ITALIAN INSTITUTE AUCKLAND, palmerston north & wellington

The Italian Institute is New Zealand's largest Italian School, with schools in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. We have been offering the highest-quality Italian Immersion teaching instruction for almost 10 years. With 100s students a year, we are one of the largest language school in New Zealand dedicated to the instruction of Italian.

  • Instructors: Native Italian speakers, experienced and fully qualified to teach Italian as a foreign language (CILS). All Italian teachers hold University degrees in Education.
  • CEFR: We follow the highly regarded  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and offer preparation courses for Italian Exams used for Residence and Citizenship for moving to Italy.
  • Method: Developing communication skills through the latest communicative and task based approaches in Italian teaching and by incorporating the use of video, audio, and printed materials, carefully selected to best fit New Zealand students' needs.
  • Courses: A wide variety of courses at all levels and interests for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers are scheduled at various convenient times.
  • Class Sizes: Classes have a maximum of around 10 students to ensure a personalised, student-centred experience.
  • Prices: Our prices are the best we can offer, the course price includes free coursebooks.
  • Course Levels: We teach Italian to students of all ages, levels and ability.
  • Specialist courses: We offer corporate classes and specialty courses tailored to your particular needs and outcomes.
  • Technique: Our teaching conforms to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of References for languages. Learn about our courses

italian teaching accreditations

The Italian Institute is the only Italian school in New Zealand accredited to the following Italian teaching associations and International bodies:

  • NZALT - New Zealand Association of Language Teachers
  • The Italian Foundation
  • API - Associazione Internazionale dei professori di Italiano
  • ILSA - Insegnanti Lingua Seconda Associati



Best Italian Teachers

We have some of the best Italian teachers, all our teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees.


Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1-3 (a1-c1)

The best-selling multimedia Italian language course book in the world! Preparation for Cils & Celi Exams.



Classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.



Learn Italian faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.


Italian Activities and Events

Italian Insititute organises activities & events in Auckland.


Central Auckland Location

The Italian Institute has a central location with modern classrooms.


Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.



Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a Italian course at the Italian Institute.


About Us

Italian Institute is an immersion Italian Language School in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn Italian in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker Italian teachers from Italy. We offer a wide range of Italian lessons for beginner (A1) to advanced (C2) levels following the industry standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing you for Italian language exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL) while using the latest teaching methodologies.
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Italian Institute
Level 9, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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