Speak Italian

Learn Italian in Boston

Think of our classes as a cultural conversation – but you’re speaking and listening in Italian. All done with lots of encouragement, humor (yes, there’s lots of laughter in our classes), and lots of mistakes.

Each class has a conversational theme – fashion, food, or current events in Italy – based on a simple piece of reading in Italian handed out the previous week. The first part of our conversation covers new vocabulary from the reading followed by a conversation about the topic with the goal of encouraging you to communicate your thoughts and ideas “off the cuff” in Italian.

  • Classes are small. They’re semi-private with only 3-7 students per class, designed to allow each student plenty of attention and speaking time.
  • Classes are conversational. You’re encouraged to engage in several conversational situations each week. Mistakes are encouraged!
  • Topics are real-world. There’s a different theme every week from newspapers, menus, short stories, and more.
  • There’s no homework. Well, maybe a little reading – and you're encouraged to build a notebook from your class and reading experience.

We offer classes for every level.

  • Beginner: No prior experience in Italian.
  • Advanced Beginner: Some prior exposure to Italian – 100-250 word vocabulary – knowledge of some present-tense regular verbs.
  • Intermediate: Vocabulary over 250 words – knowledge of present regular and irregular verbs; can carry on simple conversations in Italian using the present, the past, and the future tense.
  • Advanced: Vocabulary over 500 words – fluent in normal conversation at native speed. This is a special, ongoing class that features a different linguistic and cultural focus each session.

Classes are affordable.

  • Tuition varies according to the length of each course.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due when you register.
    The balance is due at the first class meeting.

Classes are easy to get to.

  • We’re located at 135 Lamartine Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.
  • The Orange Line Stony Brook Station is just a few steps away.
  • Evening parking is available on the street.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Our next 7-week session begins the week of March 19.

The full cost is $280. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due when you register.

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Advanced Beginner

  • Tuesdays:
    5:00pm-6:00pm (Zoom)
  • Wednesdays:
    10:00am-11:00am (Zoom)
  • Thursdays:
    11:00am-12:00pm (Zoom)

Pre-Intermediate

  • Tuesdays:
    10:00am-11:00am (Zoom)
    6:00pm-7:00pm (Zoom)
  • Wednesdays:
    11am-12:00pm (Zoom)

Intermediate

  • Wednesdays:
    5:00pm-6:00pm (Zoom)
  • Thursdays:
    10:00am-11:00am (Zoom)
    5:00pm-6:00pm (In Person)

Advanced

  • Tuesdays:
    11:00am-12:00pm (Zoom)
  • Wednesdays:
    6:00pm-7:00pm (Zoom)
  • Thursdays:
    6:00pm-7:00pm (In Person)

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