Italian in Oxford
Italian is the world’s fifth-most popular language for non-native learners, so it should come as no surprise that it boasts over 85 million speakers, according to Ethnologue, and almost 1,500 of them live in the city of Oxford. The relationship between the city and Italy is a long-standing one, especially when it comes to business. Italy’s exports to the United Kingdom was over US$27 billion in 2018, according to the United Nations. Many of these items found their way to Oxford where they are in high demand, especially clothing, vehicles and electronics. So, if you are working in these fields, learning Italian can become a huge asset for you Plus, Italy is the fourth-most popular destination amongst UK tourists. If you are one of them, studying the language can make your trips to Italy far easier and more enjoyable. Contact us today and we will start designing a tailor-made language programme that suits your skills and requirements!
Why Study Italian in Oxford
For Culture: The Italian culture is known for its rich history, world-renowned food and classical arts, and you can experience all of them in Oxford. Join one of the many events organised by the Oxford Italian Association, established in 1990 to fulfil a need for a local cultural association of people interested in any aspect of Italian life. Today, it has more than 1,000 active members and every month, for example, there are lectures about art, literature and architecture delivered in Italian by scholars. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your listening skills you develop in your Italian classes with Language Trainers!
For Travel and Work: Italian lessons in Oxford can also help you when travelling. If you are planning to visit the beautiful Rome, Venice or Napoli, you will be glad to know there are daily direct flights from London, with Heathrow just an hour away by bus or car, to these cities. In a little over 3 hours, you can be in the capital of Italy, walking around the legendary Colosseum and ordering food like a local! But learning Italian offers many benefits beyond just being able to have a conversation with native speakers. The language assumes a dominant position in international relations as an official language of the EU. Consequently, many businesses, like Veeva Systems and Elite, heavily rely on their bilingual staff to conduct negotiations and speak to their Italian partners. In fact, the British Council’s Languages for the Future placed Italian in the top ten languages most significant to the UK over the next 20 years. So, take advantage of the numerous job opportunities in and around Oxford by boosting your CV with Italian!
For Social: There are many instances where you can put your Italian to use around Oxford. For example, you can join the Italian Society of the University of Oxford, a group composed of an ever-growing community of Oxford students, alumni, and non-students, all united by their love for the Italian culture. Every month, they get together for drinks and to chat, so join them if you would like to meet new people while having some Mediterranean nibbles and wine! Another option is to join The Oxford Italiano Meetup, a language exchange group where you can practise your Italian while enjoying an aperitivo. This group is for all those who love Italy and Italian culture and want to improve their language skills and make friends. All ages and levels are welcome, so don't feel intimidated and impress them with the skills you learn with us at Language Trainers!
Where to Learn Italian in and around Oxford
No matter your reasons or goals for learning the language, we can help you achieve them at Language Trainers. Our instructors are native Italian professionals with a lot of experience in the field. Contact us today and we will design a personalised programme just for you! You can take your lessons at home, at your office or in a public place, if you prefer, such as the Oxford Public Library on Pontiac Street, the Art Café at 14 New Road or the Grand Café at 84 High Street.
And if you are not living in downtown Oxford but would still like to study Italian with us, don’t worry. We have great teachers waiting to get started in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Aylesbury, Bicester and Carterton.
Start your language journey today. Let’s go, andiamo! If you have studied Italian before, you can take our free Italian Level Test so we can assess your skills and then offer you a language package that suits your abilities!
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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Oxford
Our general one-on-one courses in Oxford 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 Oxford
Our Italian courses in Oxford 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 Oxford (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 Oxford
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Armed with a Master's degree in Euro-Mediterranean languages, Roberta is a qualified teacher of Italian and Spanish, and an expert in language. Her teaching career has involved exam preparation, working at primary schools, and teaching to adult professionals. She currently tutors students in Spanish and French at a state school in Oxford.
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”Our teacher was brilliant and very interesting. She was attentive and the lessons were fun and engaging.”Italian course in Oxford
”My Italian course went very well and I was very happy with the method used by my trainer.”Italian course in Norwich