Italian courses in a group

Intensive and full-immersion Italian courses in a group in Sicily

IH Catania offers intensive Italian group courses for all levels of the European Framework of Reference for Languages, from level A0 (absolute beginners) to level C2 (proficiency).

Choose your preferred Italian group course from an intensive course, a combo course or a super-intensive course

Our Italian group courses 

INTENSIVE COURSE

3 hours a day in a group, Monday to Friday

The course is divided into 2 sessions

  • Communicative activities session from 09:00 to 10:30
  • Language analysis session from 11:00 to 12:30

This course is especially recommended for those who want to have a total immersive experience. You will study in the classroom for half a day and in the afternoons you can choose to participate in the weekly socio-cultural activity program organized by the school or simply immerse yourself in everyday city life and have linguistic, cultural and human experiences.

Our intensive Italian courses will provide you with the language tools you need to live and enjoy a real-life experience. Our aim is to enable you to converse and interact with Italians from day one! 

All language levels are available from A0 (absolute beginners) to C2 (proficiency). 

All our classes are multi-age and multi-cultural.

PRICES

WEEKSPRICES
1 week€ 300
2 weeks€ 530
3 weeks€ 760
4 weeks€ 990
5 weeks€ 1165
6 weeks € 1340
7 weeks € 1515
8 weeks € 1690
from the 9th week onward, every extra week costs  15

DATES

Group courses start every Monday morning for all levels except for absolute beginners (A0 level).

Course start dates for absolute beginners (A0 level) below.

COMBO COURSE

3 hours in a group + 1 private lesson per day, Monday to Friday

The group course is divided into 3 sessions 

  • Communicative activities session from 09:00 to 10:30
  • Language analysis session from 11:00 to 12:00
  • Private lessons are held either from 08:00 to 08:55, 1:00 to 1:55p.m. or 2:00 to 2:55p.m. depending on the organizational requirements of the school.

This course is especially recommended if you need to intensify your learning process in the shortest possible time. The Intensive Combo course combines the fun experience of being in a classroom with other students from all over the world with a private lesson of one hour totally dedicated to you in which all your needs and objectives are met.

In the afternoons, you can still participate in the weekly program of social and cultural activities organized by the school or devote the afternoon to whatever you like to do most.

All language levels are available, from A0 (absolute beginner) to C2 (proficiency).

All our classes are multi-age and multi-cultural.

PRICES

WEEKSPRICES
1 week€ 500
2 weeks€ 930
3 weeks€ 1360
4 weeks€ 1790
5 weeks€ 2165
6 weeks € 2540
7 weeks € 2915
8 weeks € 3290
from the 9th week onward, every extra week costs € 350 

DATES

Group courses start every Monday morning for all levels except for absolute beginners (A0 level).

Course start dates for absolute beginners (A0 level) below.

SUPER INTENSIVE COURSE

3 hours in a group in the morning + 1.5 hours in a group in the afternoon, Monday to Friday

The group course is divided into 3 sessions 

  • Communicative activities session from 09:00 to 10:30
  • Language analysis session from 11:00 to 12:00                                                            
  • Super intensive session from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

On this course, the afternoon session is communication-intensive. We will deepen what has been learned and practiced in the morning, intensifying the learning experience with communicative content.

The course is suitable for those who need to intensify the learning process in the shortest possible time.

In the afternoons you can still participate in the weekly program of socio-cultural activities or do whatever you like.

All language levels are available, from A0 (absolute beginner) to C2 (proficiency).

All our classes are multi-age and multi-cultural.

PRICES

WEEKSPRICES
1 week€ 480
2 weeks€ 890
3 weeks€ 1300
4 weeks€ 1710
5 weeks€ 2065
6 weeks € 2420
7 weeks € 2775
8 weeks € 3130
from the 9th week onward, every extra week costs € 330 

DATES

Group courses start every Monday morning for all levels except for absolute beginners (A0 level).

Course start dates for absolute beginners (A0 level) below.

What is the course timetable?

This is the typical course timetable at our school

08:00 – 08:55PRIVATE LESSONS
Combo course
09:00 – 10:30 INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE
Communicative activities session 
  coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE
Language analyses session
  lunch break
1:00 – 1:45SUPER INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE
or Combo course or Private lessons
1:45 – 2:30SUPER INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE
or Combo course or Private lessons
Afternoons & EveningsWeekly social & cultural activity program

What are the course starting dates?

If you are not an absolute beginner in Italian (i.e. if you have studied Italian before and have at least an A1 level of Italian), you will be able to start the course on any Monday of the year, starting from March 4th until November 18th, 2024.

On the other hand, if you have never studied Italian before, the course start dates for beginners in 2024 are:  

March 4th, March 18th   
April 2nd, April 15th, April 29th  
May 6th, May 20th
June 3rd, June 17th 
July 1st, July 15th, July 29th
August 5th, August 19th     
September 2nd, September 16th, September 30th 
October 14th, October 28th  
November 4th, November 18th (courses end on November 29th)

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

The school is closed on:

  • Easter Monday
  • Liberation Day (25/04)
  • Labor Day (01/05)
  • Republic Day(02/06)
  • August bank holiday (15/08)
  • All Saints’ Day (01/11)
  • Immaculate Conception Day (8/12)

A discount will be made to make up for Public Holidays directly on the invoice on the following basis:

  • INTENSIVE course – € 30
  • COMBO course – € 70
  • SUPER INTENSIVE course – € 65

The best Italian language courses in Italy

When choosing an intensive Italian language course, make sure that the language school you enroll at has full accreditation.

When a school is accredited by national or international third-party bodies or is a member of a national or international association, it has successfully passed a series of inspections. These inspections check the quality of the school’s staff, organization, teaching methods, teachers and compliance with laws, all essential elements for ensuring quality for students. Bearing that in mind however, not all certifications mean that an independent third party has inspected the school. Some of these certifications are rather self-referential and only provide a ‘label’ for membership of the organization/association, without any actual school inspection. Your time and money are precious, so make sure that you are paying for a high-quality service. Certifications and accreditations serve to guarantee you of a transparent and professional service that meets all legal and professional requirements.

How long should I attend an intensive language course in Italy?

Unfortunately, there is no exact answer but the honest answer is that the more you are immersed in an intensive Italian course, the more fluent you will become in Italian. A longer Italian language course is always a good choice for those who want to achieve satisfactory results. However, not everyone has time available, so the truth is that even a one-week intensive course in Italy is still beneficial, although we recommend immersing yourself in the language for at least two or three weeks to really see the benefits.

In general, after two or three weeks of full exposure to the language our students automatically start thinking in Italian and sometimes even dream in Italian. If you have the privilege of more time, a six-month or even a year-long Italian course in Italy would be ideal to become fluent in Italian and no longer find yourself struggling to read a book, newspaper or magazine article, or even watch a film.

How long will it take me to learn Italian in Italy?

‘Rome was not built in a day’ and similarly ‘Italian cannot be learned in a week’! 

Above all, in order to answer this crucial question, we have to remember that each one of us has our own time, way and style of learning when it comes to studying a foreign language. Just like with music or sport, learning a foreign language also partly depends on your natural talent.

If you have any questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact us. We will welcome you with a quick response and a big smile!

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