Italian in Cambridge
The Italian Peninsula is one of the pivotal centres in the history of the West. From the Roman Empire to the medieval communes, from the Renaissance to Fascism, Italy has shaped the culture and politics of Europe and the wider world for over two millennia, including that of the UK and the city of Cambridge, in particular. This extends to the city’s population itself and, according to the 2011 census, there are nearly 6,000 Italians living in Cambridge. This is extraordinary, considering that only 120,000 people live in the city. You will find Italy in all its authenticity everywhere you go, from an Italian-speaking radio to the many language exchange groups around the city. Thus, studying the language and culture of Italy offers a wonderful opportunity to engage with the vibrant community of Italian speakers living in the city. Get in touch with Language Trainers today and we will start preparing a language course that suits your needs and requirements.
Why Study Italian in Cambridge
For Work and Studies: Learning Italian in Cambridge will give you a competitive edge that will make you stand out from monolingual candidates when applying for a bilingual job. Companies like Evi Technologies or Zizzi are always looking for Italian speakers to communicate with their partners and clients abroad. And those who are not looking for a bilingual job but would like to take up higher education instead will be glad to know the University of Cambridge offers several courses in Italian. For example, their Italian Course offers an interdisciplinary programme that combines both the study of the language and its fascinating culture. Furthermore, the programme includes a year abroad living in Italy, so make sure you polish your Italian skills with us first to ensure you can make the most out of this amazing experience.
For Culture: Work aside, you can also experience the Italian culture around Cambridge without leaving the city. For example, you can participate in the events organised by the Dante Alighieri Institute in Cambridge. Every week, they host a Book and Film Club, where you can read and watch classic and contemporary films and books in their original language. Forget about translations and subtitles and make use of the skills you learn in your language course! And after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers, you can even try to listen to Radio Dante, the first bilingual radio in Cambridge with an hour-long show of music and discussion of a variety of topics. Stay tuned on 105 FM and you will hear news and debates about films, books and art in general in Italian.
For Social: Sign up for an Italian course and you will also be able to expand your social circle in the city. If you are looking to meet others with a similar passion for the Italian language and culture, why not join the InterNations Space for the Italians in Cambridge? The group welcomes any person with an interest in knowing more about the language and the culture of the Italians. Or you can join the meetings of the Cambridge-Italian Language Exchange, a group open to anyone who wants to meet up to have a chat in Italian to improve their skills and to get to know more about their fascinating culture.
Where to Learn Italian in and around Cambridge
Why don’t you get started today? Take an Italian course at your convenience with Language Trainers. Our native-speaking instructors will adapt the lessons to your requirements and learning preferences. Send us a quick enquiry and one of our teachers will go to go to your home, office, or public space of your choosing. For instance, some options for where you might want to study Italian are the Cambridge Central Library on 7 Lion Yard, Cafe Blue Sage on Mill Road and Stir on Chesterton Road.
Alternatively, are you living on the outskirts of Cambridge but would still like to take an Italian course with us? Our Italian instructors can also deliver lessons in nearby places (and across the country), such as Teversham, Comberton, Dry Drayton, Milton or Fulbourn.
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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Cambridge
Our general one-on-one courses in Cambridge will help students improve their Italian level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Italian classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business Italian Course in Cambridge
Our Italian courses in Cambridge are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Italian and email skills, as well as a level of survival Italian, granting them the ability to work in a country where Italian is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
Italian Courses in Cambridge (closed group)
Our Italian courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Italian Course or In-Company Small Group Italian Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Italian Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
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Wanda is trilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. She has over 20 years of language teaching and corporate training experience, having worked both in the UK and in mainland China. In addition to teaching, she is an experienced translator and interpreter, and is a registered examiner for the Chartered Institute of Linguists in the United Kingdom.
An experienced, CELTA-certified English teacher, David has taught students in various realms, such as grammar, accent reduction, business English, and general conversation. Along with his native English, he also speaks German, French, and some Spanish.
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”I thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson and am more than convinced that I shall learn a lot of Italian rather quickly!”Italian course in Norwich
”Our teacher was brilliant and very interesting. She was attentive and the lessons were fun and engaging.”Italian course in Oxford