John Clements

L’Accademia, Ascoli Piceno – “a language school with the personal touch”.
L’Accademia is a gem of a language school, based in Ascoli Piceno, an interesting, beautiful, historic city, the capital of the Marche region of Italy.
The staff at the school are dedicated to imparting to their students a knowledge not just of the Italian language but also Italian culture. The tuition is flexible and can be arranged in small groups, or individually. Depending on interests, extra activities can also be arranged. The discussion session with the Director is always interesting because of her extensive knowledge of all things Italian. My partner and I have returned to L’Accademia three times now, previously in group sessions of five people each time and it was interesting to meet other students with different experiences . This time there were just the two of us but the lessons were very enjoyable – but also intensive! – and increased our confidence in speaking Italian.
Ascoli is a fascinating city which is off the main tourist trail and so provides an experience of the true Italian way of life. It is well placed for a holiday because of its close proximity to the mountains and the beautiful Adriatic coast. There is always something going on, including a variety of cultural events, and there is an archaeological museum and several art galleries.
The welcome we receive at L’Accademia keeps us coming back to Ascoli