World Languages Institute: Italian

Whether you want to speak Italian for travel or personal enrichment, our classes are a great way to learn la bella lingua. And our classes cover the full range of proficiency levels from beginning to advanced.

Beginning Italian classes introduce you to basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations.

Beginning lessons cover how to:
•Ask and respond to simple questions
•Engage in simple conversations
•Interact in social, business, and travel situations
•Read a variety of basic written materials
•Write simple sentences on everyday topics.

Intermediate and advanced classes build on your existing skills to help you read, write, and speak Italian with greater fluency.

Intermediate and advanced lessons teach you how to:
•Engage in conversations with ease and confidence
•Increase your proficiency in Italian grammar and vocabulary
•Read and understand the meaning of Italian texts and articles
•Write short essays on common topics
•Deepen your understanding of current Italian culture

Classes meet once a week for 5-10 weeks. All instructors are native Italian speakers.

Current Italian Classes

  • 10 Essential Food Rules for Americans in Italy

    Take a deeper look at food and it's role in Italian Culture! Italian food culture is very different from what you’re used to at home. And... More »

  • Advanced Italian Grammar Review

    This intermediate level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review the major grammar topi... More »

  • Italian 1

    Students will learn pronunciation, the essentials of grammar, and basic everyday vocabulary and expressions in the present tense.

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  • Italian 2

    For students who have taken one quarter of Italian or the equivalent. You will practice present tense and expand expression in culturally ap... More »

  • Italian 3

    For students who have taken two quarters of Italian or the equivalent. Emphasis is on strengthening communicative skills through conversatio... More »

  • Italian 4

    For students who have had three quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. .

    Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ... More »

  • Italian 5

    For students who have had four quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. Focusing on grammar, speaking and listening comprehension. Taug... More »

  • Italian 6

    For students who have had five quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. Centrato sulla grammatica, sul parlare e la comprensione orale.... More »

  • Italian Book Club

    Durante questa classe gli studenti di italiano avanzato si dedicheranno alla lettura, studio e discussione di libri di narrativa classici o... More »

  • Italian through Current Events

    See Italy the way the Italians do. Read and discuss current events using the latest Italian publications. Prerequisite: at least seven quart... More »

  • Italy - Up Close and Personal

    When in Rome, do as the Romans do! This fun and informative workshop will deepen your understanding of the real Italy and dispel entrenched ... More »

  • Parliamo

    Guardate l’Italia come fanno gli Italiani. Immergetevi nella cultura e nella lingua italiane attraverso letture e video clip. Discutete gl... More »

  • The Eternal City: Rome

    The Eternal City will come alive through the discussion of history, language, art and mythology! Students will see Rome through the texts o... More »

Featured Instructor

Jamie Lucero, Instructor and Translation Tools Expert

Jamie Lucero, Translation and Interpretation Certificate Instructor, is a translation tools expert who teaches others who are highly fluently bilingual how to use these tools. Read more. . .

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