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

Are you searching for a school that offers a distinctive and genuine experience in a city that is not overrun by tourists? Catania is a lively city throughout the year, and Giga International House is the perfect school for you!

Giga International House offers Italian language courses from the Absolute Beginner level (A0) to the high proficiency level (C2) according to the European Framework for Languages.

Language courses are offered from 1 week up to 1 year in duration. An online written test will be sent before arrival. Oral and comprehension skills will be assessed on the day of arrival.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of each course.

The school also offers Exam Preparation Courses for CELI, CILS, and PLIDA exams.

In addition to Italian language courses, our school offers a wide selection of Extra Courses (such as cooking, wine tasting, diving, hiking, and ceramics) that can be added to the Italian language course.

We also organize a fantastic 30+ program called "The UNESCO Gran Tour of Sicily" for those who have never visited Sicily before and would like to explore and learn as much as possible about Sicily in just 2 weeks.

The school also organizes a Home Tuition Program where you can live and study in your teacher's home.

Our school is conveniently located only 350 meters away from Catania's largest Central Park and its historical City Center. The school is located on the 2nd floor of a modern building and has recently been renovated. It consists of a spacious reception area, 6 classrooms, a large terrace, a director's office, a staff office, and a teachers' office.

Giga International House was established in 1997. Today, Giga International House is a prominent language training institution not only in Catania but throughout Sicily. The Courses, Certifications, and Teacher Training Department are the three main pillars that have supported Giga IH's more than twenty years of activity, characterized by professionalism, continuous growth, and enthusiasm.

Giga International House strives for excellence in language teaching through the ongoing professional development of its staff and the sharing of the values that define its work. Its aim is to facilitate the achievement of students' goals.

The mission of the Italian Department for Foreigners, in addition to teaching Italian as a foreign language, is to offer students a real-life experience in Sicily and a language stay where they can discover the rich cultural heritage in Sicily. Explore historical sites, archaeological sites, and artistic events to deeply understand its history, art, and culture, making the study stay in Sicily a life-long experience!


  • Italian

Specialist Courses

  • Online Classes
  • 40+ or 50+ Courses


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


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence
  • Hotel or Apartment

The City

The 'gleaming Catania' is the lyrical masterpiece of a song by Carmen Consoli, a native of Catania! Here is some information about our city:

Catania boasts a rich history, tracing its origins back to the 8th century BC when it was founded by the Chalcidian Greeks. The city's history mirrors that of Sicily, with numerous remnants of different dominations that arrived in Sicily, such as a Greek Theatre, a Roman Amphitheater, three Roman baths, and a medieval castle (Castello Ursino) built by Frederick II.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic centre of Catania showcases the beauty of Sicilian Baroque architecture, a result of the city's reconstruction following the devastating 1693 earthquake, under Spanish rule.

Today, the metropolitan area of Catania includes the comune of Catania (with approximately 350,000 residents) and 26 surrounding comuni forming an urban belt, with a total population of over 800,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. vibrant with life and diversity."

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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