Getting the Italian driving license may seem a mission impossible, especially if you don’t know the many nuances of the language. Mangiaparole offers an Italian driving license language course to prepare you for the theory test. The course breaks down the hard terminology and makes it accessible to everyone.
If you live in Italy and your international driving license is about to expire, if you cannot convert it, if you are looking for the right opportunity to study the theory textbook, this language course is for you!
WHAT IS THE ITALIAN FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE (IDL) COURSE CREATED BY MANGIAPAROLE?
The IDL course supports foreign adults that are studying to take the theory exam in Italian. The course was designed by our expert teachers, Benedetta Triulzi and Anita Lorenzotti to help their students who failed the theory test due to language barriers.
If you are a foreigner and have a basic knowledge of the Italian language, with this course you will receive the support necessary to improve your language skills, memorize the hard vocabulary and the confusing terminology of the driving manual.
Don’t be discouraged. We are here to give you all the support you need to pass the theory exam!
The IDL course is encouraging, dynamic and helpful. It gives you the opportunity to be in a live Italian class with a teacher, mingle with your international classmates – who are in the same situation – and ask questions! This is a quality course where classes are made up of a small group of 4 to 6 students.
WHAT IS THE COURSE CONTENT?
Twelve live 60-minute group lessons with a teacher. Classes take place twice a week on Zoom. You will learn about: roads, vehicles, road signs, traffic rules, behavior in case of accident, insurance, right of way. You will understand these and other difficult topics with effective activities and games. You will be able to focus, accomplish your goal and be happy that you were able to study such a frustrating topic!FREE ASSESSMENT TEST!
In a nutshell, with this course you will be able to:
- Read and understand the Italian manual for the driving license
- Learn about the Italian driving rules
- Practice quizzes questions in class and on your own (True or False)
- Count on a WhatsApp group with your classmates.
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO PASS THE DRIVING THEORY EXAM?
We can say that it is quite difficult. This is why, to enroll in the IDL course, we require students to have the Italian A2 level – of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – to attend the class.
WHAT IF MY LICENSE WAS ISSUED BY A NON-EU COUNTRY?
Please check here if the country you come from has a recognition agreement with Italy. In that case, you can easly convert it at your local Italian DMV (ufficio della motorizzazione civile – UMC). Otherwise, if your country does not have an agreement, during the first year of residence in Italy you will be able to drive with your international license. But afterwards you must take the theory test and the driving exam in Italian.
WHAT IS YOUR ITALIAN LEVEL? FIND IT OUT NOW!
- Take the assessment test. The first set of questions are easy but going towards the end the difficulty increases. Just answer the questions that you know and we’ll take care of the rest!
- Within a few days you will receive your responses and evaluation.
- Make an appointment to make a 10 minutes Whatsapp video call with an expert teacher. It won’t be an oral exam. So don’t be scared, all levels are welcome!
The IDL course does not replace the theory exam at a driving school or at the DMV office. It is a support italian course that gives you the opportunity to continue your studies as a student (privatista) at the UMC or by attending your local driving school in Italy. This course requires you to be A2 Italian level. If you are not there yet, please contact us to receive a discount on a beginner course.FREE ASSESSMENT TEST!
HOW CAN I LEARN ITALIAN FAST?
According to our experience, unfortunatelly there is no fast way to learn italian. But there is an effective way! Italians like to say: “Who goes slow and steady wins!” (Chi va piano va sano e va lontano). This means that slow, productive progress leads to success, both when it comes to learning a language and learning to drive. If you need your Italian driving license and want to overcome the language barrier, if you feel discouraged, worried and overwhelmed, this Italian course is for you!
CAN I CONVERT MY LICENSE IN ITALY?
If you live in Italy or plan to move and want to drive legally, you need to get an Italian driving license. If your license was issued by one of the European Union countries, that’s no problem. The license is the same and you don’t need to convert it or take any exam.
IN WHICH LANGUAGES CAN I TAKE THE THEORY EXAM FOR THE ITALIAN DRIVING LICENSE (PATENTE B)?
Depending on the region you live in, the theory exam can be taken not only in Italian but also in French and German, upon request, but unfortunately not in English.
Do you have any other questions? Fill out the form below or write at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ci vediamo presto!
May 8th – June 16th | Monday and Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Italian time | Teacher: Marika Ceracchi.
May 8th – June 14th | Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Italian time | Teacher: Luigi Maffeo.
* Constantly updated calendar which can also be consulted on the Mangiaparole Facebook page. Small group courses with a minimum of 3 students.
** To find out which countries have a bilateral agreement with Italy for the conversion of driving licenses, click here.
IS THE IDL COURSE ONLINE?
Yup! The lessons are live on Zoom with an expert teacher. Attend classes from wherever you are, as long as you have a computer and a WiFi connection.
Assolutamente. My Italian improved from the driving course.
Today I passed my theory exam in Messina. A big thank you to Scuola Mangiaparole. This course really helped me start off right and learn the materials that needed memory! Definitely recommend it!
Luigi was fantastic. He kept everything on the course material, and he, quite pedantically and encouragingly, kept us in Italian all the way through. His patience and his encouragement made him a delightful instructor to work with.
I’ve enjoyed the IDL lessons a lot! They were fantastic and gave me confidence.
I really enjoyed my IDL class with Luigi! His passion for teaching is very obvious. I was concerned that in a class taught in Italian that I would not understand 100% of the content. I didn’t have a problem at all as Luigi was very well understood by me and the entire group. I feel much better prepared to take the drivers license theory exam because of this class and Luigi!
Great class, wonderful teacher. The organization of the online course was prepared with a high level of professionalism and I appreciated the structured learning the course provided.
Really great course, and Luigi is great. It really took away the fear of the test for me. When you can understand the formal language used, the questions become easier, and it’s not about just memorizing.
100% recommend! The IDL course is so helpful! Very happy with the teacher and all of your help!
This course is a great start.