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Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

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 school is a historic building in downtown Lucca, close to the well-known Piazza San Michele and Piazza Napoleone.
  • The school is also known under the name Koinè Center.
  • The language school Centro Koinè was founded in Lucca, Italy in 1980.
  • Address: Via dei Tabacchi, 5, 55100 - Lucca, 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.
- Clean surfaces with disinfectants based on chlorine or alcohol.
- Use of hand's detergent.
- Use the mask.

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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • 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: 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:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)
Florence Peretola Airport:
150 € pick up
300 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021 - 06 Jan. 2021, 12 Apr. 2021, 13 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 02 Jun. 2021, 08 Dec. 2021, 19 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021.
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.

Italian Courses

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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 RUB 21092 32060 43028 53996 -- -- -- 131614 232855 334095 425212
Includes cultural activities in the afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Sandra: "Koine is a great school in a beautiful hill town. I loved their emphasis on mastering spoken Italian and the class activities were interesting and varied. The teachers were great, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. I have no reservations in recommending their short program. I was staying 3 months and because of relatively few long term students we were combined with the short program which inevitably led to repetition of classwork and excursions. Otherwise perfect and I would love to return."

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Klaus: "Sometimes the teacher should have been a bit more interactive"

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Charlene: "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. "
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Price in € -- 790 771 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB -- 68405 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast
Students will spend one week in Florence and one week in Lucca. Includes afternoon activities such as lectures, excursions and guided visits.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in RUB 44715 79306 108834 141738 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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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
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Language classes (16 hours of language classes over 4 days) in the morning from 09:00 to 13:00 and fascinating walks through the natural beauty the region has to offer.
Special price for an additional week of Italian lessons: EUR 150.
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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Price in RUB 29529 59058 88586 118115 147643 177172 206701 236229 265758 295286 354344
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 RUB 40497 80993 121490 161986 202482 242979 283475 323971 364468 404964 485957
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 RUB 53996 107991 161986 215981 269976 323971 377966 431962 485957 539952 647942
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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Price in RUB 48934 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Price in RUB 68405 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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
0-1 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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Price in € 520 494 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in RUB 43872 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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.
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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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

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

Reviews

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Other

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
What students liked about Centro Koinè, Lucca
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
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
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.
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
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Stay longer than one week and get to know the other students at the school!
The host family was wonderful! The staff in Lucca is comprised of really nice people, and the instructors are very good. The private lessons were the best part of the educational experience.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I would recommend staying with a host family that speaks Italian so that you can capitalize on every learning opportunity. Try to stay away from people that want to revert back to their native languages so that you are forced to live and think in Italian.
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.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0
Additional information
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.
Other comments: I would like to have paid more attention to the verbs, because you use this to build sentences.
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
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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!
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 ...

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    FAQ about Centro Koinè, Lucca

  • 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 (70 €), Florence Peretola Airport (150 €)
  • 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 Holland (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 35 for the rest of the year.
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