International House Language Centre Palermo

International House Language Centre Palermo

Palermo, Italy

International House Language Centre Palermo
International House Language Centre Palermo
International House Language Centre Palermo
International House Language Centre Palermo
International House Language Centre Palermo
International House Language Centre Palermo

Graduate Ratings

9.4 / 10

(23 student reviews)

School Overview

School Description

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 Building

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
Shared Apartment

Single room €170 per week (limited availability)

Studio Apartments:

January - April from €250 per week

May - October from €350 per week

Note: Students need to arrive on a Sunday

Refund Policy

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.

Location Overview

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".

Details and Comparisons

Contact International House Language Centre Palermo

In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House Language Centre Palermo needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

IH Palermo Language Centre
Via Gaetano Daita, 29 (ingresso via Q. Sella 70)
90139 Palermo (PA)

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

10 Jun 2024 - 05 Jul 2024 Details

Student Reviews

Words most commonly used to describe this centre

It was everything in place and it was exactly how I was told in the interview. It was tiring but wonderful!

, CELTA student,

The Celta course was very challenging but worth doing. It taught us new methodologies and different ways to stimulate students to speak and learn English. I found it very effective.

, CELTA student,

Lots of hard work, lots of learning. School staff and tutors have been very supportive and helpful! Palermo is wonderful and I suggest taking a few days after the course to properly see it. A very positive experience, good choice for the CELTA course.

, CELTA student,

Tutors and staff prepared helpful and sustaining you through all the course.

, CELTA student,

A unique experience I would recommend not also to teachers with no or little experience but also to those with lots of experience like me to learn new strategies, techniques and the latest teaching trends!

, CELTA student,

I found this course very interesting for me a Real CHALLENGE . It is a very demanding course but it's wourth doing It, the tutors are fantastico people and the staff really nice . I mer extraordinary collegues and for me it has been a positive experience that helped me to improve my teaching skills. It's a great experience that I advice others to do, special thanks to all.

, CELTA student,

The tutors were amazing and I feel lucky to have had them.

, CELTA student,

It is an extremely useful course particularly for those with little or no previous teaching experience. However, I think that the part time version would be much more effective as trainees would have the time to better incorporate input sessions and feedback into their teaching practice. Also the degree of intensiveness of the course makes it very stressful. Overall, the course was well organized and run professionally. The administrative staff was helpful. Only some of the technical equipment (photocopiers and computer softwares) needed some upgrading. Overall, it was a positive experience.

, CELTA student,

It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it. Great tutors and helpful staff. The course was worth the money I invested.

, CELTA student,

The course was fantastic - it developed our skills by encouraging us to push ourselves to the limits yet the course tutors and administrative staff were so friendly and supportive that it never became overwhelming. I developed as a person and a teacher and had the time of my life!

, CELTA student,

An amazing staff that supported us traineees during a challenging and stressful but also meaningful and inspiring experience. Thank you all for making it unique!

, CELTA student,

A fantastic course, thoroughly enjoyable and learned a lot!

, CELTA student,

It was a blast!! Priceless experience thanks to the incredible teacher trainers. ;)

, CELTA student,

I thought the course was excellent although I felt that less time could definitely have been used doing pair work and more time spent going into more valuable things that we didn't have time to go over at home due to the heavy work load.

, CELTA student,

The course was great! The tutors are very professional and helpful, the course itself is highly practical, to-the-point, and extremely interesting.Well done!

, CELTA student,

The CELTA course at International House Palermo is an amazing course and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering taking the CELTA. The staff were extremely attentive and engaging during the course and showed a high level of professionalism throughout. The tutors, Jonny and Caroline, were exceptional during the input lessons and very helpful, honest and constructive during feedback sessions in order to help you improve as a teacher. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the school and it was a pleasure doing the CELTA in Palermo. The staff were lovely and really went out of their way to make you feel at home. The school itself was equipped with up-to-date equipment, such as interactive whiteboards, computers and Wi-Fi in every classroom and around the school. The workload was intensive but well worth it. Palermo was a great city to explore when not studying or working at the school and has the luxury of beautiful beaches and incredible food everywhere. The CELTA gave me the confidence to go straight into teaching professionally, using the techniques and knowledge acquired during the course. I can’t recommend IH Palermo highly enough.

, CELTA student,


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