It's never too late to learn. Try our Italian classes for adults.


Not sure where to begin? A group class or private session?

No problem. Through our Italian classes for adults, we develop a unique learning path for each individual student.

Italian Classes for Adults

How we help you decide

Looking for a one-on-one learning experience?

Italian classes for adults don’t only have to be in a group setting. If you prefer a smaller group, then our private classes are perfetto for you! Here, you will work individually with one of our teachers to take your Italian learning to the next level. We can also schedule classes at any day or time (or time zone!) that works for you, so you have maximum flexibility with your schedule. 

Enjoy learning in a group setting? 

Our group adult classes provide a sense of community for our students. You’ll get to interact and converse with your fellow classmates in a small group for a unique shared learning experience. Our group class students always emerge with a special bond at the end!

Want to learn the language with a side of culture? 

Our Italian culture classes offer you the chance to go beyond learning grammar and language, to truly immerse yourself in the Italian way of life. These classes feature unique experiences learning our heritage and tradition. We want to give you that authentic Italian feeling  and make sure it comes through, whether you’re in person or online.  


Private & Semi-Private

Our most intensive formats. These lessons provide for personalized, customized curriculum as well as flexibility with scheduling. 

Grammar & Conversation

Learn with, and from, your fellow classmates while getting the special attention you need. With 12 levels of classes, you’ll find the perfect fit for you.

Conversation Only

These classes will help you master vocabulary and make new friends! Each class will have a different theme. The teacher will guide and facilitate the conversation among the students.

Italian Culture & Events

From wine tasting and cooking, to Italian film appreciation nights, music, literature … we give you many ways to introduce Italian culture into every aspect of our educational process. 

Italian Certification

Are you learning Italian and would like to obtain an official certification? The Celi exam is a certified language test issued by the University for foreigners of Perugia, in Italy. The certificate can be used for work, school and legal application.

Please feel free to contact us anytime here. In the meantime, below are some the most frequently asked questions we receive.


Accordion Content

Your teacher will email you the material they covered in class, so you will always know what’s going on even if you were not there.

If you pay the course in full (10 classes), we are happy to offer you 1 private make-up class per course for $55/h, instead of $90/h.

You might be able to attend a different group class to make up the lesson you missed if there is one course of the same level available.

Collina Italiana does not prorate any class for group courses.

Our classes are always very small. For language classes, max class size is 8 students, but most classes average around 4 – 6.

The best of the best, of course. All our instructors are experienced tutors and Italian mother tongue. They were born and raised in the ‘Bel Paese’ of Italy.

You can find descriptions of each level under Adult -> Classes.

Please take our online placement test! You can find it on our home page.

If you have further questions, we are happy to help you figure it out! Just give us a quick call at (212).427.7770 or send us an email

You can schedule and register for a trial class. Also, if you start a class and realize on the first day, you’re in the wrong level, we will help you transfer to a different class, free of charge. However, there might be a $40 fee for mid-semester class changes.


PLEASE NOTE: All communications regarding the class cancellations or schedule changes must be done directly with Collina Italiana via email ( in order to be considered. Instructors are not responsible for said changes or communications.
All refund requests must be submitted via email ( at least one-week before the start of the session in order to receive a full refund, minus a non-refundable $40 cancellation fee. Prorated refunds are available only after the first class, and can no longer be given after the second class. Mid-semester class changes will incur a $40 change fee.
Please note that Collina Italiana does not prorate for anticipated absences.
Adult group class students are able to schedule a 1-hour private make-up lesson at the special price of $55. This special price applies only to one make-up class per session, any additional make-up classes cost $90/hour.
Cancellations and/or schedule changes must be made to Collina Italiana via email ( at least 24-hours before a lesson in order to keep said lesson. Otherwise, the class will be counted as “completed” and can no longer be made-up.
All refund requests must be made via email ( at least 24-hours in advance in order to receive a full refund.