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Italian school in Genoa: A Door to Italy

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4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of A Door to Italy, Genoa
Ranked #3 of 4 Italian schools in Genoa
School
Location of the school
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities
3.6 

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Other
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(17)
Students 31-49 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(20)
Students 50+ years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(34)
What we like about the school
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Additional private lessons are cheaper than in most schools.
  • Optional language workshops.
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: A Door to Italy is an Italian language school located in the northern Italian city of Genoa, the capital city of Italy's northwestern Liguria region. The school is housed in the busy commercial district of San Vincenzo, surrounded by cafés, bakeries, and several of the city's attractions. Such attractions include the Piazza Corvetto, the Spianata dell'Acquasola park, the Villetta Di Negro park and Via Garibaldi.

Course selection: A Door to Italy provides a range of Italian courses suitable for students of all levels and various interests. In addition to General Italian over various schedules and intensities, the school also supplies 50+ programmes, Certification courses (CELI, CIC, CILS, PLIDA), Special programmes for Teachers, and Italian combination programmes with other subjects such as cooking, diving, opera singing, and photography.

Accommodation: The school can assist students with arranging accommodation in several local facilities. These facilities include homestays with local families, Shared Apartments and Studio Apartments.

Getting around: The school is a moment's walk from many of the city's main attractions and is within a 750m walk of the closest train and bus routes.

Social and cultural: The school offers a rich and varied activities programme, allowing students to engage in their surroundings whilst building social bridges with students and staff. Social activities arranged by the school can include movie nights at the school, wine tasting, meals out together, guided tours around Genoa and museum visits.
  • The language school A Door to Italy was founded in Genoa, Italy in 2002.
  • Legal name / parent company: A Door to Italy srl
  • Tax registration ID: IT01345150997

Italian Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by A Door to Italy

Comments about courses

The school is an official exam centre for CELI and AIL.

Individual lessons: 60 minutes.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 42 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 06 Jan 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 Jun 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 24 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Italian language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops
Note: All courses offered by A Door to Italy, Genoa can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

  • A Door to Italy - School Presentation1/2
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  • Certificate
    Certificate1/16
  • Exploring
    Exploring2/16
  • Tour of Genoa
    Tour of Genoa 3/16
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing4/16
  • Playing the guitar
    Playing the guitar5/16
  • Receiving certificate
    Receiving certificate 6/16
  • Excursions
    Excursions 7/16
  • A Door to Italy students
    A Door to Italy students 8/16
  • students
    students9/16
  • Eating
    Eating10/16
  • Touring Genoa
    Touring Genoa11/16
  • During lesson
    During lesson12/16
  • Day trips
    Day trips13/16
  • Students with certificates
    Students with certificates14/16
  • Presentation
    Presentation15/16
  • Certificate of attendace
    Certificate of attendace16/16

A Door to Italy

“A Door to Italy welcomes students from all over the world, in an ideal melting pot that makes the courses not only a time of study but also an important experience of coexistence, culture and socialization. The school has twenty years of experience. A Door to Italy places the student at the center of its educational activity, and each class, although at the same level, is never the same as the other. All the teachers are graduates and certified for teaching Italian to foreigners, but above all they have great capacity for relationship and empathy.”
Lara Avvenente
– 
Lara Avvenente
Director of A Door to Italy
Accreditations and Quality seals
ASILSEDUITALIACVCL, AIL
Italian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at A Door to Italy and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Self-study areas

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 6
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Deaf students welcome with their software support or captionist

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 40
Throughout the year: 25
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 35 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport:
45 € one way
80 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Cristoforo Colombo Genova.
More information about airports around Genoa and how to get from the airport to Genoa on your own here on our Genoa page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Hong Kong do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
65 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball5 km
Cooking2 km
Dancing2 km
Diving3 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf25 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Rugby5 km
Sailing2 km
Skiing200 km
Squash5 km
Swimming10 km
Table Tennis3 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Introduction to Genoa with a guided tour of the town with the teachers
Visits to some of the most famous and interesting museums
Visit to the aquarium
Sing a song (Italian and Genoese songs to exercise pronunciation)
Theatre
Dinner or “aperitivo”
* Weekend excursions to surrounding areas.

Participation in most of the school's extracurricular activities is free of charge. Students are always asked to cover their trips, meals, museum and transport tickets.

Adults - Paid activities

Half-day trip to Portofino by boat (EUR 30)
Full-day trip to Cinque Terre (EUR 50)
Full-day trip to Cinque Terre with lunch at typical restaurant (EUR 70)
Aperitif - happy hour (EUR 8)
Wine tasting (EUR 25)
Dinner (EUR 25)
Whale watching (EUR 33)
Tour of the port by boat (EUR 6)

Junior - Paid activities

Half day to Portofino by boat (EUR 25)
Whale watching (EUR 18)
Tour of the port by boat (EUR 6)
Visit to the museum of the sea (EUR 11)
* Visit to the aquarium (EUR 19)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Accommodation

Ratings of A Door to Italy compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 A Door to Italy GenoaAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Homestay4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about A Door to Italy, Genoa

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Value, started each class on-time, rotated teachers so the students could learn from each teacher's teaching style. The administrative staff (Michela) was extremely helpful, instructional & welcoming. It was wonderful when the entire school students would gather in a classroom on a Friday afternoon and sing Italian songs together that were typed on our hand-outs. This was a nice change and approach to understanding the Italian language.
Disliked
Too much listening to recorded, rapid italian conversations on a sub-standard audio speaker. It was difficult to hear the recordings due to poor audio quality and very rapid dialogue. I would hear plenty of Italian spoken in public, and very few people spoke as rapidly as our audio recordings. It would have been advantageous to have added an audio/visual component to the teaching. Such as a short five minute clip from a movie first without subtitles and then with subtitles. I find this is a very good way for me to learn. The school provided an Italian grammar book which was a good thing. However, my suggestion is that the book provide explanations in the language of the student. Since I do not speak Italian, reading the book entirely in Italian limits what I comprehend. Having some English written explanations/introductions would have been helpful in my understanding. This book could be tailored to the language spoken by each student.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss For those who come to take Italian language classes, I highly suggest taking a few cooking classes to heighten your experience of Italian culture.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The cooking course was fabulous! (for perspective, last quarter 2022, I attended a culinary school north of Boston, Massachusetts). Attending cooking classes with Franceso was a joy. He was extremely knowledgeable about cooking and baking. And he openly & clearly shared this knowledge with me. He speaks English very well. He had me perform each aspect of meal preparation. We did not cut any corners. We followed each recipe as written. He was always organized with all the necessary ingredients each day and a typewritten set of recipes that we would follow. I followed fifty recipes with him over the course of four weeks. Each was unique and seemed to taste better than the previously made meal. Another element to my enjoyment of this cooking experience is that Francesco is passionate about what he does. He has been conducting these classes for over ten years!
Course: Italian + Cooking - 4 weeks
6. Feb. 2023
Liked
I started learning the language from scratch. All the communication was in Italian from the first lesson. My teacher was excellent, patient and attentive. He always made sure that I understood everything that was explained during the lesson. All the staff wasfriendly and welcoming.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Visit the Aquarium of Genoa, its lovely streets, climb up (elevator right next to the school) and buy something to remember in one of the antique shops. Cinque terre, Camogli - very picturesque! I recommend!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The school apartments occupied an entire floor of a two floor builidng in the square delee Erbe. Clean beautiful apartment with antique furniture, pretty decorations brought from different parts of the world, paintings and old prints. You have a feeling as if you were at your relatives home. It has everything you need. But please note that in the evenings there are a lot of young people in this area, and the Italians stay up until late at night. It didn´t bother us - it was nice to be in the thick of events. When you open the windows, you can liten to the sounds of the city filling up the room while catching bits of conversation and understanding their meaning. When you close the windows it was quite and you can sleep without any problem. The school is no more than 12 minutes on foot.
Course: Individual course (15 lessons per week) - 2 weeks
15. Sep. 2014
Liked
I was about to lose confidence, because I couldn't understand the Italian. However, my pretty female teacher spoke to me slowly with seeing my eyes to eager to make me understood. It was great.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss In winter, as there are fewer students at the school, they study in a same class even though they have different language levels. You can't prepare for a class, because there isn't any textbooks. I recommend you to have the basic knowledge in advance to attend the course.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments My friend who had a course before said that many school activities were organized. However, there weren't any activities in winter.
Course: Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks
18. Mar. 2015
Liked
Methods of teaching and the teachers themselves. Friendly atmosphere. Ability to communicate with people from different countries. Wonderful hosts apartment where I lived.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments It is a pity that the training was short.
Course: Standard (code SG) - 1 week
3. Apr. 2017
Liked
Some of the teachers are really good (Gian Luca is always using interesting methods in studying). They are friendly and will do a lot to make your stay pleasant.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks
16. Mar. 2009
Liked
Like a family, very friendly and helpful, the teacher take very much care about their students and are very much interested in their progress in the language
Insider tips about what future students should not miss the singing at friday
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The Teachers are very helpful and well educated. I had a great but also very, very intensive time at a door to italy. I've learnd a lot!
Course: General
22. Jul. 2005
Liked
The quality of teachers is high. Fun lessons. Information booklet by the school(with the information of hospitals, taxi, bus etc.) is helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You should not expect too much for the accommodation.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments I booked and paid for the middle category homestay though, the same room was appeared as the economical category on the school website. I didn't realize till I came back home.
Course: Italian and cooking (20 language + 9 cooking) - 4 weeks
16. Oct. 2013
Liked
Location of the school, friendly staff and teachers, great cooking course option, variety of themes during the courses
Disliked
No meeting place to communicate with students from other groups There may be a lack of a place to do personal work while benefiting from the school's tools: computers, list of sites to use, etc.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Great cooking classes
Course: Italian + Cooking - 2 weeks
22. Oct. 2022
Liked
Teachers enthusiastic, experienced, concentrated very much on oral communication. Small classes - we were only 3!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments As I intend to stay in Genova for a while, I've enroled for evening classes at "A door to Italy".
Course: Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks
26. Aug. 2010
Liked
The location is ideal, the people very friendly and helpful. Coffee is also available. All perfect :-)
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Grammar should play only a minor role in the beginners' course. Listening, understanding and speaking are much more important. At the beginning of the course there should be a short repetition of the previous day.
Other comments Very good school, very good teachers!
Course: Standard (SG) - 1 week
6. Jul. 2022
Liked
All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I also liked the small class sizes (2-5 students).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss 'Cinque terre' is worth a visit.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks
20. Mar. 2011
Liked
The attitude of the teachers and the other schools staff. They are wonderful and friendly people!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Italian and cooking (20 language + 9 cooking) - 2 weeks
19. May. 2015
Liked
The teachers were fantastic; I learned a lot. The course La dolce vita was very interesting.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I have used this site many times and has always given me very good result, allows us to know and compare many schools in different cities and also offers a 5% discount on course price. Likewise, whenever I had doubts I have been a result by phone or email. My assessment is very positive and do not hesitate to re-use again and have recommended it to my friends!
Course: "La Dolce Vita" (1 week) + Standard Course (1 week) - 2 weeks
21. Aug. 2009
Liked
The lessons with my teacher Federica, the very good atmosphere in the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Go with the weekly bus ticket to Bocadassern (Line 31) and to Nervi (Bus 15). Go to Pegli by ferry (weekly ticket is valid). Visit Portofino by train and bus .
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I definitely want to come back next year and put the finishing touch for my own Italian classes.
Course: Conversation Course - 2 weeks
24. Aug. 2011
Liked
Method of group workshops, listening and understanding with little grammar
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard (code SG) - 1 week
5. Oct. 2017
Liked
Hospitality of the staff,courses and the city,when the weather was nice.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Individual lessons - 12 weeks
3. May. 2010
Liked
I never get bored because the teacher changes every day during a break.
Disliked
There are many classes in which students talk to each other. During that time, the teacher leaves the room, so the students may end up without reaching the correct answer.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Italian + Cooking [イタリア語] - 2 weeks
10. Apr. 2023
Liked
Variety of teachers, their positive personalities and professionalism
Insider tips about what future students should not miss In my opinion, this school is best for short stays. Courses for longer stays aren't planned as well as they should. This is feedback from students who wanted a structured study plan for long term goals. Mention this to admin if you plan on studying long term. Ask for an individualized study plan up front, but dont reject the school before giving them a chance
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I had a rewarding crash course with a variety of techniques and exercises..great for me as a language teacher.
Course: Intensive 10 (code I10) (20 group + 10 individual) + Weekend Crash Course - 1 week
10. Jul. 2013
Liked
Method of listening without the grammar grind- grouping by 2 or 3
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Standard (code SG) - 1 week
6. Sep. 2017
Liked
All the staff were very friendly and the teaching was excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The city tour was extremely interesting.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I would definitely recommend A Door to Italy.
Course: Standard (code SG) - 1 week
30. Oct. 2018
Liked
Teachers are very helpful, teaching methods really good
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Classrooms would need a refurbishment.
Course: Standard (code SG) - 3 weeks
27. Dec. 2006
Liked
The atmosphere between the students and the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You must try the organized trips of the school
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive 10 (code I10) - 8 weeks
3. Oct. 2009
Liked
Nice engaging teachers, close to the center.
Disliked
Limited range of social activities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Cooking course is really recommended. Even if it's just for a week.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The cooking class was really the 'icing on the cake'.
Other comments Very friendly and helpful.
Course: Standard (SG) (20 lessen per week - 2 weeks) then Italian + Cooking(2 weeks) - 4 weeks
21. Oct. 2022
Liked
Enthusiastic teachers and a great atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I had a great time at The Door to Italy language school. The tutors were all very nice and helpful and used a wide variety of teaching methods. I felt that I made great progress in the 4 weeks of lessons and would not hesitate to go back.
Course: Standard (code SG) [Italian] - 4 weeks
13. Feb. 2018
Liked
Diligent teachers, good grammar exercises
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments Try to use visual multimedia materials.
Course: Preparatory course to Certifications: CELI, CIC, CILS, PLIDA [Italian] - 4 weeks
1. Sep. 2019
Liked
Service, atmosphere. Very good lessons
Insider tips about what future students should not miss no comment
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments very worthwhile
Course: General
14. Nov. 2004
Liked
Nice atmosphere, great friendliness.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard (SG) [Italian] - 2 weeks
29. Jul. 2019
Liked
The lesson structure, the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss the will and the desire
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared Apartment with Italian resident
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments thank you very much! I am very happy! a great school!
Course: Standard (code SG) - 2 weeks
9. Aug. 2012
Liked
Good teaching and good friendship
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive 4 (code I4) - 20 hours Group lessons + 4 Individual lessons per week - 3 weeks
2. Nov. 2006
Liked
Small groups and good teachers
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The atmosphere of the school was friendly and all the necessary information was easily available. The teachers were professionals and spoke clearly. A small defect was the lack of space: the classroom of my group was nearly a corridor and the noise from the next-door classroom disturbed remarkably.
Course: Standard (code SG) - 20 hours Group lessons per week - 3 weeks
20. Oct. 2006

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Questions and answers about A Door to Italy

  • The school fee is valid for 12 months and will not be charged again if you make another booking during this period.
    Lara, Koordinator from A Door to Italy, Genova - Nov 17, 2022
  • We recommend these parking spaces if you are arriving by car:

    Parcheggio Genova Brignole, via Edmondo de Amicis

    Parcheggio Piazza Giuseppe Verdi

    Autopark Via Galata
    Michela, Booking manager from Italy - Sep 13, 2023

FAQ about A Door to Italy, Genoa

  • The students will receive a grammar book made by the school, as part of the Welcome Kit that students get on their first day at school.
    Moreover, the students will receive additional teaching material everyday in class from the teachers. The material comes from different books, accurately chosen according to the level of each group.
    Michela B, Administration from A Door to Italy, Genoa - Jul 28, 2022
  • This depends on the length of your stay and your personal goals. For example, students who are studying with us for a longer period of time (more than 8 weeks) usually prefer our Spanish course with 4 lessons per day of 45 minutes each. Other students who only have a few weeks to study and who want to benefit from the maximum number of lessons in a limited amount of time prefer our Intensive or Super Intensive Spanish courses.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 14, 2023
  • Our main focus is on the spoken level, but this does not exclude grammar and writing. Our school tries to present the material in tandem with spoken language and grammar, so we have a comprehensive approach to learning!

    In addition to the main classes, there are free conversational electives and video clubs, which are a good opportunity to practice the conversational aspect of speaking a foreign language. The main classes are held in an interactive form where you practice dialogues and speeches, learn new vocabulary and revise old ones, practice grammar topics in exercises, check your homework, etc.

    In language teaching, we try to address all aspects of language perception, namely: verbal, listening, visual and written.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 10, 2023
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (45 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at A Door to Italy varies from 1 students (Online Individual Lessons) to 12 students (Standard)
  • 100% of teachers at A Door to Italy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at A Door to Italy comes from Germany with a 8,1% representation, followed by students from France (7,2%) and Russia (5,3%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • A Door to Italy offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.

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