Beverly Hills Lingual Insitute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Insitute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn Italian
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? Italians have thirty-seven days off per year (paid leave and public holidays), third in the EU behind the French and Germans (forty), and the Danes (thirty-nine).

Ciao! Melodic, harmonic and romantic, Italian is the language of lovers! Despite being spoken by comparatively few people (sixty million), it remains one of the most popular languages to learn and has been described as 'easy Latin.'

Interestingly enough, Italian didn't become a single, official language until 1861. Though various dialects of Italian have been around for centuries, it wasn't until Italy unified that a standard version of the language emerged. At the time, less than three percent of Italy's population could speak what is now known as standard Italian.

Your best choice to learn Italian in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

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Learn Italian in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier Italian language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning Italian.

We offer Italian classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier Italian instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking Italian teachers and university texts.

Italian language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | Italian Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of Italian language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
Fall II 2017
Next Term
New Year 2018
Mon 30 Oct
Fri 22 Dec
Mon 08 Jan
Fri 02 Mar
Beg I
Mon 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Beg I
Tue 12:00 PM
Beg I
Thu 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Beg I
Tue 6:00 PM
Beg II
Thu 6:00 PM
$245 / term
Beg I
Tue 7:35 PM
Beg II
Mon 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Beg II
Thu 7:35 PM
Beg II+
Thu 1:30 PM
$245 / term
Beg II+
Thu 6:00 PM
Int I+
Tue 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Beg II+
Mon 7:35 PM
Int I+
Thu 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Int I
Thu 1:30 PM
Int III+
Mon 1:30 PM
$245 / term
Int I
Mon 7:35 PM
Int IV
Tue 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Int II
Tue 10:30 AM
Adv - 0
Mon 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Int II
Thu 7:35 PM
Adv - 0
Wed 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Int IV
Mon 1:30 PM
Adv
Thu 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Int IV+
Tue 7:35 PM
Adv - 0
Mon 12:00 PM
Adv - 0
Wed 7:35 PM
Adv
Thu 10:30 AM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private Italian classes or private Italian lessons for any level of Italian. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn Italian?

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Unesco rates Italy as having more sites of historical importance than any other country. It is home to almost sixty percent of the world's arts treasures, many of which are best enjoyed in their native language.

Whether you're ordering pizza in Naples or gelato in Venice, having a working knowledge of the Italian language could save you a few euros on vacation.

If you're considering a career in fashion and design, planning to buy a second home in Tuscany, or are an aficionado of classical music, learning Italian is a must.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn Italian at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer Italian and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional Italian teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the Italian language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your Italian courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best Italian courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning Italian do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and twenty times is remembered more readily than a word seeen fifty to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the Italian language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation is a crucial part of learner progress, and that the establishment of clear goals from the beginning will contribute to your success.

  • Regularly scheduled Italian classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

More About Italian

Our students regularly tell us that Italian is the most fun language to learn. For one thing, it's much easier to pronounce Italian than French, or even Spanish. If you've learned some Latin but been stupefied by Latin grammar, don't be put off by Italian; despite the three different types of verbs, there are no noun cases and Italian grammar is much easier to master.

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Lessons

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing scheduled course. Private lessons are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge that soaks up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation and everything that makes up language quickly, easily and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

Unfortunately, when you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal and children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas, and are better prepared to take their place in a global society. Furthermore, in later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.