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Rating: 4.4

4.430 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ASILS (Associazone della Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by EDUITALIA

Located in the centre of the city, on the seaside and on one of the main streets with pubs, clubs and restaurants. More

Course Categories (19)Accommodation (3)Facilities (8)
Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
520€ 498€
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Rating: 3.5

3.52 reviews

Rating: 3.5

3.5
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Rating: 2.5

2.5
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Situated in a historic noble building in the centre of the City of Salerno with restaurants, pizzerias, shops and beaches just a few steps away. More

Course Categories (12)Accommodation (3)Facilities (11)
Standard Italian Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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490€ 469€
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What our students said about Salerno

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Salerno feels safe and has a beautiful Old City. The beach closest to the school (Santa Teresa?) is ok, but a bit dirty and frequented by rather dodgy people. But there are nicer beaches to the east of the city center, and the beaches of the Amalfi coast can be easily reached by ferries ('traghetti') or by bus. The problem with the public buses is that they don't stick to the schedule, and especially in the evenings, there's a risk that they never show up (this happened to me and several other students at the Accademia Italiana in various places on the Amalfi coast).

Ute Anna
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The city is a lovely place to do a course. It has great transport links to get there and it's not too touristy but enough that there are plenty of museums etc.

Margaret
New Zealand

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Salerno

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Very friendly and helpful staff (all of them), good teaching, convenient location.

27 January 2020
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

Margaret
New Zealand

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

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.
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.

12 November 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 56 years

Vidal
Spain

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Good teaching, the friendliness of the staff and the excellent location of the school.
I have nothing but praise for the school.

17 September 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Susan
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

What I liked most about the school: the location, the teachers and the helpful administrative staff
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.

16 August 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Ute Anna
Austria

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

I really enjoy the teaching style of my teacher and the full immersion in class settings and outings.
I would highly recommend it

8 July 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years

Lisa Anne
Canada

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The people at the school are welcoming and friendly. The teachers are very good.
The accommodation was generally good but some of the facilities need some attention e.g. the shower.

8 January 2019
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 65 years

Evelyn
England UK

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Very personalized classes within the needs of the class.
Best school in town, according to classmates who tried another.

4 December 2018
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 38 years

Carolina
Brazil

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Very well organised, friendly and inklusive.

1 November 2018
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years

Marianne
Norway

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

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.

22 July 2018
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Cindy
Belgium

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

Good atmosphere
Value for money not optimal

16 April 2018
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Silke
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

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.
A very good school, particularly suited to people who wish to combine improving their Italian with having an excellent holiday.

13 November 2017
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 72 years

Richard
England UK

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The atmosphere of the school is very familiar and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

11 September 2017
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 56 years

Brigitte
Austria

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The Accademia building is great! Teaching is intensely, the teachers very sympathetic and attentive.

19 June 2017
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 47 years

Malya
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

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.
wide range of language levels within one class was frustrating at times.

25 November 2016
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Dorothy Marilyn
Canada

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The quality of teaching
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.

1 August 2016
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Denise
Switzerland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The teaching methods, teachers and staff
I will definitely come back

30 June 2016
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 0 years

Zhanna
Russian Federation

Rating: 3.5

3.5 | 2 reviews

The school was across the road from a beautiful park.
There were no social activities. Or if there were I wasn't aware of them. Due to there being only 1 other student there wasn't a social feel. The teachers, although they were lovely, were not very inclusive. The organisation and the reception aspect of the school was fantastic. However. Classes were very short during the morning 9:15/9:20 - 11:20/11:30. This meant I missed out on 5 additional hours for the week. Because of this I felt my learning was limited

25 May 2016
Course: Standard Italian Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Jenny
Australia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 30 reviews

The teachers, the teaching, everything is perfect!!!

24 November 2015
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

Dorota
Poland

Key Facts about Salerno

Salerno: Salerno is a lively port town but is quickly acquiring a relaxed and open Mediterranean atmosphere. If you can see past the eye sore that is the port you can enjoy trekking and boat trips and also some relaxation thanks to the regions many thermal baths and spas. For the history lover and explorer there are museums, parks, architecture and medieval churches and neighbourhoods to discover, and in the centre of town is Salerno Cathedral, built on the ruins of a Roman temple. You´ll also find a tree-lined seafront promenade which is widely considered to be one of the cheeriest and most attractive in all of Italy.

Population: 126,000

Elevation: 4 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Campania, Provincia di Salerno

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1707 USD)

Salerno quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (32 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: February

Average course price per week (High season): 291 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 222 €

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Italy average):3.90 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type C
    • Plug Type F
    • Plug Type L
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

    Arrival Airport

    Naples International (NAP) - 48 km. from Salerno city center

    Public transportation to city center:

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    Every 20 minutes, 22,00 €, 60 minutes.

    Main stops: Naples Airport, Naples + Napoli Centrale, Salerno

    3 per day, 15,00 €, 90 minutes.

    Main stops: Napoli - Capodichino Aeroporto, Torrione - Posidonia Santelmo

    Taxi: 80 €, 48 minutes drive to city center of Salerno

    Direct international flights from:
    • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
    • Ireland: Dublin
    • USA: New York John F. Kennedy

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      FAQ about schools in Salerno

    • 469€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an Italian course in Salerno. The average cost of a language course in Salerno is 260€ per week.
    • Students rated the activity program at Accademia Italiana as the best.
    • Accademia Italiana has received the best overall rating in Salerno.
    • Accademia Italiana, located in Via Roma 39 has been voted as the school with the best location in Salerno.
    • Accademia Italiana was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Shared Apartment' at Accademia Italiana is the best rated accommodation in Salerno.
    • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Italy is 4.5 weeks.
    • Students rated Salerno with 4.7 stars out of 5.
    • In Salerno electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F, L.
    • Best airport to arrive to in Salerno is Naples International (48.3 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Salerno.
    • In Salerno the following courses are offered specifically for business Italian: Business Group.

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