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Istituto Galilei Reviews
A great experience and language stay
Submitted by Molly | September 29, 2011
After my three months stay at the Institute Galilei, I can only say that I am completely satisfied. My linguistic progresses were quick and concrete, and the classes were always built in the best way to combine grammar learning and practice...although I was studying 4 hours every day I never got bored! My teacher was perfect and I really enjoyed his tuitions. During the whole period, I could count on the attention of the teacher and of the personnel for any question or clarification I needed. The lodging they found for me was great, and now I keep in my heart all the good memories with my Italian "family" and friends! I will definitelly recommend this school to anyone wants to really do a complete Italian experience.
strongest possible recommendation
Submitted by Vincent P. Mocini | July 12, 2011
After months of Italian language study in three separate institutions, including Istituto Galileo Galilei, I am most pleased to give your school the strongest possible recommendation. In addition to studying the language for eight months, I now have the benefit of having lived and worked for almost three years in Italy. The preparation I received to speak, understand and work using the Italian language was far superior to either of the other two institutions, both professional language training centers, in which I studied in the United States. For the purpose of learning Italian for business or pleasure, I most highly recommend Istituto Galileo Galilei for the superb instruction available there, uniquely concentrated on the individual through a student to teacher ratio of one to one. What's more, the intensive courses, so professionally prepared, are reinforced through a number of learning techniques, including cultural presentations, access to news media, radio, television and personalized instruction only available to someone who pursues the study of Italian in Italy.
An environment of excellence
Submitted by Joyce | July 12, 2011
The first thing that comes to mind is how on earth to convey to you the high regard which I hold for the Istituto Galilei. I suppose the short version would be to say that environments of excellence are only too rare in today's world, and that environments of excellence offer me great comfort. The school offers both, an environment of excellence itself, which strives to offer adult students an environment in which they may excel, comfortably and at one's own pace. The school is superb. It is intended for adults, and it succeeds in a way which can be expressed only with superlatives. I have always found learning to be a stimulant, but I found that learning a language when one is in one's 50's is a new experience (different). That is one of the strengths of the Istituto Galileo Galilei. I found the teachers and the method of teaching clearly focused towards adults, as opposed to a 'student-school structure'. The teachers are, themselves, adults, which I found to be equally important. They are highly skilled professionals, with their experience in teaching, learning, education and working together with adult students in great evidence. They exhibited flexibility in adapting their teaching methods to my learning needs, which they readily and professionally identified. The ability of the teachers to enhance my focus with interests that provoked learning is also not to be overlooked. The school is excellent. In addition to the study of the language, the support and assistance I received in every facet of living in Florence temporarily is not to be undervalued. Hotel, transportation, culture, and general care. My overall well-being was of obvious and sincere concern, in a very comfortable way. It was constant, but it was not stifling, nor rigid. It was simply human and kind. Of course I can only speak for myself, but my experience was exceptional. I achieved a profound comprehension of the language, and ability to communicate in Italian at the Istituto Galilei, that I never dreamed possible in a matter of months. The dedication and commitment of the people at the school was extraordinary (sorry, another superlative). I desperately wished to learn Italian for professional reasons, and they embraced my desire almost insisting that I succeeded. I did. The people themselves, with whom I spent 8 hours every day, are very, very nice, ethical and warm people. I very much enjoyed my time with them. Moreso, I admire and respect them - all of them, each in their individuality. I found the professional curriculum excellent. My learning curve was vertical (and still is), and I can only recommend the school with the highest of accolades. I have since returned for brief stays following my several month study in Florence, and I am constantly trying to get back to study more. Well Rita, you asked, and as I remain extremely enthusiastic about my experience at the Istituto Galileo Galilei, I am only too happy to share it with you. If I rambled on, please forgive me, but I truly wish to share my highest regards for the school with you. I can only urge you to proceed with your plans and hope that your world will become as enhanced as mine since my sojourn to Florence with the Istituto. I credit them with having given me the Italian language in a sophisticated, mature and delightfully professional manner. It was one of the highlights of my life, and at this stage in my life, that's not said lightly.
Our stay of two months was so rewarding
Submitted by Ambassador Chris Hecht | July 12, 2011
My wife and I would like to express our appreciation for attending Istituto Galilei. Our stay of two months was so rewarding. Not only were we satisfied with our progress in Italian, but our knowledge of Italian art and culture was greatly enhanced. Our weekly school trips to an historic place with a professor of Italian art were always interesting. Your teachers were all very impressive and knowledgeable. We have attended other European language schools and rate yours with the best.