FAQ

Courses

To get to Assisi?

by train:
http://www.trenitalia.com

by plane, you can reach the San Francesco Airport (15 km from the center of Assisi):
http://www.airport.umbria.it

by car:

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What should I expect to do on the first day of the course?

We will wait for you at 9 am to complete the registration and give you some information about the facilities offered by the school. Beginners start with their course. All other students take a placement test and an interview to ascertain their level.

What is the calendar of the courses?

Beginners start their course as listed on our  calendar (please note the ●). Non beginners can start their course in any of the dates listed on the calendar. Please remember that the course lessons take place form Monday to Friday.

Which method do you use in the lessons?

We use a communicativie and holistic method, our student-centrered approach makese students progress quickly and with a clear understanding of the intermediate learning steps. We use Italiano in and Arte e metodo. In addition to the coursebooks, we offer authentic material. Our courses are designed to give an introduction to Italian culture through literary texts, newspapers, films, works of art, songs, culinary traditions, all designed to give you a taste of Italian language and culture.  From the first day on, at all levels, only Italian will be spoken!

Is the teaching material included in the course price?

Yes, text books are provided by the school and are included in the tuition fee.

What is the teacher’s qualification?

Academy’s teachers have university background in applied linguistics or literature and have attended the teacher training program held by Prof. Angelo Chiuchiù.

Which certificates are issued by the school?

At the end of the course the Accademia issues an attendance certificate.
According to the agreement signed with the Università per Stranieri di Siena  in January 2008, we issue a certificate with:
– the crediting of any credits obtained after having passed at Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi the courses final exams according to the quality criteria of the Siena University centre;
– the recognition of modules completed at ACCADEMIA LINGUA ITALIANA ASSISI.

What happens with a cancellation?

If a cancellation is made 30 days before the beginning of the course, the school refunds the total amount of the deposit (Euro 260).
If a cancellation is made up to 15 days before the beginning of the course, the school retains 50% of the deposit.
For cancellations on a later date, the school retains the whole deposit.

Is there any insurance?

Students are not insured against illness, accidents, theft or loss of personal belongings either at the schools or at the place of accommodation.


Housing

One bedroom flat

Our accommodations are located only in the centre of the city. Max 5 minutes walking distance from the school.
The flats are furnished and the kitchens are supplied with all essential utilities (cutlery, plates, pans etc.).
Costs of heating and electricity not included and are to be paid according to consumption (average cost: winter 70/110 euro per month; summer 40/70 euro per month).

The apartments are cleaned before your arrival. Bed-linens are provided.
There is the washing-machine. There is no telephone in the flats, but you can access the free wifi access of the Accademia and use skype.
Italy uses a 220 Volts/AC system. Plugs may differ from those in your home country and it’s possible that you need an adapter.

Available for the period of one day before the start of the course until one day after the end of the course.
Each extra day costs € 25.
There is an administration fee of € 68 exclusive of accommodation fee.

Single or double room in a flat

Flats are located only in the centre of the city. Max 5 minutes walking distance from the school. Flats are reserved only for students of the Accademia. In each flat kitchen and bathroom are of common use. Double rooms are available for two students who register toghether and ask to share a double room. The flats are entirely furnished and the kitchens are supplied with all essential utilities (cutlery, plates, pans etc.).

Costs of heating and electricity are not included and are to be paid according to consumption. (average costs: winter 70/110 euro per month; summer 40/60 euro per month). The flats are cleaned before your arrival. During the stay, you and your flatmates are responsible for the cleaning of your room and of the rooms used in common (kitchen and bathroom). Bed-linen is provided. Each flat has a washing-machine. There is no telephone in the flat, but you can access the free wifi at the Accademia and use skype. Italy uses a 220 Volts/AC system. Plugs may differ from those in your home country and you may need an adapter. Flats are available for the period of one day before the start of the course until the day after the end of the course. Each extra day costs € 25 for single room and € 15 per person for a double room. There is an administration fee of € 68 exclusive of accommodation fee.

Laundry/bed-linens and towels

There is the washing-machine in the apartments. Bed-linens and towels are provided.

Transfer to the flat

You’ll receive via mail a detailed map and the the owner’s contact information. For those who arrive at Assisi train station we suggest to reach the city centre by bus (there are buses every 15 minutes, ticket price: 2 euro) or by taxi (about 2 km, 15/20 Euro).  Taxis are always available at the train station (or you can call radio taxi Assisi +39 075 813100).


Facilities

Meals

Students who live in flats can use the kitchens and arrange their meals.
All our students get a discount in some restaurants in Assisi. At the beginning of the course students receive our student card and the list of restaurants where they can have a two course meal for 10 Euro.

Is there a wi fi connection?

Yes. You can use for free our wi fi connection.

 

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