Italian Language Courses

SIMON & SIMON provide flexible Italian language courses including a range of training options to suit your business. We can provide 1:1 or group sessions from 1 to 30 hours per week either at your company, at home or as a residential course.

Italian speakers worldwide: 64 million.

Tailored Italian Language Courses

Our teachers are all highly qualified native Italian speakers and have an average of 15 years’ teaching experience. Not only do we provide you with an experienced teacher, we also have a great multi-lingual support team of Account Managers to help you outside the course times with all of the administration involved.

Our Italian language courses are available in every corner of the UK and worldwide.

We offer a pre-course assessment so that we can see what you need from the course. Once this is done we will provide you with a course plan and a profile of your trainer. During the course we provide reports and evaluations on student’s attendance and progress and these are available to HR/Learning and Development personnel via password access to our management information systems.

Your Italian teacher will conduct your lesson almost entirely in Italian – a method known as the Communicative Approach – and you will find yourself making progress from the very first lesson. Soon you will be growing in the confidence to communicate in Italian in a variety of social and business situations.

Information on our Italian language courses

Italian Language Profile

Italian is one of the Romance languages, which is spoken in a number of sovereign states across Europe. It is one of the official languages of the European Union and is also the official language in Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, and Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Most native speakers are bilingual.

Unlike many other Romance languages, the contrast between long and short consonants in Latin is retained in Italian. It is also the Romance language that is closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary.

Italian is also spoken in:

  • Croatia
  • Libya
  • Monaco
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican City

1:1 and Group Italian Courses

Our Italian language courses are available on both a 1:1 and group basis. With careful planning, group training can offer great value for money, as participants can help each other outside of the course time. To ensure that group Italian language courses are successful, we strongly recommend you keep group numbers to 6 or less to ensure there is enough individual attention.

Those learning Italian on a 1:1 basis will naturally make much faster progress, as the course will be designed around their individual needs. We can tailor these courses to focus on the learner’s particular strengths and weaknesses.

Every SIMON & SIMON language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, who are multi-lingual and extremely friendly. They will be discussing  your needs with you directly to ensure your Italian language course is tailored perfectly for  you.

Italian Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have arranged Italian language courses for clients in numerous locations around the world using our global network of language trainers. The vast majority of our Italian lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel. However, many of our students also prefer to have courses done at their home, in our facilities or even online through Skype. All of our trainers are flexible and will design the course to match your comfort.

The majority of our students attend at least one 90-minute session per week and many students will try to do more than one session depending on their personal commitments. Our Italian teachers are available all year round, Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm, and weekend courses can also be arranged on request.

Need to learn Italian quickly? Our intensive Italian language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day Monday – Friday), and can take place at either your premises or at a residential centre here in the UK or abroad, or even online.

Italian Course Content

The content of your Italian language course will reflect your level and your particular objectives. We will assess your Italian language level before your course, and discuss with you in detail the subject areas you wish to focus on because at SIMON & SIMON we understand that every business has different needs.

At the start of your Italian course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a course plan and relevant course materials. You will then receive progress reports after every 40 hours of training, so you can keep track of your progress. You will also receive a set of invaluable weblinks to a variety of language learning sources.

Whether you are a complete beginner looking for day-to-day Italian survival skills, or a more proficient Italian speaker who wishes to grasp the nuances of a certain area of the language, our teachers can help you.

We can tailor our courses for business needs – to discuss areas such as finance or marketing or administration. Or we could hone your presentation language, your negotiation nuance, listening comprehension or pronunciation skills. It all depends on what you want and need.

Italian Language Examination Courses

We will also prepare you for Italian examinations of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in language examinations, and their success further underlines the value we place on working with expert Italian teachers.

As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration and administration of Italian examinations and the issuing of result certificates.

Assess Your Italian Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Italian language trainer can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Italian in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

Popular Locations for Italian Courses

We offer Italian Courses in locations around the world. The following are some of our most popular locations:

Fees & proposals for Italian language courses

If you require information about fees, we can give you a tailored proposal that will outline the investment for a course to match your needs. Call us on 020 7821 0999 or click below to send us an email and we will respond to you very soon.

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Our Italian language services also include:

  • the support of our multi-lingual team of account managers
  • pre-course language assessments and course needs analysis
  • trainer profiles, course plans, progress reports and course evaluations
  • purchase and delivery of language course materials
  • registration and preparation for language examinations
  • comprehensive reports on student attendance and progress
  • regular account reviews with HR/learning & development personnel
  • password access to ‘monitor’ – our industry leading online reporting system
  • translation & interpreting service
  • "We are happy to recommend SIMON & SIMON their use of quality trainers in the UK and abroad ensures our students receive excellent training, and their personal approach to account management is very reassuring as they are always available and attentive to the clients requirements."

    Jayne, Personnel & Training, Multinational construction company

  • "I would like to mention that Olga is an excellent Russian teacher. Her lessons are really fun, she is great at explaining language points, her general cultural knowledge is awesome and she does a tremendous amount of preparatory work."

    Gavin, Associate Director, Multinational banking group

  • "SIMON & SIMON is extremely professional and detail conscious... They provide excellent reports on student progress which enable us to make better informed decisions."

    Lisa, Training and Development Manager, Cosmetics company

  • "The information they provide makes it easy for our managers to keep track of each student's commitment and progress and identifies how they can save money and better focus on their investment in language training."

    Toby, Training Manager, Multinational engineering conglomerate

  • "This was an excellent session. Very excited for this and Anette is an excellent teacher! Very happy to have finally started this."

    Michael, Associate, Multinational law firm

  • "The course is going very well. Sue is an extraordinary teacher and I have improved very much thanks to her lessons."

    Luca, Software Development Engineer, Semiconductor suppliers

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

Alternatively, complete our short enquiry form to receive a tailored proposal that includes investment levels.

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