Course Overview 


Introduction to Italian is a Beginners Italian course for students who have never studied the Italian language before. This is a less intensive course than our Level 1 Italian course, allowing you to ease your way into the language at a slower and more relaxed pace. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Italian language level test here or check our levels chart. 


Our Italian language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content


Communicative aims

  • Greeting people
  • Introducing yourself and someone else
  • Asking and giving personal details
  • Ordering in a cafe


Linguistic aims

  • Alphabet and spelling of a word
  • Numbers from 0 to 100
  • First, second and third person singular of present tense
  • Singular nouns


Cultural aspects

  • Types of coffees and aperitivo

Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on Friday evenings 18:00 – 19:30 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follow: 


15th January – 19th March 2021 

16th April – 18th June 2021 

9th July – 10th September 2021 

1st October – 3rd December 2021 


If your class falls on a Bank Holiday it is rescheduled to another day TBC with your teacher.  


This language course includes: 


  • Access to our Moodle platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources 
  • Support and advice from Italian language teachers 
  • Italian language study tips 

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

Book the Introduction to Italian course

Course price

Introduction to Italian
Course Fee: