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Welcome to Collina Italiana, New York City’s Premiere Italian Language and Cultural Center.

Want to immerse yourself into the Italian language, heritage and culture? Collina Italiana has the learning experience you're looking for. Get close to the Bella Lingua of Italy!

Join Our Growing Family Of Italian Speakers

For the past 15 years, we’ve developed in-person and online classes that offer a unique Italian learning experience. We make it easy for students from ages 2 – 99 to enrich their knowledge of Italian language, art, and heritage through personalized courses.

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Not sure where to start? Discover our programs below or click to take the quiz. We’ll assess your level and provide you with our recommendation.

Adults

Beginner? Practically native speaker? Our classes aim to connect you with the rich Italian heritage — language, food, travel and atmosphere.

Children

Calling all bambini! Our approach for children makes learning fun. They love our method, and have the opportunity to meet other young language learners.

Certification

We were the first Italian language school on the East Coast to offer comprehensive CELI testing and tutoring, and we are proud of that! Find out how we can help you get certified.

Virtual Classes That Feel Personal

Learn from home, feel like you’re here in-person! Our online classes are available for all levels and customized for exactly what you need. We have Italian courses and programs for kids and adults, individuals and groups, that will make learning feel more like having fun—with an Italian accent.

Just like in-person classes, our virtual classes use our famous Collina Method to integrate the culture of Italy with the language. Not familiar with the Collina Method? Then keep reading and learn about our amazing community.

Our Community

Collina Italiana isn’t just a school—it’s a feeling. A warm and inviting setting that you’ll soon call your second home.

Every student truly becomes part of our family, and part of a community where needs and expectations are met and fulfilled. Teachers, staff, and the owner, Patrizia, are dedicated to each student at all times.

It’s never a surprise to see our teachers spending extra time before and after class to speak with their students, sharing ideas and feedback. Every student counts, and that’s why all of them stay in the Collina Family for years.

Welcome to our community. Welcome to Collina Italiana.