Italian Courses in Salerno, Italy at Accademia Italiana
Salerno, located in the Campania region of Italy, is situated in the gulf of Salerno which also has as a neighbor the wonderful Amalfi coast, one of the most famous places in the South of Italy. Thanks to its fortunate geographical position, its healthy mild climate and clear blue sea, Salerno is the ideal place to learn Italian and be immersed in the Italian culture.
Salerno’s strategic location makes it the ideal base for many beautiful itineraries: Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, Ischia, Caserta, Vesuvio and Naples are some of the main destinations you can easily reach from Salerno by car, bus, train or by ferry-boat.
Salerno has preserved much of its past, as can be seen from its numerous monuments and folkloristic traditions. The wonderful Medieval Old Town is dominated by the castle of the Longobardo Prince Arechi (IX Century) and is noted for its imposing Romanesque Cathedral (XI Century) which is situated in the middle of a characteristic medieval area where the ancient atmosphere mingles with the buzz of modern life, creating an astonishing blend of Italian originality. The symbol of the town, without a doubt, is its wonderful seafront promenade which offers the pleasure and beauty of a splendid panorama with its blue sea and its flower-filled pathways.
Salerno is a safe and lively city. It offers a lot of opportunities for fun, cultural activities and shopping. The Campania region also boasts an antique tradition in wine making and it is known for its creative, lively and tasty flavors: Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomatoes and Lemons from the Amalfi Coast are only some of the worldwide famous products you can taste here.
Salerno also offers a lively nightlife which takes place in the beautiful old town where it is possible to find many restaurants, pubs, and bars enjoyed by people of all ages age.
Accademia Italiana – Italian Courses in Salerno, Italy
Accademia Italiana has been offering Italian courses in Salerno since 1997. The school specializes in teaching Italian as a foreign language and is one of the most accredited institutions in the South of Italy within this field. For this reason, every year, many students choose Accademia Italiana to learn Italian, thus combining the study of the Italian language with a wonderful learning holiday in one of the most beautiful places in Campania, next to the famous Amalfi Coast. Students can learn the Italian language and experience the local culture through an unforgettable study holiday thanks to the numerous cultural and recreational activities scheduled every day by the school.
The Accademia Italiana school is located on via Roma, one of the most beautiful streets in Salerno and located just a short distance from the historical center of town. It occupies a charming older building just across the street from the sea. The school facilities include 14 classrooms, a multimedia room with 8 computers all connected to Internet (cable and WiFi), a cinema room, a library with both books and videos available to students and a “café” where students can relax and meet each other.
All the staff and teachers at Accademia Italiana are highly qualified and specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language. They all have university degrees and have been selected for their professional qualifications, their enthusiasm and their abilities. The teachers are also the main point of reference for students interested in experiencing Italian culture: they regularly organize different recreational and cultural activities in order to make students practice the Italian language even outside the classroom.
Accademia Italiana is an examination centre for the official DITALS, CILS and CELI exams and it is recognized by the University for Foreigners of Siena and the University for Foreigners of Perugia. It is also a member of IALC (International Association of Language Centers) which inspects it’s school members on a regular basis guaranteeing the quality of the programs offered, as well as a member of the National Italian American Foundation, the Accademia Italiana di Lingua, among several other local and international associations.
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Italian Courses in Salerno
Intensive Italian Courses – Students may choose any of the course options listed below. Important Notes: Minimum enrollment: one week (except on special programs as indicated below, where minimum enrollment is 2 weeks). Minimum enrollment age is 16. Each lesson is 45 minutes long. All prices include: school registration fee, welcome information package, all training material, initial level assessment test, certificate of completion and most extra curricular activities taking place at the school (movie night, cultural seminars. etc.).
Standard Italian Courses – 20 Italian group lessons per week (each lesson=45 minutes), 4 to 10 students per class. 6 levels from Beginner to Advanced are offered year round.
Intensive Italian Courses – 30 Italian group lessons per week (each lesson=45 minutes), 4 to 10 students per class. 6 levels from Beginner to Advanced are offered year round.
Super Intensive Italian Courses – 20 Italian group lessons per week (each lesson=45 minutes), PLUS 5 One-to-One Italian lessons per week: 4 to 10 students per class in the group portion of the program. 6 levels from Beginner to Advanced are offered year round.
One-to-One Italian Courses – 10, 15, 20 or 30 Italian private lessons per week (each lesson=45 minutes). All levels from Beginner to Advanced are offered year round. These courses are completely tailor-made and teachers work closely with students to fulfill their needs so that they can improve their language level quickly. One-to-One Italian courses may start any Monday of the year.
Italian Courses in Salerno – Prices 2019 and 2020:
All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures.
|Course||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Eight weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Standard Italian Course:||$377||$632||$863||$1,070||$2,431||$3,014||$4,181||$243|
|Intensive Italian Course:||$535||$875||$1,203||$1,556||$3,743||$4,764||$6,806||$365|
|Super Intensive Italian Course:||$608||$1,094||$1,556||$1,993||---||---||---||$474|
|One-to-One Italian Course:|
|15 Lessons per week||$790||$1,483||$693|
|20 Lessons per week||$1,021||$1,945||$924|
|30 Lessons per week||$1,483||$2,869||$1,386|
|50 Plus Course:||---||$854||---||---||---||---||---||---|
|Junior Italian Course (11 to 16 years of age)||---||$1,885||---||$3,770||---||---||---||---|
Course prices include school enrollment fees.
Italian Courses in Salerno Starting Dates 2019:
Starting dates for ALL levels including Beginners: 7, 21 January / 4, 18 February / 4, 18 March / 1, 15, 29 April / 13, 27 May / 10, 24 June / 1, 15, 29 July / 12, 26 August / 2, 16, 30 September / 14, 28 October / 11, 25 November / 9, 30 December.
Holidays 2019: The school will be closed on: 1 January, 22 April, 25 April, 1 May, 15 August, 1 November, 23-29 December 2019. Classes missed due to holidays are not made up!.
Italian Courses in Salerno Starting Dates 2020:
Starting dates for ALL levels including Beginners: 13, 27 January / 10, 24 February / 9, 23 March / 6, 20 April / 4, 18 May / 1, 15, 29 June / 13, 27 July / 10, 24 August / 7, 21 September / 5, 19 October / 2, 16, 30 November / 28 December.
Holidays 2020: The school will be closed on: 1 January, 6 January, 13 April, 1 May, 2 June, 12 August, 14-27 December 2020. Classes missed due to holidays are not made up!.
Other Italian Courses available:
50 Plus Italian Courses: This program is specially designed for mature people who want to experience Italian language and culture together with other students of a similar age. Minimum enrollment age: 50 year of age. Two week course which includes 20 Italian language lessons per week plus an activity program which includes: 1 two hour cooking or pottery class, a Salerno city tour, 1 school activity, 2 culture seminars, a visit to either a mozzarella ,oil or lemoncello factory, or a vineyard followed by a tasting.
Prices include: school registration fee, welcome information package, all training material, initial level assessment test, certificate of completion and activity program described above. Accommodations are not included, see below for accommodation options (if needed). See table above for prices.
50 Plus Italian Courses Starting Dates 2019: 11 November, 9 and 30 December.
50 Plus Italian Courses Starting Dates 2020: 13 January, 10 February, 9 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 13 July, 10 August, 7 September, 5 October, 2 and 30 November, 28 December.
Junior Italian Courses (11 to 16 years of age): This is a two week program specifically designed for teenagers. Accademia Italiana offers teenagers the possibility of learning the Italian language in the South of Italy with an intensive program on the beautiful Cilento Coast. Students aged 11 to 16 can combine Italian study with a holiday in a popular holiday resort on the Coast. By attending this program they will experience the History, Art, Music, Ceramics, Theater, Cooking and enjoy the beautiful beaches and landscapes in Cilento, in a traditional and real-life setting. Participants receive 4 Italian language lessons a day (9.00 – 12.15), five days a week from Monday to Friday (20 lessons a week) together with a series of high-impact recreational activities. Furthermore they can enjoy all the activities arranged in the village with the free use of the swimming-pool, beach, TV room, etc. Students stay at the Elea Club Village in Ascea in the beautiful Park of Cilento from Sunday to Saturday (14 days/13 nights), in a four-bed bungalows with private bathroom with full board: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (soft drinks not included). Round-trip airport transfers from the Naples airport are included. See table above for prices.
Program also includes:
•Daily cleaning of accommodations
•Full Board (water is included)
•Afternoon and evening recreational activities with the animation team for the whole stay
•Free use of the beach, tennis courts, football and volleyball fields
•A guide for the excursion to the archaeological area of Velia and Paestum
•Evening shows at the village
•A supervisor teacher
Starting Dates 2020: 29 June, 13 July.
Accademia Italiana Salerno – Accommodations
The Accademia Italiana school offers different types of accommodation in Salerno: with carefully selected Italian host-families, in shared apartments or in hotels. All accommodations are located in the city center within walking distance from the school ( max 20/25 minutes walking). A special “housing office” in the school assigns each student his/her preferred accommodation. The accommodations’ office has the task to check and inspect the assigned accommodation in order to guarantee the quality and the fulfillment of student requirements. Lodging is available to students from the Sunday prior to the course start date (from 12.00 noon) until the Saturday (10.00 am) after the end of course. (Extra days must be requested at the time of enrollment and will be confirmed based on availability). Accommodation includes: sleeping facilities, required meals, bed linen and blankets, water, gas and electricity use.
Host Family Placements: Staying with a family is an excellent choice for students who want to know and understand the real Italian culture, and to practice the language out of the classroom as well. All Italian families live in the town center, just a few minutes walking from the school. Students can choose a single or double room with just breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner).
Apartment Shares: This is ideal for those who prefer to be independent. All the apartments have an equipped kitchen and are situated in the town center just a few minutes walk from the school. Students stay in a single or a double room (if traveling together), sharing the kitchen with the other students. An independent apartment rental is also possible on request. Shared or private bathroom options available.
Studio Apartments: Single or Double occupancy fully furnished studio apartments. Located in the town center just a few minutes from the school. Limited availability!
Accademia Italiana Salerno – Accommodation Prices 2019 and 2020:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Family Stay: Single room, breakfast:||$207||$389||$571||$729||$182|
|Host Family Stay: Single room, Half board (breakfast and dinner)||$316||$608||$893||$1,167||$292|
|Shared Apartment: Single Room, no meals, use of kitchen||$194||$377||$547||$717||$180|
|Shared Apartment: Single Room, Private Bath, no meals, use of kitchen||$316||$608||$851||$1,070||$267|
|Studio Apartment: Single Room, no meals||$365||$680||$980||$1,260||$315|
A limited number of host families offer private bathrooms at additional cost (USD 58.00 per week).
Families offering special diets (gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegan) are available at additional cost (USD 52.00 per week).
Note: Double room rates in host families and apartment shares are available only for two students traveling together. Please contact us for pricing.
Hotels: Prices vary depending on hotel category, room type and season. Prices available upon request.
Accademia Italiana Salerno – Activities:
The Accdemia Italiana school staff and teachers organize social activities every day: seminars and workshop about Italian culture, city tour, films, etc. Most cultural and recreational activities are included in the cost of the language course. Students only pay for the entrance fess to museums, cinemas or theatres, for public transport, guides and for evening meals in restaurants. On the first day of the course, students receive full information about the city, the activities and the facilities at the school.
Tasting Visits: The Accademia Italiana organizes special guided visits to local lemoncello, mozzarella di bufala, olive oil factories. Visits are followed by final tasting of typical products. These visits take place in the afternoon all year round and they take at least 2 hours each.
Once a week the school organizes special dinners in nice restaurants where, for a special price, students with their teachers and Italian friends can taste typical dishes while practicing Italian.
The school also organizes regular optional excursions to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri, Sorrento, Positano, Naples and Caserta. All the excursion are accompanied by a teacher or with expert guides. These excursions are optional and offered at extra cost. Pricing for excursions will be available at the school.
Airport Pick-up: School arranged transfers from the Naples airport or the Naples train station are available upon request and at additional cost: Price: USD 122 each way between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, and USD 142 each way between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.