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. Courses run for 16 weeks. Enrolment due date 22 June 2022 but spaces still available in some classes, enrol now to secure your spot. Courses start 18 July. 

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Canzoni a tema

Three fortnightly Saturday mornings 9.30am to 11.30am for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. This ever popular, 6-hour short course is next available in July/August on the following dates: 23/7, 6/8, and 20/8.  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 Friday 8 July, 2022.

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Book Club Italiano

The next Book Club Italiano is on three fortnightly Saturday sessions in July/August on the following dates: 23/7, 6/8, 20/8. Enjoy the beauty of Italian literature in a relaxed and informal environment. The material for the next term will be striking short stories by Italian authors. Highly recommended for proficient Italian speakers. To secure your place, enrol by 8 July, 2022.

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Italian Playgroup Girotondo

Italian Playgroup Term 3 is offered 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. Enrolment due date is Monday 11 July, 2022.

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CALLIGRAM COMPETITION

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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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2022

Designed to inspire, promote and support teachers of the Italian Language, ILC’s professional development programs have an exceptional reputation. The professional development days are held regularly on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane.

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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. Semester 2 starts on Wednesday 27 July, 2022. Are you ready to have fun after school? Enrol by 14 July, 2022.

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Italian Speaking Competition

The competition aims to allow language students to express their ideas, display their language skills and gain confidence in using the language they are studying. Schools may enter from three regions: South Brisbane, North Brisbane and Far North Queensland. Video-clip entries are due together with proof of payment and list of entrants no later than 9 September 2022.

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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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