Italian in London
London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and one of the most popular languages spoken is Italian, with more than 150,000 speakers according to the 2011 census. There have been scores of Italians in London since the first half of the 19th century, when they settled in areas such as Soho and Clerkenwell, and this fascinating culture has shaped the city in many ways, from sculptures to entertainment and delicious ice-cream. Taking Italian lessons, then, will not only make you a more valuable employee in the marketplace for your multilingual skills, but will also allow you to connect with the growing Italian community in London. Just get in touch with us at Language Trainers and we will offer an Italian course tailored to your needs and schedule. We prioritise your convenience, so we guarantee you will be able to study, no matter how busy your timetable!
Why Study Italian in London
For Work: London offers several opportunities for Italian speakers who would like to advance in their careers. For example, you can get in touch with CV & Coffee, a recruitment company specialising in qualified Italian-speaking candidates. You only have to register your CV in their database and you will be contacted by the recruitment team when an opportunity appears. Another institution that can help you network with Italian-speaking entrepreneurs is the Italian Chamber of Commerce in London on Princes St, an organisation that aims at ensuring friendly business relations between Italy and England by frequently hosting events that promote networking among its members. One of the most popular ones is Welcome Italia, a fair that has been taking place since 2012. You can attend and taste amazing food, listen to business conferences and interact with Italian native speakers using the skills you acquired in your lessons with us!
For Culture: You can also experience a lot of Italian culture in London. If you are a music lover, for example, you can attend one of the events organised by Popup Opera on St Paul's Place, where you can listen to magnificent Italian opera in its original language. Another institution that organises concerts and cultural events is the Italian Cultural Institute on Belgrave Square, the official governmental body that promotes Italian culture in England and Wales. For example, they organise events, talks, exhibitions and educational programmes related to Italian art which incorporate painting, sculpture, performance, and multi-media installations. And if you are more into cinema, you will be happy to know CinemaItalia UK screens Italian films monthly at the Regent Street Cinema, such as L’uomo che Compro la Luna or Dove Bisogna Stare. Most of their screenings are accompanied by Q&As with Italian film directors and actors, so take advantage of this opportunity of putting your new Italian skills into action.
For Social: If you would like to make new friends with a similar passion for the Italian language, you can join the popular London Italian Language Meetup Group. This is a friendly gathering of more than 3,900 members who get together to speak Italian and have some fun at least twice a month. They usually meet at bars to have an aperitivo and some food. Their favourite venue is Bocca di Lupo on Archer St, a traditional Italian restaurant where you can have some gnocchi, spaghettis a la carbonara, pizza and prosecco. Imagine ordering those delicious dishes with your newly-acquired Italian pronunciation! Another place you can visit if you love Italian pasta is Locanda Locatelli on Seymour St, a restaurant with an extensive wine list and notable ravioli!
Where to Learn Italian in and around London
Why don’t you get started today? Taking Italian classes with Language Trainers is very convenient, as we adapt to your needs and schedule. Send us a quick enquiry and we will arrange for a teacher to go to your home or workplace. You can also study Italian in a public place, such as the Barbican Library on Silk St, the Ace Cafe London on the North Circular Rd or Rainforest Cafe on Shaftesbury Ave.
If you are based in the outskirts of London, don’t worry! Our Italian instructors can also deliver lessons in nearby places, such as Watford, Wembley, Bromley, Twickenham, Croydon, Dartford, Windsor, Hayes and Harlow.
Let’s go, andiamo! Contact us today to find out how we can connect you with a native Italian teacher. If you are not an absolute beginner, you can also take our free online Italian test so we can assess your current ability and discuss your options.
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1-on-1 General Italian Course in London
Our general one-on-one courses in London 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 London
Our Italian courses in London 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 London (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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Some of our Language Teachers in London
Margaret is a TEFL/TESOL-certified English teacher who has over 15 years of experience teaching the language to students internationally. She is qualified to teach all English-language exams, such as the TOEFL, TOEIC, First Certificate, and GMAT. In addition to teaching, she has experience as a coordinator and director.
Maria is a native Italian speaker with an impressive academic background. She holds a PhD in Linguistics and Philology, and has written over 10 articles for journals, books, and conferences worldwide. In addition to teaching, she has experience in translation and editing.
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