Learn Italian in Milan

Learn Italian in Milan

Italian School

Italian school in Milan

Milan schoolThe Italian language school in Milan is situated in a University Campus in the Navigli zone, a meeting place for artists with numerous cafes and bars. It is well connected to the city centre by subway and by bus.

The school is composed of 9 nice, large classrooms, all equipped with air conditioning. The campus also boasts a park, bar and a canteen where students can enjoy a complete meal, take a coffee or relax in the design space. There is free WiFi throughout the building and students have access to 12 computers.

The staff are friendly and always willing to help. All Italian teachers are native speakers of Italian and are qualified to teach Italian as a foreign language.

Italian Courses

Standard course

This short term course is suitable for students that want a general Italian course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of Italian or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Intensive course

This course is as the standard course but with 10 extra Italian lessons. Ideal for students that want an Intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Italian for Life course

This long term course is as the Standard Italian course in Milan but for a longer duration. Particularly popular with Gap Year students, people on Career breaks or students that have a several months spare to learn Italian.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 12-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Academic Year course (Gap Year)

The Italian academic year course is a 32 week language and culture course for students who wish to experience living and studying in Italy. The course combines not only language courses with Italian culture classes at the school but the syllabus also incorporates the fundamental elements of level C1 of the European Language Portfolio. All in all, the course offers students the opportunity to see at first hand the various aspects of Italy’s rich history and culture making it the perfect Italian gap year course.

For more details of this course please see: Italian Academic Gap Year course.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 32 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Combined course

Students follow the Standard Italian course in Milan and have an extra 5 or 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20 + 5 or 10, Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Private tuition

Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 10, 15 or 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Italian Diploma Examination course

Students follow the Italian Standard course in Milan with extra 10 lessons per week specifically tailored towards exam preparation for the following exams:

DELI – A2 – Elementary level

DILI – B1- Intemediate level one

DILI – B2 – Intermediate level two

DALI- C1- Advanced level one

DALI- C2-Advanced level two

DILC- B1 -Business examination – Intermediate level

DALC- C1 – Business examination – Advanced level

For more information on these exam courses please contact the office.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 4 weeks
Levels TestDaf Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 16

Over 50's course

This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age. You will learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural activities.

The morning course of Standard Italian Language is designed to improve language and conversational skills, and heighten the awareness and appreciation of the Italian culture.

Afternoon Program:

Milan – One week
Orientation tour of the city;
Guided tour to the ‘Museo della Scala’ and Brera district;
Traditional Italian dinner with program instructor;
Participation at a Classical Concert or Opera;
Visit to the “Foundation Giuseppe Verdi, the House for Musicians”.
Milan – Two weeks
The program of the One-Week-Course is followed by:
Weekend excursion to Como or Verona;
Visit to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ and Santa Maria delle Grazie church or to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology;
Guest lecture at the Music School of Milan;
Typical Milanese ‘Aperitivo’ with instructor.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1 or 2 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 50


Host Family

In selecting host families, the school does not look for luxury and comfort in the material sense but for Italian families who appreciate receiving foreign students. Additionally, the word “family” should not be taken too literally, as a family can be “traditional” with children, a single parent or a childless couple who take in students because they enjoy the company.

You can choose between a single or shared room with breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). You have your meals together with the family but you should be aware that Italian eating habits can be rather different from your own. Breakfast usually only consists of coffee or tea and bread, butter, marmalade. Dinner is a complete meal served normally at around 8:00 pm.

Living with a family offers a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the Italian culture and way of living, but it also requires compromises between the host and you.

Shared apartment

Living in an apartment, together with other foreign or Italian students or with the landlord/landlady, requires maturity but allows you considerable independence. You share with the room mate(s) the bathroom and the kitchen and can cook on your own. You share a flat or floor of a house either with other students, with other Italian students or with the owner. Students share the kitchen and the bathroom. The apartments are furnished and the kitchens are supplied with all essential kitchen equipment (cutlery, plates, pans etc.). You can prepare your meals separately or together with your flatmates and fellow students.


A transfer service from Milan airport/station to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.


Milan has an unlimited variety of activities on offer and we believe that experiencing the culture helps you to truly learn Italian. The school therefore organises cultural activities for students in addition to Italian lessons.

Example of the activities in Milan:

  • Language exchange with aperitif
  • Half day excursion to Brescia, Pavia, & Monza
  • Full day excursion to Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Lake Iseo
  • Watch an Italian football match
  • Guided tour of Milan
  • Aperitivo evening at Navigli - students will enjoy the typical after-work pastime in Milan - having a cocktail in one of the most famous cafes of the city, which also includes a rich and unlimited buffet
  • History of art excursion, to visit the most important places where the works of Leonardo da Vinci are displayed: Castello Sforzesco, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica, Refettorio S. Maria delle Grazie, Museo d’Arte e Scienza;

2018 Course Prices


1 lesson = 45 minutes  /  Minimum age = 16


20 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

1 € 210
2 € 380
3 € 540
4 € 720
6 € 960
8 € 1280
12 € 1800
16 € 2400
20 € 3000
24 € 3120
36 € 4680
40 € 4800
48 € 5280

20 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

32 weeks  € 5925

30 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

1 € 340
2 € 600
3 € 870
4 €1140
extra weeks € 270
Weeks 20 group + 5 private lessons 20 group + 10 private lessons
1 € 410 € 610
2 € 780 € 1180
3 € 1140 € 1740
4 €1500 € 2300
extra weeks € 360 € 560

30 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

4 weeks € 1385
10 lessons 15 lessons 20 lessons per lesson
€ 450 € 675 € 900 €45
20 lessons per week
1 week: € 450
2 weeks € 890

2018 Accommodation Prices


Sunday to Saturday



Week (s) Breakfast Half board
1 € 228.00 € 312.00
2 € 338.00 - € 377.00 € 520.00 - € 559.00
  extra weeks € 182.00 - € 203.00 € 280.00- 301.00
extra night € 26.00 - € 29.00 € 40.00 - 43.00
Week (s) Self catering
1 € 204.00
2 € 286.00 - 325.00
extra weeks € 154.00 - 175.00
extra night € 22.00 - 25.00
Additional charge: Delays - per hour: € 25.00

2018 Dates

STANDARD, INTENSIVE, INTENSIVE SMALL GROUP COURSE & COMBINED COURSES: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED.
JANUARY 2 8 15 22 29
FEBRUARY 5 12 19 26
 MARCH 5 12 19 26  
APRIL 3 9 1 23 30
MAY 7 14 21 28
JUNE 4 11 18 25  
JULY 2 9 16 23 30
AUGUST 6 13 20 27
SEPTEMBER 3 10 17 24  
OCTOBER 1 8 15 22 29
NOVEMBER 5 12 19 26  
DECEMBER 3 10 17  
Christmas holidays: from 22 December 2018 - 6 January 2019.
ACADEMIC YEAR COURSE (GAP YEAR) 2nd January to 10th August 2018 (32 weeks)

7th May to 14th December 2018 ( 32 weeks)

17th September 2018 to 10 May 2019 (34 weeks, including Christmas holidays)


4th to 29th June

3rd to 28th September

12th November to 7th December

OVER 50'S COURSE 5th March, 4th June, 17th September and 29th October.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 1st January, 2nd April, 25th April, 1st May, 15th August and 1st November. Lessons lost on these public holidays will not be made up or refunded.

Christmas holidays: from 22nd December 2018 to 6th January 2019


School size Small
Minimum age 16
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams  Italian Diploma
  • Host family
  • Shared apartment
download Free WiFi