1 When is the deadline to enrol on the course?
There is no enrolment deadline- you can enrol the day of the course if you want to. However, clearly the sooner you book your course, the more time there is to organise your course and your stay in Cagliari.
2 How can I get a student visa?
If you come from a country in the European Union you don't need a visa. If you come from a country out of the European Union and want to stay for a maximum of 3 months, you will need a tourist visa.
If you want to stay longer, have a look at this site www.esteri.it which explains the particular situation for each country.
After enrolling and paying the deposit we will send you a letter of enrolment with the course dates and the number of hours you will study.
3 When should I arrive in Cagliari?
We recommend that you arrive the weekend before your course starts.
4 How can I get to my accommodation when I arrive in Cagliari?
The school organises a transfer service from the airport, port, bus station or train station to your accommodation. If you prefer there are taxis and buses.
5 When should I leave my accommodation?
Students generally leave their accommodation the day after the course finishes but it is possible to extend your stay.
6 Can I extend my course once I have arrived?
Yes you can! You can extend your course for as long as you want. You can also change the type of course you are doing.
7 How far away is my accommodation from the school and the city centre?
Most of the accommodation is just a few minutes walk away from the school and the city centre.
8 Can I change my accommodation if I don't like it?
We are sure that you will be fine but should you have any problems we will help you to find a solution and if necessary change your accommodation.
Is the price of the electricity, gas and water included in the price of the accommodation?
Yes, the price includes all bills.
What time should I be at school on the first day?
If you choose the group option you should be at school at 9 a.m.
What time are the lessons?
If you are enrolled on the Standard course your lessons will start at 9.15 am and finish at 13.00 pm. If you are enrolled on the Standard Plus course you will do lessons from 9.15 am to 1.00 pm in the morning and 1 individual lesson from 2 pm to 2.50 pm in the afternoon. If you do a Standard Super Plus course you will do group lessons in the morning, like the Standard course, and 2 individual lessons in the afternoon from 2 pm to 3.40 pm. Times may vary.
Times of "Duo" and Individual lessons are decided by the students and the school together.
How long does a lesson last?
One lesson hour lasts 50 minutes.
What does the enrolment fee pay for?
The enrolment fee includes the course material, the accommodation-finding service, the certificate at the end of the course and all the things mentioned in the page concerning our services.
When can I start my course?
You can start a group course any Monday of the year. (Courses for complete beginners start on the first and third Monday of the month.)
Duo courses and individual lessons can start at any time and can be as intensive as you wish.
How old are the students at the school?
We organise courses for children and adults. We have students of all ages.
How many students are there in a class?
The average size is 6 students.
How can I find out my level of Italian and how will I be placed in the right group?
Before starting your course, if you are not a complete beginner, you will do a test so that we will be able to place you in the right group.
What if I find that my level is different to that of the group?
If, after starting the course, it is clear that the group is not the right one for you you will be transferred to another group.
Can I use internet at school?
You are welcome to use internet for all the time the school is open from 9 am to 8.00 pm. You can use our computers or bring your laptop and take advantage of our wi-fi connection.
Can I borrow books in Italian?
Yes, you are free to borrow books from our library.
Will I get a certificate at the end of my course?
Yes, at the end of the course you will be presented with a certificate declaring the level of Italian you have reached based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
How can I get around Cagliari?
CTM buses cover all the city centre where the school is located; the Poetto beach and the suburbs of Cagliari.
Is there a bus stop near the school?
Yes, there is a bus stop just a few steps from the entrance to the school.