Italian school in Verona: Idea Verona

From 327.- EUR
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Key points

  • A historic city with a very good quality of life
  • Proximity to the major cities of Northern Italy
  • Language courses + cultural outings
  • Students with various profiles and nationalities

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
36 years
Nationality mix
United States, Europe, Asia, etc..
ratings
80 authentic opinions

You will learn Italian at the heart of Verona’s historical centre, a stone’s throw away from the river Adige and from the Arena. Our partner school is located on the very premises of the Don Bosco Institute, which also hosts a private Italian school. In this peaceful place, favourable to learning, you will have the opportunity to mix with Italian students, but also with the students from the Idea Verona school, who come from the USA, Europe and Asia in order to learn Italian. On the first day, you will sit a language evaluation test (oral and written) and will be placed in a group accordingly. The lessons are given by qualified and motivated teachers in nine air-conditioned classrooms. All of the Italian courses include cultural lessons and the content can be tailor-made just for you, according to your objectives and interests, whether they are academic, professional and/or artistic. You will take advantage of the various facilities of this Italian school: a computer room, a library and a video library, a theatre, a music room with a piano, reading rooms, a cafeteria, a snack bar (open only during the breaks), and an internet access in the whole building. The school is also a recognized examination centre (two sessions are held each year). Moreover, as an Idea Verona student, you will be offered discounts in some of the city shops.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Activities and excursions programme (2 hours/week)
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 327.-
Lessons
16 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:00 + 09:00-13:15 (Tue-Thu) + 14:30-16:30 (Wed) Excursions

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
327
642
572
2
477
1107
967
3
592
1537
1327
4
711
1971
1691
6
1032
2922
2502
8
1300
3820
3260
12
1894
5674
4834
16
2481
7521
6401
24
3565
11125
9445
Extra week (24+)
162
477
407
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
21.04.2019 - 27.04.2019
22.12.2019 - 07.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 353.-
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
(10 general + 10 conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:15 + 14:30-16:30 (Wed) Excursions

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
353
668
598
2
520
1150
1010
3
651
1596
1386
4
775
2035
1755
6
1129
3019
2599
8
1433
3953
3393
12
2088
5868
5028
16
2734
7774
6654
24
3949
11509
9829
Extra week (24+)
175
490
420
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
21.04.2019 - 27.04.2019
22.12.2019 - 07.01.2020

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

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 506.-
Lessons
21 of 60 minutes
(16 general + 5 one-to-one + 2 excursions)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:00-11:00 + 08:00-13:15 (Tue-Thu) + 14:30-16:30 (Wed) Excursions

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
506
821
751
2
825
1455
1315
3
1098
2043
1833
4
1362
2622
2342
6
2008
3898
3478
8
2581
5101
4541
12
3816
7596
6756
16
5042
10082
8962
24
7408
14968
13288
Extra week (24+)
337
652
582
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
21.04.2019 - 27.04.2019
22.12.2019 - 07.01.2020

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

Italian + Music

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 353.-
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
(10 general + 10 music + 2 excursions)
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:15 + 14:30-16:30 (Wed) Excursions

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
353
668
598
2
520
1150
1010
3
651
1596
1386
4
775
2035
1755
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates (new session)
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
21.04.2019 - 27.04.2019
22.12.2019 - 07.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 40 EUR
Extra night in a studio apartment 50 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Valerio Catullo) 80 EUR
Train station transfer (Porta Nuova) 40 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Studio apartment, single 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

98% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

80 students gave their opinion about this school

43 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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42 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (2 / 5)
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28 years old - Italy
/ 5
Ik heb enorm genoten! Van de goede kwaliteit van de lessen, van de sfeer van Verona en vooral van alle fijne contacten met studiegenoten. De tijd ging veel te snel voorbij!
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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20 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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36 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja weil ich meine Kenntnisse vertieft habe. »
Top tips
« Besuch der Arena »
54 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der kurs und die Woche waren wunderbar. Die Gastfamilie passte sehr gut, ich habe viel von ihr gelernt, und die Schule war sehr lehrreich, intensiv und spaßig. Allerdings hatte ich auch großes Glück mit den mitstudenten. (im Gegensatz zum Parallelkurs). Die Lehrer waren sehr versiert, freundlich und kompetent.Große Freude, sehr heiß, sehr schöne Erfahrungen mit Menschen aus aller Welt. Absolut Rundum wunderbar und lehrreich Super, immer gerne wieder!wunderbar: ich wurde adäquat korrigiert (sprachlich)
1 week, July 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 (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Absoluthabe sehr viel gesprochen, auch mit den MitstudentInnen. Unterricht, auch Grammatik sehr lehrreich, Gastfamilie freundlich und hilfreich (auch sprachlich) »
Top tips
« Führung durch die Stadt zu besonderen Themen. Dabei gutes Italienisch, sehr verständlich »
50 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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62 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich kann mich jetzt deutlich besser in italienisch unterhalten. Das liegt an der Mischung zwischen Grammatik und Konversationskurs »
42 years old - France
/ 5
Séjour qui s'est parfaitement bien déroulé à tous points de vue, un plaisir, ville magnifique, pays magnifique. Cours intéressant, professeurs motivés, petits effectifs, emplacement central au coeur de la ville historique. Parfait, petits effectifs, professeurs motivés et très pédagoques Une dame charmant, accueillante. Logement de qualité.
1 week, April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, bien que le séjour n'ait duré qu'une semaine. »
School highlights
« Emplacement, petits effectifs, professeurs pédagogues. »
46 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Heb privéles gehad van Mauritz, was Top.
3 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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School highlights
« Goed en keurig verzorg. »

Testimonials

Maria Cardell Bauza
Maria Cardell Bauza
Idea Verona
Duration: 1 week

It’s said that Verona is the city of love and I certainly fell in love! I fell in love with the city, the Adige River and the panoramic views from the Castel San Pietro. I also fell in love with the strawberry and mango ice creams, the food of my host grandmother, my classmates and each and every corner that I discovered.

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Tabea Stolz
Tabea Stolz
Idea, Verona
Duration: 2 weeks

As a child, I wanted to learn Italian because we used to travel to Italy. As I planned an internship in this beautiful country, and after one semester of Italian classes, I decided to do a 2-week language course in Verona. The ESL agents answered all my questions at the preparatory stage of my trip and were present even on the Saturday before my departure. And there I went to the town that I knew since my childhood and that still charmed me. With its 260 000 inhabitants, the town has just the right size to offer many attractions while giving you the impression to be at home. The many discounts that you get with the student card of Scuola Idea Verona allow you to live la Dolce Vita and to relax while eating a pizza or a pasta dish, or attend an opera performance – while practicing you Italian skills. These are developed in a playful way by the committed language teachers, whom you’ll appreciate immediately. Thanks to the guided tours of one attraction per week you learn more about the town and the language. I was accommodated at the “Don Bosco” residence located near the school. One feels comfortable there thanks to the air-conditioned rooms and the private bathrooms. In the common area, one can spy on their Italian flat mates when they prepare their dishes or create one’s own specialties! As a conclusion, I am very happy to have made this trip as not only have I improved my language skills but I also met a lot of new friends.

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Ani Laura Ruiz
Ani Laura Ruiz
Idea Verona
Duration: 4 weeks

ESL is a company that offers to organise your language study trip. All staff members are very attentive and do their best to cater to your needs.

For example, when you choose your accommodation, if you decide to stay with a host family and do it in advance, ESL will probably find a home that meets all your expectations.

I really liked the way they work. I would resort to ESL again if I ever want to do another course abroad.

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Host Family
Students can be accommodated in single rooms with host families. The families are carefully selected to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and usually live less than 30 minutes by foot away from the school. This accommodation type will allow you to share a true Italian family’s everyday life while practising Italian in a warm and authentic setting. You can choose between accommodation with breakfast only and accommodation with breakfast and dinner.

Shared apartment or studio
More independent students can opt for an accommodation in shared apartments near the school (about 30 minutes by foot away from the school).You will be provided with a single room and will share the apartment either with the owner (a single person or a couple) or with other students (available mainly in the summer). You will share the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room with your flatmates. Bedlinen and towels are supplied on-site free of charge.
For the students who would prefer to live on their own, the school also offers studio apartments with kitchen facilities.

Every Wednesday, an art history teacher will take you to discover a part of the history of Verona. This two-hour outing, which focuses on a specific theme each time (Verona in the Roman times, Verona’s gardens, Art in Verona...) will allow you to see the main attractions of the city. Every week, you will also have the opportunity to attend a pizza party or to have a delicious Italian ice cream in a park in order to get to know the other students of the school. At weekends, you will be able to take part in optional activities at an extra cost. For instance, you may go to the Lake of Garda to visit the Olive oil museum, go on a boat trip on the lake, or taste the local specialties in the market that is held there at weekends. Besides, the Valpolicella and Bardolino vineyards are not far from there, which will undoubtedly appeal to the wine lovers. Day-trips to the medieval city of Mantua, with its Ducal Palace, or to the beautiful city of Venice, with its famous bridges and canals, may also be organised.

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