Italian in Auckland

Auckland is a thriving city and, since its founding in the 1840s, has attracted residents from all over the world. In particular, during the gold rush of the 1860s, numerous Italians established themselves in Auckland. Most of them were single men who later sent for their wives and children. Today, more than 30,000 Italians live in the Auckland region, according to the 2011 census—many of whom are descended from these early Italian arrivals—and almost 30% of this vast community do not speak English. So, if you would like to connect with them on a personal or professional level, improve your career prospects and make the most out of the fantastic local events and festivals, like Festival Italiano, start learning the language with us. Our courses are tailored to your specific needs and schedule, so get in touch with us today and we will start designing a programme just for you!

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Why Study Italian in Auckland

For Work: Learning Italian in Auckland will look great on your CV and definitely help you get a new job or promotion. If you are not sure where to start looking, you can get in touch with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand on Scarborough Lane. This organisation works to stimulate, facilitate and foster economic and trade relations between Italy and New Zealand. Also, international companies, such as the Italian Leather Company, Italian Stone Ltd or Non Solo Pizza, are always looking for fluent Italian speakers. This means that signing up for an Italian course will make you stand out when compared to other monolingual applicants. Start learning today and take advantage of these opportunities!

For Culture: Experience the amazing Italian culture without ever leaving Auckland by attending the annual Festival Italiano. This is a yearly celebration of Italian food and culture, and Auckland's only Italian festival. The event is open to the public and entry is free. You can find stalls selling Italian food, drink and crafts, plus children's activities, spot prizes, live music and entertainment. The Festival Italiano season also includes several cultural activities and concerts, so sing along to the beautiful Italian music using the pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers and have the time of your life! Every December, you can also find the Mercatino di Natale (Italian Christmas Market), where you can purchase panettone, pandoro, prosecco and everything you need to celebrate Christmas like a true Italian!  

For Social: If you are looking to make friends with Italian immigrants in the city, you can join the InterNations space for Italians in Auckland. In this group, you can connect with others who love the language (and the Italian culture, too!) as much as you do. Join them to put your new language skills into practice! Another option is the Italian conversation group Auckland. Whether you used to be fluent but are getting a bit rusty, or you are learning but need more conversational practise to step up to the next level, you can attend these meetings and have some fun. The members of this group usually get together at themed restaurants that serve delicious Italian food, like Baduzzi on Jellicoe Street (where you can taste the best pasta you will ever find) or Prego on Ponsonby Street. There, you can sample, gnocchi, focaccia or tiramisu. You will even be able to understand their Italian-written menu with the vocabulary you acquire with us at Language Trainers!


Where to Learn Italian in and around Auckland

Contact us and get to know more about our Italian classes today! At Language Trainers, we specialise in designing courses completely suitable to your needs and preferences. So, get in touch with us and we can arrange for a native-speaking tutor to go to your home, office or to a public place, if that is more convenient for you. Some options in Auckland are the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St and Wolfe Café on Federal St. 

Are you living in Auckland’s surrounding towns or cities instead but would like to study Italian with us? You can still do it! We have great instructors waiting for your call in Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa.

So, let’s go, andiamo! And if you are not an absolute beginner, please take our free Italian level test so that we can assess your language skills and then we can talk about your options!

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Interesting Language Facts

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WHY people learn ITALIAN?
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family in Italian)
Work abroad in Italian-speaking countries
Travel abroad

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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Auckland

Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland will help students improve their Italian level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Italian classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Italian Course in Auckland

Our Italian courses in Auckland are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Italian and email skills, as well as a level of survival Italian, granting them the ability to work in a country where Italian is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Italian Courses in Auckland (closed group)

Our Italian courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Italian Course or In-Company Small Group Italian Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Italian Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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