Dilit International House officially authorised by the Italian Ministry of Education has been teaching Italian as a foreign language since 1974. It is part of International House the well-established world-wide organisation of 120 language schools. The quality of the teaching and services provided by the school is guaranteed by its membership of EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services) ELITE (Excellent Language Institutions Teaching in Europe) and ASILS (Associazione Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda). It caters for students from all over the world at all levels and with a wide variety of needs. It is also well-known for its teacher-training centre. The school is situated in the centre of Rome just a short walk from the central railway station and conveniently placed for transport to every area of the city.
Dilit International House was one of the first schools to adopt a fully communicative approach to the teaching of Italian and the approach is being up-dated all the time. Language is never presented out of context and grammar phonology lexis and all other features of actual language use in everyday situations are analysed. A wide variety of up-to-date authentic material is used in class thus giving the students valuable information about modern-day Italian culture and society at the same time as developing the students' authentic linguistic and communicative skills. Amongst the principal techniques and procedures employed in class are: communicative tasks group work and dramatisation. The accent is on activity rather than on passive receptivity. Our teachers who have been teaching in the school for an average of 10 years have been selected from special training courses and they are further required to take part every month in teacher education seminars.
Rome, the Eternal city, the heart of one of the most ancient of civilisations, birthplace of so many of the peoples and cultures of our time. Hundreds of writers, poets and artists of every period and every part of the world have celebrated its beauty, its colour, its art and its atmosphere laden with history.
But Rome is not only a city full of monuments, palaces and museums without equal in the world; it is also a modern city, full of life, offering pleasure and enjoyment for all tastes.