Italian Business Course
(B2 / C1 / C2 CEFR)
"Learn fluent business Italian!"
With the Italian Business Course, you learn everything
you need to know for your job in Italian in Italy.
Learn the necessities for working in Italy - straightforwardly and easily to understand.
Through the unique long-term memory learning method,
you will have gained a complete and comprehensive Italian business vocabulary in very short order.
Apply for jobs in Italian.
You will possess the practical words and relevant phases,
tools that help you make the best impression at your interview.
You learn how to write business letters in Italian.
Bring forward your arguments successfully in Italian.
Learn how to formulate your own opinion in Italian.
With the course, you will be able to take part in every meeting in Italian.
The Italian Business Course Package offers you:
Three complete Italian business language courses:
Business Course part 1: basic knowledge in business Italian
Business Course part 2: job application and working in Italy
Business Course part 3: communications course for professional life in Italy
You learn 2,000 practical business relevant words.
You will find a large selection of 1,300 useful sentences and phrases
that deal with the most important situations in your everyday professional life.
With the help of the unique long-term memory learning method
from 17 Minute Languages, you will learn business Italian in no time.
You learn quickly and efficiently:
The program offers you new and practical exercises everyday.
Visit 17 Minute Language's learning community!
You will find a link to a fantastic forum related to your language course:
You can exchange with other learners there as well as make new contacts with people from Italy.
With this Business Course you will have reached the
levels B2, C1 and C2 of the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The Italian Business Course was completely updated in 2017.
Already over 540,000 languages course sold.
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Business Course Italian part I:
Basic knowledge for the profession
The content of this business basics course is:
With the Business Basic Course part I, you learn to speak fluent business Italian rapidly.
Fill out Italian forms correctly:
When it comes to filling out form in Italian properly, you need to know the terminology.
You will find all this in your basic business course.
Making appointments with colleagues, supervisors or customers:
In this business basic course, you learn vocabulary and phrases which help you make appointments in Italian.
Furthermore, you will learn how to book appointment requests and to politely reschedule them.
Researching information regarding a particular topic:
You learn how to issue work orders for research as well as how to present the subsequent results.
In addition, in case accidents or problems should occur, you learn here how to find a solution.
Write professional emails in Italian:
In this course you will find numerous helpful formulas for email content with examples from the field.
How do I formulate a salutatory address in an email or letter?
How do I say good-bye correctly in an email?
What is a good way to start a business related email?
How do I compose a notice of absence for my email program in Italian?
Confidently and competently converse on the telephone in Italian:
Furthermore, you will learn how to end a telephone conversation naturally and politely.
In this business course, you learn how to formulate your requests and concerns.
You will find dynamic and useful sentences that show you how you can formulate your wishes over the telephone.
In addition, we show you examples of how you can leave professional sounding messages on the answering machine in Italian.
The day to day of every profession: Tackling issues and finding solutions:
How do you tackle problems?
How do you formulate a suggestion meant to solve a problem?
How do you organize the assignment of duties?
Small talk in Italian:
Moreover, we engage in topics that are commonly talked about:
Weather, sports and entertainment, art and culture and the family.
You don't always want to talk shop with colleagues, supervisors or customers.
There will invariably be situations in which small talk arises.
With this business course, you learn how to make small talk in Italian!
With these skills, you will be able to represent your company with confidence and competence.
Alongside, you acquire a vocabulary necessary for introducing yourself and others with friendliness, for receiving guests in Italian and for asking questions in Italian.
Useful reference material for composing business letters in Italian:
You will find many sample phrases that can help you express your aspirations.
You learn how to choose the appropriate address for Italian business letters.
Furthermore, we give you helpful tips for the introduction of your letter.
We show you examples of successful opening sentences.
In this basic course, you learn how to place orders in Italian, deal with offers, or make an offer to potential customers yourself.
You will come to understand how to deal with delivery difficulties as well.
Important vocabulary for meetings and conferences:
In this course, you learn how to present the agenda for a meeting as well as how to keep minutes in Italian.
You should be able to make your own contributions to a discussion fluently in Italian.
It is often essential, in such discussions, to have command of a vocabulary that allows you to politely express your opinions and make strong arguments in defence of your positions.
You learn over 500 lines of text and 700 words.
Business Course part II:
Job application and working abroad
Would you like to apply for a job in Italy?
Do you want to work for Italian company?
But you aren't certain how to get started?
The Business Course II solves all problems related to "Job application and working abroad".
This course offers not only an intensive, practical training for beginners,
it is also a well structured quick reference dictionary for advanced learners.
With this Italian business course, you learn over 300 sentences and phrases as well as over 650 words
You will find these topics in the business course's "Working abroad":
How to compose your resume in Italian:
Are you currently writing your resume in Italian?
In this language course you will find the relevant, essential vocabulary and useful phrases.
Help with formulating the text in your application:
Would you like to explain why you are the best person for the job?
Do you want to write about your qualifications as well as your motivation and interest in the job you're applying for?
In this language course, you will learn a lot of the most important and typical sentences for your Italian job application.
Absolute confidence at your interview:
We show you questions that are commonly asked in these interviews.
Your application was a success and you've been invited to an interview.
It's very likely that the interview will be in Italian.
Through this business course, you will be well prepared for such a situation.
At the same time, we give you plenty of suggestions regarding how to answer them.
Read and understand job placement ads in Italian:
If you are looking for a job in Italy or would like to work for a Italian company, start by reading the job ads.
So that you can also understand what you are reading, you will find a robust vocabulary and numerous example sentences related to this subject in the business course.
Applying for an internship in Italy:
You get plenty of motivating suggestions meant to help you write your application.
You will be able to explain why you are interested in an internship abroad.
In addition, you get help with reading advertisements for internships.
- What are the company's requirements?
- What is expected of me?
- What does this company offer me?
The interview went smoothly and successfully and you'll soon start working at your new office.
In order to make your start in you new position easier, we have put together even more useful vocabulary and relevant sentences in Italian.
Organization and structure of Italian companies:
When you start working at a new company, there are many new things to learn in the coming first few days and weeks.
We help you to make your first day and orientation a lot easier at the new Italian company:
In this business course, you will find vocabulary and phrases that help you get to know and understand the structure and organization of your new environment.
Vocabulary describing office furnishings, equipment and materials:
We have put together a very helpful lesson for you, dealing with "office furnishings, equipment and materials".
Italian vocabulary and sentences related to "working on the computer":
Anyone who works on a computer needs a solid basic knowledge of vocabulary regarding its use.
You learn the essential words for hardware and software.
From the selection of sentences provided, you will learn how to describe computer problems in Italian as well as how to write work orders for colleagues.
Business Course Italian part III:
Comprehensive communications knowledge for every situation in professional life in Italian.
The third part of the Italian Business Course offers a comprehensive and true-to-life language course for training your professional communications skills.
You learn over 480 sentences and 760 words.
On a business trip in Italy:
You will find helpful tips in this course for organizing your trip to Italy.
You will also learn handy terminology and useful phrases relevant to your entry and stay in Italy.
Things worth knowing about the topic "trade fairs in Italy":
We deal with, for example, signing up for a convention or booking and organizing a stand at a trade fair in Italy.
Furthermore, you will find a large selection of practical words and sentences relevant to talk about at trade fairs.
Learn how to do presentations correctly in Italian:
One important skill of everyday professional life is the ability to make appealing and compelling presentations of all sorts.
In this section of your communications course you will find suggestions regarding the creation, introduction and conclusion of a speech or presentation.
We give you suggestions so that you can introduce and sum up your findings in Italian.
In addition, you will find practical examples from real life situations that show you how to give a consultant feedback regarding his presentation.
Learn how to bring forward an argument in Italian:
If you want to assert yourself in your profession, it's essential to be able to express opinions in Italian politely.
You learn how to assess the opinions of others as well as how to respond to constructive criticism in this course.
Purchasing successfully in Italian:
In this course you will find suggestions and helpful tips regarding how to approach and talk to customers, how to present and describe the positive aspects of a product as well as its features.
All the important things dealing with meetings in Italian:
Are meetings in Italian a central part your everyday professional life?
Then, you will definitely find interesting suggestions for your next meeting here.
You learn how to convey your opinions in Italian and how to illustrate the status of projects and jobs.
Italian terminology and vocabulary relevant to the organization and execution of a project:
This course helps you to organize a team project perfectly.
You learn words that help you to introduce yourself as the project leader or as a member of the team, clarify the organization and planning of a project and allocating important tasks.
Vocabulary and phrases for anyone active in the service operations of a company:
We give you the vocabulary and phrases that you will need in your everyday dealings with Italian speaking customers.
A successful business dinner in Italy:
The success or failure of getting a contract often depends on how well a business dinner has gone.
So that in the future you are well prepared for such an event, we have put together suitable vocabulary and tons of necessary phrases for you.
You learn vocabulary relevant to receiving your guest in the restaurant and ordering food and drink in Italian.
Respond correctly to warnings or reminders and complaints:
Regardless whether you have to compose or process a reminder notice on behalf of your company, you will find the necessary vocabulary and typical phrases regarding this topic in this communications course.
Lively and authentic Italian - recorded by professional Italian speakers
All sentences and vocabulary from the three business courses were recorded by professional voice talents.
Naturally, we only work with Italian native speakers.
Through listening to the authentic sound of the language, you learn the correct pronunciation of words and whole sentences.
You have the opportunity to listen to and repeat every word and sentence as often as you like!
In all learning methods and testing options, the words as well as the phrases can be automatically played back when you wish.
The scientifically established learning methods of 17 Minute Languages
Language learning is not easy:
There is always the danger that you forget what you have already learnt.
Assume, you've learnt five words on a given day - by the next day you've only remembered two of them!
This is a problem that the development team at 17 Minute Languages tackles with plenty of didactic know-how, practical experience and plenty of creativity.
Innovative but sound, the complexity of learning taken into account and made clearly understandable, that is the concept of the Business Package!
Our software contains the central findings of established learning research.
Research shows that the human brain can remember thematically arranged vocabulary much better.
For this reason, you will find all content organized by topic and special fields.
In order to optimize your learning process, this list of topics have been logically structured.
Further studies about effective learning have shown that it is always best to learn seven new bits of information at a time.
This is the optimal amount for the brain to remember.
That is why our software always presents you with lesson units that contain seven words from the vocabulary lists.
The unique learning methods of the Italian Language Course:
The heart of this Italian course is it's long-term memory learning method and daily exercises.
The daily exercises ensure that you learn your new language for 17 minutes every day.
Exactly 17 minutes of learning material is provided by the daily exercises, hence the aptly chosen title of our courses.
In 17-Minute-Languages' insider community you have the opportunity to interact with many other highly motivated learners.
You get great tips and make new connections.
The long-term memory method of 17-Minute-Languages:
This learning method is based on the newest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
Every word to be learned will be repeated at precise intervals.
The long-term method works like this:
You learn a new word.
This word is then registered in the program.
The systematic repetition of the word begins immediately:
If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
The program then waits for two days.
On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
You then have to translate it correctly.
The program then waits 4 more days.
On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
The program then waits a final 9 days.
You have to correctly translate the word just one more time on day 17.
It is permanently lodged in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts anew.)
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this Italian course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.
You can decide each day how you would like to learn the Italian vocabulary:
If you wish to learn very thoroughly,
you can also work with a written translation-program and fill in blanks.
For quick repetition, the program has a "Quick Revision"-function.
You simply enter whether you know a particular Italian word or not.
You can also learn with the Multiple Choice method:
With this learning method, you will be given five, seven or ten words to choose from.
Your task is to choose the correct translation.
Daily exercises for learning Italian:
There are various daily exercises
integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
Texts and phrases:
The program presents you with plenty of text and phrases every day.
You have to complete various exercise related to the texts:
You have to read the texts.
You have to complete fill-in-the-blanks, whether they be whole words or single missing letters.
On other days you will get a text to read with appropriate questions designed to improve comprehension.
You get new and exciting exercise related to the texts every day.
With these concrete examples, you learn Italian quickly and thoroughly.
Earn yourself points daily:
For every daily exercise you are awarded points.
When ever you have collected enough points, you reach the next level of the program.
In this way, you can see how quickly you've increased your knowledge!
17-Minute-Languages' insider community:
At the end of a lesson you can transfer your points to the online scoreboard.
It is absolutely free.
You do not need to register.
Compare your progress with other 17-Minutes-Languages' learners:
Here you can see the current top scores of all learners (from all languages courses) who have transfered their points to the scoreboard:
Top scores: The 1000 most successful 17-Minutes-Languages' learners
In addition, you can interact with and get support from other learners
You get great tips and can make new connections
The Italian language course offers a wide variety of learning methods.
You have many options to systematically improve your knowledge.
There is a suitable learning method available for every type of learner.
The following learning methods and test can be chosen from:
Quick repetition is the fastest way to learn.
You will be shown vocabulary and phrases onscreen.
Think about the correct translation.
Click on "show answer".
Then tell the program whether you knew the answer or not.
For these tests you do not have to type anything in
, which saves you a lot of time
You can choose between Italian and English from the language menu.
Multiple Choice Test
Read or listen to parts of the dialogues or vocabulary.
Afterwards, choose the correct translation from multiple choice.
You will be shown between three and ten similar words.
The number of possible answers can be chosen by you.
Learning and testing through inputting text
This is the most precise way of learning
Read or listen to parts of the dialogue, vocabulary and exercises.
Type in the correct translation and learn proper spelling at the same time
Digital Dictionary and Search Option
Type a word in the search box and get it's translation.
You can look at all the vocabulary in dictionary form
With one click you can listen to any word.
Fill-in-the-blanks texts are read in Italian or English.
There are missing words in this texts.
Your task is to simply fill in the blanks with the correct words
In this exercise you have a choice:
Would you like to work on the text in Italian or English?
It is possible for beginners to blank out just the shorter words
For this exercise, the words from a dialogue text are jumbled up.
You simply have to put the words back in the correct order.
With this exercise you work on improving your sentence building skills in the foreign language
In this exercise, you can read through all of the vocabulary and texts.
You can listen to every single word or line of text as often as you'd like
simply by clicking on it.
You can choose between looking at a detailed picture or the plain text.
In this exercise, you will also find a printable version
With one click, you can print out your current lesson or all of the lessons at once.
With this printed version, you can learn without the use of a computer.
The Quick-Show shows you the dialogue texts and vocabulary onscreen
You can read them, listen to them and print them out.
You choose the speed at which you would like the texts or vocabulary to appear on the screen.
Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
The correct translation will appear with one click
For this test you can choose the language shown (Italian or English).
Hidden Vocabulary and Texts
Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
Cover up the individual phrases with either Italian or English.
Think about the translation.
You can then uncover the correct answer with the mouse.
If you like learning with word lists, this is the best method
Here a selection of vocabulary or dialogue text will be read to you by the program.
Afterwards, you have to type in the word or sentence you heard
We recommend this exercise when you can already speak Italian well and, above all, you would like to improve your spelling
Printable Flash Cards
The dialogue texts and the index cards can be printed out.
With these small cards at hand, you have flexibility and can learn on the go
For this purpose, there are many versions available for you
All you need is standard printing paper (or thin card) and a printer.
After printing, all that's left is to cut the index cards out.
And just like that you can start learning without a computer - where ever you may be
We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting.
Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary:
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult word may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day!
Seven words at a time:
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance.
Points, learning time and number of repetitions:
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour brake, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again.
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again.
For every word you knew, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other.
You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest.
A break after every 30 minutes:
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a brake.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.)
A wide variety of pictures:
If knew a word, you will see a new photo as reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end!
Motivating tips throughout:
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you!
You will have these benefits after having learnt with the beginner's and intermediate course:
You stay in great mental shape!
Make more of your free time!
Scientific studies have shown:
A educational background increases quality of life and life expectancy.
Train your brain!
Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.
Every trip will become an unforgettable experience!
You will be able to watch movies in Italian!
What a joy it is to be able to read a book in Italian!
You meet new people!
Broaden your horizons as you travel to Italy.
If you can speak Italian, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
You will get to know more intensely and better understand the country and its people.
When you can speak Italian, you will be able to easily find your way in Italy.
You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.
Building your career!
Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
You will meet many new and interesting people!
Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks Italian?
Are you in a bilingual relationship?
Your partner will be proud of you, if you improve your Italian!
You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak Italian fluently and confidently.
You now have the skills to work in Italy whenever you wish.
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