Program Details

Face-to-face, Small-Group Italian lessons in Northampton or online

At ILI, we’re all about creating community and encouraging human interaction.

Face-to-face Italian classes means that all of our Italian classes take place in real time, with real, qualified Italian teachers.

All groups are generally small, with an average of six students per class.

Program Info

Tuition Fees $429$479 for 6 or 12 weeks
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?
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In-person

In-person lessons take place at our campus in downtown Northampton, MA and require your physical attendance.

In‑person
Minimum age 17
Frequency Once/Twice per week

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 6 and 12 weeks
Study time 18 hours

Schedule

Our group Italian classes run face-to-face in our friendly school in downtown Northampton.

We have two options which run on different dates throughout the year.

  • 12-week program, with one class of 1.5 hours per week in spring and fall
  • 6-week semi-intensive program, with two classes of 1.5 hours per week in winter and summer

Class times and days depend on your level of Italian, and we’ll check in with you shortly after you book to establish your level and confirm which days and times your class will be.

For details on start dates and cost, please click on the Schedule & Cost tab.

Benefits

Group Italian classes are a great way to:

  • Learn collaboratively in a small group environment
  • Have plenty of opportunity to speak with others and try out your new skills
  • Enjoy a variety of speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Progress steadily in Italian and take time between lessons to revise and learn
  • Socialise and get to know new people through the shared goal of learning Spanish.

Our teachers

Jennie Coletta, ILI's Italian teacher, smiling on a city street.

Our Italian teacher has a tremendous amount of experience delivering informative and engaging lessons in a safe environment where students feel free to take risks in learning Italian while having fun with their classmates.

Feedback

“Jennie is fantastic. She can read our minds and help us say what we want to say even when we don’t know how to say it. “

A woman looking at the camera and smiling
Vita Thiel learned Italian in ILI’s World Language Program

Program Info

Tuition Fees $429$479 for 6 or 12 weeks
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?
X

In-person

In-person lessons take place at our campus in downtown Northampton, MA and require your physical attendance.

In‑person
Minimum age 17
Frequency Once/Twice per week

Group Size

Average 6
Maximum 12

Course Timings

Duration 6 and 12 weeks
Study time 18 hours

Schedule & Cost

Course fees

We offer group Italian programs four times a year, IN-PERSON:

  • Summer Program
    July 8 – Aug 15, 2024
    $429 until June 3 then $479Two class per week, 6-week semi-intensive Summer program
  • Fall Program
    Sept. 19 – Dec 12, 2024
    $429 until Aug. 5 then $479One class per week, 12-week Fall program
  • Winter Program
    Jan 22 – March 4, 2024
    $429 until Dec. 16 then $479Two class per week, 6-week semi-intensive Winter program
  • Spring Program
    March 26 – June 13, 2024
    $429 until Feb 10 then $479One class per week, 12-week Spring program
Jennie Coletta, teaching Italian to 5 students sitting around a table at the International Language Institute in Northampton, MA.

Summer Italian Program levels, days and times

Below you’ll find details of all the class times and days for our IN-PERSON Italian classes in downtown Northampton. The times and days of your Italian courses in Northampton depend on your current level of Italian.

You can use our level descriptions to calculate your level and check what time your lessons will take place.

Level DAY CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES
Level 1Monday & Wednesday
1pm – 2:30pm
Level 2Monday & Wednesday
5pm – 6:30pm
Level 3Tuesday & Thursday
6:45pm-8:15pm
Level 4Monday & Wednesday
11am – 12:30pm
Level 5/6Tuesday & Thursday
5pm – 6:30pm
Level 7Tuesday & Thursday
3pm – 4:30pm

SPRING Italian Program levels, days and times

Below you’ll find details of all the class times and days for our IN-PERSON Italian classes in downtown Northampton. The times and days of your Italian courses in Northampton depend on your current level of Italian.

You can use our level descriptions to calculate your level and check what time your lessons will take place.

Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure of your level, you can request a level assessment below.

Level DAY CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES
Level 1Thursday
3pm – 4:30pm
Level 2Tuesday
5:30pm – 7pm
Level 3/4Tuesday
7:15pm – 8:45pm
Level 5Thursday
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Level 7Tuesday
12pm – 1:30pm

Find out as soon as new dates are posted

More days, dates and class times will be published later in the year. Please sign up for our newsletter below or follow us on Instagram and we’ll update you as soon as the new dates are released.

Levels

Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Selected FAQs

We assign optional homework as many of our students are working adults with very busy schedules. However, we encourage our students to practice outside of class as much as possible.

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

Yes! ILI is an approved provider of Professional Development Points for Massachusetts.

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.

We do not currently offer scholarships in the World Language program.

No, there is no financial aid for language classes. However, Career counselors at MassHire Career Centers can help you apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA), which provides financial support to job seekers who need occupational skills training in order to successfully re-enter the workforce. Eligible individuals choose from a pre-approved list of training courses, which include English teacher training courses and TESOL course distance learning, and tuition costs are paid directly out of the ITA. To find out if you are eligible for an ITA for your TESOL Certificate cost, please contact a MassHire Career Center.

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

  • Having a hard copy of your class book can be a real help. You can pick one up at our school in Northampton. Just give us a heads up when you can drop by so that we have one ready for you.
  • Take a little time before class to get your online learning environment ready. We recommend having good lighting and being within 2-3 feet of your computer camera. This way the teacher and other students can have a more visual feel for how students are reacting to lessons and activities. Have a notebook and something to write with.
  • Read the 7 Strategies for Success in your ILI workbook.
  • We always recommend that students take a little time before and or after your class to review the lessons.

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.

View our Staff page to learn about our teachers.

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Refund Policy

Courses Refund Policy

Policy applies to classes that are paid in full. In case the class is cancelled a full refund will be issued within 30 days.

  • If you withdraw…Refund
  • Before class begins100%
  • Before midpoint of your class50%
  • After midpoint of your classno refund

Complaint Procedure

Students are encouraged to voice their opinions during feedback in class and directly to the instructor. If a student has further concerns about the class or program, World Language students should contact the World Language Coordinator, Heather Hall, by email.  Further concerns should be brought to the attention of the Executive Director, Caroline Gear. Contact information is below. Students will receive a confirmation of receipt of complaint within 7 days. The final step in resolving a complaint is to contact ACCET, the agency that accredits the school. You can find the ACCET complaint procedure here.

Heather Hall: heather@ili.edu

Caroline Gear: caroline@ili.edu

ILI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical handicap, political belief or affiliation, membership or non-membership in any organization, or veteran status in any aspect of the administration or treatment of students or in employment. ILI is committed to ensure that all of its services are accessible to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ILI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and the International Association of Language Centres and a member of the American Association on Intensive English Programs

Ready to get started with our Face-to-face Italian lessons?

Registering for face-to-face Italian lesson couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Complete the registration form
  2. We’ll pair you with your teacher and group
  3. We’ll confirm days, dates and times and get you started!

Still not sure?

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The ILI Promise

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

Portrait of Caroline Gear - Executive Director
  • 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.

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Italian teacher, Jennie, with students.

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