IH Rome Accademia Britannica

Rome, Italy

In early March 2020, we found ourselves in lockdown here in Italy, with two CELTA courses in progress and many candidates enrolled on future courses. We didn’t want our candidates’ future plans to be delayed indefinitely by waiting for life to go back to “normal”. We discussed our options, and, once we received agreement from Cambridge Assessment English, moved all courses online.


IH Rome has been successfully training teachers for over 40 years and our team of six resident trainers have worked in a variety of contexts throughout the world.

Since March 2020, we have completed two CELTA courses online that were in progress when lockdown started, five fully-online courses, and at the time of writing (September 2020), have two fully-online courses in progress. We also have three more fully-online courses scheduled before the end of 2020. It’s been, and continues to be, a busy year!

We are confident that we deliver a great product with an online class - see our student testimonials below! But if you'd prefer to apply for a face to face course, we look forward to welcoming you back to Rome soon!

IH Rome Accademia Britannica is right in the heart of Rome, close to the Colosseum, San Giovanni in Laterano and the main railway station (Stazione Termini). If you are interested in exploring Rome, this is a great base. 

We started teaching English to local adults and children more than 50 years ago. Our teacher training centre was founded more than 30 years ago mainly to cater to the needs of the local schools. It expanded to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both State schools and private institutions.

Some members of staff have been with the team nearly all that time! Norman, Giovanni, Ian and the whole team, still enjoy welcoming all their english and teacher training students into the school. 

Over the years we have helped more than three thousand candidates from all over the world to start their careers in English teaching both in Italy and abroad. And we are looking forward to the next three thousand!


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Find a course

Course Type Dates Sort descending Mode Fee
CELTA 08 Feb - 11 Mar 2021
Mon-Thurs, 9-5
100% Online FT €1,550
CELTA 16 Mar - 28 May 2021
Tues & Fri
100% Online PT €1,550
CELTA 31 May - 02 Jul 2021
Mon-Thurs, 9-5
100% Online FT €1,550
CELTA 28 Jun - 29 Jul 2021
Mon-Thurs, 9-5
100% Online FT €1,550

Life in and around Rome

Come on, it’s Rome! From the Colosseum to St. Peters, from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon to the Roman Forum and more than 900 churches, the Eternal City is an artistic treasure like no other on earth. One could spend months visiting popular places in the city. Lively students’ neighbourhoods are San Lorenzo, Testaccio, Pigneto, Trastevere, and Ostiense.

According to legend, the city was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, the orphaned twins who had been suckled by a she-wolf. One of the most remarkable aspects of Rome is that the depth of its history remains visible to the eye, its successive periods of greatness sometimes even represented in the same structure. Many of the city’s marvels lie within easy walking distance of the training centre.

Studying at IH Rome Accademia Britannica

Rome has two international airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino). There are excellent train and bus connections to and from both airports. The main train station (Stazione Termini) is a 15-minute walk from the training centre.

The best ways to get to IH Rome Accademia Britannica are via Metro A: Manzoni o Vittorio Emanuele; Metro B: Colosseo; or Metro C: San Giovanni. You could take a bus (16, 51, 81, 85, 87, 360, 571, 714, or 850), or take Tram 3.

Café culture is a way of life here.The nearest café for a great Italian coffee is just around the corner from the school. But we are located in the heart of the city, full of cafes and restaurants, so you'll have a huge choice.

All good food is the best price when its in season - and the tastiest! Eating is first priority in Italy and we are never disappointed!


IH Rome Accademia Britannica can help to arrange self‐catering accommodation in single rooms, if needed, for our students on full time courses. These may be with host families (where you can experience real Italian home life) or in an apartment.  Typically you should budget to spend around €500 for the four weeks of a CELTA course. Remember however that Rome is a busy city, and there will be many other options for accommodation - at a whole range of prices. 

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