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Italian Lessons in New York

Did you know that Italian is the fifth-most studied language in the USA? This is due to the massive Italian migration to the States that took place in the 19th century. Today, the number of Italian speakers in the country is huge, with more than 300,000 of them living in New York alone. Want to become part of this exciting community? Contact us at Listen & Learn and we will prepare a personalized course for you to learn as quickly and efficiently as possible.

While Italian and English are very different languages (in fact, they do not even belong to the same branch: English is Germanic while Italian is a Romance language), you will find some aspects of Italian are not difficult for English speakers to learn. For example, Italian is a phonetic language, meaning that its words are written how they are pronounced. Thus, writing and speaking skills are closely linked. So, why not join one of the many language exchange groups available in New York, like Italian Chat or New York Italians, and put into practice what you learn in your Listen & Learn classes? Not only will you build your confidence and develop your speaking skills, but your reading and writing ability as well.

But watch out! Some words may look similar to their English counterparts but they do not mean the same. For example, you might think that bene educato means well educated, but in fact, it means polite. Still, don’t worry: you’ll learn all these details and nuances of the Italian language in your lessons with one of Listen & Learn’s qualified and experienced teachers.

Our instructors are professional native speakers who will teach you everything you need to know to communicate with other Italian speakers, from idioms and false cognates to gestures and tones. Contact us today and soon you’ll be able to travel to Italy and order food and drinks using your flawless Italian pronunciation!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Italian

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. Inquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Italian

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. Inquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Italian

If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of Italian, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Italian lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Italian Lessons or Small Group In-Company Italian Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in Italian can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time. Inquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Italian

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. Inquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Italian

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. Inquire now about our Italian Courses or Take A Free Italian Level Test

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italian Songs


Con te partirò - Andrea Bocelli

This is a timeless love song performed by one of the most famous Italian singers of all time, Andrea Bocelli. In this piece, the artist dreams of traveling to new places with his lover, so it’s a great opportunity to learn vocabulary related to love and companionship. Also, Bocelli has great diction and enunciates the words clearly, making it a good song for beginners to start training their ears. Some expressions you’ll be learning are “con te” (with you), “su navi per mari” (on ships overseas), “tu mia Luna” (my moon), and more! Listen to this amazing song by Andrea Bocelli!

italian Songs

Almeno tu nell’universo- Mia Martini

Mia Martini is one of the most well-known famous singers in Italy who often sings about heartbreak and disappointment. That is the case of Almeno tu nell’universo, where the poetic protagonist sings about loving a strange man, unique in this world, but who doesn’t pay any attention to her. The song is almost entirely sung in the conditional tense, so it’s great practice for intermediate or even advanced students looking to expand their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. There is heavy use of adverbs, for example, like davvero (really) or per sempre (forever). Enjoy her song here!

L’emozione non ha voce - Adriano Celentano

This song follows a man who’s confessing his love for a married woman, knowing she will never love him back. Still, he claims that his love will last for life. As the song is slow and Adriano Celentano pronounces each word very clearly, beginner students will find it easy to start training their listening comprehension while picking up some new words, such as “amico” (friend), vita (life), dormir (sleep), and more! The song also uses the future tense a lot, so it’s great if you’re looking to practice that particular grammatical feature while listening to great music. Click here to listen to this hit!

italian Youtube Channels


Weilá Tom

Weilá Tom is a YouTube channel for Italian language learners. Tom, the owner, always records positive messages about not giving up when learning Italian, even if the process is slow or difficult. Tom is not an Italian native speaker but an American who has been acquiring the language for the past 11 years. What he does, then, is to share his experience and talks about the things that worked for him as a native English speaker. The videos are suitable for all levels of proficiency, as he speaks Italian very slowly, and all his content has English subtitles. Subscribe to his channel here!

italian Youtube Channels


Learning a language is not only about memorizing rules or acquiring vocabulary. It is also important to feel inspired and to practice with others. So, why not subscribe to YouTube channels that give positive vibes and advice on how to learn Italian more efficiently, like Briller? This channel is run by Bryan, an American who’s been living in Italy for more than 10 years. He shares his passion not only for the Italian language, but also for the country’s culture and traditions. Watch these interesting videos and learn important Italian vocabulary, such as words relating to food, like gnocchi or papardelle. Subscribe to his channel here!

Breaking Italy

Listening to international news is a great way to acquire language fluency, increase your listening comprehension, and learn Italian vocabulary. One great YouTube channel for this is Breaking Italy, which features the hottest topics and trends from around the world, and the European Union in particular. By watching this content, you’ll get familiar with idiomatic expressions and slang in addition to everyday vocabulary. The man behind this show is a native Italian who speaks using very clear pronunciation and at a slow pace (especially when it comes to the news), so students of all levels can benefit from these videos. Subscribe to this channel here!

italian Apps


Fluent U

Watching videos is a great way to put your Italian skills into practice, and even more so if this content is graded by level. Fluent U offers exactly that: they have curated a list of movie trailers, music videos, interviews, and TV programs, and have rated them to suit different proficiency abilities. All these videos have subtitles that people switch on in case they want some help, as well. You can even click on the words that interest you to learn definitions, pronunciations, and examples of how they are used. The app also includes other resources, like flashcards and transcripts, to use on the go! Click here to check out the app.

italian Apps

50 Languages

Playing games is a great way to learn a language, and you can improve your Italian skills with an app like 50 languages. It has puzzles, crosswords, Spot the Difference, and other interactive games that will take your Italian vocabulary to the next level. The app also offers a phrasebook that links audio, text, and pictures, so you can get familiar not only with a word, but also with its meaning, pronunciation, and use. Also, you can check on your progress at any time by taking one of their proficiency tests (written, multiple-choice, word order, or bubble game)! Click here to check out the app.


Mondly is a great app to try if you are looking to improve your listening comprehension and expand your vocabulary in Italian. This app features hundreds of real-life conversations, recorded in great quality, that contain target terms and everyday expressions that are useful to know to increase your fluency. Best of all, Mondly can be used to test your comprehension in many different ways, like matching words to their English counterparts or by asking some general questions. The app’s videos are grouped into different proficiency levels, so you’re sure to find materials to practice, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced-level student. Click here to check out the app.


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Italian course in Miami.

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Italian course in Caledon East.

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Italian course in Brampton.

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Italian course in London.

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Italian course in Oakville.

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