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ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura ItalianaIsland of Elba, Italy

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

3 students - overall rating
Località Bocchetto, 1 - 57036 Island of Elba - see on map
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Price at School 240€
From 228€ per week
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What we like about the school
  • Amazing location in an Italian historical villa with park and swimming pool.
  • Classes take place in the garden under the shade of centuries-old eucalyptus trees in the park.
  • Top rated social activities (4.5/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)
  • Island of Elba is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Outdoor swimming pool
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Nationality mix could be more balanced. 60% of students are from Germany

Location: ABC Elba is located on the beautiful island of Elba, Tuscany, Italy, 10 km from the mainland coastal town of Piombino. The third-largest island in Italy and the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba is also part of the Archipelago Toscano National Park. The school is housed in a stylish 19th-century villa where students may also be accommodated, surrounded by the beauty of the surrounding landscape and within a 15-minute walk of the island's Porto Azzurro.

Course selection: The school supplies both courses and accommodation to make sure students have all they need to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of Elba. Courses supplied vary from Standard Italian courses taught in groups or privately, suitable to all levels, to courses more specifically orientated to more senior students aged 30+ or 50+.

Accommodation: The accommodation offered is located within the school, with the school's grounds and garden also containing an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.

Additional information: The young and highly trained native teaching staff are known for their innovative teaching techniques as well as their friendly and lively classroom atmosphere.

Renowned for its pristine waters, extraordinary cuisine and breathtaking landscapes, the island of Elba is a unique destination to start or further your learning of the Italian Language. ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana has everything you need to make your trip memorable and one of a kind.

Italian Courses

General Language
Private

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

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5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana, Island of Elba
School
Location of the school
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Facilities
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Social activities
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Organisation
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Student opinions about ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana, Island of Elba

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The instructor, Deborah, was great. Very engaged and interactive. The staff were always friendly, helpful and supportive. The location is great - a small oasis, at a fair price, within walking distance of Porto Azurro and easy bicycling distance to the SE corner of Elba.
Disliked
The Wi-fi can be very spotty.
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

Quality of teaching / language progress: I think a good job was done in placing me with students close to my level. I was fortunate to have a very interesting, worldly group.
Course: General Course - 1 week
5. Jul. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Great location, very friendly and competent staff. Top leisure activities.
Disliked
The classification of the groups is certainly difficult, but it would be nice to have a better assessment of the respective level of knowledge.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Combo Course 20 Group + 3 Individual - 2 weeks
5. Jun. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana Island of ElbaAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Homestay0.0

Rating: 0.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat0.0

Rating: 0.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Italian teacher qualifications
80% 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 9:30
Student gender mix
40% male / 60% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
1982
Legal name / parent company
ABC ELBA di Villa Bocchetto SRL | Tax registration ID: IT01662190493

General school facilities

  • Drink vending machine

  • Movie room

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 6
    Number of public PC workstations: 1

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years
8 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Junior courses In summer: 1
Average age of students
In summer: 35 years
Throughout the year: 35 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana

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.
Comments about courses

If, due to different previous knowledge of Italian, there is only one participant for a certain course level and a certain start date, then this participant will receive 6 lessons of individual lessons instead of 20 lessons of group lessons.

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 38 €. 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, 25 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
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.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA 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)
60 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking-
Diving1 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Not published.

Adults - Paid activities

Diving
Walking tour
Mountain biking
Golf
Windsurfing
Sailing
Tennis
Horseback riding
Hot springs

Accommodation

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Questions and answers about ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana

  • Most of our clients look for flights for Pisa, then either rent a car or take the train to Piombino Marittima, followed by the ferry to Portoferraio and then a bus or taxi to Porto Azzurro.
    Danielle, Coordinatore from - Mar 18, 2022
  • Yes, the school is dog friendly. The dog may come along as long as it does not disturb another person in class or no one has allergies, etc.
    Danielle, Coordinator from ABC Elba - Nov 15, 2022
  • Unfortunately, the school is not suitable for long-term stays. The courses usually last 1-4 weeks.
    Danielle, Booking manager from Italy - Sep 13, 2023

FAQ about ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana, Island of Elba

  • Italian courses at ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana start at 228 € for General Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Villa Teresa Residence - Low Season is the most popular among all our clients of ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana varies from 1 students (Private Lessons 10) to 10 students (General Course)
  • 80% of teachers at ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana comes from Germany with a 60% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (20%) and England (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • ABC Elba - Centro di Lingua & Cultura Italiana offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 35 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.

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