Maybe you don’t know anything more than “pizza” and “pasta,” or you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change that!
Beginner Italian 1 is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Italian.
Jan. 8, 2024. See all start dates
Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resourcesSELECT DATE & TIME
Start here if you've never studied Italian before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.
You'll learn the necessary foundation for fluency, such as talking about your friends and hobbies and describing your likes and dislikes. You'll be introduced to basics of reading and writing Italian and number and gender agreement.
With a small group (averaging six students per class and capped at ten), you'll have an opportunity to engage in conversational Italian with other language learners with realtime feedback from the instructor.
By the end of our level one course, you’ll have the foundation to introduce yourself, order a meal, go shopping, talk about your family and what you do in your free time.
Ends March 25th
7 - 9PM EST
World traveler and former New Yorker, Daniela has 20+ years of experience teaching Italian and will guide you through irregular verbs, Latin roots and fast-paced conversations with ease and comfort. Born in Rome, formally trained in Second Language Acquisition, she makes studying fun and learning a breeze.
I look forward to classes with Daniela
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We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we don't hold classes on Federal holidays.
Plans change - we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your group course to make any cancelations or transfers. After that, we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds.
If you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected] before your second class and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!
All of our group classes meet for a total of 20 hours of live instruction. Some courses meet 2 hours once a week for a total of 10 sessions, while others meet 1 hour twice a week for a total of 20 sessions.
Only students 18 years or older can participate in this course. If you are looking for options for students under 18, please check out our Kids and Teens page!
As long as the group course has not been cancelled or it has spots left, there is no deadline to sign up. However, we strongly encourage you to sign up at least two weeks in advance in order to secure your spot!
Dive deep into the curriculum, the course structure, and what you can achieve during the lessons ― straight from our advisors