Apprenez à parler Italien à Halifax, NS

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The Italian community in Nova Scotia is among the oldest in Canada. And Halifax in particular, given its strategic location as one of North America's most important trade hubs, holds a significant place in the history of Italian immigration, culture, and language. According to the 2016 census more than 1.5 million Canadians claim full or partial Italian ancestry and Halifax is home to about 13,500 of them. While this number is relatively small in comparison to other Canadian cities, those of Italian descent along with the Italian language and culture have been fundamental in shaping Halifax's social, economic, and political life. So, learning Italian is crucial to be able to connect with the local community on another level, explore their culture and improve your job prospects.

Why Study Italian in Halifax

Learn Italian for Work & Studies: The majority of the Italian immigrants who arrived in Nova Scotia at the turn of the twentieth century were recruited to work in the mining, steel, forestry, and fishing industries. Soon thereafter, merchants, and shopkeepers filed in, starting their businesses predominantly in Halifax and today, there are many companies of Italian origin in the city. Some of them are The Italian Market, the Bertossi Group and Burberry, which are looking to hire blingual speakers. If you are not actively job-seeking but would like to participate in an exchange program instead, Dalhouse University offers two study abroad opportunities to students who have a couple of years of experience with the Italian language. At Language Trainers, we can help you increase your language skills so you can take this course with confidence!.

Learn Italian for Culture: Work aside, Halifax is the heart of the Italian cultural activity that goes on in Nova Scotia. The Italian Canadian Cultural Association (ICCA) on Agricola St was founded over 40 years ago and has been a key supporter and sponsor of Italian cultural initiatives in Halifax. Every year, they host numerous dinner parties and social events promoting Italian cultural heritage and they publish a bilingual English-Italian newsletter called La Voce on a seasonal-basis. Other Italian cultural events include the Halifax Summer of Opera Festival (HSOF)—a month-long series that started in 2008. In 2017, this festival featured 15 performances of 3 main stage operas as well as concerts, lectures and masterclasses in front of hundreds of people. These events make Halifax an important focal point not only for the local Italian community, but also for those who have an affinity for all things Italian, including music aficionados, art enthusiasts and, of course, Italian language learners like you.

Learn Italian for Social: If you are interested in meeting new people with an interest in the Italian language, you can join the Italian Conversation Meetup Group for basic and fluent speakers who share a passion for the Italian language, culture, food and fashion. Or you can share Italian movies with your friends by attending the annual the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival on Hollis St, an eight-day celebration of film, media, and music that screens several Italian movies. In 2018, more than 2,000 people attended the festival. You will be able to watch these movies without reading the English subtitles after taking an Italian course with us and impress your friends with your knowledge of Italian!


Where to Learn Italian in and around Halifax

Italian is inherently connected to the local community and taking Italian lessons in Halifax is a way of preserving the spirit of immigration that made Canada a land of opportunity for so many. So, why not start today with Language Trainers? Just contact us and we will arrange for a native Italian teacher to go to your home or workplace. You can also take your lessons at a public place if you prefer. Some options are the Halifax Central Library on Spreen Garden Rd, the Coastal Café on Robie Street and The Board Room Game Café on Barrington Street.

And if you are not based in Halifax but live in the outskirts of the city, just let us know. We have great instructors ready to start teaching in Dartmouth, Bedford, Bridgewater, and Truro.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, andiamo! Take one of our free online Italian level tests so we can offer you a language package suitable for your skills and requirements!

Sign up for our Italien lessons in Halifax, NS today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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Cours d'italien de base à Halifax, NS

Nos cours à Halifax, NS aideront les étudiants à améliorer leur niveau de langue de manière rapide et efficace, quel que soit leur objectif. L'un des aspects les plus intéressants de nos cours est qu'ils sont entièrement conçus pour répondre aux besoins des étudiants. Le fait que nous offrons nos cours d'italien en tête-à-tête signifie que vous pouvez apprendre les mots et les phrases dont vous avez besoin dans un environnement confortable et détendu.

Cours d'italien des affaires en tête-à-tête à Halifax, NS

Nos cours de italien des affaires à Halifax, NS se font en tête-à-tête et vous aideront à améliorer vos compétences en langue des affaires de manière considérable. Peu importe à quel niveau vous commencez, vous serez bientôt en mesure de faire confortablement des présentations d'affaires avant de passer à d'autres sujets. Les étudiants débutants peuvent s'attendre à terminer le cours avec des compétences basiques en italien, leur permettant de passer un coup de téléphone ou écrire un courrier électronique.

Cours d'italien à deux et en petit groupe
à Halifax, NS (Groupe privé)

Nos cours de langues sont également disponibles pour les petits groupes de personnes qui souhaitent étudier ensemble (cours d'italien à deux, cours d'italien en petit groupe en entreprise). Tous les participants doivent avoir les mêmes besoins linguistiques, pouvoir étudier simultanément au même endroit, et avoir le même niveau. Tous les participants doivent réserver au même horaire. Les professeurs de langues suggèrent que vous ne choisissiez pas de cours avec plus de 8 élèves par classe. Cependant, un cours d'essai d'italien en entreprise peut comporter jusqu'à 12 personnes.

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