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Corsi di conversazione e cultura


Corsi di conversazione e cultura

Standard and short Language and Culture Courses

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BLOCK 1/2018: NEW SPECIAL COURSES! Click here to download the timetable

discovering dante

Discovering Dante (C1): This course offers a unique opportunity to study Dante’s journey through the afterlife, by beginning with Canto 1 from the Inferno. The aim of the course, held in Italian by an expert Italian teacher, is to examine, illustrate and interpret each Canto according to various levels of meaning: literal, allegorical and moral. Particular attention will be given to Dante’s moral and religious ideas and their relevance in today’s world.


italian for travellers

Italian for Travellers: An intensive 15-hour crash course designed specifically for people who are planning a trip to Italy and need to learn some basic survival phrases in the shortest possible time. Beginner level. On Saturday!
Textbook: Primo Contatto (Loescher Editore)

Dates: 24 February-3/10/17/24 March 2018
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Fee: $330
Enrolment form: click here


italian through literature

Italian through Literature (B1 and B2/C1): Designed for intermediate-advanced Italian speakers. Students are given the opportunity to discuss topics mainly regarding classic and contemporary Italian literature, through the reading of extracts from novels by Italian writers. Course materials provided by teacher.


italian for italians

Italian for Italians: For students of Italian origin who want to learn the basics of the Italian language and who have a predominantly oral knowledge of the language mainly through dialects.
Textbook: (Loescher Editore)


italian through regional food

Italian through Regional Food (A2-B1): Learn Italian through reading activities using festive recipes and traditional specialities from Italian national and regional cuisine - what a treat! (Course not suitable for absolute beginners).


italian through songs

Italian through Songs: Short course. From Jovanotti to Venditti, this unique experience will sharpen your pronunciation and speaking skills while studying contemporary prose. Each lesson is highly interactive and whilst students are encouraged to sing together in class, no formal singing abilities are required. Texbook: Canta che ti passa (Alma Edizioni)


italian through cinema

Italian through Cinema (B1):This course offers students the possibility to study and improve their Italian language skills through viewings of cultural comedy short films. Each week students will watch a short film and engage in linguistic activities, both written and oral, to facilitate language comprehension in a fun and useful manner.


caffe italiano

Caffè Italiano: Short conversation course. This course is intended for students who wish to consolidate and practise their conversation skills while revising and consolidating their grammar. The course is a great way to practice your Italian, expand your vocabulary and improve your understanding of the language.










Carpe Diem (Seize the day): Learn Latin as a foundation for Italian and the study of other languages! Latin is a living, breathing language! Did you know that many of the English words that we use today, such as ad hoc, memorandum, et cetera, and habitat are based on Latin roots? Through this 5-week course you will learn the basics of the Latin language. You will acquire the essential grammar and vocabulary to start translating and composing simple Latin sentences. You will learn the correct pronunciation rules and have an understanding of the main aspects of ancient Roman society as well. Texbook: Learning Latin Book (Adams Media Corporation). 

Dates: 21-28 February & 7/14/21 March 2018
Time: 4:00am-5:30pm
Fee: $170
Enrolment form: click here

Seminar Series in English
We offer special seminar series in English on topics relating to Italian language and culture.

Giro d'Italia: short course in English off the mass tourist trail and discover the beauty of some of Italy's lesser-known cities.


Each individual course has a unique fee; please contact us for further information.

Textbooks are not included in the course fee and are available for purchase at reception. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure they have the required textbooks for their course.

How to Enrol

Download the enrolment form, ensuring you read the Terms and Conditions on the form. Payment may be made by electronic transfer, cash or credit card.

Enrol in person at the IIC, 233 Domain Road, South Yarra 3141
Email your completed enrolment form together with your payment details (credit card or bank transfer) to:
Phone us on 03 9866 5931/ 03 9866 4729 during office hours and provide your credit card* details.

Please note, not all courses are offered in every term.