Learn How to Speak Italian in San Francisco

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San Francisco is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, with a history of Italian immigration. According to the 2011 Census, there are almost 100,000 people who claim Italian ancestry in the city, and 60,000 of them speak fluent Italian. Learning the language, then, will help you connect with these people on a different level. You will also get to enjoy your holidays in Italy, broaden your professional horizons and impress your friends when ordering pasta at the many Italian restaurants in the city. Start studying Italian with us at Language Trainers! Our lessons are flexible enough for you to learn this amazing language at your own pace and schedule.

Why Study Italian in San Francisco

Learn Italian for Work: Learning Italian can be an asset if you are looking to advance in your career. For example, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West Los Angeles on 925 N La Brea Ave is dedicated to assisting professionals and businesses in both Italy and San Francisco. Founded in 1987, this institution provides business leads and networking opportunities, such as the Westwedge Trade Fair, organized every October since 2015. Many Italian entrepreneurs attend this event, so it is a great opportunity to impress them with the Italian you learned in your classes with Language Trainers. Taking Italian lessons is also helpful if you are actively job-seeking, as many companies that are looking to hire bilingual speakers. Some of them are SoundHound Inc or Barzotto, which need employees with fluency in written and spoken Italian.

Learn Italian for Culture: Knowledge of the Italian language will also allow you to understand the vibrant culture of San Francisco more deeply. For example, you can enjoy some classic Italian movies every year in the Italian Film Festival that has been organized since 2016 by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. This festival showcases new Italian films from young emerging filmmakers and seasoned masters alike. After taking some lessons with us, we are sure you will be able to go and watch the movies without English subtitles! Those who are more into art and museums can also visit the Museo Italo Americano, the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian art and culture. Established in 1978, this institution aims to research, collect, and display works of Italian artists, preserving the heritage of Italian-Americans for future generations. Sometimes, the artists themselves attend these events. Why not impress them with your newly-acquired Italian skills?

Learn Italian for Social: San Francisco is also a great city to use Italian to socialize and make new friends. The San Francisco Giants Italian Heritage Night on Oracle Park, for example, is a great occasion to get to know people with the same interests as you. In this event, Italian clubs from all over Northern California join together and celebrate in a feast that includes food, wine, cocktails gelato and music. The San Francisco Italian Language Meetup Group is another option for those who want to make new friends who share an interest in the Italian language. This group usually schedules a variety of events to speak Italian, meet other Italians and Italian culture lovers and participate in cultural, recreational and language events throughout San Francisco! After the meeting, you can take your new friends to an Italian restaurant such as Barzotto on Valencia St, the perfect option when you need Italian pasta, pizza and wine.


Where to Learn Italian in and around San Francisco

Studying Italian with us is very simple. Just contact us today and we will arrange for a teacher to go to your home or office. You can also meet your teacher at a public place if you prefer, such as the San Francisco Public Library on Larkin St, Weaver's Coffee & Tea on Market Street or the Buena Vista Café.

Also, if you are not based in San Francisco but live nearby, don’t worry. We have excellent native Italian teachers ready to get started in Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, SunnyVale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond and Antioch.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, andiamo! Take one of our free online Italian level tests to test your abilities and then send us a quick inquiry to get started right away!

Sign up for our Italian lessons in San Francisco 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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1-on-1 General Italian Course in San Francisco

Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco

Our Italian courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco (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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