Post intermediate Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (b2)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion Upper Intermediate Italian language courses (B2) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In this Italian B2 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 B2 Italian level is broken in to Upper Intermediate Italian 1 & 2 (B2.1 & B2.2)

The formal CEFR objectives for B2 :

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Listening Skills:

  • You can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
  • You can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes.
  • You can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.

Reading Skills:

  • You can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
  • You can understand contemporary literary prose.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible.
  • You can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.
  • You can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest.
  • You can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Writing Skills:

  • You can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests.
  • You can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
  • You can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

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


  • 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)


  • $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 Upper Intermediates 1 (B2.1) & Upper Intermediate 2 (B2.2)

Upper Intermediate 1 (B2.1): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 7-8

Communication objectives:

  • City and country: pros and cons.
  • Buying, selling or letting a house.
  • Present a fact as easy.
  • Speaking out environmental initiatives.
  • Speaking about the liveability of a city.
  • Expressing fears/worries about the future of the planet.
  • Making hypotheses
  • Congratulating someone, giving approval. Disapproving.
  • Advertising offer.


  • 'Congiuntivo imperfetto' and 'Congiuntivo trapassato'.
  • Agreement of the tenses of the 'congiuntivo'.
  • The 'periodo ipotetico' of the 1st and 2nd type.
  • The 'periodo / ipotetico' of the 3rd type.
  • Uses of 'ci' and 'ne'.

Upper Intermediate 2 (B2.2): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 9-10

Communication objectives:

  • Reporting news and facts.
  • Asking for confirmation, confirming something, reinforcing a sentence.
  • The artwork of Michelangelo.
  • Talking about art.
  • Talking about negative experience.
  • Expressing indifference.
  • Speaking about society problems..
  • Speaking about fears.


  • Passive form.
  • Passive form with 'dovere' , 'potere' and 'andare'.
  • 'Si passivante' with compound tenses.
  • 'Discorso indiretto' and 'diretto'.
  • Time indicators.
  • 'Discorso indiretto'. 'Periodo ipotetico' in 'discorso indiretto'.
  • Price $150.00
  • Italian
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :


Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Thu 2 June 7.30-9.00pm



Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Thu 28 July 7.30-9.00pm


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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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