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Italian MFA grants funds to sustain teaching of Italian language in two Cypriot schools



Italian MFA grants funds to sustain teaching of Italian language in two Cypriot schools

With the aim of supporting the teaching of Italian language in Cypriot schools, the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia has strengthened its historic collaboration with the two private Cypriot schools that, for decades, have been at the forefront of the teaching of Italian in Cyprus: the Terra Santa College in Nicosia and St. Mary's School in Limassol.

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has given the two institutes a substantial contribution with the aim of enhancing the teaching of Italian language. The Embassy of Italy in Nicosia has made itself available to identify, together with each school, the most suitable ways to employ the funds in order to maximize the benefits.

The contribution is a recognition of the importance of the work done by the two private institutions, which, with over 650 pupils each year, contribute to building a community of Italian speakers in Cyprus. It is also a tribute to their effort to promote Italian culture through the organization of meetings, study trips to Italy and exams for the certification of Italian language (CELI and PLIDA). Knowledge of the Italian language has proved to be a valuable asset for foreign students in their professional development and in their personal growth.

The Italian Embassy in Nicosia intends to further support the teaching of Italian language in Cyprus, also in consideration of its reduced diffusion, by continuing the collaboration with the Cypriot Ministry of Education with the aim of creating Italian teaching hubs also in public schools.


The announcement of the contribution coincides with the annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, organized by the diplomatic and cultural network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is also celebrated in Cyprus. The initiative aims to promote Italian language and its importance on the world scene as a language for work, study and culture. The program promoted by the Embassy of Italy in Cyprus is available on its website.