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Solemar Academy, Cefalù, Italy

4.8/5

Rating: 4.8/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Top rated school facilities

Solemar Academy

The language school Solemar Academy was founded in Cefalù, Italy in 1986. Located in a newly renovated building, just one hundred meters from the beach and the historical centre.

The school address is: M.C. Tomasini 5, 90015 - Cefalù, Italy (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILSEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalRegione Sicilia, University of Perugia, University of Siena, University of Palermo

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Italian teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

30
5
5
5
10
5
10

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Palermo.

Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi:
140 € pick up
260 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 24 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Italian Courses

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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € 180 171 340 323 490 466 635 604 775 737 915 870 1055 1003 1195 1136 -- -- --
Price in US$ 191 361 520 674 822 971 1119 1267 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 350 333 690 656 990 941 1290 1226 1590 1511 1890 1796 2190 2081 2490 2366 -- -- --
Price in US$ 372 732 1050 1368 1686 2004 2322 2640 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 330 314 640 608 940 893 1235 1174 1525 1449 1815 1725 2105 2000 2395 2276 -- -- --
Price in US$ 350 679 997 1310 1617 1925 2232 2540 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 12:45  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 255 243 490 466 715 680 935 889 1150 1093 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 271 520 759 992 1220 -- -- -- -- -- --
Students can choose between these 1-week topics:
ATTUALITÀ ITALIANA - daily readings of newspaper, debates, social and political topics
MAFIA E ANTIMAFIA - stories, readings, videos and testimonies
MUSICA E CANTAUTORI - listenings, lyrics analysis and debates about italian "cantautori"
CINEMA ITALIANO - watching of videos, movies, interviews about Italian cinema
RACCONTI D'ITALIA - literature, tales, stories, poetry, and legends about Italian history
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in € 400 380 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 425 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 07 Mar. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 17 Oct. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 2700 2565 3000 2850 3600 3420
Price in US$ 319 637 955 1273 1591 1909 2227 2545 2863 3181 3817
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 200 190 400 380 600 570 800 760 1000 950 1200 1140 1400 1330 1600 1520 1800 1710 2000 1900 2400 2280
Price in US$ 213 425 637 849 1061 1273 1485 1697 1909 2121 2545
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1400 1330 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1485 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 790 751 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 838 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in € -- 940 893 1390 1321 1835 1744 2275 2162 2715 2580 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 997 1474 1946 2412 2879 -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- 700 665 1000 950 1300 1235 1600 1520 1900 1805 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 743 1061 1379 1697 2015 -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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Language Plus Activity
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 500 475 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 531 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 14 Mar. 2020, 10 Oct. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Solemar Academy, Cefalù can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 33 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Airport transfer (optional):
- Palermo Airport: EUR 85 (one way) - Catania Airport: EUR 140 (one way)

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 2200 2640 220
Price in US$ 246 492 737 983 1228 1474 1719 1965 2456 2947 246
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Shared Apartment, Solemar Academy, Cefalù - 1
Not included:
- City tax: EUR 1 per night.
- Electricity: EUR 0.30 per KW/h.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240
Price in US$ 268 536 804 1072 1340 1608 1875 2143 2679 3215 268
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Extra meals can be arranged for EUR 7-10 per meal
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350
Price in US$ 391 782 1172 1563 1954 2344 2735 3125 3907 4688 391
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
The studios are located in the old town and might have quite steep stairs.
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per day: 10 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 420 840 1260 1680 2100 2520 2940 3360 4200 5040 420
Price in US$ 469 938 1407 1875 2344 2813 3282 3750 4688 5625 469
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
The studios are located in the old town and might have quite steep stairs.
Price extra night:
60 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per day: 20 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 160 320 480 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160
Price in US$ 179 358 536 715 893 1072 1250 1429 1786 2143 179
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Not included:
- City tax: EUR 1 per person per night.
- Electricity: EUR 0.30 per KW/h.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 27 Jun. 2020 - 05 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 €
Fee for late check-in (after 9 pm): EUR 20.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Diving1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Horse riding1 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music 
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.8/5.0

Rating: 4.8/5.0

City

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 2.5/5.0

2.5/5.0 
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Students liked about Solemar Academy, Cefalù
Welcome routine; great teacher; teacher responds to student preferences; small classes; weekly social events.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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!
Excellent staff.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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.
The relaxed, friendly attitude of both the students and staff. The social events organised by the school were also great.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
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.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Very clear organization, classes in line with the level of students, the quality of teaching.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation

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    FAQ about Solemar Academy, Cefalù

  • Italian courses at Solemar Academy start at 167 € for Learning While Working course with 25 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Solemar Academy
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: CELI Exam Preparation Combined Course
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi (140 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Solemar Academy varies from 1 students (One-to-One) to 9 students (Standard Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Solemar Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Solemar Academy comes from Germany with a 30% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (10%) and USA (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Solemar Academy offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 32 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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