Below you can watch videos, check availability and read reviews of online Italian tutors to find someone who suits your needs and availability. When you open a tutor profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with. If you're new to LanguaTalk, when you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen Italian teacher online and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them. Please note that not all teachers offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard price for a full lesson.
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Hi! thanks for visiting my page! I am a professional English and Italian language teacher with over 4 years' experience teaching students from all around the world. I am very creative and curious, always excited about meeting new students and engage in interesting conversations. I always try to design a lesson around the learner's needs and focus on the areas to improve. I am very passionate about languages but I also love writing fiction, painting and playing the guitar. I am interested in various subjects from art to politics, from cinema to sport and culture.
I believe teaching should be fun, stimulating and inspiring. I plan my lessons in order to offer a variety of creative and exciting activities, a perfect balance of conversation, writing and listening. I also believe that the student should be made comfortable in order to express themselves and gain confidence with their spoken fluency.
My lessons are focused on vocabulary and spoken fluency but we'll practise the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. I apply to the lessons a variety of methods and activities such as role plays, projects, games. At the end of the lesson I always provide feedback and clarification on emerging vocabulary or new expressions.
My name is Selene and I teach Italian to adults at all levels. My aim is to deliver lessons that are not boring, useful to what you want to achieve and adaptable to your learning style. I have experience teaching students from all over the world, from beginners to more advanced students. I create my lessons with the help of books, images, authentic material, my personal experiences and a bit of sense of humour.
Italian is a language full of history and culture. I believe it is almost impossible to learn Italian without learning its culture and traditions. Cultural activities, recipes and travel tips are my signature lessons. I am qualified to prepare for CILS exams and B1 citizenship exams. I can guide you to the process of getting the Italian proficiency qualification you need.
I developed my methods during the years and I'm able to create a friendly environment in which the students can learn without any pressure. My students have been with me for a long time :).
If this sounds like the way you want to learn, please do not hesitate to contact me !
My goal is to create a friendly environment where you can practice Italian in any possible form. My lessons will be interactive and fun to maintain your motivation strong and to increase your confidence in the language.
You will learn at your own pace, with my help. You choose the difficulty, I will find the words. No worries, no judgment.
My teaching style and lessons vary depending on the requirements and goals of the student. Every person is different and requires different approaches. I am open to every method I can find to improve your Italian in the most efficient way.
We can have conversations about anything you are passionate about. We can analyse an article, describe movies and TV Shows you like, write and expose stories to strengthen your grammar, understand songs, videos and podcasts. My lessons will vary from conversation, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. When you will be ready, we can explore common expressions and colloquial Italian!
If you're just starting and you don't know many Italian words, don't worry! In the beginning, we can speak English. Later, we are going to speak only in Italian!
Hi, I'm a native Italian teacher and live in Salerno, a little town in the south of Italy.
I have been studying English and Spanish, so I know from experience that learning a language takes time and dedication. My aim is to make this process as pleasant and fun as possible.
I deal with many students around the world by giving language lessons, both in person, at the Italian language school Accademia Leonardo in Salerno, and online.
My passion for languages and my studies brought me to understand that languages are not just simple codes ruled by grammar norms, but that they are actually used to express ourselves as individuals with different backgrounds and cultures.
Lessons will focus primarily on the conversational aspect of the language by using textbooks and materials (e.g. PDFs, audiofiles, Googledocs) that I use in language schools in Italy.
Since I have the DITALS certification, I can help you pass CELI, PLIDA and CILS exams.
Flexibility will be guaranteed according to the student. All students will be asked to take a placement test that they will have to submit at least 3 days before the first lesson. We'll be discussing the results during the fist lesson and then decide how to work together.
Since I also work at the language school, I strongly recommend booking in advance so I can arrange my agenda.
I’m ready, and you?
Hi, I am Eleonora and I am from Italy (near Venice).
With me, you can improve your conversational Italian. I have more than 6 years of experience tutoring students with different levels of Italian. Some of them were beginners when they started and they managed to reach a good level of Italian after a few months. I also helped more experienced students with their university exams or thesis. So, even if my classes here focus more on spoken Italian when there is a need, we can improve your written and academic Italian.
My classes are personalized according to your needs, level of language, individual interests, and goals. During the classes, you will improve and learn new vocabulary and grammar. The classes are always different and we will use material such as songs, online videos, news, and literature text to help facilitate the conversation and your learning. It would be nice to have a cultural exchange so you can get to learn more about Italian Culture, its History, and its traditions. My students are of different nationalities and backgrounds giving me the chance to keep on learning myself. Personally, I speak fluently French and a bit of German, while I am currently learning Swedish.
I look forward to meeting you!
My name is Elena, I'm a native and CLTA qualified Italian teacher with MD in Italian Linguistics and 10 years of teaching experience in Copenhagen, London and Barcelona. Studying and teaching languages has always been a great passion for me, and I do my best to bring this enthusiasm into my work! Whatever your reasons to study Italian, I’ll prepare the best possible bespoke material for you! Besides, you’ll get to speak right away, from Lesson 1!
There's more: how would you ask a platypus if they feel more like a ducky ferret or a furry duck? In Italian. I'm ready to bet a Spritz no teacher has ever asked you that! Or anybody else ever, for all that matters. But they should! Let me explain: everybody knows how to order in a restaurant or ask for directions but it’s when you step out of the safe path that your brain really starts to learn faster.
For one thing, you won't feel the pressure to look smart in front of your teacher. C'mon, they just asked you to speak Italian with a platypus, are you really worried about bad impressions? For another, you’ll have to work with your own resources to deal with a new situation. Which comes very handy when you speak with natives. (Natives always have this bad habit of saying a lot more things than what's in your handbook, and they never seem to ask you the questions you know how to answer...) So, why don't you give it a try? ;)
Hello, my name is Silvana.
I was born in Turin, where I live. I speak Italian with a clear, neutral accent. I have a Degree in Human Sciences with an Economic and Social specialisation and I have been teaching Italian for four years.
Each student has different needs and objectives when studying a foreign language. I will help you to meet your expectations.
Each lesson will be personalized according to your level (beginners, intermediate, advanced) and your interests; it will combine vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, conversation, writing.
I will provide you with all the necessary materials for the study and the exercises.
It will also be possible to take lessons focused specifically on Italian literature.
Having worked for 15 years in the commercial administrative office of an exporting company abroad, I can help you to learn how to use Italian for business purposes, such as writing a business letter.
Together, we will get into the heart of this language and culture.
I am looking forward to meeting you!
Ciao a tutti! Mi chiamo Francesco.
I am an Italian teacher, a learning specialist, and a screenwriter. I was born and raised in the majesty of Rome, and I love teaching Italian and sharing my culture.
Forget the old boring lessons with tons of grammar and no fun; I use e-learning tools and many activities to keep my students engaged. Once I have assessed your level and understood your goals, I will design the right course for you.
I will help you become fluent in Italian and sound like a local. My classes are a perfect blend of grammar, conversation, reading and comprehension, and, last but not least, writing. In addition, I will provide you with everything you need so you don't have to spend extra money on books.
I prepare students to obtain the language certifications Celi, Cils, and Plida.
In addition to my language courses, I also deliver writing classes. I can help you improve your writing skills, and edit your creative works, such as essays, scripts, and novels.
I love traveling, arts, sports, meditation, yoga, and fancy cocktails! Yes, you heard right: fancy cocktails! What about you? What do you like? Let's chat about your interests, and of course, let's talk about Il Bel Paese!
Ciao! I am a certified Italian native teacher with many years of experience around the globe.
I started to teach in 2010 and I can say that this profession is my passion.
I speak Turkish, French and English at an advanced level.
I offer general Italian lessons and speaking lessons. I can also help you to pass CELI and CILS exams and I have many years of experience teaching kids.
Let me bring you to the next level and beyond with structured, engaging, tailored and interactive lessons.
I will give you an insight on how Italian language works, you will progress steadily and quickly, having fun and learning many things about Italian culture.
Your motivation will be high and within a short time you will see big improvements.
I have a communicative approach: we study a language to communicate with people and to travel so, my main objective, is to make you able to speak fluently and to sound like a native.
I am a professional and dedicated teacher: I will coach and support you every step of the way to become fully competent and confident to communicate in Italian.
After we've established your level of Italian, we will discuss your needs and expectations, and I’ll show you how my teaching expertise can help you become the best Italian speaker you can be.
I can give you insights into Italian culture and teach you idiomatic expressions that will make you sound natural.
Hope to see you soon :)
My name is Ilaria and I studied International Communication at "University for Foreigners of Perugia", but don't worry (in Italian we would say "tranquillo"), I'm 100% italian!
My first experience in teaching Italian as a second language was in 2009 in the south of France.
Once back in Italy I began teaching Italian to foreign students at school...it was 2010.
I've been doing it since then and my students come from all over the world. Today I know for sure that is not enough to be a "native" to teach someone a language.
Grammar is often considered boring but we can't avoid learning it. Only when you know the role and function of every single word in a sentence you'll have a solid understanding that will improve your confidence in speaking a foreign language.
It's like to lay the foundations for building a house!
So, what can I do for you?
I can make my experience and knowledge available to you and make your learning process easier and faster without forgetting that it should be also pleasant and enjoyable.
If you're not a beginner we can better explore the language and see together all its nuances.
We can concentrate on lexicon, common expressions, pronunciation and much more.
I'll guide you but first of all your needs will guide me to trace the path in reaching our common objective!
Do not hesitate if you have any questions. I'll be happy to answer you.
Thank you for your time!
I hope to see you soon at the trial lesson!
Ciao! My name is Federica and I am a teacher from Florence, a city of arts, the cradle of Renaissance and the Italian language. I have 9 years of experience in sharing our beautiful language and culture with students from all over the world!
I am a teacher but also a traveler and a language learner. I have lived and traveled in many countries and speak English, Russian, French, Spanish, and a bit of Hindy and Swahili. I have a background in classical studies, a University degree in education and later I specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language My lessons are professionally structured.
The format of the lessons and the learning content that I will provide is individually tailored to the student’s language level and learning needs. With me, you can learn Italian from the very basics to fluency, practice conversation, and prepare for all certification exams (CELI, CILS, B1 for citizenship). During the class I will share a Google Doc that we will use as an interactive whiteboard, there I will paste screenshots of different activities, extracted from modern textbooks or edited by me. I will also share audio files and videos.
“To learn a language is to have one more window to look at the world “I look forward to being the one who helps you open this window! If you think I could be the right teacher for you, don’t hesitate and book a trial lesson with me. A presto!
My name is Marzia and I am a native Italian language teacher! Are you interested in learning Italian to travel to Italy, to learn more about the Italian culture, or to connect with your Italian roots? Whatever your reason, I’d be happy to help you!
I have been teaching online for more than five years and I am passionate about sharing my love for my language with my students. I teach students of all ages and levels.
Lessons are based on the needs of my students. Some students prefer the traditional grammar approach, while others want to focus on conversation from the very first lesson. Regardless, my approach is communicative to enable my students to comfortably and confidently speak Italian since I believe that the purpose of a language is communication!
I use authentic materials including newspapers, magazines and listening exercises. This helps my students in their language journey since our lessons are more interesting.
If you would like to become more comfortable speaking Italian, I can help you! I know from personal experience that language learning takes perseverance and motivation and am ready to help you stay motivated! Learning while having fun is the key to success!
I would love to meet you and talk about your Italian language goals during a trial lesson!
I have a degree in Literature and I'm certified to teach Italian to foreigners. I've been teaching for 5 years non-stop and I've experimented with many methods of teaching. I consider myself a perennial student. I speak English, Spanish, I can translate Latin and I love history. I use a communicative approach but I deem grammar essential, that's why I prefer to alternate exercises, reading and creative games. In my free time, I write, I watch movies and I practice sport. I also enjoy playing my guitar and playing chess.
Hi, I'm Cristina from Italy!
I studied Foreign languages and Linguistics and I'm here to help you learn and discover the beauties of the Italian language. My lessons are mainly focused on grammar, vocabulary, conversation and pronunciation. My approach to teaching depends on the level and goals of the student. Not only will we learn grammar and new words but we will also pay attention to the correct pronunciation (I have a standard pronunciation so you can easily learn the standard variety of Italian) : the student will be given some exercises to practise their pronunciation (tongue twisters are great to practise the difficult sounds of a foreign language!). Moreover, we will develop the four language skills ( speaking, writing, listening and reading) through constant and gradual training.
With more advanced students, it can be great to have conversational lessons. Since I'm a very curious person (I'm very passionate about Science, Art and sport) we may talk about any topic you are interested in.
Do not hesitate to book a trial session.
See you soon! (:
Ciao! I like to think that every student of mine was a challenge in a peculiar way. I worked with Erasmus students, refugees, University students in Asia, company employees and teenagers: every time I found the best way to have fun both. Business Italian, Italian food, Italian cinema: each of this field is full of opportunities to understand my language and my culture!
I really believe that having fun teaching is the first cause for having fun learning.
🔸 I have 4 years of experience tutoring adult students (beginners, too)
🔸 I live in a lovely city named Perugia located in the region of Umbria
🔸 I encourage students to practice their Italian through conversation practice.
🔸 I am Italian by adoption and speak Italian at a native level.
Me as a tutor:
🔹 In our first lesson we will discuss about your goals and the areas you need to improve.
🔹 I prepare personalized lesson plans, which I will forward you after the lesson
🔹 I am a responsible and very organized tutor
🔹 I offer conversation practice
🔹 You will learn vocabulary needed to be used in a variety of everyday situations (travel & culture, hobbies, sports, dancing and so on).
My teaching style:
🔵 Materials I use : online articles, books, video or audio texts, mind maps and Google slides.
🟡 All my lessons include conversation practice
🔴 I have ONLY taught teenagers over 13 and adults, so unfortunately I am not suitable for teaching children.
🚫 RESCHEDULING or CANCELLATION less than 24 hours before the lesson is scheduled to start is NOT possible and/or negotiable. Please read the cancellation policy.
🕐 Classes will take place at your local time. Please check your time zone before you book the lesson.
Ciao! My name is Silvana and I have been teaching Italian at all levels for more than 10 years.
Since I was a child, I have had a great passion for foreign languages and the different cultures of the world. This passion has helped me in my many travels and cultural interactions with people from all over the world.
I worked for many years in the tourism industry and I have many hobbies and interests. I like reading, art, music, sports, cinema, trekking, holistic therapies and much more!
I love my language and I love to teach it! I teach Italian to adults and children, from beginner to proficiency level, in a simple and engaging way. Every lesson is personalized, using different material (books, articles, videos, audios, games, etc.). My motto is: "learning Italian is fun!"
I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (specialising in American studies) at the University Institute "L'Orientale" in Naples and I hold a post-graduate Masters degree in "Didactic methodologies for teaching Italian to foreigners - Teaching Italian as a foreign language/second language".
I can also teach you some Neapolitan dialect as I come from the region Campania.
If you wish to learn my wonderful language, get to know the italian culture, the traditions, the food and the italian lifestyle in a fun and friendly way, get in touch for a private lesson! I am looking forward to meeting you!
Hi everyone, my name is Valerio, and I'm a native Italian speaker born and raised in Turin, Italy. If you are looking for someone friendly and fun and at the same time, patient, precise, and methodical I could be a good choice! I can make you improve with any Italian skill and I will provide you with wide and comprehensive reports at the end of each lesson.
I love philosophy, meditation, and everything related to self-development. I also enjoy watching movies, learning languages, and spending time with my friends.
Feel free to book a trial lesson and contact me with any questions you may have. See you soon! :)
I have been teaching online for more than three years, about 1950 lessons with about 75 students.
I'm patient and friendly and this will help you talk: the primary and most important reason to take this type of class is to find an opportunity to practice: the more you speak, the more mistakes I can find and the more new expressions and pronunciation tips can be taught.
The content of the class is flexible: students have different backgrounds and learning styles. So we will discuss and set your learning targets to tailor our lessons to your unique needs.
I like you if you speak about what you are interested in: languages are not an end in themselves. While you talk, I write the corrections, and you can see them live, but you are not interrupted, just like talking to a friend!
I am Ilaria, and I am a native Italian teacher. I have been teaching Italian for several years now, and I love my job.
I am a full-time Italian teacher, and I am building my entire career around the Italian language. I am also a blogger and a podcaster.
In the past, I have attended German and Spanish courses. But I am still a language student, in fact, I keep taking English classes, so I know how difficult and frustrating can be to learn a foreign language for my students.
My teaching method is focused on the students. During the first lesson, I ask them why they want to learn Italian and the goals they want to achieve. I am a supportive person, and I will constantly be there to guide you during the challenge of learning a foreign language!
With beginners, we will start learning grammar, but I will try to let them speak from the first lesson, helping them to create their first sentences.
Once the level advances, the part of the conversation will become gradually longer, but obviously, we will keep adding grammar information.
With students with a higher level, I will be more flexible and, the work to do will be decided together. Some of them prefer to have an informal lesson, based on conversation. Others prefer to have a more structured class, with readings and exercises.
I am a native Italian teacher specialized in tutoring Italian for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. I have been working since 2016 for several agencies and for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London teaching Italian from scratch. I am also a CILS tutor and exam administrator.
I hold a Bachelor in Linguistics and Italian as a second language and also worked for the publishing of an Italian Collocations Dictionary for Italian learners.
My objective is to keep students challenged but not overwhelmed. I also like to keep lessons engaging, fun and fresh. My students say I am patient and friendly: I do think it is very important to feel safe and supported when learning a new language. So if you want to immerse yourself in the Italian culture and language but find it hard to attend a scheduled group class, or if you want to focus on specific topics or aspects and get faster progress through individual lessons, contact me to get the most suitable 1-to-1 plan for you.
*Please note: I have a Zoom Pro plan. Zoom is in my opinion the best tool for online lessons, and my paid account allows all features, with no time limit on calls. Feel free to select Zoom as your preferred tool when booking: I am the host so you do not have to pay anything to join my meeting.
On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 Italian lessons tailored to your goals and learning preferences. Here’s how to try it for yourself:
1 - Find your ideal tutor by browsing videos, reviews, pricing and availability.
2 - Book a trial. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free; others charge a discounted price.
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1-on-1 lessons are perhaps the best way to improve speaking skills, and because of this many students use LanguaTalk to learn to speak Italian fluently. That said, some students have other, more specific goals. Tell your tutor what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:
New to LanguaTalk? You'll have one credit for a free trial. Most tutors offer a trial for free. If they do not, they’ll offer a trial session at a discount compared to their usual hourly rate.
Trial sessions last 30 minutes. They allow you to assess whether the tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in Italian as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too!
After your session, if you feel that the tutor isn’t quite right for you, you can simply book a trial with someone else.
Most of the Italian tutors on our site are able to teach students of all levels. When you click on a tutor's profile you'll see if certain levels are not supported. For example, certain tutors cannot teach complete beginners.
Likewise, you can also see on the tutor's profile whether they're suitable for all ages. Online Italian lessons are sometimes taken to support school/college studies. Usually, the tutor will be able to customise the lessons to follow the material and topics covered in the student's exams. Please note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.
Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can make fast progress. Communicating via video call, you’ll be able to talk to your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.
The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experiences, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever Italian tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.
The vast majority of students take 55-minute lessons. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute lessons. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).
55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute lessons if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
We want students to have an exceptional learning experience on LanguaTalk, so we only accept the very best tutor applications. Though we consider qualifications and experience, we place equal value on communication skills, personality and reviews from previous students. Almost all tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and we require that they can speak English too.
Each tutor is different - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right Italian tutor for you.
The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. To see tutors who are likely to fit your weekly schedule, use the availability filter at the top. Then when you see a tutor you like, check their profile calendar to make sure their time slots work for you. Some tutors have limited availability as they already have lots of students.
Our booking system is designed to be incredibly easy to use. You can see tutors' available hours in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to purchase them one at a time, or buy in bulk with a volume discount. You can pay securely by card on our website.
You can manually add bookings to your personal calendar, or if you use Google calendar, you can add bookings automatically with our syncing feature. You'll also be able to receive email reminders to help ensure you don't forget to turn up.
You can reschedule or cancel lessons in a couple of clicks. Note that this can only be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. This rule is required to protect tutors, who lose income when lessons are cancelled at the last minute.
Sometimes students feel uncertain about learning Italian online because they think it’ll be totally different to learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a strong relationship with their tutor.
Once you start a video call with your chosen Italian tutor online, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. They’ll usually also share learning resources with you (using Google Docs, YouTube etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time.
According to the Foreign Service Institute, if you already speak English, Italian is one of the easiest languages to learn. The exact amount of time it will take you to become fluent will depend on many factors, such as your current level, your knowledge of similar languages, your capacity to learn, how you study, and how intensively you study. Some will be able to go from beginner to conversational fluency within a couple of months through intensive study. Others will take longer. Combining 1-on-1 lessons with an online Italian tutor with regular self-study is an effective way to learn Italian fast.
If you live in the US or Europe, face-to-face Italian lessons may cost anywhere between $20 and $60 (USD) per hour. Online tutoring tends to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. An online Italian tutor could cost anywhere from $13 to $50 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, Italian tutors typically charge between $14 and $40 per hour.
Of course, learning 1-on-1 with an experienced Italian tutor is not the cheapest way to learn; you could learn via a free app instead. But if you're serious about learning, nothing beats 1-on-1 Italian lessons with a great teacher.
There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take lessons, you can use a free app such as Duolingo to build your vocabulary. And to improve your listening skills, you can watch TV and listen to podcasts in Italian. But to learn how to actually speak a language, you need to talk to a native speaker on a regular basis and receive accurate feedback so that you improve. If you want to make fast progress, it's best to take 1-on-1 lessons that are tailored to your needs by an experienced online Italian teacher.