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Italian Language Schools and Courses in Otranto

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ILS is an Italian Language School established on 2003 and based in Otranto, Italy, it’s located in a new building, renovated in 2010, in a lovely residential area of Otranto with a lot wide green where the student can relax, 50 meters from the sea, 5 minutes from the city centre and the rail station by foot. The best solution in Italy for a study vacation!


ILS is open all year round for students of every age, level and nationality. It’s objective is to offer high quality, stimulating Italian language lessons in a warm and friendly environment. Classes have a max 8 students, using teaching methods that focus on developing conversational skills, without neglecting the study of grammatical structures and as a difference from traditional schools, lessons are tailored to each student and they can also be individual rather than in a group. ILS’s team of motivated teachers are all mother tongue, professionally qualified and have many years of experience teaching Italian language to foreign learners. Students can use a library, a videoteca (where they can find every kind of book, essay, novel, dictionaries, Italian newspapers, and the most famous films from the Italian cinema) and a computer to serf by Internet for free.

On the Web Site of the School you can find more information!

ILS is the only Italian Language School in Southern Italy:
   •  Full Member of the World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation
   •  Full Member of the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO).
   •  Member of the Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations (FIYTO)

Three organisations representing the global community of youth travel and student travel.

The School
The School

The school is trying to distinguish itself from other Italian language schools through its teaching methods (a gradual didactic program) suited to every student and group. They pay a lot of attention to the special needs of each student and the teaching method is based on a fundamental communicative approach, where the grammatical elements are taught and practiced through conversation.

ILS’s team of motivated teachers are all mother tongue, professionally qualified and have many years of experience teaching Italian language to foreign learners.

Location of the School
Location of the School


Otranto is one of the most important bathing localities in Italy, famous for its clean waters, its splendid and large beaches, located in an historical and very attractive setting.
An excellent climate and an exciting night life make Otranto one of the most preferred holiday destinations.
Apulia is a land of passage, a land between two seas located on the Mediterranean, across between marine and land routes that reflect memorable, mythical and historical migration. There's no other place on earth like Apulia, you will find art, archaeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery, and, of course, great food.



The courses are taught at all levels by native Italian speakers, university graduates who are specially qualified to teach Italian language and culture.
There are 3 different levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, and 4 different typology of frequency: LOW, NORMAL, INTENSIVE and FULL IMMERSION of 10, 15, 20 and 25 hours of weekly lessons.
No special pre-requisites are necessary to attend our Italian Language courses and at the end of the courses every student receives a certificate which states the attained knowledge of Italian.
The lessons take place from Monday to Friday, normally in the morning.
Special Courses: Cooking, Literature, Grammar, CILS and CELI preparation, Italian for kids.

Italian Language Courses
Italian Language Courses


Our school has a wide recreative program: we organize disco and theatre nights, quiz games, sport competitions, movies, dinners in the garden, tambourine course, tours on horses or by bike, canoe or ship.
You can surf, play tennis, football, karate and karting.
There is also the possibility of diving with the help of a professional team.
We also organize architectural and artistic trips all around Otranto with special regard to Maglie, Lecce and Salentinian Greece, wine tasting and Gastronomic tours in Salento.

Dinner in a restaurant in Otranto
Dinner in a restaurant in Otranto


The accommodations are in the building in which the school is located in double or single rooms, with heating and air conditioning, television, some have a balcony with sea view. The sheets and towels are supplied and its change and the cleaning of the rooms happens weekly.
There is a breakfast room, a bar, a room with video facilities where the students can watch Italian movies selected by the school, a garden and an open space to relax.

The rooms
The rooms


In these years ILS has developed important partnerships and obtained references that guarantee the customer (private or business).

ILS Italian Language School
ILS Italian Language School

  • ILS cooperates with EUROLINGUA INSTITUTE (STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMMES) to teach people from all over the world and help them achieve their goal of learning a language or improving their language speaking skills from 2011

  • Lonely Planet - Paula Hardy (Coordinating Author) wrote about us on the 1st EDITION of "Puglia & Basilicata" Travel Guide 2008 at page 163. It was a very pleasure for all of us to meet and help Paula in Otranto in the summer 2007.

  • ILS has received the Patronage of Province of Lecce in 2007

  • ILS has received the Patronage of Comune di Otranto in 2004

  • ILS has received the Patronage Unione dei comuni della Grecìa Salentina in 2005

  • ILS has received the Patronage UNIONE DI COMUNI "Terre d'Oriente" in 2007

  • ILS is Member of EDUITALIA from 2007.

  • ILS is appointed as a representative of EUROCENTRES Brisbane - Language Learning Worldwide - and is authorised to enrol students in courses of study offered by the School from 2006

  • ILS cooperates with COINED Argentina to promote Volunteer program, Teach abroad opportunities, Internships and Spanish courses in Argentina, Chile, Guatemala and Spain all around the world from 2006.

  • ILS cooperates, from 2008, with Collegiate Connections to invite prospective students from different parts of the world to study in America. Collegiate Connections, was established to guide students from abroad to undertake studies in American colleges and universities.

  • ILS is a member of ENDAS (ente nazionale democratico di azione sociale) from 2003. ENDAS is a not-for-profit organisation officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Interior Affairs.


Head Office:Vico Antonio Sforza, 18 - 73028 Otranto (Lecce) - Italy
GPS: N 40° 09. 184' - E 18° 29. 246'
Mobile: +39 329 2956361 - Phone: +39 0836 801552 - Fax: +39 0836 805350 -
P.Iva 03892590757 - C.F. STT PLM 47E45 G188V - C.C.I.A.A. di Lecce N. 253143

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