Conditions of Enrolment
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.
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. 2 or 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 attended in maximum 10 weeks and in maximum 20 weeks for the package of 20 Italian classes. If a student doesn't attend the class at the scheduled time, the lesson will be considered missed and it cannot be made up in different days. If a student is unable to attend the lesson at the agreed time, he/she has to notice it 24 hours before the scheduled time. If a student cancels his/her lesson with less than 24 hours’ notice or miss it, the lesson is considered as if it was completed. 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 butalways respecting students' needs. When a student buys 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.
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. 50 PLUS program participants could be placed in a general group course of their language level but with younger students, if there are no other 50 plus participants with same language level, or they can ask to turn group course into private individual or semi- individual lessons, reducing the number of as stated above. 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 the other teacher courses are 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 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.
3 Picking-up service
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 payment
ACCADEMIA ITALIANA DI MEMOLI DR. FRANCESCA ROMANA SRL BCC Campania Centro -CRA soc.coop.
Bank account N. 000000403222
BIC/SWIFT: ICRA IT RR AI0
Students must clearly specify the name and the course in the bank receipt
6 Change of bookings, cancellations and refunds
6.aRefunds prior to arrival.
The down payment of 160 euros is not refundable after an enrolment has been accepted and the school has sent the enrolment confirmation. For any changes or cancellations communicated earlier than 15 days before the arrival the down payment of 160 euros will be credited for a future course within 12 months after the original starting date. For any 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.bRefund after course start date.
After the course has started, course fees are non-refundable. Students cannot cancel the booked course and no refund will be given if a student arrives late or does not attend the classes. This includes any period of holiday or illness during the course. No refunds are allowed for a delayed start or premature departure. Tuition is never refunded due to absence from class and classes subsequently lost cannot be made up. Courses fees are non-transferable to any other person.
8 Accindent and medical insurance
9 Resolutions of disputes
- 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.
11 Policy of harassment, bullying and discrimiantion
Staff and students of Accademia Italiana are committed to treating everyone equally and without discrimination.