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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 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Jan 2022 £170.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B1 Monday Evening 18:45-20:45 17 Jan 2022 £179.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
B1 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Jan 2022 £170.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B1 Wednesday Morning 10:30-12:30 26 Jan 2022 £186.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
B1 Saturday Morning 11:30-13:30 29 Jan 2022 £186.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
B1 Monday Evening 18:45-20:45 31 Jan 2022 £179.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
B1 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Feb 2022 £170.00 (10 weeks) or
£90.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B1 Thursday Afternoon 12:30-14:30 24 Feb 2022 £186.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
Beginner B2
B2 Monday Morning 10:15-12:15 17 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
B2 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B2 Tuesday Evening 18:45-20:45 18 Jan 2022 £187.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
B2 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Jan 2022 £187.00 (10 weeks) or
£99.00 (5 weeks)
In classroom
MHS Book
B2 Thursday Morning 10:30-12:30 27 Jan 2022 £187.00 (7 weeks)
2 hours. Daytime
ONLINE Book
B2 Saturday Morning 11:30-13:30 29 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
Beginner B3
B3 Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 18 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
B3 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Feb 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (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.
Level Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Intermediate I1
I1 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
I1 Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 18 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
I1 Thursday Morning 10:30-12:30 20 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
I1 Saturday Morning 11:30-13:30 29 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
OS Book
Intermediate I2
I2 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
I2 Tuesday Morning 10:30-12:00 25 Jan 2022 £187.00 (10 weeks) or
£99.00 (5 weeks)
Daytime
ONLINE Book
Intermediate I3
I3 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
I3 Tuesday Morning 10:30-12:30 25 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
I3 Tuesday Evening 18:45-20:45 25 Jan 2022 £187.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS 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.
Level Day Time of day Time Start date Price Venue BOOK
Pre Advanced PA1
PA1 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 20 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
PA1 Tuesday Morning 10:30-12:30 25 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
PA1 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 26 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
PA1 Saturday Morning 11:30-13:30 29 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
OS Book
Pre Advanced PA2
PA2 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
PA2 Wednesday Evening 18:45-20:45 26 Jan 2022 £187.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
Pre Advanced PA3
PA3 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
PA3 Wednesday Evening 18:45-20:45 26 Jan 2022 £187.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson
MHS Book
PA3 Saturday Morning 11:30-13:30 29 Jan 2022 £190.00 (7 weeks)
In classroom
2 hours per lesson. Daytime
OS Book
Advanced A1
A1 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 17 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
Advanced A2
A2 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
A2 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 20 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
A2 Monday Morning 10:30-12:00 31 Jan 2022 £99.00 (5 weeks) ONLINE Book
Advanced A1/A2
A1/A2 Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 19 Jan 2022 £177.00 (10 weeks) or
£94.00 (5 weeks)
ONLINE Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street     OS=Oxford Street
 
Intensive EVENING courses (online)
Courses: Each course is 7.5 hours in total

Please contact us for more details.
Level: 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

Please contact us for more details.
Level: Subject to a minimum of 4 students at any given level
Course Fee: £235
Venue: Marylebone High Street/Oxford Street
 
Intensive 5 day EVENING course (face-to-face)
Courses: 5 days in total (10 hours)
Monday to Friday 18:30-20:30

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/Oxford Street

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
Please contact us for more information

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 short novel ‘’Seta’’, by Alessandro Baricco, published in 1996. Set in southern France and source of inspiration for the homonymous film released in 2007, the novel will give us the chance to discover more about the popular writer Baricco, and the concept of travel, ambition and happiness, all reflected in the main character Hervé Joncour. In the session, students will have the chance of practicing on their vocabulary, listening, and speaking skills.

What will we cover?
L’incontro sarà focalizzato sul romanzo breve “Seta”, dell’autore torinese Alessandro Baricco. Dopo aver letto il romanzo, agli studenti verrà richiesto un parere sullo stile, molto personale, dello scrittore e sui personaggi principali intorno a cui si basa l’intreccio del racconto: Heré Joncour, Hélène Joncour e la ragazza misteriosa. Pur non essendo ambientato in Italia, il romanzo è spunto di approfondimento su varie tematiche, tra cui quella del viaggio, in particolare per il periodo storico in cui la vicenda si svolge, l’amore coniugale e l’amore platonico, ed il concetto di felicità. Parleremo anche di alcune citazioni interne al romanzo; l’autore, infatti, richiama in “Seta” altre sue opere, creando in questo modo un filo rosso che unisce le proprie creazioni.

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
30th January 2022

Fee
£21 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 30th January 2022


Italian through Art - Viola

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.

In this workshop we will discover the plurivocal nature of the colour purple in society and art. Purple is at the far end of the visible colour spectrum. Both mysterious and expensive, it became the most sought after pigment in history. In this workshop we will discover how this sacred and regal hue established itself as a colour associated with magic and social change.

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: 15 January 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.

Please contact us for further information.

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.

This second workshop will take a look at the recent history of Italy through the eyes of director Marco Tullio Giordana and his award-winning film La meglio gioventù. We will practise and improve Italian by exploring what’s behind the movie and watching some scenes.

The workshop is open to Intermediate & Advanced levels, and you don’t need to have attended the first workshop on this film to participate in this one.

It is highly recommended that you join the workshop having previously seen the film.

Please contact us for more information

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.

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.

Conversation -Intermediate:
  
01/02/2022  ONLINE  18.00-18.45  (45 minutes)   £12.00  Book
Conversation - PreAdv & Advanced:
  
02/02/2022  ONLINE  18.00-18:45  (45 minutes)   £12.00  Book
Conversation - Beginner 1+:
  
02/02/2022  ONLINE  18.00-18:45  (45 minutes)   £12.00  Book
Conversation - Beginner 2&3:
  
07/02/2022  ONLINE  18.00-18:45  (45 minutes)   £12.00  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, 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?
To work, practise, and be corrected (!) - with typical mistakes at your level. Troubleshooting different areas (written and oral) in each session

  • BEGINNER: Agreements (little letters at the end), verbs in -isc, articles
  • ELEMENTARY: Present perfect (passato prossimo), irregular verbs, simple prepositions (in, a, da, per, ecc)
  • INTERMEDIATE: Present perfect (passato prossimo) vs Imperfect, prepositions with articles (dal, nel, al, ecc), possessives (il mio vs mio)
  • ADVANCED: Faux Amis, gerund vs infinitive, the construction “Far fare” & more
All levels. All one hour lessons, each level at £19 per session.

The Grammar workshops will be online.

NOTE: The actual lesson content at any given level is different in the Saturday and Sunday sessions, so if you want to maximiase your grammar learning, you can book on both days.
Beginner Grammar:
  
12/02/2022  ONLINE  11:30-12:30  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Elementary Grammar:
  
12/02/2022  ONLINE  12:45-13:45  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Intermediate Grammar:
  
12/02/2022  ONLINE  14:00 -15:00  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Advanced Grammar:
  
12/02/2022  ONLINE  15:15 - 16:15  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Beginner Grammar:
  
13/02/2022  ONLINE  11:30-12:30  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Elementary Grammar:
  
13/02/2022  ONLINE  12:45-13:45  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Intermediate Grammar:
  
13/02/2022  ONLINE  14:00 -15:00  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book
Advanced Grammar:
  
13/02/2022  ONLINE  15:15 - 16:15  (1 hour)   £19.00  Book

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. Our first region was Sardinia, and we will be visiting further regions in 2022
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Online
Next dates: TBC
Fee: £24
Please contact us for further information.
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Italian Apericena - Perfect for the Festive season
Italians are famous for La Dolce Vita, their Spritz and aperitif cocktails. So, come and learn with us how to make a perfect Spritz and hor d'oeuvres to accompany it. The perfect occasion to wind down in our Italian community where you can also practise your Italian, if you want to! Everybody is welcome, whether you speak or study Italian or not!!



Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online
Next dates: 12th December, 15:00-16:00
Fee: £21
Book Italian Apericena - 12th December, 15:00-16:00
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Improve your pronunciation & converse in Italian!
A conversation class, with a twist! The aim of the course is to improve speakers' pronunciation and converse with a better Italian intonation and stress. The first 30 minutes will focus on exercises to improve articulation. After this warming up practise will move to rhythms and intonation, which will be immediately put into practise during the 1 hour conversation class.
Duration: 1.5
Location: Online
Next dates: TBC
Fee: £21
Please contact us for further information.
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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
Location: Online
Dates: TBC
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)
Please contact us for more 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.

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. 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 (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 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 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:

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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