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Italian classes for Adults

Spring 2023

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 goals.

 

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

Note: all the in-person classes are at 595 Third Street.

Beg classes

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 grammar.

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Michael Maliconi   IN PERSON

Starts: April 22 – July 08 

Sec. 2 Sat. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Silvia Tilocca   ONLINE

Starts: April 29 – July 15 

Sec. 3 Sun. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Silvia Tilocca   ONLINE

Starts: April 30 – July 23 

Sec.4 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Stefania Patruno  ONLINE 

Starts: May 1 - July 23

Sec. 5 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Michael Maliconi   IN PERSON

Starts: April 10  - July 03 

Sec. 6 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;   FULL

Instructor: Michael Maliconi   IN PERSON

Starts: April 11  - June 27 

Sec. 7 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Silvia Tilocca   ONLINE

Starts: April 25 – July 18 

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio  ONLINE 

Starts: April 12  - June 28 

Sec. 9 Thurs. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Michael Maliconi   IN PERSON

Starts: April 27  - July 13 

Sec. 10 Thurs. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Stefania Patruno  ONLINE

Starts: April 27 - July 13

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/Updated ed.; Authors: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $385 (book not included)

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

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone   IN PERSON

Starts: April 29 – July 15 

 

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese  ONLINE

Starts: April 10  - July 03 

Sec. 3 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone   IN PERSON

Starts: April 24  - July 17 

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

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone   IN PERSON

Starts: April 25  - July 18

 

Sec. 5 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM; 

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone   ONLINE

Starts: May 3  - July 17

Sec. 6 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;    FULL

Instructor: Stefania Patruno   ONLINE

Starts: April 26  - July 12

Sec. 7 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone   IN PERSON

Starts: April 27  - July 13

Sec. 8 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: TBD   ONLINE

Starts: April 20 - July  6

Beginner 3

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

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese     ONLINE

Starts: April 15 – July 01 

Sec. 2 Sun. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari      IN PERSON

Starts: April 16 – July 09 

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Maria Carmela Amodio  IN PERSON

Starts: April 10  - July 03 

Sec. 3 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: TBD   IN PERSON

Starts: April 11  - June 27 

Sec. 4 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;   FULL

Instructor: Lina Gioia   ONLINE

Starts: April 25  - July 18

Sec. 5 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;  FULL

Instructor: Maria Carmela Amodio   ONLINE

Starts: April 19  - July 5 

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/Updated ed.; Authors: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $385 (book not included)

Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM ;

Instructor: Lina Gioia ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 19 – May 31

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/Updated ed.; Authors: P. Bultrini, F. Graziani. – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $385 (book not included)

Mon. & Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM ;

Instructor: Lina Gioia  ONLINE

Starts: June 5 – July 12

Intensive Italian for Travelers

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! 

Sec. Sat. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;  ONLINE

Instructor: Anna Siciliano

14 hours:  Tuition $320

 

Dates: Sat:  Apr., 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10 

The learning material ($ 22) will be provided by the course’s instructor.

Beginner Review

Through the reading of Giovanni Ducci’s book, “Il signor Rigoni”, students will review the major challenges in Italian grammar, including the verb system, areas of contrast with the English language and some vocabulary issues.

 

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

 

Sec. 1 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari   IN PERSON

Starts: April 18  - July  11 

Sec. 2 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: CLorinda Guida  ONLINE

Starts: April 12  - June 28 

INterm classes

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

Intermediate 1

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

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

 

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

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi  ONLINE

Starts: April 15 – July 01 

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida  ONLINE

Starts: April 17  - July 10 

 

Sec. 3 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari   IN PERSON

Starts: April 17  - July 10 

Intermediate 2

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

 

Sec. Wed. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari   ONLINE

Starts: Apr.19 – July 5 

Intermediate 3

This course will cover the last chapters of the book “New Italian Espresso -Intermediate and Advanced”. Emphasis will be on stylistic and idiomatic expressions to reinforce the student’s speaking and reading abilities.

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida   ONLINE

Starts: April 15 – July 01 

Sec. 2 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida  ONLINE

Starts: Apr.18 – July 11

Sec. 3 Thurs. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida   ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 20  - July 6

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi     ONLINE

Starts: Apr.11 – June 27

Sec. 2 Thurs. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari    ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 13  - June 29

Italy lively Course - The Italian course tailored for you

Are you busy during the day and cannot find a minute to learn your favorite language? Do you always wake up early in the morning and do not know how to spend time before work? No problem! We offer you the possibility of an Italian course tailored for you! 

 

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

Tuition: $300

 

Sec. Wed. & Frid.  6:00 - 7:30 AM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida  ONLINE

Starts: April 26  - May 31 

ADVANCED class

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: $385 (book not included) 

Course book: Nuovo Qui Italia Piu`; Authors ; A. Mazzetti, P. Manili, M.R.– Alma Edizioni

Thurs. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: TBD    ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 20 – July 6

Advanced 2

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Course book: Nuovo Qui Italia Piu`; Authors ; A. Mazzetti, P. Manili, M.R.– Alma Edizioni

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION

Advanced 3

Proficiency in Italian will be enhanced through refined idiomatic expressions and more advanced grammar patterns.   

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Course book: Nuovo Qui Italia Piu`; Authors ; A. Mazzetti, P. Manili, M.R.– Alma Edizioni

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

Instructor: Lina Gioia   ONLINE

Starts: April 22 – July 8 

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio   ONLINE

Starts: April 10  - July 03 

Advanced Review  

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan        ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 15 – July 01 

Course book: TBD

Sec. 2 Tue. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 11 - June 27

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

 
VOCI DI AUTORI ITALIANI

In this advanced course, students will discover some of the most important Italian authors of the second half of the Nineteenth century and contemporary writers. They will read excerpts of some famous books and articles of renowned journalists, always supported by short biographies of the authors. Students will work on new vocabulary, discuss various themes and topics, examine different writing styles and language structures. They will also listen to some interviews with the authors. Some grammar topics will also be reviewed upon request.

 

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Thurs. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;        FULL

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 13 – June 29

Deep Into Italian Review

Taught entirely in Italian, this course 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 grammatical structures, advanced vocabulary and theme-based class discussions, in order to strengthen fluency and communication skills. Students will read some chapters of "I Promessi Sposi" by Alessandro Manzoni.

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Wed. 5:00 – 7:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni    ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 12 – June 28

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

Conversation Classes

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday

GLI OCCHI DELLA GIOCONDA di Alberto Angela - Parte 1

A course designed for intermediate students. Students will read and view portions of the vide, focusing on conversation, reading comprehension and review relevant points of grammar. Through guided discussions they will improve their conversational skills and as always, they will have activities involving speaking, reading, listening and some writing

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Sun. 10:00 AM -12:00 PM;

Instructor: Silvana De Luca   ONLINE

Starts:  Apr. 16 - July 9

 
INTERMEDIATE  CONVERSATION on Tuesday or Thursday

 

In this course, students will 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.

 

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Tues. 2:00 - 4:00 PM;

Instructor: Maria Carmela Amodio

Starts: April 18 - July 11   ONLINE

 

Sec. 2 Thurs. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio    ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 20 – July 6

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

 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
on Monday

This Italian Advanced Conversation Course introduces the new textbook "NUOVO MAGARI C1/C2" that aims to teach Italian Language & Culture through different Macro-Thematic Areas in which the student navigates to learn more about the Italy of yesterday and today.

Course book: NUOVO MAGARI C1/C2 ; Authors: A. De Giuli, C. Guastalla, C.M. Naddeo; AlmaEdizioni.  

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Mon. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Maria Fleri     ONLINE

Starts: Apr. 10 - July 3

 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION & CULTURE on Saturday

Advanced students with an excellent command of Italian will converse on social issues elicited from video, articles and excerpts provided by the instructor. The course is geared to improve conversation and fluency. Written and oral productions are encouraged. Grammar will be covered as it emerges from class discussions.

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Sat. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio   ONLINE

Starts:  Apr.15 – July 1

This course is aimed at students with intermediate/advanced linguistic skills who wish to read and discuss articles and book excerpts on a variety of societal and cultural topics, while at the same time strengthening their command of more challenging grammatical structures (subjunctive, period ipotetico, passive voice, etc.). 

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Sat. 10:00 AM -12:00 PM;

Instructor:  Fabio Bonetti  ONLINE

Starts:  Apr. 22 – July 8

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Saturday
MORNING CLASSES

MORNING COURSES

From 10AM to 12 PM

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

Tuition: $385 / 12 weeks / Book not included

BEGINNER 1

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.

Sec. 1 Tues. 10AM - 12PM; Apr. 18 – July 11; Instr. C. Guida ONLINE

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM;  Apr. 20 – July 6; Instr. C. Guida ONLINE

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

            INTENSIVE BEGINNER 1 

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.

 

Mon. & Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Apr.24  – June 6; Instr: B. Scatiggio 

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

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.

Sec. 1 Tues. 10AM - 12PM; Apr. 18 – July 11; Instr. G. Albanese   ONLINE

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Apr. 20 – July 6; Instr. G. Albanese ONLINE

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

INTENSIVE BEGINNER 2

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

 

Tue. & Thur. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; May. 24 – July 5; Instructor: B. Scatiggio 

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

Afternoon classes

AFTERNOON COURSES

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

Cost: $385 (12 weeks/24 hours) / Book not included

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1. Mon. 4 - 6 PM; Apr.17 – July 10; Instr. M. Malinconi  IN PERSON

Sec. 1 Wed. 4 - PMApr.19 – July 5; Instr. M. Malinconi  ONLINE

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

                  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. Wed. 2 - 4 PM; Starts: Apr.19 - July 5; Instr: TBD ONLINE

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

BEGINNER 2

Sec. 1 Tue. 4 - PM;  Apr. 25 - July 18; Instr. G. Cardone IN PERSON

Sec. 2 Thurs. 4 - PM;  Apr. 27 – July 13; Instr. G. Cardone IN PERSON

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

               

tutorials & small classes

TUTORIALS AND SMALL CLASSES

TUTORIALS
SMALL CLASSES

“One-on-One”  $65/hr per person

“One-on-Two”   $50/hr per person

“One-on-Three” $45/hr per person

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

  • With 5 students: $320

  • With 4 students: $350

  • With 3 students: $450

 

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

  • With 5 students: $260

  • With 4 students: $300

  • With 3 students: $400

LUNCH BREAK COURSES

Lunch break courses from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 

  • Beginner 1-Intermediate 1-Conversation/ Monday 

  • Beginner 2-Intermediate 2-Conversation / Tuesday  

It meets once a week for 12 weeks (total of 12 hrs.) $180

For more info contact the office. 

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