Italian

Learn Italian — Courses In London & 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 classes 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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

Meet Evi, a City Lit Italian tutor:

 

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  1. Napoli: passato, presente e futuro
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Venite a scoprire questa magnifica città attraverso un viaggio multimediale alla scoperta delle sue secolari tradizioni, delle sue bellezze “nascoste”, della sua musica e delle sue specialità gastronomiche. Verranno inoltre fatti cenni alla storia della citta e riferimenti a personaggi napoletani famosi nel mondo e non.







    This seminar is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £25.00
  2. Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Viaggio attraverso gli usi, i costumi e le abitudini dei pompeiani a pochi giorni dalla terribile eruzione del Vesuvio (79 d.c.) che ha provocato la distruzione delle citta' di Pompeii, Ercolano, Stabia e Oplonti, ed ha cambiato per sempre il corso della storia.







    This seminar is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  3. Unita' d'Italia
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Perché un’Italia Unita? Chi la voleva? Dai primi tentativi di rivoluzione degli anni 1820-1830, passando per le guerre di indipendenza, fino alla conquista di Roma del 1870, vedremo le cause, circostanze e i protagonisti del processo risorgimentale che portarono alla nascita del Regno d’Italia.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  4. Citta' di mare
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 2 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Esploreremo alcune delle città portuali italiani più importanti (Ancona, Bari, Genova, Napoli, Palermo, Trieste) cercando di comprenderne l’importanza storica, culturale e lo spirito che le caratterizza.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  5. Italian summer: practise and consolidate 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Consolidate your upper intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3 lower and 3 upper through some speaking and listening activities.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
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  6. Il ventennio fascista
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Nel 1922 Benito Mussolini diventa primo ministro. Nel corso degli anni le opposizioni politiche vengono eliminate. Il Fascismo diventa un regime totalitario che resterà al potere fino al 1943. Analizzeremo le cause e circostanze che portarono alla nascita di questo fenomeno politico e le sue fasi evolutive.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
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  7. Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  8. Italian rapidamente: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 4 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Suitable if you have completed Italian Rapidamente: module 2. This intensive Italian course that is suitable if you already speak a Romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian or if you want to learn at a much faster pace. This is suitable for those who have completed Italian rapidamente: modules 1 and 2, or who have a similar level. Feel free to get in touch if you're unsure of your level.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
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  9. Italian beginners revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Before you head off for the summer, revise the key language points you've learned this year - grammar, vocabulary, etc. - and get further practice in your speaking and listening skills. You've learned a lot in one year, so recapping the key topics will stand you in good stead for year two.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
  10. Italian summer: practise and consolidate 2
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    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 lower and upper (European Framework A2) through speaking and listening activities. Your teacher will help you feel more confident about the key language points you've covered over the past academic year, and you'll feel better prepared for the new academic year.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
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  11. Italian beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024 (and 16 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Depending on your needs, this course can either be a short introduction to Italian to give you the basics to greet others and talk a bit about yourself, or it can be the jumping-off point for a longer course of study if you wish to continue learning Italian. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  12. Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
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  13. Dal latino all'italiano
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    Scoprite il rapporto fra il latino e l'italiano, lo sviluppo dal latino parlato ai vari dialetti italiani e come altre lingue hanno influenzato lo sviluppo della lingua italiana.







    This course is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  14. Firenze e il rinascimento
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    Firenze viene definita la culla del rinascimento. In questa introduzione vedremo come il contesto politico e economico ha favorito la nascita di grandissimi artisti, inventori e filosofi.







    This seminar is designed for advanced Italian learners but is also open to native speakers of Italian, who may find it informative.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  15. Italian graphic novels: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    The graphic novel has found great success in Italy, with many creative writers and artists working in the genre. This workshop will introduce you to some of the most popular artists and their work, and give you an idea of where to begin your exploration of this fascinating area of Italian culture. In addition to their intrinsic interest, graphic novels are also a great way to improve your Italian.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
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