Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
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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Meet Your Italian Teachers

Patrick | Italian teacher


Italian teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 4 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
I love the weather of Los Angeles!

Recommend a place to visit where Italian is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
My favorite place in Italy is the region with the three Lakes in northern Italy (Maggiore, Como, Garda), because the climate is very mild and the landscape very beautiful.

What Italian film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
I like very much the movies by Nanni Moretti.

What most surprises your students about Italian?
Students are very surprised how easy is to learn Italian!

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
My middle name is Carlo.

Silvia | Italian teacher


Italian teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 4 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
Los Angeles is well known for its weather, beaches, amazing Hollywood attractions, and intercontinental cuisine. Besides that, you may be sitting next to celebrities and/ or athletes.

Recommend a place to visit where Italian is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Not many people are aware of the Italian museum in downtown Los Angeles. There, students can learn about the history of the first immigrants in California, all the way through today, where Italians are researchers, professors, engineers, scientists and more. Also outside Italy, students may find Eritrea, an old Italian colony in Africa next to Ethiopia, interesting. Italian is also spoken in Malta, Switzerland, France, Austria, and Slovenia.

What Italian film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
Of the classics, 'La Dolce Vita,' 'Mediterraneo,' 'Cinema Paradiso,' to name a few. Among modern films, 'La Grande Bellezza.' There are many culinary documentaries featuring prestigious chefs: on Netflix: 'Chef's Table' (entirely in Italian), and on HBO, 'My Brilliant Friend' with English subtitles. Of musicians - Giorgia, Elisa, Cremonini, Giovanotti are this professor's favorites.

What most surprises your students about Italian?
When they are curious and ask questions, when they study and they are able to express themselves and create great sentences.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I am interested in learning more about different cultures and customs.

Valeria | Italian teacher


Italian teacher
@ BH Lingual

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
Well, it offers such a huge variety of choices and possibilities, whatever you're looking for, it's there. it's dynamic and international, it's sunny and rich with different people and stories and I love that!

Recommend a place to visit where Italian is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Val D'orcia, Tuscany, is the place to go for your next trip to Italy. The beauty of its gentle hills is breathtaking, the peace and silence all around are a relief for the mind. And the towns in Val D'Orcia, oh, well, they are just amazing: Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino are a must-see for any visitor to Italy.

What Italian film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
Paolo Sorrentino's movies: Youth; The Great Beauty; The consequences of love; The man up. Also, Ferzan Ozpetek's movies: The ignorant fairies; Steam: the Turkish bath.

What most surprises your students about Italian?
Two aspects: the Italian language is as cool as they expect it to be and they can actually speak it since lesson one.

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I care about each of them and their expectations.

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

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
New Year 2020
Next Term
Spring I 2020
Mon 06 Jan
Sat 29 Feb
Mon 02 Mar
Sat 25 Apr
Beg I
Mon 12:00 PM
Please Call (323) 651-5000 to Schedule
Beg I
Wed 6:00 PM
Beg I
Thu 6:00 PM
Beg II
Sat 10:30 AM
Beg II
Tue 6:00 PM
Beg II
Thu 6:00 PM
Beg II+
Thu 7:35 PM
Int I
Tue 12:00 PM
Int I+
Sat 12:00 PM
Int I+
Mon 6:00 PM
Int II+
Wed 7:35 PM
Tue 10:30 AM
Int IV
Thu 7:35 PM
Adv - 0
Mon 1:30 PM
Adv - 0
Thu 1:30 PM
Adv - 0
Mon 7:35 PM
Adv - 0
Tue 7:35 PM
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.

Languages are about far more than tedious grammar rules and arcane vocabulary.

Languages are about people.

American journalist Flora Lewis once said, "Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

As such, learning a language requires context, cultural and otherwise, which, we would submit, a native speaker is best equipped to provide.

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 20 times is remembered more readily than a word seen 50 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 and the establishment of clear goals at the outset are the keys to a learner's progress.

  • 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 Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes 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 group 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

English | Native Speaker Classes

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

Little Linguals Classes

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, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

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

Little Linguals Classes

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. 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. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. 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

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

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.