intermediate Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (b1)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion 8 week Intermediate Italian language courses (B1) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In this Italian B1 Language Course you will learn to discuss cities and artistic attractions. Describe people, situations and past events asking for and giving advice, express the opinions, agreeing and disagreeing... 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 B1 Italian level is broken in to Intermediate Italian 1, 2 and 3 (B1.1-3)

The formal CEFR objectives for B1 :

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard Italian input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Italian is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected Italian text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans in Italian.

Listening Skills:

  • You can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • You can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

Reading Skills:

  • You can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job- related language.
  • You can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • You can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
  • You can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • You can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • You can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.

Writing Skills:

  • You can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.

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:

  • Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto italiano 2 (2009): Corso multimediale di lingua e civilt√† italiana: Livello elementare (B1-B2). Roma: Edilingua. - Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs
  • Free downloadable chapters: Unit 1 & Unit 3


  • Each evening course is made of 8 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)


  • $200 includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $25 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!

Italian courses for Intermediates 1 (B1.1) , Intermediate 2 (B1.2) & Intermediate 3 (B1.3)

Intermediate 1 (B1.1): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 1- 2

Communication objectives:

  • Reassuring someone. Complimenting someone. Expressing dipleasure.
  • Apologizing. Replying to apologies.
  • Expressing surprise and disbelief.
  • Talking about a past event.
  • Banking operations.
  • Different ways to ask questions.
    Reading and writing an email and formal letter
  • Looking for work and interviews
  • Italian proverbs.


  • Pronomi combinati
  • Adjectives, pronouns, and interrogative adverbs
  • Pronomi relativi
  • stare + gerundio
  • stare per + infinito

Intermediate 2 (B1.2): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 3-4

Communication objectives:

  • Comparing and describing a city
  • Comparing and expressing preference about things and people
  • Booking a room at a hotel
  • Asking for and giving information
  • Trips and vacations
  • Speaking about history
  • Telling a story
  • Specifying and explaining better


  • Comparisons between nouns and pronouns
  • Comparison between two adjectives, verbs or quantities
  • Superlativo relativo/ Superlativo assoluto. Particular forms of comparison and superlative
  • Passato remoto
  • Roman numerals
  • Use of impersonal verbs and impersonal expressions

Intermediate 3 (B1.3): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 5- 6

Communication objectives:

  • Giving advice on how to stay in shape and be healthy
  • Allowing and tolerating
  • Speaking about habits with regards to living healthy
  • Speaking of stress and the causes that lead to it
  • Types of sports
  • Discussing music and opera
  • Talking about love, infatuation and jealousy


  • Use of 'congiuntivo'.
  • Agreement of subjunctive tenses.
  • Imperativo indiretto

Next Course:

  • Price $200.00
  • Italian
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :


Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Mon 25 July 7.30-9.00pm


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

Thu 17 November 7.30-9.00pm



Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Mon 17 October 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.


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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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