Our school is inspired by the Court of Frederick II, actually it will bring you a perfect mix of language and culture in the most lively city of the island. Dedication, Involvement and Sharing are the key words that accompany our mission every day. Our courses were build up every year and our Italian school became the best choice to study Italian in Catania. Our Italian language school has 5 classrooms, a patio-garden, a multimedia room, wi-fi, library and a coffe break area, a unique place where learn Italian in a relaxed atmosphere in Catania. Classes have a limited number of students (max. 8) to give us the possibility to pay particular attention to each student and their learning path. Classes are given in large, bright, air-conditioned and pleasant classrooms, where students will work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Why choose our Italian language school in Sicily Young and highly motivated professional teachers Italian classes in Italian or in Spanish/English for beginners A whole range of free activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture Opportunity of getting new friends Coffee break every day Didactic material and copies An enjoyable place for your holidays A garden open space to have fun and relax your brain inside an old and historical monastery A region full of history, culture and traditions Delicious food and excellent wine All levels of Italian offered the whole year around Small study groups Friendly and helpful staff to give each student personal attention
Athena school was established in 2012 and since then is offering high quality Italian language & culture courses for non-native speakers. The school is located in a historical mansion right in the heart of Catania, amid his picturesque baroque palaces and his colorful alleys full of life and charm, and just a few steps from the Ionian sea. Studying Italian while full immersing yourself in this unique environment will provide you with a closer look at the fascinating world that revolves around Italy, his history and heritage, his art and his tasteful cuisine. Studying Italian with us will give you access to all of this and a lot more. Now then, what are you waiting for? Let’s explore Italy together! We people of Athena firmly believe in communication, and that's why our Italian courses use the ‘communicative approach’, a unique method in language teaching, which emphasises interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of study. Hence studying Italian with our qualified teachers will provide you with a solid training in grammar combined with a strong focus on effective interaction patterns, specifically studied to improve your communication skills.
Lying at the foot of breathtaking Mount Etna, Catania is situated on the stunning east coast of Sicily and faces the beautiful turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. Our modern school is located in the heart of the city and surrounded by restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, theatres and markets- all fantastic places to improve your Italian. Giga IH is a bright and spacious building, with well-equipped classrooms and a great learning atmosphere. Our team of friendly professionals responds to all our students' needs’ quickly and efficiently. Giga IH is a University of Siena accredited centre for DITALS. Our courses are guaranteed to motivate each individual student and develop their skills. Lessons are designed to be interactive and enjoyable. To give our students the best language learning experience, Giga IH offers a wide range of fun social activities including visits to Mount Etna, diving courses, Italian cooking lessons, boat tours, scuba diving, and a trip to Taormina. We also understand that it is important for our students to live in a place where they feel comfortable. We offer a wide variety of safe and modern accommodation which is accessible by public transport. For the duration of the program, participants can choose to share accommodation or stay in private apartments if they prefer to have more independence.
I did a week of intensive Italian at Centro Didattico Athena. The experience was not what I expected. I took an entrance exam geared toward the intermediate level. From the exam results I clearly had some grammatical deficiencies, which I hoped I... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Catania that is right for you. There are Italian courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Italian courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Most general Italian courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Italian test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for Italian proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.