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Welcome to our Italian Courses

  • If You passionate about Italy, Italian wine and food
  • If You are going for holidays of your honeymoon to Italy
  • If You love travelling and looking for a sunny place, Italy can be the best place for you.
  • If You are thinking in moving to Italy.

Learning Italian with us is one of the best investments you can make to achieve your goals and get the most from these amazing places.

We offer Italian courses in Exeter, Online and 1 to 1.

We run most of our Italian Lessons in Exeter at our school in Longbrook St.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Italian speaker, we have a course for you.

All our teachers are native, we have teachers from Milan and Bologna.

We love teaching and sharing our culture, you will find more than just a class, you will live the culture, make new friends and have fun.

Beginners: 27th September
Post - Beginners:27thSeptember
Intermediate:28th September
Upper - Intermediate:29th September


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Italian Lessons Available:

Course Length Extras Class
Day Price Per
Whole Term
Max Per Class: 10
10 Weeks
(20 Hours)
  6:30 - 8:30pm 27th
Tuesdays £125
Post - Beginners
Max Per Class: 10
10 Weeks
(20 Hours)
  6:30 - 8:30pm 27th
Tuesdays £125
Max Per Class: 10
10 Weeks
(20 Hours)
  6:30 - 8:30pm 28th
Wednesday £130
Upper - Intermediate
Max Per Class: 10
10 Weeks
(20 Hours)
  6:30 - 8:30pm 29th
Thursday £130

Course Basics:

Italian 10 Week course:

Number Of Hours:20 hours plus 4 hours in conversation class
Course Length:10 Weeks (2 hours Per Week)
Start Date:.
Class Time:6:30 pm To 8:30 pm
Students Per Class:Average 3, Maximum 8
Extras:1 week in Sicily. Just £350 (1 week course and accommodation included)

1-2-1 Italian Lessons (Online or In-Person):

Number Of Hours:10 hours
Course Length:Depending on the client
Start Date:Any time.
Day and Time:Depending on availability
Place:At Italian teacher's home or at your location
Students Per Class:1 (if you have a friend to join you please contact us to discuss it)
Extras:1 week in Sicily just £350 (1 week course and accommodation included)

Description of the Exeter Based Lessons:

During all our courses you will be able to improve your language skills, meet new people and enjoy the culture as taught by a native speaker. Our syllabus has been designed to fulfil your language needs, be they for travel purposes, work or just for fun!

We offer innovative programs where you can learn from the complete beginning or improve with our wide choice of Italian language courses of varying levels. Lessons include a balance of conversation, listening, pronunciation and grammar to help you communicate and thrive in everyday situations in Italy.


For our 10 week course, lessons are held during the evening. Classes last for 2 hours and are held 1 day per week. In addition you can also enjoy our social clubs which are held twice every term. These are a great opportunity to interact with other students, make more friends, have fun and improve your listening and speaking skills.

There is a maximum of 6 students per class, ensuring that all our students have the opportunity to participate and spend time with the tutor. A large part of the study material is presented in the form of practical activities and exercises through which you will learn to understand and speak Italian almost without noticing. Homework and self-study are also an important part of the process.


Each person has different requirements and learning speeds. That’s why for some people a group class may not be the best option. If you are interested in focusing your learning in a specific area or to fast track your learning then One to One lessons are the lesson plan for you.

Time and place depend on your convenience.

Online lessons are conducted via Skype, ideal for those who live far away or don't have enough time to travel.

Our Italian Teachers:

Monica Ronchi

Our Teacher Monica, is an experienced teacher from Milan. She is doing a doctorate in languages and she has been working with Ara Languages for 2 years with excellent satisfaction.

Detailed Italian Syllabus For The Exeter Courses:

At ARA Languages, we base our language syllabus on the Common European Framework for languages. 

The CEFR is a part of the work of the Council of Europe and was established in the 1950s with the aim of the “democratisation of language learning for the mobility of persons and ideas, and on the promotion of the European heritage of cultural and linguistic diversity” In practice that means you should be able to do the same kinds of things in different languages at the same level. Each level in our syllabus is subdivided into Communicative Objectives, Topics and Vocabulary & Grammar.

CEFR Levels European framework Groups levels at Ara languages Length 
of course
Summary of what will be 
covered in the class
A1 Beginner 24 hours
Alphabet. Greetings. Introducing oneself: giving and asking for personal information. Countries: nationalities and languages. Food and amusements. Work, hobbies and free time. Seasons, months, weeks and days. Telling and asking the time. Direction, distance, definitions of position, places and streets in the city. Numbers and dates. Grammar: Nouns masculine/feminine,singular/plural). Nouns - adjectives agreemen. Articles (definite/indefinite). Present indicative regular verbs. Negative form. Like vs Dislike. Subject Pronouns. "There is" and "there are". Prepositions of place. Adverbs of time. Reflexive verbs (present tense).
Post Beginner A 24 hours

Family. Describing people. Types of clothing: Clothes, shoes and accessories. Colours. Parts of the body. The house (rooms and furniture). Holidays. The weather. Means of transportation. Grammar: Present indicative (irregular verbs). Present tense of “stare” + gerund. Possessive adjectives and adjectives agreement with noun. Partitive articles. Using “io” in the conditional of piacere/ preferire/volere. Comparatives and superlatives. Modal Verbs.

Post - Beginner B 24 hours

Tourist attractions. Travelling. Booking a room into a hotel. Describing ideal cities and places. Shopping for food . Talking about health problems and remedies. Describing a past holiday/event. Talking about past events and leisure activities. Grammar: Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. Modal verbs. Giving Reasons. Finding out information and directions. Comparatives. Imperative. Past Participle (“avere”, “essere” and reflexives verbs).

A2 Pre Intermediate 24 hours
Activities in the past. How did you spend your weekend? At the bar. Understanding Menus. Jobs and jobs advertisements. The Environment. Future plans. Feast Days. Music: a concert. Grammar: Past Tense- Imperfetto. Pas.t participle vs Imperfetto. Future tense. Using “bisogna” and “è vietato/proibito” (+ infinitive). Direct and Indirect Pronouns. Prepositions.
Low Intermediate A 24 hours
Obtaining factual information (written and oral). Lifestyle. Shopping and fashion. Family and interpersonal Relations. At the cinema: talking about movies. Reporting stories. Grammar: “Stare” + gerund (present and past). Making comparisons and suggestions. Present Conditional. Verbs of movement and prepositions. Impersonal form. Direct and Indirect Pronouns. .
Low Intermediate B 24 hours
At the supermarket. What’s on TV? Talking about TV programs. Cinema. Media. Expressing opinions. Customs, Traditions and Beliefs: Italian regions. Geography and History. Grammar: Giving advice. Conditional of modal verbs (dovere/potere/volere). Passive. Direct and indirect pronouns. Making hypotheses and suggestions. Sharing ideas. Making comparison.
B1 Intermediate A 24 hours Narrating and describing events in the past (Imperfect vs Past Participle). Expressing likes and dislikes (past and present). Making polite requests and commands. Talking about sports and hobbies. Compare people, places and things. Looking for an apartment. Grammar: Direct/ indirect Object Pronouns. Adverbs CI/NE. The future tense. Conditional tense. Giving opinions. Expressing hopes. Impersonal “si”.
Intermediate B 24 hours Education (School/University). Stress related problems. Work and Money. Health and Fitness. Grammar: Present subjunctive, Making hypothesis and expressing preferences. Direct/Indirect Personal Pronouns and Double pronouns. Relative pronouns. Comparatives and superlatives structures. Giving advice. Past Subjunctive
Intermediate C 24 hours City and countryside. Going out. Free time activities. Technology. Current Affairs. Arts (theatre/ cinema/ music) Grammar: Imperative. Indefinite adjectives and pronouns. Past Subjunctive. Past Conditional. If clauses.
B2 Advanced 24 hours For more details about higher levels please contact us