Italian Lessons in Pittsburgh
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.
Italian 1-to-1 General
These Italian lessons fit a broader spectrum, and can be useful for those who need different things from the language. Most beginner students will have a handle of survival Italian by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough Italian to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions. Typical students have been those eager to travel all over the world, those buying overseas property, those with foreign spouses, aficionados of Italian culture and those who just wish to pass a particular Italian exam.
Italian 1-to-1 Business
These Italian Lessons are intended for people who really need to learn Italian to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette, at higher levels reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even on our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic Telephone Italian and e-mail Italian skills for communications as well as Survival Italian required for short visits to a country.
LANGUAGE LEVEL TESTS
These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes
Italian Closed Group Lessons
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 Language Essentials
Top Italian Idioms & Proverbs
1) Non si puo avere la botte piena è la moglie ubriaca ("You can't have a full bottle and a drunken wife.")
2) Tra il dire e il fare c’è di mezzo il mare ("Between saying and doing is the ocean.")
3) Buono come il pane ("As good as bread.")
about Top Italian Idioms & Proverbs
Italian Slang Words & Phrases
1) Che figata! (That's so cool!)
2) Cicciobomba (slob)
3) Boccalone (a big mouth/gossip)
The Most Difficult Things About Learning Italian
1) Its verb conjugations are complex.
2) It’s difficult to master the rolled R.
3) There’s an abundance of verb tenses.
3 Surprising Facts About Italian
Top Italian Dialects
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