Italian school in Venice: Istituto Venezia

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Key points

  • School is centrally located in the heart of Venice
  • Quality school with very good teachers
  • Rich and varied programme of cultural activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

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

Study Italian at the heart of La Serenissima (Venice)...on the right bank, in the Dorsoduro district, only a stone's throw away from the charming Campo Santa Margherita square. Our partner school is housed in a magnificent historical building. The staff are welcoming and the 7 classrooms are bright and comfortable. A small computer room will allow you to access the Internet free of charge in the afternoons. There is also WiFi access for students who have their own laptops. During breaks or after classes, you can relax and chat with friends on the terrace, unless you would prefer to join students from the University Ca’ Foscari in one of the numerous Venetian cafés right near the school.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270
450
540
2
450
770
970
3
620
1050
1220
4
760
1310
1540
6
1080
1890
2280
8
1400
2470
3020
12
1620
3210
4080
24
3240
6390
8220
Extra week (24+)
135
265
345
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 450.-
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
450
630
720
2
810
1130
1330
3
1150
1580
1750
4
1460
2010
2240
6
2110
2920
3310
8
2760
3830
4380
12
4060
5650
6520
24
7960
11110
12940
Extra week (24+)
325
455
535
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 630.-
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
630
810
900
2
1170
1490
1690
3
1670
2100
2270
4
2160
2710
2940
6
3160
3970
4360
8
4160
5230
5780
12
6160
7750
8620
24
12160
15310
17140
Extra week (24+)
500
630
710
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Art History course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270
450
540
2
450
770
970
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 1 wk
18.03 / 25.03 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 11.11.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
18.03 / 08.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 02.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per lesson) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family (single room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a residence (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night in a residence (double room) 30 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 70 EUR

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, no meals (Palladian cloister on Giudecca - only available until 31.08.19)

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

97% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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132 students gave their opinion about this school

31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super Lehrkräfte. Nur die Klassenräume waren zum Teil zu klein
2 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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63 years old - Austria
/ 5
Ich kann Kurs und Kursort voll Begeisterung nur weiterempfehlen! Mit Vaporetto und zu Fuß— herrlich!
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Ja, durch italenisch sprechende Umgebung und engagierte Lehrer »
School highlights
« Freundliches und kompetentes Team »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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41 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, January 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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22 years old - Germany
/ 5
Venedig ist traumhaft schön und als öffentliches Verkehrsmittel ein Boot zu benutzen, ist auch mal was anderes. Allerdings war ich im August dort, wo es doch sehr heiß und vor allem extrem schwül war. Das Istituto Venezia ist eine sehr kleine Schule, aber dennoch sehr gut. Die Lage ist auch optimal; Nicht inmitten der Touristen, aber dennoch nicht weit entfernt von den Highlights Venedigs. Man stellt teils doch recht große Unterschiede zwischen den Lehrkräften fest. Die einen sind dynamisch und lassen die Kursteilnehmer mit lustigen Übungen miteinander interagieren, während andere fast schon einen Monolog führen. Das Kursmaterial bestand aus zusätzlichen Arbeitsblättern und einem Arbeitsbuch, das die Schule selbst erstellt hat. Teilweise wurden die Lehrer gewechselt, was dazu geführt hat, dass Themen doppelt und dreifach besprochen wurden, andere dagegen gar nicht. In zwei Wochen gab es die Situation, dass es zu viele Kursteilnehmer gab (Es durften höchstens 14 Leute in einem Kurs sein). Daraufhin wurde der Kurs geteilt, aber nicht 50:50, sondern so, dass in einem Kurs (in dem ich mich leider beide Male befand) 12 Teilnehmer waren, in dem anderen nur 5. Dies führte auch unter den Kursteilnehmern zu etwas verschlechterter Stimmung. Die Teilung wurde nicht begründet und war auch nicht mit den Kursteilnehmern abgesprochen. Die Residenz auf Giudecca war recht gut, das Zimmer sauber und ein Kühlschrank war vorhanden. Allerdings musste ich zunächst nach einem Ventilator fragen, da die Residenz nicht klimatisiert ist und Venedig im August sehr schwül ist. Der Ventilator hat geholfen, aber leider nicht viel. Die Rezeption ist teilweise nicht besetzt, aber Probleme kann man aufschreiben, um die man sich auch schnell kümmert. Ich habe nicht an vielen Aktivitäten teilgenommen, da diese hauptsächlich aus Rundtouren bestanden. Ich habe die Stadt lieber auf eigene Faust erkundet. Ausflüge wurden kaum angeboten. Da ich meinen Sprachaufenthalt in mehrere Städten aufgeteilt habe, war es doch sehr schwer, ein Feedback zu geben, zumal da dieser Feedbackbogen weder Land noch Stadt abfragte. Da ich den Link aus der letzten Mail geöffnet habe, gehe ich davon aus, dass es um Italien ging. Dort war ich in Venedig und Mailand. Und weil ich länger in Venedig war, habe ich in diesem Bogen die Fragen auch nur dazu beantwortet.
5 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, da die Lehrer immer darum bemüht waren, dass die Kursteilnehmer auf Italienisch reden. So gab es nie Stillarbeit, sondern immer Gruppenübungen. »
School highlights
« Mit den Lehrern kamen nicht selten Privatgespräche zustande, was die Stimmung sehr auflockerte und kein klassisches Lehrer-Schüler-Verhältnis vorkam. »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Das kulturelle und kulinarische (Kochkurse) Programm der Schule ist hervorragend. Auch der Unterricht war bei allen Lehrern sehr gut. Das ganze Team ist sehr herzlich und engagiert! Das Alter der Teilnehmenden erstreckte sich von 17 bis 70 Jahren.Die Klassen waren nie grösser als 12 Personen.Die Mischung an Nationalitäten war erstaunlich hoch. Dieser Austausch der Kulturen hat mir sehr gefallen. Die Gastfamilie war sehr herzlich und die Unterkunft zentral gelegen.
10 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich spreche nun viel freier und ungehemmter. Und auch die Grammatik konnte ich ausreichend verbessern. »
School highlights
« Die Kochkurse haben mir sehr gefallen! »
Top tips
« Erkunden Sie die Stadt, essen Sie gut, knüpfen sie Kontakte und geniessen Sie die Zeit! »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der Sprachaufenthalt in Venedig war ein einzigartiges Erlebnis, ich liebe die italienische Kultur und das Essen ist fantastisch. Die Schule war im Herzen von Venedig. Zudem gehört Venedig zu den aussergewöhnlichsten Städten der Welt.
2 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja sehr. Konnte nach 2 Wochen Standardkurs ein Niveau von A2 erreichen. Verstehe schon viel und kann auch schon mich Verbal mit anderen austauschen, wie zB einkaufen gehen oder im Restaurant bestellen. »
School highlights
« Lehrkräfte und Lage »
40 years old - Germany
/ 5
Signora Calenda war eine wunderbare Gastgeberin! ich habe mich sehr willkommen gefühlt!
1 week, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe viele Fortschritte erzielt, obwohl wegen des Unwetters und des Feiertags 2 Tage Unterricht entfallen waren.Am meisten weitergebracht haben mich die Einzelstunden und die Gespräche mit meiner Gastgeberin. Der Unterricht war gut, zeitweise war die Grammatik für mich leider etwas zu anspruchsvoll, weil mir Grundlagen gefehlt haben, aber das konnte ich in den Einzelstunden gut aufarbeiten »
School highlights
« Die Lage ist fantastisch!Es gibt EinzelkurseDas Nachmittagsangebot ist sehr gut (ich komnte wegen der Einzelkurse leider nicht teilnehmen) »
66 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr gute Atmosphäre und Stimmung Sehr kompetente, humorvolle und herzliche Lehrkräfte Einfache Zimmer, aber herrliche, ruhige Lage abseits des Touristenstroms
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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45 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Testimonials

Silke Anita Mühlemann
Silke Anita Mühlemann
Istituto Venezia, Venice
Duration: 12 weeks

Going to school in Venice was a unique experience. I was there off-season when the city is just as lively but with fewer tourists. You can therefore visit attractions in the afternoon without fighting through hordes of tourists and there is always space at restaurants and cafés. This is heaven for sightseeing! Watch out when the water starts to rise but you’ll get used to it quickly.

The school is small and friendly. The atmosphere in class is relaxed but you make a huge amount of progress. After just two weeks I could speak with fellow students – half in English, half in Italian. It was impossible for me to do anything like that before.

You get used to taking water taxis and I enjoyed my journey to school on the Vaporetto on the Canale della Giudecca and by foot in the Dorsoduro area.

The nightlife may not be as buzzing here as elsewhere but I would go back to Venice again in a heartbeat.

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Rose Orbeta
Rose Orbeta
Istituto Venezia, Venice
Duration: 1 week

My experience with my Italian language study in Venice was a true adventure for me. I was initially concerned that I would not know if I could find my apartment and how I would find my way to school. When I arrived at the station, I was met by my landlady who walked with me to the apartment. She was very accommodating and I felt at home immediately. After depositing my luggage in my room, we walked to the nearest grocery, then to a pizza restaurant in Campo Margherita. The next morning was my first day at school. My landlady walked with me to the school which was less than a 10-minute walk. I was delighted to know that the school was a short walk from the apartment which made it possible for me to come home after class for a short rest. I had the whole afternoon and evening to explore Venice but found myself going back to St. Mark's Square almost every day to listen to the orchestras and delight myself with the beautiful ambiance the square has to offer.

The class was made up of 9 students from Germany, Japan, Australia, and the United States. I was excited every morning as I walked to school, grabbed an espresso, sat with my classmates and began to learn the Italian language. The classes were interesting and fun as we played charades and gave short presentations on the cities where each of us live, in Italian! There were extra activities including guided walks, a cooking class, an Italian movie, etc. I appreciate the help that was provided by Elisa of ESL - Language Studies Abroad. She was very thorough and provided me with all the information I needed prior to my arrival in Venice. I will definitely plan on attending another class again. It was a dream come true for me which I would love to experience all over again.

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Host family
This is your dream chance to live like a real Venetian! Sharing the daily life and experiences of a local family is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Living around 20 minutes away from the school, you will have your own room and will share the kitchen with your hosts.

Palladian cloister on Giudecca residence (only available until 31.08.19)
With a view overlooking the Giudecca lagoon and its location on an island in the historical heart of Venice, the residence proposed by our partner school will captivate you. It is located in the district which is very popular with artists and students close to the Redentore church, only a stone's throw away from the Piazzale Roma and the train station. In an former, completely renovated convent, surrounded by a garden where there are hundreds of olive trees, you can occupy a single or double room (in which case, the booking must be made for the two people at the same time) with an extraordinary view and a private bathroom. The bedrooms have Internet access. You will have the possibility to use, in common with the other international students, the equipped kitchen, the laundry room, comfortable lounges with television and meeting rooms. A shuttle boat assures a continuous connection with the historical centre of the city. You will appreciate the conviviality in an extraordinary setting in the heart of Venice!

How can you get bored in Venice? The entire city is a work of art. To help you discover its innumerable treasures, at the beginning of each month, our partner school proposes a programme of excursions and activities that you can participate in free of charge or at a reduced price, such as walks around the city, visits to the Rialto markets, trips to the beaches of Lido and film evenings. And for going out with your friends at night, you have only to choose a venue among the numerous options for partying in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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