International House Language Centre in Palermo was established in 1975 by Patricia C. Durden. The school provides English and Italian Language Courses for all ages and levels as well as being a teacher training centre.
The training centre in Palermo occupies two floors of a beautifully restored hundred-year-old building in the heart of the city centre, near the main square, Piazza Politeama. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with interactive whiteboards and free WiFi is available throughout the CELTA teacher training centre.
There are twelve classrooms, a student self-access centre, a photocopy area, a reception area and a study/library area. Students are free to use the school’s computers, all of which are permanently online.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen, coffee area and an outside patio for those well needed breaks.
The study area is provided with computers and other devices which are free for students to use outside of CELTA lesson times. Free WiFi available throughout the building.
Food & Drink
There are coffee, drinks and food vending machines in the school. There are lots of cafes, snack bars & supermarkets nearby for buying lunch near the school. Students may enjoy their lunch on the school patio.
The CELTA centre in Palermo is situated right in the heart of the city. It is within walking distance of major supermarkets, bars and restaurants, and the city’s coastline. Getting around the city can easily be done on foot or by bus. The centre is also a 15-minute bus ride from Palermo’s central station, facilitating regional travel for a post-CELTA break!
Help with Employment
We offer help and support finding jobs both in the local area and beyond. The school is well connected to language schools in Sicily and Italy and will help match candidates to suitable roles. Being part of the renowned International House network means that we can offer help finding roles worldwide too.
During the course, you'll have sessions looking at writing a CV, preparing for interviews and choosing a reputable employer. We also look at ways to continue your professional development beyond the course.
Members of the ''Trained by IH'' alumni receive a newsletter with information about developing your career further, news from the schools and alumni members.
The CELTA teacher training centre in Palermo can help arrange accommodation for you with a host family or independent mini-flats/bedsits.
International House Palermo have chosen families for their CELTA students who are quiet and supportive of your studies. Host families will provide you with bed and breakfast and some families allow you to do light cooking if you wish.
Home-stay accommodation :
Single room €150 per week (with breakfast)
Single room €175 per week (with breakfast + 3 meals)
Single room €155 per week (self catering)
Double room €130 per week (with breakfast)
Extra night €30 per night
Single room €170 per week (limited availability)
January - April from €250 per week
May - October from €350 per week
Note: Students need to arrive on a Sunday
International House Palermo will refund your tuition fees, less 25% for administrative processing only if:
- the course has a full complement of trainees and International House Palermo can confirm the admission of a suitable alternative candidate.
- International House Palermo can confirm the admission of a qualified alternate. International House Palermo makes no refund if these two conditions are not met or if you withdraw from a course after it has begun.
Palermo is not only the capital of Sicily, but it is also the Italian Capital of Culture 2018 and with good reason!
An amazing sea landscape, the great warm-heartedness of its 1,000,000 inhabitants, and an almost perfect climate, makes it an ideal place to be at any time of the year.
Palermo (Italy) is Sicily's largest city and is one of the largest cities on the Mediterranean.
Many different cultures have left a remarkable trace of their passage through the island over the centuries.
In Palermo the influence of these civilizations can be seen in the variety and diversity of architectural styles and traditions (Greek, Byzantine, Norman, Arabic, Spanish). As a results, many parts of the city are now UNESCO world heritage sites.
This city has great cultural vitality, along with its beautiful theatres (the world-famous Massimo Theatre is the 3rd largest in Europe).
There is also an excellent cuisine based on the poor peasant tradition which dates back to a millenary Greek-Arabic school, also still present in Palermo's "Arabic" markets (some of the most picturesque places to visit indeed).
This contributes to the image of Palermo as a very lively "cultural cradle".