Learn Italian in Salerno, Italy
Salerno is ideally located, right on the Amalfi coast, with beautiful towns such as Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi just a short drive way. Salerno itself has escaped mass tourism, and is therefore ‘authentically Italian’, with a beautiful historic centre, as well as long seafront promenade, with magnificent views over the Gulf of Salerno. Due to Salerno’s marvellous year-round climate, people here enjoy the ‘typically Italian’ outdoor lifestyle which this beautiful weather makes possible. Where better to learn Italian than in somewhere so Italian, in such a beautiful location and virtually untouched by mass tourism.
Our school in Salerno
Our Italian language school in Salerno is located in the centre of the city, on the seafront promenade, in one of the most beautiful streets in Salerno. The school is in an antique ‘Palazzo’, a magnificent and well preserved historic building, giving several of the classrooms incredible sea views over the Gulf of Salerno. All accommodation is within waling distance of the school.
|Lesson length:||45 mins|
|Number of classrooms:||14|
|Average class size:||10|
|Course materials included:||Yes|
|Average number of students:||Summer (85) - Winter (40) per week|
|Affiliations:||IALC, University for foreigners of Siena – Examination centre CILS, DITALS, University for foreigners of Perugia - Examination centre CELI, CIC, DILS|
|Included in fees:||Seminars and workshop about the Italian culture, city tour, films.|
|Typical activities:||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.|
|Paid activities:||Excursions to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri, Sorrento, Positano, Naples and Caserta, entrance to museums, cinemas or theatres, for public transport, guides and for evening meals in restaurants.|
|School closed on:||01/01, 06/01, 21/04, 25/04, 01/05, 02/06, 15/08|
Christmas holidays: 22-12-2014 to 27-12-2014
You can learn Italian on a ‘Standard’ Italian language course of 20 lessons/week, with a maximum of 10 students/class (average of 7 - 8 students/class). Or, if you want to learn as much Italian as possible during your time in Salerno, take the ‘Intensive’ Italian course of 30 lessons/week.
There is also a ‘Super Intensive’ course, combining the ‘standard’ Italian course with 5 private lessons/week.
Our school in Salerno also runs an ‘Italian Cookery’ course, as well as a ‘Business Italian Course’, which students can take in addition to their ‘standard’ or ‘intensive’ course.
Our Salerno school arranges accommodation in shared student apartments, for students who wish to mix with other students and cook for themselves. Alternatively, our school offers accommodation in carefully selected Italian host families, with bed and breakfast, or half-board (2 meals/day).
Staying in an Italian host family helps you learn Italian, as well as being a great way to meet Italians and discover the Italian way of life.
Our Salerno school organises an extensive cultural program, including guided walks around Salerno, weekly dinners for students and teachers in picturesque local restaurants, cinema and theatre trips, Italian film evenings in the school, as well as discussions in the school on social and political events in Italy. There are also weekly full-day excursions to Amalfi, Positano, Cetara, Sorrento, Pompeii, as well as to other locations along the coast.
How to get there
The best way to get to Salerno is to fly to Naples Airport (50 kms. from Salerno). From Naples there are regular direct trains to Salerno. Our school can arrange for you to be met at Naples Airport and taken to your accommodation in Salerno. Alternatively, our Salerno school arranges free transfers from Salerno Railway Station, for students arriving by train.
I'd rather be in Salerno!
I’ve been studying at a really nice school in Salerno, in the South of Italy. Originally I wanted to study in Rome but the cost of the course put me off and I decided that the location of Salerno, on the Amalfi Coast, was perfect for a summer course (in fact it’s only just over 2 hours by train from Rome so I managed a weekend visit in any case!).
The city itself is not huge, but there is plenty going on, open-air concerts (usually free!), evening walks along the seafront, local festivals where you can taste the typical food and drink from that village and plenty of great bars and restaurants. It’s amazing how many people are around in the evening – that’s when the city really comes to life in the summer!
The course was very good. Our teacher was very patient.
Salerno was a fantastic place to study italian. The school was fantastic and the teachers were so enthusiastic and cleearly loved what they do. Staying with my host was a wonderful experience, this lady is wonderfully warm and very funny.
The course was excellent. The two teachers were brilliant and it was down to them that everything was so good.
The course was very good and the teachers were very friendly. My accommodation was alco very good. Everything was a great success!
The teaching style was great, the same as the spanish courses in mexico and costa rica. The teacher was excellent.
The course was excellent. The teacher was very good and had a structural and flexible approach to maximise the learning of both grammar and communication.
Our stay was wonderful, the teachers were motivating and very polite, [and also] very patient and positive.