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Learn How to Speak Italian in Edinburgh

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Italian is within the 15 most influential languages in the world and is spoken by more than 64 million people, with many living in Scotland! According to the 2011 census, more than 100,000 people of Italian descent are based in the country, and almost 2,000 of these Italian Scots live in Edinburgh. Most Italian immigrants have come to the city over the years because of the hundreds of professional opportunities available to Italian speakers, and you can take advantage of them, too. Plus, by taking Italian lessons, you will be able to communicate with the Italian-speaking community on a whole new level and truly understand their culture. Start learning the language with us today!

Why Study Italian in Edinburgh

Learn Italian for Work: After taking an Italian course with Language Trainers, take advantage of this new knowledge by finding a new job. And if you need somewhere to start your search, you can contact the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK (ICCUK) on Melville Street. The ICCUK was founded in 1886 and it has been contributing to the development of the commercial relationship between Italy and the UK ever since; they regularly organise events to promote networking. For example, every year, many Italian entrepreneurs come to Edinburgh to participate in the Talented Young Italians & Keynes Sraffa Awards. This is a great chance to get to know other entrepreneurs and impress them with your Italian skills! Also, a lot of international companies in Edinburgh are always on the lookout for fluent Italian speakers to add to their teams. For example, businesses like Sky, Chase and FPSG Connect hire fluent speakers for positions such as accounts assistant, wealth management and customer advisor.

Learn Italian for Culture: If you are more interested in experiencing the fascinating Italian culture in Edinburgh, you will find a lot of instances for doing so. For example, you can attend the many events organised by the Instituto Italiano di Cultura Edimburgo on Nicolson Street. This is the official Italian governmental body in Scotland, dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture by organising a wide series of events, including book launches attended by their authors. So, if you love literature, why not attend these events and try to talk to these writers in Italian? Also, if you are a cinema lover, you can attend the annual Italian film festival, an event that features an exciting, wide-ranging selection of films released throughout the past twelve months. All the films are screened in Italian, and you will soon forget about reading the English subtitles after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers!

Learn Italian for Social: Learning Italian in the city will allow you to meet a lot of people around the city who also love the language and its culture. Many of them get together to practise and have a good time, such as the people in the Italian Language Meetup Group in Edinburgh. Another option is to join the InterNations group for Italians in Edinburgh, where you can meet Italian expats and anyone with an interest in the language. Don’t be shy and take advantage of these opportunities to put into practice what you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers! Meetings are often held in themed restaurants that serve Italian food, such as Divino Enoteca Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar on Merchant St or Vittoria on the Walk on Brunswick St. There, you can taste delicious Italian dishes, such as penne a la rigatti, cannoli and spagetthis al pesto. Imagine ordering this food in Italian!


Where to Learn Italian in and around Edinburgh

Get started learning Italian today! We design language courses tailored to your needs and schedule, no matter how busy you may be or however much you travel. Just reach out to us and we will connect you with a professional Italian instructor who can go to your home, office or a public place. Some public spaces where you might consider taking your lessons include the Central Library on George IV Bridge, Levels Cafe and Lounge on Holyrood Rd or Lowdon Coffee on George St.

Are you based on the outskirts of Edinburgh and you want to learn Italian with us? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our native-speaking tutors are ready to get started in areas like Dundee, Glasgow, Dunfermline and Aberdeen.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, andiamo! If you have studied the language before, please take our free online Italian Level Test so we can assess your skills and then discuss the best language package for your abilities!

Sign up for our Italian lessons in Edinburgh today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Our Italian courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh (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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