Learn Italian

Learn Italian and get to know Italian culture. There's no better way to understand a country than to learn the native tongue. Italy attracts millions of visitors every year, but so few realize the importance of learning Italian. If you're one of the few who do, you'll find that Italians are eager to help you practice, making every day an Italian language lesson.

EF Languages Abroad

16 + years
2-24 weeks
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start any Monday.
Destination: Italy

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Combine language and academic studies at a school abroad. Prepare for an official language exam and gain work experience.
Destination: Italy

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How to learn Italian

Learn Italian and acquire a genuine appreciation for Italian culture. Our top-notch Italian language lessons will teach you to speak Italian, even if you're just starting out, and perfect your expression if you're a more advanced speaker. While outside of the classroom, you'll have the opportunity to use everything you've learned by interacting with Italian natives. Italians are known for their gregariousness and hospitality, and will be happy to help you practice. Learn to use your hands and body for extra emphasis, and enjoy Italian discussions with friends in a whole new way. Our small class sizes and individualized Italian language lessons will help you learn the Italian you need for these and many other pursuits.

Beyond tourism

Many people consider Italian one of the world's most beautiful languages. But Italian is more than just a pretty face: it is the premier language for students and connoisseurs of art history, music, and food. If you learn Italian, your understanding of the Renaissance will develop a whole new dimension. If you are an opera fan, learn Italian and understand why its inherent musicality inspired even non-Italian composers to write their librettos in Italian. You might even learn about sights that other tourists miss, but locals love.