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LEARN ITALIAN

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A personalized method

Italian is one of the most popular romance languages to learn. When you learn Italian, it opens you up to all the Italian history, food, literature, poetry, and art. To learn this beautiful language and make real progress, you need a real Italian learning course with a native speaker and here is why! When you learn with apps and watch a few videos, you are not only missing out on practicing the language and its nuances, but you are also running in circles with your learning method. With us you will experience authentic Italian conversation, interaction with a native speaker and the most modern learning methodologies. You will be exposed to the language in full, including useful cultural tips. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate learner, our teachers will guide your learning journey effectively and easily.

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Meet our Teachers:

Melanie Candeloro

Ciao! I am Melanie, Italian mother tongue teacher with a Master Certificate in Teaching Italian as a Second Language/Foreign Language. My teaching experience started in 2011 in Italy, teaching Italian as a second language and continued abroad (Ireland, USA and Norway) teaching Italian as a foreign language, in groups or individual classes. I find it very satisfying when I have the opportunity to help people learn a new language. I am very passionate about my job! I love providing lessons and teaching material that are suitable for the student's interests and goals.  I speak Italian, English, French and Norwegian.

Ivana Tibaldi

Ciao! My name is Ivana and I am a teacher of Italian as a Second Language. After my BA in Foreign Languages (I speak English, French and Spanish), I earned the DITALS certificate, which provided me with a specialization in teaching Italian to foreigners. I’m currently teaching in the Italian public school and collaborating with different Italian language teaching organizations in Italy. Since 2016, I also began working as an educator to train Italian teachers, both in the public and private sector. In my lessons I use the communicative approach, which is based on real-life situations. When I teach, my topics are always different and interesting. It’s really difficult for one of my students to get bored! In addition to my job (that I love!), I am passionate about traveling, cooking, reading novels, and belly dancing.

Debora Giuffrida

Ciao a tutti! Mi chiamo Debora e sono italiana! I am a Sicilian girl living in Germany and I love meeting people from all around the world! I have been traveling a lot since I was young and I understand how challenging it can be moving to a new place and not being able to communicate with the locals. Knowing a foreign language allows you not only to better understand the people you are surrounded by, but it also helps you appreciate their culture and traditions. I graduated from the University of Catania with a Master's Degree in Foreign Languages and, besides Italian, I speak English, Spanish, and Hebrew fluently. Apart from my native Catania, I lived in Puglia, Naples, USA, Spain, Israel, and Germany. I love teaching foreign languages and I would love to help you gain confidence in speaking Italian!

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Faqs

WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

It’s ok if you are a Spanish, French or one of the Romance language speakers. It is somewhat more difficult for an English speaker trying to learn it for the first time. If you, instead, already have experience learning a language, it is not too bad. No matter your background, it is NOT an impossible task! Give it a try by purchasing one lesson.

Yes. All our teachers, in addition to being 100% native speakers, have the qualifications and/or the experience to teach languages to adults and some also to children. This means that the teacher has worked or is currently working in schools, universities or other private settings. The Languages Corner finds talented teachers and hires them to teach online.

Below you’ll find an approximate breakdown of the hours needed to learn Italian seriously (or any other language). You don’t have to focus on the quantity, but rather on the level you want to achieve (for this, please refer to our CEFR document). For conversational Italian, you can stop at the A2 level. 

A1 Breakthrough or beginner

From absolute beginners to A1

Approx. 45-80 hours

A2 Waystage or elementary

From A1 to A2

Approx. 80-120 hours

B1 Threshold or intermediate

From A2 to B1

Approx. 160-200 hours

B2 Vantage or upper intermediate

From B1 to B2

Approx. 240-280 hours

C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced

 

 

Approx. 400 – 500 hours

C2 Mastery or Proficiency

 

This depends on a combination of factors, i.e. your internal motivation to do some work at home, in addition to our course, and practicing on your own during your spare time. Here’s the ideal scenario for you to speed things up:

  • Take a course or private lessons at least 2 x per week (ideally, 4 times per week). 
  • Do 2 + hours of weekly homework
  • Practice every day (i.e. speaking, listening, etc.) for a minimum of 15-20 minutes per day or 2 + hours per week

Yes, we do. Public courses with other international Italian learners are offered two-three times per year (September, January and June), whereas you can take private Italian lessons or private group lessons anytime you prefer. Please contact us for more information: valeria@thelanguagescorner.com

You can choose one of the following options:

  • One-on-one lessons, where it is just you and the teacher. Private lessons usually last one hour, although more time can be added upon request. During this time, the teacher will go over the material she sent you via e-mail prior to the lesson, your homework (if she assigned any) and teaches you based on a syllabus that is customized according to your language needs. The lesson will be taught by covering all or some of the four abilities of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening), depending on your goals (the latter are discussed in a complimentary preliminary chat before lessons take place). The frequency of these lessons is chosen by you, in agreement with the teacher. You can opt for lessons once, twice or multiple times per week. The cost varies according to the frequency of your lessons.
  • Private group lessons, where you learn with a friend, a family member or a coworker, provided that the language level is the same (an evaluation of your levels will be conducted during your complimentary consultation). As for private lessons, during the group lesson the teacher will go over the material she sent you via e-mail, your homework and the customized program. Once again, the frequency of these lessons is decided by you, as well as the duration (1 hour, 1 hour and 30 minutes or 1 hour and 45 minutes). The cost of these lessons varies according to the lesson length.

Public group courses, where you learn with other international students. These courses are capped at 6 to maximize your learning experience and the group (minimum 2 participants) is put together by us. There are specific months of the year when we run our group courses (mostly September and January and some shorter courses in the Summer) and are based on a set number of lessons (between 10-15 lessons). Each lesson lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The private lesson costs depend on your weekly frequency. For example, if you decide to learn Italian once a week, the cost per hour per lesson is $31; for lessons twice a week, you’ll pay $29 per lesson per hour; whereas for lessons three times a week, you’ll pay $27per lesson per hour. 

For private group lessons, the lesson prices range from $18 per person per hour to $22 per person for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

For public group courses, the average cost is about $220 for 10 lessons and $330 for 15 lessons. Each lesson lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

When you decide to start your lessons, we count how many lesson days there are in a given month. For example, if you decide to attend lessons once a week on Wednesdays and there are 4 Wednesdays in a month, the calculation is $31 per lesson x 4 lessons, which is equal to $124. Basically, we calculate the cost based on the number of lesson days. If you purchase more than one consecutive month, a discount on the total applies. 

There are also cases when a student wants to purchase an entire level of Italian. In this circumstance, we calculate the total cost and provide a discounted price. There is also the possibility to break down the payment in reasonable smaller payments.

We mostly take USD or Euros (payments in other currencies are also possible) and you can pay through the website with credit card, PayPal or Transferwise. For US military personnel, we also offer wire transfers through Navy Federal.

Find your motivation and goals. The latter will give you a reason for learning and make you visualize your objective.

Start learning the essential phrases to be able to get around Italy.

Take a class. We can help you with that! All our lessons (except for the public courses) come with a complimentary consultation with one of our teachers, where you can get to know the instructor, as well as ask questions and get your level evaluated (the latter doesn’t apply to absolute beginners).

Find a native speaker you can practice with. We can help you with that too!