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I liked the school position in town, the course was short due to work but still I learned more than what I thought I can in 7 days. Teachers were kind and polite always energetic and they don’t mind to explain once or more.
Wael A.Saudi Arabia
After 1 month I am very satisfied with the school and my progress. The first week was too difficult but after changing my level, I understood a lot more and was able to gain confidence. Chiara is very good at explaining grammar. The conversation class was very fun although sometimes I would like to practice the grammar forms I learnt earlier. Both teachers were excellent. The school runs very good after school activities. I hope to return. Laura was the perfect host for me. It was better than I expected. She cooked dinner for me senza glutine and speaks English and Italian which was very helpful. For older people who want a quiet, relaxing place with a friendly host it is perfect. Also the location is amazing, in the middle of Firenze, near Ponte Vecchio & the school! Very clean but keep to her rules! Be respectful, it is a house, not a hotel.
Jacqui B.New Zealand
I thought this was a great educational experience. I especially liked the teachers & the placement… Cioè, I thought I was in the correct classes both for grammar & conversation. I also enjoyed the group walks at 4:00pm + the wine tasting. Grazie mille!
Sarah R.United States
I very much enjoyed the course and its structure – it was nice to have 2 parts taught by 2 different teachers to provide diversity. Both teachers were fabulous, prepared, intelligent and fun. The program and facilities were pleasant and accessible, and I felt that I’d be able to go to any instructor or director for assistance. I really liked living in Santa Maria Novella because of how central the neighborhood was, and that the tram and many bus stations were right nearby. My room was large and very nice, and the apartment and host were very pleasant as well. I felt accounted for but free to come and go as I pleased.
I loved studying here, it really challenged me but I feel that I have learned a lot in my time here. The teachers have been very helpful and patient with me as I struggle to form sentences. I would recommend this school to people who want to learn Italian language in a positive environment. I enjoyed staying with Anna in her appartment. It was in a good location and I could walk to everything, I felt safe! Because my Italian is very limited, we had some minor miscommunications, but she was understanding and I did my best to be polite. Overall she is a very kind and helpful host!
I really would like to thank Istituto di David for such experience che ho ricevuto. All of my teachers were very helpful and nice. The city is simply wonderful and amazing! The view from the Piazzale di Michelangio is breathtaking and so peaceful. Mi piace molto l’atmosfera della città che aiuta a vedere tutta la bellezza della cultura Italiana e conoscere la tradizione dei fiorentini! Il mio appartamento era buono e la locazione era molto useful, perche è nel centro istorico. Istituto Il David, I wish you all the best in your way of illumination degli stranieri! Good luck!
The intensive program is very good for learning grammar and practicing what you learn. The instructors are knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I am happy I decided to study Italian at this school. I wish I could continue learning Italian at this school. The school is very clean and organize.
I have had a great experience here and have learnt so much, I will miss the school.
It was a really nice experience meeting new people & learning more in Italian. I have lived in Egypt a lot – I wasn’t speaking a lot of Italian because I had no one to talk with – Now that I came here (Il David) I started to talk better, the teachers are very patient and amazing, I hope I can see every one again. The school is very nice & I have surely made progress.
I have loved the experience in this school. My teachers (Laura, Chiara and Rita) have been excellent and I have learnt a lot! I have studied Italian for three weeks in this school and I have liked the program as it was easy for me to follow. I did not know any Italian before I came here and on the first two weeks I was placed in a beginners class. However on the least week I was changed to an elementary group for grammar and pre-intermediate for speaking. This has been brilliant as I could be challenge and always keep on learning. I haved lived in an appartment next to Palazzo Vecchio. The area was excellent as it is in the centre! The only small problem was the noise at nights coming from the street, but that is normal when you live in such a touristic city in summer. The appartment was very spacious and I shared with two more people only, so there were no problems at all living with them. My room has two single beds for me, which is good. However, these beds are a bit small, it could be better to have one double bed to sleep more comfortably.