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Torre di Babele, Rome, Italy

4.2/5

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • The school is housed in a bright and spacious villa surrounded by a large garden.
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

Torre di Babele

The language school Torre di Babele was founded in Rome, Italy in 1984. Centrally located in the elegant Liberty area of Rome, close to La Sapienza University, the historical Villa Torlonia Park and the main train station. The school is surrounded by a spacious garden where classes are held on occasion and students can spend time during breaks.

The school address is: Via Cosenza, 7, 161 - Rome, Italy (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOASILSEliteISO 9000/9001WYSE/FIYTOEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalItalian Ministry of Education, Italschools

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

6

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 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 has to be purchased by the student. Course material costs are approximately 30 € per month.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 150
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 75

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

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

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

14
4
12
3
5
2
7
1
1
14
4
1
3
5
5
1
1
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Leonardo da Vinci International Fiumicino (FCO).

Roma Ciampino Airport:
80 € pick up
160 € return (both ways)
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport:
80 € pick up
160 € 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.
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

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Price in € 395 376 774 736 1148 1091 1496 1422 1870 1777 2244 2132 2618 2488 2992 2843 3366 3198 3740 3553 4488 4264
Price in US$ 424 830 1231 1604 2005 2406 2806 3207 3608 4009 4811
Intensive Course + 5 mini-group lessons per week (maximum of 3 students).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 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  - 13:30
Afternoon: 12:45  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 225 214 435 414 640 608 820 779 900 855 1080 1026 1408 1338 1700 1615 1896 1802 3264 3101 5568 5290
Price in US$ 242 467 686 879 965 1158 1510 1823 2033 3499 5968
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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
5.00 % discount: 5.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 1 weeks - Book at least 3 months in advance and get a 5% discount on your course fees. Only for courses from 1 to 5 weeks. .
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Price in € 415 395 815 775 1218 1158 1579 1501 1975 1877 2370 2252 2765 2627 3160 3002 3950 3753 4740 4503 395 376
Price in US$ 445 874 1306 1693 2117 2541 2964 3387 4234 5081 424
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 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  - 13:30
Afternoon: 12:45  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 595 566 1174 1116 1748 1661 2296 2182 2870 2727 3444 3272 4018 3818 4592 4363 5740 5453 6888 6544 574 546
Price in US$ 638 1259 1874 2461 3077 3692 4307 4922 6153 7383 616
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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  - 14:15
Afternoon: 12:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- 820 779 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 879 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
'Language and Painting' is an opportunity for language students at the Torre di Babele in Rome to experience Italian art and culture by participating in studio workshops dedicated to nude studies, drawing and painting. The 18-hour studio program is divided into 6 sessions, 3 hours each. The themes of the sessions are inspired by Italian culture today, as experienced through contemporary art, popular music and tourism.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jul. 2020.
General course schedule
8 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: 15:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in € -- 890 846 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 954 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course differs from others in its extracurricular programme, which is organised especially for senior participants enabling them to get to know Rome.
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
Afternoon: 15:00  - 18:00
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 15
Price in € -- -- -- -- 230 219 -- -- -- -- 460 437 690 656
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- 247 -- -- -- -- 494 740
This course is organised in 5-week blocks and is held twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday, in the evenings. It is possible to start the course on any Tuesday or Thursday, however, not all levels are available at all times.
The school is unable to offer accommodation for students attending this course.
The enrollment fee for this course is only EUR 40.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 05 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
0-1 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:
Afternoon: 18:10  - 19:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 410 390 820 779 1230 1169 1640 1558 2050 1948 2460 2337 2870 2727 3280 3116 3690 3506 4100 3895 4920 4674
Price in US$ 440 879 1319 1758 2198 2637 3077 3516 3955 4395 5274
Number of lessons, length of the course, days on which to attend and timetable flexible according to the student's request.
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 € -- -- -- -- 266 253 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- 286 -- -- -- -- -- --
For students enrolled for any level of CILS examination. The course has a total of 18 lessons.
The school is unable to offer accommodation for students attending this course.
The registration fee for this course is only EUR 40. Materials other than textbooks are used. Students must enrol for the exam separately, at least 40 days before the exam date.
Starting dates
2020: 20 Apr. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
0-1 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:
Afternoon: 18:10  - 19:40
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam dates
04 Jun. 2020, 03 Dec. 2020
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Price in € 585 556 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 627 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 3 cooking sessions + 1 wine seminar in the afternoons/evenings. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Via Tiburtina 98, 00185, Rome
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  - 11:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Price in € 260 247 470 447 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 279 504 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Torre di Babele, Rome 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: 80.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 38 €. 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:Groups have an average of 7 or 8 people.
Registration fee for 1 week courses and non intensive courses: EUR 40.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 190 310 445 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Price in US$ 215 350 503 632 790 948 1106 1264 1580 1896 158
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Torre di Babele - 1
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
6 minutes walking (average reported by 8 former students)
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 140 215 325 400 500 600 700 800 1000 12000 100
Price in US$ 158 243 367 452 565 677 790 903 1129 13539 113
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 208 349 505 641 802 963 1124 1285 1607 1929 161
Price in US$ 235 394 570 724 905 1087 1269 1450 1814 2177 182
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 298 544 805 1046 1312 1578 1844 2110 2642 3174 266
Price in US$ 337 614 909 1181 1481 1781 2081 2381 2981 3581 301
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
43 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 158 254 385 481 602 723 844 965 1207 1449 121
Price in US$ 179 287 435 543 680 816 953 1089 1362 1635 137
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 248 449 685 886 1112 1338 1564 1790 2242 2694 226
Price in US$ 280 507 773 1000 1255 1510 1765 2020 2530 3040 255
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
43 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Accommodation also available in a 2-star hotel from EUR 60-100 (single) and from EUR 90-120 (double).

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball2 km
Cooking2 km
Dancing3 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Sailing40 km
Skiing150 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis5 km
Windsurfing30 km
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Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about Torre di Babele, Rome
The teachers and administration are very good
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 Apartment
5.0/5.0
Well organized
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
The variety of international people
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
2.0/5.0
Very friendly staff.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The cooking class and guided walks.
Other comments: Lessons are always well prepared and the two different blocks (grammar and conversation) are well coordinated.
Classmates and the class teacher were really nice, gentle and amazing.
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
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0

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    FAQ about Torre di Babele, Rome

  • Italian courses at Torre di Babele start at 44 € for Non-Intensive Course course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Torre di Babele
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Roma Ciampino Airport (80 €), Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (80 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Torre di Babele varies from 1 students (Private lessons 10) to 13 students (Intensive Plus )
  • 100% of teachers at Torre di Babele hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Torre di Babele comes from Italy with a 14% representation, followed by students from Brazil (14%) and Germany (12%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Torre di Babele offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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