Italian classes for Adults

Fall 2022

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/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: Laura Vinti   ONLINE

Starts Sept.24 – Dec. 17 

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

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese

Starts Sep. 18 – Dec. 18

Sec.3 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese  ONLINE

Starts Sept. 19 – Dec.12

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

Instructor: TBD

Starts Sept. 20 – Dec. 06

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

Instructor: Anna Siciliano  ONLINE

Starts Sept. 21 – Dec. 14

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

Instructor: TBD

Starts Sept. 22 – Dec. 15

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

Instructor: Sandro Puiatti

Starts Sept. 18 – Dec. 18

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

Instructor: - Marzia Catania

Starts Sept. 20 – Dec. 6 

 

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

Instructor: - Clorinda Guida   ONLINE

Starts Sept. 21 – Dec. 14

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

Instructor: Sandro Puiatti

Starts Sept. 22 – Dec. 15

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

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts Sept. 24 – Dec. 17   ONLINE

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

Instructor: Sandro Puiatti  ONLINE

Starts Sept. 19– Dec. 12

Sec. 3 Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari  

Starts Sept. 20– Dec. 06

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

Instructor: Lina Gioia     ONLINE

Starts Sept. 21 – Dec. 14

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

Instructor: Bahie D'Ambrosio   ONLINE

Starts Sept. 22 – Dec. 15

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: Marzia Catania   ONLINE

Starts: starts Sept.19 – Oct. 31

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

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese 

Starts: Sept. 20 – Oct. 27

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;

Instructor: Anna Siciliano

14 hours:  Tuition $320

 

Dates: Sat:  Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th; Nov. 5th, 12th

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: 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: Marzia Catania    ONLINE

Starts: Nov. 02 – Dec. 14

Tues. & Thurs.6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Gerardo Albanese 

Starts: Nov. 01 – Dec. 12

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: Giuseppe Villari    ONLINE

Starts Sept. 24 – Dec. 17 

 

Sec.2 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;  ONLINE

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts Sept. 21 – Dec. 07 

 

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- 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida

Starts. Sept. 24  -  Dec.17    ONLINE

 

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

Instructor: Laura Vinti

Starts: Sept.24 – Dec.17    ONLINE

 

Sec.3  Tue. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Clorinda Guida       FULL

Starts Sept. 20 - Dec.06

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  Tue. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid Nifosi

Starts Sept. 20 – Dec. 6 ONLINE

 

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

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts Sept. 22 – Dec. 15 ONLINE

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)

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION

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) 

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION

 

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

Sec. 1 Sat. 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts. Sept. 24  -  Dec.17    ONLINE

Sec. 2 Mon. 6:30 – 8:30 PM:

Instructor: Bahie D’Ambrosio  ONLINE

Starts Sept. 19 – Dec. 12

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 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci    ONLINE

Starts: Sept. 20 – Dec. 06

Sec. 2 Wed. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Francesco Da Vela   ONLINE

Starts: Sept. 21 – Dec. 14

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

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: La grammatica vien leggendo; Author Lorenza Ruggieri  – Edilingua

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

Instructor: TBD   ONLINE

Starts Sept. 19 – Dec.12

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

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

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan

Starts. Oct.1   -  Dec.17 ONLINE

 
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: Sept. 22 – Dec. 15

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. 5:30 – 7:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni    ONLINE

Starts: Sept. 21 – Dec. 14

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

 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday

FAVOLE AL TELEFONO di Gianni Rodari - Parte 1

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) 

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

Instructor: Silvana De Luca   ONLINE

Starts:   Sept.18 – Dec.18

 
INTERMEDIATE  CONVERSATION

 

The course is aimed at students who have completed the "New Italian Espresso Intermediate and Advanced" textbook and/or who have a good command of the basic rules of the Italian language and the ability to communicate and understand the essence of topics usually experienced in work, school, travel, and recreational scenarios.

 

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 Sept. 20 – Dec. 06   ONLINE

 

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

Instructor: Clorinda Guida    ONLINE

Starts Sept. 22 – Dec. 15

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

 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
on Monday

This Italian Advanced Conversation Course aims to teach Italian Language & Culture through film, focusing on Italian movies from 2010 to 2017.  Films featured in INTERPRETAZIONI span genres, address a wide range of themes, and are set in various parts of Italy, encouraging students and teachers to more fully engage with the complexity of Italian society of the millennium. The activities of the book based on the films are divided into three main categories (before, during, and after viewing the film). There is a natural progression from warm-up questions to closed and controlled exercises, to open- ended and creative tasks. This includes both oral and written, while practicing grammar, 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 & Georgetown University Press websites

Tuition: $385 (book not included) 

Mon. 6:30 - 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Maria Fleri     ONLINE

Starts: Sept. 19 – Dec 12

 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION 
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:  Sept.24 – Dec.17

 

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; Sept. 20 – Dec. 06; Instr. TBD

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Sept. 22 – Dec. 15; Instr. G.  Albanese

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 Sept.19 – Oct. 31; Instructor: Barbara 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; Sept. 20 – Dec. 068; Instr. G. Albanese  

Sec. 2 Thurs. 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Sept. 22 – Dec. 15; Instr. TBD

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.

 

Mon. & Wed. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Nov. 02 – Dec. 14; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio 

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

BEGINNER 3

Sec. Wed.10:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Sept. 21– Dec.14; Instr. TBD.

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

 

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:  Sept.19 – Dec.12; Instr. M. Catania

Sec. 2 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM; Starts:  Sept. 21 – Dec. 14; Instr. TBD

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

              BEGINNER 3

Sec 1. Tue. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Sept. 20 – Dec. 06; Instr. M. Catania

Sec. 2 Thurs. 4 - 6 PM; Starts: Sept. 22 – Dec. 15; 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;  Sept. 20 – Dec. 06; Instr. G. Albanese

Sec. 2 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM;  Sept. 21 – Dec.14; Instr. TBD

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

                  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. 1 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM;  Sept. 21 – Dec.14; Instr. B. D'Ambrosio ONLINE

 

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.