Course Overview


Italian Levels 1&2 is a Beginners Italian course for students who have never studied the Italian language before. This is an intensive Italian course allowing you to take two Italian levels in 10 weeks and progress more quickly. 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. Weekend 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 

  • Greetings and introductions (informal register) 
  • Spelling of names and words 
  • Asking questions to clarify meaning and pronunciation 
  • Asking for and giving personal information (e.g. name, profession, nationality, reasons to study the language, city of residence, date of birth, languages spoken; exchanging emails, telephone numbers and social media) 
  • Introduction to ordering food and drinks in a café and restaurant 
  • Consolidation of and building on greetings (informal register) and asking for and giving personal information 
  • Booking a table 
  • Building on ordering food and drinks 
  • Writing an advert for language conversation exchange 
  • Introduction to talking about hobbies and free time


Linguistic aims 

  • Alphabet 
  • Numbers 0-100 
  • Introduction to firstsecond and third person of presente indicativo of some regular and irregular verbs 
  • Introduction to singular nouns 
  • Consolidation of numbers 0-100 
  • Consolidation of singular forms of presente indicativo of some regular and irregular verbs 
  • Consolidation of singular nouns and introduction to plural nouns 
  • Introduction to articoli determinativi singolari and articoli indeterminativi 


Cultural aspects 

  • Italian food and drinks 
  • Italian menu 



Dieci 1

Units 0, 1 & 2


Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course.


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 14)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners
  • Classes will take place at our school in Covent Garden (16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5LQ)


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 2.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on Sundays 10:30 – 13:00 
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


14th January – 17th March 2024

14th April – 30th June 2024*

14th July – 29th September 2024*

13th October – 15th December 2024


*There will be no lessons on 5th and 24th May. The course still consists of 10 lessons however, spread over 12 weeks.

*There will be no lessons on 4th and 25th August. The course still consists of 10 lessons however, spread over 12 weeks.


This language course includes:


  • Access to our online 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.

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Italian Levels 1 & 2 | Sundays
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