The Italian Academy, established in 1984, is specialized in language teaching and is fully recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education. It is situated in the city centre close to the archaeological park and archaeological museum, within easy reach of the main shopping streets of the city, the old town on the island of Ortygia and the outdoor solariums.

  • Centrally located, modern premises
  • WIFI and air-conditioning throughout
  • Media centre and computer lab
  • 7 comfortable and fully-equipped lecture rooms
  • Outdoor terrace with cafè area
  • 24/7 student support
  • Optional Tandem language exchange programs with local students
  • CILS and DITALS (University of Siena Certification of Italian for students and teachers) preparation and examination centre
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The Italian Academy

Our Italian Language courses are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicat ... [+]

Our teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills – speaking, writing, reading and listening – the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.

The Syracuse Academy is a center for CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come lingua Straniera – Certification of Italian as a foreign language) and DITALS (Certificazione di Competenza in Didattica dell’Italiano a Stranieri – Certification of Italian language teaching to foreigners) of the University of Siena . Our long-term students who wish to follow specific examination courses may prepare and sit CILS examinations at levels from A1 to C2 of the CEFR. Students who have a C1 certified level of Italian can prepare and take the DITALS examination which includes a 24 hour specific teacher training course and 60 hours of classroom teaching practice.... [-]

Italy Syracuse
Open Enrollment
1 - 70 weeks
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Location address
Via San Giovanni alle Catacombe, 7
Syracuse, Sicily, 96100 IT