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Reviews of Scuola Tricolore, Genoa, Italy

Total number of reviews: 28
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.

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Based on 28 reviews of former students of Scuola Tricolore
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Scuola Tricolore, Genoa, Italy
4.4/5.0 
City 4.3/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.4/5.0 
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Homestay 4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.3/5.0 
other 4.3/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Scuola Tricolore
30. Oct. 2017
1.  (49 years) - 
101. Course:  Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks

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12. Sep. 2017
2. Javier (57 years) - Spain
102. Course:  Intensive Course 30 - 2 weeks

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2. Sep. 2017
3.  (30 years) - Germany
103. Course:  Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks

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8. Aug. 2017
4.  (43 years) - Australia
104. Course:  Mixed Course (20 Group + 10 Individual) - 4 weeks

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26. Jul. 2017
5.  (22 years) - United Kingdom
105. Course:  Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks

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9. Jul. 2017
6.  (22 years) - Czech Republic
106. Course:  Italiano Gustando (Italian & Culinary Activities) - 2 weeks

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16. May. 2017
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107. Course:  Light Course 12 - 2 weeks

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21. Mar. 2017
8.  (57 years) - 
108. Course:  Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks

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courses in March, we are three female students !!
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Genoa is truly a beautiful city and March a good month to study and visit, and above all the school offers high quality courses even in the less tourist season
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the staff is very friendly and helps you in case of any problems
14. Nov. 2016
9.  (69 years) - 
109. Course:  Mixed Course (20 group + 4 individual) - 2 weeks

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12. Sep. 2016
10.  (23 years) - Russian Federation
110. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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I was an absolute beginner. I spoke Italian after 3 weeks.
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If you are an absolute beginner, there could be some difficulties in the first days of study, because there are no new student group every week, you join an already existing group.
6. Oct. 2015
11. Tetsuro (40 years) - 
111. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

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Hotel - 2* Stars
7. Sep. 2015
12. Maria Del Mar (29 years) - 
112. Course:  Standard Course - 5 weeks

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Homestay - Mid-Range
15. Aug. 2015
13. Anna Lena (19 years) - 
113. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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18. Aug. 2014
14.  (60 years) - United States
114. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Rosanna and Richard were very welcoming and accommodating. Christelle, the morning teacher, was exceptional. I had hoped for more conversation in the afternoons.
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The city has so much to see and if you get the 40 euro museum pass you will get to many of them. The Palazzi Rolli tour that is arranged by the school gets you into many of the places that a tourist isn't permitted.
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The school has great accommodations that they arrange and if you have any problems they quickly fix them.
5. Aug. 2014
15.  (55 years) - United Kingdom
115. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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Very friendly. Very helpful owners, keen to make sure that all problems were resolved. Lots of activities organised but they were quite expensive.
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The teaching is traditional, with a lot of emphasis on grammar and written exercises. I would have liked a specific conversation session every day, rather than just having some conversation built into the general morning programme.
24. Jun. 2014
16.  (27 years) - 
116. Course:  Standard Course - 3 weeks

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great teachers, small classes, friendly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Vico Restaurant in Porto Antico!
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I wish I would have stayed longer!
15. Dec. 2013
17.  (57 years) - 
117. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

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I was there for 2 weeks in November/December. Therefore, the classes were very small, 2 or 3 students. The level of the class was higher than mine, but they offered me a lot of help and options to learn. I had a great and ambitious teacher who invested time and energy to answer questions. I learned a lot and could have learned more if I had invested more time and energy but Genoa is a very interesting city! You can learn in 2 weeks as much as in 6 months in evening classes as home.
9. Dec. 2013
18.  (68 years) - United Kingdom
118. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

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The standard of teaching was high, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The school is just outside the old city, and everything of interest is within walking distance.
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I went on a sailing lesson which was very good.
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There was a mixture of long term students, who had made considerable progress, and some short term ones too. The students came from many different countries mainly in Europe.
4. Jun. 2013
19.  (64 years) - United States
119. Course:  Italian + Conversation - 1 week

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The tour of the historic area of the city and the get-together at the outdoor restaurant/bar were enjoyable.
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Placement is by a written test; I think it would have been better if there had also been an oral & comprehension portion. The App. Luzzetti (monolocale) is not a one bedroom apartment but rather a one room apartment w/separate bathroom. The "bed" is a sofabed - no wifi so had to use the school's wifi.
8. Oct. 2012
20.  (28 years) - 
120. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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Small class.
4. Sep. 2012
21.  (16 years) - 
121. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

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the quality of teaching : i learnt more in 2 weeks than in 1 year at college. Meeting students from different nationalities
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The canoe excursion, the guided tour of the historical centre of Genoa, the cruise to "cinque terre", the start of yacht and ships at the harbour...
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good study atmosphere, little leaving present (CD with italian songs), close to historical centre
1. Jan. 2012
22.  (61 years) - 
122. Course:  Italian + Conversation - 1 week

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I like the friendly atmosphere and the impressive building. I was impressed by the teacher, Christella, being very patient and helpfull with our questions and being fair to students.
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Would have been nicer if we had an opportunity to get together with other students other than those in your class.
3. Oct. 2011
23.  (43 years) - 
123. Course:  Standard Course - 4 weeks

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19. Aug. 2011
24.  (21 years) - Poland
124. Course:  Italian + Conversation - 3 weeks

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Definitely the staff. People, who work in scuola Tricolore are magnificent. The atmospheare is great. I'm looking forward to going back to Genova.
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You should not miss the aperitivo on Mondays. Go, meet people and talk in Italian! ;)
18. Aug. 2011
25.  (18 years) - France
125. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

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the quality of teaching.
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the host family was too far.
25. Jul. 2011
26. Antje (39 years) - 
126. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

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23. May. 2011
27. Harriet (40 years) - 
127. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

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Small school, worked hard but there were only 3 levels, and I was between 2 levels. I was only allowed to change to a higher level, which fit me better, in the afternoon of the 3rd day (of total 5 days).
4. May. 2011
28.  (46 years) - 
128. Course:  Standard Course - 1 week

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The very good teacher did very well-structured lessons which were understandable for everyone . In total, I liked the friendly people and the nice atmosphere at the school.
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Will be back!

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