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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 $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $100 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$33 average
$65
45-min $25
 
$45 average
$95
60-min $25
 
$58 average
$100

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 23% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $33.

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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Karen C.

Palmetto, GA
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Peter M.

Salt Lake City, UT
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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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David & Susan H. May 20, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Valentina did a great job! As beginners, she was very patient going over the lesson with us, and she answered all of our questions. She made the experience very fun and we look forward to our next lesson!
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Tina May 8, 2018
· Italian · In studio
So far, so good for my first lesson with Valentina! I look forward to the rest of our sessions!
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Peggy .. June 7, 2017
· Italian · Online
Valentina is very personable and seems really interested in helping me. I enjoyed my time with her!

About Karen C.

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Palmetto, GA
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I was born and raised in Rome and move to the U.S. to pursue my dream. I provide customized lessons based on the student's specific need. I believe immersion is the best way to learn a language (that is how I learned English), therefore I try to minimize English interactions during the lessons. I also give practical exercises for the students to do between lessons. Unless specifically requested by the students, my lessons are typically not grammar-heavy but are more focused on useful Italian conversations to help the students become comfortable speaking and understanding.

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Nancy E. July 21, 2018
· Italian · Online
I loved my lesson! Karen was not only a great instructor but I had so much fun!!
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ONUR O. July 4, 2018
· Italian · Online
well done
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Simone June 30, 2018
· Italian · Online
She is super nice and kind! She is exceptional with kids! Highly recommend

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Salt Lake City, UT

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I have a conversation-based curriculum I designed based on my 5 years of teaching introductory Italian. My lessons are fun and get you communicating in the language as quickly as possible. The book I send you will outline the basics of Italian grammar, and we fill in with additional vocabulary according to student interest.

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Kerry April 21, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Peter is fantastic. He established rapport right away with my 12 yo and provided instruction in a manner that she was able to understand and return demonstrate. She had a very good experience and is excited about learning to play the guitar.
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Julie & Steve R. January 17, 2018
· Italian · Online
Excellent
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Jo November 6, 2017
· Italian · Online
I was a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect prior to this first lesson. Peter provided great information to use as a study guide, is patient and thorough in preparation for and during our lesson. I am really looking forward to continuing. THANK YOU, Peter!

Silvana Saber A.

Charlotte, NC
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DaNece L.

Cary, NC
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Isabel L.

Smyrna, GA
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Hi.dears i am Silvana italian teacher, have Master degree from university of cafoscarsi of venice in teaching italian for foriegners. i can help you learn italian language grammer and conversation in a short time tou can able to speak italian. you are more than welcome :) learn a new language with me.

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Ryan August 5, 2018
· Italian · Online
Just starting, but have had an excellent introduction. I believe I have made some progress in my ability to read already. Looking forward to more.
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Daniela July 31, 2018
· Italian · Online
Great!
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Carolanne Gilmore July 13, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Silvana has the unique capability to recognize what I already know and build on it. I leave my lessons feeling very excited to learn more!

About DaNece L.

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Learn how to buy gelato: the most important skill of all! We will cover the phrases you need to know for your stay in Italy through a clear understanding of grammar and basic vocabulary skills. Language proficiency will be solidified through both speaking and writing exercises. Come learn the beautiful language and culture of Italia. Private tutoring as well as group classes are available. A $5 discount is applied to group classes! Cominciamo!

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Bill Barmes September 29, 2017
· Violin · In home
Very patient teacher appreciate her skills

About Isabel L.

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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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Joe June 22, 2018
· French · In home
Isabel is very nice, and helpful, highly recommend her to anyone.
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Stan B. May 4, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
First lesson went really well...Thank you!
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Angelique May 1, 2018
· French · Online
She was so creative and engaging! My daughter really enjoyed the lesson!

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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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