student testimonials

“L’Acanto è una piccola e simpatica scuola di lingua e cultura italiana, ideale per la gente che ha bisogno delle buone e pratiche conoscenze nella lingua italiana in breve tempo come noi due per lo studio all’università. Noi abbiamo fatto molti progressi e possiamo raccomandare l’Acanto.”

DAGMAR and GOTTWALD B., Leonberg, Germania,

My 3 month stay in Mesagne was, overall, the longest and the best of the 5 Italian language schools I have attended.

The 2 teachers guided me in the Italian language, grammar and culture.

The classes were small and personalized to benefit my beginner plus level.

My twice weekly phonetics class helped me with my Texas accent and to pronounce syllables with more accuracy. Once a week, the School director utilized off campus excursions, throughout the area, to acquaint everyone with the local wine, cheese and olive oil making as well as architectural and historical sights.

On weekends, I felt comfortable to use the trains and buses for sight seeing in other small towns and transportation was dependable.

My apartment was modern, comfortable and my padrona was very attentive and kind.

The school L’Acanto was a true immersion into La Lingua e La Vita Italiana.

Lynn (Lina) P. Dallas Texas USA,

“I enjoyed very much the month I spent studying at L’Acanto. I have studied at four language schools in Italy and L’Acanto was definitely the most enjoyable.

The Italian lessons with our teacher were fun: we had many interesting conversations about Puglia and Italy, talking about politics, schools, language, health care, how to tell jokes, history, food, and so on.

I also liked Mesagne. It is a small town with a charming Centro Storico. It was near the end of the Roman Appian Way, but its history goes back further, to the 8th century BC. “

Ralph Alpert, retired lawyer from Santa Cruz, California

“I’ve just spent a month inMesagne. My Italian is fairly elementary, but my teacher at l’Acanto school is an excellent teacher, I’ve made speedy progress in terms of fluency, broadening my vocabulary and being able to successfully negotiate real-like situations, such as booking a train journey from Brindisi to Paris in Italian! The local people in Mesagne are very helpful and friendly, and this also helped my conversation skills. “

Ian W., English Teacher, Randalstown, Co.Antrim, N. Ireland,