Madrelingua Italian Language School in Bologna, Italy, has helped thousands of people from around the world realise their dream of learning to speak and understand Italian.

So why not you too?

To make it easier for you to try our school, we have a special deal for new students!
Fill out the form on the right to receive a voucher worth 15% off any group Italian course.
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Learn Italian in Italy, or study online: your choice!

Learn Italian in Italy, or online from your home or office.
Madrelingua offers a full range of Italian courses and Italian language exams to adult students of all ages.
Choose a standard or intensive Italian course at our school in the historic center of Bologna, or study online with one of our experienced Italian teachers.
For more information on Italian courses in Italy or online Italian lessons, follow these links:

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Evening Classes Start Next Week + Italian Club Autumn Sale!

I’ve two things to tell you today.

Firstly, we have Italian evening classes starting next week at our school in Bologna.

Mondays & Wednesdays from 10th October will see levels A1 (elementary) and B2 (upper-intermediate).

And on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11th October we’ll welcome students at A2/B1 (intermediate) level.

All three classes are from 18.00 to 21.00. The minimum period is one three-week module.

Find out more about Italian evening classes or view all Italian course options.

Secondly, and specifically for those of you who aren’t in Bologna and don’t plan to be, don’t miss out on the Autumn Sale over at

It’s worth taking a look, as you can save 20% on ebooks for learning Italian as well as on online Italian lessons with one of the club’s teachers.

Find more details in these three articles:

Italian Evening Class Dates / E-Books To Learn Italian -33%

Just two quick pieces of news this week.

1. Our Italian evening classes are due to start on the 3rd of October, so if you’re in or near Bologna, check out this link for dates and prices:

2. If you’re NOT in Bologna and don’t plan to be, you might still be interested in e-books for learning Italian.

Our new site,, specializes in just that and so is well worth a look for anyone studying Italian, French, Spanish and various other languages.Logo of

All the e-books have free sample chapters for you to download (with free audio!)

And for a limited period it’s possibile to save 33% on the shop prices by signing up to the mailing list.


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How much is the Italian course? (And how to save 15%)

“How much is the course?”

A natural question, though like most Italian schools, we publish our prices on the website for everyone to see.

The answer?

It depends on the type and length of the course you choose.

First of all, group classes are much better value than individual courses, as you’ll be sharing the cost of the teacher with others.

A one-hour individual lesson costs €37. A one-week group course costs €238. The group course is 20 hours, so that’s €11.19 an hour instead of more than three times that. There are discounts too, but more on them later..

That said, individual lessons are ideal if you need to control when and what you study, or if your company is paying!

However, if you don’t have specific needs, choose the group course. It’s more fun, too, as you’ll make new friends.

Group course / individual course decision resolved, next you need to consider the effect of signing up for more hours or weeks and so reducing the price you’ll pay.

Twenty hours of individual lessons, for example, can be had for €660.

That’s €33 an hour, rather than the €37 you’d pay if you bought just the one.

The discounts are limited with individual lessons, as the teacher cost per hour is fixed for the school.

With group courses, though, the school’s interest is to maintain viable classes for as much of the year as possible. Hence, the longer you study, the cheaper it gets!

For example, the one-week standard group course costs €238, whereas the four-week price is just €798. That’s €199.50 a week – a 16% discount!

Opt for an even longer stay and the price really falls…

Twenty-four weeks (approximately six months) would set you back €3773, which seems a lot but is just €157 a week.

That’s a 34% saving each week, compared to the standard one week course! And in those 24 weeks you could go from zero to an advanced level in Italian.

But I mentioned discounts…

Sign up for our mailing list (there’s a form on the prices page) and we’ll send you a 15% discount voucher, which is good for any GROUP course, of any length.

With -15% coupon code, you’d pay just €202.30 for a week, instead of €238.

And the four-week option would be a modest €678.30, instead of the €798 quoted on our prices page.

And so on. Go here to do your own calculations.

(Don’t forget to save 15% by signing up for the mailing list!)

See also: How long will it take me to learn Italian?