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Italian online tutor

I am Serena, a Certified Italian Language Teacher, avid language student, and polyglot. Over six years ago, I started my online school to inspire native English speakers to learn and speak Italian successfully. Today I work with a fantastic team of hand-picked teachers who are helping me achieve my goal of making Italian learning enjoyablemotivating and possible for non-native speakers.

Over the past 6 years I have helped and guided adult learners to successfully pass their CILS, CELI, ACTFL & PLIDA exams for work, study and citizenship reasons. 



We are experts on training students who need to get Italian language certifications for Citizenship, work, or study. We like giving our students the tools to successfully pass a language test and avoid the overwhelm of not knowing where to start. 

We take pleasure in “Italianizing” students who are absolute beginners who are diving into a foreign language for the first time or those who have a smattering of the Language fundamentals and need to seal various gaps in their preparations.

Whatever your level or reason for taking a language exam, we will make sure you sit for the exam with solid preparations and the right mindset. 

During your assessment, Serena will meet you and carefully assess your level, evaluating your competence in all the four language areas required by the Italian exams: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. She will individualize the areas you need to work and draw a custom exam preparations course for the CILS/CELI or PLIDA exams 


Are you tired of using random strategies and piece it all together? As language students ourselves, we have been through that, too, and we know that that’s an inefficient way of learning.
That’s why our programs are delivered together with (but not only) the best available learning context available for the CILS, CELI, and PLIDA prep. Not just exam samples, but real top-notch textbooks to help you fill your gaps and get in the best possible shape for succeeding at your exam.

Examples of a curriculum for the CILS B1 level for Citizenship purposes.

CILS B1: grammar topics 

CILS B1 exam samples 

Our favorite B1 textbook

CILS B1 speaking mode prep 


Before every session, you receive a custom preparatory assignment. The assignment will be corrected, and you will receive constant feedback. The nature of the assignment will depend on your level and program. Like this, we hold you accountable for learning before and after the class – which when the magic happens.

Don’t learn harder, learn smarter with highly qualified Italian teachers & mentors  


  • The vast majority of students set a goal to obtain an Italian language certification for work, study or citizenship reasons. Let me tell, this shouldn’t be the only reason! Last year I made a list of other several other reasons why taking the CILS exam is a brilliant idea. My favorite one is to boost up your motivation, especially if you have been plateauing for a while.

    Learning a language as an adult, in informal settings has some drawbacks too. Many students plateau at an intermediate level because they miss the guidance to perfect their writing or vocabulary, as is not needed. Committing to pass an Italian language exam, entails focusing on perfecting those areas that you might often neglect on a general Italian language course: like writing or listening.

    Rest assure that perfecting those areas means that you will be a fantastic Italian speaker.

  • Everything comes down to your start and final point.
    Before anything, find clarity about what type and level of Italian and what is your current level of Italian.
    Once you know where you are and where you want to go, we can think in realistic terms of a timeframe.

  • Your teacher will be your reliable guide. We don’t work for someone else, and we do this because out of love for our profession. Teaching Italian is our full-time job, and we are enticed by our students’ success and motivated by transforming the lives of our students through Italian learning. 

    Our motto is, there are not bad students. Instead, some students are trained, and some students are not. 

    We give you the right tools to learn efficiently and find clarity during your Italian exam preparation journey. 

  • Check out my blog post about the available Italian Language Certifications (CILS, CELI, PILDA) and why is a great idea to consider taking one of these Italian tests.

How I know, I am eligible for your courses?

When believe that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. (And, when the student is truly ready… the teacher will disappear). Magic happens when a student is ready. However, before joining our school, we will ask you to fill a form and tell us about your relationship with Italian so far, your age and your level of education. Knowing you is essential to help you reach your learning goal. 

Tell me more about the way you guys teach

The lessons happen on  Zoom. You will be assigned a personal Google Folder and your HW and notes will appear on separate Google Docs. Depending on the number of lessons you plan, We will provide you with self-study lesson plan.





1-time coaching session 

€ 70


 custom study plan tailored to your level and needs

1 in person coaching lessons

1 self-study assignement with feedback and corrections 

 1 exam sample - mock test

support via mail 

2-week program  

€ 14


 custom study plan tailored to your level and needs

2 in person coaching lessons

2 self-study assignement with feedback and corrections 

 1 exam sample - mock test

support via mail 

4-week program  

€ 28


 custom study plan tailored to your level and needs

4 in person coaching lessons

4 self-study assignement with feedback and corrections 

 2 exam samples - mock tests

support via mail 

immersive program 

€ 56


 custom study plan tailored to your level and needs

8 in person coaching lessons

8 self-study assignement with feedback and corrections 

 2 exam samples - mock tests

support via mail 


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