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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.
Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Beginner 1
Tuesday Evening 18:45-20:45 14 May 2024 £203.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
OS Book
Wednesday Evening 18:45-20:45 15 May 2024 £203.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
Wednesday Evening 18:45-20:45 15 May 2024 £203.00 (7 weeks)
2 hours per lesson
ONLINE Book
Saturday Morning 12:00-14:00 25 May 2024 £203.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
OS Book
Beginner 1+
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Beginner 2
Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 24 Apr 2024 £203.00 (10 weeks) or
£110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Beginner 2+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
OS Book
Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 29 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Beginner 3+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
OS Book
Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street     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.
Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Intermediate 1+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
OS Book
Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Intermediate 2+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Intermediate 3+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Intermediate 1/2/3
Monday Afternoon 12:00-12:45 20 May 2024 £84.00 (4 weeks)
Mon+Tue+Wed+Fri 12:00-12:45
12 hours - Taught by trainee teachers
ONLINE Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street     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.
Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Pre Advanced 1
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 22 Apr 2024 £203.00 (10 weeks) or
£110.00 (5 weeks)
No lessons on 6 & 27 May Bank Holidays
ONLINE Book
Pre Advanced 1+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 10 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Pre Advanced 2+
Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 21 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 10 Jun 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Pre Advanced 3
Saturday Morning 12:00-14:00 28 Sep 2024 £203.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
OS Book
Advanced 1
Saturday Morning 12:00-14:00 28 Sep 2024 £203.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
OS Book
Advanced 2
Thursday Morning 10:30-12:00 23 May 2024 £110.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Thursday Evening 18:45-20:45 23 May 2024 £90.00 (3 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street     OS=Oxford Street

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 EVENING courses for all levels & CILS students (online)
Courses:

6 days in total (12 hours)
Monday to Thursday 19.00-20.30 &
Saturday & Sunday 10.30-13.30

Level: All levels, subject to a minimum of students at any given level.

Excluding Absolute Beginner level, the structure of these courses involves a combination of 1.5-hour regular sessions during the week and 6-hour bespoke lessons during the weekend.

One of the courses is aimed at intermediate students and is therefore ideal for CILS students who want to become more confident with the general B1 (CEFR) content required for the CILS exams.
Dates: Week commencing 15 April
Week commencing 20 May
Course Fee: £240
Venue: Online
Book Intensive 6 day Evening course 15/04/24
Book Intensive 6 day Evening course 20/05/24
 
Intensive 2 day DAYTIME Weekend course (online)
Courses: 2 days in total (6 hours)
Saturday and Sunday 10.30-13.30
Level: All levels, subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates: 29-30 June
Course Fee: £120
Venue: Online
Book Intensive 2 day Daytime course
 
Intensive 4 day DAYTIME course (face-to-face)
Courses: 4 days in total (12 hours)
Monday to Thursday 10:30-13:30 or
Monday to Thursday 14:30-17:30
Level: All levels, subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates:

22-25 July and/or 29 July-01 August

Course Fee: £240
Venue: Marylebone High Street
Book Intensive 4 day Daytime course (morning)
Book Intensive 4 day Daytime course (afternoon)
 
Intensive 4 day EVENING course (face-to-face)
Courses: 4 days in total (10 hours)
Tuesday to Friday 18:00-20:30

Excluding Absolute Beginner level, the structure of these courses involves a combination of 1-hour bespoke lessons and regular sessions in the subsequent 1.5 hours.

Level: All levels, subject to a minimum of students at any given level
Dates:

15-18 April
20-23 May

Course Fee: £199
Venue: Marylebone High Street
Book Intensive 4 day Evening course 15/04/24
Book Intensive 4 day Evening course 20/05/24


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 “Isole Minori” by Lorenza Pieri. The book offers insights in the Tuscan culture and history (Isola del Giglio specifically) through the story of Teresa and her family.

What will we cover?
L’incontrò sarà focalizzato sul romanzo “Isole Minori’’ di Lorenza Pieri. La storia parla di Teresa, nata sull’Isola del Giglio in Toscana, e della sua famiglia. Attraverso il suo stile accattivante e alla descrizione di panorami indimenticabili, Pieri riesce ad unire la storia dei suoi personaggi a quella dell’Isola, e a due indimenticabili fatti della Storia contemporanea d’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
30 June 2024 15:30-17:00

Fee
£25 (1½ hours)

Book Book Club 30 June 2024, 15:30-17:00


Italian through Art
CARAVAGGIO IN ROME

This workshop will focus on Caravaggio’s Roman period.

We will explore the artistic, human, everyday life of a painter who nowadays is the most popular in the history of art.
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Take a virtual walk in Rome at the beginning of the seventeenth century and discover Caravaggio’s artistic activity and his relationship with friends, supporters… and enemies.

Duration: 10:00-11:30 (1½ hours)
Location: Online
Date: 19 May 10:00-11:30
Fee: £25
Caravaggio 

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 9 students per group.

Book Art Workshop 19 May 2024

Italian Cinema Club

The Italian Club invites you to familiarise with the main historical, cultural and social aspects of Italian filmmaking by looking at the work of some of its most influential authors/actors/directors.

The next meeting How strange to be named Federico" is a docu-fiction by Ettore Scola, one of the greatest directors in Italian cinema. The film explores Scola's relationship with the film director Federico Fellini, a friendship that originated in the editorial office of the satirical newspaper “Marc’Aurelio.”
This was Scola’s final film, offering a captivating journey into Italian cinema and its talents. Our tutor, the great-niece of the founder of Marc’Aurelio, wishes to share this story due to her extensive knowledge and personal connection.

The speaker: Fabiana graduated in Italian Literature and Cinema Studies at La Sapienza, Rome, and obtained a Ph.D. in Arts, Italian Language, and Literature at UNIL, Lausanne. Additionally, she holds a Postdoctoral degree in Documentary Films from UBC, Vancouver. She has authored numerous essays in the field of cinema, as well as written and directed documentaries for both cinema and TV.

For several years, she has been collaborating with Vivere l’italiano, teaching Italian to foreigners and promoting Italian culture abroad.

Level: For Intermediate onwards levels. The workshop will be given both in Italian and English.
Fee: £21 (per 1 hour session)
Dates: 11 May 2024, 13:00-14:00
Book Cinema Club 11 May 2024 13:00-14:00

Italian on Foot (face-to-face conversation session)

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

Breaking News!

Unlock the power of discussing current events in Italian! This exciting course is your gateway to enhancing your vocabulary, refining your listening and speaking skills, and staying abreast of Italian affairs.

In our Breaking News Conversation Classes, you will:

  • Broaden Your Vocabulary: Explore the latest headlines, political developments, cultural trends, and more. You'll learn essential vocabulary and phrases for discussing diverse topics.
  • Sharpen Your Listening Skills: Engage in live discussions and analyse real-time news broadcasts. Improve your comprehension and become a more attentive listener.
  • Hone Your Speaking Skills: Participate actively in thought-provoking conversations. Practice articulating your thoughts and opinions in Italian, boosting your confidence in speaking.
  • Stay Updated with Italian Affairs: Gain a deep understanding of Italy's current events and culture. Be well-informed and ready to converse about contemporary topics.
Don't miss this opportunity to take your Italian language skills to the next level while staying connected to the dynamic world of Italian affairs. Join us for our Breaking News Conversation Classes, where learning and current events converge seamlessly!

Level: For Intermediate level upwards
Fee: £21 (per session) or £76 for all 4 sessions

Dates:
Book Breaking News 11 May 2024 09:30-10:30
Book Breaking News 18 May 2024 09:30-10:30
Book Breaking News 1 June 2024 09:30-10:30
Book Breaking News 8 June 2024 09:30-10:30
Book All 4 sessions

Conversation
Simply conversation! - Online and F2F

Our students love these sessions!

Our conversation workshops are super to improve, learn and consolidate your Italian with a difference. Perfect to refresh and "let your Italian go", these workshops are very useful to enlarge your vocabulary, deal with social situations more confidently, and complement any Italian lessons. Through specific stimuli and activities you will be encouraged to practise your conversation and pronunciation in Italian, and speak more fluently. Available on several days of the week online and F2F, intensive, sem-iintensive or regular, to spoil you with choice and leave you with no excuse that you
are busy that day!!

Tues 9 April
PreAdvanced/Advanced 18:00-19:00

Wed 10 April
Beg 2,3 19:00-20:00
Int 1,2,3 20:00-21:00

Fee: £18 per session

You can pay using the link below and then contact us to confirm the dates and level for which you are booking.
Simply Conversation!:
  
  ONLINE     £18.00  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, 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 £25 per session.

The Grammar workshops will be online.

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

Beginner 1+ Grammar: Agreement adjectives & nouns, definitive articles singular & plural, regular & irregular verbs.:
Beginner 1+
Advanced Grammar: Dislocation a destra e a sinistra dei pronomi.:
Advanced
Beginner 2 & 3 Grammar: Passato prossimo (present perfect), reflexives verbs. Regular and irregular verbs.:
Beginner 2 & 3
Intermediate 1,2,3 Grammar: Imperfect vs. Present Perfect.:
Intermediate 1,2,3
PreAdvanced 1,2,3 Grammar: Content: Prepositions with verbs and nouns.:
PreAdvanced 1,2,3
Beginner 1+ Grammar: Agreement adjectives & nouns, definitive articles singular & plural, regular & irregular verbs.:
  
19/05/2024  ONLINE  10:00-11:30  (1.5 hours)   £25.00  Book
Advanced Grammar: Dislocation a destra e a sinistra dei pronomi.:
  
19/05/2024  ONLINE  12:30-14:00  (1.5 hours)   £25.00  Book
Beginner 2 & 3 Grammar: Passato prossimo (present perfect), reflexives verbs. Regular and irregular verbs.:
  
19/05/2024  ONLINE  12:00-13:30  (1.5 hours)   £25.00  Book
Intermediate 1,2,3 Grammar: Imperfect vs. Present Perfect.:
  
19/05/2024  ONLINE  13:30-15:00  (1.5 hours)   £25.00  Book
PreAdvanced 1,2,3 Grammar: Content: Prepositions with verbs and nouns.:
  
19/05/2024  ONLINE  15:00-16:30  (1.5 hours)   £25.00  Book

Strano & Sorprendente - a collection of unusual courses

Italian Through the regions in 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.

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: Emilia Romagna - 18 May 2024
Basilicata - 15 June 2024
Fee: £21

BookItalian Through Italy - Emilia Romagna - 18 May 2024, 10:30-11:30
BookItalian Through Italy - Basilicata - 15 June 2024, 10:30-11:30

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Italian Opera Club

Opera as an Art form has contributed enormously to the shaping of Italian worldwide cultural legacy with composers as Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini. The Club will meet once per month, every first Friday of the month.

The tutor
Graduated Magna Cum Laude in Humanities at the prestigious La Sapienza University of Rome, the teacher is an established director who will address the history of Italian opera from an aesthetic-cultural perspective.

Level: For all levels. The workshop will be given both in Italian and English.

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online
Dates: TBC
Fee: £21
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:

  • Paragraph structure
  • Proofreading
  • Adding variety to your sentences.
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online
Dates: TBC
Fee: £24 (per session)
Please contact us for further information.

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
Please contact us for more information

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 schedule for your consideration.

Tuition fees:

In person
Based on minimum of 9 hours paid in advance:
1 Student: £45 p.h.
2 Students: £49 p.h. (shared between students)
3 Students: £55 p.h. (shared between students)
4+ Students - we can offer competitive group rates

Online
Based on minimum of 9 hours paid in advance:
1 Student: £42 p.h.
2 Students: £45 p.h. (shared between students)
3 Students: £49 p.h. (shared between students)
4+ Students - we can offer competitive group rates

 
NOTE: Travel expenses are applicable for in-person 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. 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 £44 £42  
2 £48 £46 (total shared between students)
3 £54 £51 (total shared between students)
All subject to a minimum 1½ hours per lesson for in-person tuition unless otherwise agreed.

NOTE: For face-to-face (in person) tuition within London Zones 1 & 2, there is a flat-rate charge of £5 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.
 
No of students Lessons paid
individually
(per hour)
6 hours or more
paid in advance
(per hour)
 
1 £43 £41  
2 £46 £44 (total shared between students)
3 £50 £47 (total shared between students)
 
  All subject to a minimum 1 hour per lesson for online tuition unless otherwise agreed.  
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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 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 £50 £48  
2 £54 £52 (total shared between students)
3 £58 £56 (total shared between students)
Online:  
No of students Lessons paid
individually
(per hour)
6 hours or more
paid in advance
(per hour)
 
1 £48 £46  
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 £5 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.
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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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