Our language course plan accommodates all levels of speaking ability! From those who are brand-new beginners, to those who learned a little Italian at home, and those who can hold a conversation! The classes size averages 15 students. This allows our courses to be engaging and highly participatory. Students will leave with practical knowledge of conversational Italian. Come prepared to enjoy the process of learning Italian by conversing with your classmates!
Payments may be made online through PayPal, or on the first day of class by check or in cash. We do not pro-rate for missed classes & No refunds.
il Primo Anno – The First Year!
This class is the perfect introduction to the Italian language. It is meant for the absolute beginner or for someone who years ago learned a bit in school or from aging relatives. You will learn to greet people in everyday settings, order in restaurants & shop, plus more. Vocabulary will be limited but flexible and applicable to many situations.
This course meets once a week for 75 minutes. Three consecutive 10 week sessions will be held in 2017.
(Closed) Year 1 session 1: Wednesdays at 6pm at the Forum at Knightsbridge
Year 1 session 1: Mondays at 6pm at Italia In Ohio, LLC room 9
Year 1 session 2: Tuesdays at 6pm at the Forum at Knightsbridge
Year 1 session 2: Saturdays at 1:30pm at St. John the Baptist
il Secondo Anno – The Second Year!
Italian (Year 2): Building on what you learned in Year 1 you will develop an even wider range of vocabulary, permitting you to discuss many aspects of life and to express your personal opinions. To the present tense you will add the much-used completed past, the passato prossimo. You will develop circumlocution as a technique to explain a concept with terms you know when the precise word is lacking in your vocabulary. Presentation will be 80% in Italian with a short Q&A in English at the end.
This course will meet for 75minutes on Thursdays for 10 weeks. Three consecutive 10 week sessions that will be held in 2017.
Year 2 session 3: Thursdays at 6pm at Italia in Ohio room 9
E di più – Italian Advanced!
Three years of Italian will probably leave you hungry for even more. In the advanced classes we will explore the subtle nuances of tense and shadings of word meanings. Classes in these 5-week sessions will be, 75minutes, and will combine grammar investigations with conversations and practical applications. Presentation will be 95%+ in Italian.
Italian Advanced: Thursdays @ 7:30 at Italia In Ohio room 9
Italian for Travelers:
If you are traveling to Italy for pleasure or business, Italia in Ohio has a new class made for you! This Travel Prep class will focus on basic vocab, helpful verbs, and travel conversation. You will learn how to navigate the extensive Italian train system and how to ask for directions and for help in a medical difficulty. And you will learn about that most wonderful of Italian topics – food – from regional specialties to types of restaurants to dining etiquette.
This course meets for three consecutive Saturdays for 90 minutes.
(Closed) Italian for Travelers: Saturdays @ 1:00pm at Italia In Ohio, conference room 9
Cuciniamo Italiano! – Cooking Classes
Ms. Samanta Buffa, noted cook and demonstrator skilled in Italian techniques, provides a hands-on learning experience with your active participation in preparing a complete 4 course Italian meal.