compliments about the teachers. Only the appartment was very dirty. But I will come back definitely for the courses
23. May. 2007
33.  (37 years)  
133. Course:  Siena Magnifica - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
---
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:
our teacher was great! and also the women in the front desk were very friendly, patient and tried to solve each problem
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the cooking lessons were really nice, and the meals were great!
Other comments:
I didn´t like the chiefs of the school, they make problems if you miss a lesson. but the teachers were really great, the people I met there were all nice and interesting. I loved my time in Siena and I will come back next year!!!!
14. Apr. 2007
34.  (52 years)  
134. Course:  Combined C4 (Group + Individual) - 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The conviviality. The teachers are all very nice and friendly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Visit of Siena and other towns proposed by the school. We visited Pisa and had a very nice teacher with us who explained everything very well. The presentations and films proposed by the school are interesting.
Other comments:
The teachers are lovely. Thanks to them for their patience and friendlyness. The ladies at the reception of the school were very helpful and didn't hesitate to make a telephone call for me for a reservation at the Uffizi in Firenze or elsewehere. An information about the internet point : if you have a lap-top, take it with you, because you will have much less problems in treating with your e-mails. The internet point at the school is really to improve! In a two-weeks stage I have met many people of many different countries. This was a real enrichment for me. If I had the oportunity to return to the school in Siena, I would take it at once.
9. Nov. 2006
35.  (40 years)  
135. Course:  Intensive - 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the friendly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
visit Siena
5. Nov. 2006
36. Laura Maria (24 years)  
136. Course:  Standard Italian - 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: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

16. Aug. 2006
37.  (27 years)  Sweden
137. Course:  Standard Italian - 8 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Skip the fourth hour of the G8 course and take some private lessons instead
Other comments:
Very, very good teachers.
15. Jun. 2006
38.  (31 years)  
138. Course:  G7 Classic course - 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
In class only Italian was spoken. Besides the language I learned a lot about the history, the structure and some special or typical Italian characteristics.
Other comments:
I think Dante Alighieri offers a good mixture of grammar and conversation. I liked that we had not just one teacher but two different ones. In addition to that I enjoyed the fact that in my course the have been seven students and each one came from a different country. Moreover, the teachers are very kind and the lessons are good.
14. Jun. 2006
39.  (38 years)  Germany
139. Course:  G7 Classic course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

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:
Teacher
19. Dec. 2005
40.    Usa
140. Course:  Standard 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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the location
19. Dec. 2005
41.    
141. Course:  Intensive - 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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
pallio
19. Dec. 2005
42. Dolores   
142. Course:  Intensive - 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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

30. Jun. 2005
43. Anonymous (23 years)  
143. Course:  General Course

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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

3. Aug. 2004
44. Tim (32 years)  U.s.a.
144. Course:  General Course

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

16. Jun. 2004
45. Tino (35 years)  
145. Course:  General Course

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

9. Jun. 2004
46. Christine (56 years)  
146. Course:  General Course

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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

13. May. 2004
47.  (67 years)  Uk
147. Course:  General Course

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

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:
Teaching methods and extra activities
Negative aspects:
lack of IT facilities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Walks organized by the school
Other comments:
Very friendly very helpful.
27. Nov. 2003
48.  (33 years)  Sweden
148. Course:  General Course

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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good atmosphere.
Negative aspects:
Internet access is not good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The dinner at the cooking school is a good value for the money, and it's fun.
Other comments:
Although the school is rather low-tech and with traditional approaches to teaching, the staff and teachers have a sincere commitment to quality and everyone is very friendly and helpful. I learnt a lot. Certain nationalities are overrepresented, which may be a problem in some classes. I met a lot of Swiss, Swedes, and Japanese.
20. Nov. 2003
49. Klemens (27 years)  
149. Course:  General Course

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

10. Sep. 2003
50. M.   
150. Course:  General Course

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: 4/5.0

27. Aug. 2003
51.  (31 years)  Austria
151. Course:  General Course

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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very good atmosphere; party at a typical Tuscan farm - very good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Palio.
9. May. 2003
52.  (56 years)  Sweden
152. Course:  General Course

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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very friendly athmosphere and the teachers were excellent
Negative aspects:
Very hard to be able to use the computers, there should be more computers
Other comments:
I was there during Easter and I would have liked more social arrangements from the school's side. It would have been better if the school could arrange more social get togethers like concerts, dancing and other cultural events.
7. May. 2003
53.  (30 years)  Deutschland
153. Course:  General Course

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
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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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The private athmosphere
Negative aspects:
nothing
Other comments:
it´s better to learn at home before the alphabet and the numbers.
19. Oct. 2002
54. Katrin (30 years)  
154. Course:  Super Intensive (+35h)

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

3. Sep. 2002
55.  (22 years)  Deutschland
155. Course:  General Course

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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
meeting people from all over the world was a real good experince
Other comments:
When you make a reservation tell the school that you want to stay in the center of Siena. Most families are outside the city, so you have to take the bus to get to Siena, and there aren`t a lot of buses and they are never punctual!!!! If you can manage to make your holiday in July or August don`t miss the Palio!!!!
22. Jul. 2002
56.  (27 years)  Switzerland
156. Course:  General Course

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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The setting of the school in the old town and the warm and friendly staff. Friends said that the cooking and singing classes are really worth while if you are interested in cooking or singing.
Negative aspects:
I would have liked to have cheaper access to the internet and one or two computers more (the school has got two)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the palio (horse race on July 2 or August 16), the festival of classical music in the second week of July and the open air cinema in the old fortezza in July and the beginning of August.
Other comments:
The school puts students together in one flat who are about the same age. Who is 33 is not likely to share an apartment with people who are 17. I liked that. If you are not used to the Italian standard of living you might find the school and the apartments a bit wacky.
25. Jun. 2002
57. Eisfeld (32 years)  Germany

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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
Educational level.
25. Jun. 2002
58. Christiane (28 years)  Deutschland
158. Course:  Super Intensive (+35h)

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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

8. Oct. 2001
59. Susanne (33 years)  Deutschland
159. Course:  General Course

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

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


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