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Italian classes for Adults

Winter 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 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.

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: Giancalo Cardone   IN PERSON

Starts Jan.14 – April 01 

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

Instructor: Gerardo ALbanese      IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 08 – April 02

Sec.3 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Stefania Patruno  ONLINE  FULL

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

Sec. 4 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone  IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

Sec. 5 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone  IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 10 – March 28

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

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone   ONLINE

Starts Jan. 11 – March 30

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

Instructor: Giancarlo Cardone  IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 12 –March  30

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

Instructor: Stefania Patruno  ONLINE

Starts Jan. 12 –March  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/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 Jan.14 – April 01 

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 08 – April 02

 

Sec.3 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti ONLINE FULL

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

Sec. 4 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese  IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

Sec. 5 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio  IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 10 – March 28

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/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 Jan. 10 – March 28 

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida    ONLINE

Starts Jan. 11 – March 30

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

Instructor: Antonella Giglio    IN PERSON 

Starts: Jan. 19 – April 6

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.  FULL

Starts: Jan. 09 – Feb. 20

Tue. & Thur. 6:30 - 8:30 PM ;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese  IN PERSON

Starts: Jan. 10 – Feb. 21

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:  Feb. 18th, 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st. 

The learning material ($ 22) 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: 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: Feb. 22 – April 03

Tue. & Thur. 6:30 - 8:30 PM ;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese  IN PERSON

Starts: Feb. 23 – April 04

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

Instructor:  Ingrid Nifosi–   ONLINE

Starts Jan.14 – April 01 

 

Sec.2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida  ONLINE

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

Sec.3 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari  IN PERSON

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio    ONLINE

Starts: Jan. 19 – April 6

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari    ONLINE

Starts Jan. 11 – March 29

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida   ONLINE

Starts Jan.14 – April 01 

Sec. 2 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida    ONLINE

Starts Jan. 10 – March 28 

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida  ONLINE

Starts: Jan.12 – March  30

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 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi    ONLINE

Starts Jan. 10 – March 28 

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari  ONLINE

Starts: Jan.12 – March  30

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. Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio  ONLINE

Starts Jan. 23 – April 10

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

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION

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

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

Instructor: Lina Gioia  ONLINE

Starts Jan.14 – April 01 

 

Sec.2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Bahies D'Ambrosio  ONLINE

Starts Jan. 09 – April 03

Advanced 3

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

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

 

Course book: La grammatica vien leggendoAuthor Lorenza Ruggieri  – Edilingua

NOT OFFERED THIS 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 Sat. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan  ONLINE

Starts Jan. 21– April 08 

Course book: TBD

Sec. 2 Tue. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: Jan.10 – March 28

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

Sec. 3 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor:  Fabio Bonetti    ONLINE

Starts:  Jan. 11 – March 29

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

 
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 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: Jan. 12 – March 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) 

Wed. 5:00 – 7:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni    ONLINE

Starts: Jan. 11 – March 29

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

Conversation Classes

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday

FAVOLE AL TELEFONO di Gianni Rodari - Parte 2

A course designed for intermediate students. 

Students will read and discuss some of Rodari's fanciful fables, 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:   Jan.08 – April 02

 
INTERMEDIATE  CONVERSATION on Tuesday and Thursday

 

In this course, students will discuss, will investigate, and will 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: Laura Vinti

Starts:  Jan. 17 – April 7   ONLINE

 

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

Instructor: Fabio Bonetti    ONLINE

Starts: Jan. 19 – April 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: Jan. 23 – April 03

 
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:  Jan.14 – April 01

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 grammar 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:  Laura Vinti    ONLINE

Starts:  Jan.14 – April 01

 
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. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Jan.10 – March 28; Instr. G. Cardone

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Jan.12 – March 30; Instr. G. Cardone

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.

 

Tue. & Thur. 10AM - 12PM; Starts Jan.10 – Feb. 21; Instructor: 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. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Jan.10 – March 28; Instr. G. Albanese  

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM;  Jan.12 – March 30; Instr. G. Albanese

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 and more complex grammatical structures.

 

Tue. & Thur. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Feb. 23 – April 04; 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. 4:00-6:00PM; Starts:   Jan.09 – April 03; Instr. G. Cardone

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

              BEGINNER 3

Sec 1. Tue. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Jan.10 March 28; Instr. M. Piscioneri

Sec. 2 Thurs. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Jan12 – March 30; Instr. B. D'Ambrosio

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

BEGINNER 2

Sec. 1 Tue. 4:00-6:00 PM;  Jan.10 March 28; Instr. M. Piscioneri

Sec. 2 Thurs. 4:00-6:00 PM;  Jan12 – March 30; Instr. G. Albanese

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

                  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. 1 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM;  Jan.11 – March 29; Instr. B. D'Ambrosio ONLINE

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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