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  Beginner 1,2 & 3

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
B1
Tuesday Evening  MHS 18:45-20:45 18 Feb
7 week course. 2 hours per lesson
£173.00 (7 weeks) Book
Monday Morning  OS 10:30-12:30 24 Feb
7 week course. 2 hours per lesson
£188.00 (7 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 20 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 20 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 21 Apr
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 22 Apr
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 22 Apr
£173.00 (10 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B1+
Monday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£91.00 (5 weeks)
£91.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 24 Feb
£91.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 25 Feb
£91.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 26 Feb
£91.00 (5 weeks) Book
B2
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 28 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B2+
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 02 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 03 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
B3
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 28 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B3+
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 02 Mar
£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  B19 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
I1+
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 04 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
I2
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
I2+
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 03 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 04 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
I3
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 28 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
I3+
Monday Morning  OS 10:30-12:30 24 Feb
£107.00 (4 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 02 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 04 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book

  Pre-advanced/Advanced

MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
PA1
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA1+
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 04 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
PA2
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA2+
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 02 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 03 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
PA3
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 28 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA3+
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 04 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
A1
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
A1+
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 04 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
A2
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 02 Mar
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 27 Apr
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  B19 19:00-20:30 29 Apr
£181.00 (10 weeks)
£96.00 (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 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.

Our B1 citizenship preparation course requires that students have already reached this level of Italian as it is specifically aimed at the exam. If you are not yet at CEFR B1 level, we have regular courses and private tuition all all levels so that you can study towards this level.

The B1 preparation course runs over 5 weeks, 1 lesson per week in the evening 18:45-20:45, each of 2 hours, for a total of 10 hours, and covers skills and strategies for the exam, a look at past papers, and practice tests.

The course fee is: £240

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.

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

RITRATTI E GIOIELLI (Portraits & Jewellery)

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.

The National Gallery is home to a world-class collection of paintings by Italian artists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and it is precisely in Renaissance Italy that the notion of the individual is born. The artists strive to evoke the identity or personality of the sitters, investigating fundamental issues of likeness, memory and immortality. The clothes and, above all, the jewels become more and more an important element. The emergence of a new mercantile and bourgeois class, helps to speed up the development and use of jewels in clothing. If before jewels were only the main characteristic of the aristocracy or of the high religious dignitaries, now even the upstarts can take advantage of this ornament to highlight their power and their wealth.

Duration: 90 minutes
Target Vocabulary: GALLERY, PAINTING, PORTRAIT, COLOURS, MATERIALS, CLOTHES, JEWELS, MEMORIES.

Level: For all levels. Students will be grouped according to their knowledge of Italian, and will work together with our Italian language teachers who specialise in Art.
Class size: From a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 10 students per group.



Italian through Art:
  
16/02/2020    16:00-17:30  (1.5 hours)   £24.00  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" this one day workshop is very useful to enlarge your vocabulary, deal in social situations more confidently and to complement any Italian lessons. Through drama stimuli (but do not worry you will not asked to perform on a stage) and playful activities you will be encouraged to practice your conversation in Italian, pronunciation and speak more fluently.

Levels: 18th Jan & 22nd Feb - Beginners (except complete Beginners)
Levels: 25th Jan & 29th Feb - Intermediate to Advanced


Intermediate to Advanced:
  
29/02/2020  - Venue TBC -  10:30-12:00  (1.5 hours)   £24.00  Book
Beginners (not complete Beginner):
  
29/02/2020  - Venue TBC -  10:30-12:00  (1.5 hours)   £24.00  Book

Grammar Workshop

Grammar Workshop
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:
Present perfect vs Imperfect, Direct Pronouns, Reflexives. Plus Piacere.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED:
Combined Pronouns, Periodo Ipotetico (if clause),
Conditional. Plus Passive.

This is a great opportunity to firm up on your Italian grammar and consolidate your Italian language studies!

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.


Please contact us for more information

Italian through Cookery

Italian through Cookery
  1. Language session + Cookery Workshop: (for learners of Italian, all levels).
    This workshop will help you improve your Italian language and cooking skills. The first 1 hour will be spent on basic and more advanced structures of the Italian language in a fun and dynamic way, through food and recipes. After the first hour we will have a short break, and then during the following 1½ hours, you will take part in the Cookery Workshop, with anecdotes and secrets of Italian cuisine!

  2. Workshop only: : (for both learners at all levels, and non-learners of Italian).






Please 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.

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 4 day courses

DAYTIME:
Full immersion classes, for 15 hours over 4 days.
Tuesday 10:30-14:30
Wednesday 10:30-14:30
Thursday 10:30-14:30
Friday 10:30-13:30

EVENING:
Full immersion classes, for 16 hours, in two weekly 8 hour modules over 8 days.
Monday 18:45-20:45
Tuesday 18:45-20:45
Wednesday 18:45-20:45
Thursday 18:45-20:45

WEEKEND:
Full immersion classes, for 16 hours, in two weekend 8 hour modules. 3 hours on each 8-hour weekend will focus on Conversation.
Friday 18:45-20:45
Saturday 10:30-13:30
Sunday 10:30-13:30

Please contact us for more details.


Dates:
DAYTIME:
18-21 February 2020

EVENING:

Intermediate level only
13-16 January (1st module)
21-24 January (2nd module)

WEEKEND:
TBC - contact us


Course fees:
DAYTIME:
£215 (full course)

EVENING:
£110 (per module)

WEEKEND:
£120 (per module)



Venue:

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.
Book Exam tuition

  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.

Book Tuition for kids

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