IH Palermo

italianLocated in the ancient Mediterranean port city of Palermo, Sicily’s capital, IH Palermo offers general (15-hour/week) and intensive (20-hour/week) as well as one-to-one Italian courses. Palermo is a city of 1m inhabitants with a near-perfect climate and its architecture and culture still have the footprints of the Greeks, the Romans and the Arabs.

As well as being a member of IH, the school is also accredited by the AISLi (Associazione Italiana Scuole di Lingue, the Italian Association of Italian Schools) and is an exam centre for the CELI (Universita’ di Perugia) examinations. You can take the CELI exam course here too. Options also include Italian + work experience or Italian + scuba diving.

IH Rome


It is impossible not to be charmed by Rome. The magnificence of St Peter’s Cathedral and the immediately-recognisable Colosseum speak for themselves, but it is also known for Fellini’s films, gelato, football, Vespas… Modern Rome has an identity all its own amidst the cultural treasures and remnants of empire, and our partner school there will immerse you in it from the day you arrive.

Established in 1974, Dilit offers an authentic cultural experience in the Eternal City and innovative teaching methods in a beautiful, modern building near the Termini station.

Dilit offers intensive (15, 20, 25 or 30-hour/week) General Italian group courses as well as individual, combined or part-time options, allowing you to focus your experience more so on your learning outcomes, on your free time to explore the city, or a combination of both. The social programme is varied and offers up to two separate activities every day. The fortnightly spaghettata in Dilit’s own café is a hallowed tradition, as are the morning cappuccinos on the terrace between classes.

Rome for 50+ and Business Italian courses are available too, as well as a wide variety of courses that teach Italian through various cultural and artistic pursuits, such as theatre, fashion, film-making and Roman art. Dilit also has long-term course options (lasting one academic year or one semester) and courses leading up to the Perugia, Siena and Roma Tre official exams, which you can take in Dilit itself. Dilit administers its own examinations set against the CEF framework and offers courses to prepare for them. The school advises students on the exam to suit their needs. Accommodation is usually in host families (self-catering is available) or in shared flats with other Dilit students