Koinè experiences are built up around the basis of a standard course in the mornings, supplemented by additional courses of your choosing in the afternoons. This offers you the opportunity to discover our country and traditions, whilst practicing the language in a whole range of different Italian cultural contexts.Choose your experience!
Are you undecided and do not know where to start? Do you like art, food and wine, photography, nature, or are you aiming at a rapid improvement of the Italian language? Follow the path designed according to your preferences and find out what experience is more suitable for you.Discover your journey
Cook with an Italian mum, taste wines on the Tuscan hills, attend art classes with renowned local artists.
I can't recommend Koine enough. The teachers are entirely committed to what they do and are invested in the quality of each student's experience. I particularly appreciate how endlessly encouraging the staff has been. Learning a new language can be tough... but these teachers cultivate a safe & positive space. As I've learned Italian, the city and the culture have unfolded around me. The more engaged I've become with the language, the richer and more complex my experience of Florence has become... A worthy & rewarding pursuit!
I stayed with Koinè for four months and it was a wonderful experience all day every day. All the teachers and secretary are there for you, and will help you in no matter your question/problem. You will feel like part of a beautiful family. The courses are superb, and before you know it, you speak Italian. True story! The classes are complex and divers, which ensures you will never get bored. And the teachers are just too charming. And not to forget, you will make so many new friends from all over the world, at all ages. Koinè also offers two cultural events every week, so not only will you learn the language, you will also become one of the greatest guides Firenze has to offer. As fast as my savings allows it, you will find me on the first flight back!
My husband and I spent 4 weeks at the school and learned so much. The teachers and staff were capable, caring and tough! Tough is good when one wants to slip english into the class. I had a shop keeper comment on how my pronunciation of italian was very good. Planning on a return trip next year. Also met some wonderful students from around the world. We are in our sixties. The school is for all ages! The school provides opportunities for activities outside the classroom. Can`t wait for another class!
I’ve attended Koine in Lucca several times during the past two years. Both the school and the city combine to form a fantastic experience. The lessons are heavily geared towards conversing in, and listening to, Italian. Grammar isn’t ignored but takes second place to fostering the ability to really communicate with others. The teachers are very friendly and approachable. Thoroughly recommended.