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.
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Each 90 minute class will be held on Sundays at the Italia in Ohio conference room starting at 3:00pm.
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.
Each course meets once a week for 75 minutes for 10 week sessions.
Year 1 Course 1: Wednesdays 6:30pm @ Italia in Ohio room 9, starting January 17th
Year 1 Course 2: Saturdays 11:30pm @ St. John, starting January 13th.
Year 1 Course 2: Tuesdays 6:45pm @ Italia In Ohio room 9, January 16th
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 90 minutes for 10 weeks. This is the second of Three consecutive 10 week sessions.
IL Anno – The Third Year!
Italian (Year 3): You will expand your ability to hold conversations as well as expressing your likes and dislikes. Your sentence structure will begin to include object and relative pronouns. A wide range of Italian topics will be included.
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, 90 minutes, and will combine grammar investigations with conversations and practical applications. Presentation will be 95%+ in Italian.
Advanced Session: 1a: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 at Italia In Ohio Room 1, starts October 17th
Advanced Session: 1b: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 at Italia In Ohio conference room 9, starts November 21st
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 Sundays for 90 minutes.