ITA.Lab: a new Italian indie hub in town.


Nomit is pleased to announce ITA.Lab: a new Italian indie hub in town.

You may have noticed that the Italian community in Melbourne is getting younger, bigger and increasingly passionate about sharing its culture and engaging in the Australian cultural outline.

This is a place where you will learn, engage and “taste” Italy in a different way.

No more stereotypes, easy assumptions or same old stories: ITA.Lab. is all another… Italian story!

Whether you are planning a trip to Italy, thinking to reconnect with your Italian background or are an “Italian dream” catcher, ITA.Lab. is the place for you!

Our points of difference:

  • Young Italian native speaker certified professionals

  • Original programs

  • “Out-of-the-book” linguistic approach

  • Language & Culture as interconnected topics

  • Cutting edge audio-visual support

  • Central location (Prahran)

  • After work hours

  • Best price for value

  • All material supplied by your teachers

  • Piacere!

Italian beginners’ course

“Nice to meet you”, “to like”, “pleasure” and “joy” in Italian they all translate in one word: Piacere! Approaching a new language can be all of these things and much more.

The course is designed to cover the 4 areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The approach we use focuses on conversation and gives you great opportunities for practicing your speaking skills. Throughout the term we will explore several topics such as greetings, places in town and what we are like. Students will learn to provide basic information about themselves while familiarising with a number of grammatical points.

Lessons are also designed to provide an opportunity to discover various cultural aspects of contemporary Italy.

The course is targeted to absolute beginners and is developed within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (level A1).

Duration of the course: 8 weeks (2 hours a week)

Course fee: $250

  • Andiamo: a virtual tour of Italy through its language, landmarks, culture and traditions!

Italian intermediate course

Every lesson is focused on a different Italian location, from the monuments of Rome to the colours of the Amalfi Coast, from the delicious food of Sicily to the charming canals of Venice.

The course will give students the opportunity to learn Italian while virtually exploring each location through its unique cultural elements, such as food, dialect, architecture and art.

It is aimed at enhancing confidence in the use and understanding of Italian in a variety of situations and scenarios. It is a Content Based Language course inspired by the principles of the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) methodology.

The course is developed for students who speak Italian at an intermediate level. Within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (level B1), this means that this course is ideal for students who: “Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.” Throughout the course, intermediate students will strengthen their speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as enrich their understanding of Italy through its language.

Duration of the course: 8 weeks (2 hours a week)

Course fee: $250

  • The Horizontal Lines

Advanced Course of Italian Language & Culture

The course is an in-depth analysis of key moments in modern and contemporary Italian history, from the Risorgimento to Mafia Capitale (the biggest mafia trial in modern-day Rome).

Each lesson will focus on a milestone in Italian history, presented through videos, articles and original materials.

The content, entirely in Italian, will be the starting point for discussion and language activities with an accent on production (speaking and writing). Basic supplementary notes (key dates, timelines, etc.) in English will be also provided. The course is designed for intermediate and advanced students (working towards B1 Level of the CEFR).

Each meeting will last two hours, divided into a 30-minute presentation of the topic and a 1 hour session focused on language, followed by 30 minutes of chit-chat in Italian.


1) Gli ideali – Il Risorgimento

2) La menzogna – Il Fascismo

3) L’illusione– La Resistenza

4) La leggerezza – il boom economico

5) Il terrore – Gli anni di piombo

6) L’oscurità – La mafia

7) L’ubbidienza – La P2

8) La vergogna – Mani Pulite

9) L’immagine – Gli anni di Berlusconi

10) Il crollo – Mafia Capitale

Duration of the course: 8 weeks (2 hours a week)

Fee: Entire course $300

Single class $40

  • La Cucina Italiana. Italian food & culture.

With the support of Italians Down Under

A gourmet project created with the collaboration of the fun-tastic Italians Down Under. This is not your usual Italian cooking course, but rather a path through the Italian culinary culture intertwining language and history.

Each month will be dedicated to a specific theme, every lesson you will learn to make a different menu (antipasto, primo, main and dessert) and at the end of the class… Dinner will be ready! Buon appetito!

Fees: $80 single workshop (cooking lab+dinner & a drink ).

Max 4 guests per session.

Our teachers:

Andrea Caponeri

Luca M. Esposito

Marco Lacivita