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Centro Koinè, Lucca, Italy

Among the Top 20% most popular Italian schools in Italy in the last 12 months
4.4/5

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 language school Centro Koinè was founded in Lucca, Italy in 1980. The school is 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)
Legal name / parent company: Koine - Centro di formazione linguistica e di incontri cultu| Tax registration ID: IT03002750481

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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2020 - 06.Jan.2020, 12.Apr.2020, 13.Apr.2020, 01.May.2020, 02.Jun.2020, 08.Dec.2020, 19.Dec.2020 - 31.Dec.2020.
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

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$ 259 394 529 664 -- -- -- 1617 2860 4103 5222
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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$ -- 840 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast
Starting dates
2020: 13.Jan.2020, 27.Jan.2020, 10.Feb.2020, 24.Feb.2020, 09.Mar.2020, 23.Mar.2020, 06.Apr.2020, 20.Apr.2020, 04.May.2020, 18.May.2020, 01.Jun.2020, 15.Jun.2020, 29.Jun.2020, 13.Jul.2020, 27.Jul.2020, 10.Aug.2020, 24.Aug.2020, 07.Sep.2020, 21.Sep.2020, 05.Oct.2020, 19.Oct.2020, 02.Nov.2020, 16.Nov.2020, 30.Nov.2020, 14.Dec.2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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Price in € 530 504 940 893 1290 1226 1680 1596 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 550 974 1337 1741 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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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Price in € 400 380 680 646 930 884 1240 1178 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 415 705 964 1285 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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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Price in € 590 561 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 612 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Special price for an additional week of Italian lessons: EUR 150.
Starting dates
2020: 20.Apr.2020, 04.May.2020, 01.Jun.2020, 21.Sep.2020, 05.Oct.2020.
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
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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Private
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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$ 363 726 1088 1451 1813 2176 2539 2901 3264 3626 4352
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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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$ 498 995 1492 1990 2487 2984 3481 3979 4476 4973 5968
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
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$ 664 1327 1990 2653 3316 3979 4642 5305 5968 6631 7957
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
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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Language Plus Activity
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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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 580 551 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 601 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06.Apr.2020, 20.Apr.2020, 18.May.2020, 15.Jun.2020, 13.Jul.2020, 27.Jul.2020, 24.Aug.2020, 07.Sep.2020, 21.Sep.2020, 19.Oct.2020.
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
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 790 771 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 840 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 520 494 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 539 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
Brochures
Centro Koinè Brochure (PDF)
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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 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 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 270 520 700 950 1187 1424 1661 1898 2372 2846 237
Price in US$ 295 568 764 1036 1295 1553 1812 2070 2587 3104 259
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
7 minutes walking (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 210 340 460 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Price in US$ 230 371 502 611 764 917 1069 1222 1527 1833 153
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:
8 minutes walking (average reported by 10 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 180 280 380 460 575 690 805 920 1150 1380 115
Price in US$ 197 306 415 502 628 753 878 1004 1255 1505 126
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 240 420 610 770 970 1170 1370 1570 1970 2370 200
Price in US$ 262 459 666 840 1058 1276 1494 1713 2149 2585 219
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 190 300 400 480 600 720 840 960 1200 1440 120
Price in US$ 208 328 437 524 655 786 917 1047 1309 1571 131
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, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 150 230 300 350 437.5 525 612.5 700 875 1050 87.5
Price in US$ 164 251 328 382 478 573 668 764 955 1146 96
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 402 871 1340 1809 2278 2747 3216 3685 4623 5561 469
Price in US$ 439 950 1462 1973 2485 2996 3508 4019 5042 6065 512
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 294 637 980 1323 1666 2009 2352 2695 3381 4067 343
Price in US$ 321 695 1069 1443 1817 2191 2565 2939 3687 4436 375
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

Reviews

4.4/5.0

Rating: 4.4/5.0

City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Other

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
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.
There were 14 people in my class and each person was from a different country. What a great exchange of culture.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: The administrative staff was great. They very helpful and the teachers were awesome.

Brochures

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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.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Centro Koinè
  • 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 Centro Koinè varies from 1 students (Intensive Individual Course (10)) to 12 students (Italian Language & Culture)
  • 100% of teachers at Centro Koinè 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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