All enrolments are subject to the following General Conditions, which become legally binding on acceptance of enrolment by ACCADEMIA ITALIANA (Salerno)
1. a. All Language Group Classes run Monday to Friday except on official Italian public holidays. On their first day students must be at school by 08.30. One lesson lasts 45 minutes. Group lessons are usually held in the mornings, however occasionally (high season) these group lessons may be scheduled in the afternoon. Individual lessons are generally held in the afternoon.
The number of lessons includes the placement test and the final exam, as well as the final feedback. There are 6 different levels (A1-C1) and completion of a 4-week course does not guarantee advancement to the next level. In the rare event that a student is the only one for a particular level after taking his placement test, his tuition will be converted to private one-to-one lessons, reducing the lessons by 50% . In the event that there are only 2 or 3 students for a particular level, tuition will be reduced by 25% (ex: 3 semi- individual lessons instead of 4 group lessons a day), given the more intense nature of a small class size.
After having started, it is possible to change the course, but only with a more intensive course and not the opposite, respecting the whole period of attendance previously booked. If a student does not attend or wants to shorten his/her course after the course has begun, lessons subsequently lost cannot be made up and tuition fees will not be refunded.
All students starting the Course on a Non Starting Date will be placed in a study-group which has already started previously. In this case, we strongly suggest that the student also books a Super intensive course for the first week order to make up for all the units lost.
Individual classes are usually scheduled in the afternoon.
1.b. Italian Courses Online include 2 different options: 10 or 20 online lessons. Each lesson lasts 60 minutes. Before enrolling, students get a first trial lesson free. Online lessons are individual classes and timetable is usually agreed with the students. However the minimum attendance is 1 online lesson per week and 2 / 3 lessons per week are highly recommended in order to get the most of the course. The full payment of the Italian online course package, by bank transfer, is due in advance and before starting the course ( for more details about the bank details, please refer to n.5 of this document).
Online Course Package of 10 classes must be taken in maximum 10 weeks and in maximum 20 weeks for the package of 20 Italian classes. If a student doesn't connect with the teacher at the scheduled time, lesson will be considered lost and it cannot be made up in different days. It is possible to cancel the lesson and to make up for it with a 24 hours notice that must be send in a written form to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If a student doesn't send a written message to inform the school about the cancelation, the lesson won't be made up.
Accademia Italiana guarantees that all teachers are native speakers and highly qualified. Students are assigned to a particular teacher according to teachers' timetable and to the organization of the school but always respecting students' needs. When a student buy a new package of lessons he/ she is not automatically assigned to his/her previous teacher. The school can assign a different teacher according to teachers' availability and school needs.
When a teacher is not available for a lesson, school can replace him/her with another teacher with the same qualifications in order to avoid any inconvenience for the client.
1.c. Special Programs include tuition and the activities specified. They take place with a minimum of n. 4 participants on fixed dates. In the rare event that there are only 1 to 3 students for a particular program, therefore the minimum not being reached, tuition can be converted to private individual or semi- individual lessons, reducing by 25-50% , given the more intense nature of a small class size. Otherwise participants can join a general group course attending 100% lessons. The possibility of being included in the exclusive group of a specific program, justifies the difference in the cost between these special programs and general courses. Activities will however be guaranteed.
1.d. All Italian Art and Culture Courses are combined with General Language Courses and start on Mondays. Group Lessons generally take place for an extendable duration of 1 week for 4 lessons per week in the afternoons with a minimum of 4 participants. These courses can be booked in advance in our enrolment form, In the event that there is not the minimum number of participants of n. 4 for a particular Course, tuition fee will be converted to private 1-to-one or semi-individual lessons: with n. 1 participant, lessons will be reduced by 50% ; from n 2 to n. 3 participants, lessons will be reduced by 25%.
1.e. Teacher Training Courses run from Monday to Friday except on official Italian public holidays with a minimum number of 4 participants. Lessons are usually held in the mornings, however occasionally (high season) these group lessons may be scheduled in the afternoon. One lesson lasts 45 minutes. Preparation Courses for DITALS certification consist of 30 hours of lessons in 1 week. As far as "Glottodidactic Course" is concerned, conditions are the same as language courses (see above). In the rare event that a participant is the only one for this course, the tuition will be converted to one-to-one lessons, reducing the lessons by 50% (ex: 2 individual lessons instead of 4 group lessons a day). In the event that there are only 2 or 3 participants classes will be reduced by 25% (ex: 3 semi- individual lessons instead of 4 group lessons a day, given the more intense nature of a small class size).
1.e. Internship Program includes an Italian language course which is compulsory for at least 4 weeks. It is not possible to book the Internship without the language course. The Internship is unpaid working experience in different professional fields. The minimum duration of the Program is 4 weeks and the maximum is 24 weeks. It is possible to attend the Italian language course for the whole duration of the Internship. In this case, the Internship experience will be scheduled in the afternoon or evening. Students can choose the professional field where they would like to make their internship experience before their enrolling. A CV and a questionnaire will be given to them in order to help our staff to look for an unpaid working experience which is more suitable for the client. Once started the Internship or once the school has informed the student about the place and the company where he/ she will do the Internship, it is not possible to change it . In particular it is not possible to change the place of the Internship once the student has already accepted it.
A change of the company and typology of Internship is possible but it will have an additional cost of Euro 400.
Finding lodging is a service reserved only to all students who are regularly enrolled and who attend one of our courses. Accommodation is booked from h 12.00 on the Sunday before the starting date of the course until h 10.00 on the Saturday after the course. Extra days must be booked in the enrolment form as extra accommodation arrangements. However, it is not possible to take up the accommodation earlier than the Saturday before the starting date of the course and to stay later than the Sunday after the end of the course.
All the available accommodation has been selected by a Housing Office, according to our Inspection Scheme for cleanliness, comfort, and location. All lodgings meet with the standard level of quality and convenience and are regularly checked. All details about accommodation will be communicated to students or agents about 2 weeks before the starting date. In case of complaints, students must inform our administrative office in written form within the first week of staying and our secretary will inform the Housing Officer, who will do his/her utmost to find the best and most satisfying solution, taking into account the student's fully justifiable reason and the availability of an alternative accommodation.Accommodation fee is never refunded after having booked the lodging for the whole period required.
3. PICKING-UP SERVICE
This service must be booked at least 1 week before the start of the course. All last minute changes or delays in flight arrivals must be immediately communicated directly to the private transfer Company. Telephone number will be provided with the confirmation of the service.. Any changes or cancellation can be confirmed to the Secretary of the School 48 hours before the students arrival. This service cannot be cancelled later than 48 hours before your arrival. The students must give written notice to the school of their time and day of arrival no later than 48 hours before . Therefore, upon receiving the accommodation address, agents or students have to contact the school (fax or e-mail) to communicate the date and time of arrival in order to punctually arrange this service. If there is no previous communication, the transfer service will not be guaranteed. The school is not responsible if students or agents do not follow the stated conditions. Students arriving directly in Salerno station can take a taxi or public transport to get to their accommodation where the landlord or a member of the family will be waiting for the students to welcome them and to give them any information concerning the accommodation. In case of delay, the student must contact the landlord directly.
A non-refundable downpayment of Euros 160 is required to secure reservation for courses and training. The downpayment can be made by cash, bank transfer or international postal order. All bank expenses are charged to the students, so an additional € 10 will be added to the downpayment of € 160.
The rest of tuition and accommodation fees must be paid in full by cash or by bank transfer on the first day of attendance otherwise the student will not be allowed to attend his/her course. On the first day of attendance, students are given a copy of their bill to be paid. Those who send the total payment by bank transfer before arriving in Salerno are asked to provide the school's administrative office with the bank's receipt of payment on their first day of attendance.
5. CONDITIONS OF PAYMENTS
Payments can be made by cash, bank transfers, International checks. No credit cards are accepted. All bank transfers must be made in favour of:
Account name: ACCADEMIA ITALIANA
Account number: 30011128
Bank name: Banca di Salerno-Credito Cooperativo
CAB: 15201 ABI: 08561
via S.Baratta, 92 - Salerno
84124 – Italia
Students must clearly specify the name and the course in the bank receipt
6. CHANGES OF BOOKINGS, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
The school reserves the right to levy an additional administration fee to cover the costs of any change for courses or accommodation after we have booked and confirmed the registration. It is possible to upgrade the course for a more intensive course during the stay but downgrading is not possible. The school must be informed immediately of any requested changes or cancellations in written form.
6.a Refunds prior to arrival.
The downpayment of 160 euros is not refundable after an enrolment has been accepted and the school has sent confirmation for the enrolment in the course. For changes or cancellations communicated earlier than 15 days before the arrival the downpayment of 160 euros will be credited for a future course within 12 months after the original starting date. For changes or cancellations communicated in less than 15 days before the arrival, the downpayment of euros 160 will not be credited for any future courses.
6.b Refund after course start date.
If a student does not attend or shortens his/her course after the course has begun, tuition fees will not be refunded. No refunds are allowed for a delayed start or premature departure. Tuition is never refunded due to absence from class and study hours subsequently lost cannot be made up.
Students who are not EU citizens who want to enrol for a period exceeding 3 months need to make a request for an Entry Visa for Study Purposes to the Italian Embassy in their country. Accademia Italiana will issue a Certificate of Enrolment to students who apply for this entry visa, only after receiving the total fee and only for the duration of the course booked. If the visa application is rejected by the Italian Embassy, after receiving the Certificate of Enrolment, the student has the right to receive a reimbursement of the total amount less Euros 160 (+ bank charges) for administration costs. After having obtained the entry visa, it is not possible to cancel or change the dates of courses. Once in Italy, every non-EU student must request a Staying Visa "Permesso di Soggiorno" from the local Police (Foreigners Office) within 8 days of their arrival. Accademia Italiana takes the responsibility to inform the Authorities in case of no-show for 3 consecutive days, without any justified reasons.
8. ACCIDENT AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
We advice students to take out a medical and personal insurance before leaving their home country. Citizens from the European Union are entitled to free medical care in Italy if they hold an E111 Form which can be obtained from their local health authority in their home country. Citizens not of the European Union must conform to the requirements issued by the Italian Government. Details can be obtained at their local Italian Embassies.
9. RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
If a student wishes to complain about any aspect of the school and its services, the complaint must be made in the first instance to the Administrative office in writing which will try to find an adequate solution. In the event that the matter is not resolved, the student or agent must make a complaint in writing to the Director of the school. Such complaints will be taken into consideration provided that:
- The complaint is received by the end of the course
- The complaint has been officially made in written form
- The total amount of courses and accommodation have been settled in full.
Accademia Italiana is not held liable for any accident, damage, injury to persons or property however caused. The school is not held liable for theft, damage or loss of objects within the school or within the spaces used for extra activities and within student accommodation. Furthermore, the school is not liable in the event of the school being unable to supply services to which it is contractually bound resulting from causes outside the school's control such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, government actions, pandemics, and like. Refunds will not be made in such circumstances.
11. POLICY ON HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION
Students at Accademia Italiana come from more than 30 different countries and the school is committed to providing with a working and learning environment that is free from all forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination.
The School makes all students and employees aware of the policy forbidding harassment, bullying and discrimination
and their responsibility to comply with the policy. This policy is clearly stated in our terms and conditions so students are perfectly aware of it and accept it. Appropriate action, which may include warnings and dismissal/disciplinary proceedings for serious or repeated offences, may be taken against any student or employee who violates this policy.
Staff and students of Accademia Italiana are committed to treating everyone equally and without discrimination.
12. VALID PRICES
Price lists in brochures and on our website are valid from January 1st until December 31st. of this year.12.
Accademia Italiana reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory at the discretion of the Director, whose decision is final. There will be no refund for fees in cases of expulsion.
14. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS REGULATION
All enrolments are subject to the above mentioned General Conditions, which become legally binding on acceptance of enrolment through electronic and/or signed registration form or any written form of registration (also through agencies and representatives), the applicant tacitly agrees to accept these General Conditions.
15. PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Students, by accepting these terms and conditions and by subscribing to this enrolment form, authorize the school to use the photos and the videos taken during the course or during the leisure activities for promotional use.
16. AUTHORISATION OF DATA
All enrolments are in accordance with the art. 10 of Italian Law 196/2003, therefore students, by subscribing to this enrolment form, authorize Accademia Italiana to utilise their personal data, statements and pictures for promotional reasons on the web within and outside the school.