Italian in Toronto

Toronto is a city of great diversity, and Italian plays a big part in what makes it so special. The Italian community in Toronto makes up around 30% of the total population of Italians in Canada, making it the fourth-largest city in terms of Italian population outside of Italy. Immigration to Toronto began before the 1850s with both soldiers of fortune and educated Italians choosing the city as a prosperous place to seek work. The most recent mass migration came as a result of World War II, with 90% of those immigrants who arrived choosing to stay following the war. According to the 2016 census, 62,640 people living in Toronto are Italian or of Italian descent. So, Italian lessons in Toronto would be a great way of connecting with this vast community on a whole new level.

Why Study Italian in Toronto

For Work and Travel: Those interested in networking with Italian companies will find many instances for doing so in Toronto. For example, you can contact the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario on College Street, a non-profit business organization whose main objective is to promote business development between Canadian and Italian companies. To help fulfil their mission, they organize events and talks with professionals who come all the way from Italy to share what they know about business. Why not try to meet them afterwards and impress them with your newly-acquired speaking skills? And if you are taking your vacation in Italy this year, signing up for Italian classes in Toronto will prepare you for your travels and give you the confidence to explore Italy's rich heritage sites, knowing you can hold conversations and ask questions to get the most out of your trip. 

For Social: If you would like to share your passion for the Italian language and culture with friends, you can attend the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. This event attracts around 23,000 visitors yearly and has grown into one of the largest celebrations of Italian film outside of Italy. You will be able to watch the films without subtitles after your lessons with us, and impress your friends with your Italian skills! And, of course, there are many excellent Italian restaurants around the city, where you can go and share a meal with your loved ones. For example, Stelvio on Dundas St. offers Carpaccio, Casoncelli and Polenta Salciccia, which you can order using the Italian pronunciation you learn with us! In short, if you have an interest in anything Italian, taking Italian courses in Toronto is just the beginning of understanding all that Toronto has to offer.

For Culture: Learning about the Italian language will open your eyes to many aspects of their culture, such as art and design. For example, the Trentino Club of Toronto on Steeles Avenue was established in 1965 and, today, ensures the legacy of Italian in Toronto continues to thrive. From picnics throughout the summer to Italian-themed dinner events during the winter, as well as an active youth community, the Trentino Club is making sure Italian is still current and relevant for future generations, attracting hundreds to every event. The same is true of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto on Huron St., offering cultural collaborations between Italian and Canadian organizations and individuals as well as promoting heritage events. The Canadian Italian Heritage Foundation also hosts an annual Italian Heritage Month throughout June, with various festivals and celebrations taking place here in Toronto. You can take advantage of all of these opportunities to enhance your understanding of the fascinating Italian culture and speak to native Italians using the skills you learn with us at Language Trainers!

 

Where to Learn Italian in and around Toronto

Why not start an Italian course today? Just send us a quick inquiry and we will send a teacher to your home or workplace. If you prefer studying in a public place, that is fine as well. Some options are the Toronto Public Library on Gerrard St., the Page One Coffee +Bar on Mutual St. or Café Plenty on Dundas St.

If you live in the outskirts of Toronto, let us know. We have amazing tutors that can teach you Italian in nearby cities such as Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Ajax, Markham and Vaughan.

Let’s get started with Italian classes today! Let’s go, andiamo! And if you have some knowledge of the language, take one of our free online Italian level tests so we can gauge your current skills and design a personalized program for you!

Interesting Language Facts

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WHY people learn ITALIAN?
1.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family in Italian)
2.
Work abroad in Italian-speaking countries
3.
Travel abroad
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
64
Million
Non-Native
21
Million
ITALIAN

JOKE
Ci sono uno spagnolo e un italiano in una stanza.
l'italiano si spoglia e lo spagnolo dice: "asta la vista."
l'italiano gli risponde: "si ma tu l'hai vista l'asta?"
Foreign Language Speakers
in TORONTO
27.9%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in TORONTO
50%
of population

1-on-1 General Italian Course in Toronto

Our general one-on-one courses in Toronto 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 Toronto

Our Italian courses in Toronto 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 Toronto (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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to reach a certain level
in Italian
30 Hours
Elementary
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Intermediate
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Advanced
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