Welcome to the Italian Language Centre

Authentic Italian language classes in Brisbane

ILC exists to promote Italian language and culture in Brisbane and throughout Queensland.  Our teachers are  passionate about creating an engaging learning environment for students and Italian classes that deliver successful outcomes for all.  We provide the authentic experience to learn Italian with social activities and events that ensure every student becomes part of the ILC community.

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LEARN ITALIAN BEGINNER TO ADVANCED 

Learn LA BELLA LINGUA.  Everyone is welcome at ILC Italian classes.  From beginner to advanced, you can join us and learn Italian in a fun and engaging way. 

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700 ANNI DI DANTE

On the occasion of the XXI settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo 2021, ILC invites all teachers of Italian and the general public to participate in a day dedicated to the father of the Italian language.

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WINE & CHEESE NIGHT

Join the ILC team for a glass or two with wine expert Fil D’Arro. An evening filled with fun, authentic Italian wine provided by Italiquore, regional produce games and prizes.

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Canzoni a tema

Fortnightly Saturday sessions that deepen your knowledge of the Italian language and culture through song. Themes reflect aspects of Italian life e.g. travel, food, iconic landmarks, the people. Beginners to Advanced.

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Italian playgroup Brisbane - ILC Girotondo

Girotondo Playgroup

The ILC Italian Playgroup program is Italian for children aged 3 to 5 years and aims at providing an informal semi-structured setting where the Italian language is promoted and taught.

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ADULTS Italian Summer School – 2022

Enrolments now open! Join ILC over a few days in January 2022 for some Italian summer fun! Brush up correct pronunciation, rhythm and flow. Boost confidence and spontaneity. 

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School Kids Italian Summer Fun – 2022

Enrolments now open! Classes starting in January 2022. Games, arts & crafts, songs, recitals all in Italian to develop correct pronunciation, confidence & spontaneity.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Designed to inspire, promote and support teachers of the Italian Language, our professional development programs have an exceptional reputation.

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EXPLORE OUR ITALIAN CLASSES

 

What you’ll love

Dedicated classrooms

Lessons at ILC cater for a range of age groups; from pre-school children to adults. Classroom spaces are flexible and may be re-arranged to suit student requirements, whether they be participating in a cooking class, a playgroup session or a language lesson. The flexibility extends to the mode of delivery and all classes are set up to deliver lessons either face-to-face, or through distance learning via Skype or online teaching and learning platforms.

Native Italian Speakers

Teachers at ILC are fluent native Italian speakers with an excellent command of English as well. They are highly experienced in the teaching of Italian as a second language. Teachers make a point of understanding student needs and adjusting their teaching styles to match those needs. Listening to a native speaker helps students attune to authentic sounds making it easier to mimic and sound authentic themselves.

Fun and Engaging

There is a well-known proverb about language learning that goes: “Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.”  This is very much the thinking behind the teaching strategies at ILC. Teachers involve their students in a variety of engaging activities to help them master reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Italian.

Beginner Classes

At ILC there are a couple of options for students to begin their Italian language learning journey. Depending on their language learning needs, students may either join a course directed towards mastering ‘survival’ Italian perhaps prior to visiting the country; or a course more orientated towards understanding how the language ‘works’.

 

 

Barbara

I really enjoyed my first lesson last night. There was a lot of practice and learning.  My teacher is great! The lesson was really well paced and a lot of fun. I am really happy I signed up!

 

TASHA

It was so amazing to be able to communicate with my Italian partners’ family and friends when we recently went to Italy.

 

KrystLE

The beginner class was amazing. My teacher was lovely, and the whole atmosphere was warm, friendly, and just so much fun!

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