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 5 sessions to receive a certificate confirming CPD hours.


Canzoni a tema 2023

Three Saturday mornings in Term 4 – 9.30am to 11.30am for beginners, intermediate and advanced students starts on 14 October 2023. Deepen your knowledge of the Italian language and culture through songs. Term 4 theme is ‘Cin-Cin Sotto le Stelle, Festeggiamo!’ Enrol by 3 October 2023 to secure your place.

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Italian Playgroup Girotondo 2023

Italian Playgroup Term 4 is offered on Monday or Thursday mornings and runs weekly from October to November. 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 15 September 2023.

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Registrations are now open! As part of the events carried out to celebrate the XXIII Settimana Della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, the VIII National Conference for Teachers of Italian in Australia will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at All Hallows School in Brisbane, from 9:00 am.

Enrol by Friday 29 September 2023.

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ILC’s Italian Summer Classes are now open for enrolment. Join us over a few days in January 2024 for some Italian summer fun!

We offer morning and evening classes for you to choose from. Enrol by Thursday 28 December 2023.

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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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This summer program is jam-packed with exciting games, arts and crafts, songs, and recitals, all taught in Italian to help your child develop correct pronunciation, confidence, and spontaneity. Your child will love learning Italian in a fun and interactive way, sign up today and make this summer one to remember! Enrol by Thursday 28 December 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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