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 8

    For students who have had seven quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. More about Italian 8

  • Italian Book Review

    In this course, students will review "Avanti! Beginning Italian" with emphasis on vocabulary, grammar and expressions used by Italian native speakers. Students also practice and improve conversational Italian skills. Prerequisite: 8 quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. More about Italian Book Review

  • Italian for Travelers

    Students will learn survival travel vocabulary and cultural information in preparation for a visit to Italy. More about Italian for Travelers

  • Italian in Review: Levels 3 - 5

    This class offers a thorough review of the Italian vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical concepts introduced in Italian 3 through 5. Emphasis is on practice, speaking and listening comprehension, and a systematic review of grammar in context. Required text: Avanti! Beginning... More about Italian in Review: Levels 3 - 5

  • Italian Through Art

    Learn Italian language and culture through its long and magnificent history of art. From the Roman Empire heritage, through the Middle Age melting pot and the Renaissance revolution, to the Romanticism and modern currents, students will be invited to travel... More about Italian Through Art

  • 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

  • Basic Conversational Italian

    Immerse yourself in Italian and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. Communicate in practical real-life contexts and increase your vocabulary, fluency, and confidence. Prerequisite: 3 quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. More about Basic Conversational Italian

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Italian 9

    For students who have had eight quarters of Italian or equivalent experience. More about Italian 9

  • Italian Conversation Immersion

    Improve your fluency and pronunciation in this Italian Conversation Immersion course. Students will expand vocabulary, improve conversational fluency and gain a deeper understanding of the Italian language and culture. Taught entirely in Italian and intended for upper intermediate to advanced... More about Italian Conversation Immersion

  • Italian in Review: Levels 4 - 6

    This class offers a review of the Italian vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical concepts introduced in Italian 4 through 6. Emphasis is on practice, speaking and listening comprehension, and a systematic review of grammar in context. More about Italian in Review: Levels 4 - 6

  • Italian Through Film

    Deepen your understanding of Italian language and culture through movies! You'll be watching and discussing classic Italian movies, animation or TV dramas and improve your listening comprehension and speaking skills as well as learning new vocabulary, native-speaker-like expressions and grammar.... More about Italian Through Film

  • Italiano Per Modo Di Dire

    Students will learn common expressions, proverbs and idioms in daily conversations among native Italian speakers. Activities include conversations and friendly discussions. This fun interactive class is designed for intermediate to advanced students. No textbook required. More about Italiano Per Modo Di Dire

  • 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