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TUITION
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The following are courses we have scheduled for the new/current term.
If the days and times do not suit you, please contact us as we may be able to offer alternatives
Current courses marked may have a place available. Please contact us.
Level Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Beginner B1
B1 Tuesday Evening 18:45-20:45 03 Aug 2021 £166.00 (7 weeks)
2 hours per lesson
ONLINE Book
B1 Thursday Evening 18:45-20:45 05 Aug 2021 £176.00 (7 weeks)
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
B1 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 13 Sep 2021 £166.00 (10 weeks) or
£86.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B1 Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 14 Sep 2021 £166.00 (10 weeks) or
£86.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B1 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 15 Sep 2021 £176.00 (10 weeks) or
£91.00 (5 weeks)
MHS Book
B1 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 16 Sep 2021 £176.00 (10 weeks) or
£91.00 (5 weeks)
OS Book
Beginner B1+
B1+ Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 26 Jul 2021 £86.00 (5 weeks)
No lesson on Monday 30 Aug Bank Holiday
ONLINE Book
Beginner B2
B2 Wednesday Evening 18:45-20:45 18 Aug 2021 £184.00 (7 weeks) OS Book
B2 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 20 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B2 Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Beginner B3
B3 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 23 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Beginner B3+
B3+ Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 16 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
B3+ Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 18 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=Bloomsbury   OS=Oxford Street
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The following are courses we have scheduled for the new/current term.
If the days and times do not suit you, please contact us as we may be able to offer alternatives
Current courses marked may have a place available. Please contact us.
Level Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Intermediate I1
I1 Tuesday Morning 10:30-12:30 17 Aug 2021 £184.00 (7 weeks) ONLINE Book
I1 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 20 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
I1 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Intermediate I1+
I1+ Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 18 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Intermediate I2
I2 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
I2 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 23 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Intermediate I2+
I2+ Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Intermediate I3
I3 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 23 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Intermediate I3+
I3+ Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 18 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Intermediate I1/I2/I3
I1/I2/I3 Wednesday Morning 10:30-13:00 11 Aug 2021 £170.00 (5 weeks)
2.5 hours per lesson.
Intermediate
OS Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=Bloomsbury   OS=Oxford Street
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The following are courses we have scheduled for the new/current term.
If the days and times do not suit you, please contact us as we may be able to offer alternatives
Current courses marked may have a place available. Please contact us.
Level Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Pre Advanced PA1
PA1 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Pre Advanced PA1+
PA1+ Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 16 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
PA1+ Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Aug 2021 £90.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Pre Advanced PA2
PA2 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 20 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
PA2 Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Pre Advanced PA3
PA3 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 20 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Advanced A2
A2 Monday Morning 10:30-12:00 20 Sep 2021 £184.00 (10 weeks) or
£96.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
A2 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
A2 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 23 Sep 2021 £174.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=Bloomsbury   OS=Oxford Street
 
Intensive EVENING courses (online)
Courses: Each course is 7.5 hours in total

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Level: As above, subject to a minimum of 4 students at any given level
Course Fee: £110
Venue: Online
 
Intensive 5 day DAYTIME course (face-to-face)
Courses: 5 days in total (15 hours):
Monday to Friday 10:30-13:30

JULY 2021 course: July 26-30
AUGUST 2021 course: August 2-6

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Level: All levels, subject to a minimum of 4 students at any given level
Course Fee: £235
Venue: Marylebone High Street
Book July course (15 hours)
Book August course (15 hours)
 
Intensive 5 day EVENING course (face-to-face)
Courses: 5 days in total (10 hours):
Monday to Friday 18:30-20:30

JULY 2021 course: July 26-30
AUGUST 2021 course: August 2-6

Please contact us for more details.
Level: All levels, subject to a minimum of 4 students at any given level
Course Fee: £155
Venue: Marylebone High Street
Book July course (10 hours)
Book August course (10 hours)


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. This workshop is 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 communication in Italian, pronunciation, and develop self-confidence.

This is not a traditional class, no books are allowed - 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.

Level: Lower Intermediate to Advanced
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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 contemporary Italian novel 'l giardino dei Finzi-Contini', by Giorgio Bassani. Besides introducing this new author, we will also explore the original personality of the main characters belonging to Finzi-Contini family portrayed in the literary work. In the session, students will have the chance to practise their vocabulary, listening, and speaking skills.

What will we cover?
L’incontrò sarà focalizzato sul romanzo 'Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini' di Giorgio Bassani. Dopo aver un estratto del libro, gli studenti potranno esprimere il proprio punto di vista sui protagonisti e sull’autore del libro. Considerato uno dei migliori romanzi della letteratura Novecentesca, il romanzo racconta l’amore, l’amicizia, i progetti di vita di alcuni ragazzi ebrei di Ferrara, durante gli anni dell’università, mentre l’Italia si allea con la Germania ed entra in guerra. “Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini” è un romanzo sulla giovinezza e sull’amore, su un periodo che la tragedia futura incornicia e in qualche modo conserva per sempre.

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
Last Sunday of every month (except August)!
Next Book Club: Sunday 25th July 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.

Book Book Club 25th July 2021


Italian through Art

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. As with any color, the nature of black is ambivalent.

In this workshop we will discover the plurivocal nature of the colour black in society and art.

This workshop seeks to offer the opportunity to improve knowledge of Italian Art and language (if you know or study Italian) through 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: 21st August 2021
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 21st August 2021

Italian 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.

What? - We will learn Italian by exploring what’s behind the movie and watching some scenes.

It is higly recomended that you join the workshop having previously seen the film.

Please contact us for more information

Italian on Foot

(On demand, weekends and week daytime, from 21 June 2021)

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.

Please contact us for more information

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 (excluding Saturday Advanced).

Conversation - Advanced level:
  
24/07/2021    10:30-12:00  (1.5 hours)   £28.50  Book
Conversation - Advanced level:
  
31/07/2021    10:30-12:00  (1.5 hours)   £28.50  Book
Conversation - Advanced level:
  
07/08/2021    10:30-12:00  (1.5 hours)   £28.50  Book

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.

ELEMENTARY:
The reflexives verbs in the present and past & when not to use them.

INTERMEDIATE:
Essere o avere - the use of the auxiliary to be and to have in the past tenses of tricky verbs such finire, cominciare, mancare, passare and more.

ADVANCED:
The modals (potere, dovere, volere) including past modals – could have, should have, will have.

The Grammar workshops will be online.

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Strano & Sorprendente - a collection of unusual courses

Improve your pronunciation & sing in Italian! 
The aim of the course is to improve speakers' pronunciation. We will focus on exercises to improve articulation. After this warming up practise will move to rhythms and intonation, adding some singing of Italian songs. At the end of these two sessions, you will have bettered your pronunciation, know more about Italian singers and songs and have fun with many other choir members.

Duration: 1 hour per session
Location: Online
Next dates: TBC
Fee: £19 (per session)

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

Duration: 1 hour per session
Location: Online
Dates: July/Aug 2021
Fee: £19
Please contact us for further information.

Writing Workshop

Improve your written Italian

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:

  • Punctuation: full stops, semi colons, colons, commas, apostrophes and dashes
  • Paragraph structure
  • Proofreading
  • Adding variety to your sentences.
Duration: 30 minutes per session + 30 minutes homework assignment
Location: Online
Dates: TBC
Fee: £21 (per session)
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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
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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 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 students)
3+ Students POA - we can offer competitive group rates

 
NOTE: Travel expenses are applicable for face-to-face lessons.
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(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 (total shared between students)
3 £50 £48 (total shared between students)
All tuition subject to a minimum 1½ hours 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 (Skype, Face Time, our virtual classroom) 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.
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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 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: 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.
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Italian tuition for children

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.

Course fees: Variable depending on the number of students. Book Tuition for Kids

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