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Reviews of Solemar Academy, Cefalù, Italy

Total number of reviews: 18
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 18 reviews of former students of Solemar Academy
Overall rating
Solemar Academy, Cefalù, Italy

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
City

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Organisation

Rating: 4.9

4.9 
Facilities

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Social activities

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.8

4.8 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5

4.5 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0

5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
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Individual Reviews

Solemar Academy
17. Nov. 2020
1. Georg  (49 years)  
101. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

16. Nov. 2020
2. Agnes (45 years)  
102. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place
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School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Oct. 2019
3. Gisela (78 years)  
103. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

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

16. Jul. 2019
4. Carina (31 years)  Switzerland
104. Course:  Standard Course - 6 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

28. May. 2019
5. Christiane (54 years)  Germany
105. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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Accommodation
Other

Rating: 4/5.0

8. Dec. 2018
6.  (59 years)  Canada
106. Course:  Standard Course - 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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Welcome routine; great teacher; teacher responds to student preferences; small classes; weekly social events.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Climb the rock.
Other comments:
Cefalu is a tourist town - which has many restaurants and shops, but they do go on winter hours or close down at the beginning of November so just be aware. Despite this it’s still a great town!
28. Nov. 2018
7.  (75 years)  Canada
107. Course:  Standard Course - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Excellent staff.
Other comments:
Tours were very informative, well conducted. Italian well suited to level of students. I understood 90% of what was said in class and on tours. Great experience.
30. Oct. 2018
8.  (75 years)  United Kingdom
108. Course:  Standard Course - 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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The relaxed, friendly attitude of both the students and staff. The social events organised by the school were also great.
30. Jul. 2018
9.  (46 years)  
109. Course:  Standard Course - 2 weeks

Overall rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shared Apartment

Rating: 1/5.0

14. Jun. 2018
10.  (63 years)  Italy
110. Course:  Standard Course [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:
I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the dedicated teacher. I learned a lot in just one week and will be back for another week later on this autumn.
3. Apr. 2018
11.  (73 years)  
111. Course:  Standard Course [Italienisch] - 3 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

29. May. 2017
12.  (47 years)  
112. Course:  Standard Course - 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:
Very clear organization, classes in line with the level of students, the quality of teaching.
22. May. 2017
13. Vitalii (33 years)  
113. Course:  Standard Course - 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

21. Nov. 2016
14.  (64 years)  
114. Course:  Standard course + Accommodation - Low Season - 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:
My supportive and friendly teacher, all the staff, and the other students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Choose your season carefully. In November some things in Cefalu were closed. I did not mind but some might prefer to be there in September or October.
Other comments:
This was excellent for me: a small but charming city with a fascinating history and beautiful monuments. The academy made good use of the location. I am a slow language learner but the teacher was tolerant and helpful.
27. Sep. 2016
15.  (63 years)  
115. Course:  Combi - 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:
Very friendly teachers, very good adaptation of teaching/forming groups with the same language level. The courses were very diversified.
Other comments:
The offer of the school, to live in a shared apartment at the Villa Caterina with other students, was ideal for me. It might be nice to rent a vespa or so, since the villa is on a hillside.
3. Jul. 2016
16.  (57 years)  
116. Course:  Survival - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Centrally located. A teacher who spoke clear Italian. Even as beginners, we understood much of what she taught. 3 hours x 3 days is enough if you stay for one week only. As the group was big it as was divided, much to our advantage as we were only 3 students in my group.
25. Jun. 2016
17.  (67 years)  
117. Course:  Standard course - 1 week

Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The welcome on the first day and our great teacher
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Boat trip to Stromboli
Other comments:
A pity that there were not many students there when we were there, it was only me and my husband in the class.
23. Jun. 2016
18. Jan (70 years)  
118. Course:  Standard course - 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


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