Are you hoping to learn Italian without the pressure of committing to a conventional language course?
Good news! You’re in the right place!
Drop-in Italian classes are designed for a person like you, who would like to get a taste of this lovely language at an affordable price without being tight up to a schedule of a traditional language course. Just come whenever you want and pay as you go!
Every lesson explores a new topic and the related basic vocabulary and if you miss one, do not worry! Thanks to the special structure of the lesson programme you’ll learn new things every lesson without being afraid of falling behind.
Plus, the informal nature of the classes allows you to have fun in a friendly and warm environment.
The Italian Drop-in classes are perfect for you, if:
- You’ve got no knowledge or very little knowledge of Italian
- You’re currently attending a formal Italian language course at a beginner level and you’d like some extra practice.
- You’ve always wanted to try to learn Italian but you aren’t sure if it’s the right language for you.
- You’re about to go on holidays to Italy and need to learn some survival Italian (because the Italians don’t really speak much English! 😉 ).
- You want to refresh the basics of the Italian Language.
- You’d like a more informal approach to language learning without the pressure that comes from commiting to a conventional language course.
- Your working schedule changes often so you need the freedom to choose when you can come.
- You’d like to learn a new skill and make new friends.
- You’ve always wished to order your food in Italian in your favourite Italian restaurant (and flirt with that cute Italian waitress/waiter too! *wink* **wink*).
For this year, the Italian Drop-in Classes have come to an end.
We hope to start again soon.
Let me know if you’re interested by filling the form below
Have a look at the F.A.Q. below or, if you can’t find your question, please contact me!
What are Italian Drop-In Classes?
Italian drop-in classes are 1h classes packed with language activities that will help you to get the basic of the Italian language, plus meet new people and have fun together.
Why are they called “drop-in classes”?
Unlike a conventional language course, where you feel compelled to go every day, you are free to choose when to come. And if you miss a lesson, no pressure! You pay as you go and you can drop-in whenever you are free, according to your own schedule.
Who teaches these classes?
The classes are taught by me, Ermy, a qualified and experienced language teacher (if you want to find more about me, go here).
How is every lesson structured?
Every lesson is structured around a specific topic (e.g. food) and it allows you to learn basic phrases and vocabulary about it. I generally aim to address all four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), although in these classes there is a special focus on listening and speaking, as they are the skills that, in the first instance, allow you to communicate effectively as well as to build up your linguistic confidence.
What happens if I miss a lesson?
These classes are designed for those who can’t afford to join a conventional language course because of lack of time or other reasons, so every lesson in the course is strctured in a way that is fairly independent from the next one, meaning that if you miss one it should not be a big deal – and you are also free to buy the worksheet of the previous lesson to have a look at the vocab independently and catch up!
If I book the class now and then I realise I can’t attend, can I get a refund?
You can book now and get a refund but there is a firm deadline for it: you can get the whole price of the lesson refunded by claiming the refund no less than 16 days before the scheduled date of the class.
Are these classes good for me?
Yes, they are perfect for you, if:
You have no knowledge or very little knowledge of Italian
You’re currently attending a formal Italian language course at a beginner level and would like some extra practice.
You’ve always wanted to try to learn Italian but you aren’t sure if it’s the right language for you.
You’re about to go on holidays to Italy and need to learn basic Italian (because the Italians don’t really speak much English! 😉 )
You want to refresh the basics of the Italian Language.
You’d like a more informal approach to language learning without the pressure that comes from commiting to a conventional language course
Your working schedule changes often so you need the freedom to choose when to come.
You’d like to learn a new skills and make new friends.
You want to eat in your favourite Italian restaurant and order your food in Italian for once (and flirt with that cute Italian waitress too! *wink* **wink*).
Who are these classes NOT for?
These classes are not suitable for people who have already mastered the basics of the Italian language or have a conversational level of Italian. If you are interested in boosting up your current Italian level have a look at the courses in this section.
What’s the age of the people attending?
There are adults of any age! Come and join us and bring a friend too!
How many classes do I need to attend to be fluent in Italian?
Becoming fluent in a language takes lots of hours of studying and consistent practice and it also depends on the language difficulty, your linguistic background etc. These classes cover the basics of Italian language , if you master those it’s definitely a stepping stone towards fluency but do not expect to be fluent after a few classes. If your objective is to become fluent in Italian and you need a flexible programme of study tailormade for you, get in touch, and I will be more than happy to design one for you.
How can I join the Italian Drop-In Classes?
Book in advance your place and get 10%off and a guaranteed place in the class, plus a free worksheet including the lesson topic and main vocabulary (see section above). Or just come to the lesson and pay at the door.
What payment methods do you accept?
When you book in advance, for your convenience, transactions are handled via PayPal, one of the most reliable and secure platforms to handle payments online. You can also pay in cash at the door, once you come to the lesson. Unfortunately, at the moment I am unable to accept cards for payments at the door.