Italian classes for Adults

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 in-person 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 grammar.

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Sun. 9:30AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD   

Starts: April 10 - July 17 

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

Instructor: TBD   ONLINE

Starts: April 11 - July 10 

Sec. 3 Tues. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 19 - July 5

Sec. 4 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Sandro Puiatti

Starts: April 14 - June 30

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: $385 (book not included)

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

Instructor: Marzia Catania ONLINE

Starts: April 23 - July 9

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

Instructor: Sandro Puiatti  ONLINE

Starts: April 11 - July 10 

Sec. 3 Tues. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan  

Starts: April 12 - June 28

Sec. 4 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida

Starts: April 14 - June 30

Beginner 3

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

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari    ONLINE

Starts: April 23 - July 9

Sec. 2 Tues. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;    ONLINE

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari 

Starts: April 12 - June 28

Sec. 3 Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;  ONLINE

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari 

Starts: April 13 - June 29

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: $385 (book not included)

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

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 18 - May 25

Tue. & Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese

Starts: April 19 – May 26

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: $385 (book not included)

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

Instructor: Marzia Catania  

Starts: June 1 - July 13

Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese

Starts: May 31 - July 7

Intensive Beginner 3
meets twice per week

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

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Marzia Catania  

Starts: April 18 - May 25

 

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

Instructor: Laura Vinti   ONLINE

14 hours:  Tuition $320

Sec. 2 Sat. 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM;

Instructor: Laura Vinti   ONLINE

14 hours:  Tuition $320

 

Dates: Sat:  April 23rd, 30th; May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; June 4th.

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

Beginner Review

Through grammar and reading S. Ciani and S. Gavelli‘s book, “Scoprire l’Italia”, students will review the major challenges in Italian grammar, including the verb system, areas of contrast with the English language, 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: Scoprire l’Italia; Authors: S.Ciani and S. Gavelli., Longo S.- Cideb.  

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida    ONLINE

Starts: April 16 - July 7

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

Instructor: TBD        ONLINE

Starts: April 18 - July 10

Sec. 3 Tues. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;    ONLINE

Instructor: Clorinda Guida 

Starts: April 12 – June 28 

 

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; Authors: M. Bali, G. Rizzo, L. Ziglio – Alma Edizioni (textbook + workbook / available at School)

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Sat. 9:30 AM -12:00 PM;  ONLINE

Instructor: TBD    

Starts: April 23 - July 9

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

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi     ONLINE

Starts: April 12 - June 28 

Sec. 3 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari    ONLINE   

Starts: April 14 - June 30

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. Thursday. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio  ONLINE

Starts: April 21 - July 7

Intermediate 3

This course will cover the last chapters of the book “New Italian Espresso 2”. 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 -12:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi    ONLINE

Starts: April 16 - July 7

 

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio     ONLINE

Starts: April 11 - July 10

Sec. 3 Tues. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 12 – June 28

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: $385 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Sat. 9:30 AM -12:00 PM;

Instructor: Federia Petracci     ONLINE

Starts: April 16 - July 7

 

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;  ONLINE

Instructor: Claudio Pedone

Starts: April 18 - July 25

 

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:  Piazza Italia 2; Author Morano V., Muzzi A. – Alma Edizioni + Nuova  Grammatica Praticata della Lingua  Italiana; Author Nocchi S. – Alma Edizioni

Sec. Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM ;

Instructor: Francesco Da Vela   ONLINE

Starts: April 21 - July 7 

Advanced 2

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Course book: Course book:  Piazza Italia 2; Author Morano V., Muzzi A. – Alma Edizioni + Nuova  Grammatica Praticata della Lingua  Italiana; Author Nocchi S. – Alma Edizioni

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

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan   ONLINE   

Starts: April 23 - July 9 

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 Mazzetti A, Manili P., Bagianti M. R.. – Le Monnier

   NOT OFFERED IN SPRING SESSION

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 on their grammar and acquire better fluency. 

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Sec. 1 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: April 12 - June 28

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

Sec. 2 Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Francesco Da Vela   ONLINE

Starts: April 13 - June 29

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

Advanced Review 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: $385 (book not included) 

Tues. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: April 12 - June 28 

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

NOT OFFERED IN SPRING

 
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 be reviewed upon request of the class. 

 

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: April 14 - June 30 

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 points of grammar, advanced vocabulary study 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) 

Thurs. 5:00 – 7:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni   ONLINE

Starts: April 14 - June 30 

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

 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday

ISOLE INTORNO ALLA PIU`BELLA PENISOLA DEL MONDO (Eolie, Egadi, Tremiti) - Terza Parte

A course designed for intermediate students. In this course students will discover the islands (famous and not) around Italy. They are certainly worth visiting at least once in a lifetime when it comes to breathtaking landscapes, picturesque port cities and postcard beaches. During the course students will refine and review relevant points of grammar and critique a sample of movie 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: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Silvana De Luca    ONLINE

Starts:   April 10 - July 17

 
INTERMEDIATE  CONVERSATION
on Thursday

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 the arts

 

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM; 

Instructor: Elisa Sartore   ONLINE

Starts: April 21 - July 7 

 
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 5 different Macro-Thematic Areas (Geography, Society, Art, Language, and History), in which the student navigates to learn more about the Italy of yesterday and today, using all four main language skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing. This textbook is particularly good for students that have already an Intermediate level of Italian Language (preferably B1/B2 Level) and wanting to refresh and improve their skills at the Advanced Level (C1/C2) of Italian language.

 

Course book: Nuovo Magari C1/C2—Corso di Lingua & Cultura Italiana di Livello Intermedio/Avanzato / Authors: Alessandro De Giuli—Carlo Guastalla—Ciro Massimo Naddeo.

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Maria Fleri     ONLINE

Starts:   April 11 – July 17

 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION 
on Saturday

A course designed for advanced students. Through the reading of the book "Mosaico Italia" that is particularly representative of the Italian contemporary society, students will improve their conversational skills and fluency through discussions. Some points of grammar will be reviewed. 

Course book: Mosaico Italia - Eilingua

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio    ONLINE

Starts:  April 23 - July 9

 

MORNING COURSES

From 10AM to 12 PM

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

Tuition: $330 / 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. 1Tues. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Apr.19 – Jun. 28; Instr. M. Catania ONLINE

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; April 21 – July 7; Instr. G.  Albanese

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

            INTENSIVE BEGINNER 1  ONLINE

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 April 18 – May 25 Instructor: TBD

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. 1Tues. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; April 19 – June 28; Instr. TBD    ONLINE

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; April 21 – July 7; Instr. C. Guida

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

  INTENSIVE BEGINNER 2 ONLINE

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.

 

Mon. & Wed. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;  June 1 – July 13  Instructor: TBD 

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

BEGINNER 3

Se.1 Tue 10AM - 12PM; April 12 – June 28; Instr. TBD

ONLINE

Sec. 2 Wed 10.30AM- 12.30PM; April 20– July 6; Instr. Clorinda Guida  - ONLINE

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

Are you busy during the day and can't find a minute to learn your favorite language? Are you planning to travel to Italy soon and want to be ready for the Italian jet leg?  Do you always wake up early in the morning and don't know how to spend the time before work? No problem! Casa Italiana Language School offers you the possibility of an Italian course suitable for you: Italy lively course The Italian course tailored for you! 

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

Sec. 1 Mon & Thurs. 6AM - 7.30AM     ONLINE

Starts: April 25 - May 26 / Tuition $300 / Instr. C. Guida

Sec. 2 Tues. 6AM - 7.30AM        ONLINE

Starts: April 26 - June 7 / Tuition $170 / Instr. C. Guida

Sec. 3  Wed. 6AM - 7.30AM       ONLINE

Starts: April 27 - June 8 / Tuition $170 / Instr. C. Guida

Sec. 4 Fri.  6AM- 7:30 AM. ONLINE

Starts: April 29 - June 10 / Tuition: $170 

ITALY LIVELY COURSE – The Italian course tailored for you

NEW

 

AFTERNOON COURSES

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

Cost: $330 (12 weeks/24 hours) / Book not included

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1. Mon. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 11 – July 10  Instr. TBD  ONLINE

Sec. 2 Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 20 – July 6  Instr. G. Albanese

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

              BEGINNER 3

Sec 1. Tue. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 12 – June 28 Instr. TBD

Sec. 2 Thurs. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 21 – July 7 Instr. TBD  ONLINE

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

BEGINNER 2

Sec. 1 Tue. 4:00-6:00 PM; April 12 – June 28; Instr. TBD  ONLINE

Sec. 2 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM; April 20 – July 6; Instr. TBD

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

                  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. 1 Mon. 4:00-6:00 PM; April 11 – July 10; Instr. TBD  ONLINE

Sec. 2 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM; April 20 – July 6; Instr. B. D'Ambrosio ONLINE

 

TUTORIALS AND SMALL CLASSES

TUTORIALS

“One-on-One”  $65/hr per person

“One-on-Two”   $50/hr per person

“One-on-Three” $45/hr per person

SMALL CLASSES

A course with less than six students will open at 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

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  

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

For more info contact the office.