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Centro KoinèLucca, Italy

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

99 students - overall rating
Via dei Tabacchi, 5 - 55100 Lucca - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • The only school in Lucca inside the ancient city walls.
  • Natural and conversational approach to language learning.
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
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.
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

Location: Centro Koinè Lucca is located in the Tuscan city of Lucca, Italy. The school is housed in the center of Lucca, within the immense city walls which were designed by Leonardo Di Vinci. There are many cafés, restaurants, shops and supermarkets close by, with several plazas and historical sites also within walking distance. Such attractions include the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, St Martin Cathedral, Guinigi Tower and the Chiesa di San Michele in Foro. Students of Centro Koiné have much to keep them busy inside and outside of the classroom. Pisa International Airport is within a 60-minute journey of the school via public transport.

Social and Cultural: A city with popular neighbouring destinations such as Pisa, Florence and Siena, Lucca offers students an authentic Tuscan experience, with much of the charm and fascination of its neighbouring cities. Centro Koiné Lucca has a varied and engaging social and cultural programme, assisting students with daily insights into the Italian way of life.

Course selection: The course selection is varied, offering something for students of all levels, via General, Intensive and vacation-friendly programmes. In addition to language & culture courses, Centro Koiné Lucca also provides Travel & Learn programmes held between the Florence and Lucca schools, Walking & Talking, Cooking with Mamma, and Teacher Refresher Courses.

Accreditations and Associations: This school is a member of ASILS (Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language).

School chain: Koinè Center is one of the longest-established groups of schools to teach Italian language courses to foreigners, from within Italy. Their first centre opened in Florence over 40 years ago. Through a policy that promotes engaging students with the different cultural and historical aspects of their surroundings, Koiné Center offers varied, flexible and effective programmes designed to engage students whilst achieving their language goals. Koiné Center now has 4 centers throughout Italy with locations in Florence, Bologna, Lucca and Capraia.

Koiné Center promotes a pleasant and friendly atmosphere throughout all of its schools, the commitment of all staff to student learning and experience, is one of the main focuses throughout all Koiné centres.

A pioneer in teaching methods, Koiné Center has been promoting a Communicative Method of teaching for many years. This method is primarily based on speaking and listening, with the use of creative activities and authentic materials, used to provide students with the tools needed to become self-reliant and autonomous in their use of the Italian language.

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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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

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4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of
Centro Koinè, Lucca
School
Location of the school
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Other
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (0 ratings)
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (7 ratings)
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Students 31-49 years (16 ratings)
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Students 50+ years (70 ratings)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Student opinions about Centro Koinè, Lucca

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The previous knowledge did not have to be school-based. The teachers are extremely helpful, educated and personally involved. I particularly enjoyed the individual lessons with Elena. The school also offers a lot of cultural knowledge. The location is perfect. I'm totally satisfied and would go back at any time.
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

Quality of teaching / language progress: It was the best decision.
Other comments A great opportunity to get to know very different people from different nationalities.
Course: Combined Intensive Course (20 Group + 10 Individual) - 2 weeks
27. May. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
It was very personal and every week teachers and students were shuffled according to their level. They tried to bring the language closer to us mainly with original material (newspapers, interviews on radio / TV): I also found that very helpful and 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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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 Language and Culture - 2 weeks
29. Oct. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Competent teachers (private lessons and the teacher's home), which take care of individual needs. Unfortunately, due to an accident I wasn't able to enjoy the recreational activities as well as the school itself.
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

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Privatunterricht (3 Wo.) + Tutor Course (2 Wo.) - 5 weeks
25. May. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I liked Madalena's teaching style. I also liked how the school encouraged student interaction via the activities and the 11 a.m. breaks. Everyone got to know everyone else, even if you were in different classes.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Stay longer than one week and get to know the other students at the school!
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I loved my experience at Koine. The arrangement fostered student interaction and I now have many new friends from my time there. There were several inexpensive excursions in the afternoon in which many students participated. The age levels and lengths of stay varied which also made it interesting.
Course: Italian Language and Culture [Italian] - 4 weeks
4. May. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
In both weeks we had excellent teachers and very intensive lessons in a small group. The trips were also fun and very well organized. The location of the school in the old town of Lucca is unique.
Disliked
We were a bit surprised that we got a different teacher in our second week. In the end it didn't matter because it was also very good. Nevertheless, we would have liked better planning or prior information. The furnishings in the classrooms are very spartan. The chairs with tables that can be folded down are not very functional, as you don't even know what to do with your documents. It would also make sense that instead of the individual sheets you might get a folder with a register, possibly a writing pad and a pen.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Highly recommended: the "wine excursions" with teacher and sommelier Stefano.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Combined Intensive Course (20 Group + 10 Two to One) - 2 weeks
11. Oct. 2021
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
- small groups - lively, practice-oriented, varied lessons - mixture of different ages and countries of origin - Afternoon activities that resulted in subsequent dinners with classmates
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)
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Our teacher Elena taught with varied methods, so that the lessons were a lot of fun. The group allocations were well thought out so that the participants were well matched to each other.
Other comments Through the afternoon activities, which were always voluntary, you got to know other participants from the school (better) and could also meet up for the evening.
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
11. Jun. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I really liked the lessons: methodologically varied (conversation, good animating questions, silent and spoken trailers, texts, etc.)
The different elements were well coordinated.
Disliked
Sometimes it went a bit too fast for me.
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Bread, Wine & Language [Italian] - 2 weeks
19. Sep. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The open learning method. So don't follow a lesson from front to back. And of course that it only goes in Italian and not in my own language and then translated into Dutch.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I got a lot out of the sheets with pictures. So a sheet with items of clothing and then try to memorize the Italian words.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I would like to have paid more attention to the verbs, because you use this to build sentences.
Course: Italian Language and Culture - 1 week
21. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The organization is very good, I had a problem at the beginning, but it was dealt with immediately and was resolved the next day! They are very flexible
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Men should visit the BiB (about 2 minutes walk from the school), in the morning or after classes you should go running or biking on the city wall!
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)
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

Other comments The only criticism I have is the interior design - I need a desk to study. Except for the kitchen, there are only chairs with folding tables - I need room to expand ...
Course: Intensive Individual Course (20) - 1 week
22. Jun. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
1) the method of teaching. 2) the location of the school 3) friendliness, openness and responsiveness of the teachers 4) extra-curricular program
Insider tips about what future students should not miss take a course for at least 3 weeks
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Good schools, good staff
Course: Italian Language and Culture - 3 weeks
14. Jun. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher Elena was top class! Everyone was also very friendly and helpful. It was also good that we had a second room for the small groups.
Disliked
The acoustics in the classroom were very bad. There was a lot of reverb and as a result I almost couldn't understand the speaker when practicing listening.
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Super
Course: 1 Woche Bread, Wine & Language + 1 Woche Cooking with Mamma - 2 weeks
20. May. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Young teachers, full of imagination and using original and effective methods. Friendly atmosphere. Nothing schooly. A daily pleasure!
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The afternoon cultural activities.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Albergo Puccini - 3-star Hotel
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Only one small criticism: acoustics! Carpets and curtains would certainly improve the situation.
Course: Italian Language and Culture [Italian] - 2 weeks
30. Oct. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
School was in an old building in the city centre and my accommodation was only about 500m away, a perfect location!
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Sometimes the teacher should have been a bit more interactive
Course: Italian Language and Culture - 1 week
6. Jun. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers are all competent and friendly, no matter how much I look, I just can't find anything to criticize ;-)
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

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Two hours of private tuition (2-4 p.m.) in the afternoon is ok, it only occasionally collides with the school's afternoon activities - but the missed lessons can be spread over the other days.
Other comments It is best to book in the off-season, then the courses are nice and small and the city is not so crowded.
Course: Combined Intensive Course (20 group + 10 individual) - 2 weeks
4. Mar. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were nice and knowledgeable. I missed the grammar, however. The location of the school was very good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Can't think of anything.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The teaching focused only on listening, understanding and speaking. Certainly good, but as I said it would have been nice to have grammar too. Wondering if grammar is included for those who are complete beginners?
Course: Intensive Business (Part 2) - 2 weeks
14. Oct. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
There were 14 people in my class and each person was from a different country. What a great exchange of culture.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The administrative staff was great. They very helpful and the teachers were awesome.
Course: Italian Language and Culture [Italian] - 2 weeks
30. Nov. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The skills and kindness of the teacher who gave the guided tours of the city (week of April 18th to 21st)
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

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
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments The various levels of the students in the group were not taken into account; The teacher was not motivated, did not correct the students. regarding the week shortened by PASQUETTA, no compensation was offered; I will not recommend this school
Course: Italian Language and Culture - 1 week
5. May. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very friendly welcoming, very nice and competent teacher, the activities offered outside of the course.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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

Course: Intensive Individual Course (10) - 1 week
22. Nov. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
It's impossible to identify a single aspect as the thing I liked best. I loved the entire experience.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss In future, I would do a homestay again but would include dinner with my family. Living with a family gave me an additional opportunity to use what I was learning but I missed the opportunity by not sharing conversation around the table.
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I thought it was great. I liked that the instructors didn't speak any English to me - not that I understood everything but was always able to at least garner the general sense of what was being conveyed. Total immersion is the best way to learn a foreign language.
Course: Intensive Individual Course (20) - 2 weeks
20. Nov. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Good teachers. Small classes. Focus on speaking. In only one week I got a good basis for Italian.
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Italian Language and Culture - 1 week
26. Jul. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher, the cultural outings, the school is well located for activities or to visit the city.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The tasting at Fattoria di Buffiano. Beautiful place, well organized.
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

Course: Italian Language and Culture [Italien] - 2 weeks
28. Nov. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Personal atmosphere, professional teachers, good accommodation at Hotel Piccolo Puccini.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Bread, Wine and Culture. Cooking with Isabella was fantastic, the wine tastings with Stephano were exceptional. A truly unique experience.
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

Albergo Puccini - 3-star Hotel
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The school is highly recommendable.
Course: Bread, Wine and Language - 2 weeks
28. Sep. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I have no experience with other courses, but I think that the teaching was very good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Go and discover Lucca after class
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I missed a cup of coffee. I think they could have included that in the course price, or even paid for if necessary. Now you had to go to a cafe, which was sometimes nearly impossible timewise.
Course: Italian Language and Culture - 1 week
21. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teaching method in private classes is very well adjusted to my personal needs.
Disliked
I'm used to air-conditioned classes because of the heat. I have already discovered that in Lucca, and therefore in Koinè, it is not usual. We have had to settle for a fan.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Knowing how to take advantage of the course, going out and speaking continuously in Italian and watching TV to learn vocabulary and most common expressions.
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

Quality of teaching / language progress: From the first day the teacher knew very well how to approach it according to my needs. He was very good, not boring at all and I think he has personally made me improve in the knowledge of the Italian language and its culture.
Other comments The methodology used... very practical. You live and feel Italian.
Course: Intensive Individual Course (10) [Italiano] - 2 weeks
27. Jun. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The lessons kept me active all the time even with the group of 11 students.
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Good atmosphere.
Course: Combined Intensive Course (20 Group +10 Individual) - 2 weeks
24. Oct. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere, the sympathy of teachers and the quality of education
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

Course: Intensive Business (Part 2) - 5 weeks
20. Jun. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Fun cheerful teachers. Small class. Fantastic location. Good pace.
Disliked
I'd have liked more activities and some of them in my native language (like tours of the city).
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Combined Intensive Course (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 2 weeks
20. Sep. 2022
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Friendly atmosphere, warm, competent and very attentive teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Participate in the afternoon activities. They are very interesting and very helpful to progress with the Italian language.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I really enjoyed this school. Feeling of a big family where teachers are very involved with their students.
Course: Italian Language and Culture [Italien] - 8 weeks
18. Jun. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The staff - friendly, professional and first rate teachers
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 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.
Course: Combined Intensive Course - 1 week
6. Jun. 2008
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Great location inside the city walls. Relaxed atmosphere.
Disliked
The class mix was a little variable in level but I wouldn't really criticise the school for this they have to work week to week with the different abilities of students who arrive.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
15. Oct. 2021
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of Centro Koinè compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 Centro Koinè LuccaAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Homestay4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Centro Koinè

Accreditations and Quality seals
ASILS
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 8:30
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 Centro Koinè and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo
The school is also known under the name
Koinè Center
Year of school foundation
1980
Legal name / parent company
Koine - Centro di formazione linguistica e di incontri cultu | Tax registration ID: IT03002750481

General school facilities

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Homestay option available for female islamic students where no men are living in household
  • 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
    Paid parking (<500m)
Additional comment about facilities of school
* Kitchen facilities for cooking courses

Student Age / Nationality

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
Minimum age of students
16 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
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
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 50 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Centro Koinè

Lesson duration
55 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
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)

Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 21 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.

Airport transfer

Pisa International Airport:
70 € one way
140 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Pisa International Airport Galileo Galilei (PSA).
More details about airports near Lucca and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Lucca page. For flight comparisons to Lucca, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

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)
70 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

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
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Walks, guided tours in Lucca and music workshops:

- Talking about Italy, listening to comedy, musicality in the founding work of the Italian literature, Italian cinema, cinema and literature, Tuscany and the cinema, Fellini and advertising, Italian society as seen through commercial ads, exploring Italy on a Vespa.

- A musical journey with songs of singers-songwriters from different italian cities: Lucio Dalla from Bologna, Giorgio Gaber from Milan. Francesco De Gregori from Rome, Pino Daniele from Naples Live Music with Giulio D’Agnello

Adults - Paid activities

- Food and Wine

Excursions:
- The Cittadella del Carnevale
- The Villa in Tuscany during the 16° Century and the art of landscaping
- Traditional towns and villages
- Excursion by bus to Barga
- The Serchio Valley and the Chestnut wood
- Visit of the Village of Colognora di Pescaglia and its Ethnographic Museum of the Chestnut
- Excursion to the wine area of Chianti
- Florence and the splendour of Renaissance
Video about leisure activities at Centro Koinè Lucca

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Questions and answers about Centro Koinè

  • We can offer 2 hours/day of intensive individual course. The price is 35 €/hour per student.

    If you want to start on the same day, remember that the only possible start dates for beginners in June, even if you take private lessons, are the 16th and the 30th.
    Angela, Reservations team from Centro Koinè - Feb 24, 2022
  • The private lessons are usually offered in the afternoon. In exceptional cases and depending on availability, private lessons can also be organized in the morning.
    Angela, Administration from Centro Koinè, Bologna - Nov 22, 2022
  • Unfortunately, Centro Koinè, Lucca does not offer an Italian language & Cooking course. The "Italian Language & Culture" package is a combination of Italian language course, cultural events, and excursions. It does not include cooking lessons.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 16, 2023

FAQ about Centro Koinè, Lucca

  • Italian courses at Centro Koinè start at 257 € for Italian Language & Culture course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Koinè
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Pisa International Airport (70 €)
  • 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 USA with a 22% representation, followed by students from Netherlands (12%) and Germany (10%).
  • 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 25 during the summer and 50 for the rest of the year.

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