Italian Lessons in Pittsburgh

You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified Italian teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials.


Italian 1-to-1 General

This set of Italian tutorials are less specific and more targeted at those who want to get a range of different things from learning Italian. Even though all novice students will cover survival Italian: enough Italian to make a visit to the country or make good contacts with the locals, but what do you do from there? It depends on your needs. Those who have benefitted from these lessons have been those moving or investing overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people who love to travel all over the world, those interested in Italian culture, and those who just want to pass a specific examination in Italian.


Italian 1-to-1 Business

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.


These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes

Italian Closed Group Lessons

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.


These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes
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Italian Language Essentials

Top Italian Food/Drink
1) Pizza Margherita
2) Gelatox
3) Pasta Carbonara
Top 3 Italian Survival Phrases
1) Come si chiama? (What is your name?)
2) Parla inglese? (Do you speak English?)
3) Non capisco. (I don't understand.)
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.")

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Italian Slang Words & Phrases
1) Che figata! (That's so cool!)
2) Cicciobomba (slob)
3) Boccalone (a big mouth/gossip)
The Easiest Things About Learning Italian
1) Many words are similar to their English counterparts.
2) The alphabet is the same as the English one.
3) It’s closely related to other Romance languages.

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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
1) Italian is the official language of classical music.
2) Italian isn’t just spoken in Italy.
3) The longest word contains 29 letters.

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Top 3 mistakes Italian students makes
1) Gender
2) Conjugations
3) Tenses
Top Italian Dialects
1) Tuscan/Florentine
2) Neapolitan
3) Venetian

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