Culturforum

Where Language, Culture and Holiday by the sea come together

Our Italian language courses

Communication is goal number one in the language teaching at Culturforum, Italian language and culture school. In our Italian language courses in small groups 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.

Italian language courses

Our courses of Italian focus on the learner and the knowledge and language skills previouly acquired. What we aim at is that students attending our Italian courses 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

Private lessons

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.

Italian for professionals

This course is intended for professionals who already have a basic knowledge of the Italian language and want to improve both their social Italian and the language they need for their professional life and in the interaction with professional partners in Italy The course is tailor-made to respond to the students’ professional needs.

School and University

Are you planning a language trip for a group of school, university or adult students? With a study holiday at Culturforum your students will be able to meet other students from all over the world who share the same objective: to learn Italian. From the start of our Italian language course, we will be in a position to offer you a varied and stimulating

50+ Courses

Italian language 50 + Programme at Culturforum provides the perfect setting to learn Italian or improve your existing Italian skills and to meet similar aged students from different countries who share an interest in Italian history, culture, cuisine and daily life. At Culturforum, you can enjoy Sicily’s spectacular natural scenery in good company and get to know how sweet life can

Course for Teachers

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

Culture Courses

The aim of these culture courses is not only the study of the language but also an in- depth discussion of history, culture, literature, art, language and society to let you discover the past and present of this controversial land, home of true creative geniuses as well as daring improvisers.

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WHO WE ARE

Culturforum has been offering Italian Language and Culture Courses since the year 2000. Quality teaching in a friendly, informal, and stimulating atmosphere, professionalism combined with personal attention and flexibility, courses in small groups tailored according to the needs of the participants are basic principles at Culturforum.

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FREE TIME

The best way to learn a foreign language is to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the country and discover its true essence, behind the tourist cliches. Sicily has a great deal to offer and much to discover. In fact the island will astonish you with its thousands of years of history, its unique artistic heritage and its rich traditions, which still bear the marks of all the many cultures which have flourished in its soil.

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ACCOMMODATION

Staying in the historic heart of Cefalù means you can experience the authentic way of life of the Mediterranean South and savour its local smells and flavours. It also means immersing yourself in the typical local life-style, enjoying being by the sea, basking in the warmth of the sun, while breathing in the clean, fresh air. Staying in a small town, where time still runs slowly, you can enjoy the welcoming kindness of the friendly local people, and practically feel like a native.

Why choose us

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Find out some reasons why Culturforum, Cefalù and Sicily are 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%

Higher Student Satisfaction

Our principal goal 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.

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 a full, effective 60 minutes, because we believe that every minute counts.

Central position

The school is located in the heart of the town centre, just 2 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral square and Cefalu’s glorious sandy beach. During the break, our students are free to pop out to one of the nearby cafes and soak in the town atmosphere while enjoying a coffee al fresco.

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. 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.

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, translators and legal experts, teachers and students from further education and overseas universities and people who are simply passionate about our beautiful language.

Personal Assistance

All our 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 Cefalu. 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.

Online Courses

Study with experienced mother tongue teachers and improve your Italian from wherever you are!
  • Whenever you wish and wherever you are, comfortably from your own home or office, garden or terrace, on the day and at a time you prefer.
  • Study one to one, with a partner or as part of a group.
  • Choose your class content and the topic you are interested in or let us plan the lessons for you.
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Sicily

Sicily, an enchanting island of fascinating contrast and sheer wild beauty. Its many colonizers have left a unique heritage of superb monuments on its soil. A visit to Sicily today is to relive 4000 years of human history.

Cefalù

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.
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Culturforum has been offering Italian Language and Culture Courses since the year 2000 in Cefalù, picturesque fishing town on the northern coast of Sicily

Corso Ruggero, 55
90015 Cefalù (Palermo), Sicilia, Italia

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