Solemar Academy

Via M.C. Tomasini 5 - Cefalu

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Solemar Academy of Cefalù is definitely the place for a youthful and dynamic audience. The town is distinguished by its renowned tourist hospitality, beautiful beach and vibrant summers, but Cefalù is much more. It is a cultural and artistic centre nestled in a unique landscape. Art and music festivals animate the town all year round. The sea, the “Rocca”, the Madonie nature reserve, the Aeolian Islands - which are less than two hours away by boat - the splendid Arabic and Norman style Cathedral, and many other things make Cefalù the ideal place to stay for your language holiday. The biggest strength of our school is, without a doubt, our team: young, international, lively and, of course, very knowledgeable. The methods used by our teachers range from “task-based” to the communicative method. All are excellent at giving students tools to learn the Italian language in an intuitive, friendly manner. The courses we offer vary in duration and intensity. The survival course provides the language tools needed to survive in a foreign country. The standard course consists of 20 hours per week in a group setting. The combination course is the standard course with an additional 5 hours per week of individual lessons. The business course is designed to be more demanding (this course is officially recognized as Bildungsurlaub in almost all the German Länder) and consists of 20 hours of group lessons plus 10 hours of lessons per week. Lastly, it is also possible to build an individual package based on your particular needs and how many hours you desire. In Cefalù classes are usually held in the morning at our school on Via Fermi, which is a stone’s throw away from the beach. The school has recently been renovated turning it into an open inviting place, where our students feel at home. Our courses - Standard course (20 units per week) - Combined course (20 units in group + 5 private units per week) - Business course (30 units per week) - Survival course (9 units from Monday to Wednesday) - One to One (ideal for CELI exams preparation) - One to Two - Learning while working (4 weeks of Combined course + 4 week of internship) - Italian and volunteering (2 weeks of Combined course + 2 week of volunteering in a WWF center) - Skype lessons - E-learning lessons Free time What differentiates us from other schools is the care we devote to making our guests’ stays the most pleasant possible. Our program of activities is rich and carefully selected. On Monday, after the division into groups and classes, Valerio, our young director, will lead you through the streets of the village in what he calls a “semi-serious tour” to discover Cefalù’s best kept secrets. In the following days there will be films and cooking classes in the vibrant garden of Villa Caterina, and unique excursions to Palermo by day and by night, to the pristine and virtually unknown ruins of Solunto or the deepest part of Madonie Reserve with our special Sicilia sconosciuta. What's more? Mount Etna and Taormina, Siracusa, Erice, le Saline and San Vito Lo Capo, Monreale, Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples and the Scala dei Turchi, the islands of Stromboli, Panarea, Vulcano, and Lipari are just some of the other destinations that you can discover with us. And also many other activities such as boat trips, snorkeling, paragliding, kitesurfing and scuba diving. You definitely should come and visit us! Accommodation We offer different types of lodging to meet all of your needs. Single and double rooms in apartments with other students, entire apartments at our beautiful holiday house Villa Caterina, apartments in the historical center of the town, hotel rooms and more. Falling in love with Sicily is simple, but it is even more so if in addition to appreciating the natural and artistic beauty, you are able to immerse yourself into Sicilian culture and interact with the people living here. We look forward to taking the first steps of your Italian journey with you. For further information please take a look at the school's website http://solemar-academy.com/en/

  • Hiking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Art history
  • Literature
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Film
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • Historical sightseeing
  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • Shared Apartment
  • Hang gliding
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Riding
  • Airport/Station transfer

  • Brochure_Solemar.pdf

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Solemar Academy

Ireland   

studied General Italian

Stunning place to study Italian

I attended an Italian language course here for 4 weeks last year. It was a really positive experience. My Itaian was really a very basic beginnner level when I began, but over the course fo the 4 weeks at the Solemar, I noticed a big difference. I sat the Celi exam in Dublin last June and passed. A huge part of this I contribute ot the time I spent here studying. The school is really well-organised, and the teachers are very experienced and personable and prepared to cater for students' individual needs. On a personal and social level, I found it a really pleasant place to be. Cefalu in Summer is stunning. It is beside the sea and full of typical Sicilian resaturants etc. The school organise a variety of activities, some of which I participated in and really enjoyed. I met really interesting people here, some of which I have kept in touch with and I am still continuing my Italian studies and hope to return to the Soleamr for classes this Summer and take the Celi 4 exam there in June.

posted 3 days ago

Solemar Academy

France   

studied General Italian

Un 10/10 !!!

Tout d'abord un grand "grazie mille" à mon enseignante de ces deux semaines Eliana, qui a su faire évoluer mon niveau d'italien et reprendre mes lacunes accumulées aux cours des dernières années. L'école, Solemar Academy, est disponible dynamique et offre des conseilles et des activités hors des sentiers battus. Je recommande vivement cette structure et son enseignement qui s'adapte aux différents profiles. En règle général, les "vacances-études" ne sont pas les vacances que je préfère mais après cette expérience, je reviendrai et je recommande !

posted 14 days ago

Solemar Academy

Mexico   

studied General Italian

Recommended 100%

I attended italian classes for a couple of weeks last year. I can recommend it to anyone interested not only in learning italian but also living the southern italian hospitality. The course was well structured, the teacher (Simona in my case) was really really nice and always willing to explain and teach with original methodologies. Everyone in the school were helpful and friendly and the tours organized are worth it. I don't know when, but I know that for sure I will come back!

posted 14 days ago

Solemar Academy

Russian Federation   

studied General Italian

Learning with joy.

Wonderful school. Professional teachers. Friendly atmosphere.
Nice town. Plenty of places where to go and pastimes to do.
I'm sure you will like it.
Vitaly.

posted 16 days ago

Solemar Academy

Italy   

studied General Italian

Recensione

Perfetto

posted 19 days ago

Solemar Academy

Switzerland   

studied Tailor made Italian courses

60 Lektionen Einzelunterricht

Ich hatte 4 Wochen von Mo. - Fr. Einzelunterricht mit 3 Lektionen täglich. Simona, meine Lehrerin, die übrigens auch Deutsch spricht, hat die Lektionen so gestaltet, dass die 4 Wochen wie im Flug vorbei gingen. Wir haben viel über die sizilianische Küche und Gebräuche gesprochen, was mich eben besonders interessiert hat. Sie kennt sich da auch super aus. Valerio und Giuseppe managen die Schule sehr gut und können einem bei allem weiterhelfen. Fazit: cinque stelle! *****

posted 19 days ago

Solemar Academy

Italy   

studied General Italian

Ottima scuola

Ho frequentato un corso di formazione come insegnante di italiano alla Solemar di Cefalu. Scuola molto accogliente, ben organizzata e funzionale.

posted 20 days ago

This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
The Standard courses start every Monday. All classes are arranged according to the CEFR levels. During the course, students can improve their language skills and focus on issues of cultural interest.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate, Basic
Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Location Type: Town/City , Seaside
The Business Course combines the standard course with two extra units of group instruction per day. During these additional hours, students focus on business culture and practices. It is recognized by German institutions for the Bildungsurlaub.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , Seaside
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Class Sizes: One-to-One
The combi course, combines the standard group course with single units (everyday one unit). It is ideal for those who want to prepare the CELI exams.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , Seaside
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students
The Standard courses start every Monday. All classes are arranged according to the CEFR levels. During the course, students can improve their language skills and focus on issues of cultural interest.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
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