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Language courses

For those who would like to learn Italian in Ottawa, various learning opportunities are offered by numerous organizations for all students, from children to adults. Some Italian language courses offer credits as well.

A detailed, but not comprehensive, list of Italian courses in Ottawa is here below. Please consult the websites of the individual schools and institutions for up-to-date information.



Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa (ON), K2G 1V8

Phone: 613-727-4723

Language courses organized by the Algonquin College Language Institute.


Blyth Academy

Head Office & Admissions

160 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2H8

Phone: 416-960-3552

Online courses within the academic programme “The classical studies and international languages”.

Credits: YES


Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa (ON), K1S 5B6

Phone: 613-520-2600

Workshops for adults.

Different levels of courses, from Beginner to Advanced level.

Credits : 0.5/1


Centro Giovanile Formativo Italo-canadese

14 Four Seasons Drive, Ottawa (ON), K2E 7P8

Phone: 613-290-0983

Courses for Junior Kindergarten-Grade 8 children

Credits: NO

Courses for Beginner/intermediate/Advanced level

Credits: NO

Éducation Permanente

181 Donald Street, Ottawa (ON), K1K 1N1

Phone: 613-741-2304

Courses for Junior Kindergarten-Grade 8 children.

Credits: NO

Courses for high-school students.

Credits: YES


OCSB Frank Ryan School

128 Chesterton Dr, Nepean, ON K2E 5T8, Canada

Phone: 613-224-8833

Courses for Junior Kindergarten-Grade 8 children

Credits: NO

Courses for adults and high-school students

Credits: YES


OCSB St Elizabeth School

1366 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa (ON), K1Z 7P5

Phone: 613-728-4744

Summer school (5 weeks) for Junior Kindergarten-Grade 8 children


40, rue Cobourg, Ottawa (ON), K1N 8Z6

Phone: 613-860-1099

Periodically offers Italian language courses in French.

Credits: NO


Società Dante Alighieri Ottawa

1026 Baseline Rd., Ottawa (ON), K2C 0A6


University Of Ottawa

UOttawa – Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Hamelin Hall, 2nd floor, 70 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa (ON), K1N 6N5

Phone: 613-562-5715

Language courses for the students of the University of Ottawa. Courses of Italian cinema, culture and literature are also available.

Credits: 3

N.B. All language courses start when a minimum number of participants is reached.



Cils certification

The CILS certification (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language) is issued by the University for Foreigners of Siena.

1200, Dr Penfield Av., H3A 1A9, Montreal, Québec

Phone: 514-849-3473

496, Huron Street, M5R2R3, Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416-921-3802

Department of French Italian and Spanish

2500 University Drive N.W., T2N 1N4, Alberta

Phone : 403-220-5300

  • Vancouver, Italian Language School

Vancouver, British Columbia

Phone: +1 (604) 682-1410


PLIDA certification

PLIDA certification is issued by Society Dante Alighieri.

1030 Avenue des Sciences Humaines, G1V, Québec, Canada

Phone: 418-656-2131/6658

Responsible PLIDA: Emile Knystautas, Tel: 1-418 – 656-2131/6658

301-1972 Bellevue Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 1B5, Canada

Phone: 778-893-1729

Responsible PLIDA: Monica Liscio, Email:

Tel. 1-778-893-1729