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Italian Language Immersion in Taormina on the beautiful island of Sicily
Taormina is like a treasure chest of history: walking along its main street, Corso Umberto, and the maze of narrow staircased streets and small beautiful squares, you find Theatres and Gymnasium from the Greek Age, Odeon and Baths from the Roman Age, beautiful buildings in which the Arab and the Norman cultures melt together in a memorable sense of beauty.
Taormina plays a fundamental role as one of the most important archaeological locations in Italy. In fact, the Greeks, fathers of Italian and European culture, settled their first colony in Italy exactly here in the Bay of Naxos, in 735 BC.
Taormina is home to one of the most famous Greek Theatres in the world. Here, in summertime the main events of the International Film, Music, Dance and Theatre Festival of Taormina Arte take place.
Beaches are easy to reach from Taormina, a cable-car connects Taormina to the beaches. Isola Bella, the Bay of Mazzarrò, the Bay of Giardini Naxos, the Beach of Spisone, those are among the most famous beaches in Italy.
Our Italian immersion vacation allows you plenty of time to discover the Culture and sights of Sicily.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN TAORMINA SICILY
ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL & COURSES, STUDY ABROAD IN TAORMINA on the island of SICILY
Learn Italian on the island of Sicily,enjoy a truely Italian immersion in a small picturesque town overlooking the Mediterranean, with views to Mount Etna.
Enjoy relaxed sunny days after your Italian classes are finished for the day.....walk to the beaches and enjoy the warm aqua blue Mediterranean. Hike the famous volcano Mount Etna through mature forests or visit the well-preserved Greek Theater and many other archaeological sites (more)
Planning for your language immersion
:: You will make your own travel arrangements.
:: Arrive independently into Taormina.
:: Your arrival day is Sunday.
:: Language courses start on Monday, finish Friday.
:: Your departure day is Saturday.
:: You can request an airport transfer (extra charge).
:: You will be studying and living with like-minded adult International students.
Situated in the heart of Taormina, housed in a typical style four-storey building, which offers amazing views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna.
It also overlooks the community tennis courts, lush public gardens and the Ionian Sea. Students enjoy a relaxed family atmosphere with professional teachers.
Language course details
You have the following course options:
4 lessons daily: (20 lessons per week) 4+1 lessons daily: (20 group + 5 private lessons) 6 lessons daily: (30 lessons per week)
:: We accept all language levels / ages 17+
:: Unlimited course length
:: A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 45 minutes
:: Course runs Monday through Friday
:: Loan of course materials are included
:: Placement test & orientation on first day of course
:: Maximum 10 students per group class (12 in high season)
School accredited by the University for foreigners of Perugia as an Authorized Exam Center (exams are held in June and December) and accredited by the University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice as a recognized teacher training center for decreeing teachers of Italian as Foreign Language at "Ca' Foscari" University.
Academic credit available:(if required)
Undergraduate Credit Through Brookhaven College
You have the following accommodation options:
:: Private rooms
:: Meals included: breakfast & dinner daily
:: Meals will be local custom
:: Shared bathroom with family
:: Bed linens provided; must bring towels
:: You will be given a key to your lodgings
:: Most are located within walking distance of the school
:: Private rooms
:: Self catering - NO meals included
:: Expect to share with other international students.
:: Normally 2 - 4 students share an apartment
:: Equipped kitchen including cooking utensils
:: Bed linens provided; must bring towels
:: You will be given a key to your apartment
:: Located 15 - 30 mins. to school by public transport
Please note: Double rooms available if travelling together, please inquire.
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After class & weekend activities
Enjoy social & cultural outings during the week with other students from the school: weekly seminars covering a variety of subjects from Italian literature and poetry to Sicilian-specific subjects including history, politics, cuisine, etc.
Excursions could include: Battistero di S.Giovanni, Museo Bologna Buonsignori, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Torre del Mangia, weekly street market, Tour of Siena on Horseback, trekking in Siena, walking to explore art and scenery.
Start dates & prices
:: Course Start dates throughout the year
:: Set Start dates for beginners
:: Course ONLY option available
:: School closed on weekends & Public holidays
:: Prices are in US dollars
How to Book & Pay
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We require a deposit of $300 (or 10% if over $3000) to book any language vacation.
We guarantee the highest quality Italian Language Courses...
- Sicily is famous for its volcano Mount Etna & rich history
- Picturesque and popular sea town overlooking the Mediterranean
- Nice climate & great school location
- Academic credit available
Arrival airport: FONTANAROSSA
The nearest airport is Catania, “Fontanarossa” (about 45 km from Taormina). There are weekly scheduled flights from many European cities and several daily flight connections from Rome, Milan, Napes and Bologna. From the airport to Taormina, there are several public buses that leave every hour and the trip takes about 90 minutes. The school also offers an airport pick up if booked in advance.
There are also direct train services from many main towns of Italy. The station for Taormina is Giardini-Naxos, directly on the coast. Taormina is a 10 minute drive from the station by local bus or taxi.