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Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily), Italy

4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

Laboling

The language school Laboling was founded in Milazzo (Sicily), Italy in 1994. Situated in the old town of Milazzo, on the north coast of Sicily across from the Aeolian Islands. It is the right place for those who want an authentic Italian environment far from mass tourism.

The school address is: Via Nino Ryolo 20, 98057 - Milazzo (Sicily), Italy (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Laboling - Società Cooperativa| Tax registration ID: IT03157450838

School currently open
Covid-19 school related information
There are simple hygiene measures and safety distancing. All courses are held in little groups (maximum 5 students per class) and, for the moment, with the use of a face mask. The lessons take place both inside and outside the classroom. During our outdoor activities, keeping a safe distance, we are free to take off the face masks.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILSEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

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 at first day of classes
  • 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: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

5
20
5
5
5
5
5
2
8
5
8
10
5
5

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Catania.

Catania–Fontanarossa Airport:
155 € pick up
310 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 02 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.

Italian Courses

General Language
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Price in € 320 304 640 608 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 342 684 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 03 Feb. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020, 07 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 214 385 535 684 834 983 1133 1282 1432 1582 1881
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
Family pack!: For enrolments of a minimum of 2 weeks - Book a 2 week Intensive course for an adult and another for a kid under 14 and get a 50% discount on the price of the kid course + free enrolment fee! .
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Price in € -- -- -- 1190 1161 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1305 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, No meals
Also included: registration fee and 4 excursions.
Also available: double room accommodation. Price: EUR 1000 per person
Starting dates
2020: 03 Feb. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 10:30
Afternoon: 11:00  - 12:30
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 € -- 500 475 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 535 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 week Intensive course + activity programme.
Starting dates
2020: 11 May 2020, 12 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 580 551 1160 1102 1740 1653 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 4060 3857 4640 4408 5800 5510 6960 6612 7540 7163
Price in US$ 620 1240 1859 2479 3098 3718 4338 4957 6196 7436 8055
It is possible to attend Individual lessons on the island Lipari the whole year round. Lessons on the other Aeolian Islands on request.
The lessons are held at the student's accommodation. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Lipari
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 300 285 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1350 1283 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 3240 3078 3510 3335 300 285
Price in US$ 321 577 866 1154 1443 1731 2308 2885 3462 3750 321
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 420 399 810 770 1215 1155 1620 1539 2025 1924 2430 2309 2835 2694 3240 3078 4050 3848 4860 4617 5265 5002
Price in US$ 449 866 1298 1731 2164 2596 3029 3462 4327 5192 5625
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.
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Price in € 540 513 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 3240 3078 3780 3591 4320 4104 5400 5130 6480 6156 7020 6669
Price in US$ 577 1154 1731 2308 2885 3462 4039 4615 5769 6923 7500
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € 330 314 650 618 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 353 695 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 10:30
Afternoon: 11:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 720 702 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 790 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Other, Double room, No meals
It includes: Accommodation in a double cabin, 7 overnight stays, bed sheets, Italian language and culture course (10 lessons), registration fee, assistance during the entire journey.
Additional costs: Approximately EUR 200 for food, fuel, harbour and boat cleaning fees. A kitty will be organised to take care of these costs (the skipper is exempt). This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Aeolian Islands
Starting dates
2020: 03 Oct. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35.00 €. 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:Also available: Italian and Trekking & Sailing around the Aeolian Islands. As a second option to private airport pick-up they also offer a collective transfer with prices starting from EUR 20 per student.

Accommodation

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Price in € 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Price in US$ 237 473 709 945 1181 1417 1654 1890 2362 2834 237
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 1
Homestay, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 2
Price extra night:
30 € (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, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, 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 € 294 588 882 1176 1470 1764 2058 2352 2940 3528 294
Price in US$ 331 662 992 1323 1654 1984 2315 2645 3307 3968 331
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 1
Homestay, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 2
Price extra night:
42 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
11 minutes walking (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), 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 € 120 220 310 390 470 550 630 710 870 1030 80
Price in US$ 135 248 349 439 529 619 709 799 979 1159 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Shared flat in the centre , Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 1
Shared flat in the centre , Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 2
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking (average reported by 2 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 27 Jun. 2020 - 26 Sep. 2020
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 180
Price in US$ 203 405 608 810 1013 1215 1417 1620 2025 2429 203
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Shared flat in the centre - High Season, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 1
Shared flat in the centre - High Season, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 2
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Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 26 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 120 240 360 480 600 720 840 960 1200 1440 120
Price in US$ 135 270 405 540 675 810 945 1080 1350 1620 135
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Shared flat in the centre - High Season, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 1
Shared flat in the centre - High Season, Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 2
-
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, 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 € 180 330 460 570 680 790 900 1010 1230 1450 110
Price in US$ 203 372 518 641 765 889 1013 1136 1384 1631 124
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Shared flat in the centre., Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 1
Shared flat in the centre., Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily) - 2
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking (average reported by 3 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 27 Jun. 2020 - 26 Sep. 2020
The school also offers accommodation in a private flat, Hotel and B&B.
Transfers:
Individual transfer by taxi:
Catania: EUR 155.
Messina: EUR 60.
Collective transfer:
Minibus from Catania airport at a prearranged time. It costs from EUR 25 to 30 per person.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving1 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf90 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music 
Sailing20 km
Skiing200 km
Swimming 
Tennis 
Windsurfing20 km
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily)
The lessons were well structured and my understanding rocketed from the first day on. Small class size and an excellent teacher.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The city is small and a brilliant place to learn.
Other comments: A fantastic two weeks. I fully recommend this language school.
Small groups, familiar atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Ristorante "La Pergola" in Saint Lucia del Mela
Lots of leisure activities, the school seems to be like a big family.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
The teachers are very friendly and the school is flexible.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: It was very good organized and you have been given everytime very quickly answers whenever I had asked something. Thank you!
Very few students, hence great learning experience - very intensive!
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very nice staff, a friendly school with a very personal touch, thouroughly enjoyed it.

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    FAQ about Laboling, Milazzo (Sicily)

  • Italian courses at Laboling start at 190 € for Intensive Course 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 Laboling
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Course
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (155 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Laboling varies from 1 students (Italian Course on the Aeolian Islands) to 10 students (Intensive Course Plus)
  • 100% of teachers at Laboling hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Laboling comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from USA (10%) and Japan (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Laboling offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 40 for the rest of the year.
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