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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: $ 350  -  12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari      

Starts: April 11 – June 11

Sec. 2  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 13– July 06

Sec. 3 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: April 14 – June 30

Sec. 4 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts:  April 15 – July 01

Sec. 5 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 16 – July 02

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: $ 350  - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Laura Cuppone 

Starts: April 11 – June  11

Sec. 2  Sun 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 19 – July 05

Sec. 3 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan

Starts:  April 15 – July 01

Sec. 4 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: April 16 – July 02

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: $ 350  - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Erminia Rosanova  

Starts: April 11 – June 11

Sec. 2  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: April 13– July 06

Sec. 3 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore 

Starts:  April 15 – July 01

Sec. 4 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 16 – July 02

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 Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio

Starts: April 13 – May 20

Sec. 2 Tues. & Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

Starts: April 14 – May 21

Intensive Beginner 1
meets twice per week
Intensive talian 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.

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 Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio

Starts: May 27 – July 06

Sec. 2 Tues. & Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

Starts: May 26 – July 02

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: $350 (book not included) - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan    

Starts: Apr.18 – June 27

Sec. 2  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: April 13– July 06

Sec. 3 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 14 – June 30

Sec. 4 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: Apr. 16 – July 01

 

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: $350 - 12 weeks

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

Starts: Apr. 11 – June 27

Sec. 2 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts:  April 08 – June 24

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: $350 - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Instructor: Bahie D’Ambrosio

Starts: Apr. 11 – June 27

Sec. 2  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: April 13– July 06

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 08 – June 24 

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 14 – June 30 

 

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 11 – June 27

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: $ 350 - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sun. 9:30 AM-12:00 PM;

Instructor: Erminia Rosanova

Starts: April 19 – July 05

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

​Sec. 2 (Adv. Review 2)  Sun. 9:30 AM-12:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: April 19 – July 05

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

Sec. 3  Tues..6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: Starts: April 14 – June 30

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

Sec. 4 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: April 14 – June 30

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

Sec. 5 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: April 09 – June 25 

The learning material will be provided by the instructor

Advanced Review 2 - Higher Level

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: $ 350 - 12 weeks

Sec.1 Tues. 3:15 – 5:30 PM

Sec. 2 Tues. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: April 07 – June 23

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: $ 350 - 12 weeks

Thurs. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: April 09 – June 25

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

 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
BASIC CONVERSATION
on Thursday
 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday
 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
on Monday

“GIORGIO AMBROSOLI: UN EROE BORGHESE”

 

"Un eroe borghese"  is a 1995 Italian historical drama film directed by Michele Placido. It is a dramatization of the downfall of the Michele Sindona's financial empire and of the subsequent Giorgio Ambrosoli's murder in 1979.

Students will read some portions of the book, watch the movie “Giorgio Ambrosoli: un eroe borghese” and will refine and review relevant points of grammar and critique a samples of movie’s clips. Through guided discussions students will improve their conversational skills and, as always, they will have activities involving speaking, reading, listening and some writing. 

Tuition: $ 350 - 12 weeks

 

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

Instructor: Silvana De Luca

Starts: April 19 – July 05

 

The learning material will be provided by the course instructor.

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.

 

Tuition: $ 350 - 12 weeks

Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: April 16 – July 02

 

The learning material will be provided by the course instructor.

Italy is made up of twenty regions with distinct characteristics. Every town, every village, makes the same dish in vastly different ways, and every town and village has its proudest specialty. These cooking traditions define people's identities just as much as their dialects and their traditional costumes.   Local cooking preferences and customs are shaped by geographic, historical, and climactic differences. Explore with us Italy’ s many distinct cuisines, each with its own flavors and preferred cooking techniques:   learn with this course more about the regions you know little about,  and expand your knowledge of those you are already familiar with.  You will not be disappointed , and you will taste some good food as well!

Buon appetito & Vi aspettiamo!

Tuition: $ 350 (books not included) 12 weeks

Mon: 6:30 - 9:00;

Instructor: Maria Fleri

Starts:  April 13 – July 06  

Course book:  Profumi Sapori Italiani;  Author:  Giovanna di Salvatore;  Self-Published.

E-Book Version available or PDF Version of the book provided by Professor Fleri.

 

NEW!

MORNING COURSES

From 10AM to 12 PM

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

Cost:$260 (12 weeks)

 Instructors: TBD

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1 Mon 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 13 – July 06

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 14 – June 31

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 15 – July 01

Sec 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 16 – July 02

BEGINNER 2

Sec 1 Mon 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 13 – July 06

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 14 – June 31

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 15 – July 01

Sec 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 16 – July 02

BEGINNER 3

Sec 1 Mon 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 13 – July 06

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 14 – June 31

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 15 – July 01

Sec 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 16 – July 02

BEGINNER 1 INTENSIVE
Monday/Wednesday

Mon/Wed 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 13 – May 20

BEGINNER 2 INTENSIVE
Monday/Wednesday

Mon/Wed 10AM - 12PM; Starts: May 27 – July 06

CONVERSATION

Sec 1 Mon. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 13 – July 06

Sec. 2 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: April 15 – July 02

 

AFTERNOON COURSES

Classes meet once a week 

Cost: $260 (12 weeks)

 Instructors: TBD

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1 Mon 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 13 – July 06

Sec 2 Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 15 – July 01

BEGINNER 3

Sec 1 Tues. 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  April 14 – June 30

Sec 2 Thurs. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April  16 – July 02

BEGINNER 2

Sec 1 Tues. 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  April 14 – June 30

Sec 2 Wed4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 15 – July 01

CONVERSATION

Sec 1 Mon. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 13 – July 06

Sec. 2 Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 15 – July 01

 

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

1776 G Street, suite #107 NW

Washington DC 20006-4705

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Hours of operation:

Monday 11am - 7pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 11am - 7pm

Thursday  11am - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 12.30 pm 

Sundays  9am - 1pm 

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