Centre of Italian Studies

Melbourne’s leading Italian Language school

Italian Language Learning

Since its foundation in 1979, CIS has been committed to providing students of all ages with quality Italian language and culture courses.
We offer all levels of Italian courses, conveniently scheduled during daytime, evening or weekend hours.
Sign up for an Italian Class at CIS and soak up Italian art, tradition and history through one of the most charming languages!

Courses for everyone

With our long experience in Italian teaching we tailored a set of courses for everybody’s needs. Whether you are interested in learning the language of Opera, want to brush up on your language skills ahead of a holiday, or want to order spaghetti alla carbonara in flawless Italian, we will help you find your learning path.

Study Holidays

You will have the opportunity to study Italian in one of the many language schools located throughout Italy. Whether you choose a sunny location near the beach, a vibrant and elegant city or a quiet local countryside, you will improve your language skills while enjoying the sights and amenities that Italy offers.


Our teachers are highly experienced, qualified mother tongue speakers who give engaging, dynamic and fun lessons in an informal and relaxed environment. Our teachers go through rigid selection criteria to ensure the best Italian teaching in Victoria.

Why study at CIS?

For over 40 years the best Italian teachers have been working with enthusiasm and passion to provide you with the most authentic experience of the Italian language and culture.

Join us and picture yourself in the vibrant heart of Italy!

Flexible Timetable

Whether you are a complete beginner, a bit rusty or already fluent and want to enjoy Italian conversation, we offer a range of Italian language courses during the daytime, evening and weekend to meet your needs.


At CIS you can buy or borrow language books for every need. We ourselves published some of the most widely used Italian courses, such as Avanti and Ci Siamo, which have been used all around the world.



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What do students think of CIS?

  • The best aspect was learning with such a great group of people and a wonderful teacher. A most enjoyable evening every time.
    — Jason, Level 3
  • The teachers are engaging and speak only Italian in classroom. Lot's of different topics are covered.
    — Alessia, children courses
  • It was always fun and that makes the course easier to learn. Also our teacher is extremely patient and encouraging which makes the speaking part of the lesson less intimidating.
    — Liz