top of page
Globe - Asia.jpg

​Italian Courses

All Luisa Language Teaching Italian courses are designed and conducted by Luisa Montagner, a qualified native speaker born and raised in Venice. Luisa's specialty is to create tailored courses adapted to the specific needs of each learner. Her courses have helped students from all paths of life, including:

Italian descendants reconnecting with their roots

U.S. Military service members and their families

Enthusiasts preparing for an upcoming trip

Professionals who use Italian for work

All of Luisa's materials and lesson plans follow CEFRL guidelines (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They are perfectly suited for students preparing for CILS, CELI, Ditals, and other certifications such as the B1 Language Test for individuals applying for Italian citizenship through marriage or residency.

luisa office 10.jpg
Pouring Coffee

Services

Coffee

Private Lessons

$60 / hour

Private lessons allow you to design your own language course. You can decide how often you meet the teachers, which topics and grammar levels to focus on, and the pace of the course, all according to your personal needs.

We recommend private lessons to:

  • Individuals with a specific goal in mind, such as preparation for an imminent trip or language certification;

  • Those with a busy schedule that calls for flexibility;

  • Students who require assistance with specific aspects of the language, such as conversation or grammar.

Contact us now to schedule your free consultation. The instructor will help you assess your priorities and discuss a prospective lesson plan that aligns with your aspirations.

Espressos

Group Classes

$15 / hour

Each of our group classes consists of ten engaging one-hour lessons designed and taught by instructor Luisa Montagner.

 

We firmly believe in making quality language education accessible to all, respecting your aspirations AND your budget. To ensure high-quality instruction and an immersive experience, each class accommodates up to eight participants. As a special bonus, all attendees enjoy an automatic 25% discount on private lessons throughout the course.

Our group courses run year-round based on the instructor's availability. Secure your spot on the waitlist today, and we will notify you as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached.

Group Courses

Italian 101

Italian 101 is a course for complete beginners that will take you from common phrases all the way into present tense and modal verb conjugation.

No prerequisite knowledge required: we will take care of everything starting from basic pronunciation rules.

Italian 102

Italian 102 is an upper beginner course dedicated to those who are already familiar with the topics covered in Italian 101. If you have studied Italian as independent learner, or if you have attended classes with other instructors, we recommend you to reach out to schedule a placement test.

Italian 201

Italian 201 is a lower intermediate course dedicated to those who are already familiar with the topics covered in Italian 101 and 102. If you have studied Italian as independent learner, or if you have attended classes with other instructors, we recommend you to reach out to schedule a placement test.

Coming Soon

Meet the students

Read more reviews on Google, Facebook, or Thumbtack:

  • Google Icon
  • Facebook
  • Thumbtack

Jane

"I've been taking Italian classes with Luisa for about a year and it's been such a wonderful experience so far. Luisa focuses on speaking skills which paid off for me when I went to Italy about 6 months into my classes. I felt so much more confident speaking the language than I did in previous visits and had such a better understanding of the culture. It's been a joy taking lessons with her and I'd recommend her to anyone interested in learning another language."

Screenshot Daniel_edited_edited.jpg

Mr. Melo

"Studying online with Luisa is very practical. I can take classes from my office at the best time for me. I work for an important Italian group here in New York, and besides classes, I can count on Luisa when I need a prompt response to address important work issues. Studying face-to-face on Skype has solved my problems - I can maintain my regular working schedule, no matter what city or country I am in."

cristina.png

Cristina

"I came to Luisa with a background in Italian grammar and conversational Italian. However, I lacked the confidence and practice to enjoy speaking in Italian for fear of making countless errors. After three lessons, I was speaking quickly, confidently, and I got my motivation back! After a few months, I advanced to the next proficiency level. We're now charging toward full fluency. Hire Luisa! You won't regret it."

maddiegarren.png

Maddie and Garren

"I can't recommend Luisa enough! She is a fantastic instructor. She is patient, understanding, really makes an effort to understand your goals, and makes lessons informative and fun.

My husband and I take Italian lessons with her and we appreciate that she teaches us cultural context along with the language itself. I am so glad we chose Luisa!"

annmarie.png

Ann Marie

"Luisa has been great! I have studied Italian on and off for years and she has been able to zero in on the holes in my knowledge and skip over the parts I do know. I feel like I am finally making real progress. She explains things very well!"

Screenshot Dina_edited.jpg

Mrs. Dina

"I love my lessons with Luisa. I am more comfortable using an online tutor because it just seems safer and more relaxing than having to meet someone in person."

Ray Carega - Luisa Language Teaching Italian language Testimonial.png

Ray

"Luisa is the BEST! I’ve had a number of Italian teachers at this point and none compare to Luisa! She is organized, has thoughtful lessons planned, and always on time! She has an incredible ability to detect small errors and bad habits and has a very unique helpful way of correcting them. A while back I almost gave up on Italian, but Luisa helped keep me motivated and on track. I can’t thank her enough!"

chris.jpeg

Chris

"I have been studying Italian with Luisa for over a year and I have learned so much! Luisa is patient and pushes me to be the best that I can, and she always makes herself available, night and day, for any questions I have. She sends materials in our off days, giving me even more time to practice the language. In a little over a year, I have already gone from a beginner to a B1 comprehension level. I love my class and learning from Luisa. She is truly the best!"

bottom of page