Synopsis of my experience at the Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

"I have followed Italian courses at this school in Rome for the winter seasons of 2011 and 2012. I intend to return for the winter of 2013. In my opinion this is a good school. I believe that a school is good in the first place because of the teachers. The teachers at this school know about quality teaching, they can teach in an amusing and interesting way, they make the students feel valued and safe and they encourage the students to express their opinion about all sorts of things.

Furthermore the six teachers that I have worked with are interesting people; they have a wide variety of knowledge and interests. They are patient, kind, energetic and they have a lot of experience teaching a mixed group of students that come to Rome from all over the world. I really enjoyed my days with my teachers and with the students in the class.

The other staff involved in the running of the school is very nice and helpful. The director is always available to the students; the secretaries are knowledgeable and helpful. They speak some other languages. The secretaries can assist the students with accommodation. I have found excellent accommodation both in private houses as well as finding an apartment not far from the school.

The school runs very well. Extra curricular activities include opportunities to meet other students during activities and outings. There are also other subjects one can study in this school related to Italian culture and history.

I have followed the art history teachers around the city to learn about the history of Rome, its architecture, its art and wonderful churches.

The location of the school is ideal as it is in the old part of town where you can walk to all the attractions that Rome has to offer to the population of the world. The school can be easily reached; public transportation to the school is easy and very frequent.
In the coffee breaks I visited several little coffee shops and bars located in the little streets around the school. The Italians are kind and it is worth exploring these bars and restaurants.

I have made friends in Rome, both with Italians and with some of the students that attended the school. Students of any age are welcome to this school and this is exciting because a mixed group consisting of people of different nationalities, of different vocations and of different age groups add to the deepening of knowledge in general.
I highly recommend this course to everybody. I have learned to express myself in Italian to a level where I can function well while living in Rome, I have obtained a very solid knowledge of grammar and I understand so much of the spoken language in Italy, in the movies I watch and in the lyrics of music and opera librettos.

Also I was never bored in Rome, to me it is like living in a wonderful museum; the city is beautiful, the people are kind and there is so much to do and to experience".

Anna Schrofer, teacher
Toronto, Canada.

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