Intensive Italian group courses in Sicily

If you come to study Italian by the sea in Trapani, the intensive group course will be the heart of your learning experience, made up of sharing many moments, inside and outside the school.

At Scuola Virgilio students come from all over the world and are of different ages but what unites them is the same passion for the Italian language that animates us too.
Upon your arrival, you will find a warm and smiling welcome from all the staff of Scuola Virgilio: the director, the secretariat and the mother-tongue teachers: once in the classroom, their informal style will have the power to make you feel immediately at ease, even if your level of Italian is not particularly advanced.

The typical day of a student begins with the lesson in class: between grammar, conversation and a few games, every day you learn the language and in the meantime you get to know your classmates better and better. The relaxed atmosphere and the small number of students for each class is the secret: it helps you to forge friendships that often last even beyond the period of your holiday in Trapani.
However, the experience represented by intensive group courses wouldn’t be so unforgettable if the class didn’t meet outside of school too… Trapani offers various opportunities for recreation in its free time, such as a sunny afternoon on the beach or a walk at sunset; to these are added the free extra activities offered by the Scuola Virgilio, such as the guided walk through the historic center of Trapani and the aperitif animated by the native Italian teachers.

Every week the secretariat proposes a program of free or paid activities organized by the school itself or its partners, including very interesting meetings with local artisans, pleasant tastings of traditional Sicilian wines or street foods and engaging gastronomic experiences such as “food walks”, dinners homestay and cooking classes.

Finally, whether you are an archeology lover or are rather attracted by the beauty of unspoiled nature, or still interested in art and music, the city will have even more to make you experience, including excursions, art exhibitions, concerts such as the open-air opera in the historic garden of Villa Margherita, right in front of the Scuola Virgilio. In a nutshell, every day of your stay in Trapani you will be able to experience firsthand all the richness of Italian culture and the charm of the Sicilian “dolce vita”.

How the intensive Italian course works

The intensive Italian group courses take place for eight consecutive months from March to November.
For more details on class times, prices and dates, see the registration form.
It is possible to follow the intensive courses at Scuola Virgilio for one or more weeks. The recommended duration is at least two weeks, to get the best results and have time to visit Trapani and Sicily.

The courses are available in two variants:
Standard 15 hours per week (1 hour = 60 minutes), count 3 hours of lessons every morning from Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 13:00 (including half an hour break).

Standard Plus which includes the entire Standard course plus 5 hours of lessons per week in the afternoon (generally, immediately after the lunch break).

The courses are on various levels according to the CEFR standards. The teaching material is provided by the school.

Nationality

Students from over 50 countries from 5 continents

Age Mix

16+ 5% | 25+ 25% | 40+ 30% | 60+ 40%

Class composition

8 Students maximum

In addition to the intensive Italian course

Those who attend the intensive general Italian course and wish to improve their language skills can follow complementary lessons in the afternoon, one-to-one or in small groups: conversation lessons in Italian, specialized Italian lessons including business Italian and also specific lessons for teachers of Italian.

Regardless of the intensive Italian course in Trapani, it is possible to take an official certification exam of the Italian language at the Scuola Virgilio, which is the CELI exam center authorized by the University of Perugia. In this case, in view of the exam it is advisable to take individual CELI preparation lessons.

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Italian language certificate

All year round, Scuola Virgilio offers private courses in general or specialized Italian, even at home with the teacher; intensive weeks for closed groups and schools; remote Italian lessons; preparation for the CELI Italian language exams (including the B1 for citizenship) of which Scuola Virgilio is the only exam center in the province of Trapani. Click below to take a free level test and, without obligation, we will contact you to propose the most suitable exam for you!

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ALSO ONLINE!

Italian language certificate

All year round, Scuola Virgilio offers private courses in general or specialized Italian, even at home with the teacher; intensive weeks for closed groups and schools; remote Italian lessons; preparation for the CELI Italian language exams (including the B1 for citizenship) of which Scuola Virgilio is the only exam center in the province of Trapani. Click below to take a free level test and, without obligation, we will contact you to propose the most suitable exam for you!

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Come and study Italian in Sicily

Scuola Virgilio is proud to have a multifaceted and cosmopolitan identity, having hosted in Trapani since 2006 over a thousand students of all ages, young people, adults and seniors, coming from over 50 countries of the world and from 5 continents.

To attend Italian courses at Scuola Virgilio (and/or sit any exams) you must enroll by completing the enrollment form and paying the €70 fee.
Enrollment at Scuola Virgilio is valid for two years and includes:

BEFORE THE COURSE

  • Level test
  • Access to the online “Community”.
  • Assistance in finding accommodation
  • Welcome pack with useful info and tourist brochures

DURING THE COURSE

  • Student card with discounts
  • Access to the media library
  • Guided tour of Trapani
  • Social activities: conversation at the bar, tastings, cooking lessons, etc.
  • Certificate of attendance

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