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.
Current Italian Classes
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, since Italians have been perfecting it for over 1,000 years, try going with the... More about 10 Essential Food Rules for Americans in Italy
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
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. More about Italian 1
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. More about Italian 2
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. If you have previously purchased the... More about Italian 3
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. More about Italian 4
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. If you have previously purchased... More about Italian 5
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. If you... More about Italian 6
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
See Italy the way the Italians do. Read and discuss current events using the latest Italian publications. Prerequisite: at least seven quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. This class is taught in Italian. More about Italian through Current Events
When in Rome, do as the Romans do! This fun and informative workshop will deepen your understanding of the real Italy and dispel entrenched cultural stereotypes. You'll gain fascinating insights into Italian life, its famed food culture, etiquette, dress code,... More about Italy - Up Close and Personal
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
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