Cool Summer School!


Boot Camp Italian for absolute beginners: Classes are 90 minutes and meet twice each week. There are three sequential 4-week sessions so you will have 12 hours in class per session – plus a bit of homework. Start with Session 1 and progress as far as you wish.

Each month’s session (July, August, and September) builds on the previous so sessions cannot be skipped, i.e. students could not take July, skip August, and return for September. Students could, however, take sessions only in July, or in July and August. This intensive immersion technique will kick-start your learning process and perhaps have you dreaming in Italian.

Register Here for Boot Camp

Already speak Italian but wish to practice and learn more?
Take the Summer Sessions for Year 1, 2, 3, or 4:

Years 1 (90 min. class) 2, 3, and 4 (2-hour class) are held once each week, refreshing what students learned during the school year and taking those topics to a higher level. Summer Year 1 is a follow-up to Year 1 and a bridge to Year 2 that begins in October. Likewise, Summer Year 2 is a review and a bridge to Year 3, Summer Year 3 is a bridge to Year 4, and Summer Year 4 is a bridge to Scopriamo di più or to Italiano Avanzato.

Each 4-week session for Summer Years 1, 2, 3, and 4 are distinct, non-sequential, and topics differ among them. Therefore students could elect to take 1 session, 2 sessions, or sessions in all three months.

Register Here for Years 1, 2, 3, and 4

Art History of Florence, Rome, and Venice

Art in the Italian Renaissance

Take a stroll through Florence and Rome, and a paddle through Venice, in these 2.5 hour art history presentations by Rosa Di Grottole.

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through Florence, Rome & Venice in one day? Are you ready to live the magic of the Italian beauty in a Spring afternoon?

The next classes that Rosa has prepared are going to make those dreams true. You will stroll through streets and museums that are in the most important Italian cities. You will visit Museums & Galleries, you will see the great artworks in the Vatican and in the Uffizi, and all the Italian masterpieces.

The beauty of the Popes in Rome, Medici in Florence and Doges in Venice is waiting for you.

Please join us at Italia in Ohio, in English, April 28 at 3:30!

Avete mai sognato di visitare Roma, Venezia e Firenze in un giorno? Siete pronti per vivere la magia della bellezza italiana in un pomeriggio di primavera?

Le prossime lezioni di Rosa sono nate proprio per avverare questo desiderio!

Per qualche ora passeggerete tra le strade e i musei delle tre città più conosciute d’Italia. Entrerete in Musei & Gallerie, conoscerete le opere d’arte del Vaticano, degli Uffizi e i capolavori della grandiosa storia dell’arte italiana.

La Roma dei Papi, la Firenze dei Medici e la Venezia dei Dogi vi aspettano con tutta la loro meraviglia.

Ci vediamo negli uffici di Italia in Ohio per la presentazione in italiano il 14 aprile. Registratevi ora! I posti sono limitati!

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Your guide: Rosa Di Grottole

Italia in Ohio
4663 Executive Drive, Columbus, OH 43220

Travelers Italian

Planning a trip to Italy this year? Perhaps just daydreaming of walking the reconstruction of Pompeii, boating along the Amalfi coast, or strolling the historic, picturesque, and somewhat chaotic streets of Rome?

Sunset on historic St Peter’s Basilica.

How will you spend your time to experience the most Italian culture? Will you be able to communicate with shopkeepers, read the bus and train schedules, get the most from the many museums? Will you be ready to appreciate the beauty that is Italy?

Take Italia in Ohio’s Travelers Italian and you will be well on your way! Fluent? No, but well ahead of the masses that descend on the Italian peninsula every year. In three interactive 90 minute classes you will start with the basics, from the alphabet and numbers to simple greetings to building-block sentences into which you fit one verb or noun to cover hundreds of occasions. There will be handouts that cover vocabularies for food, sightseeing, and shopping, including a clothing size conversion table.

Serene Venice: La Serenissima

You will learn your options to get from the airports to the city centers, and by train from one city to another. When you arrive in each city you will have the knowledge to prioritize your time, making the most of your visit without being rushed. You trip to Italy will be much more than seeing the sights – it will be about meeting the people, and you will be prepared for both. Oh yes, and you will be primed for the fabulous foods that Italy offers.


Travelers Italian will be held Sundays March 31, April 7, and April 14 at the Italia in Ohio offices, 4663 Executive Drive (43220) in the first floor conference room. Your 90 minute learning experience begins at 1:30 but will last a lifetime. For details write or phone 614.538.8000. And this link will take you to registration: REGISTER