Portland, OREGON August 1, 2014 – Scuola Italiana di Portland is pleased to offer a wide array of Italian language opportunities for both children and adults.  Fall term begins the week of September 8, 2014.

SAVE-THE-DATE: Our next OPEN HOUSE will be held on September 6, 2014 from 10 am – NOON. For more information, please email info@scuola.us.

Children’s Programs:
Io e la Mamma Playgroup – This FREE playgroup is for children 18 to 36 months old. Classes are located in the Pearl District. The schedule is pending, but if you’re interested in learning more, please contact info@scuola.us and we can notify you when the schedule is finalized. Classes are generally offered on Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

Italian Preschool in the Pearl – Operating Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, our Reggio Emilia inspired immersion school is a real gem! Native Italian teacher, Lara Carnovali, instills a love of learning and language in her students as she guides them through daily preschool activities. Our preschool teaches the basic preschool concepts, but with the exceptional advantage of learning them in a second language too!

Sunday Classes at The International School Location – Beginner to Intermediate level classes for children ages 3 to 12 years are available at our International School location on Sundays between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Classes are divided by age group. Native Italian, Pina Di Rosa’swarmth and energy creates the ideal learning environment for her students! Come and meet her at our open house. Want more information now?Please contact us.

After School Lessons at Catlin Gabel School – OPEN TO PUBLIC – Beginner and advanced level lessons for children are currently offered at our Catlin Gabel location. Children entering the second grade become eligible for this program. Lessons at this site are taught by our experienced native Italian teacher, Lara Carnovali. Lara has created a dynamic and engaging program that keeps her students happy and progressing in their language skills.

Adult Program:
Adult students have a wide selection of classes from brand new beginner to higher level intermediate available. Placement tests are required for all incoming adult students with prior Italian language experience. Request a placement test.

Adult Language Program at First United Methodist Church – Our adult language program is taught by two of the best Italian language instructors in the area. Dominique Doré is our beginner level instructor. Dominique has been with us for a year now and she’s created quite a following. We often have waiting lists for her classes as she’s very popular with her students. If you are interested in a new beginner class, act quickly or you find yourself on a waiting list!

Native Italian, Alessandro Mastrorocco, teaches all of the intermediate and advanced level classes. Alessandro has a master degree in Political History and taught contemporary history and politics in Milan before relocating to the US. His classes incorporate Italian movies, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes restaurant experiences. It varies from term-to-term.

More information about Scuola Italiana programs can be found on our website, FAQS, or by emailing info@scuola.us.

Registration paperwork can be accessed here; Calendar of classes here.