Our Italian speakers, fully qualified to teach their native tongue, can train you and, if need be, the rest of your group at a time that is suitable to you, at your home or place of work. Sessions can take place on the day of your choosing - even weekends - and at the time you want: whether it be morning, afternoon or evening. If circumstances arise where your home or office is not convenient, the classes can be held at your trainer's office. Resources for the lesson are provided for you.
Italian lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Italian - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying Italian usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these Italian classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in Italian culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in Italian.
Those who would benefit the most from these Italian tutorials are those who feel they need to learn Italian to help them out in their business lives. For starters, learning salutations and business etiquette is integral; once these have been practiced then reading and writing lessons can start. Typical studiers have been those involved in international import/export, negotiations and acquisitions, those in multinational companies requiring another language, and those working in any way with international governments and relevant administration. Just our simplest lesson for beginners will have students finishing the lessons with basic telephone and e-mail Italian, as well as survival Italian should a visit to the country be necessary.
Lessons in Italian are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Italian Lesson or Small Group In-Company Italian Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Italian sessions can be run with as many as 12 people.
Italian uses the same alphabet as English, without the letters J, K, W, X and Y - though these letters still appear in loan words
Italian is a popular language around the world in schools, but is rarely taught as a second language
In the Renaissance period, Italy was the most important cultural hub in the world; educated European men would generally visit Italy as part of 'the Grand Tour'
"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."
PittsburghBridge across the language divide in the City of Bridges, Pittsburgh. An ideal location to launch your studies of a new language, Pittsburgh is the centre of culture and economics for Pennsylvania and the eastern Ohio River Valley. Like Pittsburgh's favorite son, the pop artist Andy Warhol, many Pittsburghers have Central or Eastern European ancestry, and indeed many German, Serbian and other Slavic language phrases, cognates and rhythms are found in the unique Pittsburgh dialect often referred to as "Pittsburghese." German, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian, Slovakian, Slovenian and Serbian language communities are abound in Pittsburgh - and according to population figures Pittsburgh is even the third largest Croatian town behind Zagreb and Split. This all means amazing chances to learn from a native-speaking teacher and for conversing in your everyday life!