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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

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Laboling

- 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$ 360 719 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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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$ -- -- -- 1372 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, No meals
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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Price in US$ -- 562 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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$ 652 1303 1954 2605 3257 3908 4559 5210 6513 7815 8466
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 US$ 337 607 910 1213 1516 1819 2426 3032 3638 3942 337
10 One-to-one private lessons tailored to meet your specific language needs.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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$ 607 1213 1819 2426 3032 3638 4245 4851 6064 7276 7883
20 One-to-one private lessons tailored to meet your specific language needs.
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$ 371 730 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Course price includes accommodation
Other, Double room, No meals
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$ 249 497 745 993 1241 1490 1738 1986 2482 2979 249
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$ 348 695 1043 1390 1738 2085 2433 2780 3475 4170 348
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$ 142 261 367 461 556 651 745 840 1029 1218 95
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$ 213 426 639 851 1064 1277 1490 1702 2128 2553 213
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$ 142 284 426 568 710 851 993 1135 1419 1702 142
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$ 213 391 544 674 804 934 1064 1194 1454 1714 131
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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