Itala was created in 2016 by Lisa Parini.

About us

To speak a language means more than simply knowing the grammar, which is important, but that’s not all. The important aspect is being able to apply it in real life situations. Forget english! You will be able to talk and talk and talk in italian with more confidence.

We use a communicative method approach which is based around learning a language through having real-life conversations. Our main goal is to have students feel confident with listening comprehension skills and with speaking Italian from the first day of class.

Our mission is to provide Italian courses tailored to students who need to learn to communicate in the shortest time possible.


small groups

Our groups are small to optimize the time available for each learner to facilitate group work.


From the first day of lessons regardless of level, Italian is spoken in a relaxed atmosphere so the process of learning is natural.

conversation club

If you are looking to practice Italian outside of class, please join us Monday through Thursday from October 2022 at a local bar where you can speak with native speakers.


There are 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

Do you think every student in level A1 or A2, etc should be placed together? No, can you imagine a student who has never spoken in Italian before joining a group with other students who have already learned how to communicate in the present/past tense? Within each level there are 3 sublevels. For example, within Level A1 there is A1.1, A1.2 and A1.3. Therefore, we make sure to create groups where everyone is in the same specific level to ensure you will excel. Before placing you in a specific language level, we will have a one-to-one conversation…..