The Italian Academy

Via San Giovanni alle Catacombe, 7 - Siracusa

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THE ITALIAN ACADEMY
Our school is in the heart of the charming ciry of Siracusa and we are proud to be able to offer a unique range of courses: General Italian, history and exciting eco-tours, cooking and wine tasting. Due to our 30 years of experience, our team of teachers if highly qualified and experienced.

The School
• Highly qualified teachers.
• WIFI and air-conditioning throughout the year, media centre and computer lab
• 30 years experience. Accredited by the MIUR, Italian Ministry of Education.
• 24/7 student support
• Centrally located, modern premises
• CILS and DITALS (University of Siena Certification of Italian for students and teachers) preparation and examination centre
• Optional Tandem language exchange program with local students .
• Rich program of excursions and cultural activities

Our Courses
We offer General Italian courses all year round which are structured with the guidelines of the Common European Framework. Students of all levels (A1 to C2) are welcome to experience our unique range of focused Italian+ courses: “History”, “Myths and Culture”, “The Sicilian Adventure” and “Food and Wine”. Long term options are available, including academic electives in history, Italian literature, archaeology and history of art.

Our teaching method
Our classes are based on the communicative approach and are focused on developing the 4 mayor language skills. We place emphasis on interactive communication, but also analyse each of our student’s needs and develop the lessons accordingly.

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Language and Au pair study
  • Work experience / internship with local companies
  • Architecture
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Art history
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • Photography
  • On campus events
  • Volunteering
  • Rock climbing
  • Culture Shock presentation
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

  • The_Italian_Academy.pdf

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What students are saying

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The Italian Academy

United States   

studied General Italian

Great Experience

It was just wonderful to add this course to my experience in Sicily. The level of language was perfectly aligned to my needs and interests. I highly recommend this language experience.

posted 2 months ago

The Italian Academy

United States   

studied General Italian

Don\'t even consider any other provider

We moved to Siracusa in January 2017 (retired American and British wife). We had some time on our hands and wanted to learn more Italian. This was an incredible find for us Great teachers, great support, great flexibility. Go here.

posted 7 months ago

The Italian Academy

United States   

studied General Italian

A great place

Allt aspects of the school were excellent.

posted 7 months ago

The Italian Academy

United States   

studied Tailor made Italian courses

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Our intention upon arrival for six weeks in Siracusa was not to sign up for a month worth of Italian lessons 4 days after arriving.  But I am so glad we did.
 
The school is professionally run with outstanding administration and staff.  We could not have had a better experience.  Every effort was made to flexibly accommodate our level of Italian with a suitable teacher.  Great effort was made to ensure that our experience was educational whilst at the same time entertaining.  Outside classroom activities were scheduled for participation as in integral part of acquainting us with Italian culture in addition to language.  The cooking class was a favorite. 
 
The school facilities are excellent and well set up with outstanding teachers and well organized lessons.
 
We will definitely be back for a refresher course in the Spring.
 
Shauna and Bob
(Adult learners)

posted 1 year ago

The Italian Academy

United States   

studied Italian Summer Courses

Una vacanza linguistica fantastica!

Le escursioni mi hanno piaciuto molto! Non solo a causa delle cose da vedere molto interessante, ma anche per usare l'italiano nella pratica.
Per questo, consiglio di continuare le escursione con guida che parlano italiano.
Inoltre devo menzionareche le guide erano bravissimi - Pippo, Daniela e Francesco.
Grazie mille

posted 2 years ago

The Italian Academy

Austria   

studied General Italian

Great people, great experience

I've had a wonderful experience with The Italian Academy. Met nice teachers and a lot of interested people from all over the world. Liked the classes as well as the activities. I will come again :-)

posted 3 months ago

The Italian Academy

Saudi Arabia   

studied Italian Summer Courses

Musaad

It was only 2 weeks and they were really perfect I couldn't enjoy more learning and practicing Italian at the italian academy in Siracusa and I wish that I can stay more.
The team and the owners of the school were always so kind and welcoming I was feeling so comfortably.
Thanks
e Grazie.

posted 5 months ago

The Italian Academy

France   

studied General Italian

ottima settimana

una famiglia molto accogliente, une professora molto gentile e competente, attività culturali interessanti: veramente un'ottima settimana

posted 6 months ago

The Italian Academy

Switzerland   

studied General Italian

Mr. Roger Rusterholtz

It was very good experiance for me. We learned a lot and we had great fun. For me it was very good to meet people in the same categorie of age as I am (>70).
I will keep a good remembrance to that 14 days in Siracusa at the italian academy.
Greeting from Switzerland
Roger

posted 7 months ago

The Italian Academy

United Kingdom   

studied General Italian

Italian language course

I enjoyed and learned a lot on this course. The class was small and we got a lot of individual attention. I would return again.

posted 7 months ago

This course is for students aged: 16-70
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside, Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
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