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impara la lingua italiana The Italian Language school "Sicilia" offers Italian courses for foreigners of all linguistic levels, from very beginners to advanced learners wanting to specialise their skills. Our levels make reference to those of the Common European Framework: A1–A2; B1-B2; C1-Advanced.

The Italian courses are suitable for all foreigners who want to learn the Italian language in Palermo, Sicily, and deepen their knowledge in a different and unique way by staying on a Mediterranean island. An unforgettable experience to improve your knowledge of Italian, expand vocabulary and understand the grammatical forms and structures which are presented and analysed in the order of their complexity and frequency of use.  

Attention is focused mainly on the spoken language in Italian in order to put you in a position to deal with a wide variety of communicative situations daily.

Program and method of our Italian courses: The Communicative method is used to improve in the Four Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

The first day of the course begins with an entrance test which will determine your language level and the division of the various students into small groups of 2 to 10 participants.

All courses are held from Monday to Friday, generally in the morning, for individual courses there may be additional classes in the afternoon.

Group courses
Special courses
For those who would like to learn Italian in the company of other international students. You can immediately initiate speaking without solely concentrating on the grammar. These courses are available for all levels; from beginners to advanced learners For those searching for full immersion into Italian life, we offer special courses ranging from Italian cuisine, religion, and business-tourism

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Individual Course ALIS

The Italian language you need to work or study. Or you are already at a specialist level and prefer a personalized course based on your needs. Individual courses are recommended from Level A2 onwards.

Certification of Italian language for foreigners: Issued after a course of intensive learning of 60 hour of individual lessons with a final written and oral examination

Courses fees:

  • Booking fee: 15,00 € for every type of Italian course ;

Group courses:

  • 10 Hours - 1 week: 95,00 €
  • 20 hours - 1 week: 195,00 €
  • 25 hours - 1 week: 238,00 €         

Course materials included: notebook, pen and photocopies; Book on request: 22,00 €

  • Level A1-A2: 30 hour 285,00 €
  • Level B1-B2: 30 hour 290,00 €
  • Level C1-C2: 30 hour 295,00 €

Course materials included: notebook, pen and photocopies; Book on request: 22,00 €

Individual courses

One to One: minimum 10 hours - 16,00 € per hour

Combined course (10 hours individual lessons + 10 hours group lessons): 270,00 euro;

ALIS Pack Sicilia: 80 hours - 830,00 €

Preparation for CILS Examen (30 hours):

CILS, a certificate of Italian as a second language, measures and assesses the level of competence a student has reached in Italian language. It is useful for those whose work and study put them in daily contact with Italy, or simply for those who wish to evaluate their competence in the Italian language.

Awarded by the prestigious Università per Stranieri di Siena, the certificate is legally recognized as an official certification of linguistic competence. The Foreign Ministry, through various cultural institutions abroad, coordinates examination centers worldwide for those wishing to take the CILS exam.



Base  user


Cils A1


Cils A2

Autonomous user


Cils 1 - B1


Cils 2 - B2

Advanced user


Cils 3 - C1


Cils 4 - C2

  • CILS A1: 330,00 €
  • CILS A2: 335,00 €
  • CILS 1-B1: 335,00 €
  • CILS 2-B2: 340,00 €
  • CILS 3-C1: 345,00 €
  • CILS 4-C2: 350,00 €

Course materials included: notebook, pen and photocopies; Book on request: 28,00 €

The price of the Italian courses includes:

  • Written entrance test;
  • Didattic material for the duration of the lessons;
  • Room finding assistance service;
  • 1 free extra-curricular activity during the weekend;
  • Certification of course participation.


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