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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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The New Italian Project 1A" - Edilingua. (not included in the tuition)

Tuition: $ 200  -  6 weeks

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

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts:  July 11 - August 15 

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

Instructor: Federica Barella

Starts:  July 12 - August 16

Sec. 3 Mon. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: July 13 - August 17

Sec. 4 Tues.6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: July 14 - August 18

Sec. 5 Wed. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: July 15 - August 19

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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a & Project 1b" - Edilingua (not included in the tuition)

Tuition: $ 200  - 6 weeks

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

Instructor: Federica Barella

Starts: July 11 - August 15  

Sec.  2 Sun.  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi 

Starts: July 12 - August 16

Sec.  3 Mon.  6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: July 13 - August 17

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 1a & Project 1b" - Edilingua.

Tuition: $ 200  -  6 weeks

Sec.  Thur.  6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: July 16 - August 20

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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a" - Edilingua.

Tuition: $ 350 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Sat. & Sun. 10:00 AM -12:30 PM; Instructor – Giuseppe Villari

Starts: July 11 - August 16  

Sec. 2 Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:30 PM; Instructor: Bahie D’Ambrosio

Starts: July 13 - August 19 

Sec. 3 Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 8:30 PM; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio

Starts: July 14 - August 20

Intensive Beginner 1
meets twice per week
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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a & Project 1b" - Edilingua.

Tuition: $ 350 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Tues. & Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio

Starts:  June 02 – July 09

Sec. 2 Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:30 PM; Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: July 13 - August 19

Sec. 3 Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 8:30 PM; Instructor: TBD

Starts: July 14 - August 20

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: POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2020

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

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: $200 (book not included) - 6 weeks

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio

Starts: July 11 – August 15

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: July 13 – August 17

Grammar Review

This course is focused on improving grammar and fluency.Requested by our students, this course will help anyone who wants to reinforce the understanding and application of basic Italian grammar. Each class will reinforce a specific topic through drills, activities and games. 

Topics: Articoli determinativi e indeterminativi, Il presente indicativo (verbi regolari e irregolari), Le preposizioni e le preposizioni articolate, C’è / Ci sono, I verbi modali (potere, volere, dovere), I verbi riflessivi, Passato prossimo (verbi regolari e irregolari), L’imperfetto (verbi regolari e irregolari), L’uso del passato prossimo e l’imperfetto, I pronomi diretti e indiretti.

Tuition: $200 - 6 weeks

Wed. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Francesco DaVela

Starts: July 15 - August 19

 

The learning material will be provided by the course’s instructor.

 

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

Tuition: $200 - 6 weeks

Thur.  6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: July 16 - August 20

Dates: POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2020

Intermediate 2

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

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

Tuition: $200 - 6 weeks

Sat. 10:00 - 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts: July 11– August 15

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: $350 - 12 weeks

Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Francesco Da Vela

Starts: April 22 – July 08

NOT OFFERED IN SUMMER

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 SUMMER

 

ADVANCED CLASSES

Advanced 2

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

Tuition: $350 - 12 weeks

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

Sat. 12:45 - 2:45 PM; 

Instructor: Laura Cuppone

Starts April 18 – July 11

NOT OFFERED IN SUMMER

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: $ 200 - 6 weeks

​Sec. 1 Sun. 9:30 AM-12:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: July 19 – August 23

Course book: Caccia ai Tesori; Author Filippone A., Radicchi S. – Loescher

Sec. 2 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: July 14 – August 18

Course book: Caccia ai Tesori; Author Filippone A., Radicchi S. – Loescher

Sec. 3 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: July 9 – August  13 

The learning material will be provided by the instructor

Advanced Review 2 

LETTURE IN GIALLO: MONTALBANO & Co.  

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: $ 200 - 6 weeks

 

Sec.  Wed. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts:  July 1 - August 5

The learning material will be provided by the course’s instructor.

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: $ 200 - 6 weeks

Tues. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts:  June 30 - August 4

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: $ 200 - 6 weeks

Thurs. 5:00 – 7:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: July 02 – August 6

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

 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
BASIC CONVERSATION
Level 1 - Pasta per due

What happens when we visit a foreign country and we don't really know the language? Lots of misunderstandings! That's exactly what happens to Minni when she arrives in Italy for the very first time. An entertaining story that encourages reflection on the most characteristic and peculiar expressions in the Italian language. An original short story easy to follow and great for improving your language skills. Expand your vocabulary, improve comprehension and consolidate grammar with helpful footnotes and a variety of exercises, or listen to the reading by professional actors.

Course book: Pasta per due; Author: Giovanni Ducci – Alma Edizioni

 

Tuition: $ 200 - 6 weeks

 

Sat. 10:00 - 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Laura Cuppone 

Starts: July 11– August 15

 

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Tuesday and Wednesday

CONTEMPORARY ITALY

Are you ready for a journey to Italy? Fasten your seatbelt! 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.

 

Course book: Mosaico Italia; Author: De Blasio T., Garofalo P. - Edilingua

 

Tuition: $ 200 - 6 weeks

Sec. 1 Tue. 4:30 - 7:00 PM;

Instructor: Laura Cuppone

Starts: July 14 - August 18

Sec. 2 Wed. 4:30 - 7:00 PM;

Instructor: Laura Cuppone

Starts: July 15 – August 19

 
BASIC CONVERSATION
Level 2 - Amore in Paradiso

Pippo is a special kind of angel: he helps men and women to find love. But one day it's Pippo who falls in love... An original short story easy to follow and great for improving your language skills. Expand your vocabulary, improve comprehension and consolidate grammar with helpful footnotes and a variety of exercises, or listen to the reading by professional actors.

 

Tuition: $ 200 - 6 weeks

 

Thur. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: July 16 - August 20

 

Course book: Amore in Paradiso; Author: Giovanni Ducci – Alma Edizioni

 
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. Films featured in INTERPRETAZIONI span genres, address a wide range of themes, and are set in various parts of Italy, encouraging students and teachers to more fully engage with the complexity of Italian society of the millennium. 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: $ 200 - 6 weeks

Sec. Mon. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Maria Fleri

Starts: July 20 – August 24

 

MORNING COURSES

From 10AM to 12 PM

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

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1 Mon. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 13 – August 17 - Instr: A. Sibilla

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 14 – August 18 - Instr: A. Sibilla

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 15 – August 19 - Instr: A. Sibilla

Tuition: $ 180 / 6 weeks

Course book: The Italian Project 1a; Author: Marin T., Magnelli S. - Edilingua

BEGINNER 2

Sec 1 Mon. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 13 – August 17 - TBD

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 14 – August 18 - Instr: A. Giglio

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 15 – August 19 - Instr: A. Giglio

Tuition: $ 180 / 6 weeks

Course book: The Italian Project 1a; Author: Marin T., Magnelli S. - Edilingua

BEGINNER 1 INTENSIVE
Monday/Wednesday

Mon/Wed 10AM - 12PM; July 13 - August 19 -  Barbara  Scatiggio

Tuition: $ 350 / 6 weeks (12 lessons)

BEGINNER 2 INTENSIVE
Monday/Wednesday

Mon/Wed 10AM - 12PM; Starts: July 13 - August 19 -  Elisa Sartore

Tuition: $ 350 / 6 weeks (12 lessons)

 

AFTERNOON COURSES

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

Cost: $180 (6 weeks)

 Instructors: TBD

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1 Mon 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  July 13 – August 17

Sec 2 Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: July 15  – August 19

BEGINNER 3

Sec 1 Tues. 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  July 14– August 18

Sec 2 Thurs. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: July 16 – August 20

BEGINNER 2

Sec 1 Tues. 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  July 14– August 18

Sec 2 Wed4 - 6 PM; Starts:​ July 15  – August 19

CONVERSATION

Sec 1 Mon 4 - 6 PM; Starts: July 13 – August 17

Sec 2 Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: July 15  – August 19

 

TUTORIALS AND SMALL CLASSES

TUTORIALS

“One-on-One”  $ 60/hr per person

“One-on-Two”   $ 45/hr per person

“One-on-Three” $ 30/hr per person

“One-on-Four”  $ 35/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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595 Third Street, NW

Washington DC 20001-2703

Hours of operation:

Monday 11am - 7pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 11am - 7pm

Thursday  11am - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 1pm 

Sundays  9am - 1pm 

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