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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: $ 370 (book not included) 

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

Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

Starts:  April 17 - July 03 

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

Instructor: TBD

Starts:  April 12 - July 12

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

Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

Starts: April 13 - June 29

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida

Starts: April 21 - July 07

Sec. 5 Thur. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Camilla Conti

Starts: April 22 - July 08

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

Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

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

Tuition: $ 370 (book not included)

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

Instructor: Laura Vinti

Starts:  April 17 - July 03 

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

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: April 13 - June 29

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts: April 21 - July 07

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

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti

Starts: April 15 - July 01

Beginner 3

Students will complete the 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: $ 370 

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

Instructor: TBD     

Starts:  April 24 - July 10 

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

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan 

Starts: April 13 - June 29

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio

Starts: April 15 - July 01

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: $ 370 (book not included)

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

Instructor: Camilla Conti

Starts: April 12 – May 17

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts April 13 – May 18.

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: $ 370 (book not included)

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

Instructor: Camilla Conti

Starts: May 19– June 30

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts: May 25 – July 01 

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! 

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

Instructor: Antonella Longoni. 

21 hours/each Section:  Tuition $300

 

Dates: NOT OFFERED IN SPRING

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

Beginner Review

Through the reading of some short texts students will review the major challenges in the basic Italian grammar, including the verb system, areas of contrast with English, and some vocabulary issues. The topics that will be covered are: Present Tense of regular and irregular verbs; Imperfetto and Passato Prossimo, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns, Future tense, Modal Verbs and  Prepositions. 

 

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

Tuition: $ 220 

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

Instructor: TBD

Starts:  July 06 - August 10

 

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: $370 - 12 weeks

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

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: April 10 – June 26 

 

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

Instructor: Federica Barella

Starts April 12 – July 12

Intermediate 2

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

Tuition: $370 - 12 weeks

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

Sec. 1 Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts April 12 – July 12

Sec. 1 Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts: April 19 – July 19

 

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.                        

Tuition: $370 - 12 weeks

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

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan

Starts: April 17 – July 03 

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: Agata Guardo

Starts April 12 – July 12

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

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

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts April 15 – July 01

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

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: $370 - 12 weeks

7Wed 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts April 14 – June 30.

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 SPRING

 

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: $370 - 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: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts: Apr. 17  – July 03

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: $370 - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: April 13 – June 29

Course book: TBD

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

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts: April 14 – June 30

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: April 08 – June 24

Course book: Trame

Advanced 2

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

Tuition: $370 - 12 weeks

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

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

Instructor: Bahie D’Ambrosio 

Starts April 17 – July 03

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 also be exposed to videos and short movies to strengthen their oral comprehension. Fluency will be enhanced through class discussions.

Tuition: $ 370 - 12 weeks

Tues. 6:00 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: April 13 – June 29

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

Advanced 3

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

Tuition: $330 - 12 weeks

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

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

Instructor: Francesco Da Vela

Starts: April 14 - June 30

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: $ 370 - 12 weeks

Thurs. 5:30 – 8:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts:April 15 – July 01

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 the arts. Readings will be followed by discussion and conversation. Class discussion will include both a linguistic and grammatical approach.

 

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

Tuition: $ 370 - 12 weeks

 

Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: April 29 – July 15

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday

LA TESTA DEGLI ITALIANI (Second Part)

by Beppe Severgnini

A course designed for Intermediate students.  Students will read the book “La testa degli Italiani” by Beppe Severgnini. A very interesting book that makes you reflect on the nature of Italians as stereotypes 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 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: $ 370 - 12 weeks

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

Instructor: Silvana De Luca

Starts:  April 11 - July 11

 
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: $ 370 - 12 weeks

Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Maria Fleri

Starts:  April 26 – July 19

 

MORNING COURSES

From 10AM to 12 PM

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

Tuition: $330 / 12 weeks

BEGINNER 1

Sec. Mon. 10AM - 12PM; Starts:  April 12 - July 12;

Instr. A. Sibilla 

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

BEGINNER 2

Sec. Fri. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM; Apr. 16 – July 06

Instr. A. Sibilla 

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

CONVERSATION

Se.1 Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; April 12 – July 12;

Instr. TBD

Sec. 2 Wed 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; April 14 – June 30;

Instr. Laura Vinti

 

AFTERNOON COURSES

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

Cost: $330 (12 weeks)

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1. Mon. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 12 - July 2 Instr. C. Conti

Sec. 2 Tue. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 13 - June 29 Instr. C. Conti

Sec. 3 Wed. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: April 14 - June 30 Instr. A. Sibilla 

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

BEGINNER 2

Sec. 1 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM; April14 – June 30; Instr. C. Conti

Sec. 2 Fri. 4:00-6:00 PM; April16 – July 02; Instr. A. Sibilla

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

 

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. 

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION