The International House Language Centre in Palermo, established in 1975, occupies the ground and basement floors of a hundred-year-old block of flats in the city centre, near the main square, in a prosperous area of the town. The school is centrally heated, with air conditioning in the summer months.
The school offers the following courses to study Italian in Palermo, Sicily: intensive group Italian language courses (15 or 20 lessons per week), one-to-one or "duo" courses, conversation Italian courses, CELI and CILS exams preparation courses, social programme (cinema, opera, wine tasting, ...).
A communicative approach is used in class teaching. Lessons are held in Italian from the first lesson and the core linguistic activites are presented in real contexts. This method ensures that students learn to communicate in Italian from the start.