Speak Italian during your holidays

What will I learn?

This course focuses on the specific vocabulary and conversations that are useful to you on holiday. Get familiar with the basics of Italian in order to speak Italian during your holidays. Learn how to introduce yourself, how to greet somebody and how to ask questions. You will also learn how to order in a bar or restaurant, how to ask for directions and information about hotels, museums and camp sites, how to book a day-trip as well as how to take a taxi and public transport.

Additionally, you will cover extra material about Italian culture (e.g. art, monuments, geography and tourist attractions) that will be determined by your own interests and holiday destination.

Each class has a maximum of 8 participants, which ensures you get the most out of it. The teacher provides personal feedback, you get a lot of time to speak and simultaneously you learn from classmates who have other questions and experiences.

Evening classes

We offer this course in the evenings at 17:15-19:15 or 19:30-21:30. The exact day and time will be decided at the beginning of each block on the basis of the students’ availability.

On-line or off-line?

Our courses can be offered either on-line or in the classroom/hybrid class. During the application process you can give your preference. After applying we set up an intake meeting. During the intake meeting we discuss your goals and expectation for the course and we assess your level. If you have any questions, we can also answer them in that conversation.

A0 to A1
Your teacher is Valentina
12 lessons per block
2 hours per class
The teacher brings her own material

No knowledge of Italian is required, but some knowledge of Dutch or English is necessary.

*With 3 participants a course price of €350,- pp is valid.


u-pas discount – If you have a u-pas, you can use your personal budget to pay for (a part of) the course or get a 5% discount on group courses of 4 or more students (not in combination with other discounts or offers).

People are saying

Geduldige en vriendelijke lerares

De Italiaanse les wordt gegeven door een geduldige, vriendelijke lerares die goed weet hoe ze iets moet overbrengen en zelf veel kennis van zaken heeft waardoor ze goed uitleg kan geven. – Nienke

Great teacher!

If you do Italian with Kookoovaja, do yourself a favour and go for Valentina as teacher. She makes the class fun and keeps energy in!
– Tom

Echt een aanrader!

De perfecte manier om een nieuwe taal te leren. En ook al kan het ivm Corona niet fysiek, het les hebben via video gaat prima, en scheelt ook weer reistijd. Valentina is een goede en leuke docent. Ze weet ook veel van de cultuur en geschiedenis. Echt een aanrader! Natascha

Creative methods and focus on grammar

I really liked the teacher, the focus on grammar which allowed me to really progress to a higher level of linguistic understanding, the conversation in the class in Italian, the creative teaching methods e.g. incorporating music.

What does a class look like?

All courses

Speak Italian during your holidays

A0 to A1 €300*

Italian for Beginners I

Level A0 to A1 €300*

Italian for Beginners II

Level A1 to A2 €300*

Special Italian classes on request

Various levels €On request

Italian Intermediate I, II and III

Level A2 to B1 €300*

Italian Advanced I, II and III

Level B1 to B2+ €300*