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Why should you learn Italian?

I’d love to learn Italian, but I simply don’t have time

There just aren’t any local Italian lessons near me

I don’t have the confidence to start learning Italian.

Do these sound like the excuses you’ve given yourself recently?  If so… stop!  The VICI Language Academy is here to convince you that, whether you want to learn a little basic Italian or build on your existing skills, we can help.

And who wouldn’t want to be able to speak Italian? The first language of over 63 million people worldwide, it is also the second language of an additional 3 million and one of the most studied foreign languages in the world. Often referred to as the official “language of love”, Italian also claims the title of the language with the sexiest accent!

So… why come to us for your foray into this amazing language?  At the heart of the VICI approach is a firm belief that the best way to learn Italian is through teaching methods that have been tailored to you. And while there is nothing wrong with programmes like Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone or Preply, for those who are looking to learn Italian fast, there simply is no one-size-fits-all-solution: the best programme to learn Italian is one that has been crafted around your very own learning and personality type.

It’s important to remember that nobody learns in exactly the same way. Everyone is unique. As such, every facet of our offering is orientated towards your needs. Instead of following a rigid curriculum, which might only work for some students, our methodology centres around understanding your specific needs, desires, and linguistic objectives.

We know that our clients are looking for the best way to learn Italian, which is why our coaches get to know your preferred learning style – so that they can adapt their methodology to ensure it’s being delivered in the style that will be most effective for you.

Whether you’re looking for private Italian coaching, group classes or an online Italian course, we have exactly what you’re looking for.  And no matter whether you want to learn Italian for adults or Italian for children, we can promise you that all our Italian coaches are native speakers, chosen carefully for their excellent linguistic capabilities and passion for what they do.

Our coaches utilise a communicative approach, which gives a very natural and hands-on experience of the language and is proven to help students become more confident in much less time.  And we advocate something called blended learning – a methodology that uses technology to combine both in-class and out-of-class learning. Doing this maximises the educational impact for students of all backgrounds and circumstances.

It goes without saying that we can work at any level from the most basic Italian course to ongoing advanced Italian lessons.  We even organise free cultural and linguistic events throughout the year so if you’re already fluent in Italian and simply want to keep your hand in, we have something to offer you.

We offer the flexibility of learning online or at the Academy – or a mix of both!  Our beautiful premises are situated next to the scenic River Kennet in the Royal County of Berkshire, and if you want to learn Italian in Newbury, there’s no more picturesque spot. The Academy has several learning environments, with big screens in the classrooms, comfortable seating and lots of resources.

And finally, because we know that value for money is important, while you can’t learn Italian for free, we do provide a FREE 30-minute consultation to new clients, which allows us to understand lots more about you. Furthermore, all our customers are protected by the VICI Money Back Guarantee, completely unheard of in the language industry!

Our customers mean everything to us. Without them, there would be no VICI, it’s as simple as that. It’s something we remind ourselves of every single day. So to ensure we’re offering the best of the best, we have a Customer Care Promise: 27 things that we promise to deliver our customers.

We have a team of personal language programme advisors who can advise you what we offer that will best suit you – simply contact us with your details so we can arrange a chat with a dedicated language advisor to get you on the right path.

Interesting facts about Italian:


The Italian alphabet consists of 21 letters

17 is considered an unlucky number in Italy

Italian has 7 vowel sounds: [a], [e], [i], [o], [u], [ɔ] (written as o) and [ɛ] (written as e).

The longest word in Italian is 30 letters and is “psiconeuroendocrinoimmunologia”.

Italy is the leading producer of wine in the world

Despite being the de facto language, Italian isn’t actually the official national language of Italy, according to its own constitution.

Italy has more World Heritage sites than any other country

A lifelong love of languages...

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