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Italian school in Tropea: Piccola Università

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245.- EUR
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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
Accommodation
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
79 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 221.- GBP
(245.- EUR)
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 EUR
454 EUR
520 EUR
2
345 EUR
648 EUR
763 EUR
3
395 EUR
819 EUR
995 EUR
4
480 EUR
1025 EUR
1256 EUR
6
660 EUR
1452 EUR
1799 EUR
8
835 EUR
1880 EUR
2337 EUR
12
1195 EUR
2760 EUR
3445 EUR
16
1555 EUR
3640 EUR
4553 EUR
24
2275 EUR
5400 EUR
6769 EUR
Extra week (24+)
90 EUR
220 EUR
277 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 29.02.2020

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 284.- GBP
(315.- EUR)
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 EUR
524 EUR
590 EUR
2
480 EUR
783 EUR
898 EUR
3
655 EUR
1079 EUR
1255 EUR
4
815 EUR
1360 EUR
1591 EUR
6
1100 EUR
1892 EUR
2239 EUR
8
1425 EUR
2470 EUR
2927 EUR
12
2065 EUR
3630 EUR
4315 EUR
16
2705 EUR
4790 EUR
5703 EUR
24
3985 EUR
7110 EUR
8479 EUR
Extra week (24+)
160 EUR
290 EUR
347 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 29.02.2020

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 509.- GBP
(565.- EUR)
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 EUR
774 EUR
840 EUR
2
980 EUR
1283 EUR
1398 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 29.02.2020

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 468.- GBP
(520.- EUR)
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 EUR
729 EUR
795 EUR
2
900 EUR
1203 EUR
1318 EUR
3
1280 EUR
1704 EUR
1880 EUR
4
1650 EUR
2195 EUR
2426 EUR
6
2300 EUR
3092 EUR
3439 EUR
8
2950 EUR
3995 EUR
4452 EUR
12
4350 EUR
5915 EUR
6600 EUR
16
5750 EUR
7835 EUR
8748 EUR
24
8550 EUR
11675 EUR
13044 EUR
Extra week (24+)
350 EUR
480 EUR
537 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 29.02.2020

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
Airport transfer (Lamezia Terme, included if accommodation booked )

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

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

79 students gave their opinion about this school

54 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr gute Atmosphäre, alle sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« Sehr familiär »
67 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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34 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
I had a great time at Tropea - the city is beautiful and the people are very welcoming.The course was also very good and I had a great teacher! I really felt an improvement in my grammar and speaking skills after the 2 weeks I spent there. The only negative side is that there are way too many German speakers (from Germany, Austria and Switzerland), not only at the schools (I was the only one who couldn't speak German in my group!) but also everywhere in the city; which makes it hard to get integrated and make friends. I would recommend the course, the destination and the school as long as you are aware that people may speak German during the breaks and social activities - maybe a good option for someone who is not traveling alone. Great school and teachers, it would be perfect if they had a better nationality mix as the vast majority of the students speak German. Good flats, spacious and close to the school The majority of activities were paid and quite expensive (average 35-40 euros) so I couldn't do too many in the same week. It would have been nice to have more free activities and to have a teacher or school personnel attending all the activities and excursions to help us improve our Italian. I have been on a boat trip where all the students spoke German so felt it was no point of participating in others.
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Yes, I felt a considerable improvement in my language skills. »
School highlights
« Location, city »
30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Tropea ist als Aufenthaltsort sehr gut geeignet für jeden der gern eine kleine, familiäre Sprachschule mag. Die Stadt selbst ist klein, hat aber alles zu bieten für einen Aufenthalt bis ca 1Monat. Wunderschöne Strände und nahe Ausflugsziele. Grössere Städte in der Umgebung sind meiner Meinung nach aber nicht sehr sehenswert. Die Schule ist sehr familiär und man fühlt sich sofort integriert. Es wäre schön wenn Räume zur Verfügung gestanden hätten zum lernen und Hausaufgaben machen. Vor allem während der Mittagszeit. Es musste zwingen in ein Café ausgewichen werden, wenn die Wohnung selbst nicht direkt im Zentrum lag. Das Kursmaterial an sich war sehr Lehrreich, allerdings haben wir am Anfang ein Lehrbuch erhalten in dem wir quasi nie gearbeitet haben. Es wurden sehr viele zusätzlichen Kopien verteilt sodass die Unterlagen mit der Zeit etwas unübersichtlich wurden. An sich war die Unterkunft sehr gut ausgestattet und auch die Zimmer waren ordentlich möbliert und sauber. Problem an der Wohnung ist der Lärm von Tauben im Dachstuhl, der teilweise so laut war dass man nicht schlafen konnte. Punkten jann sie allerdings mit der direkten lage gegenüber der Schule. Viele unterschiedlich Aktivitäten wurden angeboten und die Lehrer und Organisatoren waren immer sehr hilfsbereit und verfügbar. Sehr kompetente Organisation.
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Der Wortschatz hat sich vergrössert und dadurch auch die kommunikationsmöglichkeiten. »
School highlights
« Familiärer Umgang, viele Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, engagiertes und positives Lehrpersonal. »
Top tips
« Stromboli by night tour, Ausflüge mit schnorcheln capo vaticano, der gemeinsame singabend mit dinner »
65 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Habe und werde ESL weiter empfehlen. Es sind vorwiegend Deutsche und Schweizer in Tropea. In Siena war der mix viel grösser.(hat den Vorteil, dass man in der Freizeit miteinander Italienisch gesprochen hat) Dadurch ist der Lernerfolg viel höher. Für mich kein Problem. Ich pflege den Kontakt mit der einheimischen Bevölkerung und muss das gelernte dadurch anwenden. In Tropea sprechen die meisten Schüler in der Freizeit Deutsch. Für mich war es Repetition. Mangels Grammatik A1 / Kommunikation höheres Level. Habe wieder einiges an Grammatik dazu gelernt. 👍 Sehr schönes Appartement. Negativ: keine Aussicht. Hat 2 grosse Fenster die aber an eine 2m entfernte Mauer grenzen. Positiv : es steht wie grosse Dachterasse zu Verfügung. Achtung: die Treppe vom Eingang bis zum Appartement ist lang und steil. Diejenige auf die Terasse sehr steil mit hohen Stufen. Nur geeignet für Personen die fit und trittsicher sind. (Habe Fotos) Habe Catamaran segeln gebucht. Könnte leider nur an 2 Tagen je eine gute Stunde segeln. (Wetter Gewitterhaft) Segelschule gut organisiert, guter Service 👍 Werde ESL gerne wieder benutzen. 👍
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja klar. Mir ist nicht wichtig, dass ich schnell viel lerne. Mir geht es darum die Sprache und das Land geniessen zu können ohne lerndruck. Macht mir Spass. »
School highlights
« Klein, persönlich, authentisch (so wie Calabrien ist ) 👍 »
27 years old - Spain
/ 5
El trato ha sido excelente en todos los sentidos. Repetiría sin dudarlo.
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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26 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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51 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es war ein Top-Sprachaufenthalt! Ich kann diesen nur allen weiterempfehlen. Ich werde sicher wieder dahin gehen.
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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60 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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64 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 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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