Learn Italian

If you are on this page you might be interested in the Italian language: how to learn Italian, how to master Italian grammar, how to find a good Italian school, and so on. And as a foreigner you might even be asking yourself:

“Do the people in Sicily really speak Italian?”

The answer is: “Of course, YES!”

Our school Solemar Academy has a 30 years long experience in teaching the Italian language – in fact, we have one of the oldest Italian language schools in Sicily. Our teachers are uniquely skilled at providing the best path for students toward fast learning and long-term retention. Our teachers are highly qualified and are in possession of diplomas and certificates like the DILS-PG, the CEDILS and Ditals awarded by universities in PerugiaVenice and Siena.

The school has been accepted in July 2018 by the prestigious Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language ASILS.

 

ITALIAN COURSES

SHORT DESCRIPTION

NUMBER OF LESSONS

PRICES 2019

APPLICATION

STANDARD

These Italian courses are ideal for groups of all needs and skill levels. Great for beginners as well as advanced students seeking to refresh their knowledge. (If the group does not have a minimum of 4 students, lecture time per day will be reduced.)

20 lessons per week

1 Week:   € 180,-

2 Weeks: € 340,-

3 Weeks: € 490,-

4 Weeks: € 635,-

COMBINED

The “combi” Italian course - or "combined" course - is the standard course with additional private instruction. The added time enables students to explore other areas of study such as lexical, grammatical, and cultural aspects of the Italian language.

25 lessons per week

1 Week: € 330,-

2 Weeks: € 640,-

3 Weeks: € 940,-

4 Weeks: € 1235,-

INTENSIVE

This course consists in a standard course plus two daily group lessons. It highlights political, historical, and cultural aspects of the Italian language as well.  It is also suitable for those on educational leave.

30 lessons per week

1 Week: € 350,-

2 Weeks: € 690,-

3 Weeks: € 990,-

4 Weeks: €1290,-

LEARNING WHILE WORKING

4weeks of the combined course plus 4 weeks of internship.

25 lessons per week

8 Weeks: € 1400,-

ITALIAN AND VOLUNTEERING 2 weeks of the combined course plus 2 weeks of volunteering in a WWF Center 25 lessons per week 4 weeks: € 790,-
CLUB 50+

This course combines a standard course and some leisure activities and is designed for students "senior".

Date: 09.03.19 - 16.03.19

20 lessons per week € 400,-
CLUB NATURA+

Perfect for nature lovers, this course consists in a standard course and some excursion in the beautiful Madonie Natural Park.

Date: 12.10.19 - 20-10.19

20 lessons per week € 500,-
SKYPE COURSE Skype lessons with your favourite Solemar teacher  10 lessons  € 250,-
E-LEARNING COURSE 4 multimedial sending of texts and exercises and 1 lesson on Skype 4 weeks € 120,-

ONE TO ONE

Individual Italian lessons: one teacher for one student. The best Italian language course for intensive study.

Flexible

1 lesson for € 33,-

10 lessons 
​€ 300,-

ONE TO TWO

Individual Italian lessons: one teacher for two students.

Flexible

1 lesson for € 22,- 

10 lessons 
€ 200,-

CELI EXAMS TRAINING COURSE "One to One" This course is designed for those who need to prepare the CELI Exams. It consists in 10 individual lessons per week (min. 2 weeks) 10 lessons per weeks

2 weeks € 700,-

3 weeks € 1000,-

4 weeks €1300,-

5 weeks € 1600,-

6 weeks € 1900,-

CELI EXAMS TRAINING COURSE "Combined" This course is designed for those who need to prepare the CELI Exams. It consists in a standard course and 10 individual lessons per week (min. 2 weeks) 30 lessons per weeks

2 weeks € 940,-

weeks € 1390,-

weeks €1835,-

weeks € 2275,-

weeks € 2715,-

ITALIAN CULTURAL PROGRAMS

Students who books a standard course can add one of this additional group lessons (1 units per day from Tuesday to Friday; min. level A2)

- Attualità Italiana

- Mafia e Antimafia

- Musica e Cantautori

- Cinema Italiano

- Racconti d'Italia

4 lessons from Tuesday to Friday € 75,-

 

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Special accommodation for our Students

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Students receive our placement test via e-mail one week before their arrival. Every Monday morning we welcome the new students at 8,30 with coffee and cookies. After registration, students have a short conversation with the teachers to better assess the division of classes. All classes are organised by level of skill in the Italian language. At Solemar Academy we adhere to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) which is divided into six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). This standard is used for the division into groups as well as for the issuance of the certificates. Our teaching method is based primarily on the communicative approach.

Frequently asked questions:

  • When the school is open? The school is open all year long. In January and February we only offer individual classes.
  • On which holidays the school is closed? 1.01, 6.01, Easter Monday, 1.05, 15.08, 24.12, 25.12, 31.12
  • When the next course initiated? Each week on Monday we have new students arriving and new groups are formed. The group courses are available from March to December.
  • When are the lessons conducted? Lessons are on-going from Monday to Friday (in some exceptional cases it is also possible to have lessons in the afternoon).
  • How long is the typical lesson? 45 min
  • What does the language fee includes? Educational Material (used during the course)

Enrollment fee is € 50,- for universities and lyceums it is discounted: €25,-

The fee covers the following services:

Initial Test

Certificate of completion

Wi-fi internet access at the school (only at our Italian Language School in Cefalu)

Welcome drink and The Kit: information booklets, Solemar Card, bag, and various gadgets

Social Event in Villa Caterina

Tour of Cefalu