Italian for foreigners

Online courses for intermediate and advanced learners of Italian
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A lot of practice

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Advanced level

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Online Italian courses designed to boost your vocabulary.

Ciao! My name is Irene and I help intermediate and advanced learners of Italian language to boost their Italian vocabulary. Faster, effectively and more important... in a good company!

The added values of my Italian courses for foreigners

Free section for each course

Begin each course trying the free section. Start improving your Italian and see if the course suits your level.

Real interaction. This is not an app!

Follow my Italian courses at your own pace but feel free to ask questions and make examples every time you want in the Community section. I will always be by your side during your learning journey. My online Italian courses are made by and for real people!

A lot of practice

Each course includes a lot of quizzes and a final practical test to make sure that you are really able to use the new Italian vocabulary. 
There is no vocabulary acquisition without practice.
There is no better practice than the real interaction with a native speaker.
Best Italian Classes has it all!

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Your reviews for my online Italian courses

Natalia Balaganskaya
"Ho appena finito il corso «Impara a usare tutti i verbi pronominali» e volevo ringraziare Irene per un corso proprio fantastico che rappresenta un’enorme fonte di informazioni! Nel corso ho trovato tanti esempi e quiz che mi hanno fatto capire il contesto giusto in cui si può utilizzare questi verbi. Per farla breve questo corso è da non perdere! Buttatevi! Grazie di cuore :)

Marina Tira
"Sto imparando il vero italiano con Irene, in modo leggero e didattico. Prima di iniziare il suo corso su Best Italian Classes, avevo una conoscenza molto basilare della lingua, solo per la comunicazione più essenziale e sicuramente non quella di tutti i giorni. Ora mi sento molto più fiduciosa e pronta a comunicare ancora meglio in Italia. Che libertà!"

Irmarose W. 
"Thanks to Irene I was selected a finalist in the Fluent in 3 months challenge for my progress in Italian! I could not have done this without Irene! She is utterly fabulous as an Italian teacher and as a person. You should run to sign up for Italian lessons with her!"

Luc Froyen
"Il mio livello era alto ma i corsi di Irene mi hanno fatto capire che parlavo come un libro stampato. Irene mantiene la promessa di insegnare delle cose che si imparano solo con la pratica diretta della lingua e i suoi corsi sono da consumare senza moderazione."

more about me
Born and raised in beautiful Umbria, foreign languages have always been my passion. I have a translation background but the perfectionism of that field wasn't my cup of tea. I became a tour guide in order to speak other languages every day and in an informal context. In 2020, I started teaching Italian online and I created Best Italian Classes inspired by my students.
I am not a purist neither a "perfect-use-of-subjunctive-is-cool"  kind of teacher. I believe that speaking other languages keeps us young!

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vocabulary makes you independent

Do you really need an online course of advanced Italian vocabulary?

Vocabulary is the currency of a language. The more you get, the more you'll be independent. It's not about perfectionism. It is about boosting your comprehension skills, being more fluent when you communicate in Italian and, why not, also being told...
Wow, your Italian is amazing, where did you learn it?
my online italian courses are for you if...

Boosting Italian vocabulary on your own
is taking too long

My students inspired me. I understood that they couldn't find didactic resources online suiting their good level of Italian. That's why I decided to create unique online italian courses for all the advanced learners of Italian who feel alone in their vocabulary enrichment journey.

I am an advanced learner of English and French myself. I know how it feels when you reach a good level in your target language. It seems as if all you have left to do is reading, watching, listening... while you still crave for more fluency and for the guidance of a native speaker!

If you are feeling the same about your Italian, Best Italian Classes has everything you need: 
real interaction with a native speaker teacher, a lot of practice, a community, free content and affordable courses!
not convinced yet?

Start improving your Italian vocabulary with my
FREE Italian courses and content!

Free Course

Improve your Italian vocabulary with idioms. A complete online Italian course about idioms with clothing vocabulary. Video lessons, PDFs and quiz. 

Free Lessons

Start all my online Italian courses with the first free lesson. You can start learning pronominal verbs, idioms and Italian phrasal verbs. 

Free Access to SkillShare

Try SkillShare for free and improve your Italian vocabulary with two online Italian courses of mine: proverbs with animals and dictation exercises. 

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Let's collaborate and create content for your website, blog, podcast or school about Italian language and culture

Frequently Asked Questions 

  Which level do your courses suit?

At the moment, I don't provide absolute beginner courses. My target students are intermediate and advanced learners of Italian. Each online course has a free lesson so that you can try if the course suits your level.

  How can I pay? Is it safe?

PayPal or credit card (select PayPal and the credit card option will be displayed.). This site is hosted by, you are guaranteed all the safety tools of an industry-leading platform. 

 Can I communicate with you while taking the online courses?

The personal contact with my students is an essential value of my online Italian courses. Participate in the course discussion and follow me on social media. I am just one message away. 

 I am a grammar addict, will I like your courses?

I am aware Italian can be a tricky language when it comes to grammar, but my main goal is to enrich your Italian vocabulary. However, every course includes a grammar focus when necessary (so, yes, you will like my courses anyway!).

 Are there subtitles?

The video material of my online Italian courses is always in Italian. I don't want you to miss a single word, so courses include subtitles, a glossary and sometimes transcriptions or text slides: any thing you need to enrich your Italian vocabulary.

 What will I be asked to do in final test?

If you purchase a course with the final test, you will be asked to prepare a text using the vocabulary of the course. By doing so, you will have the chance to be corrected in every small detail, with a grammar focus as well. A real luxury in language learning!
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