Italian courses in Rome

DILIT International House

Founded in 1974, DILIT (Divulgazione Lingua Italiana), is a language school located in Rome’s city center near the central railway station. It is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education and a pioneering member of the International House World Organization and IALC, which ensures their commitment to language education excellence, evident in their Italian courses in Rome. 

Their accredited teacher training program is also recognized by the Italian government.

The school aims is to create a welcoming, multicultural environment, with refined teaching methods, qualified staff, and student well-being in focus.

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DILIT International house

School features

Accredited by the MIM

The school is accredited by the “Ministero dell’Istruzione e del Merito” (MIM, former MIUR), the Italian government department responsible for education, universities, and research, to provide Italian language instruction to international students.

ASILS Member

Associazione Scuole Italiane come Lingua Seconda (ASILS) is the network of top Italian language schools for high-quality language and culture education. ASILS members adhere to stringent quality standards and provide structured curricula to facilitate students’ Italian language acquisition

IHWO Member

The International House World Organization (IHWO) is a network of over 150 schools in more than 50 countries, that ensure high standards for language instruction and teacher training.

IALC Member

The International Association of Language Schools (IALC) guarantees that all its members provide outstanding language education to students all over the world.

Accredited by CSN

CSN financial aid offered by Swedish Government to Swedish students is available at this school.

Accepts Beginner Students

If you haven’t had the chance to study Italian before, don’t worry! You can start as a complete beginner at this school.

Free Wifi

The school offers free Wi-Fi in common areas.


The school features an on-site cafeteria within its premises, providing students with a convenient space to enjoy a coffee or have lunch during their breaks.


The school boasts a terrace where students can socialize, study, and make friends during breaks, enhancing their overall campus experience.

CILS and CELI examination center

Here you can prepare but also take the examination for the language certificates CILS and CELI, which assess your proficiency in Italian.

School's Location

Italian courses in Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy, stands as a global cultural icon, home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also known as “The city of Seven hills”, this ancient metropolis boasts world-renowned art, architecture and cuisine, and hosts a city-state within the city (Vatican city).

DILIT is located a few minutes away from the central Termini station, which makes its location very convenient and easily reachable from any part of the city.

Termini – Subway 6 (min)
Lines A, B

DILIT International house

Italian courses in Rome

Course Introduction

The General Course is an intensive Italian Course of 20 lessons per week. Class size ranges from groups of 5 to a maximum of 14 people, ensuring that students can actively participate and receive personalized attention from teachers.

The school adopts a fully communicative approach to the teaching of Italian and classes are equipped with interactive whiteboards. You will be able to begin your Italian learning journey or improve your current level in a multicultural environment with fun, attractive, and effective classroom activities.

Course length

Without a student visa: 0-3 months

With student visa: 3-12 months

Student visas not required for EU members.

Available starts
School usually starts every Monday of the year (except for absolute beginners).
Schedule (weekdays)

Lessons Monday to Friday. 

Morning: 09:00 –12:20
Afternoon 13:30 – 16:50

Course hours per week ≈ 20

School Intensity
Medium-high intensity means that thanks to these Italian courses you will be able to learn Italian at a high pace, however, thanks to DILIT’s flexible teaching method you will also have enough time to explore the city and discover the Italian lifestyle.
Visa eligibility

This course is eligible for the visa application.

1 week


1 month


3 months


6 months


1 year

Students can decide the exact number of weeks they would like to study. The prices provided above are for reference purposes only. Keep in mind that one month typically consists of 4 weeks, while a year comprises 48 weeks.

Registration fee

Registration fee is not included in the price and is valid for all courses for 12 months.

General Italian course

Total course costs

The total costs include Italian courses in Rome, orientation, level check test, staff assistance, school attendance certificate, use of school facilities, seminars and social activities (except dinners, concerts, operas, visits and excursions), emergency line and all course materials except course book which has a cost of 19€.

Registration fee

Registration fee is not included in the price and is valid for all courses for 12 months.

DILIT international house

Other Courses and Features

Discover all the Italian courses offered by this school

Super intensive 25 or 30 or combined

Join the group classes with 20 morning lessons each week, along with afternoon classes, totaling 25 or 30 weekly hours. Alternatively, combine morning classes with personalized one-on-one sessions.

CILS and CELI Preparation Course

Specialized preparation courses for CELI and CILS exams, globally recognized certifications, are available. CELI is provided by the University for Foreigners of Perugia, while CILS is provided by the University of Siena, both assessing Italian language proficiency in non-native speakers.

One-to-One Course

You have the option to add private one-to-one lessons, offered throughout the year. These personalized Italian sessions enable you to advance at your preferred speed.

Higher education prep courses

This course is for students who want to build a strong language and cultural foundation for Italian higher education. It helps prepare you for Italian university entrance exams.

Art and culture

You can improve your Italian while diving into subjects like photography, architecture, cooking, music, cinema, opera, fashion, and more.

Business course

This course is designed for professionals requiring Italian language skills in the workplace. The aim is to enhance effective communication, both spoken and written, within a business context.

Weekly Activities

The school offers a range of weekly activities outside of class, both cultural and just for fun to help you get the most out of student live in Italy.

Italian courses in Rome

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school.


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Frequently asked questions

The teachers at DILIT are university-educated professionals and specialists in teaching Italian as a foreign language. DILIT established its teaching department soon after its founding to maintain teaching quality. Their teachers receive ongoing training and participate in monthly educational seminars.

The methodology is based on fully communicative approach to teaching Italian and is consistently update. This ensures active student participation and the adaptation of teaching to each individual student. It focuses on real language use from day one, drawing from the task-based approach and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All of this is delivered in the context of school’s Italian courses in Rome. 

The levels follow those established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, ranging from the basic user (A1) to the proficient user (C2).


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