Italian in New York

New York, one of the most famous cities in the world, is home to 8.5 million people, many of whom have Italian roots! In fact, New York City has the largest population of Italian Americans in the US, with more than 650 thousand speakers, according to the 2010 census. Also, there are twenty-four Italian-American neighborhoods in New York City, most of which are concentrated in Brooklyn. Little Italy, on Mulberry Street and the surrounding area, is famous for its authentic Italian cuisine and themed cultural events. Thus, taking Italian courses in New York City will give you an even more authentic experience when participating in the many festivals and parties!

 

Why Study Italian in NYC

For Work: Having Italian as a skill on your resume is a great way to expand your employment horizons. Trade between the United States and Italy is strong. According to US Trade Numbers, in 2018 alone, trade between the two countries exceeded $78 billion. Among the favorite Italian goods imported to the US are cars, medicine, defence-related aircraft, and wine. So, if you are actively job-seeking, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce on 44th Street can help you connect with an international company of Italian origin that is seeking bilingual speakers. Established in 1887, this is a private not-for-profit organization that promotes business and commercial relations between the United States and Italy. They bring together businesses (ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large corporations) by means of networking events and conferences. Don’t miss an opportunity to impress native speakers with your Italian skills!

For Culture: The Italian culture is prominent and celebrated throughout New York City. For example, you can go to the Italian American Museum on Mulberry Street, an institution that tries to raise public awareness and appreciation of the accomplishments and contributions of Italian Americans to the American way of life. This museum features exhibitions that focus on past immigration from Italy to America. Most of the time, the artists themselves attend the exhibitions, so why not try to talk to them and practice your Italian? Also, the Consulate-General of Italy and the John D. Calandra Italian-American Institute on 43rd Street promote Italian culture, organizing Italian cooking classes and cheese-and-wine walks around the city. You can even listen to Italian radio right here in the city with Radio Italy Live! Whatever flavor of Italy you are looking for, Italian lessons in New York City will make the experience even better!

For Social: Those who are looking to connect with other Italian speakers in NYC can join one of the many meet-up groups present in the city. One of the most popular ones is Italian Amici, with more than 4 thousand members! They are a friendly and diverse group of learners from the NYC area, who usually meet two or more times a month at a local venue to share their passion for the Italian language, culture, and lifestyle with like-minded people. Don’t be shy and join them to further practice what you learn with us at Language Trainers! Also, you can attend the annual celebrations of Italian film at the Open Roads Festival and the New York Italian Film Festival with your new friends. Enjoy fantastic traditional and contemporary movies in their original language without the need for English subtitles!

 

Where to Learn Italian in and around NYC

So, why not consider taking Italian classes with us? Our courses are flexible and tailor-made to suit your specific needs. Sign up today and we will arrange for one of our teachers to go to your home or workplace. You can also take your classes in a public space if you prefer, like The New York Public Library on 5th Avenue, Cafe Grumpy on 42nd Street, and Coffee Project NY on 5th Street.

If you do not live in downtown New York City, don’t hesitate to contact us still. We have amazing teachers that can start your Italian lessons today in Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.

Why not start with Italian today? Let’s go, andiamo! And if you have some knowledge of Italian already, you can take our free Italian Level Test to understand your current ability. Either way, send us a quick inquiry and we will start designing a personalized course for you.

Interesting Language Facts

US federal law provides up to a $1,000 raise in monthly proficiency pay for bilingual military personnel.

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Being fluent in two languages enhances a person's ability to concentrate.
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 NEW YORK
29.28%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in NEW YORK
50%
of population

1-on-1 General Italian Course in New York

Our general one-on-one courses in New York 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 New York

Our Italian courses in New York 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 New York (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
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
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