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Centro Koinè, Florence, Italy

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Natural and conversational approach to language learning

Centro Koinè

  • Situated in the historic centre of Florence, close to Piazza Santa Croce, just a few hundred meters away from the Sant'Ambrogio market and the flea market. There are many popular bars and restaurants in the area.
  • The school is also known under the name Koinè Center.
  • The language school Centro Koinè was founded in Florence, Italy in 1980.
  • Address: Borgo Santa Croce,17, 50122 - Florence, Italy (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Koine - Centro di formazione linguistica e di incontri cultu
  • Tax registration ID: IT03002750481
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Centro Koinè

COVID-19 SCHOOL RELATED INFORMATION
- The school is sanitized every day and after each lesson.
- All Covid-19 anti-contagion information is available.
- We respect all the anti-contagion procedures indicated by the Ministry of Health Number of students per class according to distance needs.
- ALWAYS KEEP THE DISTANCE OF ONE METER BETWEEN ONE PERSON TO THE OTHER.
- Surfaces are cleaned with disinfectants based on chlorine or alcohol.
- Use of hand's detergent.
- Use the mask.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILS

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 80
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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):

2
2
15
5
10
15
2
5
10
2
5
10
15
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR).

Pisa / S. Giusto:
160 € pick up
320 € return (both ways)
Florence Peretola Airport:
65 € pick up
130 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021 - 06 Jan. 2021, 13 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 02 Jun. 2021, 24 Jun. 2021, 08 Dec. 2021, 19 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021.

Italian Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 48
Price in € 250 238 380 361 510 485 640 608 -- -- -- 1560 1482 2760 2622 3960 3762 5040 4788
Price in US$ 290 440 590 740 -- -- -- 1804 3191 4578 5827
Includes cultural activities in the afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Jingjie: "A very good school, teaching mainly oral communication skills, recommended!"
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Price in € -- 790 771 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 938 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, No meals
1 week in Florence and 1 week in Lucca. Also includes lectures, excursions and guided visits (tickets for museums/monuments, food and beverages not included).
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 530 504 940 893 1290 1226 1680 1596 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 613 1087 1492 1943 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 20 group lessons and 10 Individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 400 380 680 646 930 884 1240 1178 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 463 787 1076 1434 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 20 group lessons and 5 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Student comments

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Marthe: "No paper or pens provided "
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Private
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Price in US$ 405 810 1214 1619 2024 2428 2833 3237 3642 4047 4856
Students can choose to use the lessons to concentrate on specific terminology such as economics, business, medicine, banking, history, art or architecture.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 480 456 960 912 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 2880 2736 3360 3192 3840 3648 4320 4104 4800 4560 5760 5472
Price in US$ 555 1110 1665 2220 2775 3330 3885 4440 4995 5550 6659
Students can choose to use the lessons to concentrate on specific terminology such as economics, business, medicine, banking, history, art or architecture.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 640 608 1280 1216 1920 1824 2560 2432 3200 3040 3840 3648 4480 4256 5120 4864 5760 5472 6400 6080 7680 7296
Price in US$ 740 1480 2220 2960 3700 4440 5180 5920 6659 7399 8879
Students can choose to use the lessons to concentrate on specific terminology such as economics, business, medicine, banking, history, art or architecture.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 1595 1516 3190 3031 4785 4546 6380 6061 7975 7577 9570 9092 11165 10607 12760 12122 14355 13638 15950 15153 19140 18183
Price in US$ 1844 3688 5532 7376 9220 11064 12908 14752 16596 18440 22127
The price includes lunch in a restaurant with the teacher every day.
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in € 580 551 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 671 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes Italian language lessons in the morning combined with cooking courses, wine tastings and guided tours to vineyards in the afternoon.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 790 771 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 938 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast
20 Italian lessons, 4 cooking lessons and resulting dinner at home with the landlady (la mamma), who will be the cooking teacher.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 17:00  - 20:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 460 437 780 741 1170 1112 1465 1392 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 532 902 1353 1694 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Italian lessons and 6-7 photoclass hours per week.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Price in € 520 494 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 602 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 20 lessons of teaching practice and work with a teacher trainer as well as 10 private lessons on methodology.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Centro Koinè, Florence can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35 €. 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.
Comments about courses:On the first day students receive a folder containing the weekly programme of activities and excursions, a map of the city and a small guide with useful addresses in Florence.

Orientation, tour of the town, welcome party and two afternoon activities per week included in course price. (Food and drink, museum entrance tickets and transportation tickets NOT included)

Accommodation

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket10 km
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Rugby6 km
Squash10 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Other

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
What students liked about Centro Koinè, Florence
I very much liked my teacher, Francesca, who was always very friendly, patient and helpful, and her teaching method, which I believe was to get us to practice among ourselves in the classroom as much as possible, while not forgetting about the importance of grammar too. I learned a great deal in 2 weeks, and could converse after the course!! Another thing I loved was my fellow students, from all over the world. They were universally very friendly, fun to be with, and we were all pretty much on the same level.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't kill yourselves trying to see too many museums for too long each day, especially if you're a little up in years. Probably I'm the only one who would do that, but I hope I learned my lesson. Also, don't bring too much stuff!!!
Other comments: I heard from students in other classes that all the teachers there were fabulous, not just mine. Also, we had a substitute the last 2 days, and he was fabulous too!
This is the perfect school to learn Italian in Florence. It is located in the downtown area, so it is close to many points of interest. The instructors are very knowledgeable and make the classes dynamic and fun. They also have cultural activities twice a week, where they take you to a site in Florence and teach you about the history and culture.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I was there for 4 weeks this summer and my Italian did improve by a lot. Definitely planning to go back one day to learn more.
The main focus of teaching in schools is speaking, overcoming the language barrier. The most important here is to speak without thinking about the forms of verbs, articles, about any grammar. It will come later. If you agree with this, then this school is for you. I just needed such an approach.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Classes were small (my class had only 4 students),and they are really encouraging and stimulating you to speak in Italian. I like the variety of tasks, exercises and games that we did during the class hours. Also, the big variety in students (age, background, country) is very refreshing .
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The secretary is very helpful in arranging bookings for visits to highly popular museums.
School is located beside beautiful Santa Croce and its Piazza. The location is perfect, only a few minute walk from Duomo and all the other atractions. Everybody there are very helpful, super nice. The teaching is great. I really recomend the school.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Apartment
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take part in the social activities, you will spend great time with other students and also it is a great opportunity to practice your Italian.

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  • View of Florence.
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  • Bread, wine and language cooking class.
    Bread, wine and language cooking class. 10/14
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    FAQ about Centro Koinè, Florence

  • Italian courses at Centro Koinè start at 238 € for Italian Language & Culture course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Pisa / S. Giusto (160 €), Florence Peretola Airport (65 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Koinè varies from 1 students (Intensive Individual Course (10)) to 12 students (Italian Language & Culture)
  • 100% of teachers at Koinè Center hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Centro Koinè comes from Germany with a 15% representation, followed by students from Holland (15%) and USA (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Centro Koinè offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 26 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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