Italian Language Courses in Sicily

Our Italian courses are designed to provide the opportunity to attend top quality Italian language classes, while enjoying all that the fascinating city of Siracusa has to offer.

Each course is in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (A1 – beginners to C1 advanced).

Whether you are an absolute beginner, or a fluent speaker, we will offer you a course which reflects your personal needs. All our courses are based on the communicative method, giving you the opportunity to practise your spoken Italian, develop your comprehension of the language, extend your use of vocabulary and enhance your understanding of grammatical structure.

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All the teachers at the Italian Academy are experienced and highly qualified native speakers who aim to make the experience of studying Italian as enjoyable and productive as possible.

We also offer long-stay courses throughout the year which prepare our students for the CILS certification of the University of Siena, which is a prestigious and widely recognised certification of Italian language competence.

Course Information

Course Options
  • General Italian Course: 20 Lessons per week (Group classes)
  • Intensive Italian Course: 30 Lessons per week (20 Group + 10 Private classes)
    • 1 lesson = 45 minutes

Students who attend our Intensive Italian course can also choose each week from several afternoon activities.

Course Schedule

Classes from Monday to Friday:

  • General Italian Course: 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM (= 4 group lessons per day)
  • Intensive Italian Course: 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM (= 4 group lessons per day) + 13.30 – 15.00 (= 2 private lessons per day)
    • Weekly schedules may vary and will be communicated in a timely manner by our Student Services team

Course Activities: Students who attend our General and Intensive Italian courses can also choose each day from a wide range of optional afternoon, evening and weekend social and cultural activities. 

Course Start Dates

Students may join the General Italian and Intensive Italian courses every Monday all year-round. Private classes are scheduled flexibly on-demand.

Group Size

Average = 4 Students; Maximum = 9 students.

Course Levels

Students at any level of Italian can join. We kindly ask students to take our 10-minute Online Level Test before arrival, and a friendly 1-to-1 conversation with our Italian teachers takes place on the first Monday of classes for each student to place students at the right level.

Course Duration

There is no minimum duration. Students can book from 1 to 48+ weeks of classes (view the long-term discounts on our Pricelist).

C1 - Advanced
B2 - Upper Intermediate
B1 - Intermediate
A2 - Elementary
A1 - Beginner
Absolute Beginners