I love my experience with the school. The principal, Teresa, is sharp, she answered right away and was very clear with the information. I took a placement test online, which is very convenient, and they placed me accordingly.
The courses are open, so the students can decide how many weeks or months they will study according to their possiblities. In my case, I was in Palermo for 4 days of vacation, and the school welcomed me with open arms.
The payment was easy, once I got my PayPal going, very easy to do and no surprises, payment and numbers very clear and right on.
I am an English teacher, and I noticed that the teachers were prepared for the classes, not only they are knowledge but they are very helpful and friendly and they have control of the class. They are excellent teachers and you can see that they love what they do.
Something that I really liked is that the school rotates the teachers, so I had the chance to have classes with different teachers. Each one had her unique way; I found Federica real, natural and very clear and practical, like and arrow to the point, Giorgia challenged me in all the classes (which I loved) an alarm clock that wakes you up, and Silvia was honey and silk taking me through conversation; I met Paola and she was super nice and friendly, even though I didn't study with her, I felt she was present in the halls.
What did we do? we studied the grammar points, but the focus was always to use the language. The teachers make sure everybody participates and benefit from each class.
The teachers use the Communicative Approach and they have a nice touch to correct the students reminding us the rules briefly and allowing us to continue talking to enhance fluency. My individual classes were pure gold.
I can't believe all the grammar points I checked in these 4 days, how much I spoke and how much I understood. Also, we read about relevant and topics, we analyzed vocabulary, did reading comprehension and practiced reading aloud. We watched a very interesting movie, I learned about Italy and about the world through my classmates.
My classmates were great, very interesting people and committed with their education, very respectful and friendly.
I couldn't stay for the group outdoor activity, but I bet they have fun.
The principal was reachable at all times, and you can see her in her office on top of things. The teachers great, my classmates excellent, what else could I ask for? Si, certo!!!, I got my certificate! and a gift.
Bathroom clean, toilet paper, internet, fotocopies, nice environment, coffee machine and food around the corner.
... e Basta!!! Io porto a Italia nel mio cuore adesso.