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Centro Koinè, Lucca
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Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.076 reviews
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

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Italian Language & Culture - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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What our students said about Lucca

8
Lovely city!

Lovely city!

Kate
8
nice little town, but because of the old preserved...

nice little town, but because of the old preserved city centre with many tourists you do not find every day life in an Italian city here

Klaus
Germany
10
I loved loved loved Lucca and will definitely...

I loved loved loved Lucca and will definitely be back!

Charlene

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Lucca

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

There were 14 people in my class and each person was from a different country. What a great exchange of culture.
The administrative staff was great. They very helpful and the teachers were awesome.

30 November 2019
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Kate
United States

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Good teachers. Small classes. Focus on speaking. In only one week I got a good basis for Italian.

26 July 2019
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 25 years

Nina
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

school was in an old building in the city centre and my accommodation was only about 500m away, a perfect location!

6 June 2019
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 63 years

Klaus
Germany

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

I liked Madalena's teaching style. I also liked how the school encouraged student interaction via the activities and the 11 a.m. breaks. Everyone got to know everyone else, even if you were in different classes.

4 May 2019
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 4 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Charlene
United States

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Friendly/Welcoming

10 December 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 63 years

Ian
England UK

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

The teacher, the cultural outings, the school is well located for activities or to visit the city.

28 November 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Hamelin
Canada

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Good atmosphere, great teachers.

9 November 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 35 years

Philipp
Germany

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Young teachers, full of imagination and using original and effective methods. Friendly atmosphere. Nothing schooly. A daily pleasure!
Only one small criticism: acoustics! Carpets and curtains would certainly improve the situation.

30 October 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 74 years

Nicole
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Teaching process

6 September 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Ekaterina
Russia

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Friendly atmosphere, warm, competent and very attentive teachers
I really enjoyed this school. Feeling of a big family where teachers are very involved with their students.

18 June 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 8 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Martine
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Teacher was great and the activities were sensational.

12 June 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 6 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Samantha
Australia

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

I have no experience with other courses, but I think that the teaching was very good.
I missed a cup of coffee. I think they could have included that in the course price, or even paid for if necessary. Now you had to go to a cafe, which was sometimes nearly impossible timewise.

21 May 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

Els
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

The open learning method. So don't follow a lesson from front to back. And of course that it only goes in Italian and not in my own language and then translated into Dutch.
I would like to have paid more attention to the verbs, because you use this to build sentences.

21 May 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 53 years

Howard
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Location
Miss grammar.

29 August 2017
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 75 years

mari
United States

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

The skills and kindness of the teacher who gave the guided tours of the city (week of April 18th to 21st)
The various levels of the students in the group were not taken into account; The teacher was not motivated, did not correct the students. regarding the week shortened by PASQUETTA, no compensation was offered; I will not recommend this school

5 May 2017
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Arlette
France

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Very good reception and classrooms in good condition. However, despite a previous interview, I found myself in a group where pedagogy was based exclusively on successive exchanges in mini-groups. This did not answer my needs in language, grammar, and vocabulary, because we spoke without being corrected, therefore without being able to progress. Interesting texts and videos but no verification of meaning by the teacher. For having followed a very constructive week in Bologna last year, this one was disappointing. Very good contact with LanguageCourse and Lola Morel.

1 May 2017
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 0 years

Chantal
France

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Very welcoming and friendly staff.
The interviews were made when we arrived, to see what level and group we would end up in. Both my friend and I thought the interviewer was very arrogant. Otherwise very happy, nice and charming staff.

3 April 2017
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Inger
Sweden

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Small group and committed teacher

3 April 2017
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 50 years

Eva
Sweden

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

Excellent quality teaching.

5 December 2016
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Bryan
England UK

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 76 reviews

The teaching method in group lessons was too relaxed for me. It's not suitable for students who are motivated to learn the language formally and pass official exams. There is no written placement test, no exit test, and practically no grammar; just a continuous diversity of fun exercises focused on speaking (mostly among groups of two/three students with little supervision from the teacher). Most other students were old tourists and retirees looking for a fun side activity to their short visit to Lucca, they joined and left continuously according to their holidays, so there is no chance of following a formal syllabus. The exercises were pleasant, entertaining and sometimes fun. My fluency and vocabulary improved. By the time I left, most of my grammar-based persistent errors, which could have been tackled in time, had been solidified by fluency. The professional boundaries between staff and students were crossed regularly and I was subjected to witness this (rather hear it) at the apartment provided to me by the school. It got to a point when I had to confront them and they agreed to stop it for my last week there.

11 November 2016
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 4 weeks
Student age: 0 years

Diego
Germany

Key Facts about Lucca

Lucca: Tuscanys best kept secret, Lucca can be found on the Serchio River and is one of the most loved cities in the entire region if not country. It is known for it's well-preserved Renaissance walls that date back to the Middle Ages and were the work of famous artist and architect, Leonardo de Vinci. Thanks to these thick and high fortifications, Lucca has preserved its heritage magnificently and inside you can find a historic city centre dating back to Roman and Medieval times and a kaleidoscope of all the best things in Tuscany); a medley of piazzas, tiny churches, art galleries and a labyrinth of tiny cobble-stoned streets. Explore the area and discover some of its many beautiful churches and towers. Pisa is only a short train ride away but guaranteed you will have no interest in leaving this fabulous city once you arrive.

Population: 82,000

Elevation: 19 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Tuscany, Provincia di Lucca

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1296 USD)

Lucca quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 (76 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

High season: August

Low season: January

Average course price per week: 239 €

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Italy average):4.05 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type C
    • Plug Type F
    • Plug Type L
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

    Arrival Airports

    Pisa / S. Giusto (PSA) - 19 km. from Lucca city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 60 minutes, 5,00 €, 30 minutes.

    Main stops: Pisa Centrale, Lucca

    Every 60 minutes, 4,00 €, 60 minutes.

    Main stops: Aeroporto Galilei Di Pisa, Piazzale Verdi

    Taxi: 80 €, 30 minutes drive to city center of Lucca

    Direct international flights from:
    • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
    • Ireland: Dublin
    • USA: New York John F. Kennedy
    Florence Peretola (FLR) - 58 km. from Lucca city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 60 minutes, 6,00 €, 65 minutes.

    Main stops: Florence Airport/Viale Guidoni, V.Le Cavour Fs

    Every 60 minutes, 5,00 €, 65 minutes.

    Main stops: Florence Airport/Viale Guidoni, Viale Europa, Viale Europa Fr. Hotel Napoleon, Carducci 4, Lucca

    Taxi: 190 €, 45 minutes drive to city center of Lucca

    Direct international flights from:
    • United Kingdom: London City, London Gatwick, London Luton

    Weather in Lucca

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    Events in LuccaBest time to take a language course in Lucca

    June
    Lucca Summer Festival
    Lucca Summer Festival

    13 June 2020 - 25 July 2020The biggest musical event in Tuscany, the Lucca Summer Festival stages concerts by various artists and attracts hundreds of thousands of participants every year.

    July
    Puccini Festival
    Puccini Festival

    17 July 2020 - 23 August 2020The Puccini Festival is an opera festival in honour of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini which includes both open-air and in-theater productions of his works.

    October
    Lucca Comics and Games
    Lucca Comics and Games

    29 October 2020 - 01 November 2020Lucca hosts one of the largest comic festivals in the world, second only to Comiket in Tokyo: Lucca Comics & Games, International Festival of Comics, Animation, Illustration and Games. Gear up for some Cosplay and buy your tickets.

    What to do in Lucca

    ST. Martin's Cathedral
    ST. Martin's Cathedral
    City Wall
    City Wall
    Pfanner Palace
    Pfanner Palace
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