Improvers Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (A2)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion 8 week Improvers Italian language courses (A2) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy .In this Italian A2 Language Course you will learn to communicate about personal and family information, shopping, restaurants, your wiishes and discuss your opinions. Furthermore every lesson will include something about Italian Culture and People.

Our Italian Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2. 

The A2 Italian level is broken in to Improvers 1, 2 and 3 (A2.1-3)

The formal CEFR objectives for A2 are:

  • Can understand Italian sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in Italian in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need in Italian.

Italian Learning Outcomes:

Listening skills
Catch the main points in short simple messages:

  • Identify information given by speakers relating everyday experiences e.g. personal and family information, shopping, restaurant, wishes

Speaking skills

Handle very short social exchanges:

  • speak around everyday experiences in simple terms
  • Give personal and family information
  • Interact in a shop
  • Order in a restaurant
  • Express wishes and hypotheses
  • Give the reason for something, clarify their own position on an issue (I agree, I disagree, I think…, I believe…, I hope…, It is important that…

Reading skills

Read very short simple texts like an email, a menu, a timetable, an advertisement, a questionnaire, brochures of travel agencies, (online) shopping catalogues, radio and TV programme

  • Scan for information and understand the main points of simple written documents around familiar issues (simple biographical and descriptive texts)

Writing skills

Write short, simple texts relating to matters of immediate need:

  • Write a friendly letter to relate personal experiences or to invite, thank, congratulate or seek information.
  • Write short, simple notes and messages on general topics for example "will be back in 5 minutes"

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:

  • Immersion language learning, Interactive lectures, multi-media techniques (audio/video/information technology), discussion with class participation, group/pair work

Course Textbook:


  • Each evening course is made of 10 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Benefits of taking your Italian courses with the Italian Institute:

  • You will learn Italian with qualified and experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy
  • Progress in a friendly Italian immersion environment
  • Benefit from a small class sizes which maximises your student and teacher interactions
  • Follow a structured curriculum following the Common European Framework of Reference A1-C2 (CEFR -
  • Work toward internationally recognised exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL)
  • Use the recommended Nuovo Progetto Italiano textbooks used in Universities worldwide including Victoria University, University of York, Oxford, Latrobe, Brown, MIT...
  • Back up your learning with resources from our media-library

Italian School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Hamilton - Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato
  • Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington (Closed for renovation)


  • $150 includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!

Italian courses for Improvers 1 (A2.1) , improvers 2 (A2.2) & Improvers 3 (A2.3)

Improvers 1 (A2.1): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 6- 7

Communication objectives:

  • Family and Family members
  • Ordering at a restaurant and types of dining.
  • Reading about Italian cuisine
  • Talking about habits
  • Describing people and places
  • Talking about memories and childhood
  • Learn about Italian Cinema and talking about the plots of films
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement


  • Possessivi and Possessivi with family names
  • Indicativo imperfetto: regular and irregular verbs.
  • Use of the imperfetto - Imperfetto or passato prossimo.
  • Verbi modali in the indicativo imperfetto..
  • past perfect tense - use of trapassato prossimo

Improvers 2 (A2.2): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 8-9

Communication objectives:

  • Going to the supermarket
  • Italian eating habits
  • Expressions of joy, regret and amazement
  • Cooking equipment and utensils
  • Talking about fashion, color, sizes and styles
  • Offering, accepting and asking for help


  • Objects used as pronouns
  • Use of indefinite pronounds
  • verbs - sapere & conoscere
  • Pronouns used as objects with modal verbs
  • Use of reflesive and reciprocal verbs
  • Use of impersonal verbs and impersonal expressions

Improvers 3 (A2.3): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 10-11

Communication objectives:

  • Talking about Italian tv, magazines and shows
  • Asking for a favor, expression of an opinion and desire
  • Making suggestions
  • Asking for something in a polite way, giving advice...
  • Talking about future plans
  • Discussing music


  • Use of infirect pronouns
  • Imperative regular and irregular verbs
  • Present and past conditional tense

Next Course:

  • Price $150.00
  • Italian
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :


Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Wed 26 January 7.30-9.00pm


Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Thu 2 June 7.30-9.00pm



Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Wed 23 March 7.30-9.00pm


Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Thu 28 July 7.30-9.00pm



Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Wed 18 May 7.30-9.00pm


Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Thu 22 September 7.30-9.00pm


Class Timetable




Qualifications: IH Certificate in Italian Teaching to Foreigners ( International House) ...

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 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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