Italian classes for children in Auckland and Wellington, give your kids the bilingual edge in life! Our Primi Passi and Piccoli Amici Italian kids classes are perfectly designed for New Zealand and Italian kids to have a great time while learning Italian. Each Italian class is organized around fun theme-based units that combine singing, movement, interactive exercises and arts & crafts. The Parlo Italiano classes are for older children, emphasize communication and vocabulary building as well as pronunciation and basic grammar skills and follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) . The format of our kids classes combined with the passion and drive of our native-speaking teachers encourages a love for Italian from a young age!

Studies have shown that learning a foreign language enriches a child's cognitive development which can enhance a child's overall school performance.

Benefits of being bilingual:

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!

Our Primi Passi ("First Steps") class is a "Parent and Me" style class taught in Italian for kids ages 14 to 35 months that combines singing, movement, story time, music, vocabulary games, arts & crafts, and fun interactive exercises to encourage a love for the language from a very young age.

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Learning through play is the cornerstone of successful education at this age because it gives students the chance to practice what they are learning in creative ways. With this in mind, Piccoli Amici ("Little Friends"), is a child-only class for kids ages 3 to 5 years old that focuses on building vocabulary with an emphasis on communication and early writing and reading skills through games, arts and crafts, stories, songs and imaginative play.

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Organized around theme-based units, songs, interactive exercises and games, our Parlo Italiano ("I Speak Italian") course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and basic grammar skills.

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Our Ragazzi Italiani (Italian Teens) is an Italian language course is designed for middle and high students ages 12-16 years old who already have a foundation in Italian and wish to develop communicative competence in reading, listening, writing and speaking while exploring multiple aspects of the Italian society and culture. The curriculum is developed to meet the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing your child for Italian language exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL)

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During the School Holidays the Italian Institute offers various Italian Activities to keep our Bright Little Stars immersed in the Italian Language and Culture in Auckland and Wellington.

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Learn Italian one on one with our professional Italian teachers and tutors from $40 - 50 hour, includes materials.

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  • Price $199.00
  • Italian
  • 10 week term
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :
  • PRIMI PASSI - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • Sat 1 February 10.30am-12pm
  • PICCOLI AMICI - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • Sat 1 February 10.30am-12pm
  • PARLO ITALIANO - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • Sat 1 February 12-1.30pm
  • RAGAZZI ITALIANI - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • Sat 1 February 12-1.30pm

Class Timetable


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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