Italian tuition

You can learn italian

For pleasure or for work, from zero or from an advanced level, learning or practising Italian can be fun and fulfilling.

One-to-one tuition or conversation group classes


We all love the Italian climate, art, architecture, and Italian food. You can get a lot more out of your Italian experience if you actually do speak some Italian.
Although most Italians will be more than willing to practise their English skills on you, you'll make a splash if you can say Buongiorno to them, or buy those oranges bursting with freshness from the market stall and book your hotel stay using their language.
Whether you want to learn Italian for pleasure or for work, to make the best of your Italian experience, I can offer you:
- Fun and sympathetic conversation sessions, where you can practise (and improve) your Italian, at whatever level it is.
- Tailored, one-to-one or small group tuition and teaching, with a more structured approach, so you can learn Italian from scratch, or improve it.
I will offer you the maximum flexibility, in my study room, and even using Skype or videoconferencing, if we really must, and take you from zero to survival Italian in an amazingly short time (from survival to fluent takes a little longer).
I want you to learn to communicate in Italian, and I will help you to develop the skills you need, and learn how to ask questions, understand and give answers, use the Internet, and discuss the subjects you are interested in.
We can use books, web sites, and many other resources, based on your needs, at your speed, and for your benefit.
Let me know what you need, and what you want to achieve, and I'll help you do it!
For more information, click on Contact for e-mail address and phone number.

"A different language is a different vision of life."

- Federico Fellini
the Italian conversation class in Hereford

An enjoyable meal together with an Italian conversation group. Buon appetito!

smiling woman learning italian

Individual classes can be intensive, but are always fun and productive.

Resources for learning Italian


Many resources are available on the internet for learning Italian. I am listing below a few that might be useful and interesting. Of course I cannot be held responsible for the contents of external links, and the links themselves may become obsolete with time. If you find a link that does not work, please let me know.

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon offers a wide range of books for learning Italian. If you buy a book (or any other Amazon item) from the page that opens when clicking the link below, I will get a tiny commission which I will pass on to a charity I like.

ITALIAN BOOKS

Italiano in famiglia

Italiano in famiglia is a very effective, free-of-charge course developed by the Lombardia Region. In-depth grammar, exercises, workbooks are also available. The link opens on the programme structure. Click on the eye icon to watch each installment.

ITALIAN COURSE

The BBC

The Beeb had developed a wide range of language-teaching resources. Development has now stopped, but the resources are still available on line. The video adventure "La mappa misteriosa" is much fun.

BBC RESOURCES