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Our online Italian group course takes place in small groups. The course content corresponds to that of our standard course. The standard course is part of our classic group course programme. The lessons are taught by highly qualified teachers and include a grammar section and a conversation section. The aim of our course is to equally develop the 4 pillars of language competence: listening, writing, speaking and reading with the help of an organised and constantly updated teaching methodology.

We have been teaching private Online Italian language lessons since 2011 in a very intensive way.  So, already before COVID-19, many students have decided to continue their Italian course after returning from Trieste or from Tropea. During the pandemic, we have also added classical group courses to our online course offer!

The Complete course is the most favourite Italian course, booked by the majority of our students of all ages and all language levels, so it is also perfect for beginners who wish to start to learn Italian from scratch.

Conduct & Procedure

Our excellent Italian teachers are here awaiting you face-to-face on the other side of the webcam. The group courses are very dynamic and lively and our teachers will improve your knowledge of the Italian language and its culture, in a fun, friendly, and engaging way. The online group courses claim the active participation of the students and interaction with the teachers.

Our online group courses are held via Skype and they follow a specific syllabus, putting also the student in the center and monitoring the students’ progress.
You will not need any special equipment or software. All that is required is your PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or iPad with webcam and microphone… and your own private classroom is ready!

Students also have the opportunity to review the lessons at any time and as many times they like, because the online group courses can be recorded.

live lessons


Size of groups

The Online Group Course is carried out in small groups of 3 to 8 course participants.

max. 8 students
Course start

Every Monday

Age group

All classical language courses are open to students from 16 years.
However, unaccompanied students who have not yet completed 18 years at the moment of the start of course, are minors and need to present an authorization form signed by their parents or legal guardian.

Course levels

Perfect for all language levels, including total beginners

Number of lessons

4 lessons daily (each 55 minutes), 5 days a week (according to the regulation of group courses)

The lessons are divided into 2 units of 2 lessons each, with a 20-minutes break in between. Each unit is executed by a different teacher. The first part is dedicated to grammar and the second part to conversation. Both parts are performed in a communicative approach. Please read more about teaching method and didactics by clicking on the link.


Monday to Friday
– 1st part from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
– 2nd part from 11:10 am – 1:00 pm or from 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm


The focus of the content is on the structure and rules of grammar, practical exercises such as forming sentences, games, quizzes and written texts, expanding vocabulary, idioms, reading texts on the various topics of Italian culture such as cooking, wine, music, cinema, rollplays, acted out everyday situations, conversation and the use of different methods of communication, direct listening, analysis of the different faces and facets of Italy.
For intermediate and advanced participants active newspaper readings are used. Discussions about topics from the world of art, culture, current affairs, politics and society. As a rule the 4 hours daily are divided into 2 hours of grammar and 2 hours of conversation, so the language student gets to know and immerses himself in the 4 pillars of language optimally: speaking, understanding, reading, writing!

  • Development of the ability to understand a discussion
  • Development of the ability to interact in a discussion
  • Development of competence in reading and writing

On the last day of course students receive a certificate confirming participation of the course.
Read more details about the participation certificate, by clicking on the link.

Course duration

1 – 52 weeks (extension is possible).
Special prices for long term language students!


1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks week 9+ 24 weeks 36 weeks 48 weeks
255 460 655 840 1020 1195 1370 1540 175 3600 5040 6240


  • Pauline from France

    Très belle expérience à la Piccola Università Italiana ! Les cours sont en petits groupes et les enseignants sont souriantes patients ! Je n’ai qu’une envie : revenir et y rester plus longtemps ! Merci.

  • Beatrice from Austria

    The two weeks I stayed in Tropea at Piccola Università were great. Everything was perfectly organized and the staff was really helpful. The trips were great and I enjoyed the apartment I stayed in. The small groups at school made it possible to take in a lot of information and most of the teachers tried really hard to make your stay a memorable one.