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EF International Language CenterRome, Italy

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

1 students - overall rating
Via del Teatro Valle, 20 - 186 Rome - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • Central location, only a 2-minute walk to cafés, restaurants, shops and transport.
  • One of the oldest Italian schools in Rome founded in 1965
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 40 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: EF International Language Center Rome is located in the historic and unique Italian city of Rome. The school is in the heart of the city, surrounded by cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Attractions such as the Colleseum, Fontana de Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, The Roman Forum and the Piazza del Popolo are all nearby. Students of EF Rome can enjoy the city to its fullest whilst reaching their language goals. The Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) is within a 60-minute journey of the school via public transport. The Roma Termini train station is an 18-minute bus or a 35-minute walk from the school.

School facilities: The facilities of EF Rome offer students everything they need to reach their language goals in a friendly and comfortable environment. These facilities include a cafeteria, computer lab, a library, a games room, lounge area and free WIFI. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Social and Cultural: EF Rome regularly organises trips to the nearby Florence, Naples or Capri.

Accreditations and Associations: The school is an accredited member of EAQUALS. EAQUALS accredit schools and learning institutes that provide students with the highest levels of tuition, facilities and student-care standards.

School chain: EF was founded in Sweden over 55 years ago. It has since then helped millions of people experience new cultures, see new places and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Across the globe, they have more than 600 schools and offices in over 50 countries, delivering the best in education and student care throughout all locations. As a group, EF has hubs in Boston, London, Barcelona, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more!

EF understands that language programmes can be much more than the sole process of learning a language, as cultural immersion and diversity play a key part in any student's educational and life development.

Throughout the EF schools, programmes are readily available to adults and juniors, for career, personal and educational development.

Italian Courses

General Language
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

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4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
EF International Language Center, Rome
School
Location of the school
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Facilities
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Social activities
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Organisation
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Value for money
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Student opinions about EF International Language Center, Rome

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were friendly and there were always so many activities to do.
Disliked
In summer expect it to be very hot and there to be many people.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I would recommend the general course over intensive as the intensive course only provides extra “spin” lessons which are essentially just cultural and writing classes that are honestly often not useful
Other comments The price of EF programs are not justified however they do still provide a great experience, the cost is just too high considering
Course: General Course [Italian] - 7 weeks
31. Jul. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

EF International Language Center (EF)

Accreditations and Quality seals
EAQUALSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalHult
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
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
20% male / 80% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EF International Language Center and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
1965
Legal name / parent company
EF Language Colleges Ltd | Tax registration ID: CHE116289657
Abbreviated name of school
EF Rome

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Career guidance service (free)

  • Guidance for further higher education (free)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 50
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

    • The premises is not adapted for wheelchairs
Additional comment about facilities of school
The school has a private chapel that can be used by students.

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Throughout the year: 150
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 16 years
Throughout the year: 19 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by EF International Language Center

Lesson duration
40 minutes
School's administrative fee
150.00 €
Comments about courses

The cost of course materials vary depending on the duration of the course:

  • Course literature (for English destinations) for bookings 1-6 weeks long: 55 EUR
  • Course literature (for English destinations) for bookings 7-12 weeks long: 95 EUR
  • Course literature (for non-English destinations) for bookings 1-9 weeks long: 80 EUR
  • Course literature (for non- English destinations) for bookings 10-18 weeks long: 145 EUR

    Cancellation Protection fee: EUR 85 (Non-refundable).

    Students must book travel insurance, which covers the whole period of the course and stay in Rome. Students can book Erika Insurance Coverage via the school:
  • Two weeks: EUR 85.
  • Per additional extra week: EUR 40.
    Students can have another insurance but they must prove they have booked another one.

    Accommodation:
  • The twin room homestay included in the tuition price can be upgraded to a single room homestay for EUR 50 per week.
  • Homestays are no further than 45 minutes by public transportation from school.
  • Residence accommodation is also available upon request and subject to availability.
    Classes are likely to take place on some days in the morning and other days in the afternoon. Students will be given the exact timetable closer to the start date. These are sample times and lessons will fall within the time frames stated depending on availability and time of year.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 120 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 06 Jan 2024, 31 Mar 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 Jun 2024, 29 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
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

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport:
135 € return (both ways)
More details about airports near Rome and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Rome page. For flight comparisons to Rome, 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
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
South America: 85 €
,
Africa: 85 €
,
Asia: 85 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Baseball
Basketball
Cooking
Dancing
Football (soccer)
Ice Hockey
Music
Rugby
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Volleyball
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Examples of free activities:
- Walking tour around the centre of Rome: This activity includes sightseeing of the city's most important landmarks, squares, streets, and monuments, including: Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon, and Piazza di Spagna
- Outdoor workout training at Villa Borghese, in one of the most beautiful parks in Rome
- Tours around less renowned areas of the city, specifically designed to showcase the city in a more profound way and help students gain familiarity with non-touristy areas
- Student parties

Adults - Paid activities

Examples of excursions and other activities:
- Coliseum with professional historical guide EUR 20-25
- Cooking class making wonderful traditional pasta EUR 15
- Adventure park EUR 15
- Trip to Florence including a local guide, lunch in a typical restaurant, and train ticket EUR 80

Action and Discovery Packs:

Action Pack – Inside Rome: Cinema, Bicycle Tour, Cooking Classes (AP2ROM)

Discovery Pack – Cities Tour: This pack includes transportation by coach, a guided tour around the city center, and lunch in Naples. A optional visit to a museum with museum guide is available (DCPROM)

Discovery Pack – Ancient Rome: Tour to Galleria Borghese, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Coliseum (DCP2ROM)

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FAQ about EF International Language Center, Rome

  • Italian courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 513 € for Summer Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport ( €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 17 students (General Course + Accommodation) to 17 students (General Course + Accommodation)
  • 100% of teachers at EF International Language Center hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EF International Language Center comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (20%) and Sweden (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EF International Language Center offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 16 during the summer and 19 for the rest of the year.

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