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.  


Italian Classes for Adults

Private & Semi-Private

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

Group Classes

Learn with, and from, your fellow classmates while getting the special attention you need. With 10 levels of classes, you’ll find the perfect fit for you.

Italian Culture

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

Survival Kit & Intensive

Have an upcoming trip and need to better navigate Italia? Or maybe you just need a lot of learning in a short amount of time? Either way, we’ve got you covered.  

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 ($470/course), we are happy to offer you 1 private make-up class per course for $45/h, instead of $80/h.

You might be able attend a different group class to make up the lesson you missed.

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

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 is a $40 fee for mid-semester class changes.


GROUP CLASSES: All requests for full refunds (minus a non-refundable deposit of $40) must be submitted to Collina Italiana by email and received by CI prior to the first day of class. Prorated refunds are allowed after the first class but no refund is given after the second class. There is a $40 fee for mid-semester class changes. Please take into consideration that CI does not prorate any fee for missed classes: you can schedule a 1-1hour private lesson for $45 as a make-up class (one per course, any additional one is $80/h)

PRIVATE CLASSES and EVENTS/WORKSHOPS: The fee is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.