Italian school in Taormina: Babilonia

From 313.- GBP
325.- EUR
From 289.- GBP
300.- EUR
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Key points

  • A pearl in the Mediterranean, full of history and beauty
  • Well-regarded school, high standard of education
  • Optional themed courses (Italian cuisine, business Italian, etc.)

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
33 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
123 authentic opinions

Key points

  • A pearl in the Mediterranean, full of history and beauty
  • Well-regarded school, high standard of education
  • Optional themed courses (Italian cuisine, business Italian, etc.)

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
17 years
Average age
33 years
Nationality mix
United States, Germany, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
123 authentic opinions

Occupying a magnificent Italian villa, the language school is located right in the centre of Taormina. The school boasts 8 air-conditioned classrooms, a library, computer lab with free internet and a lounge with audiovisual material. You will also find a cafeteria, kitchen and a magnificent 1000m2 garden, ideal for relaxing between classes with your fellow students. The school emphasises a communicative approach in its teaching, while offering a range of cooking and art classes, sports activities and concerts to fully immerse you in the Italian culture.

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Included in the price
  • Welcome activity
  • Optional language workshops
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet access
  • Welcome activity
  • Optional language workshops
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet access

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 313.- GBP
(325.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
325 EUR
626 EUR
521 EUR
2
575 EUR
1177 EUR
967 EUR
3
750 EUR
1653 EUR
1338 EUR
4
925 EUR
2129 EUR
1709 EUR
6
1275 EUR
3081 EUR
2451 EUR
8
1625 EUR
4033 EUR
3193 EUR
12
2325 EUR
5937 EUR
4677 EUR
16
3025 EUR
7841 EUR
6161 EUR
24
4425 EUR
11649 EUR
9129 EUR
Extra week (24+)
175 EUR
476 EUR
371 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Italian options course (per week)
The Babilonia school proposes various optional courses: Sicilian ceramics and arts, diving, golf, "casalinga" cuisine, wine tasting, Business Italian, etc. These courses are optional and are to be booked in addition to a group course if desired.
On request
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates beginner
17.02 / 02.03 / 16.03 / 30.03 / 14.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 18.05 / 01.06 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 31.08 / 14.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 19.10 / 02.11.2020
Starting dates
17.02 / 24.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 16.03 / 23.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 14.04 / 20.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 11.05 / 18.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 08.06 / 15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 12.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 477.- GBP
(495.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:00-15:55
(Afternoon lessons: 55 minutes)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
495 EUR
796 EUR
691 EUR
2
915 EUR
1517 EUR
1307 EUR
3
1260 EUR
2163 EUR
1848 EUR
4
1605 EUR
2809 EUR
2389 EUR
6
2295 EUR
4101 EUR
3471 EUR
8
2985 EUR
5393 EUR
4553 EUR
12
4365 EUR
7977 EUR
6717 EUR
16
5745 EUR
10561 EUR
8881 EUR
24
8505 EUR
15729 EUR
13209 EUR
Extra week (24+)
345 EUR
646 EUR
541 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Italian options course (per week)
The Babilonia school proposes various optional courses: Sicilian ceramics and arts, diving, golf, "casalinga" cuisine, wine tasting, Business Italian, etc. These courses are optional and are to be booked in addition to a group course if desired.
On request
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates beginner
17.02 / 02.03 / 16.03 / 30.03 / 14.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 18.05 / 01.06 / 15.06 / 29.06 / 13.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 31.08 / 14.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 19.10 / 02.11.2020
Starting dates
17.02 / 24.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 16.03 / 23.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 14.04 / 20.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 11.05 / 18.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 08.06 / 15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 12.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Italian + cooking

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 515.- GBP
(535.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Cooking: 14 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Cooking: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
535 EUR
836 EUR
731 EUR
2
995 EUR
1597 EUR
1387 EUR
3
1380 EUR
2283 EUR
1968 EUR
4
1765 EUR
2969 EUR
2549 EUR
6
2535 EUR
4341 EUR
3711 EUR
8
3305 EUR
5713 EUR
4873 EUR
12
4845 EUR
8457 EUR
7197 EUR
16
6385 EUR
11201 EUR
9521 EUR
24
9465 EUR
16689 EUR
14169 EUR
Extra week (24+)
385 EUR
686 EUR
581 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates
17.02 / 24.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 16.03 / 23.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 14.04 / 20.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 11.05 / 18.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 08.06 / 15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 28.09 / 05.10 / 12.10 / 19.10 / 26.10 / 02.11 / 09.11.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 12.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Italian + diving (PADI)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 week(s)
2 weeks From 915.- GBP
(950.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Diving: 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Diving: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

This programme is designed for those who want to get the PADI International certification.

PADI (5 theory lessons + 5 dives with a scuba tank)

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
2
950 EUR
1552 EUR
1342 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates
01.06 / 08.06 / 15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 12.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Italian + diving

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 17 week(s)
1 week From 508.- GBP
(528.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Diving: 4 of 40 minutes
Course duration
1 - 17 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Diving: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Availability depending on weather conditions.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
528 EUR
829 EUR
724 EUR
2
981 EUR
1583 EUR
1373 EUR
3
1359 EUR
2262 EUR
1947 EUR
4
1737 EUR
2941 EUR
2521 EUR
6
2493 EUR
4299 EUR
3669 EUR
8
3249 EUR
5657 EUR
4817 EUR
12
4761 EUR
8373 EUR
7113 EUR
16
6273 EUR
11089 EUR
9409 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates
01.06 / 08.06 / 15.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 06.07 / 13.07 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 03.08 / 10.08 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 31.08 / 07.09 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
13.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2020
Holidays
15.12.2019 - 12.01.2020
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 289.- GBP
(300.- EUR)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
300 EUR
608 EUR
503 EUR
2
550 EUR
1166 EUR
956 EUR
3
725 EUR
1649 EUR
1334 EUR
4
900 EUR
2132 EUR
1712 EUR
6
1250 EUR
3098 EUR
2468 EUR
8
1600 EUR
4064 EUR
3224 EUR
12
2300 EUR
5996 EUR
4736 EUR
16
3000 EUR
7928 EUR
6248 EUR
24
4400 EUR
11792 EUR
9272 EUR
Extra week (24+)
175 EUR
483 EUR
378 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Italian options course (per week)
The Babilonia school proposes various optional courses: Sicilian ceramics and arts, diving, golf, "casalinga" cuisine, wine tasting, Business Italian, etc. These courses are optional and are to be booked in addition to a group course if desired.
On request
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates beginner
15.02 / 01.03 / 15.03 / 29.03 / 12.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 17.05 / 31.05 / 14.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 20.09 / 04.10 / 18.10 / 01.11.2021
Starting dates
01.03 / 08.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 05.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 24.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 04.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11.2021
Bank holidays
04.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2021
Holidays
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021
17.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 453.- GBP
(470.- EUR)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 14:00-15:55
(Afternoon lessons: 55 minutes)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
470 EUR
778 EUR
673 EUR
2
890 EUR
1506 EUR
1296 EUR
3
1235 EUR
2159 EUR
1844 EUR
4
1580 EUR
2812 EUR
2392 EUR
6
2270 EUR
4118 EUR
3488 EUR
8
2960 EUR
5424 EUR
4584 EUR
12
4340 EUR
8036 EUR
6776 EUR
16
5720 EUR
10648 EUR
8968 EUR
24
8480 EUR
15872 EUR
13352 EUR
Extra week (24+)
345 EUR
653 EUR
548 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Italian options course (per week)
The Babilonia school proposes various optional courses: Sicilian ceramics and arts, diving, golf, "casalinga" cuisine, wine tasting, Business Italian, etc. These courses are optional and are to be booked in addition to a group course if desired.
On request
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates beginner
15.02 / 01.03 / 15.03 / 29.03 / 12.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 17.05 / 31.05 / 14.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 20.09 / 04.10 / 18.10 / 01.11.2021
Starting dates
01.03 / 08.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 05.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 24.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 04.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11.2021
Bank holidays
04.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2021
Holidays
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021
17.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Italian + cooking

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 491.- GBP
(510.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Cooking: 14 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Cooking: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
510 EUR
818 EUR
713 EUR
2
970 EUR
1586 EUR
1376 EUR
3
1355 EUR
2279 EUR
1964 EUR
4
1740 EUR
2972 EUR
2552 EUR
6
2510 EUR
4358 EUR
3728 EUR
8
3280 EUR
5744 EUR
4904 EUR
12
4820 EUR
8516 EUR
7256 EUR
16
6360 EUR
11288 EUR
9608 EUR
24
9440 EUR
16832 EUR
14312 EUR
Extra week (24+)
385 EUR
693 EUR
588 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates
01.03 / 08.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 05.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 24.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 04.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11.2021
Bank holidays
04.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2021
Holidays
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021
17.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Italian + diving (PADI)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 week(s)
2 weeks From 891.- GBP
(925.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Diving: 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Diving: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

This programme is designed for those who want to get the PADI International certification.

PADI (5 theory lessons + 5 dives with a scuba tank)

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
2
925 EUR
1541 EUR
1331 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates
07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 27.09.2021
Bank holidays
04.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2021
Holidays
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021
17.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

Italian + diving

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 17 week(s)
1 week From 484.- GBP
(503.- EUR)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Diving: 4 of 40 minutes
Course duration
1 - 17 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
17 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-11:30 + 11:30-13:00
Diving: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Availability depending on weather conditions.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+)
1
503 EUR
811 EUR
706 EUR
2
956 EUR
1572 EUR
1362 EUR
3
1334 EUR
2258 EUR
1943 EUR
4
1712 EUR
2944 EUR
2524 EUR
6
2468 EUR
4316 EUR
3686 EUR
8
3224 EUR
5688 EUR
4848 EUR
12
4736 EUR
8432 EUR
7172 EUR
16
6248 EUR
11176 EUR
9496 EUR
EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 EUR
Extra night (host family) 43 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 28 EUR
Airport transfer from Catania (pick-up) 90 EUR
Starting dates
07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 27.09.2021
Bank holidays
04.04 / 01.05 / 02.06 / 08.12.2021
Holidays
13.12.2020 - 09.01.2021
17.12.2021 - 31.12.2021

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end
If arrival is on a Saturday and departure is on a Sunday, an extra night will be charged.

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

123 students gave their opinion about this school

68 years old - France
/ 5
Méthode d'enseignement originale , basée sur l'imprégnation, dans la ville touristique (trop...) de Taormina.Le site est magnifique . Petite structure, méthode originale d'enseignement Le professeur change toutes les semaines.Le contact personnel est plus difficile. Très agréable appartement , bien situé par rapport à l'école et à l'écart de l'afflux de touristes. A l'exception des séances de cinéma organisées par l'école, je n'ai pas participé aux autres excursions, disposant de mon propre véhicule.
4 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'espère!Je pense avoir progressé surtout dans l'expression orale sur laquelle l'accent est mis dans l'enseignement donné. »
School highlights
« Sa situation au centre d'une ville magnifique, sa taille humaine, sa méthode d'enseignement. »
Top tips
« En profiter pour visiter la Sicile »
29 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October – November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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53 years old - France
/ 5
Ecole sympathique de par sa taille et la qualité des cours proposés. La ville est très touristique.
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui pour l'aisance à s'exprimer et la compréhension »
School highlights
« Faire participer les élèves »
35 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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60 years old - Spain
/ 5
A mediados de agosto muy masificada la ciudad, calles y playa de turistas. La ubicación del centro así como la infraestructura son perfectas para el aprendizaje de una lengua. El método e interés del profesorado es muy bueno. Todo lo relacionado con temas docentes perfecto.
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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« La relación con los profesores, su amabilidad. Las instalaciones del centro y la relación de trabajo con los compañeros (compañerismo) »
28 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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56 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Für Personen, welche ihre mündlichen Fertigkeiten verbessern möchten, ist diese Schule sehr gut geeignet. Wer Wert auf traditionellen Grammatikunterricht legt, ist am falschen Ort. Ausflüge werden nur bei genügend Teilnehmer angeboten, weshalb der einzige Ausflug, an dem ich teilnehmen konnte, ausfiel.Während der Woche jeden Tag ein anderes Angebot (Spiel, Kultur/Literatur/Kunst, Kochen/Kulinarisches, Film)
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vor allem im mündlichen Bereich und im Verständnis. Im Land selbst muss man sprechen, auch gerade in einer Gastfamilie, was mir sehr viel Sicherheit gegeben hat. »
School highlights
« Offene, freundliche Lehrpersonen.Die Kleingruppe am Nachmittag (Intensivkurs) war besonders nachhaltig. »
Top tips
« Die Aussicht auf das Meer und den Ätna. Einen Ausflug auf den Ätna ist das Geld wert. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Teaching (2 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Testimonials
Céline Schueppen
Céline Schueppen
Babilonia, Taormina
Duration: 12 weeks

My 10-week language course at the Babilonia language school in Taormina allowed me to improve my Italian in a truly magical setting. When the weather is nice, the classes take place in a beautiful garden lined with flowers. During breaks, small loudspeakers hidden at the foot of the palm trees play a relaxing music. The learning activities are varied and original and encourage us to use the language in speaking and writing. In addition to the classes, the school offers seminars on various topics, film viewings and concerts. I also discovered many places in Sicily thanks to the excursions organised by the school every Saturday (hike on Mount Etna or Vulcano, visit of one of the Aeolian islands, visit of cities like Syracuse, Noto, Modica, Ragusa…) Finally, living in Taormina is very pleasant as the inhabitants are friendly and give you a very warm welcome!

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Inés Miranda Santillana
Inés Miranda Santillana
Babilonia, Taormina
Duration: 1 week

My experience in Taormina was unforgettable. It’s a really beautiful place and, despite it being small, it’s very charming and has many cultural activities to offer. There are quite a few villages within easy reach, which are perfect to go spend a day. The Greek theatre with the Etna in the background is amazing, a must – plus, Babilonia students get in for free.

The school is located in the centre of Taormina and it has a beautiful garden where you can sit and chat with your colleagues, drink a cup of coffee or read a book. The groups are small and the teaching is dynamic and fun.

What I liked the most was the chance to study Italian just 10 minutes away from the beach, which is the perfect combination for a holiday course!

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Host family
Staying with a local host, you’ll be provided with a single room with breakfast, half-board or full-board. This is the ideal option if you wish to immerse yourself in Sicilian culture from the beginning to the end of your stay! Sharing meals and everyday life with Sicilians is a superb way to continue using your language skills outside of class while getting a real taste of local life.

Apartment (from 18 years)
There are several apartments (shared or private) available in the town of Taormina. In the shared apartments, there is a kitchen and bathroom to be shared by the students, and the bedrooms are singles (or doubles for two people travelling together). This is a good choice if you want more independence during your time in Sicily.

Host family
Staying with a local host, you’ll be provided with a single room with breakfast, half-board or full-board. This is the ideal option if you wish to immerse yourself in Sicilian culture from the beginning to the end of your stay! Sharing meals and everyday life with Sicilians is a superb way to continue using your language skills outside of class while getting a real taste of local life.

Apartment (from 18 years)
There are several apartments (shared or private) available in the town of Taormina. In the shared apartments, there is a kitchen and bathroom to be shared by the students, and the bedrooms are singles (or doubles for two people travelling together). This is a good choice if you want more independence during your time in Sicily.

The school offers many extracurricular activities that will allow you to meet other students while enjoying the best of Sicily. The programme includes film screenings, games and seminars (Italian literature, Sicilian culture, etc.). Every weekend and some afternoons, excursions are organised to local spots that are off the tourist trail. You will also be invited to cultural activities such as dinners, concerts and plays, and there are tennis courts and fitness centres for sporty types. If you want to go shopping, you will enjoy discounts with the student card that the school gives you on arrival.

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