Course Overview 


Our afternoon Italian Level 1 course is a Beginners Italian course for students who have never studied the language before. This is a less intensive course than our evening 6-week 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:

  • Spelling words 
  • Counting from 0 to 20 
  • Greetings
  • Introducing yourself 
  • Telling and asking about nationalities 
  • Checking in at a hotel reception 
  • Asking and saying your age 
  • Telling about your job and place of work 
  • Giving personal information – phone number, email address, address 

Linguistic aims

  • Sì / No 
  • Questions with come 
  • Subject pronouns: io, tu, lui, lei 
  • The conjunction e 
  • Singular adjectives and nouns 
  • Verbs to be, have & do 
  • Preposition di 
  • Negation 
  • Definite and Indefinite articles 
  • Regular verbs in –are (singular and plural) 
  • Courtesy pronoun: Lei
  • Vocabulary: 
    • Numbers 0 to 100 
    • The alphabet 
    • Greetings 
    • Parts of the day 
    • Countries and Nationalities 
    • Classroom Objects 
    • Jobs and workplaces  

Socio-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. Books will be available to purchase from reception on the day of your second lesson.


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on weekday afternoons from 16.30 – 18.00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


Thursdays: 25th January – 28th March 2024

Tuesdays: 16th April – 18th June 2024

Wednesdays: 10th July – 18th September 2024*

Mondays: 7th October – 9th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 for the summer holiday. The course still consists of 10 lessons spread out over 11 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.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
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Italian Level 1 | Afternoons
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