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Why choose Culturforum ?

Why study Italian?

  • You love Italy and would like to explore the “Bel Paese”?
  • For your work, you need to communicate with Italians
  • You want to widen and deepen your knowledge of the culture, the people, their life-style and ways of thinking
  • You want to visit the birthplace of your ancestors and re-discover your roots.

Whatever your motivation, here are just some reasons why Culturforum, Palermo and Sicily is the perfect choice to learn Italian and realise your objectives.

Speak real italian, discover the enchanting charm of Sicily, live the warmth of a people-friendly town.

  • Courses starting from

    180€
  • Satisfied students

    99%

WHY CULTURFORUM?

High students satisfaction

Our principal goal at Culturforum is the satisfaction of our students – and their progress in learning the Italian language. One of our proudest achievements has been the feedback left by students, in which the school gained a high popularity rating. In addition, their first course with us led a high percentage of students to return to us – and recommend the school to others.

High-quality teaching

High quality teaching is essential for high quality learning. Our experienced and dedicated teachers use a range of varied and engaging activities and topics in their lessons. They constantly assess the teaching process and adapt their methods to the individual needs of students.

Motivated Adult Students

Our students have a wide range of ages and nationalities, but a high proportion are adults.

Their motives for learning Italian are widely diverse, but whether it is for work, for education or simply for pleasure, they are all highly motivated and enthusiastic.

Among our clients, we have varied professionals, interpreters and translators from the European Parliament and Commission, teachers and students from further education and overseas universities and people who are simply passionate about our beautiful language.

Personalised Lessons

Our classes are small – on average about four or five students. This allows our teachers to give detailed attention to every participant, to personalise their lessons and to adapt them to the interests of every student present.

Here at Culturforum we don’t have a fixed teaching scheme or standard curriculum, which we feel benefits our students. On the first day, our teachers evaluate a student’s level of learning and needs – and only after that do they define the course structure.

Personal Assistance

All Culturforum staff will pay the utmost attention to your needs and will offer you speedy and effective assistance, from first contact until the end of your final day in Palermo.

We will involve you in everything: helping you choose from the wide range of places to stay, for all requirements and budgets; transport to and from the airport; and social and cultural activities. And we will give you all the necessary information and help, before and during your stay.

Every Hour Must Count

Our teaching hours must always represent useful learning time.

If we say that we will study for four hours a day, we must be certain that all those hours are full and effective hours, because we believe that every minute counts. Anyhow the course includes a 15 minute break.

SICILY MEANS:

History under an Open Sky

The artistic richness of Sicily is extraordinary and will amaze you: Greek temples, Phoenician cities, Roman villas, ancient theatres and amphitheaters, wonderful Arab buildings, splendid Norman cathedrals, sumptuous Baroque towns, neo-classical theatres and enchanting Art Nouveau villas.

Travelling across Sicily today, you can discover and re-live the history of the island, the myths and legends of a civilization thousands of years old, which even today is suspended between the East and West, between Europe and Africa.

Summer for Six months of the Year

Sicily has the largest annual total of sunny days in the whole of Europe, an average of 300. This means that for most months of the year, even in the winter, the temperature remains mild and every day there is likely to be a chance to sit and enjoy the open air.

 

Which Italian in Sicily?

And finally,…. in Sicily you can learn good Italian. It’s true that a lot of Sicilians are bi-lingual and speak dialect. But this is reserved for family and friends. The rest of the time, they always use Italian. Like every region of Italy they have their own local idioms, but in every other respects they speak standard Italian.

Discover Sicily with Us

Studying Italian in Sicily is the best way to explore the island. On our excursions you will discover the great monuments of the island and the variety of Sicily’s natural beauty, as well as the less well-known places and treasures of Sicily.

You can visit a Sicilian home to learn about cooking and we will prepare a meal together, so you can taste the best Sicilian wines and enjoy typical Sicilian food. If you then want to study Italian and Sicilian complex history in depth, you will appreciate Culturforum courses, where all the chapters in Sicily’s story will be explained.

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