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Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy

What we like about the school

  • The only school in Lucca inside the ancient city walls.
  • Natural and conversational approach to language learning.
  • Lucca is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Centro Koinè

The language school Centro Koinè was founded in Lucca, Italy in 1980. The classrooms are in a historic building in downtown Lucca, close to the well-known Piazza San Michele and Piazza Napoleone.

The school address is: Via dei Tabacchi, 5, 55100 - Lucca, Italy (See on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILS

School Size:

Facilities

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • 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: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 30
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5
  • Junior courses in summer: 4
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

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
10
10
10
12
2
5
2
8
8
22

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei (PSA).

Pisa / S. Giusto:
65 € pick up
130 € return (both ways)
Florence Peretola Airport:
130 € pick up
260 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 12.Jan.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 25.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

Italian Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 230 219 350 333 470 447 600 570 850 808 1100 1045 1350 1283 2700 2565 3950 3753 5100 4845 125 119
Price in US$ 254 386 518 661 936 1211 1486 2971 4347 5612 138
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 15.Jan.2018, 29.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 26.Feb.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 19.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 17.Dec.2018
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 12
Price in € 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 1750 1663 2100 1995 2450 2328 2800 2660 3150 2993 3500 3325 4200 3990
Price in US$ 386 771 1156 1541 1926 2311 2696 3081 3466 3852 4622
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 .
General course schedule
2 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:
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 12
Price in € 630 599 1260 1197 1890 1796 2520 2394 3150 2993 3780 3591 4410 4190 5040 4788 5670 5387 6300 5985 7560 7182
Price in US$ 694 1387 2080 2773 3466 4160 4853 5546 6239 6932 8319
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 .
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 12
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$ 1755 3510 5265 7020 8775 10530 12285 14040 15795 17550 21060
The course price includes lunch every day in a restaurant with the teacher.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 1220 1190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1378 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
Price includes 4 organised activities (programme will include the most interesting possibilities and reflect the interests of the student).

It is also possible to organise this programme in Camogli for the same price. Note that there is very limited availability so you must book early! This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Lucca
Starting dates
Every Day .
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 490 466 870 827 1250 1188 1640 1558 2025 1924 2410 2290 2795 2656 3180 3021 3950 3753 4640 4408 385 366
Price in US$ 540 958 1376 1805 2229 2652 3076 3499 4347 5106 424
4 group lessons each morning + 2 individual lessons each afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 15.Jan.2018, 29.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 26.Feb.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 19.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 17.Dec.2018
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 € 590 561 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 650 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Italian language classes take up the morning from 9am to 1pm, in the afternoon, students will be taken on guided walks through Tuscany giving the opportunity to explore the various types of natural beauty the region has to offer. It’s an ideal combination for those who are looking to practice their Italian, enjoy the tuscan landscape, and get to know some of the areas off the tourist track.

Special price if you'd like to stay for an additional week of Italian Language & Culture: 150€ extra (total: 710€ for two weeks). This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Lucca
Starting dates
2018: 12.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018.
General course schedule
3-4 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 € -- 480 456 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 529 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
First week: theoretical lectures and workshops (30 lessons).
Second week: teaching practise and peer-teaching to students of Italian as foreign language (20 lessons) + 2 hrs post-teaching feedback with a trainer.
Starting dates
2018: 04.Jun.2018.
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
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 590 561 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 650 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
General Italian course (20 lessons) + Lessons in tuition methodology (mostly one-to-one, 10 lessons) + Teaching practice sessions (20 lessons) + Afternoon activities (10 sessions)
Starting dates
2018: 12.Mar.2018 - 22.Oct.2018.
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
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 560 532 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 617 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Italian language lessons in the morning combined with cooking courses, wine tastings and guided tours to vineyards.

Special price if you'd like to stay for an additional week of Italian Language & Culture: 150€ extra (total: 710€ for two weeks).
Starting dates
2018: 26.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 22.Oct.2018.
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: 16:00  - 20:00
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 € 760 741 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 859 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast
Price includes 20 hours group Italian lessons + 4 cooking lessons and the resulting dinner at home with the landlady (la mamma), who will be your cooking teacher.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 15.Jan.2018, 29.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 26.Feb.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 19.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 17.Dec.2018
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  - 20:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Centro Koinè, Lucca can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
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 Lucca.

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

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 270 480 680 870 225
Price in US$ 313 556 788 1008 261
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
44 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
7 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 205 335 455 560 141
Price in US$ 238 388 527 649 164
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
32 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
9 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 175 275 380 455 115
Price in US$ 203 319 441 527 134
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
27.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 240 420 610 770 200
Price in US$ 278 487 707 892 232
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
39.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 180 290 380 450 120
Price in US$ 209 336 441 522 139
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes use of the kitchen facilities
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 402 871 1340 1809 469
Price in US$ 466 1009 1552 2096 544
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Little hotel in the main Piazza San Michele. Completely renovated.

Prices may vary depending on the season.
Price extra night:
67 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 294 637 980 1323 343
Price in US$ 341 738 1136 1533 398
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Little hotel in the main Piazza San Michele. Completely renovated.

Prices may vary depending on the season.
Price extra night:
49 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0

    Leisure activities

    activity possibledistance from school
    Cooking0.5 km
    Dancing5 km
    Diving50 km
    Football (soccer)7 km
    Horse riding5 km
    Mountainbiking5 km
    Music0.5 km
    Sailing15 km
    Skiing50 km
    Tennis5 km
    Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
     Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

    Reviews

    City
    4.9/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.5/5.0 
    Facilities
    3.8/5.0 
    Social activities
    4.1/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.3/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.4/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.3/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.3/5.0 
    Other
    4.4/5.0 
    Students liked about Centro Koinè, Lucca
    The relaxing but imaginative classroom activities.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: Had to ask for lodging information, ten days before class started but only a few days before my departure. Maybe this could be available sooner.
    Excellent Teaching and materials
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    2.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: Excellent and committed staff
    Its small and they are friendly
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Shared Apartment
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: I find it a nice way to go on vacation alone. You meet a lot of people and you learn some italian.rn
    The staff - friendly, professional and first rate teachers
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: The methods used ensure that students make a lot of progress, build their confidence and also learn about Italian life and culture. I can't praise the staf highly enough - they are outstanding.
    Excellent quality teaching.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0

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