Learn Italian: The Marlow Language Centre offers a range of Italian courses from beginner level to upper-intermediate, for adults and children. Whether it’s for business, for pleasure, for relocation, or to pass an exam, we can help you choose the right Italian course. This term we’re running group Italian lessons at beginner and pre-intermediate levels; and we also offer one-to-one or one-to-two tuition if you prefer a more intensive and personalised approach.
Our group courses contain all elements of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will focus on building your conversational skills as well as developing your listening skills and knowledge of grammar.
For most widely spoken mother tongue in the EU, Italian comes joint second at 13%, with English, and after German at 16%. Italian is not confined to Italy: it extends into southern Switzerland and other communities including Vatican City and San Marino. And it is recognised as an official language in parts of Slovenia and Croatia among others.
Italian is related to other popular languages. Italian is a part of the Romance group of languages, and it has a lot in common with Spanish, French, Portuguese and other Latin-based languages. So if you already know one of these languages, Italian will be easier for you. And if you don’t, then knowing some Italian can help you learn these other languages later.
Of all the Romance languages, modern Italian is the closest to classical Latin in terms of vocabulary.