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Italian Lessons in Adelaide

With almost 70 million tourists coming to Italy each year from around the globe, this country is the fifth-most visited in the world. Its spectacular cities, ancient ruins, wonderful museums, great beaches and beautiful natural scenery are some of the reasons why travellers love the country so much. So, if this wonderful destination is on your bucket list, you should consider learning some Italian before travelling! Your trip will be more fun and rewarding as you’ll be able to communicate with the locals in their own language and enjoy a more authentic cultural experience.

Plus, you’ll also be able to buy train tickets or order in restaurants without having to resort to gestures or Google Translate. Reach out to us at Listen & Learn and we will design a custom programme that suits your unique skills and needs. If you are a fan of Italian cuisine, for example, you’ll learn that the word arrabiata from spaghetti arrabbiata literally means angry, or that the primavera from pasta primavera means spring. 

And if you are looking to keep on practising your Italian outside the classroom, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to do so in Adelaide. The city hosts a community of more than 2,000 Italian speakers, so you’ll always find somebody with whom you can strike up a discussion. For example, you can join the weekly get-togethers of the Adelaide Italian Conversation Group to make new friends while taking your language skills to the next level.

Whether you’re a foodie, a fashionista or you just really want to be prepared for your visit to the Sistine Chapel, Listen & Learn can help you become fluent in a short time! Soon, you’ll learn the rules for plurals in Italian, so you can order delicious panino, instead of a panini (which is like asking for “one sandwiches”).

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Italian

These lessons in Italian are wide-ranging by nature and are driven towards students who have a variety of differing needs. All beginner students will expect to study enough survival Italian to get them through a short visit to the country. Those who choose to continue with the lessons will progress differently, depending on their individual requests and requirements. Whether you are buying property in a foreign country, married to a foreign national, planning a round-the-world trip, interested in Italian history and culture or if you simply want to attain a particular level of Italian, this is the choice for you. Enquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Italian

Italian lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn Italian to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette. Reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in the import/export business, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Even our most basic lesson for beginners will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in Italian, as well as survival Italian should a short stay in the country is needed. Enquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Italian

Lessons in Italian are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Italian Lessons or Small Group In-Company Italian Lessons). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs for areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn does not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Italian sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Enquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Italian

You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified Italian teachers and can meet at your place of work or home at a time that works best for you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not fitting for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials. Enquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Italian

Those wishing to learn Italian in groups of two or more together (Two-to-One Italian Lessons or Small Group In-Company Italian Lessons) can sign up for our group classes. All students must be at nearly the same level of Italian proficiency, have the same needs from the language and be able to study at the same time and place as the others. Bookings must be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn does not propose group sizes of more than 6-8 people, but In-Company Taster Italian Lessons can occur with up to 12 people. Enquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

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italian Songs

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La differenza tra me e te- Tiziano Ferro

Tiziano Ferro is an Italian romantic singer whose most famous song is La differenza tra me e te. It talks about the differences in attitudes between two lovers. While he’s faithful and loving, she’s cold and elusive. So, this song is a great resource to learn comparative structures and conditional tenses, like “non te lo direi” (I wouldn’t tell you that) or “io verrei da te” (I would come to you). It also uses a lot of direct questions and basic expressions. Why not choose this track the next time your sing karaoke and improve your pronunciation at the same time? Listen to this piece by Tiziano Ferro here!

italian Songs

Solo ieri- Eros Ramazzotti

Looking for an Italian song to take your listening skills and vocabulary to the next level? Give Solo Ieri by Eros Ramazzoti a try! This piece follows a man who feels sad and destroyed when a great love ends. He talks about his desperation but, in the end, he decides to start a new life in a foreign country. The song is great to put into practice your understanding of Italian tenses, as you’ll find verbs in the past (credevo- I believed), present (so- I know) and future tense (parleró- I will talk or inventeró- will invent). Listen to this song by Eros Ramazzotti here!

L’anno che verrá- Lucio Dalla

L’anno che verrá (the incoming year) is one of the most popular Italian songs played on New Year’s Eve. It talks about the dreams of a man who’s been through terrible experiences but looks to the future with hope. So, you’ll learn expressions like qualcosa ancora qui non va (something is wrong here) or e si fará l’amore (and people will be loved). Plus, the tenses and vocabulary used throughout the song are fairly simple, making the song suitable for all proficiency levels, too. Click here to listen to L'anno che verrá!

italian Youtube Channels

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Chioma

Want to know more about the Italian culture and how people from different communities integrate into society? Then, subscribe to Chioma’s channel. The owner is an Afro-Italian girl who lived in England as a girl and she reacts to the culture of the place she’s living in any given moment. For example, she has a very fun video where she mentions common words from different languages that Italians mistake for English. You can also find content related to fashion, lifestyle and the best places to go on holiday to Italy, so you’re sure to find something to your taste! Click here to subscribe.

italian Youtube Channels

Favij

Favij is an Italian gamer who shares his impressions and preferences with his audience on YouTube. Why not follow him to learn vocabulary and expressions not only related to gaming but technology in general? The videos are hilarious, so you’ll increase your Italian skills while having a good time. Favij usually describes what the characters are doing while playing, so you’ll get familiar with basic verbs like jump (saltare), run (correre), sprint (veloz), and more. He speaks very quickly and uses a lot of colloquial expressions, so Favij’s videos are best for intermediate and advanced students. Click here to subscribe.

Marco Montemagno

Marco Montemagno’s channel resembles a TV show: he regularly invites Italian celebrities, singers, actors, innovators and even gamers to speak about their experiences. For example, one of his most well-known interviews was with Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO). Some of these interviews are conducted in English with Italian subtitles (a nice starting point for beginners interested in knowing more vocabulary related to technology), but most of them are solely in Italian. This content is great, then, for intermediate and advanced-level students looking to get familiar with the dynamics and expressions used in Italian interviews and conversations. Click here to subscribe.

italian Apps

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iTranslate

iTranslate, as its name implies, is an independent translation app that uses voice recognition technology, so the user can say something in their first language (for example, English) and the app will translate it into Italian audio. Text translation will also appear on your mobile phone’s screen. iTranslate is great for practising your Italian, but it can also help you get by during a trip to Italy and you have a basic level of proficiency. You need an internet connection or data for the app to work, unless you download the Italian package, at which point, you can use it without a connection. Try the app and take your skills to the next level!

italian Apps

Easy Talk

This is a great app to practise Italian in a visual way. The app was originally designed for children, so it uses lots of colourful graphics and lively cartoon characters to help you improve your Italian skills. It has hundreds of exercises and flashcards categorized into different groups, like food, work, the family, etc. In addition to fill-in-the-gaps exercises, you can complete activities like listen-and-write or match the word with the correct picture. Also, the app has recordings of real-life conversations by native speakers, so you can also improve your listening comprehension. Try the app and take your skills to the next level!

Mondly

Listening comprehension can be one of the hardest skills to develop when learning a foreign language, especially if you don’t live in a country where your target language is spoken. But don’t worry: you can use apps like Mondly to take your Italian listening skills to the next level. Using the app, you can find countless videos that feature native speakers having real-life conversations in places like the airport, the supermarket, a school and more. By listening to those conversations and completing related tasks, you’ll get familiar with everyday words, phrases and colloquialisms that will help you to sound fluent in Italian in a short time. Try the app and take your skills to the next level!

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