Italian Language Resources
::Places to learn and practice Italian in the DC area::


Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C.
Italian Language Program
4848 Battery Ln., Ste. 100
Bethesda, MD 20814
P.: 301-215-7885
F.: 301-215-5998

"Il fiore all'occhiello", the "Pride" of the Italian Cultural Society is its Italian Language Program (ILP).  Classes are offered for children and adults levels ranging from beginner to advanced with special courses relating to Italian literature, music, art, and the regions of Italy. Also offered are weekend immersion courses (16 hours) for those traveling to Italy.

The Cultural Society offers both day and evening classes over several sessions throughout the year in six different locations throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

See their website for more information.

International Language Institute of Washington D.C.
1337 Connecticut Ave, NW, 4th Floor
(Metro: Dupont Circle)
Washington, DC 20036
P.: 202-362-2505
F.: 202-686-5603

The International Language Institute's (ILI) foreign language courses are tailored to suit students’ specific needs and goals.  The Institute offers classes for individuals, 2-3 individuals or groups of up to 9 students.  ILI will even send their instructors out to students’ homes or offices for a small fee if students are unable to get to the institution.

ILI will schedule classes at any time between 8:00AM and 8:00PM, Monday through Friday and from 9:00AM to 6:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays. 

See their website for information on different levels of and schedules for group classes.

Casa Italiana Language School
595½ Third St. NW
(Metro: Judiciary Square)
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-638-0165

The Casa Italiana Language School is part of Washington D.C.’s “Littlest Italy,” connected to the Holy Rosary Church where Italian mass is said every Sunday.  The Language School offers classes at all levels for adults during the week and on Sunday mornings.

Casa Italiana also offers a class designed specifically for children aged 3 to 13 on Sunday mornings along with classes in Ceramics, Mosaic-making, Art & Culture, Cooking and Wine Tasting. 

See their website for more information.

Language Trainers

Language Trainers is a large company that offers training in several languages in several cities, including Italian in Washington, D.C.  The Trainers offer one-on-one classes, two-on-one classes and small group classes.  Language Trainers attempts to tailor their courses to the specific needs of the student, whether it’s a knowledge of business Italian or merely survival Italian the student is seeking.

All classes are taught by qualified, native speaker Italian trainers that students can “order” based on their needs.  Trainers will come to homes or offices with travel expenses included in the price for the course.  On their website you can take an Italian Language Level Test and book your trainers.

Washington Italian Language Meet-up Group

The Washington Italian Language Meet-up Group provides Italian-speakers at all levels with an opportunity to converse with other Italian speakers in a casual atmosphere at no cost.  The Meet-up Group convenes every Monday and every other Thursday night in two separate locations in the city

Go to to sign up for the group.  Occasionally native Italian speakers who live in DC will post messages offering to give free Italian lessons.