Ciao Bella Italian Language School offers one-on-one lessons or small group classes for adults and children at all levels from beginners to conversation.
If you want to be able to have a conservation in Italian or simply want to learn some Italian before travelling then Ciao Bella is just the place for you. The classes are held in a relaxing environment, as my number one priority is to make learning Italian an enjoyable experience. Ciao Bella is located in the vibrant and lively neighbourhood of Kenmore in Brisbane.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation classes are both online and face to face with only a few students allowed in the classroom.
Learn Italian the fun way with Ciao Bella Italian Language School.
I am Lucia, an Italian native speaker born in Turin, Piedmont. After graduating from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2008 with an M.A. in German/English- Italian translation, I found my passion in teaching. I passed additionally the DITALS II exam, a certificate qualifying me to teach Italian to Non-Native speakers. After gathering some experience in Rome in 2008, I pursued my career abroad: first in Germany, then in the UK, in Sydney and finally in Brisbane. In the past 10 years I have been teaching Italian to several separate classes which included a wide-range of levels (A1 to C1) and to students of all ages, including children and seniors. Furthermore I have been keeping myself updated through the years attending several seminars and webinars promoted from different publishers to always provide the best and modern teaching methods to my students.
Located in the beautiful leafy Kenmore, behind Misty Morn. Lessons will be hold at my place. The classroom accommodates a few students and has a whiteboard, CD player, smart TV to play short movies etc. Air-conditioning in summer, heating in winter.
5 min. walk to public transport (bus 444 direct to/from CBD).
Parking nearby. Of course social distancing measures are in place.
LEARN THROUGH FUN! I provide a personalised instruction based on the students interests. My strong point is delivering entertaining lessons with many didactic games, Italian songs, role-plays, culture and traditions activities or watching an Italian short film ensuring time runs away without the students realising it. I teach with energy and enthusiasm. I would like the students to understand that a language is not an abstract subject that you study in books and dictionaries, but also something which is alive, used by real people for communication.
I offer small group lessons. This small class size enables me to work with each student closely, giving you a significant amount of individual attention and concentrating on your language needs. Levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced.
Are you travelling to Italy soon and would like to have a crash/survival Italian course? Italian for Travellers enables you to communicate effectively during your trip by learning (and practising in the class through role-plays) a set of key expressions typical in common travel situations, such as eating out, finding accommodation, travelling by train/bus/airplane, etc.
Do you want to improve your child’s language skills by learning Italian with a kid-friendly program? Ciao Bella children lessons are designed to be fun and engaging using songs, culture activities and games.
Do you want a highly personalised and flexible lesson? Then a one on one private tuition is right for you. Individual lessons are tailor-made responding to your specific needs in terms of content, time and location.
Ciao Bella organises regularly various social events: watching a movie of the Italian Film Festival in Brisbane all together, dinners, opera events, Italian gelato workshops, free cooking classes with nonna Cesidia (my mum) and much more.
Online lessons are as effective as face to face ones. My lessons follow a communicative and interactive approach using Zoom (a free video conference software) which provides an excellent video and sound quality.
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If you have questions about the Italian lessons available to you in my programs, feel free to send me a message. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
85 Kilkivan Avenue, Kenmore Queensland 4069, Australia