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Reviews of Accademia Italiana, Salerno, Italy

Total number of reviews: 31
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 31 reviews of former students of Accademia Italiana
Overall Rating
Accademia Italiana, Salerno, Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
City

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.9

3.9 
Shared Flat

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
other ---

Individual Reviews

Accademia Italiana
3. Nov. 2020
1. Petra (55 years)  
101. Course:  Bildungsurlaub Course (40 lessons/week) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

24. Jul. 2020
2. Heleen (53 years)  
102. Course:  Standard 20 [Italiaans] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Accommodation
Executive Shared Apartment.

Rating: 5/5.0

27. Jan. 2020
3.  (52 years)  New Zealand
103. Course:  Standard 20 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very friendly and helpful staff (all of them), good teaching, convenient location.
12. Nov. 2019
4.  (56 years)  
104. Course:  Standard 20 [Italiano] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Executive Shared Apartment.

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The staff, they are all friendly and competent. Teachers (mostly women) are patient and understanding and they seem competent and motivated. Time flies in class (2 hours, break, 1 hour) and there are quite a few social activities in the afternoon. But these activities are enough for a month. If you intend to stay longer, you will finish all the activities.
Other comments:
It could be refurbished, especially the toilets. Classes can hold up to 10 people but with all the material it is hard to fit 10 people in there. I think they should only place 5 o 6 adults in each class. Chairs and tables need to be changed, and they should paint the walls and change the lights. The decorations seems old. The staff is so nice and so competent that the rest is not that important. The general lounge is a bit empty.
17. Sep. 2019
5.  (66 years)  Switzerland
105. Course:  Standard 20 [Italian] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good teaching, the friendliness of the staff and the excellent location of the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Be careful when choosing accommodation as the old town of Salerno is very noisy. Check this out before reserving accommodation.
Other comments:
I have nothing but praise for the school.
5. Sep. 2019
6. Marina (52 years)  France
106. Course:  Standard 20 [Italien] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

22. Aug. 2019
7. Susanne (49 years)  Austria
107. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

16. Aug. 2019
8.  (41 years)  Austria
108. Course:  Standard 20 - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Executive Shared Apartment.

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
What I liked most about the school: the location, the teachers and the helpful administrative staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
For many trips - especially to the Amalfi coast - it is much cheaper and more relaxing to go there on your own by ferry or bus. The schedules of the ferry and bus companies are all online. When you go e.g. to Amalfi on a school-organised trip, you usually go back on an earlier ferry so that you have little time to go swimming or explore the place at your own pace.
Other comments:
The teachers are great but the (presumably management-imposed?) focus on grammar rather than on specific topic-centered vocabulary seems a bit outdated to me.
8. Jul. 2019
9.  (51 years)  China
109. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I really enjoy the teaching style of my teacher and the full immersion in class settings and outings.
Other comments:
I would highly recommend it
11. Jun. 2019
10.  (63 years)  Sweden
110. Course:  Standard 20 [Italienska] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
My teacher, Guiia.
28. May. 2019
11. Patricia (40 years)  Canada
111. Course:  Standard 20 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

20. May. 2019
12. Alice (30 years)  United Kingdom
112. Course:  Standard 20 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

8. Jan. 2019
13.  (65 years)  United Kingdom
113. Course:  Standard 20 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The people at the school are welcoming and friendly. The teachers are very good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It is worth going on the cultural activities as you learn about the city and Italy in general. Also you get to know your fellow classmates.
Other comments:
The accommodation was generally good but some of the facilities need some attention e.g. the shower.
4. Dec. 2018
14.  (38 years)  
114. Course:  Standard 20 [Italiano] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very personalized classes within the needs of the class.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
In the afternoon you can enjoy small walks in the nearby towns. Would highly recommend Amalfi and Ravello.
Other comments:
Best school in town, according to classmates who tried another.
30. Nov. 2018
15.  (65 years)  
115. Course:  50 plus - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Relaxed atmosphere in teaching.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
It is worth taking part in the apprenticeship program outside the school
Other comments:
Good teachers
1. Nov. 2018
16.  (67 years)  
116. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very well organised, friendly and inklusive.
22. Jul. 2018
17.  (45 years)  
117. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The lessons were of a good level. Many opportunities to meet other students. The school is located in a city that is not extremely touristy. You have the opportunity to go on various beautiful excursions.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Amalfi coast, several places that are worth visiting.
16. Apr. 2018
18.  (45 years)  Germany
118. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Minerva Garden
Other comments:
Value for money not optimal
13. Nov. 2017
19.  (72 years)  United Kingdom
119. Course:  Standard 20 [Italian] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The school had a large number of students of various ages when I was there in October. As a result, there were classes for all levels of Italian, and there were many activities organised by the school in addition to the classes. Teaching was of a high quality. The school organised visits to Pompeii, various parts of the Amalfi Coast and other places of interest both during the week and on Saturdays.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Salerno is relatively cheap for eating out by the standards of other Italian cities. It is also a very attractive smaller city. There is a small beach, where you can swim, not far from the school.
Other comments:
A very good school, particularly suited to people who wish to combine improving their Italian with having an excellent holiday.
11. Sep. 2017
20.  (56 years)  Austria
120. Course:  Intensive 30 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The atmosphere of the school is very familiar and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
guided city tour on mondays
7. Aug. 2017
21.  (13 years)  
121. Course:  Junior Summer Camp (11-16 years) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The involvement of the teachers, and from Angela and Fabiola. We came from Dallas, Texas for camp and because of these people, the experience was lovely.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
That there is an option to attend school in Salerno as well and family lessons.
Other comments:
This was an outstanding experience all around and we will come back!
19. Jun. 2017
22.  (47 years)  
122. Course:  Sprachkurs Italienisch A1-A2 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The Accademia building is great! Teaching is intensely, the teachers very sympathetic and attentive.
26. Nov. 2016
23.  (73 years)  Canada
123. Course:  Standard 20 - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good teachers
25. Nov. 2016
24.  (57 years)  Canada
124. Course:  Standard 20 - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Medium sized, non-touristy city that has everything you need. Excellent variety of afternoon activities from free seminars to movies to cooking lessons to tours of nearby cities or even Pompeii. Regular weekly lesson structure with unit tests on Fridays.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Renato's tour of the Old City Pompeii
Other comments:
wide range of language levels within one class was frustrating at times.
1. Aug. 2016
25.  (64 years)  
125. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The quality of teaching
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
A visit to the tourist office to be notified on cultural offer of the city the school giving no information about it and even seems not to be informed of what is happening in its own city!
Other comments:
Leisure activities are expensive, unattractive and almost exclusively focused on the " food." Some examples: the visit of the city tells us less than we would have done with only a brief guide to the hand (the oldest church was closed and the school has not organized a special opening for us); the screen for movies is a television screen and the school has not managed to install it properly; Furthermore, the screening was preceded by no prior explanation; we really felt the school staff did as little as possible. I can compare because I was staying in Tropea last year. There, the staff was committed much to make us love the place. I only have seen the director of Salerno for a few seconds. In Tropea, the manager was always present, knew each one of us. We have not received either practical information about the city (bus tickets, etc). Well, except as a result of culinary apprenticeship excursions, no common meal or drink was organized to allow new students to know the others (in Tropea, two hours of introduction followed by a shared meal). In short, this aspect of the school was disappointing and it is even more distressing that Salerno is a fascinating city that deserves much more than its reputation.
30. Jun. 2016
26.    
126. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teaching methods, teachers and staff
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Great school, great location, the opportunity to travel after school (there is the railway station, port)
Other comments:
I will definitely come back
24. Nov. 2015
27.  (52 years)  Poland
127. Course:  Standard 20 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers, the teaching, everything is perfect!!!
6. Oct. 2014
28.  (60 years)  
128. Course:  Intensive 30 - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The location of the school was very convenient. The facilities were fine.
Other comments:
The school seemed overly interested in making money from excursions. The afternoon excursions were over-priced and not worth the money. The front office staff were not very helpful or friendly.
12. Aug. 2014
29.  (16 years)  Switzerland
129. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Nice teachers, very interesting lessons, weekend-trips to Pompeii and Vietri
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
trip to Pompeii
17. Jun. 2014
30.  (73 years)  
130. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The availability of the staff
19. Jun. 2012
31.  (52 years)  
131. Course:  50 PLUS PROGRAM - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The central location right next to the sea
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Trip to Amalfi
Other comments:
They should offer another teaching method for students who only stay for 1 or 2 weeks.

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