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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 adult classes are at 1776 G 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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The New Italian Project 1A" - Edilingua. (not included in the tuition)

Tuition: $ 380 (book not included)

12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari       

Starts: Jan.11 – March 28

Sec. 2  Sun 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD 

Starts: Jan. 5 – March 29

Sec. 3  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

Starts: Jan. 6 – April 06

Sec. 4 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Angelo Sibilla

Starts: Jan. 7 – March 24

Sec. 5 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti 

Starts:  Jan. 15 – April 01

Sec. 6 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Kimberly Catanzariti 

Starts: Jan. 9 – March 26

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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a & Project 1b" - Edilingua (not included in the tuition)

Tuition: $ 380 (book not included)

12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: TBD          SOLD OUT

Starts: Jan.11 – March 28

Sec. 2  Sun 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM;

Instructor: Raffaella Nolan

Starts: Jan. 5 – March 29

Sec. 3  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore 

Starts: Jan. 6 – April 06

Sec. 4 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts: Jan. 15 – March 31

Sec. 5 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore 

Starts:  Jan. 8 – March 25

Sec. 6 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Graziella Caserta

Starts: Jan. 9 – March 26

Beginner 3

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

Course book: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a & Project 1b" - Edilingua.

Tuition: $ 380 (book not included)

12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat. 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Erminia Rosanova

Starts: Jan.11 – March 28

Sec. 2  Sun 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD 

Starts: Jan. 5 – March 29

Sec. 3  Mon.6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: Jan. 6 – April 06

Sec. 4 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Graziella Caserta

Starts: Jan. 7 – March 24

Sec. 5 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts: Jan. 09 – March 26

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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a" - Edilingua.

Tuition: $ 380 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Mon & Wed 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio

Starts: Jan. 06 – Feb. 19

Intensive Beginner 1
meets twice per week
Intensive talian for Travellers

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

Sat:  Feb.1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14.  

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: T. Marin, S. Magnelli "The Italian Project 1a & Project 1b" - Edilingua.

 

Tuition: $ 380 (book not included)

Sec. 1 Mon & Wed 6:30 - 9:00 PM; Instructor: Barbara Scatiggio

Starts: Feb.24 – April 01

Beginner Review

Through the grammar and the reading of the book by S.Ciani and S. Gavelli "Scoprire l'Italia", students will review the major challenges in Italian grammar, including the verb system, areas of contrast with English, 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: S.Ciani, S. Gavelli "Scoprire l'Italia" - Cideb.

Tuition: $380 (book not included) - 12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sat 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM;

Instructor: Ingrid  Nifosi      

Starts: Jan.11 – March 28 

Sec. 2 Wedn. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio

Starts:  Jan. 8 – March 25

Sec. 3 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Giuseppe Villari

Starts: Jan. 9 – March 26

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

Intermediate 2
Intermediate 3
LET’S SING! Italian Language and Culture through Modern Music 
NEW

 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; Author Naddeo C. M. and Trama G. – Alma Edizioni

 

Tuition: $ 380 (book not included) - 12 weeks

 

Tues. 6:30 PM– 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Giglio.

Starts: Jan.14 - March 31

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

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

Tuition: $380 (book not included) - 12 weeks

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

Instructor: Graziella Caserta

Starts: Jan. 06 - Apr. 06

Sec. 2 Sat. 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Instructor: Bahie D’Ambrosio

Starts: Jan. 11 – March 2

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.

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

Tuition: $380 (book not included) - 12 weeks

Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Francesco Da Vela

Starts:  Jan. 08 – March 25

 

ADVANCED CLASSES

Advanced 1

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

Tuition: $380 (book not included) - 12 weeks

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

Mon. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: TBD

Starts:  Jan. 06 – April 06

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: $ 380 (books not included)12 weeks

Sec. 1 Sun. 9:30 AM-12:00 PM;

Instructor: Erminia Rosanova

Starts: Jan. 5 – March 29

Course book: Nuovo Magari B1- B2; Author De Giuli A., Guastalla C., Ciro M.N. – Alma Edizioni

​Sec. 2 (Adv. Review 2)  Sun. 9:30 AM-12:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: Jan. 5 – March 29

Course book: Nuovo Magari C1- C2; Author De Giuli A., Guastalla C., Ciro M.N. – Alma Edizioni

Sec. 3  Tues..6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: Starts: Jan. 7 – March 24

Course book: Nuovo Magari B1- B2; Author De Giuli A., Guastalla C., Ciro M.N. – Alma Edizioni

Sec. 4 Tue. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: Jan. 7 – March 24

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

Sec. 5 Thurs. 6:30 – 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Federica Petracci

Starts: Sept. 19 – Dec. 12

Course book: Nuovo Magari B1- B2; Author De Giuli A., Guastalla C., Ciro M.N. – Alma Edizioni

Advanced Review 2 - 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: $ 380 - 12 weeks

Sec.1 Tues. 3:15 – 5:30 PM

Sec. 2 Tues. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts: Jan. 14 – March 31

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: $ 380 - 12 weeks

Thurs. 6:00 – 8:30 PM;

Instructor: Antonella Longoni

Starts:  Jan. 16 – Apr. 02

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

 

CONVERSATION CLASSES

 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Thursday
 
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION
on Sunday
 
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
on Monday

"LA MAFIA UCCIDE SOLO D'ESTATE"

 

Students will watch the movie “La mafia uccide solo d’estate” and will discuss and critique a samples of movie’s clips. Students will improve their conversational skills and, as always, they will have activities involving speaking, reading, listening and some writing.

Tuition: $ 380 - 12 weeks

 

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

Instructor: Silvana De Luca

Starts: Jan. 5 - March 29

 

The learning material will be provided by the course instructor.

CONTEMPORARY ITALY

 

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 arts.

 

Tuition: $ 380 (books not included) 12 weeks

Thurs. 6:30 - 9:00 PM;

Instructor: Elisa Sartore

Starts: Jan. 09 – March 26

 

The learning material will be provided by the course instructor.

Italy is made up of twenty regions with distinct characteristics. Every town, every village, makes the same dish in vastly different ways, and every town and village has its proudest specialty. These cooking traditions define people's identities just as much as their dialects and their traditional costumes.   Local cooking preferences and customs are shaped by geographic, historical, and climactic differences. Explore with us Italy’ s many distinct cuisines, each with its own flavors and preferred cooking techniques:   learn with this course more about the regions you know little about,  and expand your knowledge of those you are already familiar with.  You will not be disappointed , and you will taste some good food as well!

Buon appetito & Vi aspettiamo!

Tuition: $ 380 (books not included) 12 weeks

Mon: 6:30 - 9:00;

Instructor: Maria Fleri

Starts:  Jan. 06 – April 06 

Course book:  Profumi Sapori Italiani;  Author:  Giovanna di Salvatore;  Self-Published.

E-Book Version available or PDF Version of the book provided by Professor Fleri.

 

MORNING COURSES

NEW!

From 10AM to 12 PM

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

Cost:$300 (12 weeks)

 Instructors: TBD

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1 Mon 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – Apr. 06

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 07 – Mar. 24

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 08 – Mar. 25

Sec 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 09 – Mar. 26

BEGINNER 2

Sec 1 Mon 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – Apr. 06

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 07 – Mar. 24

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 08 – Mar. 25

Sec 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 09 – Mar. 26

BEGINNER 3

Sec 1 Mon 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – Apr. 06

Sec 2 Tue. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 07 – Mar. 24

Sec 3 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 08 – Mar. 25

Sec 2 Thurs. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 09 – Mar. 26

BEGINNER 1 INTENSIVE
Monday/Wednesday

Mon/Wed 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – Feb. 19

BEGINNER 2 INTENSIVE
Monday/Wednesday

Mon/Wed 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – Feb. 19

CONVERSATION

Sec 1 Mon. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – Apr. 06

Sec. 2 Wed. 10AM - 12PM; Starts: Jan. 08 – Mar. 25

 

AFTERNOON COURSES

Classes meet once a week 

Cost:$300 (12 weeks)

 Instructors: TBD

BEGINNER 1

Sec 1 Mon 4-6 PM PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – April 06

Sec 2 Tue. 4-6 PM PM; Starts: Jan. 07 – March 24

BEGINNER 3

Sec 1 Tues. 4-6 PM PM; Starts: Jan. 07 – March 24

Sec 2 Thurs. 4-6 PM PM; Starts: Jan. 09 – March 26

BEGINNER 2

Sec 1 Tues. 4 - 6 PM; Starts:  Jan. 07 – March 24

Sec 2 Wed. 4:-6 PM; Starts: Jan. 08 – March 25

CONVERSATION

Sec 1 Mon. 4-6 PM PM; Starts: Jan. 06 – April 06

Sec. 2 Wed. 4:00-6:00 PM; Jan. 08 – March 25

 

TUTORIALS AND SMALL CLASSES

TUTORIALS

“One-on-One”  $ 60/hr per person

“One-on-Two”   $40/hr per person

“One-on-Three” $ 35/hr per person

“One-on-Four”  $30/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. 

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Washington DC 20001-2703

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Washington DC 20006-4705

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Monday 11am - 7pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 11am - 7pm

Thursday  11am - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 12.30 pm 

Sundays  9am - 1pm 

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