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.

Many of our course lessons 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 rapidamente: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as 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 Italian rapidamente: module 2 and Italian rapidamente: module 3 covers years one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower) of our Italian programme. Expect more homework than in other courses.



    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
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  2. Italian beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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 1 module 3.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Italian 2 lower: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Suitable if you have completed Italian 2 lower: module 1. Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  4. Italian 3 lower: module 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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 module 1 or equivalent. Based on 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  5. Italian 4: module 2
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Questi corsi ti daranno la possibilitá di analizzare e discutere articoli giornalistici, testi letterari e programmi televisi. Praticherai continuamente tutte le abilitá linguistiche di ascolto, comprensione ed espressione scritta ed orale. É necessario un livello avanzato di Italiano ('Italian 4: module 1' o equivalente).



    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:
    100% of 100
  6. Italian 3 upper: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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 'module 1' o equivalente. Il corso si basa sul libro Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).







    IMPORTANT: Please note that this is an in-person course and will take place in our college in covent Garden. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    86% of 100
  7. Italian 2 lower: module 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1' or equivalent. 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  8. Italian rapidamente: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed Italian Rapidamente: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  9. Italian beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Suggested progression route: Italian 2 lower: module 1.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  10. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Oct 2021 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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 beginners: module 2.'







    IMPORTANT: This is a face-to-face course at our college in central London. However, please note that City Lit reserves the right to change the mode of delivery to online subject to government guidance.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  11. Italian 3 lower: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Preparation for A-level Italian part 2
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course follows the A Level syllabus and is suitable for those who would like to progress in Italian in a structured way. The course does not lead to the exam. Ideally, you should have taken GCSE Italian (scoring a 7, 8 or 9), but the course is open to any who has studied Italian for approximately 4 years or who has an equivalent upper intermediate knowledge. The course is divided into three parts (part 3 will take place in term 3).



    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 £134.00
  13. Trieste: terra di frontiera tra est e ovest
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tra Ottocento e Novecento, Trieste e il territorio della Venezia Giulia hanno vissuto cambiamenti radicali che hanno segnato profondamente la sua storia e la sua gente. Vieni a scoprire le principali vicende e il loro effetto su questa parte poco conosciuta dell’Italia.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Donne italiane
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Cinque donne straordinarie che hanno fatto la storia d’Italia: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652) per la pittura, Maria Montessori (1870-1952) per le sue teorie dell’educazione, Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) per la scienza, Anna Magnani (1908-1973) per l’arte attoriale e Alda Merini (1931– 2009) per la letteratura. Attraverso queste figure femminili discuteremo di diversi temi e approfondiremo la conoscenza del panorama culturale italiano. Lessons: 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar and 24 Mar.



    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 £111.00 Concession £85.00
  15. Italian 3 conversation
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This skills-based course is for intermediate learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations. We will be looking at both formal and informal scenarios, and the aim is to help you to feel more comfortable speaking Italian in order to improve your fluency.



    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 £85.00

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