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Reviews of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Siena, Italy

Total number of reviews: 61
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 61 reviews of former students of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Overall Rating
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Siena, Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
City

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Facilities

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
Social activities

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Value for money

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
Shared Flat

Rating: 4.9

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Individual Reviews

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
28. Oct. 2019
1.  (63 years)  United States
101. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
International and age diverse students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Never be concerned that you don’t know enough to participate.
Other comments:
Loved it! For me, it was my first step to learning Italian. It won't be my last!
28. Oct. 2019
2.  (70 years)  United Kingdom
102. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very helpful staff
30. Sep. 2019
3. Tatiana  (45 years)  
103. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

2. Aug. 2019
4. Gisela (19 years)  Spain
104. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course [Italià] - 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
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

17. Jul. 2019
5.  (57 years)  Sweden
105. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good teachers, nice afternoon activities, very helpful and friendly staff.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Stay with a family if possible!
20. May. 2019
6. Gordana (49 years)  Croatia
106. Course:  Super Intensive (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Rating: 5/5.0

30. Apr. 2019
7.  (62 years)  New Zealand
107. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course [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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Small and personal
14. Sep. 2018
8.  (63 years)  United Kingdom
108. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Teaching was good and the teaching groups were small
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Just relax and enjoy the experience. Make sure you go on the optional lectures and excursions, which are a good opportunity to practice more with the guide
Other comments:
It is a friendly environment in a good location
11. Jun. 2018
9.  (47 years)  
109. Course:  Super Intensive (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 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
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher was very patient and recursive. The policy of not using other languages allows to progress in learning Italian. The stay is exceptional. The apartment is very well located, comfortable and bright. The owner of the apartment as well as the staff of the school were always very attentive and available to make my stay unforgettable.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The welcome pack with tips on transport and the city is very good but requires more detail (for example, explanations about the ticket validation on buses and trains, alternatives to buy tickets when the machines do not work, ...).
Other comments:
The experience in general is incredible and the value for money is very good.
4. Jun. 2018
10.  (52 years)  
110. Course:  Super Intensive (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

28. May. 2018
11.  (63 years)  
111. Course:  Super Intensive (20 Group + 5 Individual) [Italienisch] - 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: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

28. May. 2018
12.  (68 years)  
112. Course:  Super Intensive (20 Group + 5 Individual) [Italienisch] - 2 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: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

14. Jan. 2018
13.  (66 years)  Australia
113. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
My class teacher.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I had been to other language schools before and knew that at 10am Italians usually go for coffee in a local bar. The school in Sienna left you to your own devices in the morning break but fortunately I knew to ask where can we go for coffee.
Other comments:
The teaching was good and generally the school was good enough. I was disappointed in the accommodation and it took a bit of effort to cope with a rather difficult host.
27. Sep. 2017
14.  (66 years)  Sweden
114. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher Silvia and my classmates
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Don't try the coffee at the Nanninibar. The coffee machine sucked.
Other comments:
There were no "get togethers". The St Anna School at Sorrento was so much better socially.
18. Apr. 2017
15.  (57 years)  
115. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The special kindness and helpfulness of all employees. The very competent teachers, the lively and versatile group lessons and the enormously fruitful individual lessons. Also the leisure offer was always very interesting and carried out by great people.
Negative aspects:
The chairs are unfortunately extremely uncomfortable and especially in the cool season ice cold, that you almost catch a bladder infection.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do participate at the leisure activities!!!
26. Jul. 2016
16. Vencislava (33 years)  Bulgaria
116. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

15. Mar. 2016
17.  (56 years)  Australia
117. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I loved my teacher Sonia and I loved the location of the school. I enjoyed it much more than I did at another school in Verona which I attended a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed the course workbook they used also.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The restaurant suggestions
26. Oct. 2015
18.  (54 years)  
118. Course:  Intensive Italian Language 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Lovely teacher and very lively lessons
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
visit of San Gimignano
Other comments:
In october, it was very very cold during lessons as the heating was not functioning yet.
26. Oct. 2015
19.  (62 years)  United Kingdom
119. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendly, welcoming, well organised
Other comments:
As a complete beginner, I found it hard to keep up with the speedy progress of the class, amidst more advanced students. Also, I found it hard to do any revision or study, because I was just visiting for a few days and was primarily interested in seeing some of the city while I had any free time. Perhaps, smaller more experience based classes might be better, or a class for short term tourists who would like a bit of conversational Italian? Otherwise, I enjoyed the class and social interaction, thanks for all.
17. Oct. 2015
20.  (56 years)  Australia
120. Course:  Super Intensive (20 group + 5 individual) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Staff were friendly and helpful. The teacher changed for the last 2 days of my 2nd week (due to unavoidable contractual reasons apparently) but this was not good for continuity and level of teaching.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Take advantage of the activities offered (some of which are free) and stay with a host family to practise the language outside of class.
Other comments:
The acoustics in the classrooms are poor. There is a lot of echo and boom and this made listening activities a challenge. The building is old but some simple and inexpensive modifications could be made to combat these problems. I think this is important particularly for more mature students who may already struggle with some minor hearing difficulties.
31. Aug. 2015
21.  (22 years)  
121. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The staff was super friendly, very organized and helpful. It was be a great atmosphere to learn.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you are in Siena during the Palio, you should go to all the activities organized by the school around the race. You catch a lot more and are able to understand the tradition also much better.
4. Jul. 2015
22.  (65 years)  Australia
122. Course:  Italian Tour (Siena 01/06-05/06, Rome 08/06-12/06) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent teaching. Small group. Friendly helpful staff. An outside courtyard area for student use during breaks. Excellent wifi.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Take advantage of the school organised activities and restaurant/cafe recommendations. We were very happy with the school organised homestay including breakfast and dinner.
Other comments:
Lots of fun and good teaching and learning experience.
19. Nov. 2014
23.  (65 years)  
123. Course:  Intensive Course (20 Lektionen) - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I've always found a contact person, who took care of my concerns. The size of the school is almost "familiar". The recreational activities were carried out with much effort. Merci.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Quickly build contact with other course participants and hence, get to know more. (E.g. about deals and other countries.)
Other comments:
I would appreciate it if more information about the outline and the structure of the lessons would be available.
22. Sep. 2014
24.  (76 years)  
124. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
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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:
instructors, individual attention
Other comments:
classroom acoustics are terrible; class size, 9 persons, too large.
22. Sep. 2014
25.  (78 years)  
125. Course:  Intensive Italian Language Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I liked the teachers best. The classroom acoustics were very poor, and the class was a bit too large with nine students, and there was no particular time put aside to talk to the teacher individually about specific problems or questions.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The tours of the city were particularly helpful. The tours outside the city were unavailable to us because they came on days that we were not there. Any teacher lead tours should be pursued.
Other comments:
Although the staff was very helpful there was just not enough time with the teachers and the class size was slightly too large.
21. Sep. 2013
26. Barbara (64 years)  
126. Course:  Standard - 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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

14. Oct. 2012
27.  (21 years)  
127. Course:  Standard - 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very good teachers - good scripts
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
As soon as you notice that you picked the wrong level, adjust it!
Other comments:
Unfortunately, you cannot buy the scripts.
25. Sep. 2012
28.  (53 years)  Switzerland
128. Course:  Italy Today - Language and Culture 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Meeting new people, private classes with Franco, guided tours/ lectures with Serena.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Do not miss lectures with Serena, phonetics.... are an absolute must!
Other comments:
It would be nice if the school organized a little welcome reunion, introducing the staff etc.
11. Jun. 2012
29.  (42 years)  Usa
129. Course:  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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teachers, atmosphere, location
16. May. 2011
30.  (54 years)  Germany
130. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Friendly staff, competent teacher, good extra offers (guided visits to interesting (hidden) places in Siena.
7. Mar. 2011
31.  (63 years)  
131. Course:  Standard - 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teacher was very good and patient, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
There were NO extracurricular activities, so expect to make your own social life.
Other comments:
My main complaint: the method is very old fashioned. We studied grammar all day every day, with very little conversational application. I felt like I was back in high school!
20. Sep. 2010
32.  (48 years)  
132. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Students of all ages, diverse; large terrace
20. Sep. 2010
33.  (40 years)  
133. Course:  Standard - 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
A very competent, efficient, sensitive and humorous teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The school vacation period is great in Siena. During this time there were a lot of (free) concerts and other events.
20. Jul. 2010
34. Edeltraud (51 years)  
134. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

19. Jul. 2010
35.  (61 years)  
135. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Enjoyable lessons, good atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Palio on July 2nd
Other comments:
Accommodation very pleasant and efficient
28. Jun. 2010
36.  (58 years)  Switzerland
136. Course:  La Dolce Vita - 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: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers and the social programme.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The host family was not a good option as they made very little effort to speak Italian with me and they smoked!
22. Jun. 2010
37.  (51 years)  
137. Course:  Standard - 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

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
It was clean and staff were friendly.
15. Oct. 2009
38.  (79 years)  
138. Course:  Standard - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of teaching
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
After class students should continue talking in Italian even with each other
Other comments:
Could have had more informal contact with teacher talking Italian during coffee break, etc.
2. Oct. 2009
39.  (22 years)  Taiwan
139. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The activities and the teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The best way to learn is to participate in every single activity organized by the school
Other comments:
The teachers are great, I made so much progress within only 4 weeks!
17. Nov. 2008
40. Denise (72 years)  
140. 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: 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
16. Nov. 2008
41.  (37 years)  
141. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the course
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the palio of Siena
15. Nov. 2008
42.  (64 years)  Switzerland
142. Course:  Italian Language and Culture for Seniors - 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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
good organisators/teachers, the whole package was just perfect!
5. Aug. 2008
43.  (31 years)  Switzerland
143. Course:  Standard - 3 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: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
competent teachers, small classes, individual programs
29. May. 2008
44.  (24 years)  Sweden
144. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 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 teacher Franco was the best, even if he was late every morning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Note that internet is just for 1/2 hour a day! Not much!
Other comments:
More internettime! Otherwise everything was almost perfect!! Im very satisfied!
19. Feb. 2008
45.  (24 years)  
145. Course:  One-to-One

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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
very small, they know you personally within the first day! Time to ask and time for long explanations if you don't understand right away!!!!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
rent a car and go outside in the countryside! vineyards, lunch costs about 10€ in small village restaurants with cheese and prosciuto in country style!
5. Dec. 2007
46.  (69 years)  
146. Course:  Standard - 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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very kind personal and only 4 students in one group! A very competent and patient teacher.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The rooms in the school were too cold.
Other comments:
I was very content of the class at this school.
11. Oct. 2007
47.  (22 years)  
147. Course:  Standard - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the level of the classes was good for me and it's great that they start at 9.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
you have to organize your afternoons mostly yourself, there aren't so many offers from the school
Other comments:
It's a small and nice school. The teachers are friendly and there is allways someone there to help if you have any questions. It is situated in the center and very close to a big supermaket, that's gret!
26. Sep. 2007
48. Maximilian   
148. Course:  Standard - 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

26. Jul. 2007
49.  (21 years)  
149. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the kindness and the help for everything
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
the Palio
Other comments:
great school, I'll come back
17. Dec. 2006
50.  (26 years)  
150. Course:  Standard - 12 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the afternoon activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Karaoke at the Birreria
6. Oct. 2006
51.  (37 years)  
151. Course:  Intensive PLUS-10 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The way Roberta taught in her class.
15. Sep. 2006
52.  (29 years)  
152. Course:  Standard - 3 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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
small groups, many possibilities of free time activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
one of the teachers offers city tours that are really good
Other comments:
family did not have interest in me, seemed they just wanted the money
28. Apr. 2006
53.  (28 years)  
153. Course:  Standard - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of the lessons and the free time program
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
City or museum tours organized by the school
Other comments:
Nice atmosphere, friendly stuff, centrally located, good lessons,...
19. Dec. 2005
54.    Syria
154. Course:  Standard - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The staff were very helpful
4. Nov. 2004
55.  (63 years)  
155. 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Nice and kind people, very competent teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
You should join the afternoon and evening events offerd by the school.
9. Jul. 2004
56. A.Ruckrigel (29 years)  Deutschland
156. 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: 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

25. Dec. 2003
57. Eva (48 years)  Switzerland
157. 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: 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

12. Nov. 2003
58.  (25 years)  Germany
158. 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: 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 good teachers and the dinner! Almost famous....
Negative aspects:
Some days in winter it is really cold without heating.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Go to the tea-room!!!
Other comments:
Siena is great, especially in the summer evenings with a bottle of wine and "un sacco di amici" on piazza del campo!
8. Sep. 2003
59. Juliane (23 years)  Germany
159. 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Dec. 2002
60.  (33 years)  Germany
160. 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
cooking course,organized events, nice teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
trips to San Gimignano, Montalcino,Florence, at Siena Palazzo Pubblico, Museum of the Dome, Castle with wine shop, go to guiding tour from school
26. Nov. 2001
61. Michael (27 years)  Deutschland
161. 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: 4/5.0

Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Osteria Cratticiela, Via dei Termini (per pranzo!)

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