Learn Italian with Courses in London and Online

Italian is a widely spoken language with around 65 million speakers. It has extensive influence in the world of art, music and cookery so learning to speak Italian will open up your world to some amazing authentic experiences.

Learning Italian is considered to be easy for native English speakers. That's because Italian has a simpler grammar and sentence structure. You will also recognise that there are some everyday English words of Italian origin, such as 'piano', 'cappuccino', 'gallery', and 'umbrella'.

Whether you are a complete beginner, a tad rusty or already fluent and want to enjoy advanced Italian conversation, we offer a range of friendly and supportive Italian language courses during the daytime, evening and weekend to meet your needs. Come and enjoy one of our lively classes and develop your Italian language communicative skills.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our Italian language courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Italian A Level

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An opportunity to gain an A-level qualification in one year. You will study topics on the society, history and culture of contemporary Italy and will develop relevant exam skills. Suitable if you have studied Italian for about five years. The course fee includes non-refundable exam costs payable in advance and is payable in instalments. Please email languages@citylit.ac.uk for more information and/or to book an interview. Please be aware that the interview will take approximately 1 hour.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £939.00
    Senior fee: £939.00
    Concession: £641.00

  2. Italian beginners (small group): an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. Italian rapidamente: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with module 2 (January 2021) and module 3 (April 2021) covers year one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower). Expect more homework than in other courses. The course book will be advised at the first lesson.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Italian GCSE

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Gain a GCSE qualification and develop your practical language and exam skills. Suitable if you have studied Italian for about two years. The course fee includes non-refundable exam costs, payable in advance. Course fees are payable in instalments. Interviews are by appointments only. Please call the languages department on 020 7492 2644 to arrange an interview.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £609.00
    Senior fee: £609.00
    Concession: £55.00

  5. Italian 1 early-bird: module 1

    Italian 1 early-bird: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Wake up to the sound of Italian! Join this lively and communicative course for beginners at breakfast time.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  6. Italian beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian beginners: module 3.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Italian 3 lower early bird: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills and aquiring a greater understanding of Italian grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 2 upper' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  8. Italian 3 upper early bird: module 1

    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di migliorare le tue capacitá di comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale e sono basati sull' uso di materiale audiovisivo, lettura, discussione e pratica grammaticale. É necessario aver completato il livello 3 lower o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  9. Italian 2 upper early-bird: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your lower intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 2 lower', or have studied Italian for about 2 years. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  10. Italian 2: practise and consolidate: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 2 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Please note that this course takes place on alternate weeks. Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 through some speaking and listening activities. Suitable if you are attending a level 2 lower or 2 upper class, or have an equivalent level of the language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Italian Saturday beginners: module 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue with 'Italian 1: module 2.'.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Italian 2 listening skills

    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Italian and aims to provide you with special training in how to listen more effectively to spoken Italian in a variety of different contexts. You'll also look at elements of Italian pronunciation to give you a better idea of how Italian is spoken.



    This is a live online course. You will need:

    - Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.

    - A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.

    - Earphones/headphones/speakers.



    We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Italian 3: lingua e letteratura

    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your knowledge of Italian through reading short works of fiction and non-fiction. The selected texts will be chosen for their intrinsic interest but will also be used as opportunities for language study, allowing learners to learn new vocabulary and practise their grammar by being exposed to authentic Italian texts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Italian 3: practise and consolidate: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Attenzione: le lezioni si svolgeranno a settimane alterne, cioè ogni quindici giorni. Questa classe di conversazione ti offre la possibilità di consolidare il tuo livello intermedio di italiano praticando e perfezionando I punti grammaticali studiati al livello 3. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 3 lower or 3 upper oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.Le date sono: 09/10/20, 23/10/20, 06/11/20, 20/11/20, 04/12/20.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Italian intermediate book club

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is for intermediate and lower intermediate learners of Italian (approximately Italian 2 Upper and Italian 3 lower) who would like to improve their reading skills and learn new grammar and vocabulary through reading and discussing works of Italian fiction and/or non-fiction. The texts chosen may be in the form of easy readers to facilitate understanding. The chosen texts will be written in Italian, and discussions will be in Italian, though some English may be permitted, so learners will be able to stretch themselves and feel more confident about expressing their opinion and asking questions in class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

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