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ALL THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW WILL BE OFFERED IN DISTANCE LEARNING THROUGH ZOOM 

All the Italian classes at Casa Italiana are held in full immersion and English is used only when needed.

The primary objective of all courses is to encourage and develop speaking and comprehension skills.

Levels are based on the CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

You can easily find the class that best suits your level and your goals.

 

If you are not sure about your level of knowledge of the language schedule a Placement Test. 

Note: all the classes are at 595 Third Street.

 

BEGINNER CLASSES

Students with no prior knowledge of the Italian language will communicate in simple, everyday situations. Course includes practice in reading, writing and basic work in grammar.

Course book: The New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $ 365 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM -12:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts:  January 09 - March 27 

Sec. 2 Sun. 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts:  January 03 - March 28

Sec. 3 Tues.6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: January 05 - March 23

Sec. 4 Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: January 06 - March 24

Sec. 5 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: January 07 - March 25

Beginner 1
Beginner 2

Designed for those with basic knowledge of the language, this course provides practice in conversation and introduction of new vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures.

Course book: The New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $ 365

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM -12:30 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts:  January 09 - March 27 

Sec. 2 Sun. 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts:  January 03 - March 28

Sec. 3 Tues.6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan

Starts: January 05 - March 23

Sec. 4 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio

Starts: January 07 - March 25

Beginner 3

Students will complete the overview of the basic Italian grammar focusing as well on speaking, reading and writing skills.

Course book: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1b" - Edilingua.

Tuition: $ 365 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM -12:30 PM;

Instructor: Graziella Caserta

Starts:  January 09 - March 27

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio

Starts:  January 04 - April 05

Sec. 3 Tues.6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Graziella Caserta

Starts: January 05 - March 23

Sec. 4 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: January 07 - March 25

Intensive Beginner 1
meets twice per week

Students with no prior knowledge of the Italian language will communicate in simple, everyday situations. Course includes practice in reading, writing and basic work in grammar.

Course book: The New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $ 365 (book not included)

Sec.1  Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Giuseppe Villari 

Starts: Jan.04 – Feb. 17 

Sec.2  Tue. & Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari 

Starts: Jan.05 – Feb. 11 

Intensive Italian for Travellers

Planning a trip to Italy?  This class is designed for those traveling to Italy for business or pleasure. Learn about the transportation systems, currency and culture, idiomatic phrases to help you get a taxi, asking/receiving directions, making reservations, shopping, food selection and, of course, making new friends! 

Sat.: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni. 

21 hours/each Section:  Tuition $300

 

Dates: NOT OFFERED ON WINTER

The learning material ($ 20) will be provided by the course’s instructor.

Intensive Beginner 2
meets twice per week

For students with basic knowledge of the language, this course provides practice in conversation and introduction of new vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures.

Course book: The New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $ 365 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Giuseppe Villari 

Starts: Feb. 22– March 31

Sec.2  Tue. & Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor:  Giuseppe Villari 

Starts:  Feb. 18 – March 30

Beginner Review

Through the grammar and the reading of the book by S.Ciani and S. Gavelli "Scoprire l'Italia", students will review the major challenges in Italian grammar, including the verb system, areas of contrast with English, and some vocabulary issues. They will  discover Italy through a treasure hunt with stops in Florence, Naples, Venice, Siena, Milan and Agrigento. This course is focused on improving grammar and fluency.

 

Course book: S.Ciani, S. Gavelli "Scoprire l'Italia" - Cideb.

Tuition: $ 365 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM -12:30 PM;

Instructor: Laura Cuppone 

Starts:  January 09 - March 27 

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts:  January 04 - April 05

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

Intermediate 1

Students will deal with more complex Italian grammar and syntax to enable them to express themselves in various verbal modes: present, past and future.  

Course book: New Italian Espresso 2; Author: M. Bali, G. Rizzo, L. Ziglio – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $365 - 12 weeks

Sec. Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 Pm

​Instructor: TBD

Starts: starts Jan.04 – April 05

Intermediate 2

Enriched vocabulary and advanced grammatical structures will enable students to handle a number of interactive, task-oriented social situations.

Tuition: $365 - 12 weeks

 

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM -12:30 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan

Starts:  January 09 - March 27

Course book: New Italian Espresso 2; Author: M. Bali, G. Rizzo, L. Ziglio – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 Pm

​Instructor: Graziella Caserta 

Starts: Jan.04 – April 05

Course book: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2; Author: Marin T., Magnelli S.- Edilingua.

Sec. 3 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: January 07 - March 25

 

Course book: New Italian Espresso 2; Author: M. Bali, G. Rizzo, L. Ziglio – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Intermediate 3

This course will cover the last chapters of the book “Nuovo Progetto Italiano B1-B2”. The emphasis will be placed on stylistic and idiomatic expressions to reinforce the speaking and reading ability of the student.                        

Course book: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2; Author: Marin T., Magnelli S.- Edilingua.

Tuition: $365 - 12 weeks

Sec. Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: January 06 - March 24

Intermediate Review

Students will strengthen their oral and writing ability through exercises and creative practices, which may include reading of articles, stories, class discussion, role playing activities and use of multimedia resources.

Course book: Bar Italia; Author Di Francesco A. – Naddeo C. M.

Tuition: $365 - 12 weeks

Sat. 10:00 - 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts: Jan. 09  – March 27

Let's Sing! Italian Language and Culture through Modern Music 

This  course is aimed at students who possess an intermediate-low level of Italian. Using Italian songs by “cantautori italiani”, students will improve Italian phonology, expand their grammar and vocabulary, as well as practice their communication skills.

Course book: Canta che ti passa 

Tuition: $350 - 12 weeks

Tue. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: April 21 – July 07 

NOT OFFERED IN WINTER

 

ADVANCED CLASSES

Advanced 1

Through in-depth study of grammatical and conversational structures, the students will refine their knowledge of Italian fundamental and idiomatic expressions.

Tuition: $365 - 12 weeks

Course book: Nuovo Qui Italia Piu’; Author Mazzetti A, Manili P., Bagianti M. R.. – Le Monnier.

Sat. 10:00 - 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio

Starts: Jan. 09  – March 27

Advanced 3

Fluency in Italian will be provided through spontaneous conversation and review of stylistic expressions and refined grammar patterns.

Tuition: $325 - 12 weeks

Course book: Nuovo Qui Italia Piu’; Author Mazzetti A, Manili P., Bagianti M. R.. – Le Monnier.

Sec. Wed. 7:00 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Francesco da Vela

Starts: January 06 - March 24

Advanced Review

The course is designed for students who have completed the advanced courses and want to keep practicing their reading comprehension, expand their vocabulary, brush up their grammar and acquire better fluency. 

Tuition: $365 - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: Jan. 05 – March 23

Course book: TBD

Sec.2 Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts: January 06 - March 24

Course book: Nuovo Magari B1-B2; Author De Giuli A., Guastalla C., Ciro M.N.   – Alma Edizioni

Sec. 3 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: January 07 - March 25

Course book: TBD

Advanced Review 2 

The course is taught entirely in Italian and is designed for advanced higher-level students. The course aims at motivating students to expand their reading comprehension skills and vocabulary through reading excerpts of literary fiction, magazines, and newspaper articles. Students will be also exposed to videos and short movies to strengthen their oral comprehension. Fluency will be enhanced through class discussions.

Tuition: $ 365 - 12 weeks

Tues. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: Jan . 05 – March 23

The learning material will be provided by the course’s instructor (not included in the tuition).

Deep Into Italian Review

The course, taught entirely in Italian, is designed for post-advanced students who have reached a high level of proficiency and would like to further expand their knowledge of the language. Emphasis will be placed on specialized points of grammar, advanced vocabulary study and theme-based class discussions, in order to strengthen fluency and communication skills. Students will practice their aural comprehension through authentic videos and recordings.

Tuition: $ 365 - 12 weeks

Thurs. 5:30 – 8:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: Jan. 07 – March 25

The learning material will be provided by the course’s instructor (not included in the tuition).

 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
BASIC CONVERSATION

In this course, students discuss, investigate, and learn about contemporary Italian society & culture.  Incorporating the rich traditions of the Bel Paese, we will explore today’s Italy through the lens of pivotal themes, such as food, fashion, family dynamics, and arts. Readings will be followed by discussion and conversation. Class discussion will include both a linguistic and grammatical approach.

 

Course book: La grammatica vien leggendo; Author: Ruggieri Lorenza - Edilingua

 

Tuition: $ 365 - 12 weeks

 

Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: Jan. 07 – March 25

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday

LA TESTA DEGLI ITALIANI by Beppe Severgnini

A course designed for intermediate students.  Students will read the book “La testa degli Italiani” by Beppe Severgini. A very interesting book, that makes you reflect on the nature of Italians as stereotype and helps you to see things from a different perspective. It could be considered a philosophical essay. During the course students will refine, and review relevant points of grammar and critique a samples of movie’s passages. Through guided discussions students will improve their conversational skills and as always they will have activities involving speaking, reading, listening and some writing.

Tuition: $ 365 - 12 weeks

Sun. 9:30 AM -12:00 PM;

Instructor: Silvana De Luca

Starts:  Jan. 03 - March 28

 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
on Monday

INTERPRETAZIONI - Italian Language and Culture through Film

This course aims to teach Italian Language & Culture through film, focusing on Italian movies from 2010 to 2017.  The activities of the book based on the films are divided into three main categories (before, during, and after viewing the film) with a natural progression from warm-up questions, to closed and controlled exercises, to open ended and creative tasks, both oral and written, including grammar practice, all within the context of each single film. The movies will be provided by the instructor & will be watched in class during the course.

 

Course book: INTERPRETAZIONI Italian Language and Culture through Film Cristina Pausini and Carmen Merolla (available on Amazon)

 

Tuition: $ 365 - 12 weeks

Sec. Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Maria Fleri

Starts: Jan. 04 – March 23

 

MORNING COURSES

From 10AM to 12 PM

All classes meet once a week except Intensive Classes meet twice a week

Instructor: Roberta Baietti

Tuition: $ 325 / 12 weeks

BEGINNER 1

Sec. Mon. 10AM - 12PM; Starts:  Jan.04 – April 05; 

Course book: New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizion(textbook + workbook / available at School)

BEGINNER 3

Sec. Wed 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Jan. 06 – March 24

Course book: New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizion(textbook + workbook / available at School)

BEGINNER 2

Sec. Tues. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM; Jan. 05 – March 24;

Course book: New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizion(textbook + workbook / available at School)

 

AFTERNOON COURSES

Classes meet once a week  from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Cost: $325 (12 weeks)

 Instructors: Roberta Baietti

BEGINNER 1

Sec. Mon 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  Jan.04 – April 05

Course book: New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni

BEGINNER 3

Sec. Thurs. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Jan. 07 – March 25

Course book: New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni

BEGINNER 2

Sec. Tues. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Jan. 05 – March 23

Course book: New Italian Espresso; Author: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni

BASIC CONVERSATION

Sec. Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – March 24

 

TUTORIALS AND SMALL CLASSES

TUTORIALS

“One-on-One”  $ 60/hr per person

“One-on-Two”   $ 45/hr per person

“One-on-Three” $ 40/hr per person

SMALL CLASSES

A course with less than six students will open at following cost (20hours):

  • With 5 students: $ 300

  • With 4 students: $ 330

  • With 3 students: $ 440

 

A course with less than six students will open at following cost (15 hours):

  • With 5 students: $ 240

  • With 4 students: $ 300

  • With 3 students: $ 400

BREAK LUNCH COURSES

Break lunch courses from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

  • Beginner 1-Intermediate 1-Conversation/ Monday 

  • Beginner 2-Intermediate 2-Conversation / Tuesday 

  • Beginner 3-Intermediate 3-Conversation / Wednesday 

It meets once a week for 12 weeks (total of 12 hrs.) $ 200

For more info contact the office. 

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Washington DC 20001-2703

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Monday 11am - 7pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 11am - 7pm

Thursday  11am - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 1pm 

Sundays  9am - 1pm 

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