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CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam on 15th April 2021
Pre-registration is now open
See the Special Courses section below for more information.

All of our courses are currently online in our interactive virtual classrooms
Courses marked as ONLINE are fully online courses, which will not transition to classrooms this term.
Current courses marked may have a place available. Please contact us.

  Beginner 1,2 & 3

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
B1
Saturday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:30 20 Feb
No lesson 3rd April (Easter)
£182.00 (7 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 18:30-20:30 22 Feb
No lesson 5th April (Easter)
£166.00 (7 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 18:30-20:30 24 Feb
£166.00 (7 weeks) Book
Thursday Morning   10:30-12:30 22 Apr
£184.00 (7 weeks) Book
B1+
Tuesday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:30 02 Feb
4 week course 2 hours per lesson
£97.00 (4 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Feb
£82.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 23 Feb
£82.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£82.00 (5 weeks) Book
B2
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 23 Feb
£172.00 (10 weeks)
£86.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B2+
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
B3+
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 23 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 25 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book

  Intermediate 1,2 & 3

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
I1
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 25 Feb
£176.00 (10 weeks)
£86.00 (5 weeks)
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I1+
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
I2+
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 23 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
I3+
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 23 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book

  Pre-advanced/Advanced

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
PA1+
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
PA2+
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
PA3
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 22 Apr
£172.00 (10 weeks)
£86.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA3+
Monday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:00 22 Feb
£91.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
A1+
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
A2
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 25 Feb
£86.00 (5 weeks) Book
Saturday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:00 24 Apr
£182.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
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  Special Courses/Workshops

CILS exams

CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam

Since 4 December 2018 applications for Italian Citizenship, regardless of residence or marital status, need to include an Italian language certificate to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the Italian language. This has to be to at least level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.

The simplest way to achieve this certification is by taking the CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam. This examination is normally divided into four parts: listening, reading and use of language, writing and speaking, and is a shorter version of the B1 standard exam, geared to citizenship application.

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The next exam is on 15th April 2021. You can pre-register for this exam with us now.

If your Italian is B1 (CEFR), or preferably higher, and you are interested in sitting this exam, please contact us.

IMPORTANT: Places are limited, and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
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We also offer a B1 citizenship preparation course specifically aimed at the exam. This course requires that you have already reached B1 CEFR Italian. If you are not yet at B1 CEFR level, we have regular courses and private tuition all all levels so that you can study towards this level.

Private tuition is avaliable for students who prefer to have preparatory lessons on a one-to-one basis, rather than in a group.

Please contact us for further information.


CILS exams - other levels

CILS exams are also available at other levels as below. If you need formal recognition of your competence at a given level of Italian, these are a way of certifying this. These exams are separate from the Citizenship exam decribed above. Any of these exams can be taken once you have reached the respective level by attending our regular courses and private tuition.

CILS A1
CILS A2
CILS UNO-B1
CILS DUE-B2
CILS TRE-C1
CILS QUATTRO-C2

Please contact us for further information.

Book Club

What is the Book Club about?

A perfect way to read (naturally!), converse, and improve your Italian overall, the Book Club will be dedicated to Italian literature. The Club will discuss the most interesting and famous Italian authors and their works, from classics to modern and contemporary books. Each session will deal with a different writer/period, and excerpts, or the entire book, will be read in advance. There will also be activities to improve on your vocabulary, grammar, listening and speaking skills.

What is the session about?
This Book Club session will be dedicated to the Italian novel ‘’L’isola di Arturo’’, by Elsa Morante. Besides introducing this new female author, we will also explore the original figure - Arturo Gerace - portrayed in the literary work.

What will we cover?

L’incontro sarà focalizzato su uno dei più grandi capolavori letterari degli anni Cinquanta, ‘’L’isola di Arturo’’ di Elsa Morante. Vincitore del Premio Strega, il romanzo presenta un impasto di elementi realistici e fiabeschi e una forte suggestione del linguaggio. Dopo aver letto un estratto del libro, gli studenti potranno esprimere il proprio punto di vista sul protagonista principale, il piccolo Arturo Gerace, e sulla scrittrice in questione.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The Book Club is entirely in Italian and you should have an intermediate / advanced knowledge of Italian.

Dates & Time
Sunday 31st January between 15:30-16:30 ( Intermediate/Advanced)

Fee
£19 per session

The tutor
The tutor has a degree in Literature and is qualified to teach Italian to foreigners as LS and several years of experience in tutoring.

Please contact us for further information.

Pronunciation & Drama


Pronunciation & Drama

Would you like to improve your Italian accent and pronunciation? Would you like to learn how to blend words to make your sentences sound more like a native Italian? Would you like to immerse yourselves in the sound and rhythm of one of the most beautiful languages?

Improve, learn and consolidate your Italian with a difference. Through a series of lessons based on drama techniques, carried out by an Italian teacher with a degree and experience in drama and theatre, you will be encouraged to practice your comunication in Italian, pronunciation, and self confidence.

This is not a traditional class. So, don't bring books or dictionaries: the only thing that we need is you, your imagination and your creativity.

Relax, come to spend un 'giorno speciale' (a special day) with us, and let's have fun

Levels: all except complete Beginners.

Please contact us for more information

Italian through Art

Italian through Art

This workshop seeks to offer the opportunity to improve knowledge of Italian Art and language (if you know or study Italian) though art and visual stimuli and bespoke didactic material.  The  workshop is suitable to everybody as it will be given both in Italian and in English.

Next workshop: RED

Colours have hidden meanings that influence our environment, our behaviour, our language and our imagination. They may also convey social prejudices as the act of seeing and perceiving is within cultures.

Red is one of the boldest colours. It is a symbol of love, blood, passion, danger, wealth and power. From the end of the 18th century, red is also the colour of progressive and radical ideas.
In this workshop we will discover how this powerful hue is the second favourite colour in Europe.

If you know some Italian you will be encouraged to learn, expand and practise the vocabulary related to colours as adjectives, the description of clothes and many other elements in the painting.

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Online
Date: Saturday 6th March 2021, 15:00-16:00

Level: For all levels. Students will be grouped according to their knowledge of Italian. The workshop will be given both in Italian and English.
Class size: From a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 students per group.


Italian through Art:
  
06/03/2021    15:00-16:00  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book

Italian through Cinema

Italian through Cinema

"Italian through cinema" is the perfect workshop to train and improve your Italian listening and speaking skills. By means of informative as well as interactive activities, you will learn a lot about some of the most important Italian directors and actors. While watching some of the most renowned films, you will be able to discuss several aspects of the Italian culture such as behaviours or clichés. Moreover, you will expand your vocabulary about cinema and you will learn how to express your opinion. The workshop is opened to everyone at an intermediate and advanced level.


Please contact us for more information

Italian on Foot

Italian on Foot
Practise in the most natural way possible. One hour of this 1½ hour session will be spent talking in Italian with your teacher, whilst you stop in front of shops, in museums, and of course at an Italian bar where you carry on conversing over a coffee. What better than this?

Please contact us for more information

Conversation

Conversation
Our students love these sessions!

Our conversation workshops are super to improve, learn and consolidate your Italian with a difference. Perfect to refresh, consolidate and "let your Italian go" these workshops are very useful to enlarge your vocabulary, deal in social situations more confidently and to complement any Italian lessons. Through specific stimuli and activities you will be encouraged to practice your conversation and pronunciation in Italian, and speak more fluently.

Please see below for times and levels.


Conversation - Beginner B2,B3:
  
16/01/2021    10:30-11:30  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Conversation - Intermediate I1,I2,I3:
  
16/01/2021    15:30-16:30  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Conversation -PreAdvanced level:
  
16/01/2021    14:00-15:00  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Conversation -Advanced level:
  
23/01/2021    10:30-11:30  (1 hour)   £17.00  Book
Conversation -Advanced level:
  
30/01/2021    10:30-11:30  (1 hour)   £17.00  Book

Grammar Workshop

Grammar Workshop

If you feel you could benefit from concentrating on Italian grammar, this course can put the finishing touches to your spoken and written skills. Learn how to avoid errors, improve your spelling and raise your overall level of communication. This is a great opportunity to firm up on your Italian grammar and consolidate your Italian language studies!

What will be covered?

The following is a general (not exhaustive) guide:

BEGINNER:
Present, Articles, Agreement adjectives/Nouns. Plus Present perfect depending on level.

INTERMEDIATE:
They are difficult to use and they are little words. What are they? The terrible prepositions - di, a, da, in, co,n su, per, tra, fra (part 1, for part 2, see the Advanced level). In this workshop they will be practised in conjuction with nouns through a variety of spoken, written and listening tasks and exercises.

ADVANCED:
The terrible prepositions, again - part 2. (For part 1, see Intermediate level above). This time, the small prepositions will be practised in conjuction with verbs through a variety of spoken, written and listening tasks and exercises.

The Grammar workshops will be online.
Grammar Workshop:
Advanced 15:45-16:45
Grammar Workshop:
Beginner 12:45-13:45
Grammar Workshop:
Intermediate 14:15-15:15

Grammar Workshop:
  
20/02/2021    Advanced 15:45-16:45  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Grammar Workshop:
  
20/02/2021    Beginner 12:45-13:45  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Grammar Workshop:
  
20/02/2021    Intermediate 14:15-15:15  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book

Italian through Cookery

Italian through Cookery

Can’t go to Italy this Christmas?

No problem! We will bring the authentic Italian Christmas spirit directly to your homes!

Cookery Workshop (for learners of Italian, all levels).

Join our 'Festive cookery sessions’ and you will cook along with - or just sit down, relax and watch - one of our Italian teachers/cooks, preparing some of the most typical Italian Christmas dishes. You will also learn about all the traditions related to a typical Italian Christmas, which is all about family, exactly like yours... At the end of each session your kitchen skills with Italian food will have improved and you will have extended your language knowledge of Italian as you will also learn some useful phrases and words related to food. Participants will be sent a list of the ingredients for each workshop, so those wishing to actively prepare the dishes during the session will be able to do so.

The next session will cover a main dish and a dessert, and will be suitable for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Fee: £24 per 1 hour session (minimum number: 6)

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Online
Dates: Sunday 13th December, 11:00am-12:00pm

Italian Wine Tasting Workshop

Italian Wine Tasting Workshop
Italian wines are challenging and very different. Each region has its own variety, identity and style. Practising the fundamentals of wine you will discover why Italian wines are amongst the greatest wines in the world. You will learn and practise the vocabulary of wine and some information about Italian geography. At the end of the workshop you will be able to recognise the kind of wine and to express your opinion.

Fabio Turchetti, an eminent food and wine journalist and college lecturer in wine, will present the workshop directly from Rome.

The Christmas edition of our Wine Tasting Workshp complements our Christmas Cookery session, and Fabio will be talking about  Prosecco, Moscato d'Asti and Chianti. This will be in Italian and English.

Date: Friday 18th December 18.15-19.15 £24

Festive Wine tasting!:
  
18/12/2020    18:15-19:15   £24.00  Book

  Private/Corporate tuition

Private tuition

(1-to-1 or small group) allows you greater flexibility in learning and can more easily focus on the areas of interest or importance to you. For example:
  • General Italian GCSE, A-level
  • Law
  • Moving to Italy
  • Business
Our tutors come to your office or home.

Course fees:

At your home or office
No of students Lessons paid
individually
(per hour)
6 hours or more
paid in advance
(per hour)
 
1 £42 £40  
2 £46 £44 (shared between students)
3 £50 £48 (shared between students)

All tuition subject to a minimum 1½ per lesson (face-to-face) or 1 hour per lesson (online) unless otherwise agreed.

NOTE: For face-to-face lessons, prices above include the tutor's travel expenses within London Zone 1 during off-peak hours.
If you require tuition in Zones 2+ or outside the London travel zones, and/or the tutor has to travel during peak hours, we will be happy to quote for this.

Online
We can offer online tuition on different platforms (Skype, Face Time, our virtual classroom) depending on students' preferences and on whether is it 1-to-1 or 2/3-to-1 tuition.

In-house & Corporate tuition

We have a wide range of tuition methods, and employ enthusiastic, qualified and fully trained teachers to design training courses and deliver efficient language training in-house.

After an initial consultation with your company covering your current proficiency in Italian (if applicable) and your specific needs and and objectives, we will put together the most suitable language programme, including a feedback and assessment schdeule for your consideration.

Course fees:

Based on minimum of 9 hours paid in advance:
1 Student: £40 p.h.
2 Students: £44 p.h. (shared between the students)
3+ students: POA - we can offer competitive group rates.

NOTE: Travel expenses are applicable for face-to-face lessons.

  Intensive courses

  1. Intensive 5 day course (5 hours)
    Saturday & Sunday 15:15-16:15
    Monday to Wednesday 17:50 -18:50

    Level: all levels (subject to demand)

    Venue: Online

    Course Fee: £100 (if only 2 students), £80 (3 or more students)


    Please contact us for more details.

  Italian GCSE, IB & A-levels

We offer private one-to-one tuition to your son or daughter to prepare them for their Italian GCSE, IB or A-level. We have experience with both the AQA and EDEXCEL curricula and aim to help your child achieve a top grade.

Tuition is on a one-to-one basis, and the lessons can all be face to face or a combination of this ad Skype video lessons.

If your child is aiming for a top grade in their Italian exam, please contact us for an assessment and to discuss further.

Fees: From £45 p.h.

NOTE: The tuition fee includes the tutor's travel expenses within London Zone
1 during off- peak hours.
If you require tuition in Zones 2+ or outside the London travel zones, and/or
the tutor has to travel during peak hours, we will be happy to quote for this.
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  Kids

Italians love children and your kids will love the Italian language!

Our classes are taught using games, songs, CDs and engaging activities that will immerse them in a second language - whilst having fun!

We offer both private individual or group lessons or in-school classes (as an extra-curricular "Italian Club"). We have successfully run several in-school classes in London at different levels, and if parents are interested, we offer termly 'excursions',for example to a local restaurant, where the kids can make and sample pizzas and try out their Italian!

If you think your child's school might be interested in having an Italian Club, please let us know and we can contact them to discuss organising one.

Tuition fees: Variable depending on the number of students.

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