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CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam on 3rd December - registration is now open
See the Special Courses section below for more information.

Due to ongoing uncertainty about social distancing policy, most of our September term Beginner level courses will be online in our interactive virtual classrooms. Courses at other levels will all be online
Courses marked as ONLINE are fully online courses, which will not transition to classrooms this term. We have limited availability for Beginner 1 & 2 classroom based courses at our Oxford Street (OS) venue.

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
Tuesday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:30 27 Oct
7 week course 2 hours per lesson
£173.00 (7 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 18:45-20:45 27 Oct
7 week course 2 hours per lesson
£162.00 (7 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 18 Jan
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 20 Jan
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B1+
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 21 Oct
B1 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£81.00 (5 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 02 Nov
B1 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£81.00 (5 weeks) Book
B2
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Nov
B2 extra module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
B3
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 04 Nov
B3 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Morning  Online 10:30-12:30 11 Nov
B3 1st module (weeks 1-5)
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book

  Intermediate 1,2 & 3

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
I1
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 02 Nov
I1 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 03 Nov
I1 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
I2
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 02 Nov
I2 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 03 Nov
I2 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
I3
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 02 Nov
I3 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book

  Pre-advanced/Advanced

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
PA2
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 18:00-19:30 04 Nov
PA2 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
PA3
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 04 Nov
PA3 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book
A2
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Nov
A2 2nd module (weeks 6-10)
£85.00 (5 weeks) Book

  Special Courses/Workshops

CILS Exam & preparation

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.

The next exam will be on 3rd December 2020. Registration for this exam is open and closes on 27th October. 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.

Group CILS Intensive preparation course:
5 days Saturday 28 November - Wednesday 2 December

  • Sat & Sun 11.30-12:30, Mon to Wed 19:00-20:00
  • 5 hours total - £130. Includes 5 hours tuition online in our virtual classroom, plus homework (audio and/or written) to be assessed and marked by your teacher.

We also offer private tuition 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 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?

Perfect to converse and improve your Italian overall, the Book Club will be dedicated to the contemporary Italian detective novel. The two-sessions course will discuss the most famous authors and their works, with special attention on the detective figure they portray. In each lesson, there will also be activities to improve on your vocabulary, grammar and listening skills.

What is the session about?
This Book Club session will be dedicated to the contemporary Italian detective novel ‘’Una brutta faccenda’’, by Marco Vichi. Besides introducing this new author, we will also explore the original detective figure - Commissario Bordelli- portrayed in the literary work. In the session, students will have the chance of practicing on their vocabulary, listening, and speaking skills.

What will we cover?
L’incontrò sarà focalizzato sulla narrativa gialla nella letteratura italiana contemporanea, in particolare sul romanzo ‘’Una brutta faccenda’’ di Marco Vichi. Dopo aver un estratto del libro, gli studenti potranno esprimere il proprio punto di vista sul commissario Bordelli e sull’autore del libro. Poiché la vicenda è ambientata circa dieci anni dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, l’incontro propone anche un breve approfondimento sul contesto storico. Gli studenti avranno così la possibilità di esplorare la nuova figura di detective tratteggiata da Vichi e di discutere sui primi anni Sessanta in Italia.

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 25th October at 15:30-16:30 ( Intermediate/Advanced)

Fee
£17 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  the knowledge of the 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: YELLOW

Colours have hidden meanings that influence our environment, our behaviours, our language and our imagination. They may also convey social prejudices as the act of seeing and perceiving is within cultures. A recent worldwide survey has revealed that blue is the most popular colour. However, this has not always been the case. In this workshop we will discover how this discreet hue gradually established itself in society and spread in artistic creation.

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Online
Date: To be confirmed

Level: For all levels. Students will be grouped according to their knowledge of Italian.
Class size: From a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 students per group.


Please contact us for more information

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 -Advanced level:
  
24/10/2020    10:30-11:30  (1 hour)   £17.00  Book
Conversation -Advanced level:
  
31/10/2020    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.

UPPER BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE:
Indirect Pronouns, Verb piacere in the past.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED:
Combined Pronouns

The Grammar workshop will be online.
Please contact us for more information

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 + Language session: (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. We will give you an idea of how wide the cooking tradition in Italy is, making a culinary travel around all over the peninsula. 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, you will have extended your knowledge of Italian when it comes 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.

Further information about the dishes will be postd here soon!

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

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Online
Dates:

Sunday 6th December
Sunday 13th December
(Times for these two dates to be confirmed)



Contact us for more information





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.


Please contact us for more information

  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)
7.5 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 hours per lesson unless otherwise agreed.
NOTE: 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.

All online tuition subject to a minimum 1 hour per lesson unless otherwise agreed.

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 7.5 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.

  Intensive courses

Intensive 5 day course

5 days in total:
Saturday & Sunday 10.20- 11:20 & 11:30-12:30
Monday to Wednesday 17:50 -18:50 & 19:00 -20:00

Sat 29 Nov to Wed 2 December (10 hours)

The second hour of each lesson may be shared with the CILS exam students  (at the same level) as the syllabus is the same.

Venue: Online

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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