Italian – the language of lovers?
Learn to speak this wonderful language in brilliant Italian lessons in Bishops Stortford or online in your home.
Italy has a special magic for many people.
Is it for the wonderful cities, the rural landscapes, the food and wine, or perhaps the operas? Whatever the reason now is the time to immerse yourself in the language too.
Learn Italian to be able to communicate effectively – for business, travel or social occasions. Enjoy the highest quality Italian lessons from our teachers who just love to share their language. Our lessons are fun, interactive and all about communicating at whatever level and in whatever context.
Learning to Speak Italian
Our focus is on helping you communicate comfortably in Italian. The group classes are small so you get to practise and ask questions. The atmosphere is fun, relaxed and yet really focused. You will be with like-minded people and often the class becomes an important part of our students’ social life.
People often ask me how long does it take to learn Italian – the impossible question! All I can say is that we will help you get to the level you want to achieve as quickly as we can – how much work you put in and how naturally it comes are outside our control!
When can you start?
Absolute beginners should start in September or January when we begin new groups. All others can start whenever they can – we accept people throughout the year. Our courses are open-ended so you just stay as long as you want or until you have achieved the level you aim for. You can have brilliant Italian lessons in Bishops Stortford or in your home with our Zoom video classrooms.
- Daytime, evening and weekend group lessons
- Individual coaching
- GCSE, A-Level and IB coaching
- Monthly Conversation Group
Online Group Course Content
Have you completed a short beginner’s course?
Do you feel that you have only just begun to scratch the surface? Maybe the course you took has been focused on grammar and you want to be able to speak the language?
Whilst everyone of our classes goes at its own pace so that all the students master the content, the following is what we expect our students to be achieving:
BEGINNER’S LEVEL (A1)
At the end of this course you will be able to maintain a basic conversation in a restaurant or café, express likes and dislikes, tell the time, get and give directions and buy something in a shop. You will also be able to use the present tense of regular verbs confidently and some irregular verbs. Topics include: professions and nationalities, family, food and drinks, daily routine, colours and clothes.
This course starts by consolidating and expanding the contents taught in the A1 level. At the end of this course you will be able to make, accept and decline invitations, make plans for the future, advise and make recommendations and talk about your last holidays. Topics include: physical and psychological descriptions, human body and health, holidays, traditional fiestas and recipes in Italy.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (B1)
This course starts by consolidating structures taught in the A2 level. At the end of this course you will be able to understand the gist of small excerpts of news bulletins and short articles from newspapers. You will also be able to express your opinion and argue using conjunctions, to speculate using the conditional, to talk about a film or a book you liked and to refer to events in the past. Topics include: entertainment, sports, travelling and the environment.
Our over-riding passion is for you to be able to communicate to others in your chosen language.