IH Catania

Giga International House – Catania opera nel settore della didattica delle lingue straniere dal 1997 ed è riconosciuta dal Ministero dell’Istruzione con Presa d’Atto n. 2681/1 del 8/2/00. La nostra sede, recentemente ampliata, ristrutturata ed attrezzata secondo le più recenti metodologie didattiche, si trova nel centro storico e commerciale di Catania. La scuola è Centro autorizzato per le certificazioni internazionali riconosciute University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. I certificati Cambridge ESOL sono riconosciuti per l’ammissione alla frequenza della maggior parte delle università straniere e sono validi ai fini dei crediti universitari.I nostri insegnanti sono madrelingua o livello madrelingua, laureati, in possesso della certificazione CELTA che qualifica all’insegnamento dell’inglese agli adulti. La direzione didattica cura il loro coordinamento e l’aggiornamento professionale. I nostri corsi di inglese spaziano da Generical English ai corsi specifici per le certificazioni Cambridge (tutti i livelli: YLE, Key, Preliminary, First, Advanced, Proficiency).

Adoperiamo libri di testo di case editrici che godono un ampio riconoscimento nel campo della didattica. Durante il corso vengono anche utilizzati strumenti multimediali come tablets, televisioni touch screen, notebook. Inoltre viene utilizzato anche del materiale di studio autentico come quotidiani e riviste del settore di competenza. Giga IH è anche centro DITALS, monitorato dall'Università per Stranieri di Siena.


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Specialist Courses

  • Young Learners Courses
  • Corporate and Business Courses
  • Cambridge, IELTS or other Exam Preparation Courses

Our school is an international house in all senses of the word! We welcome students from all over the world making the school a place where different cultures meet.

Students choose Catania because of its lively atmosphere! Our teachers are our point of excellence. They are all experienced, qualified and motivated.Our reception staff have been selected for their interpersonal qualities which are so important when dealing with students who come from abroad. Our Courses: General Italian intensive or standard - Combined courses English plus Italian - Cils exam preparation - Individual Courses - Special Courses such as "St. Agatha Festival" "Italian plus Cooking course" "Italian plus Photography course" and "Special Summer Courses". In order to give our students the best language learning experience, Giga IH Catania offers a wide range of social activities included in the programme. Some of our most popular options are: a Tour of Catania, Cocktails by the Sea, Pizza on the Terrace and some bookable activities such as Scuba diving Courses, Italian Cooking lessons, Wine tasting sessions, boat tours and trips to Taormina and Acireale! Join us!


  • Italian

Specialist Courses

  • Junior Programmes
  • 40+ or 50+ Courses


  • Social Programme
  • Transfers
  • For other services please see school website


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence
  • Hotel or Apartment

The City

Nestled at the foot of the stunning Mount Etna, Catania is situated on the lovely East coast of Sicily, facing the turquoise water of the Ionian sea.Founded in the 8th century BC, with its beautifully preserved Roman, Greek and Baroque architecture, Sicily’s second largest city has retained its position as one of Southern Italy’s preeminent cultural and artistic hubs.Its flourishing tourism and hospitality sector also contribute to making Catania one of the most successful and dynamic economies in the south. Such drive and energy have in turn made Catania a prime destination for national and international students. Catania has a bustling atmosphere, with teeming piazzas, lively city markets, and hundreds of clubs and bars which attract the city’s 60,000 university students. Our modern school is located in the heart of the city and surrounded by restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, theatres and markets, all fantastic places to practice and improve your Italian.

Giga International House is an English as a foreign language teacher training centre accredited by the University of Cambridge offering CELTA courses and DELTA Module 1 exams. We were the first centre in Italy authorized to offer the CELTA online in 2010. At Giga, high educational standards and the professional development of our staff are at the heart of our mission. CELTA - Cambridge English Language Assessment's Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults is one of the world's foremost initial qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.

Cambridge English Language Assessment works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) globally. According to Cambridge English Language Assessment more than 10,000 candidates complete a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course each year.The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course will be your passport into TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Accommodation can be arranged upon request. We offer our own accommodation, a fully furnished flat which can accommodate up to 5 people in self catering single rooms with shared bathrooms. We can also help find alternative arrangements. Please let us know which type of accommodation you would prefer while doing the course with us by clearly stating your preference in the application form.

We also offer other short and specialised courses recognise dby the Italian Ministry of Education through our AISLi accreditation.

Teacher Training Courses

CELTA Centre

IH Catania is a CELTA Centre


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