Welcome to

Speak Italian

If you enjoy learning a new language come and join us on Wednesday evenings and have fun with a great group of other students.

Classes are very interactive and you will learn to speak quickly. Italian is one of the easier languages to learn and there are three levels of learning. Some of our students have been coming for a number of years as they love the language, made new friendships and are looking forward to travelling abroad in the future.

About Anna

I am from Italian parents and was born in New Zealand.  I have always been proud of my Italian heritage and love being able to speak Italian as well as my parent’s local Venetian dialect.

My focus is Italian Adult classes which are held on Wednesday evenings. I have thoroughly enjoyed providing these classes for the last 13 years.

Our Classes

We have three classes depending on your level of Italian: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate.

Classes are held Wednesday evenings during the normal school terms.

Check our class dates for 2024 in our Classes Page.

Travelling to Italy?

We have useful links and tips if you are thinking of travelling to Italy.

My Italian Recipe Book

Good food is a very important factor for all Italians and their families. Recipes are handed down from your nonna, or your mamma. So I would like to share some of my family favourites with you.

Enjoy! Buon appetito!

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

Parmigiana, also called parmigiana is an Italian dish made with fried, sliced eggplant layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked. The origin of the dish is claimed by the Southern regions of Calabria, Campania, Apulia, and Sicily.

Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

Risotto with Parmesan Cheese Ingredients 1.3 litres chicken stock 2 Tablespoons olive oil 75g butter 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 clove crushed garlic 125 ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine 400g (about 1¾ cups) Italian Arborio rice ¼ Teaspoon salt Freshly ground black...



Tiramisu Origin: Veneto and Friuli Venezia GiuliaThe words Tiramisu in Italian means literally ‘pick me up’ and because of the coffee and marsala used in this recipe it is certainly a pick me up dessert. Il Tiramisù è un dessert molto famoso in Italia. Il termine...