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Scuola VirgilioTrapani (Sicily), Italy

From 195€ per week
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall school rating of Scuola Virgilio, Trapani (Sicily)
Ranked #1 of 0 Italian schools in Trapani (Sicily)
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Social activities
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
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
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 31-49 years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(2)
Students 50+ years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(4)
What we like about the school
  • School just next to the beach
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
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: Scuola Virgilio is located in the beautiful Sicilian town of Trapani, Italy. The school is a five minute walk from the Trapani Train Station, and there are a number of shops and restaurants closeby. Local attractions such as the Fountain of Saturn, The Contemporary Art Museum and The Museum of Illusions Trapani are all within proximity of the school, ensuring that students have ample opportunity to create lasting memories whilst completing their language goals.

Course selection: Course selection includes options of group lessons, as well as tailored-made one-to-one programmes. The Standard General programme is available to all levels, with a specialised all-inclusive course of "Learning in a Teacher's Home" popular amongst individual students looking for an immersive experience. One-to-one courses are readily available throughout the year, with private lessons also being able to be taken in conjunction with a group programme. The school also offers courses to learn English and Spanish.

Accommodation: Scuola Virgilio is happy to assist students with their accommodation, offering options of Homestay with local families and Student Residence, the whole year-round.

School facilities: All classrooms are well equipped and spacious with heating, air conditioning and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Methodology: The school's native teaching staff offer dynamic lessons with a communicative and informal style approach, allowing for personalised attention for each student.
  • The language school Scuola Virgilio was founded in Trapani (Sicily), Italy in 2006.
  • Legal name / parent company: Scuola Virgilio Società Cooperativa
  • Tax registration ID: IT02428030817

Italian Courses

General Language
Online
Private

Information for all courses offered by Scuola Virgilio

Comments about courses

Private airport transfers:

  • from Trapani airport: EUR 30 one way
  • from Palermo airport: EUR 100 one way

    The registration fee includes:
  • processing fees
  • placement test
  • attendance certificate
  • welcome pack with tourist information
  • student card with discounts and advantages in a series of affiliated shops
  • access to the multimedia library
  • membership at online conversation exchange group
Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
90.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 €. 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 - 29 Feb 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
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 Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Scuola Virgilio, Trapani (Sicily) can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Views of the city
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  • Students in Trapani (Sicily)
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  • Studying at Scuola Virgilio
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  • Seeing Trapani (Sicily)
    Seeing Trapani (Sicily)7/9
  • City tour
    City tour8/9
  • Accommodation in Trapani
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Scuola Virgilio

“My childhood dream to bring the world to Trapani: 15 years in the making, over 2000 students from 50+ countries and counting. Learn languages, love life!”
– 
Stefano Grillo
Director of Scuola Virgilio
Accreditations and Quality seals
Italian in ItalyLICETPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Italian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 9:15
Student gender mix
30% male / 70% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Scuola Virgilio and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoPayPal - logoMaestro - logoWestern Union - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 5
    Number of public PC workstations: 5
    Free parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 10
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 3
Junior courses - In summer: 1
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 1
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 4
Adult courses Throughout the year: 2
Junior courses In summer: 1
Junior courses Throughout the year: 1
Average age of students
In summer: 40 years
Throughout the year: 50 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from Australia 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
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
50 €
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
Basketball1 km
Cooking-
Dancing4 km
Diving15 km
Football (soccer)-
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking4 km
Music-
Sailing1 km
Swimming-
Tennis1 km
Volleyball-
Windsurfing15 km
Yoga5 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Guided city tour
Food tastings at the school
"Meet & greet" aperitivo sessions
Meetings with local producers

Adults - Paid activities

Cooking classes and workshops as well as tastings
Excursions all around western Sicily

Accommodation

Ratings of Scuola Virgilio compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 Scuola Virgilio Trapani (Sicily)Average of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.4

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.4

Rating: 3.4/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Scuola Virgilio, Trapani (Sicily)

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The school is centrally located between the old town and the new part of Trapani. It is also easily accessible by bus. The classrooms are air-conditioned and have a digital blackboard. The staff are always available to answer questions, including holiday-related questions, and provide valuable tips. The lessons are structured in a varied way and the small group size means that you are well integrated into the teaching process. Through the afternoon programme, you quickly get in touch with the other participants.
Disliked
As this was my first language study trip, I can't really compare. I was alone in Trapani for a fortnight and can only say: Have the courage, it's fun!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The course was above my language level, but I was well involved and learned a lot as a result.
Course: Standard Course  - 2 weeks
7. Aug. 2023
Liked
All the teachers were very good and enthusiastic about their work. Every day we got lots of material: texts, grammar points and excercises. We were given lots of homework which I liked since I feel I learn by doing. As all the teaching was in Italian I really learned a lot and became more confident in using Italian. It was a very nice experience and I'm already planning my next learning holiday.
Disliked
Because of students coming and going, each week is a separate entity. For a student who stays several weeks, this is a bit confusing. If we got homework on Friday, it would be good to have it checked (or corrected) next Monday. I would also have liked to have more progressive method, sometimes I felt we were jumping back and forth in between grammar issues. I understand this is a huge challenge for the school and probably a problem only for us who stay longer.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Stefano's tours and cooking class
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)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Suitable for all, leaves lots of free time to explore the town and surroundings.
Course: Standard Course  - 3 weeks
15. Oct. 2023
Liked
I love how kind and helpful everyone is. I love the quality of education.
Disliked
I was put in a Homestay with someone who seemed a bit anxious. Even before I moved in, they asked me to move out. It would be nice to have more homestay options. And it still turned out great at the Bed and Breakfast I am staying at.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don't miss Erice.
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
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good.
Other comments I love it and can hardly wait to come back.
Course: Standard Course  - 1 week
2. Oct. 2023
Liked
Teachers staff, reception and availability of school's director
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: 2 weeks Standard Group Class + 1 week CELI Exam Preparation (10 Private Classes) - 3 weeks
21. Nov. 2019
Liked
I was able to enjoy the lessons in a small group.
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: 50+ Course - 2 weeks
22. May. 2024

Map  

Via Osorio, 24 - Trapani - 91100 Trapani (Sicily)
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Questions and answers about Scuola Virgilio

  • Yes, the school offers group classes all year around, Sicily is a very seasonal destination so the ammount of students is smaller in the winter months compared to summer, so the groups are normally way more reduced.
    Ángel Marcos Portoles, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 24, 2022
  • We have received feedback describing them as very enthusiastic teachers, with a lot of humor. The lessons are an excellent mix of free speaking, clear explanations of grammar, reading of texts and exercises and individual correction.
    Ángel Marcos Portoles, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 24, 2022
  • The school moved location in September 2022, from Via Bernardo Bonaiuto to Via Osorio, closer to the train station.
    Ángel Marcos Portoles, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 24, 2022
  • Yes, both the school and the student residence are located in the old town, close to the beach.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 02, 2023

FAQ about Scuola Virgilio, Trapani (Sicily)

  • As most schools, Scuola Virgilio offers a replacement in form of private lessons. Here the replacement is around 2 private lessons for every 5 group lessons booked.
    Ángel Marcos Portoles, Service Delivery Manager from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 24, 2022
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Scuola Virgilio
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Scuola Virgilio varies from 1 students (Standard Course at Teacher's Home) to 8 students (Standard Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Scuola Virgilio hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Scuola Virgilio comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from USA (15%) and France (8%).
  • Scuola Virgilio offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 40 during the summer and 50 for the rest of the year.

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