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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Italian lessons Brisbane

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 for 2023 classes are rolling in thick and fast! Enrol now to secure your place. Due date 16 January 2023.

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ITALIAN SUMMER SCHOOL JANUARY 2023

ILC runs a two-week intensive Summer School every January for all levels, mornings or evenings for ADULTS.
Afternoons for SCHOOL CHILDREN. Brush up on correct pronunciation, rhythm and flow. Boost confidence and spontaneity. It’s a great course to begin your language journey and it’s fun! To secure your place, enrol by 28 December 2022.

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Canzoni a tema 2023

Three Saturday mornings in Term 1 – 9.30am to 11.30am for beginners, intermediate and advanced students starts on 25 February 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 7 February 2023 to secure your place.

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Italian Playgroup Girotondo 2023

Italian Playgroup Term 1 is offered on Monday or Thursday mornings and runs weekly from February to March. 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 24 January 2023.

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Book Club Italiano 2023

3 Fortnightly Saturday sessions for proficient Italian speakers starting 18 February 2023. Enjoy the beauty of Italian literature in a relaxed and informal environment. To secure your place, enrol by 31 January 2023.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2023

Save the date! The first PD of the year: Friday 24 February 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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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 1, 2023! Join in the After School fun. Enrol by Wednesday 8 February 2023.

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Italian wine and cheese from Italian event at ILC

ITALIAN WINE & CHEESE NIGHT **sold out**

A fun evening to celebrate Italy and its great wines is on:

25 November 2022

Join the ILC team for a glass or two with cheese, music and art.

An evening filled with fun, authentic Italian wine, regional produce, music and art.

Register your details so you don’t miss out on the next one! 

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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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