a wonderful city, in the heart of Sicily.
an island, a lifestyle.
effectively, in a friendly stimulating atmosphere
Learn Italian in Sicily at Culturforum: Italian language school in Sicily !
Communication is goal number one in the language teaching at Culturforum, Italian language school in Sicily.
In our Italian language school in Sicily you will improve your conversation and listening skills by engaging in real situations taken from everyday life in Italy.
Our teachers, all highly experienced and professional, will construct your course keeping in mind your needs and are adept at finding ways to help you learn to express yourself fluently and idiomatically in Italian.
For our teachers, working with foreign students is a pleasure because of the interesting cultural differences. We use a holistic approach: what is important to us is you, your experiences, your interests and your mastery of Italian. With our small classes, our courses are constructed around you and for you; our goal is your satisfaction.
Culturforum is situated in the centuries-old centre of Cefalù, a city small enough to make real contacts with local people possible. It is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the Italian language and to experience the way of life.
Our courses of Italian focus on the learner and the knowledge and language skills previouly acquired. What we aim at our Italian langauge school is that students attending our Italian classes should learn to express themselves correctly and effectively and be able to interact with Italians in every type of communication and cultural context.
Our main concern is the students’ satisfaction and their maximum progress.
This is why we have chosen a flexible class design which enables us to meet more effectively the needs and requirements of the diverse groups and of the individual in a group.. Learn More
As lovers of the Italian language we have taken to heart not only the spread of our language but also of the culture and history of our country.
For this reason we have planned a series of courses for non-native teachers of Italian as a foreign language. The aim of these courses is not only to improve and widen their knowledge of the structures of the language and teaching methods, but also to help teachers to have a better knowledge of the diverse aspects of our country. Learn more
One-to-one tuition is tailored to suit your specific requirements. Course topics and content are decided directly with the teacher who will help you identify your particular needs and develop your language skills faster. Number of study hours and length of your Italian individual course are flexible and can be arranged to fit your schedule. Learn more
Sicily’s history spans some 4000 years. Since prehistoric times different peoples landed in Sicily attracted by its beauty, fertility and luxuriant vegetation.
The island has seen many different cultures flourish on its soil, which have left behind a trail of impressive monuments, buildings and works of art which still today inspire wonder and admiration.
Many of these peoples felt at home in Sicily, the land Homer described as ” the wonderful island of Helios” the God of the Sun, the dream land of the ancients where “everything grew without being sown”. It was a supremely desirable land, an exceptional crossroads of history where different races and civilisations merged.
Cefalù, a delightful seaside town famous for its long beach of golden sand, the deep blue of the sea and its typical Mediterranean atmosphere with a hint of Arabian mystery, is the most exciting and charming resort in Sicily. Learn more
The experience and professionalism of the Italian language school Culturforum, in Palermo to offer you a far richer cultural experience.
An Italian language course in Palermo will give you the opportunity to discover and experience this fascinating multi-faceted city.
Italian Capital of Culture 2018, home to Manifesta 2018, the European Nomadic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Palermo is a city that in recent decades has impressively changed its face. Learn more
Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, poised between three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – Sicily has been over the centuries both the meeting point and the battlefield of different civilisations of the ancient, medieval and modern world. Learn more
Sicily is the largest and most densely populated island in the Mediterranean Sea, and the southernmost region in Italy. It covers an area of 25,708 sq km and has 5.2 million inhabitants.
It is separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina and from Africa, the coast of which lies only 140 km far from the island, by the Sicilian Channel. Sicily has a strategically important position half way between the strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal, bridging east and west, Europe and Africa. Learn more
Sicily has a temperate Mediterranean climate: winter is mild, autumn and spring are pleasantly warm, summer is hot and dry, but temperatures can vary greatly across the regions. Distance from the sea and the height of the larger mountains are the causes of sharp differences in climate. Learn more
With its citrus groves, seascape and vibrant, bright colours Sicily has always been either loved or hated by its writers but has never let them escape its grip.
Some have attempted to leave her behind, maybe just for a while, but she has left her stamp on all of their works.
There are so many intriguing contradictions to be found in this land full of beauty and misery, rooted in a complicated history of injustice and superstition; this land of ancient splendor and Greek tragedy, always at the margins of the great cultural, religious and social movements that have shaped Europe. Learn more
Culturforum – Italian language school in Sicily, brings its 20 years experience and professionalism in Palermo, to offer you a far richer cultural experience. An Italian language school course in Palermo will give you the opportunity to discover and experience this fascinating multifaceted city.
Culturforum in numbers:
Where are our students from?
From all over the world!
Teacher of Italian, German and English
What our students say about us
I studied at Culturforum in the fall of 2016. I recommend the school unreservedly. The learning atmosphere is friendly and encouraging. The classes are small; about 4-5 students generally.
The teachers are completely accessible. And it seemed like one could stop by the school and chat, read, talk, or just hang during the day. They were EXTREMELY helpful arranging my accommodations. I really liked the tour of Cefalù with Vittoria. I met interesting and friendly people at the school. I made friends with two other students who live in my state and we became friends. Everyone I dealt with at the school was honest and earnest.
I know you will have a rewarding experience.
Sheila M. RossiSTUDENTE - Google
My time At Culturforum has been over the top! The organization, the teachers and the belief that everyone can learn and speak Italian, No matter where you begin in your understanding of the language!/. My teacher, Davide was very patient and encouraging. I enjoyed my learning experience with him and Caterina. Vittoria, the owner also teaches, but is very knowledgeable of the Italian culture, history and takes students on wonderful excursions!!! I enjoyed my our tour of the. Cefalu, Solunto and a lovely wine tasting event. I totally recommend this Italian School with HEART!! I plan to continue on line class with Davide vi Skype! You too will enjoy the Culturforum Experience!!!!!
Diane MaglioloSTUDENTE - Google
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!
If you want to have a future, you need to understand your past. That’s why I’ve started learning italian 3 years ago. Understanding my italian roots was not an easy enterprise. More than learning italian, I needed someone who could help me understand the features of italian history, society and culture.I found her at Culturforum. Vittoria is not only an excellent teacher ( who fluently speaks german and english), but also someone with a deep knowledge of italian history and culture. Someone who can show you Sicily beyond stereotypes. A unique experience.