Class Map

All of our classes, in order, with their class descriptions.

TRAVELER COURSES

Italian for Travelers — Postcards From Italy

You don’t need a passport to immerse yourself in Italian life. This interactive course creates real-life Italian situations to quickly build your conversation skills. Learn words and expressions that will help you make the most of your next trip to Italy.

Materials provided.

ELEMENTARY COURSES

Italiano 1

Also a Great Class for Travelers!

This course is for beginners with no knowledge of Italian. After completing this course, students will be able to speak in present tense and read and write basic sentences.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

Italiano 2

Students will build upon Italiano 1 and learn more vocabulary and grammar so they will be able to speak more about basic everyday situations. Students will also be using past tense.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

Ripasso Elementare e Conversazione

In this course you will reinforce some of the more challenging aspects presented in Italiano 1-2. Doing so will help you use these principals in conversation, strengthening your speaking skills.

Materials provided.

Italiano 3

Continuing on the previous courses (Italiano 1-2), students will be increasing their proficiency and will be able to speak about basic situations using present, past and future tenses.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

INTERMEDIATE COURSES

Intermedio 1

Coming after Italiano 3, this course will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of grammar concepts. Students will read short stories and engage in conversation.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

Intermedio 2

Following Intermedio 1, this course will continue building on grammar concepts. At the same time, students will improve their listening, comprehension and speaking skills.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

Ripasso Grammatica e Conversazione

Following Intermedio 2, this course will continue building on grammar concepts. At the same time, students will improve their listening, comprehension and speaking skills.

Materials provided.

Intermedio 3

Following Intermedio 2, this course will continue building on grammar concepts. At the same time, students will improve their listening, comprehension and speaking skills.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

Intermedio 4

Following Intermedio 3, this course will continue building on grammar concepts. At the same time, students will improve their listening, comprehension and speaking skills.

Textbook Prego, 7th Ed.

Revisione Intermedia e Conversazione

Following Intermedio 4, this course allows students to practice more speaking and review some grammar before moving to the Advanced level.

The supplemental/additional practice class for students that are currently enrolled in Ripasso Intermedio or at a more advanced level who want to review skills and get extra practice. In this course we will use audio, video, reading, conversation, oral presentations and role play to practice and reinforce our skills. Oral conversation will be the main focus of these 8 weeks.

* – Must be enrolled in the above main class (or an equivalent) to join the Supplemental/Additional Practice class.

PRE-ADVANCED COURSES

Pre-Avanzato 1

This series of courses come after completion of Intermedio 1-4 (or equivalent). For students with conversational ability who want to reinforce their understanding of Italian grammar, practice reading and speaking and expand their vocabulary. This course will start with some simple grammar concepts — things you have already encountered previously — but this will be a more thorough, robust approach. This is the beginning of the journey to becoming advanced. Students will be encouraged to discuss literature, articles, Italian culture, etc.

The supplemental/additional practice class for students that are currently enrolled in Pre-Avanzato 1 or at a more advanced level who want to review skills and get extra practice. In this course we will use audio, video, reading, conversation, oral presentations and role play to practice and reinforce our skills. Oral conversation will be the main focus of these 8 weeks.

* – Must be enrolled in the above main class (or an equivalent) to join the Supplemental/Additional Practice class.

Textbook Da Capo, 7th Ed.

Pre-Avanzato 2

For students with conversational ability who want to reinforce their understanding of Italian grammar, practice reading and speaking and expand their vocabulary. With this course will we build upon Pre-Avanzato 1 adding in the more challenging concepts. Students will be encouraged to discuss literature, articles, Italian culture, etc.

The supplemental/additional practice class for students that are currently enrolled in Pre-Avanzato 2 or at a more advanced level who want to review skills and get extra practice. In this course we will use audio, video, reading, conversation, oral presentations and role play to practice and reinforce our skills. Oral conversation will be the main focus of these 8 weeks.

* – Must be enrolled in the above main class (or an equivalent) to join the Supplemental/Additional Practice class.

Textbook Da Capo, 7th Ed.

Pre-Avanzato 3

For students with conversational ability who want to reinforce their understanding of Italian grammar, practice reading and speaking and expand their vocabulary. With this course will we build upon Pre-Avanzato 2 adding in the more challenging concepts. Students will be encouraged to discuss literature, articles, Italian culture, etc.

The supplemental/additional practice class for students that are currently enrolled in Pre-Avanzato 3 or at a more advanced level who want to review skills and get extra practice. In this course we will use audio, video, reading, conversation, oral presentations and role play to practice and reinforce our skills. Oral conversation will be the main focus of these 8 weeks.

* – Must be enrolled in the above main class (or an equivalent) to join the Supplemental/Additional Practice class.

Textbook Da Capo, 7th Ed.

Pre-Avanzato 4

For students with conversational ability who want to reinforce their understanding of Italian grammar, practice reading and speaking and expand their vocabulary. With this course will we build upon Pre-Avanzato 3 adding in the more challenging concepts. Students will be encouraged to discuss literature, articles, Italian culture, etc.

The supplemental/additional practice class for students that are currently enrolled in Pre-Avanzato 4 or at a more advanced level who want to review skills and get extra practice. In this course we will use audio, video, reading, conversation, oral presentations and role play to practice and reinforce our skills. Oral conversation will be the main focus of these 8 weeks.

* – Must be enrolled in the above main class (or an equivalent) to join the Supplemental/Additional Practice class.

Textbook Da Capo, 7th Ed.

Pre-Avanzato 5

For students with conversational ability who want to reinforce their understanding of Italian grammar, practice reading and speaking and expand their vocabulary. With this course will we build upon Pre-Avanzato 4 adding in the more challenging concepts. Students will be encouraged to discuss literature, articles, Italian culture, etc.

The supplemental/additional practice class for students that are currently enrolled in Pre-Avanzato 5 or at a more advanced level who want to review skills and get extra practice. In this course we will use audio, video, reading, conversation, oral presentations and role play to practice and reinforce our skills. Oral conversation will be the main focus of these 8 weeks.

* – Must be enrolled in the above main class (or an equivalent) to join the Supplemental/Additional Practice class.

Textbook Da Capo, 7th Ed.

ON-GOING INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED COURSES

Introduzione alla Conversazione

(Taken after Pre-Avanzato 5 or equivalent).

Materials provided.

Conversazione Intermedia e Ripasso Grammatica

Requires Pre-Avanzato 5 or equivalent. This course follows the series based on the Da Capo textbook. With this course will we build upon Avanzato adding in the more challenging concepts. You will review Intermediate — level speaking skills through regular practice and oral presentations. If needed, you may also spend class time reviewing some grammatical principles. Instructors make use of multimedia to teach and reinforce lessons. Doing so will make each class lively, varied, and engaging.

Materials provided.

Conversazione Avanzata e Ripasso Grammatica

Requires Pre-Avanzato 5 or equivalent. This course follows the series based on the Da Capo textbook. With this course will we build upon Avanzato adding in the more challenging concepts. You will review Intermediate — level speaking skills through regular practice and oral presentations. If needed, you may also spend class time reviewing some grammatical principles. Instructors make use of multimedia to teach and reinforce lessons. Doing so will make each class lively, varied, and engaging.

Materials provided.

PILLOLE DI ITALIANO! - Short Classes

Parliamo!

Scriviamo!

Leggiamo!

(Requires Italiano 3 or equivalent).

Our engaging mini-focused courses are designed for students who wish to become more proficient in reading, writing and speaking Italian. Students will be immersed in interactive, creative exercises with emphasis on improving writing skills, increasing reading comprehension and enriching conversation abilities.

Recommended as an accompanying class to your current course.

Materials provided.

CINE CLUB

Cine Club!

Intermediate/Advanced level – Requires Pre-Avanzato 5.

Enhance your conversation, vocabulary, and listening skills, while discussing films from a variety of genres. Our Cine Club will deepen your understanding of the culture, history, and humor of the Italian people and language. Thought provoking discussions led by native-Italian, university-trained teachers in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Please view the films before their respective classes.

BOOK CLUB

Book Club!

Intermediate/Advanced level – Requires Pre-Avanzato 5.

In this Book Club / Course, we will be reading a pre-selected Italian book. Conversation and discussion of the book, along with building vocabulary will be the focus of these four weeks.

Book available from many booksellers