IH Rome DILIT's 45th Anniversary

Congratulations to International House Rome – Dilit, who are celebrating the school's 45th anniversary in 2019! In this article, they tell the story of the school, from small but ambitious beginnings, to realising their dreams have come true almost half a century later. 

It is the year 1970. A group of teachers and a secretary start working at International House in Via Marghera, joining the Italian department set up in 1967. They are very young, but from the very beginning they feel united, very determined, and with an enormous love for their work.

Slowly they discover to have a common dream: to create a “unique” school.

It is the year 1974. Dilit was founded. The same group, becoming more and more close-knit, are determined and passionate, and they acquire the Italian language department from Prof. Zappa. The dream is still the same: to create a “unique” school. But how? They have very clear ideas: to offer their students the best possible didactic experience… and to go to work each morning with a smile.

It is precisely May 8th 1974. The “magnificent” adventure starts.

Correctness and legality are essential from the very beginning. From day one to today, the results obtained have been many: a research department was created and a decision taken to have paid, on-going permanent training; books and texts to teach Italian have been written; an annual International Seminar to share the results of their work with other colleagues has been organised; the “newsletter” Dilit was published and a teacher training department established with more than 5.000 teachers trained; more than 70,000 students from all over the world have enrolled in their courses, becoming part of their history, many of them coming back year after year.

Moreover, thanks to numerous agencies which represent Dilit all around the world, the school has won several quality brands and awards as the best language school in Italy.

It is the year 2019. It is Dilit's 45th anniversary. The team proudly realise that their dream has come true: they have created a unique school, with a united and professional team pursuing the “magnificent dream”.

They are very thankful to all those who have helped them make their dream come true. Thanks to those joining them now or who will do so in the future. They are thankful to their partners and agencies, their students, and colleagues… near and far. Thankful to those who are not with them anymore and to everyone who has helped them create this special reality, with passion and love.

A big toast to International House Rome Dilit to the next 45 years!