Our language course plan accommodates all levels of speaking ability! From those who are brand-new beginners, to those who learned a little Italian at home, and those who can hold a conversation! The classes size averages 12 students. This allows our courses to be engaging and highly participatory. Students will leave with practical knowledge of conversational Italian. Come prepared to enjoy the process of learning Italian by conversing with your classmates!
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We do not pro-rate for missed classes & there are no refunds.
Classes for a complete beginner 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. This intensive immersion technique will kick-start your learning process.
Year 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. Year 1 Summer is a follow-up to Year 1 and a bridge to Year 2 that begins in October. Likewise, Summer Year 2 is 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.
Art History & Culture
Italian art history These classes will be like a stroll to the master pieces of Florence, Venice & Rome. You will be immersed in 300 years of art history. The classes held on Sundays that will last for 2 1/2 hours.
A1 il Primo Anno – The First Year!
Year 1 is the perfect introduction to the Italian language. It is meant for the absolute beginner or for someone who years ago learned a bit in school or from aging relatives. You will learn to greet people in everyday settings, order in restaurants & shop, plus more. Vocabulary will be limited but flexible and applicable to many situations. Each session will build upon what was learned in the previous session.
A2 il Secondo Anno – The Second Year!
Italian (A2 Year 2): Building on what you learned in Year 1 you will develop an even wider range of vocabulary, permitting you to discuss many aspects of life and to express your personal opinions. Conversation & grammar skills will be held on Wednesdays for 2 hours.
B1 IL Terzo Anno – The Third Year!
Italian (B1 Year 3): You will expand your ability to hold conversations as well as expressing your likes and dislikes. On Tuesdays you will be working on conversation and grammar skills. You will focus on a wide range of Italian topics for 2 hours.
B2 IL Quarto Anno – The Forth Year!
The forth year will give you the finishing touches on the formal & informal imperative. Along with subjunctive vs indicative. This class will meet for 2hours.
E di più – Italian Advanced!
Three years of Italian will probably leave you hungry for even more. In the advanced classes we will explore the subtle nuances of tense and shadings of word meanings. Classes in these 5-week sessions will be, 90 minutes, and will combine grammar investigations with conversations and practical applications. Presentation will be 95%+ in Italian. Session tuition $90
Italian for Travelers:
Want to learn more about traveling in Italy? Join us for Travelers Italian this April in a series of three classes covering language skills, navigating the roads and railways, shopping, and how to handle emergencies.
This course meets for three consecutive Sundays for 90 minutes. Session tuition $99