Welcome to the Italian Language Centre

Authentic Italian language classes in Brisbane & Online

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 both young and old.  We provide the authentic experience to learn Italian with social activities and events that ensure every student becomes part of the ILC family.

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Italian for beginners

If you are new to the Italian language or want to learn conversational Italian suitable for social events and travel to Italy then you are in the right place!

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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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Canzoni a Tema

Fortnightly Saturday morning fun that deepens your knowledge of the Italian language through song.

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Summer Camp Italiano

Join ILC over a few days in January 2021 for some Italian summer fun! Brush up correct pronunciation, rhythm and flow. Boost confidence and spontaneity. Mornings OR evenings for adults. Afternoons for Primary School children.

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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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Girotondo Playgroup

The ILC Italian Playgroup program is 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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Calligram Competition

What is a calligram? A picture made out of words! Are you ready to enter our Calligram Competition? Disegnate con le parole! CLOSING DATE — 20 October 2020

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New event advised for the upcoming ‘la settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo’ for Queensland teachers.

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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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