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  • Upcoming Classes – April 2024

    All upcoming classes will be listed here with all the details currently available. Often future classes will not be available to book until closer to the start date. If you would like to be updated on a class, please enter your email and the level you are interested in on the blue bar at the […]

  • Nessuno è indispensabile 😊

    Today I was talking to a lovely girl who works in a beach bar near our house. She told me that she broke up with her boyfriend and she told me (and reminded me) of a lovely Italian saying: ‘Fatto un papa se ne fa un altro!’ (when a pope dies, another one is made)! […]

  • A Few Places left! Andiamo!

    Italian Beginners classes have been running online for over a year and have been very successful: small groups, a conversational approach in a fun and relax environment are the keys for this success. Finally you can learn and enjoy our classes from everywhere in the world from the comfort of your home! Full course description: […]

  • Leaving Cert: success!

    Friday 25th of August 2023, a very important day for all Irish students who were waiting for their Leaving Certificate results. But an important day for me, too. I have been preparing students for their Italian Leaving Cert for thirteen years. Working with them every school week, teaching, seeing their improvement and boosting their confidence. […]

  • Formaggio Vaccino, Caprino, Pecorino, what do we know about Formaggio Italiano?

    ‘Formaggio vaccino, caprino, pecorino, venite alla macchina dei latticini locali (come to the car of our local milk products)…’ shouts the man in the white van around Botricello’s lanes, our small Calabrian village. What a great idea: here in the south of Italy shops are on wheels and they come to your house! Ma, cosa […]

  • Volere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca and other Italian proverbs

    Cosa significa (what does this popular Italian saying mean) ‘Volere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca’? Literally, this Italian proverb is telling us that we cannot have the barrel full (of wine) and the wife drunk! In fact, if the barrel is full, the wife is sober and probably alert and watchful for her […]

  • New Beginners Course starting on August 23rd!

    Italian Beginners classes have been running online for over a year and have been very successful: small groups, a conversational approach in a fun and relax environment are the keys for this success. Finally you can learn and enjoy our classes from everywhere in the world from the comfort of your home! Full course description: […]

  • New Beginners Course starting on January 11 (only 4 places left!)

    New Beginners Course starting on January 11 (only 4 places left!)

    Italian Beginners classes have been running online for over a year and have been very successful: small groups, a conversational approach in a fun and relax environment are the keys for this success. Finally you can learn and enjoy our classes from everywhere in the world from the comfort of your home! Full course description: […]

  • Reading Group (Gruppo Lettura)

    Reading Group (Gruppo Lettura)

    This class is aimed at those children or tweens (6-11 years of age) who have a little bit of Italian and that understand Italian. It is not a large class, but more like Private Tuition designed to learn how to read in Italian and work on Italian grammar foundations.  Your children will be invited to […]

  • Study Group (Gruppo Studio)

    I have been preparing students for their Italian Leaving Certificate for 11 years and it is very rewarding to see that all of them got very high marks and their ‘first choice’ course at college.  Unfortunately or fortunately, the demand is higher than the time I have in my hands. This is one of the […]