Palermo

Palermo is a Sicily’s largest City and is one of the largest cities on the Mediterranean.

Many different cultures have left a remarkable trace of their passage through the island over the centuries.

If you love Italy and the Italian Language, Sicily is probably the best destination for you!

The real characters and colours of Italy are still vivid in Sicily.

Here the weather is always mild and food is everyone’s greatest pride.

Where we are…

The school is located in the center of the city, at 3 minutes on foot from the bus stop and a 10 minutes on foot from the City Harbour.

Course Description

Standard Courses (GI 15)

These classes are designed for people who need to improve their language in a brief time-span. Standard courses cover all aspects of the Italian language including: speaking, reading, writing, listening and grammar.

This course is available from beginners to advanced.

Standard Courses (GI 20)

These classes combine the Standard Course with an extra focus on fluency. They are specially designed for students who wish to reach communicative efficiency in the shortest time possible.

This course is available from real beginners to advanced.

One-to-One

These classes are specially designed for students who need individual attention or wish to focus on specific areas/abilities of the Italian language.

This course is available from real beginners to advanced.

Italian for Examinations

These courses prepare students for The Università di Perugia CVCL Examinations: CELI (Certificato Lingua Italiana). There are 5 levels which follow the ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) guidelines. To attain an adequate language competence to pass the exams, students should follow the General Italian Intensive course and CELI classes which are based on specific exam preparation techniques.

It is an intensive 6-week course for intermediate to advanced levels.

Italian in a Work Experience

These courses combine General Italian Intensive course with the opportunity to practice Italian in different professional fields linked to the area of studies or career. Students will extend their experience in an International context and gain practical work skills. This special course includes an Italian Language and a Work experience certificate, which will expand future employment opportunities both in Italy and abroad.

It is an intensive course for guys between 18/35 years old, that lasts from 4 to 12 weeks.

Italian and Scuba diving ISDA Certificate

These courses combine General Italian Intensive course with the opportunity to attend scuba diving practical lessons in Mondello beach and theory lessons at the Scuba Diving official centre in Palermo. Scuba Diving courses include 5 theory lessons + 6 practical lessons done in a minimum of 2 weeks, with the opportunity to add extra dives Courses for experienced scuba divers are also available on request. This special course includes an Italian Language and a ISDA (International Scuba Diving Academy) certificate.

It is an intensive course for pre-intermediate to advanced levels, that request to be 18+ years old.

Accommodation

The International House Palermo recommends that you stay with an International House host family.

International House Palermo, also, can arrange accommodation with a host family, independent mini-flats / beds or a residential accommodation. Each of these services is equally convenient. Hotels and Youth Hostels are also available in the city.

You can choose:

  • Host Families (single, double or extra night room)
  • Apartments (studio or shared)
  • Residential Accommodation (single or double flat)
  • Bed & Breakfast (single, double or triple room)
  • Hotels

Social Activities

IH Palermo organises city tours, shopping trips, museum excursions, days on the beach, sailing days out and more.

Trips, tours and excursions are advertised in the school and participations regularly collected.

Trips and tours may cost little to nothing, depending on the activity.

Fees

Please contact us for course options.