Sicily is a unique location in which to study Italian abroad, famous for its relaxed, easy-going lifestyle, marvellous climate and friendly locals. Taormina is a beautiful town, full of culture and history, surrounded by magnificent countryside and lying on the warm Mediterranean Sea, a perfect base from which to explore the rest of Sicily. Our Italian school in Taormina, Sicily, offers a wide range of Italian courses, as well as a ‘Vera Mamma’ Italian cooking course. This is a marvellous study abroad location, not to be missed by anyone wanting to discover the real, unspoilt Italy.
Our school in Taormina
Our Italian language school in Taormina, Sicily, is located in an historic villa, in the centre of Taormina, just 200m from the Greek Theatre. All the classrooms in the school are fully air-conditioned. The school sits in beautiful botanical gardens, which along with the villa are protected by Soverintendenza alle Belle Arti (the national agency for the preservation of arts and monuments). The school has its very own kitchen where cookery lessons are held, as well as a cafeteria for students to get hot and cold drinks and snacks in between lessons.
The school is also a centre for cultural studies, and regularly hosts book presentations given by authors, a Cine Forum and live theatre performances and concerts. In the summertime, the school’s gardens also play host to sculpture and painting exhibitions.
Courses in Taormina
You can learn Italian on a Semi-Intensive Italian language course of 10 lessons/week, a Standard course of 20 lessons/week, an Intensive course of 30 lessons/week or if you want to learn as much Italian as possible during your course in Taormina, study on a Standard Plus Italian language course of 20 group lessons and 5 private lessons/week. You can choose an Examination Preparation Course to study for the internationally recognized CELI Italian language exams.
Italian and Cookery
Students can also attend the standard ‘Italian Cooking Course’, or else the ‘Vera Mamma’ Italian Cooking Course, taught by a real Sicilian ‘Mamma’ and followed by the 3-course meal that the students prepare under her guidance, on the cooking course.
Our Italian language school in Taormina arranges accommodation in self-catering apartments, shared with students from our school, in private studio apartments, in a guest house, or in carefully selected Italian host families. Our school advises students who want to learn Italian as quickly as possible to stay in Italian host families, as the families speak Italian to the students, helping students to learn the language skills they study in class.
Our school in Taormina offers a lively activities programme which is designed to help you discover the local area and culture, as well as help you to meet your fellow students! Some examples of typical activities arranged include lectures and seminars, guided walks, Italian film screenings, theatre and concert trips and excursions to places of interest within Sicily, such as Mt. Etna, Palermo and Syracuse!
How to get there
Our Italian language school in Taormina can arrange airport transfers from Catania Airport, if you would like to be met on arrival and taken to your accommodation.