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Koine Center

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“learn italian”(6 reviews)
“second week”(2 reviews)
Koine Center offers a natural and conversational approach to language learning. The flexible, varied, and effective classes and afternoon activities are designed to make serious study fun. Teaching of the highest quality and the commitment of the...more
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Via Dei Tabacchi 5, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 316213
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Not only the very interesting lessons but the warm welcome and the beautiful excursions and time spent among so many friendly people in the absolute pearl that is Lucca made this a beautiful experience. I will be back for certain and I highly recommand Koine....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank evelijni
cosetta3, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018
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Grazie di cuore per il tuo bellissimo riscontro, le tue parole ci confermano che lavorare con passione ripaga sempre. Un...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

We just returned from 2 weeks in Italy. The first week in Lucca studying at Koine Center. Lucca is a perfect city in which to stay, learn, eat and have an authentic Italian experience. Koine Center was wonderful. Prior to arrival they helped me with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TravelingFoolMid_USA
cosetta3, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018
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Grazie per le tue belle parole, saremo lieti di ospitarti a Koinè il prossimo anno!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I wrote a negative review of this 2 week course because the teaching materials were out of date and barely legible, the immersion into the Italian language was very difficult for someone who NEVER spoke Italian. We were all very intelligent people but felt very...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank JKS12
cosetta3, Proprietario at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We point out that Koinè staff in Florence doesn't include any teacher named Moira, nor is there any student matching your profile that seem to have recently attended our courses in Florence. Therefore, we consider this review unfounded.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

I’ve attended Koine in Lucca several times during the past two years. Both the school and the city combine to form a fantastic experience. The lessons are heavily geared towards conversing in, and listening to, Italian. Grammar isn’t ignored but takes second place to fostering...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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cosetta3, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018
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Ci fa molto piacere sapere che hai apprezzato il tuo soggiorno a Lucca, ci auguriamo di rivederti presto!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Entertaining method in groups. Brilliant teachers. Communicate in Italian from 1st day. School organizes interesting afternoon activities. Highly recomended. Special week: BREAD, WINE & LANGUAGE, not cheap, but gives a deep insight into Italian and Tuscan culture. Cooking lessons, wine, food tasting, etc., a highlight...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 232stephana
KoineCenter, Direttore at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017
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Siamo molto felici di sentire che avete avuto una bella esperienza con il programma Bread, wine and Language organizzato dalla...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Having had some excellent experiences at Koinè center in Firenze, I am happy to continue my Italian studies online with the same school, according to the same Koinè method I have come to love. Whilst being continually challenged and intellectually stimulated, the effort of learning...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Kate M
KoineCenter, Direttore generale at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017
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Cara Kate, grazie delle tue belle, bellissime parole, che rappresentano per noi una grande soddisfazione. Ci fa molto piacere vedere...More

Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I have just returned from a two-week stay in Florence, Italy where we participated in a two-week Italian language immersion class at the Koiné Center. We have studied Italian together at home in Buffalo, New York for the last 12 years and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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KoineCenter, Direttore generale at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016
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Prima di tutto grazie, grazie tante per queste belle parole. E' una grande soddisfazione vedere che un soggiorno da noi...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016

I have been going to Koinè for language classes once or twice a year since 2010. I have always had a positive experience (and learned lots of Italian) but this year was particularly amazing! In April, I was enrolled in the one week course, "Pane,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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KoineCenter, Direttore generale at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016
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Grazie anche a Sue per queste belle parole che ben raccontano lo svolgimento del corso, ma anche una atmosfera e...More

Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was my second time at Koinè Lucca, 2 weeks this year instead of one, and I wanted to stay longer! The staff are all excellent and very friendly, and the lessons are great. The afternoon activities provide a further opportunity to train the ear...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank Tracey M
KoineCenter, Direttore at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015
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Ti ringraziamo per avere scelto la Koinè per la seconda volta. La tua recensione dimostra che il nostro impegno per...More

Reviewed 30 August 2015

I stayed one week in Lucca doing a language course at Koinè Center. I dreamed about going to Italy and learn Italian for many years. And finally my dream came true! I had a wonderful week! The lessons, given by Tania, were interesting, intensive and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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KoineCenter, Direttore at Koine Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2015
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E noi siamo felici di averti aiutato a realizzare il tuo sogno; venire in Italia ed imparare l'italiano. Ti ringraziamo...More

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I spent two weeks at the Koine Center in Florence. I was totally overwhelmed. Immersion into a foreign language did not work for me at all. It seemed that everyone in our class was equally baffled. We were a beginner's class and all of us were very intelligent people but had a difficult time with this style of learning. We felt totally stupid each and every day. Any comments on this? I'm baffled that all the reviews are so excellent. Of course it is the Koine center in Luca, not Florence. But if the style is total immersion, with no English being spoken, I don't see how it could be so different. I'm still very determined to learn Italian but don't know how to go about it at this point. Any help in understanding the 5 star reviews? I felt I would never return to Koine for classes. Thanks for your input.
12 January 2015|
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Response from KoineCenter | Property representative |
You might be surprised to learn that, not only at Koinè, but also in the vast majority of, and certainly in the best, language schools all over the world the foreign language is taught using...the foreign language! Even in... More
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