choose Live Language Salento?
As we are
a small school, we work closely with our students and guarantee
support and availability throughout their time here. We are
aware that learning a language isn't always easy and so we
are patient and understanding with students who encounter any difficulties,
helping then to overcome their doubt and uncertainty. Outwith
the school, the people are friendly and happy to communicate. The
various festivals which take place throughout the year are evidence
of the "joie de vivre" of local people and provide
students with the opportunity to speak Italian and to be in constant
contact with the language and culture.
can I start a language course?
It is preferable
to start the course on the dates specified in the Calendar.
Courses normally commence on the first day of the week. If you are
not able to start the course on the specified date, you should contact
If you decide to attend a private course, you may choose a start
date that suits your own needs.
time do the lessons start?
at 9.00 am with a break from 11.00 to 11.30 and continue until 13.30.
does the placement test consist of?
On the first
day of the course students are required to sit a placement test.This
allows us to determine the student's level in the relevant language.The
test consists of a short written piece and a brief interview and
lasts approximately 1 hour. Students who have no prior knowledge
of the language are not required to sit this test and will begin
the lesson at 9 am.
do I need to bring to the class?
You need a
pen and a notebook. We provide the teaching materials, however if
you would prefer to buy the course book, it is available at a reduced
price of 18.
does the enrolment fee include?
fee is 70 and includes: welcome brunch, placement test, teaching
materials, certificate of attendance and one guided tour of Salento.
Upon receipt of this fee, the student will receive a discount voucher,
valid for 1 year, which will entitle them to a 5% discount on future
do I need to pay for the course?
The payment must be settled on the first day of the course and can
either be made with cash or by credit card.
must I pay for my accommodation?
This depends upon the type of accommodation you have selected. Generally
it has to be paid within one week of your arrival.
I don't like the accomodation, can I change it?
Yes, but you will need to inform the school at least one week in
I need to bring bedding or towels?
No, these will be provided.
is included in the accomodation price?
Electricity, water and gas are all included in the rent, however
telephone bills are not included. If you are living with an
Italian family, the laundry of linen and towels will also be included
in the price but any personal laundry will be the responsibility
of the student. You will have access to a washing machine for at
a cost of 3,00 per load.
is the general cost of living in Salento?
The cost of living is generally quite low throughout the year, particularly
if you stay inland. However, around July and August it is
possible to notice a slight increase in prices, especially in tourist
is the climate like?
It is generally warm and sunny in this part of Italy. The frosty
temperature and constant rain of the North are rare here. The summer
period lasts from April to October and during the hottest months
of July and August, the temperature ranges from 30° to 38°C.
is there to do in my free time?
In Salento there is a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes
and budgets. During the summer months, there is much to be
discovered by the sea; boat trips, sun-bathing, sports and
night clubs which are open until all hours. Throughout the
rest of the year, you can explore the rural landscape, dine out
on some of the most delicious cuisine Italy has to offer, go horse
riding or attend the many concerts and open-air theatre productions.
can I get around?
During the summer season, there is a highly effective transport
service which will allow you to visit the many interesting and beautiful
parts of Salento, giving you the freedom to discover the area without
restriction. For timetables and operator information see Links.
should I check before leaving?
Here is a list of things we suggest you
to check before your departure:
- Valid passport or identity card
- Tickets and reservations
- Insurance documents
- Money, travellers cheques and credit cards
- Personal medicine or medical prescriptions
- E111 form (for citizens from EU countries)