January 01 2015
ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES BY BABILONIA
Italian language courses & study abroad programs in Sicily
If you are searching among Italian courses in Italy and you are looking for study abroad programs and Italian courses in Sicily, then we have it! The Centre for Italian Studies BABILONIA was founded in 1992 with the intention of offering the possibility to learn Italian in Italy in another part other than the traditional destinations for learning Italian in Italy to lovers of the Italian language and culture and to offer the opportunity to study Italian in Sicily.
The Centre for Italian Studies Babilonia is the oldest Italian language school in Sicily and one of the oldest and most accredited Italian language schools in Italy.
Their Italian courses can be language courses in a group or private lessons. The Italian language school in Taormina, Sicily, offers study stays from one week up to one year! With their Italian language courses they offer also a program of social and cultural activities.
If, beyond a full immersion study abroad stay, you also want a full cultural experience, they offer a wider choice of Italian Plus Courses to choose from:
- arts & crafts: ceramics, painting
- Italian literature courses
- Italian history courses
- art history courses
On the other hand, if you need courses for specific purposes, they can offer:
- business & executive courses
- commercial correspondence
BABILONIA is not just a language school but a truly Cultural Center open to both our International Students and the local community (Taormina residents and Italian visitors)!
The Cultural Events that take place at BABILONIA represent an unique opportunity for International students to really feel part of the Italian community, to experience cultural exchanges with different italian cultural realities, to meet writers during book presentations, to enjoy art exhibitions during painting and photographs openings, to take part in a cooking class on Sicilian cuisine, to feel good during concerts in their school garden (The Gardens of Babylon). Obviously, all these events have been added to their regular weekly Social and Cultural Activity Program for their students only.
The Babilonia Language School is housed in a Villa (Casa Silva) in the heart of Taormina: 200 meters away from the Greek Theatre along the beautiful steps of Via Timoleone. In the Villa the students enjoy 600 square meters of a botanical garden. There is a nice Bistrò which offers drinks and mediterranean snacks also to external visitors. Both the Villa and the garden are protected by the Sovrintendenza alle Belle Arti (the national Agency for the preservation of Art and Monuments). The school offers free WI-FI connection and some PCs available to all their students.
Babilonia's Italian language programs are officially recognized by:
- THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
- A.S.I.L.S. - Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda (the only one south of Naples)
They have signed agreements also with:
- THE UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA FOR FOREIGNERS as Official Authorised Exam Centre for CELI Exams (Certificato di Lingua Italiana). The CELI exam conforms to the ALTE ( Association of Language Testers in Europe) directives on European standards fixed by the European Council. The exam sessions are in June and November
- THE UNIVERSITY "Ca'Foscari" OF VENEZIA as authorized language centre for apprenticeship of ITALS Master for teachers of Italian as a foreign/second language.
We would love to welcome you to the Hotel Villa Schuler and to our partner Italian language school in Taormina, Sicily, for an unforgettable cultural learning experience.
The Babilonia Language School is at a convenient 4 minute walking distance from the Hotel Villa Schuler.
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