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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 of 4.4 out of 5 stars

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:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)
Florence Peretola Airport:
150 € pick up
300 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 21.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 25.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 15.Aug.2019, 01.Nov.2019, 08.Dec.2019, 21.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019, 06.Jan.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

Italian Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 48
Price in € 250 238 370 352 490 466 610 580 -- -- -- 1520 1444 2700 2565 3950 3753 5100 4845
Price in US$ 270 399 529 658 -- -- -- 1639 2912 4259 5499
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 1750 1663 2100 1995 2450 2328 2800 2660 3500 3325 4200 3990 350 333
Price in US$ 378 755 1133 1510 1887 2265 2642 3019 3774 4529 378
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 630 599 1260 1197 1890 1796 2520 2394 3150 2993 3780 3591 4410 4190 5040 4788 6300 5985 7560 7182 630 599
Price in US$ 680 1359 2038 2717 3397 4076 4755 5434 6793 8151 680
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$ 1720 3440 5159 6879 8599 10318 12038 13758 15477 17197 20636
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 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 490 466
Price in US$ 529 938 1348 1769 2184 2599 3014 3429 4259 5003 529
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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$ 637 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 Italian lessons + 4 half-day excursions + 1 full day excursion + welcome drink + 3 meals + private and public transportation.
Special price for an additional week of Italian lessons: EUR 150. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Lucca
Starting dates
2019: 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019.
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 € 490 466 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 529 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 lessons of teaching practice and work with a teacher trainer + 10 private lessons on methodology.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
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$ 604 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Italian language lessons in the morning combined with cooking courses, wine tastings and guided tours to vineyards.
Starting dates
2019: 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 27.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019.
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$ 841 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast
20 Italian lessons + 4 cooking lessons + resulting dinner at home with the landlady (la mamma), who will be the cooking teacher.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 21.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 29.Apr.2019, 13.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 28.Oct.2019, 11.Nov.2019, 25.Nov.2019, 09.Dec.2019
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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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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 210 340 460 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Price in US$ 239 386 523 636 795 954 1113 1272 1589 1907 159
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 270 520 700 950 1187 1424 1661 1898 2372 2846 237
Price in US$ 307 591 795 1079 1348 1617 1886 2155 2692 3230 269
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 our 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 € 180 280 380 460 575 690 805 920 1150 1380 115
Price in US$ 205 318 432 523 653 784 914 1045 1306 1567 131
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$ 273 477 693 874 1101 1328 1555 1782 2236 2690 227
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 216 341 454 545
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes use of the kitchen facilities No extra nights bookable.
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 € 402 871 1340 1809 2278 2747 3216 3685 4623 5561 469
Price in US$ 457 989 1521 2054 2586 3118 3650 4183 5247 6312 533
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$ 334 723 1113 1502 1891 2281 2670 3059 3838 4616 390
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

4.4/5.0

Rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

City

Rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars

3.8/5.0 
Social activities

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

4.4/5.0 
Value for money

Rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

4.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2/5.0 
Other

Rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

4.3/5.0 
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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