Italian Courses in Cincinnati

School AMICI offers five different language courses for adults during fall, winter and spring sessions. Each course is held on Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm and is made up of 10 lessons.


To learn a foreign language you need consistent practice, but also some fun. Students should attend classes and participate as much as possible; lessons are set in a relaxed and fun environment. Studying a little bit every day is strongly recommended, but most of the learning will be done at school.

Bring to class textbook and workbook  as well as a notebook and pen. We also recommend a small English-Italian dictionary.

The following are our standard courses. If you are not sure which one is more appropriate to you, please give us a call and we will determine your best fit.

Beginning Italian
This course is for students who have never studied Italian before. From the very first class, teachers introduce a little bit of Italian. Students learn how to introduce themselves, ask and give information, express needs and simple thoughts. Lessons include simple vocabulary and expressions. Use of verbs is minimal.

Beginning Italian Plus
This is a course for students who have had some exposure to the language and feel comfortable with basic words and grammar; present tenses of main verbs are introduced. It is mostly recommended for those who want to improve their vocabulary and study more grammar to participate in social life.

Intermediate Italian
This course is designed for students who already know the basic grammar. The goal is to improve comprehension, pronunciation and vocabulary. There is some group discussion using Italian language only. Students enrolling in this course are adviced to have a brief telephone conversation to assess their language skills.

Intermediate Italian Plus
Students who already have a good command of the language or have studied Italian for at least one year will be ready for this class. Some elements of advanced grammar are covered all in Italian. We recommend a preliminary telephone conversation in italian for students enrolling in this course to make sure their language skills are appropriate for this class level.

Advanced Italian
Students who speak almost fluently or have studied Italian for at least three years or have lived in Italy for a while are encouraged to sign up for this course. Various topics are discussed in group activities to stimulate students to use the language. Some grammatical concepts are reviewed in the context of dialogues. A phone conversation in italian is required to assess student's fluency for this class.

All courses are held at Academy of World Languages. Next session will start on January 24th.