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Reviews of ILM - Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo, Pisa, Italy

Total number of reviews: 27
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Average Rating

Based on 27 reviews of former students of ILM - Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo
Overall rating
ILM - Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo, Pisa, Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
City

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Facilities

Rating: 3.4

3.4 
Social activities

Rating: 3.0

3.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Value for money

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0

5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.5

3.5 
Other

Rating: 3.0

3.0 

Individual Reviews

ILM - Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo
16. May. 2022
1. Veronika   
101.Course: General Course - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

17. Aug. 2019
2.  (48 years)  United Kingdom
102.Course: General Course - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
It was flexible, friendly and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Go straight to the train station after lessons and travel somewhere. It's cheap and entertaining. Also, try the outdoor films at Giardino Scotto.
Quality of teaching / language progress
With an interactive screen we could watch videos and work together more.
5. Mar. 2019
3. Claudia Gabriela (34 years)  Italy
103.Course: General Course - 4 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
I think the weekly amount is too expensive vs. the material (only photocopies) and the quality of lessons received. They need to improve the activities inside the classroom to facilitate the learning.
15. Aug. 2018
4.  (63 years)  
104.Course: General 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Great language school
7. Nov. 2017
5.  (48 years)  
105.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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The welcome was warm and I was offered coffee. The teacher, Lorenzo, was patient and could explain everything very well. I learned a lot during my one-week language course. I will recommend this language school.
2. Aug. 2016
6.  (25 years)  Denmark
106.Course: DELE Basico Preparation Course - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The students and the teachers.
Other comments:
I liked it very much and I would like to go back again.
26. Jun. 2016
7.  (58 years)  
107.Course: General Course - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The size of the class and the very nice teacher
Other comments:
I would have liked more course options. As I only managed to do one half of the placement test and grammatical gaps began to show during the other half, the beginner course was too simple. But the second course that started would have been too difficult. Unfortunately, there was no intermediate level. That was a pitty but maybe it was due to the season or maybe I was just unlucky.
29. Jun. 2014
8.  (69 years)  
108.Course: General 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
unproblematic change between levels
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Placement test should be immediately evaluated properly
Other comments:
several short breaks
11. Feb. 2014
9. Yvonne (63 years)  United Kingdom
109.Course: General 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

2. Sep. 2013
10.  (28 years)  
110.Course: General Course 6 semaines (1 semaine Cooking lessons du 5/08 au 11/08 incluse) - 6 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teaching was excellent!!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do not miss the student life at night!
Other comments:
the cooking classes deserve to be reviewed! I've learned nothing!
19. Aug. 2013
11.  (31 years)  
111.Course: General Course - 3 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers were great!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Cinque Terre
Other comments:
The accommodation was a disaster! Sparse cultural program during my stay!
15. Jul. 2013
12. Sandra (41 years)  Germany
112.Course: General 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

22. Jun. 2013
13. Evi (60 years)  
113.Course: General 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
It would have been helpful to get a rough indication of time to complete the placement test
20. Jun. 2013
14. Klelia (64 years)  
114.Course: General Course - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Hotel ***

Rating: 3/5.0

11. Jun. 2012
15.  (52 years)  
115.Course: Mini-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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Flat

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
A same teacher during 2 weeks = better follow-up of progress
Other comments:
A very friendly school
29. Sep. 2011
16.  (39 years)  Germany
116.Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Dedicated teachers, well prepared and well able to respond to students' individual questions.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The central train station is right next to the school. Try to visit some parts of Tuscany - it's beautiful!
7. Sep. 2011
17.  (21 years)  France
117.Course: Intensive 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Meeting so many great people from around the world!
7. Aug. 2011
18.  (42 years)  
118.Course: General 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
High level of instruction : Maria Grazia has always been listen to our requests.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The visit of the city, go further than the place of miracles.
Other comments:
I regret that the school did not proposed any activity. Sadly support is only limited to black and white photocopies. No movies, websites ...
23. May. 2011
19.  (47 years)  
119.Course: General Course - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Working in small groups (7-8 participants) Atmosphere was very much like home
Other comments:
Very pleasant and friendly welcome from the Director
14. Dec. 2010
20.  (55 years)  
120.Course: General 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: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared flat

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Informal, friendly, helpful.
22. Sep. 2007
21. Genevieve (42 years)  
121.Course: General Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

12. Aug. 2007
22. Florian (18 years)  
122.Course: General Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

8. Jun. 2007
23. Miriam (25 years)  
123.Course: 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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

29. Nov. 2006
24.  (28 years)  
124.Course: General Course - 4 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
all
20. Sep. 2006
25.  (36 years)  
125.Course: General Course - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

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:
Very friendly, competent and helpful teachers, I booked very late and it was no problem, they also organized me an additional week at Viareggio without any problem
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Go up the Tower, try spaghetti alle vongole, go on a trip to Lucca
Other comments:
I stayed in both locations, first Pisa then Viareggio. The school in Pisa is bigger (more levels) but if you like the sea and riding bycicles along the seashore then Viareggio is the place for you.
4. May. 2006
26.  (22 years)  
126.Course: General Course - 4 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Maria Grazia
24. Apr. 2006
27.  (35 years)  
127.Course: General 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendly staff. Personalised teaching.

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