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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
Our April-June term will start online in our interactive virtual classrooms, and will return to physical classrooms after government guidelines state that it is safe.
Beginner 1 (B1) courses below with the Venue marked as ONLINE are fully online courses. They will not transition to classrooms. I.e. the second half of these courses (B1+) will also be online.
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 02 Jun 2020 £173.00 (7 weeks) MHS Book
Beginner B1+
B1+ Tuesday Morning 10:30-12:00 02 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
B1 Second module
ONLINE Book
B1+ Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2020 £81.00 (5 weeks)
B1 Second module
ONLINE Book
Beginner B2
B2 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 27 Apr 2020 £181.00 (10 weeks) or £96.00 (5 weeks)
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
B19 Book
Beginner B2+
B2+ Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 02 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
B2 Second module
MHS Book
Beginner B3
B3 Monday Evening 18:15-19:45 27 Apr 2020 £181.00 (10 weeks) or £96.00 (5 weeks)
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
B19 Book
Beginner B3+
B3+ Tuesday Evening 19:00-20:30 02 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
B3 Second module
MHS Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (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
Our April-June term will start online in our interactive virtual classrooms, and will return to physical classrooms after government guidelines state that it is safe
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 04 May 2020 £181.00 (10 weeks) or £96.00 (5 weeks)
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
B19 Book
Intermediate I3+
I3+ Wednesday Evening 18:00-19:30 03 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
I3 Second module
B19 Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
  Click here for more course information

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
Our April-June term will start online in our interactive virtual classrooms, and will return to physical classrooms after government guidelines state that it is safe
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 Monday Morning 10:30-12:30 27 Apr 2020 £188.00 (7 weeks) OS Book
Pre Advanced PA1+
PA1+ Wednesday Evening 18:00-19:30 03 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
PA1 Second module
B19 Book
Pre Advanced PA2+
PA2+ Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
PA2 Second module
B19 Book
Pre Advanced PA3
PA3 Monday Evening 18:00-19:30 27 Apr 2020 £181.00 (10 weeks) or £96.00 (5 weeks)
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
B19 Book
Advanced A1+
A1+ Wednesday Evening 19:00-20:30 03 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
A1 Second module
B19 Book
Advanced A2
A2 Monday Evening 19:00-20:30 27 Apr 2020 £181.00 (10 weeks) or £96.00 (5 weeks)
No lesson 25th May Bank holiday
B19 Book
A2 Thursday Evening 19:00-20:30 04 Jun 2020 £96.00 (5 weeks)
A2 Second module
B19 Book
MHS=Marylebone High Street   B19=18-19 Southampton Place (Bloomsbury)    OS=Oxford Street
Intensive 4 day courses
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.
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:
TBC - contact us

EVENING:
TBC - contact us

WEEKEND:
TBC - contact us

Course Fees: DAYTIME:
£215
(full course)

EVENING:
£110 (per module)

WEEKEND:
£120 (per module)

Venue: Please ask

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

What is the Book Club about?

Perfect to converse and improve your Italian overall, the Book Club will be dedicated to the contemporary Italian detective novel. The two-sessions course will discuss the most famous authors and their works, with special attention on the detective figure they portray. In each lesson, there will also be activities to improve on your vocabulary, grammar and listening skills.

What will we cover?
Il primo incontro fornirà un’introduzione generale sulla narrativa gialla nella letteratura italiana contemporanea, per poi spostare l’attenzione sull’autore Antonio Manzini (1964-oggi) e sul suo recente racconto breve ‘’L’amore ai tempi del Covid-19’’. La seconda sessione prenderà in considerazione Gianrico Carofiglio (1961-oggi) e una parte del suo romanzo “Testimone inconsapevole”. Nelle due sessioni, attraverso attività di brevi letture, ci saranno approfondimenti sui due autori e sulla figura del detective tratteggiata nei racconti. Gli iscritti al corso riceveranno il materiale del programma in formato PDF.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is entirely in Italian and you should have an intermediate / advanced knowledge of Italian.

Dates & Time
31 May at 15:30-16:30
7th Juney at 15:30-16:30

Fee
£17 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.

Please contact us for further information.


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.
Please contact us for more 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. The workshop is opened to everyone at an intermediate and advanced level.
Please contact us for more information

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
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
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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
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Italian through Cookery
Language session + Cookery Workshop: (for learners of Italian, all levels).

These Italian and Cookery workshops will consist of 4 consecutive 1 hour online sessions on Saturdays, starting 25th April. The first 15 minutes are dedicated to teach some Italian vocabulary and grammar to participants. What is covered during the 15 minutes will be consolidated during the cooking demonstration given in both Italian and English. During the cooking lesson you can actively prepare, or simply relax and watch, a different Italian recipe in the comfort of your home. Our expert Italian "mamma", chef and tutor, will show you step by step how to cook easy and authentic Italian dishes, from starters to desserts. At the end of each session your kitchen skills with Italian food will have improved, you will have extended your knowledge of Italian when it comes to food

We will be donating 40% of all attendees event fees to the NHS.

Participants will be sent a list of the ingredients for each workshop, so those wishing to actively prepare the dishes during the session will be able to do so.

Fee: £20 per 1 hour session (minimum number: 6)
  1. 25th April, 10:30-11:30: In this 1st of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing a starter (antipasto) COMPLETED

    25th April, 12:30-13:30: In this 1st of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing a starter (antipasto) COMPLETED

  2. 2nd May, 10:30-11:30: In this 2nd of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing a special pasta dish
    COMPLETED
    2nd May, 12:30-13:30: In this 2nd of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing a special pasta dish
    COMPLETED

  3. 9th May, 10:30-11:30: In this 3rd of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing a 'Torte Salate' (Savory pies ) COMPLETED

    9th May, 12:30-13:30: In this 3rd of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing a 'Torte Salate' (Savory pies) COMPLETED

  4. 16th May, 10:30-11:30: In this 4th of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing an Italian dessert
    COMPLETED

    16th May, 12:30-13:30: In this 4th of 4 online workshops, we will be preparing an Italian dessert
    COMPLETED

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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.

We are thrilled to have Fabio Turchetti present our workshop directly from Rome. Fabio is a food and wine journalist, who for 16 years wrote the wine column for ‘Il Messagero’, and currently for ‘La Repubblica’. Fabio also teaches at the Italian Chef Academy, and lectures for the Masters course of Food of Slow Wine.

In this Workshop, Fabio will looking at Pinot Grigio and Chianti Riserva – how to taste and appreciate the wine, food matching, some technical aspects of the wines and of course anecdotes.

The format of the Workshop will be a short 15 minute language session to cover some vocabulary and grammar related to Italian wines, followed by a 45 minutes session by Fabio on the wines themselves.  The workshop is presented in Italian but with some translation into English.

You do not have to buy any wine to take part in this workshop, but you will enjoy it more if you do as it will help you to engage with Fabio as he explains the characteristics of these two wines. The exact wine is not crucial, so just get your favourite Pino Grigio and/or Chianti Riserva and join in!

Friday 29th May, 18:15-19:15

The workshop fee is £21

 
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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 7.5 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.
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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)
7.5 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 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.
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.
All tuition subject to a minimum 1 hour per lesson 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 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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