St. Paul’s School of London

In my opinion it is quite simply the best school languages trip our school offers – each year the trip is oversubscribed. What makes the Pintadera experience unique for the boys and teachers? The openness, kindness and care that Algherese host families provide year after year.  More

Ingo Kober (Germany)

Grammatik, um die – gegenteiligen Versicherungen mancher Veranstalter zum Trotz – kein Lernwilliger herumkommt, wird nie zur öden Paukerei, sondern lebt von anschaulichen Beispielen und lebensnahen Texten, wie Auszügen aus Zeitungen oder Literatur. Dabei kommt der Humor nicht zu kurz.  More

Nicole Wilson (New Zealand)

Pintadera is more than a school. Pintadera is a family. And as I sit here enjoying one of my last evenings in Alghero, reflecting on how much I have learned this summer, I am already planning my return.  More

Tom Helm (England)

Pintadera offers a fantastic and highly personalized service. Both Nicola and Angela really care about their students, taking their time to welcome them not only to the school, but to Alghero itself.  More

Juande Blasco (Spain)

C’era una volta un nascondiglio in un piccolo paese, che in silenzio, parlava con le pietre eterne, con gli inesperti fiori. Le parole sognavano di essere lette ed io giocavo a prendere il volo con loro.  More

Sigrid Hering (Germany)

Ich danke euch, allen Lehrerinnen, Alessandra und Maria Rosa, für den tollen Unterricht – ich habe viel gelernt und Angela und Nicola für die „amicizia“ und all die Fürsorge! Ihr habt mir hier in Alghero so viel ermöglicht!  More

Midge Guerrera (USA)

What a wonderful way to become part of a city and a community and a learning environment. The people we studied with became our social connections. The school was so incredible that I went back a second time and a third … If I could, I would go annually and insure that my Italian was “perfetto”.  More

Claire Blueitt (England)

While I was there I made great friends from the school who I am still in touch with now. It helped that Pintadera had lots of different activities to sign up to. The boat trip was fab! We spent weekends on road trips to see all the beautiful beaches and scenery too. It's a stunning and truly unforgettable place.  More

Sharon Blomfield (Canada)

Jim and I have to tell you again how much we enjoyed Alghero, Pintadera and all the wonderful people we met there. We were very glad that you speak English. And, we're glad too that Angela doesn’t (or so she pretends). Through Allegramente, our Italian improved greatly.  More

Marlene M. (USA)

My son Julian, a sophomore in high school, was having some difficulty with Italian. (…) We contacted Nicola and immediately felt completely at ease that Julian would benefit, gain competency and confidence, and have a fantastic time to boot!  More

Crisa Bania (Greece)

Io sono greca; quindi, Neptuno e il mio bisnonno e so che le piace mescolare le alghe con il suo tridente, l’abitudine dei dei, mettersi nella vita dei mortali. Così un bel giorno d’estate, Neptuno ha creato un mulinello grande, in cui sono entrate diverse alghe da diversi paesi, e hanno cominciato a ballare in cerchio, come il cerchio della vita.  More

Dina Poma (USA)

I am happy to say that I not only passed the language exam with flying colors, but I also took a bit of Sardinia and Pintadera with me when I returned home to the U.S. I want to full heartily thank both of you for such a wonderful experience, which I will cherish and reflect on for years to come.  More

Michèle Provost (Canada)

Alle donne della Pintadera – è stato una aventura meravigliosa, incredibile. Ho imparato tanto, però non solo questa lingua bellissima ma anche delle cose culturali, sociali, personali …  More

Jana Dalichow (Germany)

Das erste Mal kam ich zu Pintadera weil es so praktisch war: eine Schule am Meer, Flughafen in der Nähe und weil Sardinien so schön sein sollte. Das zweite Mal bin ich gekommen, weil ich beim ersten Mal die tolle Atmosphäre und die großartigen Menschen bei Pintadera sehr genossen habe.  More

Jonas Tophoven (France)

Et l’école Pintadera et bien plus qu’une école de langue. C’est une plateforme d’activités, de convivialité, ancré au beau milieu de la vieille ville. En ou hors saison, l’école Pintadera est la solution pour les jeunes adultes qui veulent joindre l’utile à l’agréable, apprendre l’italien pour mieux l’utiliser dans leur découverte des plaisirs de ce pays.  More

Marianna Chaves (Brazil)

A Pintadera sono stata ricevuta a braccia aperte, trattata con grande educazione. Ho trovato molta assistenza, ma anche molto affetto.  More

Joanna Szymczak (Poland)

Pintadera is a small school and thanks to this fact you don’t feel like just another student but really a part of the family.  More

Renske Putnam (Holland)

I like the personal approach. Classes aren’t too big and it is not just about learning the rules.  More