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Language Courses


Language Courses

Our courses will help you develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in a structured and gradual manner. Our teachers are Italian graduates with extensive experience and special qualifications in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. Their enthusiasm and ability is known throughout Dublin and beyond.

Our sincere hope is that not only will you enjoy learning the Italian language but that you will partake in our cultural activities and promotion of Italian culture. Our programme of events includes lectures, concerts, seminars, and exhibitions. They are presented with free admission whenever possible.

It is our priority to offer our current students the possibility to continue with their classes.

Seminars and courses for special purposes may be offered during the term (such as book club, conversation and others).

Our courses are structured according to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Students not previously enrolled in the IIC who wish to follow a course at a higher level are requested to take an assessment test (free of charge).Tests can be arranged by appointment only.

Please call us on (01) 662 0509 or 662 1507 or contact for further details or to set up an appointment.

Level A1.1 is for total beginners and those students with a very basic knowledge of Italian. No test is necessary for this level


The courses we offer are structured in such a way to allow you complete a linguistic journey from A to Z in the Italian language, up to the entry level required to study in Italian universities.

Our courses consist of 15 classes for a total of 30 hours.

All classes last 120 minutes, including a 10 minute break.

At the end of the term you can decide if you want to go ahead with the next level or if you prefer to

consolidate what you have learned. This system will make the learning experience more flexible and will allow the students to self-assess their progress.


€ 290 New Students
€ 270 Returning students
€ 270 OAP (on presentation of valid documentation)
Fees do not include the price of textbooks.


Classes have a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15 students.

A new term of courses will run from Monday 12 February 2018.

To download the brochure click here.


Italian Institute of Culture