Italian in Calgary

Even though Calgary’s Italian community is small in numbers (there are around 1,500 people who speak Italian in the region), their influence on the culture of the city is considerable. This traces back to the last century, when Italians primarily came to Alberta in two main waves as they sought to escape WWI and then WWII. Today, this Italians have become an integral part of Calgary’s cultural and business communities, owning businesses related to food, construction, retail, sports and more! If you would like to truly understand the cultural scenery of Calgary and to take advantage of the professional opportunities available to bilingual speakers, start learning Italian with us! At Language Trainers, we specialize in designing tailor-made courses that suit your personal needs and schedule.

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Why Study Italian in Calgary

Learn Italian for Work: If you are looking for a new job in Calgary, learning Italian will certainly help you achieve your goal. Many companies with headquarters in the city, like WestJet, the Italian Centre Shop and Great Italian Importers, frequently fluent Italian speakers for positions like customer service leader, sales agent and cabin crew member. Also, you can reach out to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West on Edmonton Trail. This institution has been in operation since 1992, promoting friendly business relations between the city and Italy. Specifically, they promote an annual networking series called Ombreta, where you can attend talks and conferences delivered by Italian native speakers. Connect with them on a whole new level using your Italian skills and build long-lasting business partnerships.

Learn Italian for Culture: If you are not actively job-seeking but would like to experience the fascinating Italian culture instead, you will find plenty of opportunities to do so around Calgary. For example, you can attend events by the Calgary Italian Cultural Centre on 1st Avenue, an institution founded in 1998 with the objective of preserving the Italian culture and heritage. For example, if you love the Italian cuisine, you can participate in monthly cooking classes, where you will learn how to prepare mouth-watering traditional dishes from talented chefs from Rome. And you can buy every ingredient you will need to cook this delicious food at the Spinelli Italian Centre Shop on Willow Park. From mortadella to gnocci, this deli has a wide selection of Italian cheeses, meats and antipasti!

Learn Italian for Social: Your new Italian skills will also come in handy when making new friends in Calgary. For example, you can join the Italian InterNations space in Calgary, a group that was originally meant for expats to share their experiences but that today welcomes anyone with an interest in the language. Connect with native Italian speakers and have a good time while you put your language skills into practice! Another option is to join the Language Lovers in Calgary Meetup, a group of people who are passionate about different cultures and want to learn more about their history, music and arts. After the meeting, why not take your new friends to a themed restaurant, such as Spinelli Bar Italia on 12 Avenue or Buon Giorno Ristorante Italiano on 17 Avenue. Order your pasta or pizza in Italian and impress your new friends with the skills you learn with us at Language Trainers!


Where to Learn Italian in and around Calgary

Sign up for an Italian course with Language Trainers! We will design a language program at your convenience, so you get to decide the time and location of your lessons. We can send one of our professional instructors to your home, office or public place of your choosing, such as the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice café, like Alforno Bakery and Cafe on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW.

If you are not based in Calgary but live in the surrounding area, you can still study Italian with us. We have amazing teachers waiting to get started in Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn. Just let us know where you are and we will be there!

Contact us today and make it happen! Let’s go, andiamo! And if you have studied the language before, please take our free online Italian level test, so we can assess your current skills and start preparing the best course for you!

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Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family in Italian)
Work abroad in Italian-speaking countries
Travel abroad

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l'italiano gli risponde: "si ma tu l'hai vista l'asta?"
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1-on-1 General Italian Course in Calgary

Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary will help students improve their Italian level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Italian classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Italian Course in Calgary

Our Italian courses in Calgary are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Italian and email skills, as well as a level of survival Italian, granting them the ability to work in a country where Italian is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Italian Courses in Calgary (closed group)

Our Italian courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Italian Course or In-Company Small Group Italian Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Italian Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”It was great. Francesco, my Italian teacher, was on time and he helped me to develop a study plan. He has a positive attitude and it's fun to have lessons with him.”

Tomasz Karczewski Italian course in Calgary

”My Italian lessons are going really well. Elisabetta is an excellent instructor who prepares each class and is responsible and structured with her teaching.”

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