When you learn Italian, understanding the cultural implications of the language can be just as important as understanding the language itself. With our Italian lessons, you will not only learn the necessary language skills, but the cultural aspects of using the language as well. These cultural lessons will allow you to use your Italian skills confidently with native speakers in business or social situations.

The Berlitz Method, which is based on immersive language learning, has been proven to be the fastest, most efficient way to learn Italian. Using this method, you will only speak Italian during your classes, which will be led by a native-fluent instructor.

We have Italian lessons for everyone

Our courses are available for everyone who wants to learn Italian no matter their age, goals or learning style.

Language courses for kids and teens

Language courses for adults

Language courses for businesses

Target group

teens between 12 and 17 years old, available upon request

all adults

business professionals, available upon request


for all levels

for all levels

for all levels

Class size

  • private courses
  • private courses
  • private courses
  • courses for teams

Class format

  • in-person courses
  • online courses
  • holiday courses
  • in-person courses
  • online courses
  • intensive courses
  • phone/video call courses
  • language test preparation courses
  • language study abroad
  • business language training in person and online
  • language test preparation courses

Skills you can acquire

  • Communicate in another language spontaneously and naturally with confidence and fluency.
  • Use complex linguistic structures.
  • Talk during discussions, providing detailed and precise answers.
  • Speak about your interests and hobbies and your future academic plans.
  • Build strong Italian skills with a focus on proper grammar usage and a wide range of vocabulary.
  • Have smooth, spontaneous conversations and use Italian with confidence.
  • Develop your fluency, including proper pronunciation, intonation, and sentence structure.
  • Engage in in-depth discussions about current events, your interests, or professional topics.
  • Expand your business vocabulary and learn the idioms and expressions commonly used in different business fields.
  • Gain the confidence and fluency to participate in meetings, deliver presentations, and negotiate deals with colleagues from around the world.
  • Learn how to write clear, concise, and professional emails, reports, and other business documents.
  • Negotiate contracts, deals, and prices.


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    Italian lessons available for all levels

    We offer courses for all levels, from complete beginners to seasoned learners.

    Beginner Italian courses

    Intermediate Italian courses

    Advanced and professional Italian courses


    Our beginner courses equip you with the essential communication skills for everyday situations.

    With our intermediate classes, you can take the next step to fluency and gain confidence when discussing familiar topics in different contexts.

    During these courses, you will refine your grammar and vocabulary, ensuring clear and effective communication in any situation.


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    How you’ll learn with our Italian lessons

    Step 1

    Simply book Italian classes through your online student portal or directly at the learning center.

    Step 2

    At the beginning of your Italian lessons, your instructor will outline the goals for the session, so you know exactly what you’re aiming at.

    Step 3

    You will learn with our proven Berlitz Method. This means your instructor will deliver your classes in your target language to equip you with real-life conversational skills.

    Step 4

    Every Italian lesson follows the present, practice, and perform structure. Your instructor first presents new learning content, after which you will learn Italian through guided and general practice, ending the lesson with a performance of what you have learned.

    Benefits of taking Italian classes with Berlitz France

    Why learn Italian?

    A beautiful and vibrant language, Italian is spoken by around 70 million people worldwide. Perfect for travelers, learning Italian helps you to appreciate the sights, history, and culinary delights that Italy has to offer. Knowing the language also makes it easier to get around Italy on transport, book tours, communicate with accommodation providers, find amenities, and order food. If you are an avid cook, lover of the arts, history, literature, or fashion, learning Italian will also help you tap into and explore your interest on a deeper level.

    Italian test preparation and Italian language certifications

    You can take preparation courses for various internationally renowned tests for the Italian language. These language tests can also be taken directly on-site at one of our language centers in France.


    Preparation course



    Bright is a standardized test widely accepted by universities and institutions around the world for those looking to study or work in Italian-speaking countries.


    The CLOE test evaluates your language skills in a professional context and is valued by employers seeking candidates with strong communication skills.


    Through role-playing exercises with a native speaker, the LILATE videoconference language test evaluates your communication skills in real-world business scenarios.


    LEVELTEL is a certification that assesses the ability to interact in a second language in professional and para-professional contexts. It defines the level of performance in the 5 skills based on the CEFR grid: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, continuous writing expression, speaking expression, and oral interaction.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can decide which Italian course suits you the best based on your goals and preferences. Berlitz France offers courses to learn Italian with for all ages and learning styles:

    • Face-to-face private classes are a preferred choice for students who are looking for the undivided attention of their instructor to improve their skills.
    • Online group courses are best for people who prefer learning in a social environment and want to cut time on commuting.
    • Online private classes are a good choice if you want a personalized learning journey in an online setting.
    • Intensive courses are the best fit for those who want to improve their skills at an even faster pace.
    • With business language courses, corporate employees can master the business language of their field. The course is available upon request.
    • Language courses for kids and teens offer young learners a combination of fun and effective learning. The course is available upon request.

    At Berlitz France, we offer Italian language classes:

    1. In person at one of our language centers in France:
    2. Contact us for courses in other cities where we don't have a physical language center.
    3. For more flexibility, you can choose online Italian language classes as well.

    Before you start learning Italian with Berlitz France, one of our instructors will conduct an oral evaluation with you to ensure we provide you with the most suitable course. You can also take our online placement test to assess your current language level. After completing the oral test, our expert team will recommend a course that is adapted to your level. We offer beginner Italian courses as well as classes for intermediate and advanced students.

    If you want to learn to speak Italian, it is important to speak the language actively. Your progress can be supported with a number of learning techniques that help you improve your skills naturally:

    • watching TV shows
    • listening to music
    • reading books in Italian

    You can also enroll for language learning with Berlitz France:

    1. Choose whether you want to learn in a group or take a private language course.
    2. Contact us to determine your current language level with a language test. You can also complete our online placement test to get an estimate of your level.
    3. Sign up for a course of your preference.
    4. Study with a native-fluent instructor and start speaking Italian from your very first class.
    5. Receive feedback and progress reports from your teacher.
    6. Reach your language learning goals quickly and effectively.

    Our experienced native-fluent instructors will always give you feedback after the classes to help you improve your language skills and reach fluency in Italian.

    You can learn Italian fast by taking an intensive Italian course with Berlitz. To see results quickly:

    • Join Berlitz's Italian immersion program.
    • Choose the intensity of your classes and how many hours you want to spend on studying.
    • Focus on actively speaking Italian with your instructors.
    • Practice Italian during lunch with your instructor in an informal setting.
    • Have real-life conversations.
    • Personalize your lessons to your needs.
    • Improve your language skills by 1 Berlitz level in a matter of a week.

    You can learn to speak Italian by practicing your language skills in various conversations. You will do so with our Italian courses, where we use the Berlitz Method. Our renowned teaching method focuses on actively speaking Italian and practicing real-life situations. You will practice spoken Italian during your lessons, irrespective of the class format.

    With our Italian course, you will:

    • Understand and use relevant language in different social situations.
    • Improve your communication skills by actively speaking Italian.
    • Learn to navigate in both familiar and new environments.
    • Develop your confidence in using Italian in everyday conversations.