Since 1980, the Italian Language Centre (ILC) has supported Italian language classes within the State, Catholic and Independent school system across Queensland in the hubs of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Townsville.  Support from the Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministero Affari Esteri) allows ILC to promote and maintain Italian in primary and secondary Queensland schools by:

  • Providing a monetary contribution towards language programs through partnerships with local education authorities and individual schools
  • Developing and providing resources for Italian-themed school events
  • Providing translations and language support for Italian CLIL/Immersion school programs
  • Organising school immersion excursions
  • Providing classroom language assistance through the ILC internship program with students of Ca’ Foscari University, Venice


Major ILC school programs:

Speaking Competitions

Professional Development


Immersion Day at Mango Hills State High School
Immersion Day with Mango Hill State School at ILC