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Autumn trees in a park, perfect for language travel outdoor lessons.
Group of people dining in a rustic setting, conversing and socializing.
Fresh produce and Koinè materials for immersive language travel experience.
Vineyard landscapes attract language learners exploring wine culture and terminology.
Beautiful Italian villa, ideal locale for immersive language and cultural experiences.

Italian language school Koinè Center Lucca

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4.6/5 based on 28 reviews
6 Classrooms
Max 12 students per class
Small sized school
6 Dedicated teachers
Tuscany is the dream destination for many burgundians. The region has the finest wines and the tastiest cheeses. You will find the most idyllic villages in this region and each village has its own culinary specialty. One of those small villages is Lucca. In this little town you will find one language school: Koiné. Tucked in the center, between imposing Renaissance walls, cobbled streets, beautiful squares and shady promenades. The school is located exactly between the famous square piazza dell'Anfiteatro and the medieval city tower Torre Guinigi. There are seven classroom and all of them breathe history thanks to beautifully tiled floors and ornate ceilings. Because of this unique school building and the idyllic surroundings, you will immerse yourself completely in Italian life during a language course in Lucca. Many lessons deal substantively with Italian society and culture. Outside the lessons, additional activities are regularly organized, such as a guided tour through the historic center, day excursions, cooking classes and wine and cheese tastings. Koiné has several schools throughout Italy and the quality of education is good, all lessons are accredited. After a day of classes in Lucca, historic cafés and restaurants around the corner of the school invite you to relax with a glass of Lucchesi wine and some rustic dishes prepared with fresh products from nearby Garfagnana. A language course in Lucca certainly includes an exploration of the hills to the east of Lucca.
What students like about Koinè Center Lucca
  • Historical building
  • Many lessons about culture and society
  • Idyllic Tuscan village
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Koinè Center Lucca

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4.6/5 based on 28 reviews

Koinè Center Lucca scores excellent on the following categories:

  • Lesson quality: 4.4
  • Staff: 4.3
  • Teachers: 4.0
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Reviewed on 21 September 2023 via google
Going there, knowing nothing about the Italian language, I couldn't imagine that just after the first couple of lessons, I could have already started participating in conversation.
Professional environment, fun methods of teaching & a very friendly staff, totally recommended !!
Going there, knowing nothing about the Italian language, I couldn't imagine that just after the first couple of lessons, I could have already started participating in conversation.
Professional environment, fun methods of teaching & a very friendly staff, totally recommended !!
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Reviewed on 02 January 2018 via google
I would recommend this school without any hesitation. I took there several courses and met so many interesting people from around the world.

I am absolutely convinced that everyone who want to study Italian regardless of age and also wish to get to know really more about Italian culture, art and cuisine will surely appreciate this school.

This school offers not only really a wide range of courses (also...
I would recommend this school without any hesitation. I took there several courses and met so many interesting people from around the world.

I am absolutely convinced that everyone who want to study Italian regardless of age and also wish to get to know really more about Italian culture, art and cuisine will surely appreciate this school.

This school offers not only really a wide range of courses (also specialized education programs for teachers) but also interesting cultural activities, where you can not only improve your language skills, but you can really learn more about architecture, literature, film, music, cuisine etc. due to the high professional level of lectures and discussions. This is because the teachers of this school are also specialized in different topics. They have its own highly effective teaching methods and materials and especially regularly train its own teachers who, besides other things, constantly encourage students. And what more, it is situated in the historic city centre of the beautiful Lucca and has very nice and bright classrooms, and a cosy kitchen for great cooking lessons.

Don´t hesitate to see their website, send them an email or simply call them. You will most certainly be pleased with its professionalism, friendliness and flexibility, as I have always been.
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Reviewed on 18 October 2023 via google
I came here for the first time 10 years ago and since then I have been back several times, and my italian has improved quite a bit since my first visit in 2013😊 To me Lucca and Koine and the teachers there almost feel like family now. And it is fun to meet new( and old) friends from all over the world. If you want to make the most of it during your stay, I recommend you take a class in the morning and private lessons in the... I came here for the first time 10 years ago and since then I have been back several times, and my italian has improved quite a bit since my first visit in 2013😊 To me Lucca and Koine and the teachers there almost feel like family now. And it is fun to meet new( and old) friends from all over the world. If you want to make the most of it during your stay, I recommend you take a class in the morning and private lessons in the afternoon.
I hope to be back soon again!
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Reviewed on 22 November 2017 via google
I‘ve studied Italian in Hildesheim, Germany, for some years. I went to Lucca in October 2017 to take a course in Italian at the Koinè Center. It was my first Italian course in Italy. We were some ten students from Hildesheim. We all loved the course. It was a great and fascinating experience. We learned so much in only a week‘s time.
The staff at Koinè are excellent. They are very friendly and enthusiastic teachers. The lessons...
I‘ve studied Italian in Hildesheim, Germany, for some years. I went to Lucca in October 2017 to take a course in Italian at the Koinè Center. It was my first Italian course in Italy. We were some ten students from Hildesheim. We all loved the course. It was a great and fascinating experience. We learned so much in only a week‘s time.
The staff at Koinè are excellent. They are very friendly and enthusiastic teachers. The lessons are well prepared and interesting, because of a variety of methods and topics.
In addition to the morning lessons our teachers offered us an excellent touristic programme: excursions to the surroundings (thermae of Roman times, Villa Reale and its beautiful park), degustations, music etc. Fantastic events!
I chose a private accommodation instead of an hotel. A very friendly couple prepared delicious meals in the evenings, and we had long and interesting conversations with our meals in Italian language.
It was a marvellous time and definitely not my last course at Koinè.

Petra Lieb-Mohn, Hildesheim, Germany
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Reviewed on 15 July 2017 via google
I recommend this school, where I have been to spend time learning Italian for the past 3 years, as a highly professional yet informal place to go. Whilst I cannot refute the knowledge of Joseph, I can say that the style of learning worked for me.
I was put into a middle level group the first year, then subsequent higher levels the following years, so can only give my opinion of these levels.
You have opportunity to do...
I recommend this school, where I have been to spend time learning Italian for the past 3 years, as a highly professional yet informal place to go. Whilst I cannot refute the knowledge of Joseph, I can say that the style of learning worked for me.
I was put into a middle level group the first year, then subsequent higher levels the following years, so can only give my opinion of these levels.
You have opportunity to do listening activities - designed to stretch and improve the ability to pick out the meaning of normal conversations; discussions around text where you work in groups to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words based on the context; general discussions of points studennts want to raise, and many more...All this is done under the direction of the teacher, who (whilst not correcting every mistake a student makes) rephrases answers or clarifies points and generally steers the conversations.
The afternoon sessions are tours (both free and paid) which give further opportunity to train the ear to the normal conversations, and whilst these are for everyone regardless of level, they are useful and well attended by all levels.
Only Italian is spoken and this, along with a stay with a fabulous local couple, meant my Italian made rapid improvements every time. I don't know the 'science' behind why it works - there is no formal grammar teaching (although the 1:1 sessions available are tailored to whatever you want) - but work it does for me and many others.
The whole "full immersion" experience works together - the best experience coming from morning sessions, 1:1 sessions, afternoon activities and staying with locals all done together in the stay (though I appreciate the cost is more, and I only did private lessons once to give me a boost in certain areas) Outside of the school I spent time to look over what we had cone that day and understand new words or grammar so that if I had any uncertainties I could return the next day with questions. These were always welcome as everyone can benefit - either from learning themselves too, or from explaining a point - which is not easy in a second language!! To an extent you get out what you put in, and homework above any given, can only help your learning.
As for the lady on the desk....fabulous Angela. She was so helpful in booking tickets for anything that I wasn't sure how to go about doing. She will find information for you on various events, make calls, print stuff - I don't want to set a precedence that this is always done as Anglea's job is vast and involves much more than just us students...we are many and obviously can't always expect this. But I can say that she will go out of her way to help if at all possible...and it's usually possible for this very accommodating lady.
I have had such great times at Koinè Lucca that I really wanted to try to put another side to Joseph's. I am just sorry that his experience was not as good as mine! All I can advise is try it and see and I am sure you will find what I did!
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Reviewed on 21 September 2023 via google
Their way of teaching the Italian language is great, having group conversations right from the beginning definitely is the best way to learn it fast, and in the meantime learn all the grammar together. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, it's just a great place to learn Their way of teaching the Italian language is great, having group conversations right from the beginning definitely is the best way to learn it fast, and in the meantime learn all the grammar together. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, it's just a great place to learn

Activities at Koinè Center Lucca

Koinè Center Lucca organizes a varying number of activities per week with other students from the school. Some activities are free, others are possible for a small fee.

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Location, ages and nationalities

Please note the below ages and nationalities are indicative and based on historical data. But generally, Koinè Center Lucca has students from the following age groups and nationalities.

Average ages
  • Between 16-18 5%
  • Between 18-24 10%
  • Between 25-34 30%
  • Between 35-50 40%
  • 50+ 15%
Nationalities
  • Netherlands 30%
  • Germany 35%
  • United Kingdom 15%
  • United States 20%

Teachers at Koinè Center Lucca

General information

Address

Koinè Center Lucca
Via dei Tabacchi 5
55100, Lucca, Italy

Course cancellation policy
Free rebooking This is a Extralingo preferred policy

Free to reschedule course up to 15 days prior to arrival.

Accommodation cancellation policy
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Free to reschedule up to 15 days prior to arrival.

Payment policy
Flexible (recommended) This is a Extralingo preferred policy

A down payment of 30% is due upon booking and the full payment is due 29 days before arrival.

Regional / National Holidays
National holidays in Lucca, Italy

Lucca has the following national holidays. Please note that schools might be closed on these days. The school will inform you about the exact dates once you request a booking.

Name: Date:
Epiphany 06-01-2024
Easter Sunday 31-03-2024
Liberation Day 25-04-2024
International Workers Day 01-05-2024
All Saints Day 01-11-2024
Immaculate Conception 08-12-2024
Frequently asked questions
Are the teachers native speakers?
Yes, all of the teachers at Koinè Center Lucca are native speakers, ensuring authentic language learning experiences.
Is there an emergency contact at the school?
Yes, Koinè Center Lucca has an emergency contact available for all students that need immediate assistance. This contact will be provided before your arrival at the school.
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