I have just returned from a week’s Italian course at l’Acanto Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana in Puglia and was delighted with all aspects of the teaching. I have studied Italian before and since my level did not correspond with the other students at the school, I was lucky enough to have one-to-one lessons with Michela, the owner and main teacher at l’Acanto. The lessons were carefully planned to meet my requirements and the teacher went out of her way to find interesting, stimulating and varied materials covering all four language skills. She was always ready to explain any queries I had regarding language issues I had, and gladly offered suggestions about local shops and places to visit; in fact, Michela and her staff will accompany students to major places of interest in Puglia. The school is small, friendly and welcoming – an ideal atmosphere for improving/learning Italian. In addition, the school is situated in the beautiful ‘centro storico’ of Mesagne with lots of small restaurants and shops and narrow streets to explore. Fees are reasonable and I look forward to returning for classes during my visits to Puglia.

Gerald Y., Teacher – British Council, Colombo, Sri Lanka,