Italian school in Siena: Dante

Key points

  • Central location in the heart of Siena
  • Quality school with experienced teachers
  • Rich and varied program of cultural activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
United States, Switzerland, Germany, etc..
ratings
71 authentic opinions

Our school is located in the heart of Siena, only 10 minutes away from the famous Piazza del Campo. With its high ceilings, elegant archways and natural light, the school offers the ideal setting for your studies. The centre boasts 20 classrooms, a study room with a library and multimedia material, and computers with internet access. To relax after classes or during breaks, you can choose between the comfortable student lounge or two lovely courtyards. There are also three terraces, which are perfect for relaxing and getting to know the other students while enjoying the sunshine.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 260.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:10-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
260
570
510
2
430
990
820
3
620
1430
1150
4
800
1860
1470
6
1150
2710
2100
8
1500
3560
2730
12
2200
5260
3990
16
2900
6960
5250
24
4300
10360
7770
Extra week (24+)
175
425
315
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 28.10 / 11.11 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
16.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
08.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+4

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 420.-
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 4 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:10-13:00 + 14:30 - 16:10 (2x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
420
730
670
2
770
1330
1160
3
1120
1930
1650
4
1430
2490
2100
6
2130
3690
3080
8
2830
4890
4060
12
4230
7290
6020
16
5630
9690
7980
24
8430
14490
11900
Extra week (24+)
350
600
490
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 28.10 / 11.11 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
16.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
08.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+8

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 580.-
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 8 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:10-13:00 + 14:30 - 16:10 (4x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
580
890
830
2
1090
1650
1480
3
1600
2410
2130
4
2110
3170
2780
6
3130
4690
4080
8
4150
6210
5380
12
6190
9250
7980
16
8230
12290
10580
24
12310
18370
15780
Extra week (24+)
510
760
650
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 28.10 / 11.11 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
16.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
08.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Italian + culture

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 550.-
Lessons
27 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 4 culture + 1 wine + 2 cooking)
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:10-13:00 + 14:30-16:10 (Tue + Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
550
860
800
2
1040
1600
1430
3
1530
2340
2060
4
2020
3080
2690
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 20.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 16.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 28.10 / 11.11 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
16.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
08.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (between 20 and 35 according to the level)
One-to-one course (per lesson) 48 EUR
Extra night with host family 40 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 30 EUR
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 50 EUR
Airport transfer (price on request)

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

71 students gave their opinion about this school

49 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich hatte bewusst Siena gewählt. Einerseits wegen der Grösse der Stadt und andererseits, weil mir Ihre Beratungsperson gesagt hat, in Siena seien durchschnittlich ältere Studenten.Dies traf zu, ich fühlte mich sehr wohl in der Stadt und auch in der Schule. Zudem habe ich unglaublich tolle Leute kennengelernt. Es waren für mich 3 ausserordenlich schöne Wochen. Ich fand es schade, dass sie keine Bibliothek mit italienischen Büchern mit den diversen Livellos hatten zum Ausleihen. Es gab zwar eine Bibliothek, die Bücher waren allerdings in englischer Sprache.Weiter fand ich schade, dass von der Schule keine Ausflüge an Orte organisiert wurden, die mit ÖV nur schlecht zugänglich sind. (Davon gibt es viele). Die Lehrer und das Personal der Administration waren äusserst freundlich, zuvorkommend, hilfsbereit und einfach toll!
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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65 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Schule war sehr gut, engagiert, hilfsbereit, gut organsiert. Ich habe nur auswahlsweise an den Freizeitangeboten der Schule teilgenommen. Ich habe mir vieles selber organisiert.
10 weeks, February – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, eindeutig. Ich bin im Italienischen von Null (Blutiger Anfänger) bis auf das Niveau B1 gekommen. Ich bin mit dem Lernerfolg absolut zufrieden. »
School highlights
« Kleine Klassen! Wir waren oft nur 2-3 StudentInnen in der Klasse, vorübergehend mal 5. Das fördert die Beziehungen und intensiviert den Unterricht. Man ist mehr herausgefordert, aber lernt auch mehr.Ein Lehrer, der viel Gewicht auf das Sprechen gelegt hat und einem immer wieder zum Sprechen animiert und herausgefordert hat. Die Grammatik kam nicht zu kurz, wurde aber auch nicht überbetont. Ein Lehrer, der selbst viele Kenntnisse von der italienischen Kultur, Geschichte und Politik mitbrachte und darum immer ein interessantes und inspirierendes Gegenüber war. »
Top tips
« Die Schule hat mir die grosse italienische Filmkultur bewusst gemacht, indem sie immer wieder Filme zeigte aus der vielfältigen und spannenden Geschichte des italienischen Films »
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Auf jeden Fall! Unterstützend war die Kleinklasse sowie, dass die Signora an mir interessiert war und viel mit mir gesprochen hat. »
School highlights
« Die entspannte Atmosphäre, ausgesprochen engagierte und witzige Lehrpersonen. »
Top tips
« Den Kombi-Kurs 'scuola e cultura' zu belegen :-) »
40 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, entsprach meinen Erwartungen »
School highlights
« Tolle Lehrer, ich habe viel gelernt »
58 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Durch den Kontakt mit den anderen Schülern und den Lehrern konnte ich meine Kommunikation auf Italienisch verbessern und habe Sicherheit gewonnen. »
School highlights
« Freundlicher, kameradschaftlicher Umgang der Lehrer und Mitschüler. »
53 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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42 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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41 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
10 weeks, June – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe mein Italienisch durch meinen Aufenthalt hier in Siena sehr stark verbessern können. Ich habe in einem niedrigen Level begonnen und bin nun sehr weit fortgeschritten »
School highlights
« Die Lehrkräfte Sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, der Unterricht hat einen roten Faden und ist sehr abwechslungsreich. »

Testimonials

Franziska Hampf
Franziska Hampf
Dante, Siena
Duration: 2 weeks

Until now, everything has been perfect. The work of the ESL agency is very professional. The journey went very well, the school is beautiful and has a relaxed atmosphere. My hosts, Paola and Marco, are very nice and lovable and I get on well with them. It is also good for me, because neither of them speaks German or English. I must speak Italian all the time, which has allowed me to extend my vocabulary radically. I regret only one thing: I must go back home on Saturday!!! :(

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Elisabeth Markert
Elisabeth Markert
Dante, Siena
Duration: 2 weeks

I spent two weeks in Siena in order to improve my language skills in Italian. The ESL booking worked perfectly and my question and doubts were treated by phone to my complete satisfaction. Siena is a beautiful town. The language school is easy to find and everybody was incredibly nice and friendly. We were a wonderful class with international students. I was accommodated in a shared apartment with other students. The apartment was simple, furnished in a practical way and clean. The breathtaking view over the Tuscan countryside and the town of Siena made me forget the Spartan aspect of the apartment. All in all, my stay was wonderful and the next language stay is already planned!

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Host family
Staying with a host family provides you with an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself fully in local culture. Share daily life and experiences with your host family while practising your Italian in an authentic context. Host families live around 15-30 minutes away from the school on average; you will have your own bedroom, and you'll share breakfast and dinner with your host family every day of the week.

Shared apartment (ages 18 and over)
Staying in a single room, you will share the common areas of the apartment with your flatmates. This is a great opportunity to meet other international students, try out new Tuscan recipes and share the unique experience of a language course in Siena with your colleagues. The apartments are all located in the city centre, 5-15 minutes’ walk to the school.

Speaking Italian outside of the school, in a social or cultural context, is a great way to develop the skills you have learned in class. That’s why each week our partner school offers students the chance to participate in activities, such as the Italian cinema club, public lectures, guided tours to discover Siena’s secrets, excursions, and olive oil, cheese and wine tastings: not to mention the nights out organised by the school! Tickets, when required, are not included.

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Special offers
Get free cooking lessons in Siena

Get free cooking lessons in Siena

Book a course at our Dante Alighieri partner school in Siena and take advantage of this amazing offer:

- Book one month of classes and get one cooking lesson for free
- Book two months of classes and get two cooking lessons for free
- Book three months of classes and get three cooking lessons for free

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings for courses taking place in 2019

To find out more or to take advantage of this offer, plase get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 06.02.2019

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