Conversation 1 online – Wednesday evenings

Conversation 1 is the best way to improve oral fluency through conversational practice. 

Teachers will bring new topics to discuss every week and will prompt the conversation in different ways such as a selection of guided conversations in Italian, questions, and brief exercises relating to contemporary Italy, taken from different sources (short readings, websites, videos, music, etc.) that will help you to gain more self-confidence.

Spoken accuracy and fluency are the focus of this course, but the teacher will signal and correct the main grammar mistakes too and will be at the student’s disposal in case there is a need to clarify some concepts to improve learners’ accuracy while speaking.

Completion of the Beginner 3 Course is recommended.


What you will learn

  • Students will expand their vocabulary in a way that will benefit both general conversation and discussion of specific topics 
  • Students will familiarize themselves with a variety of current issues relating to Italy 
  • Students will develop their communicative skills in Italian through discussion of several topics, ranging from social and political issues to media, pop culture, films, music, fashion, food, and sports



Benvenute e Benvenuti!

Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.

No textbook is required 

Wednesday evening, JANUARY 11 to MARCH 22, 2022
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom


Course Fee

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until December 17th


Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund policy

CILS Exam Consultation and Private Lessons

Get Ready for Your CILS Exam!

While preparing for a CILS exam, you will also have the opportunity to simulate an exam session using old CILS exam papers. This will help you get used to the exam, its sequence, and the amount of time provided during testing. Furthermore, your score can also be checked easily.

Private Lessons

Private lessons to prepare for CILS exams are available. Lessons will be tailored to your needs. Our instructors are trained by the CILS Centre and the test commission and they have extensive knowledge of the test format and they can provide a solid background to achieve the best result.

Complimentary Consultation

We offer FREE CILS Consultation where one of our instructors can help you choose the learning path that best suits your needs in preparing for the CILS exam. We will then help you understand if you just need a refresher or if you are still far from the level you would like to be and therefore need a more intensive course.

To book your consultation, please email us at and one of our instructors will help you choose the learning path that best suits your needs in preparing for your CILS exam.

CILS – Italian Certificate as a Foreign Language- Vancouver

The Vancouver Italian Language School has been officially accredited as an authorized examination centre for the CILS exams (Certification of Italian as a Second Language). 

The accreditation has entered among the University for Foreigners of Siena with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and our School.

The CILS certification is a qualification which declares the level of linguistic and communicative competences in Italian as a foreign language. The exams are designed to assess how learners use Italian to communicate in real-life situations.

CILS is the first certification of Italian as foreign language to have adopted the system of six levels of linguistic and communicative competence proposed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

For candidates who require certification for citizenship purposes (whether they are married to an Italian or are resident in Italy) CILS B1 Citizenship/ B1 Cittadinanza is the examination intended for them.

Exam Fee

The cost for CILS B1 Citizenship will be 180$ + GST. This price includes the 150$ enrollment fee (147 Euros + fluctuation) that will be paid directly to the University for Foreigners of Siena. In addition to this fee, we charge an additional 48$ for admin fee. Please contact us for payment instructions.

About our CILS Test

More info about the test:

  • The exam will be activated with a minimum of 8 candidates for all levels.
  • The exams will be in person in a test center located in Vancouver downtown.
  • Our exam administrators and teachers are trained by the CILS Centre.

CILS is a founding member of CLIQ (Italian Certification of Quality) and a member of EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment), the European association that aims to promote knowledge of testing and language assessment in Europe. In this way, the CILS Centre is committed to ensure the ethical management of the evaluation process.

Certification Processing

Please notice that it will take up to 60 days (CILS B1 Cittadinanza) to get the exam results and that we are not able to post certificates. Certificates have to be collected by yourself in person or by someone on your behalf with a copy of your ID and an authorization approval form. Certificates will arrive about 3/4 months after the results.


For more info please send an email to or call our office 604.682.1410 (M – F, 10am – 4pm)

Learn Italian Language in Vancouver or Abroad – Adult and Children

Discover A New Side Of Yourself…

Learn Italian

We are pleased to announce that, upon popular demand,  “The only Italian language school certified by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West”, Vancouver Italian Language School, is back with their fun, interactive, and engaging  online Italian Classes:

  • MEET once a week from January 9th to March 25th, 2023 (11 weeks).
  • LEARN from highly experienced native Italian instructors through a proven interactive curriculum that develops your communication, listening, writing, and reading skills.
  • IMMERSE in an authentic Italian learning experience, journey through the Italian culture and interact with classmates via our Zoom class, an excellent video conferencing platform with plenty of features such as video/audio sharing and breakout rooms that allow for a fulfilling learning experience.

NEW!!! Kids classes available upon request!


Early Bird Rate for online courses is 240$ (+5%GST) – available until December 17th

Early Bird Rate for in-person courses is 279$ (+5%GST) – available until December 17th

For more information write to or call 604.682.1410
(M/F from 9am to 4pm PST).


The SPRING TERM of the Dante Italian Language School in Vancouver will run online for 11 weeks, from Tuesday, April 14th to Friday, June 29th, 2020 on Zoom platform.

Classes will be held once per week, for a total of 22hours. Classes will be from 6pm to 8pm from Monday to Thursday and from 10am to 12pm on Saturday.


About Our Online Lessons

All courses will be delivered ONLINE via Zoom. Zoom is an excellent video conferencing platform with plenty of features such as video/audio sharing and breakout rooms that allow for a fulfilling learning experience.



Please check out the language page or click here to view our spring schedule.



The tuition fee for each course is 230$+gst. The total after taxes is 241.50$.



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All courses except for Conversation 2 and Advance + require the Nuovo Espresso textbook. If your course requires a textbook, you can buy a 1-year license to an ebook copy of Nuovo Espresso at this link.


Contact Us

Please note that our office is temporarily closed due the COVID-19 outbreak, you can reach us at For any further information please check our website.



To confirm your registration please send an e-transfer to or call 778.953.1311 (2pm-5pm) to pay by credit card (Visa/Mastercard only).


We look forward to seeing you online soon!