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 have begun! Enquire today for one of the last remaining spaces!

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Canzoni a tema

Three Saturday mornings in Term 4 – 9.30am to 11.30am for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. This ever popular, 6-hour short course is next available in October/November on the following dates: 8/10, 29/10, and 12/11.  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. Due date is 16 September. 

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XXII SETTIMANA DELLA LINGUA NEL MONDO

ILC is hosting an Italian Language Festival to celebrate the XXII Settimana Della Lingua nel Mondo. All are welcome to enjoy live music, Italian food and fun activities. The theme is L’ITALIANO e i GIOVANI – “Come scusa? Non ti followo!” This is a FREE EVENT which includes a delicious ‘apericena’ di salumi, pizza, pasticcini e vini regionali. Saturday 15 October, 2:00-7:00pm at ILC Lutwyche. BOOK BY 10 October. Your confirmation email is your entry ticket.

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Italian Playgroup Girotondo

Italian Playgroup Term 4 is offered Monday or Thursday mornings and runs weekly from October to December. 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. Enrol by 26 September 2022. 

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CALLIGRAM COMPETITION

Here they are! WINNERS of ILC’s 2022 Calligram Competition. To view the outstanding artwork of 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category, simply click on this link.

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. 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2022 

Teachers of Italian, are you chasing those precious CPD hours before the end of the year?  ILC has 2 options for you in Term 4. 

1. The FREE EVENT on 15 October to commemorate the XXII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel MondoBook by 10 October.

2. Canzoni a Tema Term 4. Book and pay via ILC website. Starts soon! ILC’s popular events are designed to inspire, promote and support teachers of the Italian Language. Don’t miss out! 

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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 started on Wednesday 27 July, 2022. Courses have begun! Enquire today for one of the last remaining spaces!

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ITALIAN WINE & CHEESE NIGHT

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.

Everyone is welcome however there is an age restriction of course. BOOK BY 21 November. Only $25

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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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