Italian school in Tropea: Piccola Università

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Key points

  • Wonderful region combining all sorts of pleasures
  • Courses in small groups
  • Friendly and professional atmosphere

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Shared apartment, Studio apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
38 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
69 authentic opinions

Located just ten minutes from the beach, the school is in the heart of Tropea in a beautiful three-storeyed traditional house, with a big terrace overlooking the sea. You will enjoy a high quality and varied programme given by qualified teachers. Courses are structured in small groups (maximum 6 students per class), which is an ideal context for making rapid progress with grammar and spoken expression.

Courses take place from 03.03 - 10.11.2019.

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Conversation course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 37 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 245.-
Lessons
10 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 37 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
11:10-13:10 or 18:10-20:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
245
454
520
2
345
648
763
3
395
819
995
4
480
1025
1256
6
660
1452
1799
8
835
1880
2337
12
1195
2760
3445
16
1555
3640
4553
24
2275
5400
6769
Extra week (24+)
90
220
277
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 23.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 20.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 07.10 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 28.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
12.11.2018 - 02.03.2019
11.11.2019 - 31.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 37 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 315.-
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 37 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 or 16:00-20:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
315
524
590
2
480
783
898
3
655
1079
1255
4
815
1360
1591
6
1100
1892
2239
8
1425
2470
2927
12
2065
3630
4315
16
2705
4790
5703
24
3985
7110
8479
Extra week (24+)
160
290
347
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 23.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 20.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 07.10 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 28.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
12.11.2018 - 02.03.2019
11.11.2019 - 31.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Italian + Cooking

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 565.-
Lessons
20 + 10 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 2 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 2
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 or 18:00-21:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Note: Students interested in taking a cooking course must book the studio apartment accommodation option, as that is where the cooking lessons will take place. Cooking lessons will not take place in shared kitchens in order to avoid disturbing other participants.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
565
774
840
2
980
1283
1398
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 23.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 20.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 07.10 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 28.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
12.11.2018 - 02.03.2019
11.11.2019 - 31.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 37 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 520.-
Lessons
26 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 37 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 or 16:00 - 20:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
520
729
795
2
900
1203
1318
3
1280
1704
1880
4
1650
2195
2426
6
2300
3092
3439
8
2950
3995
4452
12
4350
5915
6600
16
5750
7835
8748
24
8550
11675
13044
Extra week (24+)
350
480
537
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 23.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 20.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 07.10 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 28.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
12.11.2018 - 02.03.2019
11.11.2019 - 31.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 370 EUR
Extra night (02.03. - 18.05.2019 / 22.09. - 11.11.2019) 20 EUR
Extra night (18.05. - 15.06.2019 / 08.09. - 22.09.2019) 25 EUR
Extra night (15.06. - 13.07.2019 / 25.08. - 08.09.2019) 30 EUR
Extra night (13.07. - 25.08.2019) 45 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (single room 18.05. - 15.06.2019 / 08.09. - 22.09.2019) 40 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (single room 15.06. - 13.07.2019 / 25.08. - 08.09.2019) 80 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (single room 13.07. - 25.08.2019) 130 EUR
High season supplement for other accommodation options: consult our online quote calculator

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, double room, no meals
Studio apartment, double room, no meals

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

99% of students recommending this school

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69 students gave their opinion about this school

66 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sehr konzentrierter Unterricht, aber auch mit viel Spass.Daher hat das Lernen viel Freude bereitet. Denke, dass ich jetzt eine Stufe weiter bin.Vorher Gelerntes ist vertieft worden.Tolle und ambitionierte Lehrerinnen. »
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« Sehr familiäre Atmosphäre. »
24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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52 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Mit 4 Wochen Sprachaufenthalt und mit den sehr guten Lehrkräften konnte ich viele Fortschritte machen. Es war super in der Schule und in Tropea! :) »
School highlights
« Sehr freundliches und sehr sehr gutes Lehrerpersonal! »
49 years old - Germany
/ 5
Im Großen und Ganzen hat mir alles sehr gut gefallen! Bzgl. Kursniveau und andere Schüler fand ich mich genau passend eingeordnet, die Lehrerinnen waren kompetent und Tropea ist eine sehr schöne Stadt, in der oder in deren Umgebung man viel unternehmen kann. Italien und speziell der Süden gefallen mir auch generell sehr gut. Generell gut bis sehr gut. Ein bisschen schade war, dass sehr viele Schüler deutschsprachig waren, aber dafür kann die Schule ja nichts :-). Auch schade war, dass die angebotenen Ausflüge öfter nicht stattfanden, weil sich zu wenige Teilnehmer angemeldet hatten oder dass auch in Durchgangszimmern und auf Terrassen Unterricht abgehalten wurde. Etwas ärgerlich fand ich, dass beim Rücktransfer (der meiner Meinung nach sowieso schon knapp kalkuliert ist) nicht alle Schüler mit ihren Koffern in den Minibus passten (sollte man vorher wissen!!) und erst noch ein zweiter Bus angefordert werden musste. Es hat am Ende gepasst und vielelicht bin ich zu alt und zu deutsch, aber ich habe gerne ein paar Minuten mehr Zeit vor einer Flugreise... Ich spreche hier nur von meinem Kurs! Hier war ich mit knapp 50 die Zweitjüngste :-) In beiden Wochen waren wir zu sechst und in 2 Wochen ändert man auch nicht unbedingt seine Kenntnisstufe. Es gab ein Buch plus zahlreiche Kopien und das Verhältnis zu Lehreren und Mitschülern war sehr gut. Ich hatte ein Studio in unmittelbarer Nähe zur Schule. Dieses war recht klein, aber in Ordnung. Es war relativ spartanisch ausgestattet. Es gab NICHTS an Lebensmitteln oder Küchenausstattung außer einem Geschirrtuch. D.h., man muss wirklich ALLES an Lebensmitteln (selbst Salz, Pfeffer, Zucker, etc.) sowie Spülmittel /-schwamm mitbringen oder kaufen. WLAN funktionierte nur auf 2 m² auf der Terrasse eine Etage höher. Hätte ich das gewusst, hätte ich meinen Laptop nicht mitgeschleppt! Eine Waschmaschine war auch vorhanden, sogar inkl. Waschmittel und Wäscheständer!! Was meinen Sie mit Verfügbarkeit es Teams? Bzgl. Planung?? Das war okay.Die Angebote waren gut, nur fanden sie wie gesagt des Öfteren leider gar nicht erst statt.
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja natürlich habe ich Fortschritte erzielt. Alleine, wenn man sich täglich einige Stunden mit der Sprache befasst, ist das mehr als zu Hause und somit geht es gar nicht anders :-) Zwei Wochen haben mich jetzt allerdings nicht ins nächste Level befördert, was ich auch nicht erwartet hatte. Mir ging es ums flüssigere Sprechen. Es hängt natürlich auch immer sehr stark vom persönlichen Engagement ab und ob man nach der Schule auch noch diszipliniert genug ist, was schwierig ist, wenn alle anderen auch Deutsche sind ;-) Aber schließlich soll es ja auch Urlaub sein! »
School highlights
« Positiv an der Schule fand ich, dass z.B. der Transfer inkludiert ist und es diese Informationsveranstaltung gibt am Sonntag vor Schulbeginn. Hier bekommt man sogar eine Schultasche mit Schreibblock und witzigem Kugelschreiber, plus eine Menge Informationen, was ich bisher von anderen Schulen nicht kenne. Später gibt es noch das Schulbuch inkl. CD's und am Ende mit dem Zertifikat noch ein Büchlein mit Kurzgeschichten passend zum Sprachniveau. Auch kann man mit dem Schülerausweis kostenlos das "Lido Alex" besuchen. Bei anderen Lidos zahlt man sonst schon einmal um die 10,- Euro für eine Liege mit Schirm. »
Top tips
« Schwer zu sagen für mich, da ich am Ende gar keine Ausflüge mit der Schule gemacht habe, außer Stadt- und Dombesichtigung (empfehlenswert!). Pompeji, Taormina oder liparische Inseln kannte ich bereits, würde ich aber sonst sehr empfehlen. Ich hatte auf eigene Faust noch Reggio (Museum), Scilla und Pizzo besucht, was ebenfalls alles empfehlenswert ist. Die Freitag-Abende mit Essen und Singen sind auch sehr schön! »
53 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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« Kleine Klassen, interaktiv »
36 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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47 years old - Austria
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja.,Als Anfänger eine gute Basis erhalten »
School highlights
« Hervorragende Lehrer. Gute Zusammensetzung der Gruppe. »
55 years old - France
/ 5
Très bons cours, bien dosés bien menés , dans une très bonne ambiance Appartement génial
2 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Progrès en compréhension et expression orale et écrite »
School highlights
« École très bien située, très agréable,peu d’eleves par classe, professeurs très efficaces »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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The school offers individual or standard apartments (for couples or people travelling together), that are situated an average of 5 to 15 minutes from the school and the city centre. All the apartments have good standards of comfort and all the necessary domestic equipment.

In truly Italian style, you can rent a Vespa motorcycle and ride around discovering the wonders of the Calabrian coast. The school lend bicycles for those wanting to take some exercise while admiring the beautiful panoramic views from the roads that lead to the surrounding villages. At the weekend, you can visit Sicily or the marvellous Eolian Islands.

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