10 one-to-one Italian private lessons

Dialogo Language Services

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Course description

The advantages of an one-to-one course are a great flexibility in schedule and programs and attention to the participant's specific language objectives to obtain quick results. The program is "tailored" to the participant's needs. General Italian can be combined with lessons focused on specific languages related to the student's profession and interests.

Lessons include grammar and exercises. Other units are dedicated to the use of the language through reading newspaper and magazine articles, description of images, texts reworking, reading exercises and pronunciation. An important part is hearing songs or native speaking dialogues, watching videos to develop the comprehension ability. Conversation on different subjects as well as role plays are widely used to facilitate the acquisition of the typical speech situation phraseology.

To satisfy different styles of learning and to meet the needs of all who participate, the materials we use are extremely varied: books (up to B2 level), newspaper and magazine articles, videos, film, advertisements, news programmes, and a variety of audio visual materials.

Cultural activities are organized by the school staff each week during the afternoon to make the language course even more interesting and enoyable: special lessons about cinema, literature, conversation, writing and many other subjects as well as a cultural activity choosen among guided tours, museums, cinemas, cooking, wine tasting and others according also to the cultural programs offered by Turin and Piedmont during the course period.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-4 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
10 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 60 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Afternoon session
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Turin.

Class size

Average 1 student
Maximum 1 student

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older
Average 35 years old
(30 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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based on 23 reviews
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"Experienced teacher gave excellent private lessons tailored to me."

Ruth Merk, student from Switzerland

Very friendly people, were committed to my concern.
The hours at Alessio were exactly what I hoped for. Individual support for my deficits, reasonably demanding, a lot of patience and interesting information about politics and culture of Italy.
I am very grateful for this week.
Ruth

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3 Feb 2020 - 7 Feb 2020
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Yes
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"It was a very good experience"

Benoît Muller, student from France

I really liked the lessons because we were in a small group and the teachers explained us well! the city was beautiful and the teachers taught us a lot about Torino

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Duration of study
12 weeks
Date of study
9 Sep 2019 - 6 Dec 2019
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Yes
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"Very interesting"

Antoine Rérolle, student from France

I enjoyed à lot my three days courses. The teacher was very nice and I learned many things in grammar vocabulary consersation...

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5 Nov 2019 - 7 Nov 2019
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Yes
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"I felt as if I were at home"

Jose Romero, student from Spain

I really learnt a lot in only one month! The location of the school (city center) is perfect to arrive by means of the public transport, that works well in Torino.

The teachers, Elena and Fiorella, are very friendly and nice and make the classes be very dynamic and pleasant so that you can learn in the best possible way.

Also every week you are going to do a cultural activity in which you are going to learn a lot of things about the city and the Italian culture.
You are going to feel as if you were at home!

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
30 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
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Yes
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"How to learn quickly the basics in a good ambiance"

Myles Gauthier, student from Italy

very good atmosphere, meeting nice people and a very nice teacher.

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Date of study
12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
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Yes
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"I really got into the feeling of speaking Italian within 2 weeks."

Klara Türk, student from Austria

The lessons were funny but I could concentrate. There was no pressure and I just slipped into speaking Italian while joking. At the same time I got all the help I needed and I was taken seriously.
On my first day it was hard to find the location but in those two weeks I got used to the buses, trams and to the underground. I really enjoyed my lunchtime in Parco Valentino.

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1 week
Date of study
9 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
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Yes
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"A useful experience not only to improve my knowledge of the language but also to introduce myself culturally about Italy. I felt at ease."

Alexandre Sansão Fontes, student from Brazil

My class was very small, only 2 students from the same country, counting me. But the teachers were enough they had enough common sense to assemble the classes in a homogeneous way. The teaching was excellent and the extra-class activities were also interesting.

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2 weeks
Date of study
6 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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"It was an interesting experience!"

Caroline Hondeveld, student from Netherlands

The classes were small. There were only 4 students in my class, including myself. The teachers were nice: motivated and full of energy. It was easy taking the subway from my host family to the school. On Wednesday afternoon, there was an interesting excursion. Sightseeing in Torino. Really worthwhile participating!
I was very happy with my guest family. I had breakfast and dinner with them. The lady liked to cook. Every evening a nice, Italian, meal.

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Date of study
18 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
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Yes
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"A great experience"

Verena Stehr, student from France

The stay in Dialogo Language school was a great experience.
The teachers were friendly and motivated with excellent teaching skills.
The atmosphere in the class was nice and the teachers tried to make us talk a lot, the advantage was that there were only four students in my class. I took part in the two afternoon after class activities proposed in the week I was there and they both were worth it.
The schools location is good, next to a park and near to public transport.
All in all a great experience, thank you Fiorella, Elena and Maria!

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Date of study
26 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
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Yes
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"It was okay"

Regina Häger, student from Germany

For me it was the first time that I attended a course like this and it was okay. I think they should do some more interactive stuff, like dialogues, games; but so far it was not bad. I only stayed one week so it is not easy to say a lot. The trip we did one afternoon was nice for me; but you should use this experience the next day for the lesson.
Maybe they should give the students more possibilities to talk. But for me as a tourist it was okay.
I didn't like the change of the teacher (for the last day it was another person and I didn't know why they did that, because the first teacher was there.)
The opportunity to stay with locale people is great and you are able to use the language, so I was happy with it.

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Date of study
16 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Fiorella, Teacher Staff Head at Dialogo Language Services responded to this review.
08 June 2016

Dear Regina,
it has been a pleasure to hear from you and we thank you very much for your opinion. It is always important to know what our students think and how we can improve. We are glad to know that it was Okay for you!
Just to respond to your review:
- The last day of your course you had another teacher, since the first one was busy with a previously fixed course. However this can happen in any language school and all of us are qualified to teach Italian. The lesson was done according to the scheduled program. This didn't prevent the teacher to be flexible enough to respond to your request concerning special items.
- Concerning the cultural activity it was subject of discussion and description from the students in class the day after in order to use the tenses learned during the week and summarizing. We are sorry you didn't like the teacher.
- Considering the opportunity for students to talk during class we are surprised you had this impression, because this is one thing we especially take care of and no other student had ever pointed out before.
You stayed with us 1 week in a standard group course where all parts and all activities (grammar, listening, speaking, writing) are well balanced so that students can really improve all their skills even for just 1 week.
Of course, there are students more fond of talking, telling about their experiences, playing games and other students who prefer not to take part to it.

On the first day we usually ask what students like to do most during the classes and as you know it happens that someone clearly says she doesn't like to play!

We are however glad you liked Turin and Italian people. We hope you improved your Italian and wish you all the best !

"A nice school, with a good way of teaching."

René Koning, student from Italy

It's has a good location.
The classrooms were nice.
Classes were, for me, just long enough and variable.
My teacher was good and has a good method of explaining things.

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30 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
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Yes
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"I learned a lot in a friendly atmosphere!"

Philippa von Rössing, student from Germany

My experience at Dialogo Language Services was very nice. I was able to get to the facility by metro in no time and it's next to a huge park where I went to have lunch after my lessons. As I had one to one private lessons 3 hours a day, it was really exhausting for me, but I think it was also the best way to learn the language as quick as possible. Furthermore my teacher was great, as she noticed my weaknesses and practiced those things with me spontaneously.

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2 May 2016 - 6 May 2016
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Yes
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Elena, Teacher at Dialogo Language Services responded to this review.
25 May 2016

Dear Philippa, thanks a lot! It was a pleasure for me to teach you and I hope your exam was successful.
A presto ! Elena

"Very worthwhile"

michelle bird, student from Iceland

“lo ho imparato un sacco” (I learned a lot!)

It was my first Italian course and I only attended for 4 days. The teachers were excellent and were determined to have us finish our course with practical speaking skills. The course was entirely in Italian. Although I am a beginner and dyslexic, I have an affinity for learning languages. On the first day, I was placed in the intermediate class, and it was a bit daunting and challenging. Their extracurricular activities are really nice, and the staff is also really nice.

I recommend this school and I will attend again. Even after 4 short days, I am now able to form simple sentences and understand the grammar.

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7 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
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Yes
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"Very caring"

Juliana de Filippis, student from Brazil

My experience with Dialogo Language services was great. The learning groups were small and the classes were tailored to fit our personal weakness. Both of the teachers, Fiorella and Elena, were very caring, fun and outgoing people, who made sure we were pleased with the experience. They would ask us what aspects we liked or not about the language learning experience, to make sure to adapt their teaching style. The outdoors activities were very informative and interesting to get to know the city better. I would have loved if the outside activities were more often than once a week.

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1 week
Date of study
22 Jul 2015 - 4 Aug 2015
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Yes
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"It has been an amazing experience with amazing teachers."

Carla Zito, student from Switzerland

Everything was perfect. The teachers were always there to help me and they helped me to improve my Italian. The atmosphere in class was excellent; I never felt bored. The activities were nice and very instructive.

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16 weeks
Date of study
2 Mar 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Elena, Co-owner at Dialogo Language Services responded to this review.
02 July 2015

Dear Carla, thank you very much. It has been a great pleasure to meet you. We wish you all the best and look forward to hearing from you very very soon. Saluti da Torino !

"It was excellent from all points of view. The staff, as well as the teachers, were of prime quality. They had outstanding teaching, and overall support and assistance."

Guillermo Jofre, student from Argentina

I participated in a one-week learning course. The location of the school was very comfortable and in a very secure and pleasant quarter. At all times, it was very clear that the teachers were very knowledgeable and had excellent teaching skills. Their attitude toward the students was excellent, and they had all the patience for us to have an excellent learning experience. Also, they had the flexibility to adapt to small different circumstances that arose in dynamic courses, and they were able to offer us the best alternatives possible. On top of that, the teachers accompanied us in a tour around the city, which was very very valuable and better than any tour we could have taken because our teacher had outstanding knowledge of the city, its history, and everything that could be of our interest.

In summary, everything was excellent. It is a highly recommendable school. Frankly speaking, there was nothing I could criticize or I found not to be optimum.

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30 Mar 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
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Elena e Fiorella, Teachers at Dialogo Language Services responded to this review.
14 April 2015

Dear Guillermo,
it has been a great pleasure to meet you and have you among our students. We are very satisfied you enjoyed your course and the cultural activities. If you will have occasion to come back we will be happy to see you again. Continua a studiare perchè sei molto bravo ! A presto

"Very good experience"

Ivan Ervolino

My experience on this trip was very enriching.

The classes were excellent and the teacher (Mrs. Elena) was very helpful, knowledgeable and caring.

The school's location, as well as the housing, was also very good. It was next to the Metro lines and bus stops.

As I was to perform my doctorate activities, I had the opportunity to participate in many extra activities. One was a walk through historic sites of the city. The Fiorela lady (who guided us on the tour and who is also a professor at the school) was very helpful and prepared.

The villa was also alright. I just had a little problem with respect to access the internet, but that was resolved.

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
16 Feb 2015 - 6 Mar 2015
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Yes
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"It was an amazing experience!"

Liczara Josephyn Gonzalez Merlo, student from Venezuela

Dialogo is a very good institute to learn the Italian language and about the Italian culture in a fun way! The classes and activities are very interesting and different every week and the teachers have excellent skills! The school is located in a nice area of Turin and can be reached easily. In general it's a very good course!

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Duration of study
11 weeks
Date of study
23 Sep 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
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Yes
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"It gave me the required skills to pass CILS level B2 with confidence."

Mark Daniell

The teachers are very professional, and combine the teaching of more complex grammar while simultaneously developing conversation skills.

Facililties and location are okay. The school is easy to find and there is parking nearby.

Activities are more focussed on full-time students in that they take place during the working day. This was no good to me as I work full-time. I don't remember seeing any evening or weekend activities advertised.

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61 weeks
Date of study
2 Oct 2012 - 3 Dec 2013
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Yes

"I had wonderful 2 weeks, leaning a lot and experiencing a warm welcome and the famous Italian hospitality"

Marion Kreissl

I really enjoyed the in-depth lessons in the mini-group and the individual class. The teachers really tried to make the class the most interesting for us. The location is ideal to explore the city after school. Cooking class at the home of one of the teachers was a lot of fun and on the city trip a lot of information was provided about history, culture and people of Torino.
I really recommend Dialogo School to everyone that wants to learn Italian off the beaten track of conventional language school destinations!

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1 week
Date of study
8 Sep 2013 - 20 Sep 2013
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"There is a very comfortable environment, immersion is the best way to learn a new language and the teachers are ready to help with anything."

Laura Griffiths

Classes ranged between 2-6 students: Which means more attention on an individual level. Being immersed in the language makes it easier to pick up things that you would not elsewhere. The rooms were always tidy and organzied with an easy learning environment.

The teachers are kind and ready to teach, very patient even with the slowest of learners(me), they also organize activities such as tours, cooking classes, theater visits, wine tastings and other excursions.

The location is great, there is a park within walking distance (3 minutes), a coffee shop around the corner, it is also close the the metro/subway with little shops along the way and near the downtown core.

Overall it is a great experience and I would recommend it. I'm learning alot about the italian language and culture.

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38 weeks
Date of study
10 Sep 2012 - 3 Jun 2013
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"It was a fantastic experience, indeed, it was an everlasting and unforgettable memory."

José Antonio López del Pino

I really enjoyed learning at Dialogo Language Services in Torin. I wouldn't hesitate to come back again for another Italian course to keep improving my language skills.
I highly recommend students to find out how fantastic methodologies teachers use at the time of teaching languages.
You will even feel as if you were at your own home, its quite tailor made service, then, dont loose your time and go there.
I had the pleasure to meet my teacher Fiorella and her partner Elena there and thery definitely the kind of people that you will never forget.

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2 weeks
Date of study
15 Jul 2013 - 1 Aug 2013
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"I liked the school a lot"

Ramona Mathews

I had a private class and the teacher was really good. I learned a lot, although it was not enough yet.
Also the rest of the staff was really nice. I liked the Geographic class - that was the only extra activity I did while I was there.

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1 week
Date of study
30 Sep 2013 - 7 Oct 2013
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Housing

Dialogo Language Services offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 383
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Turin
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, and tV room
Distance to school: 5 - 15 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Sunday, anytime
A$ 383
Italian host families are personally choosen by the school and give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the language and Italian culture and traditions.
These homes are usually easily reachable by foot or by public transports (bus, undergroung). 5-15 minutes.
If students have any special request (food, allergies, animals or others) they are kindly asked to communicate it in advance.
Each student has its own room with private or shared bathroom. Accommodation price includes Italian breakfast. On request it is possible to have dinners and lunch and dinner during the weekend.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 487
weekly
Age range: 16 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Turin
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, and tV room
Distance to school: 5 - 15 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 487
Italian host families are personally choosen by the school and give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the language and Italian culture and traditions.
These homes are usually easily reachable by foot or by public transports (bus, undergroung). 5-15 minutes.
If students have any special request (food, allergies, animals or others) they are kindly asked to communicate it in advance.
apartment

Private apartment - 2-person shared room - No meals - 2 students must book together

A$ 304
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Turin
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, tV room, air conditioning, heating, and other
Distance to school: 5 - 15 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Sunday, anytime
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 304
Thanks the co-operation with serious hestate agencies or private owners the school can offer to its students the possibility to rent an indipendent flat or studio for the course period.
Furnished apartaments are in the city centre at a walking distance from the school or easily reachable by public transports.
hotel

Hotel - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 730
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Address: Via Donizzetti, Torino, PIEMONTE 10126, Italia
Location: In the city center of Turin
Housing type: Hotel
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, air conditioning, and heating
Distance to school: 5 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 02:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 730
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 50 € when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Turin based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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