Course Overview


Online Italian Level 1 is a Beginners Italian course for students who have never studied the Italian language before. If you’re unsure of your level, then take our quick Italian language level test here or check our levels chart.


Our Online Italian language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.


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 

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 10)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


Class Schedule


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week
  • The course runs for 8 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows:


Tuesdays: 9th January – 27th February 2024

Wednesdays: 6th March – 1st May 2024

Thursdays: 16th May – 4th July 2024

Mondays: 8th July – 26th August 2024*

Tuesdays: 3rd September – 22nd October 2024

Wed 30th October – 18th December 2024


*Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, there is no lesson on the Monday 26th August 2024. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 30th August unless otherwise agreed with the teacher. The course still consists of 8 lessons in total.


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


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

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Online Italian Level 1
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