Why beginners should learn Italian with Berlitz

Italy is one of the most beautiful and historically rich countries in the world - not least because it is the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To immerse yourself in the atmosphere of its incredible towns and villages, it is important to speak the local language in order to communicate with the locals. Italian is probably the language most closely associated with the world of art and culture, and at least a basic knowledge is essential to understand many aspects of the passionate Italian lifestyle. For certain professions where Italian companies are world leaders, speaking Italian is important for your professional growth and career opportunities.

With more than 140 years of experience and over 500 language centers around the world, Berlitz is one of the most recognized language schools in the world. We have developed the best ways of learning so that you can learn new languages while also learning about the culture. Learning together is important to us, which is why you can help shape the lessons according to your own ideas.

What will you learn in our Italian for Beginners course?

Our basic or beginner course consists of four levels of proficiency. After completing each of these levels, you will be able to do the following:

Berlitz Level 1 | CEFR Level A 1

  • Answer and make telephone calls
  • Tell days, dates, and times
  • Describe other people and be described
  • Give names, addresses, and telephone numbers
  • Ask for directions and give directions yourself
  • Describe seasons and weather

Berlitz Level 2 | CEFR Level A 2.1

  • Give accurate information about seasons and the weather
  • Describe your job and field of activity
  • Plan trips and discuss them with others
  • Make reservations and appointments
  • Talk about food
  • Describe your city and home

Berlitz Level 3 | CEFR Level A 2.2

  • Plan activities with friends and buy tickets
  • Describe hobbies
  • Plan budgets
  • Have projects described in more detail
  • Order food at a restaurant

Berlitz Level 4 | CEFR Level A 2.3

  • Apologize to others
  • Do favors for others and ask for them yourself
  • Discuss current news
  • Describe personal and work skills
  • Talk about finances
  • Make plans for the future

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Will I receive a certificate at the end of the course?

You have the option of taking a language test at the end of the course to receive a Berlitz certificate as proof of participation. However, you can also take an external, internationally recognized exam (TOEFL, telc, etc.) at some of our Berlitz language centers to assess and compare your language skills objectively.

Can I apply for governmental funding for my Berlitz language course?

Yes, because Berlitz is officially recognized as an educational institution and by taking one of our language courses, you have the chance to qualify for support from various funding programs such as educational bonuses, educational leave, or country-specific funding.

With how many participants do the group courses take place?

The group courses take place with a maximum of 6 participants in order to create an ideal learning atmosphere and to be able to respond to the needs of each course participant.

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Contact us today with your questions. We can work together to find the course that's right for you - with no obligation on your part. Your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.