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Solemar Academy

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Via M.C. Tomasini 5 , Cefalu (view map)
100% (13 reviews)

About Solemar Academy

Solemar Academy of Cefalù is definitely the place for dynamic audience. The town is distinguished by its renowned tourist hospitality, beautiful beach and cultural offer.

Our school is accredited by:
- Italian Ministry of Education
- University of Perugia
- University of Siena
- University of Palermo
- Bildungsurlaub
- CVCL as CELI Examination Center


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.
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, with 5 bright classrooms 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/

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Art history
  • Literature
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
  • Film
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • Historical sightseeing

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • Shared Apartment

Sports

  • Hang gliding
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Riding

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer

Courses

General Italian

99% 10 Reviews

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.

Italian Exam Preparation

0% 0 Reviews

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.

Italian Academic preparation

0% 0 Reviews

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.

Business Italian

100% 1 Review

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.

Italian online

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Tailor made Italian courses

100% 2 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Brochures

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Solemar Academy

Russian Federation   

studied General Italian

Bellissimo Italia

Beautiful school and wonderful teachers.
They helped to overcome the language barrier, not to be afraid to speak with mistakes and have fun on vacation.
I recommend, you will not regret!!!

posted 4 months ago

Solemar Academy

Russian Federation   

studied General Italian

Обучение в удовольствие

В этой школе в свое время я начала учить язык с нуля и теперь заканчиваю магистратуру в итальянском университете. Моими преподавателями были Джулия, Марко и Джузеппе. Высокий уровень преподавания, крутые досуговые программы и очаровательный Чефалу!

posted 4 months ago

Solemar Academy

Germany   

studied Business Italian

Top Sprachschule für Bildungsurlaub

Wir haben 2016 unseren Bildungsurlaub in Cefalu bei der Solemar Academy gebucht: Perfekter Sprachkurs in einer 4er Gruppe mit an unseren Wünschen angepasstem Unterricht. Wir kommen wieder!

posted 4 months ago

Solemar Academy

France   

studied General Italian

Une initiation au top

Nous sommes venus en Sicile pour faire un séjour moitié ludique moitié studieux et nous n'avons pas été déçus ! Les professeurs sont tous très gentils et très compétents avec beaucoup de patience .
Cefalù est une ville magnifique et idéalement située près des iles Éoliennes pour des belles excursions.

posted 4 months ago

Solemar Academy

Canada   

studied General Italian

Highly recommended

We thoroughly enjoyed our time taking our first steps in Italian. Our teacher was very experienced and our course was prepared and taught in a very professional manner, according to internationally set standards. The classes challenged us at our level, and the instructor's approach was always positive and encouraging. We highly recommend the school. And Cefalu is the icing on the cake – in any season.

posted 4 months ago

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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

Solemar Academy

Germany   

studied Tailor made Italian courses

2 Monate Sprachkurs in Cefalù - eine unvergessliche Erfahrung
Die zwei Monate, die ich vergangenes Jahr in Cefalù verbringen konnte, waren eine unvergessliche Zeit und eine wunderbare Erfahrung. An der Solemar habe ich in dieser Zeit einen Standard Gruppenkurs besucht. Die Gruppengröße lag zwischen 3 und 6 Schülern. Mein Ziel war es in dieser Zeit mein Sprachlevel von B1 auf C1 zu steigern und dieses habe ich erreicht. Vor dem ersten Tag wurde ein Einstufungstest durchgeführt, um die Gruppen dem Level entsprechend zusammenzustellen. Während des Unterrichts wird sehr stark auf die Wünsche und Interessen der Schüler eingegangen, sodass es nie langweilig wird, man sich jeden Tag aufs neue auf die Schule freut und viel Spaß hat. Die Lehrer sind sehr sympathisch, freundlich und sie geben einem immer das Gefühl willkommen zu sein. Cefalù ist die perfekte Kleinstadt für einen Sprachkurs, egal wie lang dieser dauert. Aufgrund der Größe findet man sich sehr schnell zurecht und die Einheimischen sind wahnsinnig freundlich und hilfsbereit. Man kommt sehr schnell mit Ihnen in Kontakt und hat so ganz leicht die Möglichkeit das Gelernte außerhalb der Schule direkt anzuwenden. In diversen Restaurant und Bars kann lecker gegessen und getrunken werden und natürlich das Meer, der Strand, die Sonne und... Gelato. Fazit: Ich habe sehr viel gelernt, mich wohl gefühlt und würde die Schule und Sizilien für einen Sprachkurs jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

posted 5 months ago

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