Italian school in Verona: Idea Verona

From 314.- GBP
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
Accommodation
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
84 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 317.- GBP
(327.- EUR)
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 EUR
642 EUR
572 EUR
2
477 EUR
1107 EUR
967 EUR
3
592 EUR
1537 EUR
1327 EUR
4
711 EUR
1971 EUR
1691 EUR
6
1032 EUR
2922 EUR
2502 EUR
8
1300 EUR
3820 EUR
3260 EUR
12
1894 EUR
5674 EUR
4834 EUR
16
2481 EUR
7521 EUR
6401 EUR
24
3565 EUR
11125 EUR
9445 EUR
Extra week (24+)
162 EUR
477 EUR
407 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 04.01.2020
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 342.- GBP
(353.- EUR)
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 EUR
668 EUR
598 EUR
2
520 EUR
1150 EUR
1010 EUR
3
651 EUR
1596 EUR
1386 EUR
4
775 EUR
2035 EUR
1755 EUR
6
1129 EUR
3019 EUR
2599 EUR
8
1433 EUR
3953 EUR
3393 EUR
12
2088 EUR
5868 EUR
5028 EUR
16
2734 EUR
7774 EUR
6654 EUR
24
3949 EUR
11509 EUR
9829 EUR
Extra week (24+)
175 EUR
490 EUR
420 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 04.01.2020
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 491.- GBP
(506.- EUR)
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 EUR
821 EUR
751 EUR
2
825 EUR
1455 EUR
1315 EUR
3
1098 EUR
2043 EUR
1833 EUR
4
1362 EUR
2622 EUR
2342 EUR
6
2008 EUR
3898 EUR
3478 EUR
8
2581 EUR
5101 EUR
4541 EUR
12
3816 EUR
7596 EUR
6756 EUR
16
5042 EUR
10082 EUR
8962 EUR
24
7408 EUR
14968 EUR
13288 EUR
Extra week (24+)
337 EUR
652 EUR
582 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 04.01.2020
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 342.- GBP
(353.- EUR)
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 EUR
668 EUR
598 EUR
2
520 EUR
1150 EUR
1010 EUR
3
651 EUR
1596 EUR
1386 EUR
4
775 EUR
2035 EUR
1755 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 - 04.01.2020
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
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

84 students gave their opinion about this school

47 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (5 / 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 (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Vor allem im Verständnis der Grammatik habe ich grosse Fortschritte erzielt. Das lag daran, dass in der Schule jeden Tag 1 1/2 Stunden dafür investiert wurden und der Grammatik-Unterricht sehr gut aufgebaut war. »
School highlights
« Sehr persönlich. Gute und motivierte Lehrer. »
49 years old - Austria
/ 5
Ich habe mich sehr wohlgefühlt und es hat mir sehr gefallen. War wie ein Familienmitglied.
4 weeks, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe sehr viel gelernt. Ich verstehe vieles. Die Gruppenarbeiten waren sehr gut. »
School highlights
« EinzelunterrichtGruppenarbeitenDie Lehrerinnen und Lehrer waren sehr freundlich, positiv, kreativ und hilfsbereit. »
Top tips
« Das Angebot bei Führungen durch die Stadt, in Museen, in Kirchen nutzen und teilnehmen. »
55 years old - Italy
/ 5
I would like to positively underline the flexibility and competences of your team demonstrated during the course and the whole week. The mixed approach of grammar and conversation was pretty appreciated and convenient. I m considering to do an additional course within the coming months. Overall very positive :)
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
War sehr angenehm und lehrreich
4 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich konnte auf jeden fall viel profitieren »
43 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
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42 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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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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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)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
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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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
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 »

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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