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-Sicilia 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 CEDILS and Ditals awarded by universities in Venice and Siena.

 

ITALIAN COURSES

SHORT DESCRIPTION

NUMBER OF LESSONS

PRICES 2018

APPLICATION

SURVIVAL

The "survival" course is aimed at complete beginners and those who want to learn only the most common expressions and primary aspects of the Italian language. Italian language basics.

9 lessons in 3 days

€ 130,-

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:   € 170,-

2 Weeks: € 320,-

3 Weeks: € 450,-

4 Weeks: € 580,-

COMBI

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: € 280,-

2 Weeks: € 530,-

3 Weeks: € 780,-

4 Weeks: € 1020,-

BUSINESS

This course is the standard course with a strong business emphasis. It highlights political, historical, and cultural aspects of the Italian language as well. This course is useful for those who wish to conduct business in Italy. It is also suitable for those on educational leave.

30 lessons per week

1 Week: € 350,-

2 Weeks: € 670,-

3 Weeks: € 990,-

4 Weeks: €1300,-

LEARNING WHILE WORKING

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

25 lessons per week

8 Weeks: € 1200,-

ONE TO ONE

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

Flexible

1 lesson for € 25,-

ONE TO TWO

Individual Italian lessons: one teacher for two students.

Flexible

1 lesson for € 35,- 

 

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Special accommodation for our Students

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Every Monday morning we start with a specialized Italian language test for new students. Based on the test results we form appropriate groups depending on the level of skill in the Italian language. At Solemar Sicily 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? Solemar-Sicilia is open all year long
  • On which holidays the school is closed? The school is closed on Christmas (25 December), on Easter Monday and the 15th of August. 
  • When the next course initiated? Each week on Monday we have new students arriving and new groups are formed.
  • 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, bag, and various gadgets

Social Event in Villa Caterina

Tour of Cefalu