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Learn Italian in Taormina, Sicily

Learn Italian in Taormina, Sicily, one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean! Taormina is a favourite summer destination with the Italians themselves, and once you go to Taormina, you’ll want to return again and again!

From the centre of Taormina, there is easy access to the beach via a cable car. Our school in Taormina is quite unlike any other – from the views of Mount Etna from the school terrace, to the range of ‘plus’ courses, however long you stay it won’t seem long enough!

Don’t forget, you can combine your Italian course in Sicily with scuba diving, cookery, hiking and much, much more!

Our school in Taormina

Our Italian school in Taormina is located in a beautiful 19th century building, surrounded by its own beautiful gardens brimming with citrus trees, palms and other exotic plants. The school is very close to the Greek Theatre, and has 8 air-conditioned classrooms, plus free Internet access. What’s more, the school’s roof-top terrace is a real favourite with our students – an ideal place to eat your lunch whilst enjoying the amazing views of Mount Etna! The school also regularly hosts book presentations by authors, and, in the summer, art exhibitions and live music, making this the perfect location for you to experience the wonderful Italian culture!

Your Italian course in Taormina

Our ‘Italian Plus’ courses in Taormina, Sicily mean it’s easier than ever to combine your Italian course with an activity! Simply decide how many Italian lessons you’d like a week (10, 20 or 30), and then choose one of our ‘plus’ courses. Whether you’re interested in scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, Italian wines or Sicilian produce, our school has a ‘plus’ course to suit you!

  • Semi-Intensive (10 lessons/week)
  • Standard (20 lessons/week)
  • Standard Plus (20 + 5 private lessons/week)
  • Intensive (30 lessons/week)
  • Private lessons (20 or 30 lessons/week)
  • Specialist courses including:

Italian Cookery Course
Sicilian cuisine is amongst the most varied in the world, with Arabic, French and Spanish influences. This Italian Cookery Course is suitable for cookery enthusiasts or professionals. You’ll observe the work of chef in a top-class restaurant for 3 days/week. Each observation session lasts 3 ½ hours.

Italian Home Cookery Course
Learn how to prepare a full three course meal with a real Sicilian ‘mamma’. This course takes place on three days/week for 3½ hours per day. What’s more, the course includes dinner with ‘mamma’ and family in her home – an ideal opportunity to practise the Italian you’ve learnt in class!

Italian Literature/History/Art History Course
Are you interested in Italian Literature, History or Art? Then try this Italian ‘plus’ course! You’ll have 10 lessons/week on Italian literature, Italian history or sculpture, painting and architecture. The choice is yours!

Sicilian Wine, Oil & Cheese
Learn about Sicily’s extraordinary range of produce on this Sicilian Wine, Oil and Cheese Course. This course includes tasting sessions.

Wine Tasting for Beginners
Learn how recognise quality wines on this Italian Wine Tasting Course. This 2-week course takes place on 6 days and each session lasts 1 ½ hours. Please note that an elementary knowledge of Italian is required.

Scuba Diving Course
If you’ve never dived before, then this is the course for you! Sicily has some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean! This 2-week course comprises 5 theory lessons and 5 dives.

PADI Diving Certificate Course
This 2-week course is suitable for students who want to qualify for the PADI International Diving Licence, and takes place 2 afternoons per week. An elementary knowledge of Italian is required.

Hiking & Trekking Course
Wild flowers, protected species and citrus gardens.Sicily is the ideal location for hiking and trekking! This course comprises 2 half day and 1 full day trek per week, led by a professional eco-guide. Don’t forget your hiking boots, sun cream and camera!

Mountain Biking Course
Combine your Italian course with mountain biking in Sicily’s beautiful national parks! This course comprises two half-day and one full-day bike tour per week.

CELI Italian Exam Preparation Course
Prepare for the CELI exam on this course which comprises 20 group lessons and 5 private lessons/week. This course includes the CELI exam fee.

Cultural Activities

Our school in Taormina offers an extensive cultural activities program of 30 hours free activities/month, including Italian film evenings, theatre plays and seminars on culture and history. Optional extras include guided weekend excursions.

How to get there

Fly to Catania Airport. We can arrange an airport transfer for you if required.

Location of our school

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Unit 12
The Office Village
North Road
LE11 1QJ

T: 01509 221 199

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