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 LA BELLA LINGUA. Everyone is welcome to enrol in our Italian adult classes. From beginner to advanced, you can join one of TEN possible levels best suited to your needs and learn Italian in a fun and engaging way. Courses run for 16 weeks. Semester 2 starts on 18 July 2022. Enrol today to secure your spot! 

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Canzoni a tema

This ever popular short course is on again, be quick to secure your place, enrol by 27 April 2022. 3 Fortnightly Saturday sessions starting 14 May 2022. 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.



A new way to deepen your language skills. Be part of this innovative short course and enhance your listening and speaking skills by use of correct intonation and speed speaking with confidence. Three fortnightly Saturday sessions for proficient Italian speakers starting 14 May 2022. Enjoy the uniqueness of Italian films in a fun and informal environment. To secure your place, enrol by 27 April 2022.

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Girotondo Playgroup

The ILC Italian Playgroup Term 2 is starting 5 May 2022. The 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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With the slogan ‘disegnare con le parole’, the Calligram Competition is launched each year for school students from Prep to Year 8.  A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the letters create a visual image related to the meaning of the words. ILC must receive all entries by Monday 20 June 2022.

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Designed to inspire, promote and support teachers of the Italian Language, ILC’s professional development programs have an exceptional reputation. The PD at the Sunshine Coast is on 7 May 2022. The next PD in Brisbane is on 21 May 2022 for State School teachers.

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For Primary school students and High school students. A program structured to enhance student language proficiency by developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The next semester (Semester 2) starts in July 2022. If your children can’t wait and would like to join Semester 1, contact ILC on 3624 6172.

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Italian Pizza Movie Night

Join ILC on Friday 17 June 2022 for an Italian Pizza Movie Night. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival. Mingle while savouring arancini, a range of pizzas, mini cannoli, pasticcini, and fruit. Food will be served at 6pm, and movie starts at 7pm sharp. Book online by 8 June 2022

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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’.




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!



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



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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