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Andrew has lived & worked in Italy for many years & has extensive knowledge of Italian/Italy which comes across clearly in his classes (all levels catered for from total beginner upwards). Tuition materials/methods are excellent - written, spoken & audio areas are all covered which reflect real-world situations. Anyone apprehensive about being in a class situation needn't be at all concerned as there will be a really nice mix of friendly people with similar goals to yours and there is always a calm supportive atmosphere.

Starting as an absolute beginner 2 years ago, I've learned/retained a lot. You get out what you put in and you definitely get value for money. I feel comfortable when I visit Italy as I am keen to try out what I've learned - the Italians appreciate your efforts, which enhances your visits and, as a longer term goal, research studies show that learning a language is proven to increase brain function. I highly recommend Funitalian classes - Grazie Andrew.



Jim Andrews

12th April 2018


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Apart from going to live in Italy, FUNITALIAN is the best way to learn and develop Italian language skills. Andrew is a great teacher, he layers the lessons carefully and gradually, building understanding and fluency as you go. He enables the learners to feel comfortable in the classes and no one is ever allowed to feel embarrassed: it is a very safe environment. You also have lots of laughs. It really is fun Italian.


Sean White

12th December 2017


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Really enjoyed Andrew's lessons which I've unfortunately had to give up after having a baby. I learned so much in a year and this gradually improved my confidence after years staying at home being a mum and wife!
A holiday in Sicily gave me chance to use what I'd learned, which was useful in shops and restaurants and appreciated by the Italians who were glad to help with any struggles I had.
I met some nice people at the lessons and Andrew arranges events for those who want to improve their social life.



Lisa Webber

29th October 2017


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I have been doing the lessons for roughly a year now, I joined 4 weeks in so was a bit apprehensive but Andrew made me feel well assured that I'd be ok and I haven't looked back since. One of the best things I have ever done I have to say. The classes are very comfortable and relaxed with a very good group of people. I honestly would take one every night if it were possible. Thank you Andrew and keep up the good work.


Daniel Paton

23rd October 2017


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Andrew is a great teacher and the lessons really are fun!! Learning a new language is a challenge, but Andrew is a great teacher, who delivers his fun lessons with patience and skill. From knowing no Italian whatsoever, I can't believe how much I've learned over the last year, through a combination of group sessions and homework. Thoroughly recommend his classes.


Linda Marshall

15th September 2017


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Andrew is a great teacher and the lessons really are fun!! After a relatively short period of study I was able to speak Italian confidently on holiday. I've also made some great new friends too. I would recommend Andrew's courses to everyone.


Josephine Winder

21st August 2017


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A really relaxed and fun way to learn Italian. The lessons are well structured but have an informal atmosphere. The class sizes are small which helps keep it friendly and supportive. There is lots of conversation in Italian which is absolutely the best way to learn. Out homework reflects work learnt each week and Andrew gives us exercises by text during the week to keep us in our toes! I am amazed how much I have learnt in such a short time. I would thoroughly recommend learning with Fun Italian!



Carol Hudson

1st August 2017


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I found the course really good. I learnt a lot in a short space of time. I also found the homework very useful. Helps you remember what you learnt in class.


Joe Morgan

19th March 2017


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I can endorse other positive reviews of the class. It is informal, informative, gently testing & friendly. Sadly I have to leave because of my all too busy commitments,but  Andrew  does try his best to tailor the times and classes around his current students  - from my own experience this is not easy !

So, Thanks for a good introduction to the language - hope to pick it up later.It was good to meet all the nice folks sharing the 2016 Tuesday night learning experience , they will all be fluent at the end of the year with current rates of progress


Liz Simpson

6th December 2016

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These lessons are very good. They are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere and everyone helps each other. Andrew is exceptionally patient and puts everyone at ease. Lesson notes reflect all that is covered in that week's lesson and are very informative. I would recommend these lessons to anyone.

Jill Thwaite

17th October 2016

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If you want to learn Italian I would highly recommend Fun Italian. The classes are tailored to the needs of that particular group so that no-one gets left behind and Andrew is always on hand to provide extra help if and when needed.

The fact that there is a lot of conversation in class might sound daunting at first but it really helps you to learn the language more quickly and it actually isn't at all scary because everyone is in the same boat. Fun Italian is definitely the best way to learn Italian.

Rowena Garton

2nd July 2016

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If you are thinking of learning Italian, then I can highly recommend this class. The tutor, Andrew Harrison, is extremely good and is very patient. His knowledge of the language and all that it involves is very impressive.

You are able to learn the language in a relaxed,fun,atmosphere with no pressure. The handouts you are given are also very helpful. Unfortunately I've had to leave due to family commitments, but I will miss all the lovely people I have come to know.

Linda Kitching

6th April 2016

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I gained a good basic understanding of Italian from Andrew. He is a really nice person and is always willing to give additional help if needed. unfortunately, I had to leave the class due to other obligations. I loved the people in my class, really friendly and I feel I have made some good friends.

Linda Haggarty

14th December 2015

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I enjoyed the Italian lessons and found the combination of conversation and grammar worked well. The articles were very useful  for providing a topic  for discussion and giving an insight into Italian culture.

Linda Plummer

30th September 2015

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Learning Italian has been great fun.You soon learn to read it and combined with learning verbs, and practicing speaking in the class, you make progress quickly. You don't feel too pressured but you do feel that every week you become more confident.

Sheila Johnson

27th April 2015

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The two most helpful things for me were (i) having a tutor who had lived in Italy for 18 years and who was completely familiar with actual Italian usage, rather than teaching us the standard forms and phrases out of context and (ii) the focus on discussion of topical issues, which helped to develop my verbal fluency and which has enabled me to speak to Italians, in Italy, about issues of general interest and concern.

John Eames

26th January 2015

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"We often travel to Italy on business where we sell our goods in trade shows and exhibitions. Andrew tailored an Italian course to our specialised requirements. He worked with us to build the necessary vocabulary and grammar to improve our communications skills with our clients. The course was concise and efficient. We learned a lot in a short time. Now we find communicating in Italy a lot easier. Would recommend Andrew to anyone wanting to learn Italian."

Gill Unwin and Paul Elwood
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3rd November 2014

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"I really feel I have learned loads in just the few weeks I've been coming and am thoroughly enjoying the lessons. Thank you."

Susan Quinn

8th May 2014

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I have really enjoyed the past few months studying Italian with FunItalian and feel quite sad it's coming to an end due to other commitments.
  Absolutely recommend for anyone wanting to learn Italian, lessons were never boring and Andrew delivers the lessons well, with lots of enthusiasm and is happy to go over things again if you're feeling lost! Have also met some lovely people on the course and hope to keep in touch! "

Alyssa Craig

24th July 2013

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