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. Enrol by 13 June for Semester 2, 2023.

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Program designed specifically for teachers who might not have the opportunity to uplift and enhance their knowledge of Italian outside the classroom. We are here to support you, motivate you, boost your skills and cater to your needs. Spaces are limited. Attend a minimum of 10 sessions to receive a certificate confirming CPD hours.


Canzoni a tema 2023

Three Saturday mornings in Term 3 – 9.30am to 11.30am for beginners, intermediate and advanced students starts on 12 August 2023. This ever popular, 6-hour short course is next available in 2023. 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. Enrol by 31 July 2023 to secure your place.

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Italian Playgroup Girotondo 2023

Italian Playgroup Term 3 is offered on Monday or Thursday mornings and runs weekly from July to September. The program is for children aged 3 to 5 years and aims at providing an informal semi-structured setting where Italian language is taught through games, songs, and booklet activities. Book soon to secure your preferred weekday, no later than 30 June 2023.

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Join us at ILC on Friday 23 June 2023 to celebrate the end of semester with a special screening of È per il tuo bene – Three perfect daughters. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, mingle while savouring delicious pizza, cannoli and pasticcini, then sit back to watch this comedy in Italian with English subtitles.

Book no later than 15 June. Likely to sell out, so be quick!

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Save the date! The first PD of the year: Saturday, 20 May at ILC. These sessions aim to enhance teaching strategies and improve language proficiency of teachers delivering Italian programs across all sectors. ILC’s popular events are designed to inspire, promote and support teachers of the Italian Language. 

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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, 2023! Join in the After School fun. Enrol by Tuesday 4 July 2023.

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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.

Entries close on 19 June 2023

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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 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’.




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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