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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Italian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Italian lessons is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $130 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$32 average
$63
45-min $25
 
$45 average
$100
60-min $15
 
$57 average
$130

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Italian lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Italian lessons are 22% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $32.

Curious how much Italian lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best Italian teachers .

Italian Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Italian instructors

Valentina S.

Birmingham, MI

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Francesca S.

Levittown, NY

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Isabel L.

Smyrna, GA

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About Valentina S.

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Birmingham, MI
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I'm Valentina and I'm Italian, born and raised in Torino, Italy. I've just moved here in Michigan and I'm very excited to share my language and tradition here! I have been teaching Italian for the past 3 years. As far as my teaching experience goes, I have previously tutored Italian for young students ranging in age from elementary school to adults while I still lived in Turin.
I’m outgoing, versatile and enthusiastic to share everything about my language, culture and traditions.

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Gomer S. January 26, 2019
· Italian · Online
Our high school son was studying a semester in Italy and knew no Italian. We hired Valentina after reading the great reviews and were more than pleased. She was flexible and accommodating to a very tight schedule and our son learned a lot from her. She sprinkled in some cultural and historical lessons on Italy but primarily language. Valentina is high energy, organized and a great teacher. High marks for punctuality, personality and teaching! She even offered to help him once in Italy which we may explore if needed. Thanks Valentina! A wonderful experience.
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BARBRA B. January 22, 2019
· Italian · Online
First lesson was good, although we had some technical difficulties using Skype -- probably my fault not Valentina's -- and ended up speaking by phone. Once we get that worked out, I expect to improve my conversational Italian, with special emphasis on conjugating verbs. So wonderful to speak with someone whose first language is Italian.
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Stephen November 7, 2018
· Italian · Online
Great with Italia language! She is also great with working people on times and schedules... I recommend her for anybody wanting to learn, or wanting to travel to Italia...She is also well versed in Culture; which was a very big favorite for me. A big ++.../Salute! ^_^

About Francesca S.

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Levittown, NY
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I was born in Italy and lived there for 36 years. I went to school there and I have a Bachelor Degree from one of the oldest Universities in Europe, the University of Verona. Before college, I attended the Liceo Linguistico, where I extensively studied Italian Grammar in connection to Latin, French and German. I can honestly say I master the Italian grammar in all of its structures.
I have been working in Customer Service for an American Bank in Italy for the last 10 years. In addition to that, I have been tutoring students of different ages, Elementary School all the way to High School, since I was in college. The subjects I covered were for the most part English, Italian and Math. I was also tutoring adults who wanted to learn English as beginners or improve their conversation skills. I loved my job at the bank, but at the same time there was nothing more satisfying than seeing my students succeed: I have always enjoyed helping people improve their communication skills and improve ...

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Elly Kakacek June 8, 2019
· Italian · Online
Francesca is lovely and kind- very fun to chat with! I learned a lot in my first session and can’t wait to continue.
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Rosanna T. March 9, 2019
· Italian · Online
Very sweet and kind and able to adjust the learning to the appropriate level!
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Vincent February 8, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Francesca is patient understanding and very informative. I’ve only taken two lessons and have already begun to express myself in Italian. In short I have one word for Francesca. Bravo!!!

About Isabel L.

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Smyrna, GA

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I have experience with languages and grammar, and I know that everyone learn in a different way, for some people is easier than for others. My challenge is to find what is easier for you

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Brynne May 7, 2019
· French · In studio
I had a really good time! Can't wait for the next one.
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Aga April 25, 2019
· Italian · Online
Isabel is great, looking forward to many more lessons!
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Dee H. April 7, 2019
· French · Online
Isabel was very kind and a very engaged instructor. We are looking forward to additional lessons.

Stefania P.

Chicago, IL

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Marco D.

New York, NY

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Yulia Karuntu K.

Chicago, IL

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About Stefania P.

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Chicago, IL
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I feel that learning in general and learning a foreign language in particular is about repetition and I ask my students to repeat everything I teach over and over again until they know it by heart. I keep my lessons simple to avoid overwhelming the students and to allow time for them to repeat what they learned earlier. I teach the words that form part of the so called core vocabulary; words that are chosen according to frequency and range (in the sense that they “occur across a wide variety of texts”) It is often said that the first 2000 most frequent words cover approximately 90% of the vocabulary used by native-speakers in daily conversations. This means that for a student they represent the basic resource to be able to communicate.

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Inna B. June 10, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Stefania was a great teacher, full of energy and encouragement. She customized the lesson plan for our needs (traveling to Italy, and wanting a crash course in conversational Italian). She made the learning fun, and even made the grammar piece (the hardest part of Italian) go quick! I feel motivated to study for our next lesson, and look forward to it.
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Bill September 18, 2018
· Italian · In home
Great first lesson! We're building a house from the foundation up!

About Marco D.

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New York, NY
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I'm an Italian teacher in my 30's. I teached Italian in Italy (Milan) at primary school, thus I know very well what could be the troubles for the beginners and how to fix it as quick as students can. In addition, I'm a graduated in Economics and Management (M. Sc.).

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Denise May 28, 2019
· Italian · In home
We are very happy with Marco's tutoring sessions.
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Danilo August 31, 2018
· Italian ·
Marco is a great support for those who wants to learn or practise their Italian skills.
He's patient, polite and structured... very suggested!

Marco ist eine wertvolle Unterstützung für all die Jenigen die Italienisch lernen bzw. verbessern möchten.
Er ist geduldig, nett und strukturiert... sehr warm empfohlen!
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Deniece Radus August 30, 2018
· Italian · Online
Marco is a great Italian teacher. He's very professional and patient. His pragmatic approach is perfect for a beginner.
Highly recommend!

About Yulia Karuntu K.

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Chicago, IL
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Hello there! My name is Yulia and I’m from Italy.
The best way to LEARN a new language is having a CONVERSATION with somebody that knows Italian perfectly. The practice is the key.
We would learn every time new words and we would go through the grammar and then we would have a long conversation in Italian using everything we learned the minutes before. My first language is Italian, but with these methods, I learned English, Moldavian and French. 👍🏻
You can do it 💪🏻

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murphy June 3, 2019
· Italian · Online
She is nice and encouraging you to speak Italian. This is my first class but I learned a lot, the hour we spent were totally worth it! Bravo!
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adam May 28, 2019
· Italian · Online
My first lesson with Yulia went great! she was extremely patient and encouraging. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Helen May 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
My 12yo son is taking Italian classes with Yulia and he’s always so happy after the lessons! Yulia has so much positive energy!

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Italian Lessons

Do you want to take Italian lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private Italian lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the Italian language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our Italian tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the Italian language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning Italian.

Though Italian is classified as a Category 1 language (meaning it's an easy language to master for English speakers), it takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learning Italian is extremely useful in the United States, it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. Become a better Italian speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online Italian classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:
Italian Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out Italian books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Italian Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs in Italy, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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