Italian Lessons in Reno

Your colleagues and yourself can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified Italian tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. If the case may be that your home or office is not convenient, there is always the option to take your classes at the office of your teacher. Study books for the lesson are provided.

Italian 1-to-1 General

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.

 

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
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Italian Closed Group Lessons

2 or more people can benefit studying Italian together as these Italian lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One Italian Lesson or Small Group In-Company Italian Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster Italian Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people.

 

LANGUAGE LEVEL TESTS
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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