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 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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An exciting opportunity for students of Italian throughout Queensland, year 2 to year 12, to engage in authentic use of language.

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Calligram Competition

Closing date 22 July, 2021. What is a calligram? A picture made out of words! Are you ready to enter our Calligram Competition? Disegnate con le parole! A fun way to learn and draw at the same time.



Italian Language Centre proudly presents ‘Tutta Colpa di Freud’ (Blame Freud). Screening on Thursday 12 August at 6.30 pm at New Farm Cinemas, one night only.

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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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Book Club Italiano

Joining a book club is fun and if it’s all in Italian, even better! Fortnightly meetings that give participants an opportunity to reflect and discover all the beauty of the Italian language. Due date extended – Enrol by 13 August.

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After School Italian

The After School Italian program is structured to enhance student language proficiency by developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

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

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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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