Italian

Learn Italian — Courses Online & In London

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'.

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 may be 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 courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

 

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  1. L'era fascista in Italia
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    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.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  2. Province siciliane
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso l'analisi di diversi elementi rappresentativi (culturali, storici ecc.), esploreremo le province di Agrigento, Palermo e Siracusa.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  3. Italian 3: pronouns
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    This short three-session course aims to provide you with an overview of Italian pronouns, which can be tricky to master, and to offer a grammatical recap and grammar practice so you can feel more confident in both your speaking and writing when using pronouns. It’s a chance to answer some of your doubts and uncertainties that you may have had in your study of Italian so far.



    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 £39.00 Concession £39.00
  4. Italian summer: practise and consolidate 2
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 through some speaking and listening activities.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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  5. Italian 3: Comparing Italian and English grammar
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    The course aims to give you a chance to consider the similarities and differences between English and Italian in terms of sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary, starting with the basics (use of nouns and adjectives) to more advanced comparisons (e.g. use of subjunctive, gerunds and word order).



    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 £39.00 Concession £39.00
  6. Italian 1: module 1: intensive
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Learn to speak Italian with an emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Suitable for beginners. Once you've completed this course the next recommended course for you is 'Italian 1: module 2 intensive' (LBN02).
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
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  7. Italian rapidamente: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paola North
    Suitable if you have completed 'Italian rapidamente: module 2' and want to take your language skills to the next level. 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 course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £103.00
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  8. Secrets of Tuscany
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    A journey through the mysteries of Tuscany. You’ll discover hidden gems rarely visited by tourists; you’ll hear about ancient tales and myths that shaped these lands; you’ll unravel the mysterious lives of knights, witches, barons, priests, and wonder if you’ll be the next to meet their ghosts on your next trip to this wonderful region.







    Please note that this short course is delivered in English, so no knowledge of Italian is required. Additionally, please be aware that during the course you will be hearing stories and legends from medieval times, and there are some references to violence.



    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
  9. Italian 1: module 2 intensive
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Improve your basic knowledge of Italian, focusing on your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 1 intensive' or if you have studied the language for about 15 hours recently. Suggested progression route: 'Italian 1: module 3 intensive' (LBN03).
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  10. Italian 2 upper refresher
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Consolidate your lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 upper (our third year of Italian) through some speaking and listening activities.



    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 £119.00 Concession £73.00
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  11. Italian beginners: an introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 19 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Learn to speak Italian from scratch, focusing on your listening and speaking skills.Taught in Italian with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  12. Dal latino all'italiano
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 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
  13. Italian beginners: holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veronica De Felice
    Make the most of your holidays in Italy with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations and have a friendly chat with the locals!
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  14. Italian 1: module 3 intensive
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Evi Campetella
    Consolidate and improve your basic knowledge of Italian, focusing on your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 2 intensive' or if you have studied the language for about 30 hours recently.



    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 £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. Il Decameron di Boccaccio. Ritratto della Toscana del XIV secolo
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    Sebbene in modi diversi, Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio hanno posto le basi per una letteratura in lingua italiana dando al volgare toscano dignità e valore letterario. In questa breve introduzione, vedremo come ognuno di loro ha contribuito al passaggio da una cultura essenzialmente medievale ad una moderna come quella dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento.



    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

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