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Learn Italian


Learn Italian

The Italian Culture Institute of Montreal is the best place to learn the language, to keep abreast of contemporary Italian culture, learn the key elements of the great cultural tradition of the peninsula and learn more about tourism opportunities of ‘’Bel Paese’’.

Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world by foreigners. Want to know why? Here is the answer: the Italian culture is nourished by the “dolce lingua”, which is part of the world heritage, of there lively interest it raises. Considering a trip to Italy? You wish to deepen your knowledge of the language rich in history and culture, and direct descendant of Latin?

The Italian Cultural Institute of Montréal teaches and promotes the Italian language for more than 50 years, offers customized courses and the opportunity to participate in the cultural events organized in the large region of Montreal by the Institute and collaborating cultural institutes. To understand this language, you only have to enroll in a course at the institute, as Dante says so well «gentil del bel paese là dove ‘I sì suona».

Under the authority of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the international Cooperation, the Institute is officially the Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Italy in Montreal, it is an institution that offers Italian courses, but also a source of information for everything related to Italy, its cultural life and opportunities for tourism. The Institute also sponsors initiatives and exchange activities between cultural institutions in Quebec and Italy that enable better mutual understanding.

Real benefits

  • Teachers are native Italian, specializing in adult education.
  • The process of learning is favored by small groups of students, for a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, the recent educational materials and the most modern technological instruments.
  • Everything is done in a sophisticated Italian environment, enriched by the many cultural events and social activities organized by the Institute.
  • The Institute is the official headquarters for the exam of Italian proficiency CILS (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language).
  • Students receive a free IIC membership card, valid for one year and entitled to several benefits specified on our website.

For more details, refer to the following booklet:



If your not a beginner level student, you will have to take a placement test that will establish your entry level. There are two placement tests: the first is to determine if you are in level Beginner 2 or Intermediate 1, the other one is if you are in level Intermediate 2, advanced 1 or Advanced 2.

Beginner 2 or Intermediate 1

Intermediate 2, advanced 1 or Advanced 2