Italian Courses

in Cambridge

Italian for Adults

Learn the language of love: learn Italian!

AUTUMN TERM  – 9th Sep 2019 – 14th Dec 2019 (Half term 21st – 27th Oct)
SPRING TERM  – 6th Jan 2020 – 11th Apr 2020  (Half term 17th – 23rd Feb)
SUMMER TERM – 27th Apr – 24th Jul 2020 (Half term 25th May – 30th May)

Our courses are based on the conversation with structured grammar, thus enabling students to master the Italian language faster in a natural and congenial environment. During the course, teachers use YouTube, projectors and other contemporary material to introduce Italian language and culture.

A communication-based approach, including role-play activities, facilitates Italian conversation among the students who participate actively and enjoy our lessons.

Intensive courses

Monday 21st October – Fri 25th October 2019

Full details and dates here


Open days from the 14th until 18th October 2019 – You can join one of our classes during the week as a free trial.
Free taster class for beginners on Thursday 17th October, 5.30-6.30 pm

Order the textbooks “Al Dente” and “Nuovo Espresso” for our classes at this link. Thanks to our partnership with the European Bookshop you can get a 10% discount! Click on the button below to find out how!

Our Italian language courses give you the best language and cultural experience in Cambridge

  • The only place in Cambridge where students learn and practice Italian on a monthly basis thanks to our wide range of cultural events
  • Meet the Italians and have Language Tandems
  • The best and most effective teaching in Cambridge: our native Italian teachers are trained in-house with the most up-to-date methodology
  • You achieve quick progress in communicating in Italian within a few weeks
  • The privilege of learning in a small class and learning about Italian culture
  • Our courses are good value for money and you progress quickly

As a member of our cultural association you can enjoy:

  • lunch-time/tea-time conversations FREE for members (at the moment, 1 hour per month)
  • FREE film club once a month
  • Discount price for the Cambridge Early Music concert
  • FREE access to our library: books and DVD
  • FREE seminars on Dante’s reading, in partnerships with the Dept of Italian, Cambridge University
  • Radio Dante bilingual programmes on
  • Cultural events which consolidate your language

‘Thank you La Dante! I didn’t know a single word of Italian on day 1 but now, after my lessons,  I have a strong understanding of the basics. My Italian teacher was very patient and her lessons were well structured so we made excellent progress in each session. Her activities were engaging and she made me feel very comfortable learning something that was taking me out of my comfort zone. Not only have a learnt a lot, I feel I have made a friend. I am really looking forward to coming back for more lessons and becoming part of the La Dante family’

Ruth Blom

‘I was so impressed by the level the students had reached given that they had been studying for such a short space of time. This is obviously due to the high standard of teaching that you provide.’

Alison Hales

“I think that you all deserve high praise for your skill, kindness and cordiality and the way you make your client students feel supported and encouraged. Many thanks for this!”

Philip Curtis