Italian in Canberra
The Italian community has strong roots in Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Italians formed the 8th largest group of overseas-born residents in Australia in 2018. In the 2016 census, Italian was ranked as the 6th most commonly spoken language in Australia, with 1.2% of the Australian population being Italian speakers. Considering Italy’s history of arts, music, culture and culinary finesse, it is no surprise that Italian is also one of the most popular languages studied in Australia, and the 4th most studied language in the world, according to the General Assembly of the Italian Language in the World. With these demographics in mind, it makes perfect sense to sign up for Italian classes in Canberra, the thriving capital of Australia.
Why Study Italian in Canberra
For Work: Studying Italian can broaden your professional horizons, as many companies today are looking to hire bilingual speakers. Several big-name Italian brands, such as the chocolate company Ferrero and the energy company Enel, are all investing in Australia. Similarly, Austrade’s Italy Business Plan 2018-19 found good opportunities for Australian firms in areas such as digital technology, renewable energy and food. With Canberra’s economy rated by the ACT Government as one of the strongest in the country, investing in a European language, such as Italian, can give business owners and job-seekers a significant advantage over like-minded competitors in today’s increasingly international market. As a result, taking Italian classes in Canberra can be a great way to boost individual employability or a company’s international relations.
For Culture: Canberra celebrates Italian culture with a passion that is difficult to rival anywhere else in Australia. The 2019 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra showcased, for example, the capital’s local Dante Alighieri Society, an order formed from a group of passionate Italian-music enthusiasts who perform music ranging from traditional Italian folk to opera arias. Also, in 2006, Canberra opened its own Italian Cultural Centre for its Italian community, thoughtfully designed to remind visitors of Italy with its large hall and traditional bell tower. Food festivals are hosted frequently, including the Week of Italian Cuisine, and the Vivere all’Italiana Festival in November, which saw over 3,000 visitors enjoying an authentic Italian atmosphere within the city in 2018. Taking Italian lessons in Canberra, then, is a fantastic way to engage in this active, passionate community, whose events and activities are frequently supported by local embassies and funded by Italian companies.
For Social: Those looking for opportunities to socialise and put their Italian into use can join La Dolce Vita Canberra Meetup Group. This is a group for anyone interested in all aspects of Italian culture and language. Some of the activities their members organise are food and wine tasting, travelling around Italy, watching films in their original language, playing cards (burraco), Scarabeo (Scrabble in Italian) and spending time in good company! After the meeting, you can go to one of the many Italian restaurants in the city, such as Vapiano on Bunda St. There, you can sample traditional Italian dishes like pizza, ravioli, gnocchi and more! Order in Italian and impress your friends with your newly acquired pronunciation!
Where to Learn Italian in and around Canberra
Whatever your reason for studying Italian, our teachers will support you every step of the way. Just get in touch with us today and we will arrange for a native Italian teacher to go to your home or office. You can also meet at a public place, such as the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, the Coffee Lab on Narellan Place or Café Essen on Garema PI.
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Start with Italian today! Let’s go, andiamo! Lessons are tailored to suit your proficiency and interests, so take one of our free online Italian level tests to check your ability, then send us a quick enquiry to get started right away!
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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Canberra
Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra 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 Canberra
Our Italian courses in Canberra 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.
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Italian Courses in Canberra (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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