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Italian kielen koulumme tarjoaa laajan valikoiman italialaisia kielen kursseja ja ohjelmia. Dante Alighierissa voit osallistua: italialainen kielen opiskelu ryhmälle, yksilölle, P.L.I.D.A. tentti-valmistelu, C.S.N., G.B.U. , ohjelmat eläkeläisille tai harjoittelijoille. Vuodesta 1979 lähtien olemme toivottaneet tervetulleiksi monenlaisia kansallisuuksia ja kaikenikäisiä opiskelijoita opiskelemaan kanssamme tämän viehättävän keskiaikaisen kaupungin keskustassa. Siena on kaupunki, jossa on keskiaikaisia aarteita, jotka sijaitsevat sen historiallisissa muureissa, ja modernit kaupat ja kaupungit ympäri kaupunkia. Siena on Toscanan alueella, joka sijaitsee Italian pohjoisosassa (70 km Firenzestä etelään, 250 km Rooman pohjoispuolella). Siena tunnetaan parhaiten hevoskilpailusta "Il Palio", joka järjestetään kahdesti vuodessa kesällä (2. heinäkuuta ja 16. elokuuta). Opi puhumaan italiaa Sienassa, Viterbossa ja Ischiassa. Opi italiaa Dante Alighierissa Sienassa.
Dante Alighieri has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in Italia. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
Kansallisuus ja ik'jakauma Dante Alighieri Siena - Learning Italy vaihtelee kursseittain Ympärivuotisesti keski-ikä on 30 Kesällä keski-ikä on 25.
Koulussa on opiskelijoita kaikkialta maailmasta, mukaan lukien:
Dante Alighieri ei pidä oppitunteja lomien aikana. Koulu ei korvaa menetettyjä opiskelupäiviä, joten valitse aloituspäiväsi huolellisesti.
Overall i enjoyd my stay very much. The teachers were welcoming, put a bit pressure on us in regards to speaking. Could be more of that, but being a beginner its hard anyway. I was a bit concerned being placed in a class with teenagers. But was offered to change due to this. I declined and it worked out fine anyway since we were all in the same "Place".
I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the teachers and i believe i had the best homestay.
Dear Sofia, thank you so much on behalf of DA Siena's faculty and staff, our students' satisfaction is the best reward for the passion we try to put in our job! If you wish to, we would be extremely happy to keep in touch with you through our Facebook page.
We were 4 students in the class. The lessons were interesting. The teacher was very good. The school is located in the city of Siena near by the dome. The class room was small and simple. The activities like cooking, bibliothek, degustations, museum-tours, e.t.c were super.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Dear Jürg, thank you so much for your kind words! We are extremely glad to hear that you have really enjoyed the language course with its activities and we are grateful that you shared your experience! If you wish you can keep in touch with @scuoladantesiena, its faculty and staff through our Facebook page! Un saluto da Andrea!
Because it is already the second time I went to Siena, the situation was almost the same as four years ago.
The teachers are good, the classes are small (positive), and the activities were interesting.
I liked Siene teachers coocking lesson and housingNäytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
My language skills improved a lot! Especially the teacher were so good, I'll come back one day.
They have big professional kitchen for the cooking class in the building, that's why I decided to attend this school.
The host family were also great, so I really enjoyed Italian life there.
My stay in Siena was so good!
The lessons were well organized and Ilene, our teacher, was helpful and motivating. The other teachers we met were kind too. Together with other students, especially seminarians, we had a good atmosphere. A point that was not perfect was the location of the school, but this disadvantage is not so bad. The school building was good and since there is air conditioning that’s a great advantage! My friend and I have done some activities in school that we liked a lot. The choices and the different activities were impressive.
We also booked a course in which we went to historic sites with Andrea who was passionate about it.
The accommodation of Mrs. Adriana Chiantini was so good, we had a room together which was quite large. Dinner, that there was always three courses (first course - main course - garden fresh fruits), was typical Italian food every night and it was excellent. Together with two other students of the Danti Alighieri School and Adriana grandmother, we always had a good time. The ultimate detriment of this accommodation was the distance of the historic center of Siena and the buses were very confusing.
Here in Vienna, it has many advantages to the Italian lessons, especially when we talk, because by stay in Siena I can speak more fluently. I noticed that I can also write better and I have more vocabulary.
I cannot wait to go back to Siena! :)
Greetings to all (sopratutti to Ilene, Adriana and Andrea),
The cooking classes took place in a wonderful spacious kitchen with work stations for all the students. The location was extremely convenient and walking distance to anywhere in Siena. Both instructors made sure everyone was involved and took time to let us practice the techniques for each meal. Since I took a number of classes, the school made sure they were not repeating any menu items and I always had a fresh recipe to undertake. There was a translator available for every session and she was a highlight of the experience. This was a great experience, very reasonable price for all that was delivered. It was worth a month in Siena to be able to take all the classes I had.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I had a great time in Siena and learned both much about Tuscany and about the language. It was an advantage to be in a small class and to have the possibility to speak as much as possible in Italian. Thank you very much for a great experience! Next year, my wife will visit the course...
My class was small and diverse, yet wonderfully congenial. We spanned ages 16-60: an Australian high school student, a German-speaking Swiss retired nurse, a college-aged Japanese man, and me - a pianist from New York. At the beginning of each session, we were tentative; by the end of each class we were doing plays, charades, games and feeling fluent in Italian. The atmosphere was supportive and fun, because our teacher, Andrea, was patient, engaging, encouraging and kept the classes moving with a range of lessons and activities. At the beginning of my course I felt a little lost. Half-way through I felt confident. By the end of my week there, I wanted to stay longer - such a great time, and I learned so much.
I had never been to Siena before and found it to be a perfect little city - a jewel in Tuscany.
My only regret is that I only studied for one week! I think two weeks would have been perfect.
Although my daughter and I very much enjoyed Siena, Dante Alighieri was nothing like we were led to believe. First, we followed up with all the prerequisite questionnaires and testing, and the information were apparently not all received. As a consequence, we were both placed in classes that were much below our level. My daughter has been in an Italian immersion school since she was 2.5 years old and I have been traveling back and forth to my family in Rome since I was born. We each had our goals: she, to improve her vocabulary and fluency and I to perfect my grammar. When I realized our being placed in low level Italian courses upon arriving, I spoke with the school director who appeared upset about having to move my daughter into another class (I am a mother, so of course I focused on my daughter first). Although she eventually complied, she only moved her up one level instead of the 2 she required. I was quite taken back by this and didn't want to approach her regarding my needs or further addressing my daughter's. When I spoke to my teacher and she said that it would work out and that the class would still be helpful to me. This did not turn out to be the case but as I was going to be there only a week, it rapidly became too late to pursue it. I tried to grin and bear it and just enjoy whatever I could. However, I was not able to bear it any longer when upon leaving I was told that I would not be getting my complete book deposit; although they said it was their rule, I was never told. I was annoyed not at the money but just again being misled, and stated my annoyance. Then the director, being told of my displeasure, confronted me as I was coming out of the ladies room and made insulting comments regarding my being American and having poor manners towards her staff regarding the book. Of course, this upset me greatly, especially since I have dual nationality and my family lives in Rome! In addition, I felt it was a very unwise statement since her school seems to cater to many American clients! I admit, then losing my temper and, in fluent Italian (which she admitted was very good) told her of my disappointment and how they failed in directing me and my daughter. She had little response but did say she could have offered private lessons but they were expensive, implying that I couldn't afford it? This was a strange statement after my daughter and I had flown to Italy, paid 2 tuition fees, and rented an apartment in Siena for a week only to get little out of it. This confrontation of course left both me and my daughter feeling awful and ruined our whole trip. I would never recommend this program to anyone and am, in fact, preparing to make sure no other students from my daughter's school ever chose to go there.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
It was a challenge at the beginning, but with really good teachers and a good support network it became a very good experience.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
The classes were lots of fun. The teacher very lively, entertaining, got us all to speak. The location is very convenient. Although the internet never worked while I was there--a bit of a problem. The classrooms were very cold in April. I did not enjoy the housing provided. The living quarters plus bathroom were fine, but food hygiene and quality were a problem.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
The course in your school was a very good experience for me (55 years old). I learnt Italian language as a hobby at the night school in Germany. After my work in a hospital. A few members of our Italian course wanted to enrich our skills and visit your course in Siena. Why Siena? A friend of mine had already visited a course at your school before and recommended your school. I had never been to Siena before that time. So we decided to enroll in your course and we were not disappointed. You have highly motivated teachers. Very professional, helpful and polite. I liked the lecture about Palio and the final visit to a bar together. Thank you, that my husband (who did not visit the course, but accompanied me to Siena) could come with me to the Markt (Mercato with Enzo) and to the bar and to the lectures. The location of the school is very good, situated in the old town.
We found the place for our stay (Porta Piscini Residence) and that was also very good. After visiting the course we went to Isola d`Elba for a week. I love Italy! Maybe we will visit you course on Dante Alligheri in some other place in Italy. My language skills have certainly improved, but one cannot expect very much in only one week. Anyway I think I can speak a little better.
Cari saluti di Germania!
I am a fan of the home tuition program. After having done it at Siena, I did the program also at Viterbo and in Ischia. The combination of professional lessons with a full integration into a family is, for me the best way to learn the Italian language. But it is much more than just improving language skills. The main motivational driver is to feel and fall in love with the Italian way of life. Also for that my stay at Siena was really perfect. When living together with the family of Sonia, Rebecca and Pino, I learned so much about Italian life, culture, history, politics and cooking. And a nice outcome of our interesting discussions was that my Italian improved a lot.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Dante Alighieri School in Siena. The teachers were very welcoming, qualified and knew so much about teaching Italian to a wide range of students. I stayed with a host family and that was a very good but challenging experience. I felt very lost and in over my head (because my language skills was not that good) but it felt like I improved a lot. I did not like having to take public transportation at night, however, since I was by myself and would have appreciated a way to be closer to the school in order to feel safer as a young single female at night.
I found the school to be accommodating with regards to my needs and very good at enforcing the only speaking Italian with the employees. Sometimes it was difficult with the number of American students who did not really want to speak Italian all the time, though.
Cristina and Claudio were my teachers and they both helped me a lot. Claudio's one-on-one tutoring made me so much more confident in my speaking skills and really encouraged me to work hard and challenge myself. Thank you, Claudio!
I left comments already at the end of the course. You might be able to find them again.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I was in Enzo's class and enjoyed it a lot. My Italian got better and better and I did an exam at the end, which I passed easily. We had lots of fun in class although there were not a lot of students that time since it was winter. The only thing I didn't like was the coldness in the classrooms, but I've lived around Siena for a year so I know it's not easy with the heating. All in all it was great, thank you!Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I cannot think of one simple thing that I did not like. The teachers were very, very nice. The activities are very instructive. The school's location is ideal. I have learned a lot. After four weeks, I was very sad to leave the school.
I recommend Dante Alighieri: Siena to anyone, young and old.
I spent one month studying at the Dante Alighieri. The front desk staff is extremely helpful and go above and beyond in every way. They helped me with finding a fantastic apartment to rent, helped coordinate transportation over the weekends if I was leaving the city.
The school offers a large variety of social events to choose from and creates an inclusive environment where you can instantly feel like a friend.
I have group classes every morning and private classes every afternoon. In the afternoon I was able to choose if I wanted a 1 on 1 classroom environment or if I wanted to do different things around the city with my tutor.
It was a truly immersive experience and I impressed myself by how good my Italian was by the time I left. I wish I didn't have to leave at all! I'm already looking forward to going back for more!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this chance to learn a bit more of the language and experience "country living" in a truly remarkable setting. Our hosts were extremely helpful and superbly gracious. The meals were delicious and varied and cooked superbly. Our teacher was encouraging and exuberant. We thoroughly enjoyed her excellent and expertly informed "private " museum tours. Our hosts transported us into Siena and surrounding points of interest.
Although the location was totally wonderful, I suspect that lodging in the town itself would have been more helpful in upgrading our Italian fluency.
I always wanted to go to Europe and study as a real student would. Unfortunately, I could only stay two weeks and wish I had the chance to stay longer. My teachers were very friendly and encouraging but also made sure to continually educate me and the other students in my class. The teachers also were kind enough to include my husband in any activities even though he was not attending the school. One of the highlights of the trip was when the school took us to the Palio events along with a dinner in one of the contradas.
For the housing, we stayed in an apartment in historic Siena which was beautiful and convenient going to school. We found the apartment ourselves and did not go through the school to organize our living arrangements for those two weeks. The only complaint I have is that it seemed that Siena has a big problem with bed bugs. I wish someone had mentioned that to us in advance, I would have taken precautions as it took me and my husband two weeks to figure it out and many other students had the same complaint.
The school, the host, the language courses, the cooking classes - everything was very rewarding and conducted at the highest professional level. I am very happy about the experience of learning the language and enjoying beautiful Tuscan countryside and the fabulous city of Siena. Would recommend it to anyone!
I liked the location and facilities, including housing. I also liked the teacher, Enzo, very much. He was always clear and helpful. I was placed in level B1, which was a bit too advance and it was a bit difficult for me to follow other students.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
My teachers were wonderful. I was in a group class with another person, a woman from Japan who was a wonderful person. The only problem was that our backgrounds and levels were totally different, so I wasn't able to learn very much during the class. My 1:1 class every afternoon was obviously much more useful.
My experience with my host family (with Silvana Baroni) was wonderful. I learned a lot of vocabulary from her, and she was a wonderful hostess.
I would come back again.
In general, I was very happy with the experience at Dante Alighieri. I received a solid foundation from the universally excellent teachers, both for my morning classes and for my private tutoring in the afternoon. The teachers were truly outstanding: skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors. The staff were always helpful and responsive to any needs.
A modest complaint would be that I seemed to fall between available levels of the group classes most of my time in Siena. I began in a group with well-aligned skills and experience, but quickly moved past them, as a result of my afternoon tutoring sessions and hard work in the evenings. However, there were no intermediate classes available between where I was and a much advanced level. Consequently, my morning experiences in the second and third weeks were somewhat unproductive. However, I was able to move up to a more advanced level on my final week, which suited me well. I wish there had been some better system in place to respond to the more quickly advancing students who wind up with no suitable morning classes as a result of their faster pace.
I expected a class at my level but many levels were together in the same class. I expected an intensive course for one whole week, but I just got a week of a regular class.
The teacher was good. My accommodation was very disappointing because my hostess cannot speak Italian and I could not understand her dialect. The lady's son in law reproved his daughters for speaking their dialect in my presence. I think the daughter wrote her mother's details and messaged them a bit. The lady said her hobby was reading but there were no books or papers in the house. (Could she have meant "watching television" by "reading"?)
I enjoyed staying in her house, which was very old, and seeing how people lived in those beautiful old streets. It was much further to walk than what was stated in the information that was given.
I have severe visual problems which had just gotten worse and so I had difficulty reading the map, and that may explain it partly, and also explain why I had difficulty with some of the classes. My vision had deteriorated unexpectedly the week before I went to Siena.
The teaching staff were very nice.
The school was fantastic. The teachers and the staff were all amazing, helpful, kind and always willing to add something to the experience in a positive way. The housing they found for me was amazing. The school's location was perfect!Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
It has been a very pleasant, albeit much too short stay.
The organisation was excellent as was our teacher, Cristina, whom we miss. Her teaching was very professional and full of experience and you did not feel learning Italian was difficult. She made it all so easy and flowing and full of humor and little anecdotes and information just about everything. It was all very good!
The location was spotless clean and had and old-world charm about it.
Our class was perfect with an interesting and good mix of students.
The city of Siena proved to be the perfect location for our undertaking. The people are friendly and the city has a lot to offer. The off-season was just perfect.
I took an intermediate level course with a focus on understanding and speaking. I liked the system of the course, i.e. the book, the listening and the way the speaking/the discussions developed. Our teacher did an excellent job (thank you Claudio!) and deserves the top rating. I would happily take another course with him any time.
I also took a cooking course one evening, which was fun, too. Apart from that, I did not notice any social activities.
The school building and facilities could do with some renovation, but maybe that is part of the local flair - it is Italy, after all. Also, the value for money relationship is excellent.
All the people working in the school were very friendly and helpful.
I am very glad I booked the course and I would do it again.
No social activities offered or taken. Commuted each day to my house in Umbria.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Dear Mr. Entwistle,
I think you wrote a review on the wrong school. We have no record of you ever attending our school and we always offer afternoon social and co-curricular activities about 6 days a week. We would never house anyone in Umbria!! That would be a 3 hour commute... All of the housing we offer is in the city center of Siena or in the surrounding area. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you wish to enrol in Dante Alighieri Siena.
It seemed that most of the students were at my level, and as a result the class size of 12 was too large. The school should reconsider this maximum. The class below and above had 3-4. But we were all jammed together. And two or three students monopolized and dominated the class. The teacher did not control this. The class changed every monday, so students that were already there formed groups that were impenetrable. It was awkward. On the other hand, the teachers worked very hard. They spoke constantly, and it had to be draining. The school administration was fabulous, and the front desk staff was the best. The location was perfect, and I personally loved the facility. One of my classmates said he didn't want to be politically incorrect, but he thought the building should be razed. I was surprised. I thought it wonderful. My housing was adequate. The location was perfect. The people renting it were very kind and helpful. I and some of the other older students were disappointed with the outside activities. We thought there could have been more for us to do after class without it being so expensive. The cooking class was about $80 US. Kind of expensive for one night, although it was fun. And the wine tour was about $60 US. We did these activities because we had nothing else to do. Otherwise we were on our own.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Kotimajoituskohteemme on valittu huolella ja ne tarjoavat opiskelijoille mahdollisuuden oppia paikalliskulttuuria mukavassa ympäristössä ja opiskella samall Italian Sienassa. Kohteet sijaitsevat usein 30 minuutin ja yleisten kulkuyhteyksien päässä koulusta. Perheet tajoavat yleensä edullisen ateriaohjelman, jonka avulla pääset tutustumaan paikalliseen ruokakulttuuriin. Perheet tajoavat yleensä edullisen ateriaohjelman, jonka avulla pääset tutustumaan paikalliseen ruokakulttuuriin. Jos sinulla on ruokavaliorajoituksia tai erityistoiveita (uskonnollisista ja terveyssyistä), ole hyvä ja ota meihin yhteyttä etukäteen. Majoituksesi alkaa ensimmäistä oppituntia edeltävänä sunnuntaina ja päättyy viimeisen oppitunnin jälkeisenä lauantaina, vuotiaita ellei toisin mainita. Lisätietoja kotimajoituksesta
Homestay - Double Room- B&B
Homestay - Single Room- B&B
Homestay - Double Room- Half-board
Homestay - Single Room- Half Board
On mahdollista asua vuokra-asunnossaSiena opiskelun ajan, mutta tämä on tyypillisesti kallis vaihtoehto. Dante Alighieri tarjoaa rajoitettua apua asuntojen vuokrauksessa. Vaihtoehtoisesti voit hannkia oman vuokra-asunnon. Lisätietoa vuokra-asunnoista
Shared Apartment- Double Room- Self Catering
Shared Apartment- Single Room- Self Catering
Me emme voi anoa viisumeja opiskelijoiden puolesta. Koulu voi kuitenkin tarjota viisumihakemukseen tarvittavat lomakkeet.
Hyväksymiskirje lähetetään postitse maksutta kotiosoitteeseesi. Jos haluat saada materiaalin pikakirjeenä, rekisteröitymisen ohessa veloitetaan maksuna 35 €.
Koulua lähin lentokenttä: Florence Airport (FLA).
Koulu tarjoaa lentokenttäkuljetuksen. Jos haluat palvelun, kerro meille lentotietosi ja saapumispäivämääräsi. Yhdensuuntainen lentokenttäkuljetus Florence Airport maksaa 300 €. Sinun on varattava palvelu etukäteen.
Huomaa, että emme varaa opiskelijoille lentoja. Jos etsit lentojen hintatietoja, suosittelemme Kayak.com sivustoa, jossa voit valita selata lentovaihtoehtoja oman maasi ja kohde Siena välillä oman hintatasosi, aikataulusi ja mieltymyksiesi mukaan.
Opiskele huoletta ulkomailla Language Internationalin tarjoamien sairaus- ja henkilökohtaisen omaisuusvakuutusten turvin. Kun varaat kielikurssin kauttamme, voit halutessasi ostaa kansainvälisen vakuutuspaketin joka kattaa sairauskulujen lisäksi omaisuusvahingot. Sinun on varattava palvelu etukäteen rekisteröitymisen ohessa.
Siena on kaupunki, joka sijaitsee 60 km: n päässä Firenzestä ja rannikolta ja jonka UNESCO maailmanperintökohdei. Taiteen ja vuosisatojen vanhimman perinteen lisäksi Siena tunnetaan myös maaseudun kauneudesta ja maailman huippuluokan viineistä, ja sen ympäristössä on runsaasti lämpimiä lähteitä, joita roomalaiset ovat jo käyttäneet. Me suosittelemme Firenzestä tulevia opiskelijoita ottamaan pikajunayhteyden Sienaan, joka on junaa nopeampi. Firenzen linja-autoasema sijaitsee Piazza della Stazione S. Maria Novellan oikealla puolella. Pyydä ilmaista (“rapida”) tai suoraa (“diretta”) lippua.
Muut lähellä olevat lentokentät, kuten Pisa tai Rooma, ovat molemmat helposti saavutettavissa junalla. Koulu järjestää noutopalvelun lisämaksusta.