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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My name is Francesca, I am Italian and I grew up in a small town close to Genoa on the Ligurian Riviera. Now I live in Houston. I have a master degree in History of Art, but I also love languages and as soon as I moved to the United States, I started teaching Italian. I have been teaching Italian for almost 5 years and I love it, because it gives me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.
I teach to students of all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. My youngest student is 3 years old and my oldest one is 80 years old. I customize each lesson, following your needs. Whether you want to learn Italian for fun, travel or for work I can help you, by teaching this wonderful language in a stimulating way doing interactive activities, listening, watching videos, playing games and reading books and texts. We can focus on conversation or grammar or both of them, as you wish.
I think that teaching is a wonderful human and cultural exchange and I am looking forward to meet you!
Grazie e a presto!
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?
My name is Donatella and I’m a native Italian Language Tutor. First of all, I think it is very important to introduce myself to give you the chance to get to know me better: I have 2 graduate degrees: a Master's degree of Languages (in French and Japanese) and a Bachelor of Economics. In addition, I have a Master’s degree in Training and Human Resource Management.
For the last five years, I have been teaching French to Italian speakers and, above all, Italian to foreigners. I have learnt that each student is unique. Each student has a unique way of thinking, unique goals, and unique language learning needs.
As a teacher, I do my best to adapt to your needs. I plan our lessons to suit you and your learning style. During our trial lesson, we will discuss your learning goals and together we’ll make a detailed plan for you to reach them. Using my materials you will be speaking Italian from day 1.
During our classes we will develop all of the skills - reading, writing, listening and most importantly speaking - through many activities: listening to songs, watching film clips, reading texts; pronunciation exercises; the introduction and memorization of vocabulary in an efficient way; and the study of grammar in an interactive way. If you have any questions you are welcome to send a message. I hope to see you in class soon.
Ciao e spero a presto!!!
Hi, My name is Anna, and I'm from Venice in Italy.
I'm a bilingual Italian and English teacher and a freelance translator. I graduated in English language and literature at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, where I live with my family. I am studying to get a Postgraduate Master ITALS to teach Italian language to foreigners. My field of research is Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics to understand what happens in our brain when we study a new language.
I also have a CEDILS certification to teach Italian abroad. I've been teaching Italian and English since 2004. I work with students from all backgrounds, and my classes are for those who want to improve Italian communication, grammar, vocabulary and reading.
I focus on your needs, no matter what your level is and I work on your confidence because everyone of us is a learner and I know how it feels when you can't find the words.
My sessions are very personal because I think that each student is different and has a personal way to learn. I'll be very pleased to work with you and help you reach your goals. When I'm not teaching, I like travelling. I lived in London for some time and also in Liverpool while I was writing my thesis about the Scouse variety of English. I also speak Spanish and I'm a learner too, and I perfectly understand how hard it is to study a new language. So, book a class with me and we will learn a lot of new things together.
Ciao! I am Chiara, an Italian girl from Venice who is now studying in London ;)
Studying and sharing knowledge is my passion, that is why teaching is my dream job. I hope you are going to be a part of it!
I like to keep my teaching varied and fresh! First of all, I adjust my teaching to the age and the needs of the students, but I always love to interact a lot during lessons (that is also the best way to learn a language and to have fun ;) ) Depending on the student, I use songs, tales, newspaper, ppt presentation or exercises.
Teaching is a passion for me, that is why I have been doing it for 3 years! I have taught different students with different needs. I taught for 6 months to two students of 14 years old who needed some help because they were not going good at school, then I helped a 20 years old guy to pass his boarding exam for three months and my latest student is a girl of 22 years old who has to take a university exam.
Whether you want to get ready for a trip to Italy or you want to get deeply into the language, here I am! ;)
Ciao! Come stai?
Are you interested in conversational classes to improve your fluency and your self-confidence when you speak Italian?
I can guide you with some fun questions through different topics (art, nature, food, movies, traveling) in a very natural setting.
Or maybe you want to improve your language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) with a more structured lesson?
We can use different materials to observe Italian in an authentic context and learn new grammar rules, words and expressions.
What if you want to prepare for a language certificate?
I am a certified CELI examiner, and I can help you prepare for CELI, CILS, or PLIDA, thanks to useful tips and a variety of materials.
Other needs or interests? Just write me! Our lessons can be highly flexible.
Some words about me:
I was born in a small village in Northern Italy, but I have been living in Berlin since 2015.
I have a true passion for languages and cultures, and I am grateful to be able to experience them through my work every day.
I have been teaching Italian online since 2019. I have a degree in Italian literature and language teaching. I also have a certificate to teach Italian to adults (DITALS I).
I love nature, kayaking, walking, and cycling. When I am not outside, I like to cook, read a good novel or watch a movie.
I have a dog and a lot of plants!
Hello! I'm Giada and I'm a linguaphile, as I love all languages so much.
I'm fluent in English and Spanish, and I'm currently learning Chinese (such a huge and rewarding challenge!)and Portuguese. As a student myself, I know how tricky learning a new language can be, but I also know that it's very exciting, that's why I try to teach a new language keep feeding that excitement and forgetting about the rest. Only positive vibes here, because I truly believe that we need a proactive environment to shine.
The most difficult part of the process is TO SPEAK, that's why I try to give you the tools to be independent and confident in speaking. This means that you'll start speaking since our very first lesson! My method is TAILORED to the single student as we are all different and we learn in different ways.
The first step is to know the students, their language knowledge and their aims. The second step is to create a solid grammar structure that will last a lifetime, using specific exercises and practicing the conversation. I also love to COMPARE LANGUAGES and that makes easier for you to learn faster as I can explain the differences and similarities between your mother tongue and your target language. Last, but not the least, I teach the REAL ITALIAN, meaning with this that I love to teach the expressions and words that we Italians use every day. I will explain why and when we use them!
Name's Alessandro! I am 24 and I was born and raised in Italy, but I have lived for long periods of time abroad.
I have seven (almost eight as I write this in April 2022) of one-on-one tutoring experience, both in Italian and English.
I am a seasoned teacher of foreign languages and I focus on tailoring specific classes for each student, I foster my relationships with my students, so that we can connect more easily and work as a team.
I hold a TEFL certificate and I am in the process of obtaining more certifications, both for Italian and other langauges. I am also a psychology student - I study learning processes on a regular basis, so I am experienced both in a practical and theoretical way.
Whether you need to learn or improve grammar, syntax, idioms, slang, specific terms (business, medicine, engineering etc.) I am here for you, feel free to book a lesson with me.
Come by and say ciao!
I'm Italian and I live near Turin in the North West of Italy. I'm a certified and qualified teacher with many years of experience teaching Italian; I've a master degree in Foreign Languages and Italian literature and I taught students of all levels and ages, coming from different countries and backgrounds.
I've been teaching online and face to face.
My tutoring services include: speaking, reading, writing and listening. We will work on determining what ability level you are in and what your goals are. From there we will branch out and focus on long term success. I take care to make classes that are designed to suit your learning needs, that provide measurable progress, that focus on giving you thorough practice through fun and realistic activities and that are enjoyable experiences.
I'm well aware how hard It can be speaking fluently so I can tailor personalized lesson plans to suit particolar needs.
I can help learners with academic and business Italian, as well as learning Italian for other professional or work contexts. ( CILS, CELI, DILS) And I'm really happy to teach people who are learning as a hobby or for holidays. I like using different materials and resources like videos, interesting articles, songs and discussing our interest and hobbies. I have different hobbies: I like cooking, hiking, travelling...
So, let's start your journey now, join my course today!
I look forward to hearing from you soon
Hi, my name is Chiara and I’m from Italy, but I lived abroad for about 6 years, in the Uk, in Australia, in New Zealand and in Perù.
I have been working as an English and Italian teacher for about 9 years now, and I love my job. I love helping others achieve their goals.
I love traveling and meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. That’s why I decided to study languages. I am a polyglot and besides English and Italian, I can also speak Spanish, French, and German. So I know what it’s like to study a foreign language! I can teach you how to improve your speaking, and your listening, besides the grammar and the vocabulary, because I’ve done it myself in the first place! I also know that sometimes learning a language is not easy, but I know how you can overcome these difficulties.
My lessons vary according to the student’s needs. During our first lesson together we will decide what your goals are and what your level is. We can focus on conversation, prepare examinations or certifications, improve vocabulary or grammar. Or we can focus on listening, which is a problem for so many students, I know understanding native speakers is not easy for some students, but I can teach you how to improve this skill.
My first goal is always to make the student feel comfortable in speaking another language so that they can feel confident about it and make progress more easily.
I believe the secret to learning a language is enjoying the process, having fun is the key!
I look forward to meeting you,
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.
Do you want to improve your speaking skills in an interesting and fun way? Try a Conversation class with me! (Conversation class only)
Hello, I'm Paolo, and I was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy, which is one of the largest and most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
I don't live in Italy anymore, as I now travel the world full-time, seeing new places, experiencing new cultures, and learning new languages.
I started working as an online tutor in 2015, and have taught for over 2,000 hours. I offer conversation sessions, so if you have at least an intermediate level of Italian and want to practice with a native tutor, I'm the person you're looking for!
Our sessions will be informal, interesting, and fun! You can practice by speaking in Italian, and I'll give you suggestions and corrections on your pronunciation.
All of our conversation sessions will be exclusively in Italian. Based on your preferences and needs, we'll choose discussion topics, such as travel, food, traditions, and international and Italian news. We can also do reading activities to improve your pronunciation, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Conversation sessions do not involve teaching grammar. If you have any questions, we can discuss them during your trial session. Ciao, a presto!
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!
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My name is Gaja, I currently live between Piedmont and Lombardy, I graduated in Art History and since 2011 I have been a freelancer and working closely with culture.
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I carry out my work very seriously, I am a constant presence, a patient person, determined and always available to solve any doubts.
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.
3 - Take personalised lessons with your new tutor via video call. Or try someone else.
No card is required to book a free trial session. Please only book if you’re considering taking lessons. Pricing varies by tutor and you can use the filter to find someone who fits your budget. You can pay one lesson at a time, or buy in bulk for a discount (open a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).
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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.