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Our Language Courses


Our Language Courses

Our Courses

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is the official Italian government office for the promotion of the Italian culture and language, offering a wide choice of Italian classes.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level student, whether you want to learn Italian for business or pleasure, we can help you perfect your language skills at a level that suits your needs, and at times that suit your schedule.

Our highly qualified and experienced native Italian speaker teachers provide training in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as a systematic study of grammar. While you study with us, you can access our extensive library of books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers, and enjoy members benefits for selected Italian cultural events - what better way to practice your Italian?




BLOCK 1 starts on 29th JANUARY 2018. Click here to see the TIMETABLE.

A.A.A. The Early Bird discount is back!

Enrol for Block 1/2018 now and pay only $315 (the offer ends on Monday the 8th of January 2018)

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Courses at the IIC maintain the same high academic standards that you would find if you attended a high quality language school in Italy. Our courses are organised following the six subdivision levels of language proficiency established by the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1-A2; B1-B2; C1-C2.
For more information, visit the Council of Europe website or the University of Cambridge website
To view the general evaluation table of reference, click here.


At the IIC, the teaching methodology is based on a fully communicative approach, which is followed in all European countries and aims at developing oral and written communication skills in real-life contexts. The textbooks we use are designed to follow the directions of the Common European Framework and our teachers further enrich their teaching programs with variety of up-to-date, authentic materials according to the interests and requirements of each different group of students.

Our courses will help you develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a range of activities and exercise that make you put the Italian you are using to immediate use.

Other benefits of studying at the IIC:

As well as enjoying access to our library, with more than 11,000 books, plus DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers, current students can access exclusive scholarships to study in Italy. As a current student, you will also enjoy IIC membership for the duration of your course, giving you access to discounts for selected Italian cultural events such as concerts or film screenings, as well as discounts and offers at partner restaurants and organisations in Melbourne.

For all enquiries about our courses, please contact our Course Coordinator on 03 9866 5931 or e-mail