CLIF sijaitseet Catania sydämessä ja on yksi Italia suosituimmista kouluista. Koulu on erikoistunut opettamaan Italian sinun kaltaisllesi ulkomaisille opiskelijoille. Koulun opetusryhmän koko on pieni (9 students maximum) ja sen opettajat puhuvat Italian äidinkielenään. Heillä on myös erityisen ystävällinen opettaja- ja henkilökunta, jotka pitävät sinuta hyvää huolta Catania oleskelusi ajan.
CLIF has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in Italia. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
Kansallisuus ja ik'jakauma Centro Lingua Italiana Federico II vaihtelee kursseittain Ympärivuotisesti keski-ikä on 35 Kesällä keski-ikä on 90.
Koulussa on opiskelijoita kaikkialta maailmasta, mukaan lukien:
CLIF ei pidä oppitunteja lomien aikana. Koulu ei korvaa menetettyjä opiskelupäiviä, joten valitse aloituspäiväsi huolellisesti.
Small group of 6 persons who got along very well with eachother. Very dynamic and competent teacher.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Federico II was a fun experience for a week. I gained a lot of confidence and ability to form sentences and use tenses, after studying by myself for a year online. The class was small (off season) and the material always changed. Federica was helpful and kept the class entertaining. The classes are rotating and overlapping so the student mix varies week to week. (Students are there for varying numbers of weeks. This is probably common.) This make the curriculum somewhat random. I think there might be some repetition for someone who is there for 4 weeks. For one week, everything was fresh. (I think i was in an advanced beginner class and the group seemed about equal in language skill.)
The pace was good. I would have preferred a longer break and more afternoon instruction. This was not an immersion program in any way, but labelled 'intensive.' For me, intensive would be more instruction time. I realize that some people want the afternoon free for touring but that was not my objective.
There are so many choices all over Italy for language study. I'm sure they are all different. The school setting was not ideal. Catania has a graffiti problem. It is everywhere and not attractive. The outside of the school is very uncomfortable to look at. I would prefer something looking cleaner.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, no problem with the location, facilities, but the ability of the teachers was different. The course was not planned. The actual teacher had no idea from the subject of the previous day. During my ten days I had 5 lecturers. One of the lecturer simply started a DVD film and left us, went home (I can watch films at home). Some teacher spent the first 20-30 minutes by copying pages from a text book for using during the lessons.
Although there was a test on the first day, there was no distinction among the participants, everybody were in the same group independently of the level of their language.
Sorry to say but I would not recommend this course to anybody.
I loved my stay at your school earlier this year. The school was super central, the stuff very personal, the classes were small and the teacher was super nice!! I cannot even remember his name. My memory is terrible. It was a man anyway.
I am planning to come back for sure.
I was very pleased with the teacher and the location. A good idea to visit the market to put into practice what you have learned. I missed fellow students who could have made my stay socially more interesting. My accommodation was ok, but if I ever return, I will look for something more quiet.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I originally only planned to spend 1 week at the school but enjoyed it so much I ended up studying for 7 weeks in total! It was a great experience where I made many new friends and learn't more Italian than I would of thought possible. I was a complete beginner and they were very understanding and patient with me and I improved considerable over the seven weeks.
Catania itself is a great city to study in. Great food, inexpensive and lots of culture and nightlife. The school organise lots of trips which is a real bonus and means you can get a real feel for the city. All the teachers are lovely and I feel liked I made lots of new friends. I can wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful school!
Very lovely and friendly teachers! Also very flexible during classes. Teachers always find approach to every student.
Was there just two weeks, but hoping one day to come back again!
Thank you for your sweet words. We are so grateful to all our students, you are our real success during our job.
Unfortunately the teacher (don't remember her name) wasn't well organized:
Missing materials for the lessons. No clear concept noticable.
The blackboard was too small, the pens for it were nearly empty.
The market was too loud to concentrate when the window was open, but that is a problem you cannot fix.
I only improved my italian a little bit.
I enjoyed the activities outside the school, I would say that I learned more at that.
Federica and Giorgio have always been very helpful and engaged, thank you for this.
My accomodation at Giulia was absolutely perfect.
The school is located in the middle of Catania. The staff are very friendly and approachable. The instruction is effective and the cultural activities are an excellent way to immerse yourself in the surroundings of Catania.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Thank you so much Ken. It was a pleasure to have you in our school, you know you have always a second house and second family in Catania.
I have 4 incredible weeks of studying italian in company of very good people (students and teachers both). We had many activities in a week and i spent a great time! The lessons with our teacher Giorgio, were perfect!!!Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Grazie mille Marina per il tuo bel messaggio.
Un forte abbraccio da tutti noi.
It was wonderful time. I met excellent people and I had good time with them. My teacher Roberta was very helpful and explained grammar issue in a very easy way. I'd like to come back to Federico II in next year! I can't wait to see you again!!:)Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
I'd loved to be in class, it was a very friendly but also concentrated mood.
We sometimes had breakfast and almost every evening dinner in school and it tasted great!
It was very interesting to try new food types, also italian food.
Our teacher was Marion, she was very kind, polite and friendly and became like a friend to us.
The housing was great! Letizia is a great person, whenever we had problems or questions, she gave us the possibility to ask. And the location was great! Very big and it included all important things or rooms.
Unfortunately, I could only stay for 4 days at the Frederico II Scuola. But during this time I had the opportunity to improve my Italian grammar and speaking. I very much enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere, the kindness of teachers and other students. I immediately felt to part of it. In the afternoon we were given the opportunity to see important places at Catania guided by teachers. This was also a great offer, I could ask questions and got informative answers.
The location of the school is superb! Right in the center of town, next to the famous fish marked.
Thank you all for a wonderful week. I would love to come back some other time!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
You're welcome back anytime.
A big hug from Sicily
I really liked the classes because our teacher switched between really studying Italian grammar and just chating with us in Italian.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
4 week course of Italian language was one of my best experiences in Sicily so far! The school is situated in the heart of Catania, near Piazza Duomo. I already spoke a little of Italian at the beginning but they helped me to improve my language skills. I was very impressed with the quality of the teaching staff, they were well-prepared and insightful, and they made the overall learning experience a very enjoyable one. I also liked the cultural program which is part of the course, so you really get to know the Sicily, the language and the Italian culture!Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
In February 2017 I attended the Federico II Scuola di Italiano a Stranieri in Catania in Sicily for a four-week intensive course. I had only studied Italian on my own, with a weekly tutor, for a few months before arriving in Catania. On my first day, I was asked to complete a test to assess my level in Italian, and was placed in a class at the low-intermediate level. There were four students in our class. Classes began at 9:30 am and ended at 2:30 pm, with a morning coffee break and a half-hour lunch break.
I cannot comment on housing that might be provided by the school as I arranged my own accommodation. The school was well-appointed, with nice kitchen and bathroom facilities and spacious classrooms. The location was unbeatable, only steps away form the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of Catania. Our classroom looked out over the famous Catania fish market, and we often had to close the window, otherwise the shouts of the pescivendoli (fish sellers) would drown out our teacher!
I enjoyed meeting the other students, who ranged in age from the 20s to the 50s and who had interesting experiences to share. I was impressed at the efforts the other students made to communicate exclusively in Italian, both inside and outside the classroom.
The learning activities and course materials varied considerably and reflected an approach by the school to develop speaking, reading and writing abilities in Italian. I felt as though every moment of the course was utilized to improve our Italian, whether it was receiving instruction on the grammatical complexities of the language or encouraging the students in wide-ranging and interesting discussions in Italian about Italy and all sorts of topics. Once a week, we watched an Italian film, often with Italian subtitles to aid in our comprehension. The school also arranged for outings once a week to tour local historic sites or to receive a Sicilian cooking lesson. We visited the Biscari Palace and the ancient amphitheatre in Catania which I found very interesting.
I was so impressed by our teacher, Marion, who put an amazing amount of energy into teaching. Marion was highly organized, attuned to our individual challenges with Italian, and gave us a thorough grounding in Italian grammar. Marion was very resourceful and energetic in her efforts to impart to the students an understanding of more advanced areas of the language such as the subjunctive and conditional forms of Italian verbs so that we could read, understand and express ourselves in Italian at a more advanced level. I was particularly impressed that our class was able to cover so much of these aspects in only a four-week course. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable, Marion also has a fabulous sense of humour, and was very personable. She really forms a bond with the students that makes the class a lot of fun.
By the time the course was over, I was able to converse freely in Italian, much as I still have a long ways to go in terms of my vocabulary, and now I enjoy reading in Italian.
Hope I can return soon. I would recommend the school, Catania and hosting for everybody.....Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Is an exchange of knowledge from learning the language, culture and Italian food. In addition to learning also make new friendships putting into practice all the learning and have the possibility to visit different place. It's a very good experience.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
The school is located in the middle of Catania downtown, so we went to eat or drink something in our free time. Catania is a magical city and people there is so friendly and generous. We also went to the beaches only 15 minutes from the school and enjoy the dancing classes that used to be there in the afternoons.
As a brief Catania has everything you need for an unforgettable experience you will remember for the rest of your life!!
Thank you for your lovely review about your experience.
I was a student for 3 months from May - July 2015. Before I couldn't say a word in Italian and at the end of the course I communicated without any problem. I liked that teachers were describing you everything in Italian, no chance to hear English or any other language so you were forced to try to understand. They have patience and number of students in classes is usually really small, so you have personal service too. They explain you culture, local traditions, you do also afternoon trips through the city and they have also cooking class. At the end I felt in love with Sicily so much that I am still living here and I am reccomending Federico II to everybody, who asks me how it's possible that I learned Italian so quickly.Näytä yksityiskohdat » Lue lisää...
Thank you so much for your lovely comment about your experience.
Kotimajoituskohteemme on valittu huolella ja ne tarjoavat opiskelijoille mahdollisuuden oppia paikalliskulttuuria mukavassa ympäristössä ja opiskella samall Italian Cataniassa. Kohteet sijaitsevat usein 4 - 9 minuutin ja yleisten kulkuyhteyksien päässä koulusta. Perheet tajoavat yleensä edullisen ateriaohjelman, jonka avulla pääset tutustumaan paikalliseen ruokakulttuuriin. Perheet tajoavat yleensä edullisen ateriaohjelman, jonka avulla pääset tutustumaan paikalliseen ruokakulttuuriin. Jos sinulla on ruokavaliorajoituksia tai erityistoiveita (uskonnollisista ja terveyssyistä), ole hyvä ja ota meihin yhteyttä etukäteen. Majoituksesi alkaa ensimmäistä oppituntia edeltävänä sunnuntaina ja päättyy viimeisen oppitunnin jälkeisenä lauantaina, vuotiaita ellei toisin mainita. Lisätietoja kotimajoituksesta
Gerardina (for Female students ONLY)
Giulia Homestay - Single-person room - No meals
On mahdollista asua vuokra-asunnossaCatania opiskelun ajan, mutta tämä on tyypillisesti kallis vaihtoehto. CLIF tarjoaa rajoitettua apua asuntojen vuokrauksessa. Vaihtoehtoisesti voit hannkia oman vuokra-asunnon. Lisätietoa vuokra-asunnoista
Live with the Italian teacher
Homestay - Single-person room - No meals
Shared apartment - Single-person room - No meals
Me emme voi anoa viisumeja opiskelijoiden puolesta. Koulu voi kuitenkin tarjota viisumihakemukseen tarvittavat lomakkeet.
Hyväksymiskirje lähetetään kotiosoitteeseesi postitse veloituksetta.
Huomaa, että emme varaa opiskelijoille lentoja. Jos etsit lentojen hintatietoja, suosittelemme Kayak.com sivustoa, jossa voit valita selata lentovaihtoehtoja oman maasi ja kohde Catania välillä oman hintatasosi, aikataulusi ja mieltymyksiesi mukaan.
Opiskele huoletta ulkomailla Language Internationalin tarjoamien sairaus- ja henkilökohtaisen omaisuusvakuutusten turvin. Kun varaat kielikurssin kauttamme, voit halutessasi ostaa kansainvälisen vakuutuspaketin joka kattaa sairauskulujen lisäksi omaisuusvahingot. Sinun on varattava palvelu etukäteen rekisteröitymisen ohessa.
Catania is the most vibrant city in Sicily. It is an ideal place to live: mild climate, blue sea, friendly people and amazing nightlife. Hosted in an ancient baroque building just in front the city main square “Piazza Duomo” and the famous fish market, “A Piscaria,” our school is in the heart of Catania’s historical centre. In few minutes you can sightseeing the city: visit the Cathedral, the Opera Theatre, the Roman ruins and the Baroque buildings.
How to reach us
- From the airport
Catch the bus AMT ALIBUS (there is a shuttle every 25 minutes, cost of ticket 4€, get off in Piazza San
Placido, turn left at Via Vittorio Emanuele until you reach Piazza Duomo (the main square), cross it and
turn right at Via Garibaldi.
- From the subway station (Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII) : 1 stop Stesicoro : straight to the Duomo Square
cross it and turn right at via Vittorio Emanuele, continue some metre.
Kysymyksiä? Saat vastauksia majoituspaikan Centro Lingua Italiana Federico II henkilökunnalta ja aiemmilta opiskelijat.Esitä kysymys
our courses are availble every week from Monday to Friday.
The school will close for Christmas Holidays on 23rd December till 7th January 2018.
If you would like to attend and intensive course for one month, you can join the course in January 2018.
Look forward to hearing from you