Beginner Level

L’italiano a portata di mano offers courses of Italian for foreigners in Milan for every level and of different length: learn more about the three-month Italian language course for beginners.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at students who, like you, have just arrived in Milan and who know little about the Italian language and culture. Thanks to the alternation between lessons in classroom and practice outside, the course will allow you not only to learn Italian so to ease your everyday life, but also to explore the city and its way of living while having fun. 

The goal

The goal of this course is to enable you to easily carry out the main activities of everyday life, such as grocery shopping, asking for directions and information, buying tickets, making reservations, and solving practical issues.

We will obviously go through this journey together: we will go together to the market, we will go to the post office to learn how to send a package or how to buy a pre-paid card; we will go to the pharmacy and to the supermarket, we will talk with people and with Italians, so that you can come into direct contact with locals, interact with them and get to know the neighborhood. 

Because this is my point of view: I believe language is really an extraordinary tool only when we use it. And that’s it: when we use the language we can speak and communicate with others, socialize, express our thoughts and ideas, and actively participate in everything that takes place around us. 

Thus, the language becomes the passe-partout that opens the doors of the (new, for you!) world around us, even for a short period of our life. 

How will the journey take place?

It will be an experiential course, divided between lessons outside and in co-working areas. 

The lessons outside are mainly helpful to immediately put into practice what you have learned in the classroom, and they make us a beacon in the teaching for foreigners in Milan. 

The course lasts 3 months. In the classroom we will address the most important topics for you who have just arrived and need to start learning your way around in a still unknown city. We will learn new words, the language structure and all the elements that you will need outside in order to interact with locals. You will learn how to ask for information, how to move around in the city, you will find out what you can do in your free time and what the city offers.

And once is it over?

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation and, if you want, you can take the exam for the CILS certification, according to the dates made available by the University for foreigners of Siena.

And last but not least, there is a great opportunity for you who have attended the course: the school does not leave you when the course is over, but it offers you an online space dedicated to your questions, doubts or language needs, for free!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn while having fun!

Upcoming starting dates:
March 2024

€800,00 IVA inclusa

120 hours spread over 4 days per week 

The course lasts 3 months. 2 hour lessons for 3 days per week in classroom and 3 hour lesson once a week outside. There will be an hour dedicated only to you every week, so that we can check on any possible gaps and bridge them as soon as possible.

Min. 6 – Max. 10

Learning materials:
Included in the price

The location of the course will be communicated to the new students. All our courses take place both inside and outside the classroom: Milan will no longer have secrets!

  • Check your current Italian level of proficiency taking the placement test on this page >

    After the test results – that we will send you in a short time – you are invited to get in touch with us.

  • Together with the registration form, the School has to receive the payment of a deposit of 30% of the total amount, by bank transfer (you’ll get all the details via mail). In order to confirm your participation, the remaining amount of the agreed full fee for the course must be paid at least 7 days before the course itself starts.  Please, for all the details read the General participation conditions.

  • Contact us for more information: we’ll be glad to help you finding the course which best fits you!

    Tel.: +39 371 59 60 431
    Skype: @italianoaportatadimano

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