Italian is spoken by an estimated 62 million speakers, of which 55 million are in Italy and the rest in 29 countries throughout the world. As a Romance language, Italian is closely related to French and Spanish and is a relatively straightforward language to learn to speak, understand, read and write.

Italian for business

Many of our clients are following Italian courses because they are travelling regularly to Italy, have Italian customers or are working within Italian companies and need to improve their communication skills in Italian to enhance their efficiency at work.

Business Language Training’s Italian department specialises in the teaching of Italian for business purposes. At all levels of proficiency, training is set in the context of the course participant’s work and is geared to developing a secure command of general, business, and in some cases, legal Italian. All of our Italian courses combine systematic language input with interesting and stimulating discussion to enhance the participants’ knowledge of Italian culture, politics, the media and the business scene.

Our Italian trainers

Our trainers are all native speakers of Italian, qualified teachers and university graduates. Their knowledge of their own language, expertise in teaching it and resourcefulness in gathering and exploiting relevant teaching materials ensures that every Italian course we deliver is challenging, up-to-date and highly relevant to the ever-changing needs of our clients.


Many of our course participants in Italian incorporate an externally moderated business language examination in their course. Please contact us for information about the general and business Italian examinations available to you.

Test your Italian

If you would like to find out your current level in Italian before contacting us, you can take our diagnostic test here.