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Babilonia Taormina, Italy

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4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of Babilonia , Taormina
Ranked #1 of 0 Italian schools in Taormina
School
Location of the school
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Social activities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
2.5 

Rating: 2.5/5.0

(2)
Students 31-49 years
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

(12)
What we like about the school
  • Easy access to the beach and the historical heritage and natural beauties of Sicily
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: The Centre is located in the heart of the world-famous town of Taormina, the most beautiful town in Sicily. Courses and programs are held at “Casa Silva”, a historic villa, built-in 1817 just 200 metres away from the Greek Theatre: an architectural, natural and historical treasure that Taormina has miraculously managed to conserve. The villa still today boasts a luxurious botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean plants, centuries-old palms, monkey puzzle trees and magnolias, as well as many other exotic trees and plants.
  • The language school Babilonia was founded in Taormina, Italy in 1992.
  • Legal name / parent company: Babilonia SRL
  • Tax registration ID: IT04041230873

Italian Courses

General Language
Private
Business
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Babilonia

Lesson duration
45 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 38 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 04 Feb 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full corresponding tuition fees are reimbursed
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per Italian language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Babilonia , Taormina can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Trekking in Taormina
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  • Accommodation in Taormina
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  • Welcome to Babilonia
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  • Reception
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  • Babilonia front desk
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  • Front desk
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  • Excursions in Taormina
    Excursions in Taormina36/46
  • Hiking
    Hiking37/46
  • Surfing
    Surfing38/46
  • Taormina
    Taormina39/46
  • Exploring Taormina
    Exploring Taormina40/46
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding 41/46
  • Selfie
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  • Working together
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  • Activity
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  • Playing cards
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  • Fun activities
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Babilonia

Accreditations and Quality seals
ASILSIALCEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalUniversity for Foreigners of Perugia
Italian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
25% male / 74% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Babilonia and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoPayPal - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 1

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Adapted for deaf students

    • Adapted for blind students

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 75
Throughout the year: 45
Minimum age of students
17 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 7
Adult courses Throughout the year: 7
Average age of students
In summer: 35 years
Throughout the year: 45 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet-
Basketball-
Cooking-
Dancing-
Diving7 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf50 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking-
Music-
Rugby-
Sailing-
Skiing-
Squash-
Swimming-
Tennis-
Volleyball-
Windsurfing-
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Seminars on the history of Sicily, film nights, cooking lessons, weekend excursions.

Adults - Paid activities

For fee-based activities, registrations and payments are to be made at the school by the deadlines indicated for each activity which changes regularly.

Accommodation

Ratings of Babilonia compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 Babilonia TaorminaAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Homestay3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Babilonia , Taormina

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
All Babilonia staff members were extremely friendly, and even outside the school you were greeted by name when you met them by chance. I immediately felt at ease, the atmosphere was very personal and human. I also have a lot of praise for the organisation; small requests for changes were implemented immediately and without any problems, and with a friendliness that cannot be taken for granted. I liked this exceptional flexibility. The lessons were varied and learning in the group was fun. I particularly liked the cooperation in small groups and the fact that care was taken to get into contact with everyone here, which was very conducive to the community. I would almost like to say that I learned Italian in a playful way during this week!
Disliked
However, I would like to comment on a few minor points: the methodology of the lessons could still be worked on a bit, some of the exercises were too lengthy. For example, in some of them only one sentence was reconstructed until the end of the learning unit, so for me the learning effect was not as high as I would have imagined. That's why I didn't give the maximum number of stars for price/performance. I thought the communication method was good, but in my opinion, the teacher should not be so reserved, but should correct mistakes when speaking etc. or intervene and give tips, because you want to learn something. I found it very positive to exchange ideas with the course participants, but you have to remember that they actually make the same mistakes as you. As I said, these were just tips on what I might improve. Apart from that, I can only say: it was a great week!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Combo Intensive - 1 week
4. Apr. 2023
Liked
Everyone at the school was very friendly, especially my instructor, Anna. I took private lessons which enabled her to spend extra time on things I didn't quite understand. This was a fun and engaging experience. My Italian language skills are much improved!
Disliked
Everything was great, I wouldn't change anything.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Private Language Course [Italian] 5 lessons per week - 2 weeks
4. Feb. 2023
Liked
It had been several years since I had taken an Italian course, so it was good for me to start at a beginner level. The school is well organized and very helpful. Has a nice garden.
Disliked
We had a different teacher every week which in itself is not bad at all because the first 2 weeks they were excellent, however in the 3rd week there was one (fellow students) who was an internship / starting, this teacher was very timid and insecure. Someone was there to supervise, unfortunately we were not informed about this.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss There is a restaurant at the school, very good/excellent but despite the discount the meals are very pricey, except during the morning break for coffee normal price.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: No, as said good.
Other comments Afternoon activities done nice, not kayaking at my age but fun topics, worth doing and definitely doing.
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
24. Jun. 2022
Liked
Warm welcome, very nice garden with a coffee bar, a friendly barrista prepares excellent cappucini, interesting activities in the afternoon, good teacher.
Disliked
Liked everything.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Best school out of six, I attended this year in Italy.
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
21. Nov. 2022
Liked
The teachers at Babylonia showed strong commitment and used modern methods to introduce you to the Italian languages.
Disliked
Unfortunately, the afternoon program was almost entirely in Italian, making it difficult for some participants to follow what was being said.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Good combination of culture, cooking and tours
Course: Club 50+ Programme 10 - 2 weeks
14. May. 2024
Liked
Friendly and skilled teachers Lovely outdoor facilities good location in the city
Disliked
Definitely not suitable for people with walking difficulties Many stairs to get to school
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Nicely arranged course
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Club 50+ Programme + Italian 20 - 2 weeks
20. Sep. 2021
Liked
The teachers, interesting teaching methods, very helpful staff.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
30. Aug. 2021
Liked
Location and gastronomy, friendly and competent teachers
Disliked
Sometimes the monolingualism is annoying, slight overload due to listening comprehension exercises spoken too quickly. Homework should be checked.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss EATING WITH course participants
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Nice people
Course: Club 50+ Programme 20 - 2 weeks
16. Oct. 2023
Liked
Location and small number of people in one class.
Disliked
Working in couples a lot and too difficult listening.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Semi Standard Course - 1 week
9. Sep. 2020
Liked
International students.
Disliked
Not enough activities with audiovisuals.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
1. Sep. 2021

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Via Timoleone 10 - 98039 Taormina
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Questions and answers about Babilonia

  • Yes, please note that the tourist tax is to be paid by the student directly to the hotel.
    Saeko, Area Manager German from Babilonia - Dec 07, 2022
  • Shared apartment means accommodation that student shares with other tenants. They are mostly other students from the school, but you may also share housing with locals.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 17, 2023
  • Yes, the school is registered with Erasmus+ and can sign the Mobility Agreement and issue the certificate without any problem.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 08, 2023
  • The flats offered by the Babylonia school have a kitchen shared with other tenants.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 08, 2024

FAQ about Babilonia , Taormina

  • Italian courses at Babilonia start at 238 € for Semi-Intensive Course course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Studio apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Babilonia
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Super-Intensive, Intensive Course, Semi-Intensive Course, Combo Intensive
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Babilonia varies from 1 students (Private Language Course ) to 12 students (Super-Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at Babilonia hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Babilonia comes from Germany with a 22% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (16%) and USA (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Babilonia offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 35 during the summer and 45 for the rest of the year.
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