Our Italian classes transform language learning into a fun adventure. At ILI, you will learn Italian through interactive and communicative activities which will empower you to confidently speak and use Italian from day one!

We like to think our expertise and passion shine in every lesson!

Italian Language Lessons at ILI

We provide you with a variety of learning choices. If scheduling flexibility is a priority for you, a one-on-one class may be the best option. If you enjoy the dynamics of a small group, you may choose an online or in-person class in Northampton. We can also help you boost your Italian by connecting you with our partner schools in Italy so that you can do a mini intensive course during your next language travel vacation.

Italian Course Options

Private Italian Lessons

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Our Private Italian lessons allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics – we’ll do the rest!

Study Italian Abroad

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Take your Italian language learning up a notch by studying in Italy! We can help you choose from eight amazing locations.

Our Italian Teacher

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Jennie Coletta teaches an Elementary Italian class at the International Language Institute.

ILI’s Italian instructor is excellent at crafting dynamic lessons, drawing inspiration from student input, objectives, and their vast life experience. Our teaching staff actively participate in professional development to design curriculum that engages students to make the learning process fun and effective.

Check Your Italian Level

Unsure of the level you are at in the language you want to learn? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Ask Samira for an assessment in the language you are interested in. She will arrange an appropriate instructor to assess you in a 10 to 15-minute conversation, and then when you register for a course, we can place you in the class that will be best for you.

If you are a zero-level beginner, you’ll start in our Level 1 class, so no need for an assessment.

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

Some of our teachers are native speakers and others have native and near native fluency.

We do not allow this as we have found that it is disruptive to the class as they build a trusting community that enables students to take risks in learning. It’s also difficult for teachers to have students come and go.

There is no simple answer to this question. There are many factors that can both help and hinder a student’s learning. However, students will be able to start speaking immediately in the target language with appropriate grammar and vocabulary to match the level of class they are in. Read more

Our students in the World Language Program tend to be aged anywhere between 17 and 88 years old.

Yes, we are happy to help you to enroll in the class that’s best for your level. Assessment are painless and are done via phone and take about 10-15 minutes. Simply fill out the assessment request form and we will be in touch shortly.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our Italian program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Get a language level assessment if you need to
  3. Register for your chosen course!

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The ILI Promise

At ILI, we believe that all our actions should stem from grace and loving kindness.

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  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
  • We nurture relationships beyond the classroom.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and teacher training.
  • We promote intercultural understanding and celebrate the diversity in our local communities.
  • We work collaboratively to build and sustain the communities we serve.
  • We believe in life-changing teaching and learning.