Learn Italian in Salerno
Salerno is an excellent destination to learn Italian in Italy. It is a vibrant city situated directly on the Amalfi coast in the south of sunny Italy. Salerno`s picturesque deep blue Mediterranean bay is perfect for those who love to experience that Mediterranean charm combining modern life with a spirit of ancient times! When you study Italian in Salerno you can take a tour and discover the remains of the rich ancient culture. First the Greeks and then the Etruscans and the Romans came and left many architectural and artistic treasures that you can still marvel at today. Did you know that the forerunner of our modern day university was first founded here? The medical school was one of the most important educational institutions in Europe and made many significant contributions to the development of modern medicine.
The municipality has renovated and beautified Salerno to ensure that the visitors and residents have an appealing city life. There are enchanting parks, restored churches and many ancient monuments that you can enjoy while you take an Italian language course here. Salerno offers a diverse range of cultural activities and a lively nightlife for both young and old. If you want to choose a location to learn Italian, the Mediterranean temperatures here are an attractive alternative to the cool summer nights and icy winters common elsewhere in Europe.
The language school offers trips to the surrounding areas, that you can enjoy with the other participants and learn outside the classroom. You can discover the legends, traditions and lifestyle of the southern Italians. You have the chance to practise your Italian by speaking to the friendly local people. The area is a designated world cultural heritage site because of the enchanting scenery of the Mediterranean coast, with its hills, natural parks and caves, where nature awareness and cleanliness are considered highly important.
The broad range of language and cultural activities in and around Salerno offers something for every language course participant. You can practise and learn Italian during the excursions, relax by the sea with an Italian book, or use the sport and leisure facilities in the area and come into contact with the locals.
Our School Location
The school building is in a fantastic location directly on the palm-lined seafront promenade on the Mediterranean bay of Salerno and provides you with a very exclusive Italian learning experience. You can stroll from the school in the heart of the Bay of Salerno, along the waterront or in the shade of a landscaped palm-lined avenue to the harbour. The Cattedrale di Salerno and the city centre is just 5 minutes from the school. If you prefer not to walk through the town, that's no problem. The bus stop is just around the corner.
Our Italian language school in Salerno is located in a building which is nothing short of an architectural masterpiece and you are immediately surrounded by the melodic rhythms of the Italian language. We attach great importance to the outstanding quality and the teaching skills of the staff at our Italian language school.
Our language school in Salerno is recognised as an official examination centre for the Italian Certificates DITALS, CILS and CELI. The school is extremely popular for those who want to take Italian courses because of the competence and reliability of the teaching staff and the wide range of activities and accommodation options. The excellent facilities at the school provide a thoroughly modern learning environment. There are 14 classrooms where the lessons take place and you can learn through interactive methods in the multimedia room, which is equipped with computers and Internet. If you would like to experience the Italian language and culture through films, there is a video library with a wide selection of films that you can watch in the school`s cinema room. There is also a well-stocked library of books for those who enjoy reading.
Our school in Salerno is recognised by numerous organisations for its high quality of training. The school is a member of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), an international network of language schools with high quality standards and extensive services and activities for various target groups. Membership of the ASILS (Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda) guarantees high-quality Italian language training from qualified and experienced teachers.
"The building was dreamlike; my two teachers in basic and intensive course were outstanding, likeable and totally patient; the course was splendidly mixed regarding the age structure and the nationalities. Moreover the two ladies at the front desk, Tiziana and Veronika, were always helpful, whether it was relating to excursions or departures (train, ferries). I am totally enthusiastic and look forward to the next course."
"I loved the school and the teachers and students. The teachers were excellent and they supported me a lot. I enjoyed going to the school every morning and speaking with everybody and because of this I learned a lot of Italian. Even the staff on reception new all of us by name."
"I really liked the school and I learned a great deal."
"I really enjoyed Salerno. The atmosphere was very pleasant and all the teachers were very nice. The course was a great experience and I had a wonderful time."
"There are very few tourists in Salerno – and I liked that. The teachers at the school were all very professional and helpful. We spoke and laughed a lot together and I am sure I'll come here again."
"I had a wonderful apartment in the centre near the school. I am very satisfied. I really improved my Italian during the four weeks I was here. I would like to come back here soon."
You can choose your Italian language course in Salerno according to your individual needs. Do you want a standard Italian course with 20 hours per week or a more intensive language learning programme with 30 lessons? Maybe you are a beginner, or you have a basic knowledge of the Italian language or you want to improve your already advanced Italian language skills even further.
All the Italian courses are divided into different levels with between 4 and 10 participants in each group. You can learn Italian effectively in small groups with other participants of the same language level as you, and the small size and the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of the classes, allows the teacher to focus on the individual needs of each participant. The teachers use modern teaching methods that aim to help you learn Italian that you can use in everyday life or in your profession. The course is guaranteed to be varied and exciting through the use of multimedia tools and audio-visual teaching methods.
Course Dates and Info
The special internship programme at our Italian language school in Salerno offers you the chance to improve your Italian and immerse yourself in a working environment in Italy. After a minimum of four weeks on an Italian language course, you will be able to gain practical work experience in an Italian company that operates in a field of business that interests you.
These internships can be completed in a variety of industries, such as: tourism, hospitality, language schools, restaurant, retail, textile and leather industries, arts and crafts, architecture, engineering, law, social and intercultural work. We carefully select the right internship for you and plan an internship programme for you bearing in mind your personal interests, your skills and experience and your Italian language level. The school will help with issues such as residence permits and agreements with the employer. The unpaid internship programme includes the extra cost of accident insurance. At the end of your internship and on the successful completion of your Italian course, you will receive a certificate of participation showing your Italian language level and the work done during the period in the Italian company.
To participate on the internship programme in Salerno you must have finished secondary education and either have a university degree or experience of working in the chosen field of work. We also require a CV and brief cover letter in either Italian or English. Your Italian should be at an intermediate level. The internships in Salerno can be for a period of 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 weeks.
We offer comfortable accommodation in the city centre of Salerno to help make your language course here a success. There are several accommodation options available to choose from depending on how you would like to spend your time here while you are on your language course. Accommodation in a host family is the most suitable option if you want to experience authentic Italian and practise your Italian around the clock even after your language course. You could opt for accommodation in a shard apartment if you would like to live together with fellow course participants and be relatively independent.
If you would prefer to stay in a hotel in Salerno we can arrange this for you. We have a selection of hotels where you can stay at a specially discounted price during your Italian language course. No matter which accommodation you choose, you will be close to the centre and able to reach the school on foot within 20 or 25 minutes. The `Housing Office` is here to take care of the well-being of the students and to provide a high quality of accommodation. Accommodation is available from Sunday before the course starts until the Saturday after the course ends.
Accommodation in a shared apartment is the right choice for you if you want to be independent and live together with other students. The shared apartments are very popular with young learners who want to combine an Italian language course with independent life in the apartments in the company of other students.
The atmosphere in the shared apartments lends itself well to organising evenings of cooking together, theatre visits, visits to museums and planning other cultural activities. Additionally, you can try your Italian out with your flat mates on the Italian courses, which is normally easier than in the classroom or with other Italians. You have the choice between a single or a double room and you share the use of a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. The apartments are centrally located and you can reach the school in a few minutes.
We can also recommend the accommodation in a "Comfort Apartment". In this accommodation, each room, whether a single or double has its own private bathroom. The apartment is located in close proximity to the school, only 6 minutes walk away, in the heart of Salerno! The apartment is newly renovated and the rooms, bathrooms and common areas are very nicely decorated and modernly furnished.
Staying with a host family in Salerno is the most effective way to practise and improve your Italian while you are on an Italian language course. Through communication with your Italian host family you can use your language skills and constantly learn new words and special expressions relating to Italian daily life.
Your host family can help you to develop your knowledge of Italian, and you might also get insider tips on cultural in the area or find out what you can do in Salerno. Maybe you could even take your hosts on a sightseeing tour of Salerno yourself. When staying with a host family, you have the option of a single or double room, and can choose between bed and breakfast or half board.
Our language school in Salerno offers many leisure time activities, where you can practise your newly learned Italian. The teachers will inform you about regional and cultural topics that are supported by interesting excursions and outings.
The participants will also often have the opportunity of going out for dinner together and you can practise your Italian with your teachers and colleagues by chatting in a relaxed atmosphere while you enjoy the Southern Italian cuisine. You can go on tours of production facilities for regional culinary delights - for example, Limoncello, buffalo mozzarella or olives. You can even take part in the production process and get a subsequent tasting. At the start of your language course in Salerno, the school provides an orientation session pointing out the most important things about the school, leisure activities and life in Salerno.