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 FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

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. Enrolments are now open for Semester 2, 2024! Enrol by Saturday 15 June 2024.

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FOR TEACHERS OF ITALIAN IN QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS

Funding allows ILC to offer:

  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Language Instruction For Teachers (L.I.F.T.)
  • Request for:
    • School excursions at ILC
    • Support sessions at school
    • Workshops for Senior Students at ILC (Year11-Year12)

Non-funded ILC short courses available for CPD hours > Book Club, Canzoni a Tema and Summer School

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BOOK CLUB ITALIANO 2024

3 Fortnightly Saturday sessions for proficient Italian speakers starting 11 May 2024. Enjoy the beauty of Italian literature in a relaxed and informal environment. Our book of choice is “Sono mancato all’affetto dei miei cari” by Andrea Vitali. To secure your place.

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CALLIGRAM COMPETITION 2024

With the slogan ‘disegnare con le parole’, the Calligram Competition is launched each year for school students from Prep to Year 8. 

The theme for 2024 is ‘In Classe’.

Entries must be sent to ILC no later than 10 June 2024.

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GIROTONDO ITALIAN PLAYGROUP – TERM 3, 2024

Designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5, this exciting program offers a relaxed and semi-structured environment where your child can learn and practice Italian in a natural and enjoyable way. Enrolments are now open for Term 3, 2024! Secure your child spot now. Enrol by Friday 15 June, 2024.

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AFTER SCHOOL ITALIAN FUN

Join a fun, vibrant and inclusive program held face-to-face at ILC. For Primary school students and High school students. A 16-week program structured to enhance student language proficiency by developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Enrolments are now open for Semester 2, 2024Join in the After School fun. Enrol by Monday 8 July 2024.

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CERTIFICATION OF COMPETENCE IN ITALIAN

We now offer the opportunity to obtain certification of competence in Italian as a foreign language (Cert.It – Certificazione Italiano come Lingua Straniera) issued by the Università Roma Tre. Cert.It is officially recognised as a certification of competence by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI) and the Ministry of Education & Merit (MIUR).

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Italian PPP Movie Night

For ILC students, family and friends. To mark the end of semester 1, fancy a taste of Italy? Join us for a Pizza  –  Prosecco  – Pasticcini  Movie Night on Friday 14 June at ILC. Enjoy a welcome drink of Prosecco at 6pm (BYO drinks after that).  Movie: Smetto quando voglio/ I can quit whenever I want. Italian movie with English subtitles to begin at 7:15pm.

Likely to sell out, BE QUICK!

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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 Italian 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 Italy; 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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