CLSG students in lesson


Through an original, creative and inspiring course, supported by native Italian speakers, our students learn about Italy's uniquely rich language and culture.

Italian at City

Italian at City allows you to study not only important figures of the past but also contemporary current affairs and cultural events.

Why study Italian at City?

The mission of the Italian department is to introduce the Italian language to sixth formers who are adventurous and committed to the study of languages. Students learn quickly how the language mirrors a number of other languages, making it easy to understand and apply. They are often surprised by just how quickly the learning of this language can take place so effectively. Many girls are inspired to pursue Italian at university as a result of this initial exposure.

Ultimately, we aim to equip pupils with the skills needed to become effective language learners at any stage of their lives. Students who opt for these courses often have a desire to pursue further languages when they leave school or who already have an appreciation of Italian culture through their own studies of history or history of art.

Our Staff

Eleanor Perkins, BA (Leeds)
Head of Italian; Head of Careers
Genesia Spagnuolo, BA (Perugia)
Teacher of Italian; Italian Language Assistant


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"Italian is a great course to take because you learn so much in such a short space of time, and there is absolutely no pressure."

Antonia, year 13