Italian lessons in Melbourne
Italian is the language of cuisine, art, and culture. If you are planning to visit captivating historical cities such as Florence, Venice or Rome, then learning the language is a must to truly enjoy the experience. Moreover, it will look great on your CV and give you extra opportunities to make new friends in Melbourne. At Language Trainers, we offer you the chance of starting with Italian courses to bridge this language gap in a very convenient and flexible way.
Why Study Italian in Melbourne
For Work: Did you know that the Italian community of Melbourne is the second-largest one in the whole city? The 2011 Australian Census shows that 68,823 Italians live there, which amounts to an impressive 37.1% of the population. If you’d like to learn Italian to broaden your job prospects in this city, then you’ll find a lot of opportunities. For example, you can contact the Italian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne, located on Faraday Street. This organization promotes trade missions, fair delegations, business events and other commercial services to strengthen the bond between Italy and the state of Victoria. Moreover, there are many restaurants always on the lookout for Italian speaking candidates who have been trained in Italian and European cuisines. There are also vacancies for people with knowledge of fine Italian craftsmanship at companies with Italian owners. This is a nice opportunity to speak in Italian at your workplace.
For Culture and Food: If you would like to know more about the Italian culture, you might want to try their famous cuisine on Lygon Street, where there are dozens of places offering pasta, pizza, and fish cooked in the Italian style. There’s even a large outdoor street festival, held every November on these streets. As regards Italian restaurants, you may want to visit Scorpi on Nicholson Street and try to order traditional dishes such as gnocchis or capretto rustico using the Italian pronunciation you learned in your classes with Language Trainers! Another famous restaurant is Da Guido 365, on Little Collins Street, which offers authentic Italian flavours such as homemade pizza and meat. In addition to trying new delicious dishes, you can attend different events organized by the Italian Historical Society and get more in contact with this fascinating culture. Founded in 1980, this organization has been hosting events and showcasing Italian art for more than 30 years. Much of its collection has been donated by immigrants and their descendants, featuring letters written in Italian that you can try and read after taking Italian classes! Visiting the Museo Italiano is another great way of getting to know more about Italy. This museum, located on Faraday Street since 1968, showcases images, objects and stories from Italians who migrated to Australia.
For Social: Italian lessons can also give you the opportunity of making new friends and socializing in Melbourne. The Knox Italian Community Club on 99 Karoo Road, for example, is a not-for-profit organisation that welcomes anyone who would like to get to know more about Italy and make friends with the other members of the club. Some examples of events they host that foster friendship are birthday parties, fund-raisers and charity events, and even poker nights. There are also many MeetUp groups that get together regularly to practise the language and meet new people. The most popular of them is the Melbourne Italian Language MeetUp, with almost 400 members. They get together every Wednesday at Once Space Two, on St. Kilda, to have dinner and speak in Italian. From time to time, this group also screens Italian Classic movies and contemporary ones. Italian music is played on other occasions.
Where to Learn Italian in and around Melbourne
If you want to start with this amazing language, you can contact us anytime. At Language Trainers, we have native Italian teachers who can visit you at home or at the place where you work. If you prefer to meet at a public place, that’s perfectly fine! You can take the course at the State Library Victoria on Swanson Street. There are also very nice cafés downtown, such as 905 Cafe, o New Haven Avenue, or Sun Shoppe Cafe, on the same street. If you don’t live in Melbourne but are located nearby, you can also start studying Italian. We have excellent tutors ready to start teaching in Geelong, Ballarat and Bendingo.
Are you ready to get started with Italian? Let’s go, andiamo! In case you have any knowledge of this language, you can take our free Italian Level Test so we can start thinking about the best course for you.
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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Melbourne
Our general one-on-one courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne
Our Italian courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne (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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Language Teachers in Melbourne
Jeff is an English teacher who enjoys working with people from different cultures and is experienced in preparing lessons designed to meet the specific needs of his students. He holds a CELTA certificate, as well as a Master's of Business in Communication.
A native Italian speaker born and raised in Italy, Laura has over five years of experience teaching the language to learners of all different ages and backgrounds. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Rome. She is also a member of VATI (Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian).
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Take our Italian Language Level Test.
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