Laboling – The Italian language school in Sicily has been offering language and culture courses in Milazzo (Messina) since 1994. Milazzo, facing the beautiful Aeolian Islands, is one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in Sicily. It is a small city, which allows you to walk around easily. It is also the best starting point to discover the major tourist attractions and the most important historic sites in Sicily.
The school is open all year round and organises high quality
courses aimed at students of all levels (A1 to C2) and all ages. Moreover, Laboling offers highly qualified teachers, informal and relaxed atmosphere, a rich extra class programme (guided tours of the city, excursions to historical, artistic and natural sites).
Prices: 1 week: € 185; 2 weeks: € 340; 3 weeks: € 490; 4 weeks: € 630; after 4 weeks, each extra week costs € 130.
Description: Standard intensive course is aimed at students of all levels. This is the ideal course if you want to learn together with other students of different nationalities in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This course is based on communication and grammar, in order to develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Small groups (5-6 students per class) allow teachers to carefully monitor the learning process of each student.
Duration: to be agreed according to the needs of the student
Lessons per week: to be agreed according to the needs of the student. Each class lasts 45 minutes
Description: individual classes are aimed at students of all levels, beginners to advanced. Laboling suggests this kind of course to students with specific needs or to students who want to perfect their knowledge of the Italian language. In fact, the syllabus is built according to the student’s needs.
Duration: duration depends on the type of course
Lessons per week: the number of classes per week varies, according to the type of course. Each class lasts 45 minutes
Description: Laboling offers culture courses on literature, history, history of art. Italian literature courses offer a wide range of topics, from classic authors to contemporary writers. The History course is focused on the most important phases of modern Italian history. The Art history course allows the student to get to know the Sicilian artistic heritage.
Intensive course plus (Bildungsurlaub)
Campus course (4 weeks – all inclusive)
Laboling special courses:
Italian on a sailboat
Training courses for teachers of Italian
All accommodation is carefully selected for a comfortable stay, in quiet areas close to the school and to the beach.
These are the accommodation options available:
Shared flat with other students
Apartment or house
Hotel or B&B
Laboling organises several activities after class: excursions to art cities, archaeological sites, volcanoes, little islands, tourist sites and villages where ancient tradition survive; cinema, theatre, dinners with classmates and teachers
Laboling quality standard is confirmed by national and international official accreditations:
MIUR, Italian Ministery of Education, University and Research.
EDUITALIA, International Education.
Bildungsurlaub, German Ministries of Education.
CSN, Swedish Ministry of Education.
CILS, Examination Centre.
DITALS, Examination Centre.
Recognised Training Centre for Italian teachers, cooperating with Università per Stranieri di Siena, Centro DITALS. Possibility of apprenticeship.