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CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exams on
20th October 2022
and 15th December 2022
You can Pre-register with us now for these exams.
See the Special Courses section below for more information.

Current courses marked may have a place available. Please contact us.

  Beginner 1,2 & 3

MHS=Marylebone High Street   OS=Oxford Street
B1
Wednesday Evening  MHS 18:45-20:45 29 Jun
In classroom 2 hours per lesson
£179.00 (7 weeks) Book
Saturday Morning  OS 11:30-13:30 09 Jul
£183.00 (7 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 11 Jul
£170.00 (10 weeks)
£90.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 12 Jul
In classroom
£179.00 (10 weeks)
£95.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B1+
Tuesday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 12 Jul
£95.00 (5 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 06 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation F2F
£72.00 (3 weeks)
£27.00 (1 weeks)
Book
B2
Monday Evening  MHS 18:45-20:45 04 Jul
In classroom 2 hours per lesson
£187.00 (7 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  OS 19:00-20:30 05 Jul
In classroom
£187.00 (10 weeks)
£98.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 06 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B3
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 07 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 11 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
B2/B3
Monday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 05 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation F2F
£72.00 (3 weeks)
£27.00 (1 weeks)
Book
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 08 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book

  Intermediate 1,2 & 3

MHS=Marylebone High Street   OS=Oxford Street
I1
Wednesday Evening  MHS 18:45-20:45 29 Jun
In classroom 2 hours per lesson
£187.00 (7 weeks) Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 11 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
I1+
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 06 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 07 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation F2F
£72.00 (3 weeks)
£27.00 (1 weeks)
Book
I2
Saturday Morning  OS 11:30-13:30 02 Jul
In classroom 2 hours per lesson
£190.00 (7 weeks) Book
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 07 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
I2+
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book
Thursday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 08 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation F2F
£72.00 (3 weeks)
£27.00 (1 weeks)
Book
I3
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 11 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:00 06 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book

  Pre-advanced/Advanced

MHS=Marylebone High Street   OS=Oxford Street
PA1
Tuesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 11 Jul
£177.00 ( weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Tuesday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:00 12 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA1+
Thursday Morning  OS 10:30-12:30 16 Jun
£85.00 (3 weeks) Book
PA2
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 06 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Thursday Morning  OS 10:30-12:30 07 Jul
£190.00 (10 weeks)
£98.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA3
Wednesday Evening  MHS 18:45-20:45 29 Jun
£190.00 (10 weeks)
£98.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 06 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
PA1/PA2/PA3
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Sep
Conversation and Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (3 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 07 Sep
Conversation and Consolidation F2F
£72.00 (3 weeks)
£27.00 (1 weeks)
Book
Thursday Morning  OS 10:30-12:00 08 Sep
Conversation and Consolidation F2F
£78.00 (3 weeks)
£29.00 (1 weeks)
Book
A1
Wednesday Evening  MHS 18:45-20:45 29 Jun
In classroom 2 hours per lesson
£187.00 (7 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 06 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  MHS 19:00-20:30 07 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation F2F
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book
A2
Monday Morning  ONLINE 10:30-12:00 27 Jun
£94.00 (5 weeks) Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 06 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 07 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 11 Jul
£177.00 (10 weeks)
£94.00 (5 weeks)
Book
Wednesday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 07 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book
Thursday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 08 Sep
Conversation & Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book
A1/A2
Monday Evening  ONLINE 19:00-20:30 05 Sep
Conversation and Consolidation
£65.00 (3 weeks)
£25.00 (1 weeks)
Book

  Special Courses/Workshops

CILS exams

CILS B1 CITTADINANZA exam
Next exam: October 20 2022
You can pre-register for this exam with us now

Following exam: December 15 2022
You can pre-register for this exam with us now.

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.
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If your Italian is B1 (CEFR) or higher, and you are interested in sitting the exam, please contact us, or you can register online here.

IMPORTANT: Places are limited, and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The exam fee is £125.

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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 available for students who prefer to have preparatory lessons on a one-to-one basis, rather than in a group.

October 20th 2022 exam (preparatory course)
5 lessons, 15-19 October, 19:00-20:00. 1 hour each lesson + assignments (homework).
Course fee £140

December 15th 2022 exam (preparatory course)
5 lessons, 10-14 December, 19:00-20:00. 1 hour each lesson + assignments (homework).
Course fee £140

Please contact us for further information.

You can find more information about the exam and samples here.


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 described above. Any of these exams can be taken if your Italian is at the relevant level. If you need tuition to improve your Italian at any level, we have a full range of 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

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 “La vita bugiarda degli adulti” by Elena Ferrante. As many other novels by the acclaimed writer, this book offers insights in the city of Naples and its society and culture through the story of Giovanna and the unsolved mysteries of her family..

What will we cover?

L’incontrò sarà focalizzato sul romanzo “la vita bugiarda degli adulti’’ di Elena Ferrante. Ambientato primariamente a Napoli, parla di Giovanna e del mistero che avvolge la relazione tra il suo amatissimo padre e la zia, Vittoria. Attraverso gli occhi dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza, il libro affronta i temi dell’amore e della menzogna, del lato buono e di quello cattivo di ogni persona.

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
Next Book Club: 26th Junel 2022

Fee
£24 (1½ hours)

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.

Book Book Club 26th June 2022, 15:30-17:00

Italian through Art

Italian through Art - Women artists in the history of Italian painting

This workshop will focus on Italian women artists of the Renaissance and the Baroque era. Women in art had always played a marginal role, but when they decided to devote themselves to painting, they took all the responsibilities and sometimes went against everything and everyone. Only in recent times they have begun to receive the attention and the right value that their art deserved from the start. In this virtual workshop we will consider some of these professional painters, who earned their living through their art: Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Fede Galizia, Elisabetta Sirani, Artemisia Gentileschi..

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.

Duration: 15.00-16.30 (1½ hours)
Location: Online
Date: 23 July 2022
Fee: £24

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.

Book Art Workshop 23rd July 2022

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.

6 May 18:30-19:30 – Italian Through Cinema (Intermediate to Advanced level)

With the term Commedia all’italiana, it is indicated the film genre born in Italy during the fifties and then developed in the sixties and seventies.

We will be watching Tre mogli (3 Wives) about three different Italian women, three husbands and a common destiny. A funny film which will make you discover the Italian comedy, its origins, its characteristics and some famous actors.

There will be a draw for this workshop, and a DVD of an Italian film will sent to one of our lucky participants!

Commedia all’italiana è il termine che indica il filone cinematografico nato in Italia nel corso degli anni cinquanta e poi sviluppato negli anni sessanta e settanta. Il film che guarderemo è Tre mogli, che parla di 3 donne italiane diverse, tre mariti e un destino in comune.

Un film divertente che vi farà scoprire la commedia italiana, le sue origini, le sue caratteristiche e alcuni attori famosi.

Un DVD di un film italiano verrà sorteggiato ed inviato per posta al uno dei nostri partecipanti di questo laboratorio

Italian Through Cinema:
6th May 18:30-19:30

Italian Through Cinema:
  
06/05/2022  ONLINE  18:30-19:30  (1 hour)   £21.00  Book

Italian on Foot

Italian on Foot

Practise your Italian in the most natural way possible. 40 minutes of this 1 hour session will be spent talking in Italian with your teacher, whilst you stop in front of shops, parks and gardens (according to where the tour takes place) and of course at an Italian bar where you will carry on conversing over a coffee and recap all what you have learnt without effort with your specialised tutor. What better than this? Small groups or individually (all levels, apart from absolute Beginners).

Fee: £24 (in small groups) or ask for individual fees.


Italian on Foot:
  
21/05/2022    15:00-16.00  (1 hour)   £24.00  Book

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. All sessions from Beginner1+ upwards.


Conversation - PreAdv & Advanced:
  
28/05/2022  ONLINE  14:45-15:45  (1 hour)   £14.00  Book
Conversation - Beginner 1+:
  
28/05/2022  ONLINE  9:45-10:45  (1 hour)   £14.00  Book
Conversation - Intermediate:
  
28/05/2022  ONLINE  13:30-14:30  (1 hour)   £14.00  Book
Conversation - Beginner 2&3:
  
28/05/2022  ONLINE  11:00-12:00  (1 hour)   £14.00  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, 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?
In one and half hours, we will try to cover the main topics of the grammar for your level, troubleshooting the most tricky areas and errors. Can we succeed in this heroic adventure? Come and find out!

All levels, from Beginners to Advanced. All one and half hours lessons, each level at £24 per session.

The Grammar workshops will be online.

NOTE: You are welcome to take more than one level onthe same day.


Please contact us for more information

Strano & Sorprendente - a collection of unusual courses


Italian Through Italy

Let’s go to Italy, virtually. If you cannot go to Italy, we will bring Italy to you. Let’s explore the life, the food, the culture and the history of the Italian regions, through the eyes and the experience of one of tutors originally from the region on the spot.

The region which we will be covering this month is Molise, up to now a rather unknown territory with many curiosities and traditions to talk about.

Literature and teaching material will be sent to the participants after the workshop. Given in Italian and English, this special workshop is for everybody. Just come along to absorb La Dolce Vita, il Bel Paese and la Divina Lingua.

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online
Next dates: TBC
Fee: £21
Please contact us for further information.
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Italian Through Meditation and easy Yoga.

Learn the parts of the body in Italian kinaesthetically and through repetition, use the imperative tense, practise instructions to receive and to give and, of course, relax!

Level: All
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online
Dates: 15 May 2022, 10:00-11:00
Fee: £21
Please contact us for further information.

Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

The small group sessions will exclusively focus on written Italian. Each session is charged for 1 hour, half an hour of which will be spent with a tutor to work on pre-task activities, explore the building blocks of good writing and spelling exercises ("ortografia"). In each Zoom meeting the tutor will assign a different essay for the students to write at home and which will be individually corrected (hence the other 30 minutes of the hour). The tutor will help to identify areas for writing and structure development, with corrections and explanation of any grammar/spelling mistakes to enrich your vocabulary.

The essays will deal with different types of writing (creative writing, letters/emails, stories, reviews) and will be an invaluable help for CILS exam candidates, GCSE & A' level Italian students, or simply for anybody who likes to write and knows they would benefit from language inputs and advice to write in a foreign language.


Also the following aspects will be dealt with: Punctuation & Spelling

Duration: 30 minutes per session + 30 minutes homework assignment
Location: Online
Next dates: TBC
Fee: £21 (per session)


Improve your written Italian for exams – Special Edition

Especially ideal for all CILS candidates who would like to improve their written skills and get familiarised with the written part of the CILS exams, the workshop will focus on past papers practice and how to compose and address written complaints, job applications and request information in Italian. Also the following aspects will be dealt with:

  • Paragraph structure
  • Proofreading
  • Adding variety to your sentences.
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online
Dates: 20 May 2022, 18:30-19:30
Fee: £24 (per session)

Book Writing Workshop 20 May 2022,, 18:30-19:30

Italian through Cookery

Italian through Cookery

“La cucina maleducata 2!”

If you missed our first successful session, you can join our second. If you want to learn more, join our cookery session and you will discover a whole world of fun (and some bad words)!
We will also prepare a couple of dishes whose name is peculiar and a tiny bit “rude”!

Everybody is welcome, whether you speak or study Italian or not!! The cookery workshop will be in both Italian and English, for learners of Italian at all levels.

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

Duration: 75 minutes
Location: Online
Next dates: TBC
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. Our tutors come to your office or home, or can teach you online.

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 (in person) tuition within London Zones 1 & 2, there is a flat-rate charge of £4 per lesson to cover the tutor's travel expenses. If you require tuition outside Zones, or outside the London travel zones, please notify us of this and we will be happy to quote the appropriate rate for travel.

Online
We can offer online tuition on different platforms depending on students' preferences and on whether is it 1-to-1 or 2/3-to-1 tuition. Please ask us for our online tuition rates.

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 schedule 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

Ideal before going to Italy or for preparation to exams, they can be organised as 1 week long or more, subject to minimun nunber/on demand.

Intensive 4 day EVENING courses (online)
Courses: 4 days in total (8 hours)
Monday to Thursday 18.30-20.30
Level: Subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates: 4-7 July
11-14 July
Course Fee: £130
Venue: Online
Book Intensive Evening course 4-7 July
Book Intensive Evening course 11-14 July
Intensive 3 day DAYTIME Weekend course (online)
Courses: 3 days in total (9 hours)
Friday 17:30-20:30, Saturday and Sunday 10.30-13.30
Level: Subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates: 29-31 July
Course Fee: £155
Venue: Online
Book Intensive Daytime course 29-31 July
Intensive 4 day DAYTIME course (face-to-face)
Courses: 4 days in total (12 hours)
Monday to Thursday 10:30-13:30 (Marylebone) or
Monday to Thursday 14:30-17:30 (Oxford Street)
Level: Subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates: 1-4 August
Course Fee: £225
Venue: Marylebone High Street or Oxford Street
Book Intensive Daytime course (Marylebone) 1-4 August
Book Intensive Daytime course (Oxford Street) 1-4 August
Intensive 4 day EVENING course (face-to-face)
Courses: 4 days in total (8 hours)
Monday to Thursday 18:30-20:30
Level: Subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates: 4-7 July
11-14 July
Course Fee: £155
Venue: Marylebone High Street
Book Intensive Evening course 4-7 July
Book Intensive Evening course 11-14 July

  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 and online 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:

At your home:
No of students Lessons paid
individually
(per hour)
6 hours or more
paid in advance
(per hour)
 
1 £48 £45  
2 £52 £50 (total shared between students)
3 £56 £54 (total shared between students)

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

For face-to-face (in person) tuition within London Zones 1 & 2, there is a flat-rate charge of £4 per lesson to cover the tutor's travel expenses. If you require tuition outside Zones, or outside the London travel zones, please notify us of this and we will be happy to quote the appropriate rate for travel.

Online: We can offer online tuition on different platforms depending on students' preferences and on whether it is 1-to-1 or 2/3-to-1 tuition. Please ask us for our online tuition rates.
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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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