Our native speaker qualified Italian language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Lesson books are provided.
These Italian lessons are more general in nature and are targeted at students with a whole range of different needs. While all beginners level students can expect to cover Survival Italian - required for short visits to a country where English may not be spoken and/or the intention is to make good contacts with the local population, students then generally progress in different directions depending on their needs. Typical students include those buying property overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people about to set off on that long-awaited world trip, Italian culture enthusiasts and those who are keen to pass a particular Italian examination.
These Italian lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn Italian to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail Italian, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country.
The Italian lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One Italian Lesson or Small Group In-Company Italian Lesson). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn do not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people although In-Company Taster Italian Lessons can be run with up to 12 people.
A Romance language used by around 63 million people around the world, Italian is primarily spoken in Italy and regions of Switzerland
Italian is the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary, out of all the Romance tongues
Two vowels occurring together in Italian are spoken as two separate sounds
"Our native speaker qualified Italian language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning."
CoquitlamA part of metropolitan Vancouver, Coquitlam is a large city unto itself, with over 125,000 people currently living inside its borders. Coquitlam is known throughout Canada for its coastal exports and sea-based businesses, which have provided a large portion of the funds flowing into the local economy since the 1950's. The biggest employers in Coquitlam are the town itself, Art in Motion and the large casino that brings in thousands of visitors from around the neighboring cities each week. Over a full third of the population is Korean, Chinese or South Asian which means that the best languages to learn in Coquitlam are those from the Pacific Rim countries.