Italian Lite Session 1 (Tuesdays) Moved

Italian Lite Session 1 starting Tuesday 12 Jan:  VENUE CHANGED

The overwhelming interest in this class exceeded our capacity at the Italia in Ohio classroom so we have moved it to a large meeting room at The Forum at Knightsbridge: 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Columbus, OH 43214. Until 5:00 phone us at 614.538.8000 and after at 614.214.9087.

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Studiare all’estero 2016

It’s that time when we look forward to the coming summer and our “Studiamo all’estero” study abroad program.

 Study Abroad lunch Amalfi

This is year three and it has added enhancements that will make it even more enjoyable.  To past participants this is preaching to the choir – they already know the great blend of activities offered.  For those considering this as their first excursion with us, a summary of the immersion activities would include:

1.)   Classroom interactive lessons with students from around the world, all seeking the same goal of improving their command of Italian.  The common language for the Americans, Brits, Swedes, Chinese, Japanese, Russians, Swiss, Poles, etc. is Italian so get ready to strap-in and have a great time learning.  There are multiple class levels and participants are fitted into the correct level based on a written and verbal exam given upon arrival.

2.)   Meals at typical local restaurants with ordering and conversation in Italian.

3.)   Excursions in the afternoons and on the weekend in Salerno, Amalfi, Ravelo, Herculaneum and Capri with a bilingual guide explaining the sites in Italian (but “under duress” able to support questions in English) 

4.)   Hotel rooms near the Accademia Italiana with a typical terrace Italian breakfast and a staff will to work with our less-than-perfect Italian.

 Trip cost include classes, study materials, excursions with transportation and entry, hotel room, and many meals.  1 week double occupancy: $1950, single $2060.   2 weeks double occupancy: $2810, single $3020.

 Participants needing travel arrangements could use our affiliate Lisa Stevens at to handle flights and optional travel before and after the classes at the Accademia.  She handled many of our students the past two years and made the entire trip run like clockwork.

 We have limited participation to 12 students so if interested please contact by 15 January regarding further details, signup and deposit.

2016 Italian classes and events

Get ready for a great New Year!  The schedule for Jan-March 2016 is set and the offerings abound:

We started a new Italian Lite Session 1 for people who missed signing up in October.
This Session 1 will meet at the Italia in Ohio conference room 9 in Upper Arlington off Old Henderson on Tuesdays 6-7PM
($120 for 10 weeks, 1 hr/week, + $12 workbook)
Class starts Tuesday Jan 12.


Italian Lite Session 2 follows the Oct-Dec Session 1
Same time and place as Session 1: Saturday 1-2 PM at St. John the Baptist or Sunday 4-5 PM at Bishop Watterson HS.
($120 for 10 weeks, 1 hr/week)
Classes start Saturday Jan 9 and Sunday Jan 10.

Italian Year 1 Session 2 will continue at the same time and place: Wednesdays at 6 to 8PM, Italia in Ohio conference room 9
($185 for 10 weeks, same workbook as Session 1. New! -> Avanti textbooks will be available for use during class at no-charge)
Class starts Wednesday Jan 13.

Italian Year 2 Session 2 will continue at the same time and place: Mondays at 6-8 PM, Italia in Ohio conference room 9
($185 for 10 weeks, same workbook as Session 1. New! -> Avanti textbooks will be available for use during class at no-charge)
Class starts Monday Jan 11.

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Advanced Italian will continue at the same time and place: Sundays at 5:30-7 PM, Bishop Watterson HS
($75 for 5 weeks)
Class starts Sunday Jan 10.

Viaggio Italia! Italian for Travelers is a 3 week series with tips and takeaways that would make your trip easier and more complete.
Tips on air, sea, train, and bus travel make getting around effortless and less expensive. Shopping and dining suggestions, and so much more.
($95 for three 90 minute classes) Dates TBD.

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Parliamo! conversation table meetings will continue ($35 per year).  See on-line calender for dates and locations.

Later in the year we’ll reintroduce Leggiamo! (reading club run as a language and culture class.  $60 for 4 weeks), A Spasso immersion encounters around central Ohio, and of course Cuciniamo con Samanta for the chef in all of us (all TBD).

Our Study Abroad program continues this year in association with Accademia Italiana Salerno.  This two week (June 4-18) combination of immersion classes and tours with Italian-speaking guides will ramp up your language ability while you share a great experience with adult students from around the world.  And there is an option couple days touring Rome with one of our experienced students as a guide.  Price: 1 week $1,950 (d.o.); 2 weeks $2,810 (d.o.) includes classes, tours, hotel, and many meals.  Contact us for housing and travel arrangements.  Registration is open now and limited to 12 participants.  Reserve your place now to ensure availability!

At what level are you now? Do you want to improve your Italian and have a great time doing so?

Have you registered yet?  Call or e-mail today!