To know your Italian level you need to take the assessment test on our website. It’s absolutely free! Answer all the questions (or as many as you can) to measure your writing skills. Once you complete it, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours showing your CEFR level and a request to evaluate your speaking skills through a video call with our expert teachers. Don’t be scared. We are here to help you!
The assessment test will help determine what course works best for you, how long you need to study and how much you need to budget to achieve your goals.
One of the reasons why Italian is easy to learn is the pronunciation. Unlike the pronunciation in French, for example, Italian pronunciation is quite logical. There are certain rules you will need to learn, but these are very straightforward.
The answer is different for everyone. Based on our experience, the number of weeks vary according to your mother tongue and exposure to the language and if you learn the language while living in Italy or remotely. For example, for a beginner living in Italy, it might take between 80 and 120 intensive hours to reach level B1 to prepare for the Italian citizenship exam. But if you just want to learn the basics to communicate with locals, 10 hours can be enough. It also depends on your motivation and how much time you dedicate to study. Also, If you know any romance language, Italian is more approachable to learn.
There are many ways to learn Italian but there is no easy way (nothing is easy!) You can take classes online or in person, listen to podcasts, watch movies, listen to music and practice conversation.You need to trust your teacher, study hard, build your confidence and understand that it takes time to learn a language!
No. The teachers are required to be fluent in Italian. They are not required to have a background with another language. We have students from many different language backgrounds and teachers cannot be fluent in all of them.
We offer exam preparation courses for the CELI certification exam (University of Perugia), CILS (University of Siena) and PLIDA (Dante Alighieri Society), for level A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 – according to the Common European Framework. Our fee does not include the tuition price for the exam which needs to be paid separately.
Yes. We created a group course to help you study and pass the theory test in Italian. The IDL – Italian for Driver’s License Zoom course is meant for L2 adult learners that are studying for the theory test and who’s home country has not signed bilateral agreements with Italy to convert the driver’s license. It focuses on driving vocabulary and quizzes by giving students the support to overcome language barriers and tricky questions asked in tests – that even the locals find difficult to understand. Teachers go through preparation tips, vocabulary and linguistic structures of the driver’s license book, driving rules, quizzes and what to do the day of an exam. The required level to join this course is A2.
The answer, unfortunately, is no. The theory test for the driver’s licence is in Italian (although some regions allow the exam in Italian/French or Italian/German).
No but we do offer discounts or promotions periodically. So check our facebook page for our latest offers!
The amount you see on the website is the starting price. But because there are so many variations in prices, it is not possible to give the full breakdown on our site. Our staff will make you an offer that will be emailed to you once we assess your specific situation.
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of your course, which will show your level of Italian, the dates on which you have studied and your attendance.