Sicily is a unique location in which to study Italian abroad, famous for its relaxed, easy-going lifestyle, marvellous climate and friendly locals. Located in Sicily, overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina a is a beautiful hilltop town, brimming with fascinating history and magnificent architecture. Visit the ancient Greek theatre, practise your Italian skills in one of the town’s lively bars, or simply take a stroll around the magnificent surrounding countryside whilst soaking up the glorious Italian sunshine. What’s more, Taormina is a perfect base from which to explore the rest of Sicily, including the delights of Syracuse, Palermo and Monreale!
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. 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). As well as fully air-conditioned classrooms, the school has its very own kitchen where cookery lessons are held, and 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
If you would like to learn Italian but still have plenty of time to explore the island of Sicily, you can take a Semi-Intensive Italian course of just 10 lessons per week. Alternatively, to learn at an even faster rate, choose an Intensive course of 20 lessons per week or even a Super-Intensive course of 30 lessons per week.
If there are specific areas you wish to focus on during your Italian language-learning, a course of Private Lessons may just be the perfect choice for you. You can even choose to combine your group lessons with individual tuition on an Intensive + Private Lessons course.
If you are studying for the internationally recognised CELI language exam, you can choose to take an Examination Preparation Course. On this course you will gain a thorough understanding of the style and structure of the CELI examination, and have the opportunity to prepare using authentic materials, including past exam papers.
If you are aged 50 and above and would like the opportunity to learn Italian uniquely with other students of a similar age, you can take one of our Club 50+ courses, which combine Italian-learning with a variety of activities and excursions.
We also offer a variety of cookery courses, including an Intensive + Local Gastronomy course which gives you an insight into the foods and wines of Sicily, as well as an Intensive + Cookery course, giving you the chance to combine your Italian lessons with Italian cooking workshops. If culture is more your thing, why not opt for an Intensive + Cultural lessons course?
Our school also offers An Intensive + Diving course, allowing both new and experienced divers to experience the underwater delights of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
For a complete immersion into the Italian language and culture, choose to stay with one of the school’s carefully-selected host families on a bed and breakfast, half-board or full-board basis.
For a little more independence during your stay in Taormina, our school also arranges accommodation in self-catering shared apartments, where you will live with other students from our school. Alternatively, choose a studio apartment if you would prefer the place to yourself.
Our school in Taormina offers a lively activity programme which is designed to help you discover the local area and Italian culture, as well as giving you the perfect opportunity to socialise with your classmates. Some examples of activities arranged by the school 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 for an additional fee, if you would like to be met on arrival and taken to your accommodation.
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