Accademia Leonardo Salerno

Introduction

Italian language schools in Italy, Amalfi Coast, Salerno

Italian language school in Italy Accademia Leonardo is a lively culture center, welcoming hundreds of students of Italian language of every nationality who wish to begin to study and learn Italian in Italy and perfect their knowledge of the Italian language, while at the same time, want to experience Italian lifestyle in one of the most recommended destinations in our country, The Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy. The primary goal of the school is to increase the value of studying Italian and encourage Italian language and culture with the help of our teachers who have been selected on the basis of their dedication, professionalism, communication skills, and personality. The primary purpose of the school is to enhance, promote and spread Italian language and culture from southern Italy to all over the world.

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The School

Language laboratory

A vast range of audio and videotapes are available to the students free of charge, in order to perfect phonetics and practice the use of Italian language structure.


Reading room

In the afternoon the library is available for students to read and study. In addition to the reading room, there is a room available where students can watch Italian TV programs and films.


The ideal place to study

For many years, Accademia Leonardo has been a lively cultural center, welcoming hundreds of students of every nationality who wish to begin and perfect their knowledge of the Italian language, while at the same time, want to experience the Italian lifestyle in one of the most recommended destinations in our country. The primary goal of the school is to increase the value of and encourage Italian language and culture with the help of our teachers who have been selected on the basis of their dedication, professionalism, communication skills, and personality.

Accademia Leonardo is situated in a historic noble building in the center of the City of Salerno. One side of the school overlooks the city’s botanical garden and Theatre Verdi, while the other side views the Gulf of Salerno and the Castle of the Prince Arechi. The location of the school is ideal for restaurants, pizzerias, shops, and beaches just a few steps away. Accademia Leonardo welcomes students into a warm and familiar environment. Our classrooms, colored and decorated with fresco paintings, create a cheerful and enthusiastic atmosphere ideal for learning a new language. Each classroom is furnished and equipped with modern multimedia.


Multimedia room

Students have free access to a multimedia room where they can surf the web using the school's computers or their own connecting to our Wi-fi LAN.


Our Teachers

Our teachers are trained in teaching Italian language and culture, with a specialization in teaching Italian to foreign students. They are young, dynamic, enthusiastic, and always available to meet the needs of students. Through the use of reading newspapers and literary materials, listening to dialogues and songs, and watching films, our lessons are conducted with the diligence of our students in order to master their linguistic abilities. Students are actively involved and maintain attention so that they receive the highest level of learning experience possible. The dedication of our teachers is carefully supervised to ensure that each student's learning experience coincides with their expectations


A wonderful experience

The primary goal of our courses is to create a communicative competence that will allow students to express themselves using the Italian language in the appropriate context in an efficient and coherent manner. Our courses guide the student to utilize the Italian language beyond the context of the classroom and prepare them to interact in everyday situations. After the first day of class, the student will get in touch with the language and will be encouraged to participate in numerous activities proposed by our teachers. Thanks to the interactions in our group class, students actively participate in the lessons taking on the leading role in their learning experience. Our courses do not neglect grammatical structures but teach them to be used for the purpose of communicating and expressing oneself.

Immediate application of vocabulary and grammatical structures to real-life situations is key to our method. The needs of each student are at the center of instruction. Each teacher takes on the role of the facilitator, helping students apply what they've learned, allowing them to "make the language their own." Dialogues are not pre-arranged and memorized, but rather initiated by students based on authentic everyday situations.


School activities


Lunch and dinner with...

During the low season, the school organizes weekly lunches prepared by the teachers for the students. During the summer, however, dinners and social activities are held outside of school. Our gatherings provide a great opportunity for students to socialize with other students and the school's staff. Our culture courses are based on two pillars of Italian tradition: Mediterranean cuisine and ceramics.


Italian cooking course

A plunge into authentic traditional Mediterranean cuisine, an ancient art that contains the secrets of our grandparents, our cooking course is based on the work and preparation of “homemade pasta” –gnocchi, fusilli, tagliatelle, orecchiette – and sauces. Dishes will be demonstrated and prepared by our teachers together with the students. After each lesson, students will enjoy the plates they have prepared. The course is held throughout the year. Each lesson will have a minimum of 2 participants, and will not exceed 10.


Ceramics decoration course

Our ceramics decoration course offers lessons on the theory of contemporary visual arts, in relation to ceramic paintings. Students will follow the techniques illustrated throughout the lesson and practice decorating and painting on ceramic material. Lessons are taught by a professional ceramic instructor.



Culture

Excursion and activities

The school organizes guided visits throughout the city of Salerno as well as other major tourist destinations such as Vietri, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Paestum, Palinuro, Ercolano, Pompeii, and Napoli. Students will also be given the chance to take the only guided visit where it is possible to see up close how our regions famous Mozzarella di Bufala is produced.


Salerno

Between history and sea

Salerno is situated on a coastline that spans 200 km from Positano to Cilento, encompassing the culture and land of the Mediterranean allowing one to immerse themselves in the noble traditions of the South of Italy. With a mild climate, beautiful beaches, artistic treasures, regional landscapes, and far from mass tourism, Salerno is an ideal destination for those who wish to study Italian and enjoy a pleasant vacation. Equipped with everything necessary to be an urban city, Salerno is at the same time a place to relax and find oneself. The city is full of many cultural and tourist attractions that can be enjoyed walking along the cities small but vivid Centro Storico – “old town.” The generosity, kindness, and willingness of the locals will add to a pleasant stay creating an unforgettable experience. The city is capable of satisfying the needs of tourists of all ages. On the one hand, there are many bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and discotheques where young people crowd around until the late hours of the night. On the other hand, the city offers rich cultural programs for adults such as outdoor concerts, exhibitions, theatre, festivals and cultural manifestations.

Additionally, Salerno is a strategic point where one can visit important tourist destinations. The city is just 15 minutes away from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, 30 minutes from the important archaeological site of Paestum, and about 50 minutes from Naples and the island of Capri. All destinations are easy to reach by means of public transportation.


The Amalfi Coast, the Divine Coast

The Amalfi Coast is part of the bell-shaped coast that overlooks the Gulf of Salerno. The coast, given the name “La Divina” for its landscape and superb beauty, is an elegant tourist destination that attracts lovers of the sea, the sun, and young people in search of a good time. The scenery of the coast is characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea. The coast is full of small seafaring villages that preserve natural treasures and artifacts. We advise you to discover this miraculous angle of paradise beginning with Vietri Sul Mare, a village famous for its ceramic shops, followed by Cetara’s fisherman’s village noted for its Colatura di Alici. On the road to Amalfi, you can’t miss Maiori, Minori, the medieval Atrani, and Ravello with its marvelous gardens hanging over the sea.

The last leg of your journey of the coast will end with Amalfi. Walking through the maze of paths, you will feel like you are walking in the Repubblica Marinara, the first Italian Republic of the Sea after the fall of the Roman Empire. The journey ends in Positano, a village of small white houses erected on the rocks of the coast, offering the opportunity to shop in the famous boutiques of “moda Positano” while enjoying the beauty of the sea.


Study Italian in Italy at your best with our officially recognized school

Italian language school Accademia Leonardo is officially recognized by the Italian local Authorities for Education (Provincia di Salerno - Assessorato alla Scuola - Provincial Borough for School - and Major House of Salerno). Accademia Leonardo Italian schools are recognised by the Swedish Institution for study abroad programs (CSN) and is a CILS examination center recognised by the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia", and also is a DITALS authorized center, the training program for teachers who want to teach Italian language, recognised by the Università di Perugia. Also, Accademia Leonardo is a partner with schools of Italian in Rome and Italian language school in Florence.

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