Online Italian lessons: 20 x 30-minute lessons

(16 customer reviews)
  • 20 x 30 minute online Italian lessons via Skype or Zoom in your own home or office (save £££ on the price of 20 lessons paid for separately)
  • flexible lesson scheduling, study as much or as little as you like!
  • suitable for any level from beginner to advanced
  • choose conversation, grammar, or a combination of the two!
  • experienced, friendly teachers will look after you!



If you want to learn to SPEAK Italian, you have to practise, right?

But it can be hard to find a good teacher near your home.

That’s where online Italian lessons come in. If you have a reasonably fast Internet connection, you can learn Italian online, via Skype or Zoom, talking to your teacher on your computer no matter where you are in the world.

The lessons are completely personalisable according to your level, needs and preferences. Choose conversation, grammar input, or a combination of the two!

So, why not give it a try? Just complete the secure online payment and we will assign you a FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE, ENCOURAGING teacher who will talk to you in Italian and explain the things you don’t understand.

And after your lesson, you’ll get written feedback from your teacher: your mistakes, any new words or grammar explanations from your lesson, pronunciation notes, and so on.

16 reviews for Online Italian lessons: 20 x 30-minute lessons

  1. Marci (verified owner)

    I have been studying Italian online for a few years, now, whilst also going to language school here in the UK. As I wait impatiently to return to school in Bologna, the private lessons have kept me motivated and engaged. All the teachers I have had have been great – Lucia, Francesca and Michela. Each brings her own style, excellent resources, and challenging conversations and exercises. My language comprehension and speaking skills have greatly improved and I have become more confident about the prospect of making my way in Italy for extended periods of time. And if I get to meet my teachers there, I will forego the cappuccino after a big lunch!

  2. Catherine Johnson

    Maurizio is a treasure! A real find. He is an excellent teacher, he has a very gentle approach and is brilliant at making you feel relaxed enough not to worry about speaking. I cant recommend him highly enough.

  3. jan (verified owner)

    I cannot recommend highly enough. I really look forward to my weekly half-hour with Barbara Bassi, and feel to have progressed hugely. Daniel is right, to really learn one needs to be speaking and listening. Yes, I make lots of mistakes but isn’t that how we humans learn. Barbara is a delight to be with and infinitely patient, never making me feel foolish. She is encouraging and helpful and understanding. My half-hour is thoroughly enjoyable. If you are hesitating, as I did for long enough, please give it a go – you will not regret it and have lots to gain, not least some fun.

  4. Gillian King (verified owner)

    I love my weekly conversations with Serena. As she is an accomplished language teacher, she is able to do a lot more than just have a conversation. She’s very good at discerning what I am interested in, and makes great suggestions about things to read or TV programs (like Kilimangiaro) to watch. We enjoyed finding out more about Il Borgho di Borghi. I’m not just learning language, I’m learning more about Italy and Italian culture. There is genuine sharing communication between us.

    I usually have a few language questions for her, and I usually write something that she corrects for me. She works hard and is always on time. She inspires me to work hard too.

    I have great respect for her professional knowledge!

  5. Cate Ledda (verified owner)

    I can highly recommend these lessons. It might sound silly to pay for Italian conversation lessons when I actually live in Italy, but hear me out. The lessons provided me with an invaluable opportunity to practice speaking without judgment or eye rolling when I get things wrong or being told that my Italian should be better having lived here for a while. I can practice talking about topics that interest me and expand my lexical and grammatical knowledge and help give me areas to focus my studies. Conversation with someone who doesn’t speak a language very well requires patience and tact. Lucia is unfailingly kind and encouraging and has given me the confidence to just speak when I’m out and about. Yep I still get things wrong, I asked to see small hill instead of a necklace, but at least now I try and it makes for a great anecdote!

  6. Julie Olliff (verified owner)

    I really enjoy my Italian conversation sessions with Angela. They give me an insight into how to have a conversation with a real (extremely nice) Italian person. I now feel that I am having a conversation with a friend. The lessons have increased my confidence in spoken Italian and we talk about “anything”. I never prepare a topic because I want the sessions to be about natural conversation but I have learned so much! Fantastic!

  7. Helen (verified owner)

    I usually buy 10 lessons at a time when they are on offer but this time decided to go for the 20 which are even better value. I love my weekly lesson with Franci and feel so much more confident speaking Italian now. I’m far from perfect but that doesn’t matter I’m speaking to a real Italian person and communicating with her! Without a doubt I would recommend these lessons to everyone.

  8. Karen Drage (verified owner)

    You can learn and practice grammar in many ways. There are many resources for listening reading and writing. However the main point of learning a language is conversing. There is no substitute for a proper conversation with a native speaker. Speaking Italian with English classmates for me just doesn’t cut the mustard. My conversations with Michela are easy and natural chats. She is a skilled conversationalist and somehow we dont run dry, even in this Covid year of no activity and repetitive news. New vocabulary evolves naturally as of course I often am lacking a word or two. This is the way we naturally learn a language and is the most neglected. Sometimes on Duolingo I come across the most convoluted and crazy grammatical arguments and it is clear to me that some students are not doing this to learn to speak Italian. Michela never makes me feel embarrassed if I mangle a sentence so feeling nervous is pointless. It can be the least pressured aspect of your learning if you let it. Thank you Michela

  9. Kris (verified owner)

    Though the prospect of taking one-on-one lessons was very intimidating to me, I decided to jump in and buy a block of 20 lessons right from the start. I believed (for me) that there would be no way to decide how valuable I would ultimately find individual sessions after only a few lessons (I am an avowed introvert and expected it to be awkward and weird at first). Oh, how wrong I was. I liked and clicked with Lucia from the first session and I find my weekly lesson something I really look forward to. I do derail her plans with chatting about random things, but she does not seem to mind. I have not found the courage to re-visit the recordings yet, but that’s my next step. I highly recommend these lessons and advise you to buy a block (so economical this way)!

  10. Judith

    One to one lessons are brilliant! The first few are terrifying, then it becomes a thoroughly enjoyable journey. Chatting, exploring and learning about life in Italy, maybe a bit of grammar occasionally, just anything you want it to be but confidently knowing that you are guided by a great teacher of Italian. I only wish I’d discovered them sooner. Worth every penny! Thank you Online Italian Club!!!

  11. Mercedes Birch (verified owner)

    I think Annegret summed up the online lessons perfectly. After more than 2 years, Alessandra has become a friend and I so eagerly look forward to our weekly sessions. I love to chat and learn new vocabulary as we go along. I’m not a lover of grammar or learning lists of conjugated verbs. and Alessandra knows this. Alessandra is brill. She knows I love chatting and we have a laugh too and I am learning all the time. I have really gained in confidence with her and am now considering a short intensive online course with Madrelingua.
    Grazie mille Alessandra.

  12. Annegret Jamieson (verified owner)

    May I start by saying that the whole idea of these one-to-one classes is a brilliant concept!

    I’ve just come away from my class with Alessandra and what a pleasure it is each time! We’ve found the perfect formula for me in that we combine all 4 skills. Alessandra has made many suggestions which have always worked well, but she has also been open to suggestions/ requests on my part. What I value most is her patience, her encouragement, her knowledge and most of all the laughs we have together. In the 18 months or so since we started to work on my rather halting oral Italian I’ve certainly gained in confidence. My teacher has become my friend!
    Grazie mille, Alessandra!

  13. Gerry Smith (verified owner)

    Reviewing my PayPal Account, I see that I commenced my current series of lessons in January 2020 – (it must have been a New Year’s Resolution that I had forgotten about) and I shall continue during this current year. I have been learning Italian for ten years now but never got to grips with speaking it as I have always found it difficult and sought refuge in the comfort zone of grammar, reading and writing. In other words, I have always lacked the courage to make that essential stumbling start. However the on-line lessons with Benedetta have been truly excellent (notwithstanding pre-lesson ‘tension’) such that I am thinking about stepping up their frequency to two sessions per week which I hope really will produce the hoped for ‘breakthrough’ of being able to have a general, everyday type conversation in a relaxed manner, without having to stressfully search for the right vocabulary. Also, like an earlier Reviewer, it is lovely to have direct verbal and visual contact with someone in Europe and speak about our different experiences of the COVID 19 pandemic.

  14. Helen Heap (verified owner)

    My lessons with Michela have been a tremendous boost to my learning of Italian. I really value the opportunity to have a conversation each week – grammar and exercises are valuable but you can’t beat speaking the language.
    I always look forward to our meetings !

  15. Clare Lowes (verified owner)

    I am really enjoying my Italian lessons. It was a coincidence that I signed up at the beginning of the first lockdown and it has, of course, been an excellent occupation for this unusual year.
    Having only been in a small class before, it feels like a treat to have my teacher all to myself and she is very generous with her time: not watching the clock.
    Speaking as a musician, I am familiar with the idea of endless repetition when practising and I particularly like to try to make the right Italian sounds, so listening to my real, live Italian teacher is the best possible model.
    I am always a bit nervous on lesson days but my teacher is very encouraging.

  16. Judy Jacques (verified owner)

    I havered for ages before starting with a block of ten lessons back in 2020 and despite my teacher being warm, approachable and professional it took me a while to feel comfortable and to accept that progress was something to be felt rather than strictly measured. Anyway, as soon as the last reduced offer came in I was pleased to sign up for twenty lessons, and am now committed to this way of learning. In these ghastly times it’s been great to know I was speaking to someone in Europe and to share and compare perceptions and experiences. I value having lessons recorded (not as toe-curling to revisit as I’d feared!) and to have plenty of ‘living’ vocabulary to review. Thoroughly recommended.

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