Learn Italian in Italy

Learn Italian in Italy
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Learn Italian in Italy and surround yourself with rich history, great food, and friendly people. Whether you want to study Italian in Italy for just a few weeks or you have several months to commit to perfecting the language, our courses can be adapted to your goals and schedule. Invest in your future and learn more about our Italian language courses in Italy today!

EF Languages Abroad

10 - 14 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language abroad in an all-inclusive group led by an EF Leader or on an individual, flexible-length course.
Destination: Italy
City: Rome

EF Languages Abroad

14 - 25 years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start your course any Monday.
Destination: Italy
City: Rome

EF Languages Abroad

25 + years
1-24 weeks
Boost your global career with personalised language courses in one of the world´s greatest cities. Designed for Adults and Professionals.
Destination: Italy
City: Rome

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies abroad at an accredited EF school to prepare for an international career or degree.
Destination: Italy
City: Rome

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What type of activities can I enjoy while learning Italian in Italy?

When you study Italian in Italy, not only will you have access to our Italian language school in Italy, you'll also have the opportunity to see historic cities across the country. Based out of the capital city of Rome, you can easily take weekend excursions around the country. Our staff will even help by organizing different trips and activities for you and your classmates!

Drift through the placid canals of Venice on a gondola. Explore the fashionable streets of Florence and gaze at the masterpieces of the Renaissance. Or head south to Naples, home to the first pizza in the world. Learn Italian in Italy and you'll get to visit Italy on your own terms, with independence and confidence in your Italian skills.

Italian courses in Italy for all ages, levels and interests

Thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion, you’ll advance one level every six weeks. Our innovative Efekta™ Learning System combines quality instruction with advanced technology and cultural immersion for maximum results.

At EF, we know the difference a great teacher makes in language learning. All EF teachers hold teaching qualifications and have an average of seven years of teaching experience. But what makes EF teachers truly exceptional is that they are selected for their enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to students’ success. All EF teachers are committed to continued professional development. Here's a quick overview of our Italian courses in Italian:

Italian course type Intensity What will I learn?
EF Intensive Italian courses in Italy 32 lessons per week Learn all aspects of the Italian language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons
EF General Italian courses in Italy 26 lessons per week Gain sound understanding of the Italian language through a well-rounded course
EF Basic Italian courses in Italy 20 lessons per week Focus on how to communicate in Italian and enjoy lots of activities and free time

Special interest classes: from Italian cooking to exam preparation

In addition, you have the opportunity to customize your language course abroad with the so-called SPINs (Special Interest Lessons) to suit your interests. These include Literature, Rome, Cinema, Italian Cooking, Hidden Rome, Italian Songs, Business Italian, Language with games and Exam Preparation.


Frequently asked questions

Why study Italian in Italy?

Study Italian in Italy to get a feeling for the language in its native environment. With accredited courses and highly-trained instructors, you'll get the most out of your Italian language school in Italy. After class, step out into downtown Rome to practice your new Italian skills, from ordering food at a local restaurant to chatting with fellow students at a cafe.

This level of integration between your classroom and real life can only be accomplished when you learn Italian in Italy. It's a very fulfilling experience to learn Italian and then reinforce your learning immediately. You'll see that it's also the most effective way to study Italian in Italy.

Where can I learn Italian in Italy?

EF offers programs to study in one of the most famous cities: you will be able to learn Italian in Rome, the capital of Italy. With magic 

But when you travel to Italy to learn Italian, you will be able to study the language every moment, in the language school and outside; while you chat with locals or you order a drink in a local bar and even when you travel to discover the country. 

How long does it take to learn Italian in Italy?

The Italian language can be a little daunting at the beginning. It has elaborate grammar and long expressions, but choosing to study Italian in Italy is definitely the best option. Being immersed in the language will make your learning process easier and Italian people will do everything to make you feel welcomed, which will make you learn Italian even faster. 

Generally, you can expect to need around 6 months to learn Italian in Italy if you start from scratch, but in EF we have many students that have achieved results faster. With the EF Efekta Method, you will advance one language level every six weeks.

What type of activities can I enjoy while learning Italian in Italy?

Because our Italian language school in Italy is situated in the heart of Rome, close to the most popular squares and monuments, and you're just 10 minutes away from the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps. This makes it easy to undertake all different types of activities, some examples:

  • Coliseum and Roman Forum: The activity includes the visit to the spectacular Roman Forum, the Palatino, and the inside of the Coliseum
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: The activity features the visit to the Vatican Museums, its precious pieces of art, paintings, sculptures, and the world's most famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel  
  • Day Trip to Florence: This activity includes a direct return high-speed train ticket from Rome to Florence, a comprehensive and professional guided tour around the main landmarks of Florence, a delicious typical local lunch along with a full afternoon of free time to explore the city
  • Cooking Classes: The activity features a group cooking lesson with a top-tier professional chef. Participants will learn how to prepare delicious Italian specialties and will have them for dinner in a fun and enthusiastic environment 

What is the cost to study Italian in Italy?

The cost of learning Italian in Italy depends on several factors including:

  • the duration of your course
  • the  type of accommodation
  • the period of the year you choose to travel to Italy
  • other activities you might want to do while in the country
  • your lifestyle 

The average tuition in EF schools to study Italian in Italy can range from a few hundred to a few thousand per week and it includes the costs for:

  • Italian language course in Italy
  • accommodation 
  • study materials and books
  • digital learning media
  • access to EF Campus Connect
  • WiFI
  • Some activities like welcome parties, a town tour, and graduation parties.