The school is accredited by the University of Pisa, and is home to DITALS exams, certification for teaching Italian language to foreigners. Our staff is available to give lessons for individuals or groups, to all those who want to learn the Italian language through the formula of the Holiday Studio in Palermo, Sicily. The team of our school, with the help of our Partners, local tour operators, is also available to organize free time at weekends and throughout the period of the stay with a variety of activities (trips, parties, sports, cooking classes, boating, etc. Italian language courses for foreigners are for all language levels, from beginner to advanced course for the more advanced. Our levels refer to the Common Framework Europeo A1-A2, B1-B2, C1-Advanced. The Attention is focused mainly on Language Spoken in Italy to get in position to tackle a 'wide variety of everyday communicative situations.
International House - Palermo
Welcome to the Italian Department.
If you love Italy and the Italian Language, Sicily is probably the best destination. The real characters and colors of Italy are still vivid in Sicily. Here the weather is always mild and food is everyone's greatest pride!
International House Language Centre was established in 1975 by Pat Durden, the present Director, and has been an affiliate member of the International House World Organisation since 1984. It has also been an authorised centre for the University of Cambridge ESOL English examinations since 1980, and a member of AISLi (Association of Language Schools in Italy) since 1990. In 2002, the school became an official centre for Italian language examinations run by the Università per Stranieri di Perugia. e-mail
Centro Didattico Mediterraneo - Messina
The school faces into the beautiful Naxos bay dominated by the mount Etna. The school is located at 50 mt from the beach. Giardini Naxos was the first Greek colony in Sicily.The touwn is an International resort. From Giardini in possible to arrive to Taormina in a short time and by bus or train is possible to reach important touwns like Messina, Catania, Siracusa and the mount Etna. Our school’s objective is to become a true and complete Italian Cultural Centre open to all. We are an Italian language school for foreigners in where it’s also possible to learn different European languages. The aim is to give our students the possibility to combine an enjoyable holiday period with an extremely interesting and relaxing approach to language and Italian culture. The teaching is based on a comunicative method. This approach allows the student to acquire the language in a quite spontaneous and natural way. “Authentic” teaching manuals and learning materials from our culture and society (magazines, newspapers, videos, sound recordings and music) are used during the lessons. The school gives also the opportunity to take courses of Italian cultural: Sicilian cookery lessons, Italian cinema, theatre for foreigners, history of art, history of the Mafia and of the antimafia, Sicilian myths and legends and Sicilian painting and decorating. In addition the school organizes entertainment activities lake excursions to main artsistic touwn and the Eolian Island. The School offers private accommodation for students who wish to stay within the structure. We also offer the possibility to lodge in independent apartments available for one person or for a couple. email
Babilonia - Taormina
BABILONIA is the oldest Italian language school in Sicily. Our institute is hosting institution for several U.S. Universities and approved by University for Foreigners of Perugia (as CELI exam centre) and University "Ca Foscari" of Venice (as apprenticeship centre for ITALS master degree). Moreover, in 2008 BABILONIA has been awarded the LTM Award for Italian Language Schools in Italy.Together with our Italian language classes, we offer a wide choice of culture courses and extra courses (cooking, wine & food, ceramics, diving, hiking, golf, ect) together with a weekly social and cultural activity program. Accommodation and pick up services are also offered. e-mail