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 vocabular
  • 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.

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Current Italian Classes

  • Italian 6

    For students who have had five quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. Centrato sulla grammatica, sul parlare e la comprensione orale. Insegnato principalmente in Italiano. . Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ISBN: Text 978-0073386249, Workbook 978-0077270483. Check online... More about Italian 6

  • Italian 1

    Students will learn pronunciation, the essentials of grammar, and basic everyday vocabulary and expressions in the present tense. Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ISBN: Text 978-0073386249, Workbook 978-0077270483. Check online for best prices, not available at BC bookstore More about Italian 1

  • Italian 2

    For students who have taken one quarter of Italian or the equivalent. You will practice present tense and expand expression in culturally appropriate contexts.. Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ISBN: Text 978-0073386249, Workbook 978-0077270483. Check online for best... More about Italian 2

  • Italian 3

    For students who have taken two quarters of Italian or the equivalent. Emphasis is on strengthening communicative skills through conversations and exercises.. Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ISBN: Text 978-0073386249, Workbook 978-0077270483. Check online for best prices, not... More about Italian 3

  • Italian 4

    For students who have had three quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. . Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ISBN: Text 978-0073386249, Workbook 978-0077270483. Check online for best prices, not available at BC bookstore More about Italian 4

  • Italian 5

    For students who have had four quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. Focusing on grammar, speaking and listening comprehension. Taught mainly in Italian.. Required text: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd ed. ISBN: Text 978-0073386249, Workbook 978-0077270483. Check online for best prices,... More about Italian 5

  • Italian 7

    This intermediate-level Italian course includes a review of grammatical concepts, vocabulary and expressions, and practice in speaking, listening and reading comprehension. More about Italian 7

  • Basic Italian in Review: Levels 1 - 3

    This class offers a review of the Italian vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical concepts introduced in Italian 1 through 3. Emphasis is on practice, speaking and listening comprehension, and a systematic review of grammar in context. More about Basic Italian in Review: Levels 1 - 3

  • Italian through Current Events

    See Italy the way the Italians do. Italian Through Current Events is an upper-intermediate to advanced level class where students will discuss topics from articles from current newspapers and magazines, or questions generated by students. This class is taught in... More about Italian through Current Events

  • Parliamo

    Guardate l’Italia come fanno gli Italiani. Immergetevi nella cultura e nella lingua italiane attraverso letture e video clip. Discutete gli eventi correnti, migliorate la comprensione orale, vocabolario e scioltezza nel parlare. For students with a good command of Italian. More about Parliamo

  • Conversiamo

    Approfondite la conoscenza dell’Italia e degli Italiani. Leggete e discutete gli eventi correnti usando giornali e riviste italiani. Migliorate il vostro vocabolario, la comprensione scritta e orale, la disinvoltura nel parlare. For students with a good command of Italian. More about Conversiamo

  • Italian Book Club

    Durante questa classe gli studenti di italiano avanzato si dedicheranno alla lettura, studio e discussione di libri di narrativa classici o moderni. I testi di quest quarter saranno “ La Tristezza ha il sonno leggero” e “La tentazione di essere... More about Italian Book Club

  • 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 topics, focus on the use of verbs and prepositions. You will also strengthen your Italian vocabulary, comprehension,... More about Advanced Italian Grammar Review

  • 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 of the ancients who were living in the city, witnessing its change. Intended for travelers interested in Rome's... More about The Eternal City: Rome