Culture and Language Immersion Classes for Adults
ONLINE SPRING TERM:
March 15, 2021 through May 21, 2021
All classes will be held online via the Zoom platform. You will need a wifi connection and a computer, smartphone, or tablet with camera and audio capabilities to join the online classroom. Classes are limited to six students unless otherwise approved for additional students.
Please carefully note the days and times, as several classes split the two hours over two days.
A1 New Beginner | Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore
A1 New Beginner | Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin
A1 New Beginner | Wednesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt
A1.1 Beginner | Friday 9:00am – 11:00am | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt *no class on April 2, makeup day on May 28
A1.1 Beginner | Monday/Wednesday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson
A1.2 Beginner | Friday | 1:30pm – 3:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt *no class on April 2, makeup day on May 28
A1.2 Beginner | Monday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin
A1.2 Beginner | Tuesday/Thursday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson
A1.3 Beginner | Wednesday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin
A1.3 Beginner | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore
Intermediate-Beginner Class Schedule
A2 Beginner | Monday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore
A2.1 Intermediate Beginner | Thursday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin
A2.1 Intermediate Beginner | Wednesday | 9:30am – 11:30am | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin
A2.3 Intermediate Beginner| Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore
B1 Intermediate Beginner | Tuesday/Thursday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson
B1.1 Intermediate | Monday/Wednesday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson
B1.3 Intermediate | Monday 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Colman
B1.3 Intermediate | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman
B2.3 Intermediate | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman
B2.3 Intermediate | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Alessandro Mastrorocco
C Advanced Morning | Wednesday | 10:30am – 12:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Robert Morse *class begins March 24, ends May 26
C Advanced Evening | Thursday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Alessandro Mastrorocco
La Scuola offers the Italian immersion classes for adults ages 13 and older.
Scuola Italiana has adopted the CEF (Common European Framework) for structuring its adult language classes.
Scuola Italiana adult language immersion classes are small, focused, and lessons are taught in Italian. Our New Beginner class is very popular and the class size averages around 15 students. As the classes advance, the classes become more focused and the average class size is six to nine students. The curriculum is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of students within each language level. At a cost of only $14 per hour, the Scuola’s Italian classes are affordable and highly effective for those who are serious in learning this beautiful language.
While our class schedules follow the traditional school calendar with four terms, you are invited to enroll at any time. We will pro-rate your tuition and registration fees. Assessment testing is required to join ongoing classes above the beginner level. Email email@example.com for additional information.
Whether you are planning a trip to Italy, learning the language for work, or simply embracing the beautiful Italian language and culture, our beginner classes will provide the framework that is necessary to communicate effectively in real life situations. New beginner classes are offered each term and there are usually ongoing classes at various stages of the beginner level for those who have some experience with the language.
The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. In Beginning Italian, every student will speak the language starting the first day, from very simple phrases to more complex expressions as the term progresses. Our teaching approach at Scuola Italiana is communicative, which means we stress the importance of learning the Italian language in real life contexts and interactions. Grammar lessons are also included at this level of study as they provide a clearer understanding of the language and build the framework that allows students to grow in the language.
During class students will recreate everyday situations such as meeting and greeting people, ordering food and beverages in a coffee shop or restaurant, asking for and providing information and directions on the street and socializing and talking about themselves, their jobs, their hobbies, their families, etc. Throughout this course, students will also gain knowledge of many important aspects of Italian culture.
Students entering the Intermediate level of Italian should be proficient in basic conversational Italian and have a solid comprehension of conditional and future tenses as well as present tense and past tense conjugations such as Passato, Prossimo and Imperfetto.
At this level, students continue to develop their conversational skills and begin working on more advanced grammar rules. Students focus on refining their Italian language skills not only by studying the nuances of the language, but also by understanding the cultural context. Students collaborate as a class and in small groups to write short compositions on a variety of topics, which they will share and discuss among themselves. The classroom atmosphere is one of openness, where students work together and make mistakes together, all with the common goal of gaining fluency in Italian.
Intermediate Level Italian Conversation Class
Native-like fluency in Italian is only gained through regular and consistent use of the language. Students in Conversational Italian will receive many opportunities to speak and interpret the language through lively discussions about restaurants and food, current events, art and culture, music, and more.
This course will also cover more Italian grammar, which facilitates reading, writing and speaking the language at a higher level. Grammar lessons may include: conjunctive forms, implicit forms, indirect speech, words alteration, and idiomatic forms.
This class is designed to be flexible and is adapted to meet the needs of students who have a good command of the Italian language.
Class structures and schedules may be subject to change based on enrollment. A minimum of four registered students is required for each class.
If you or your child needs a class that is not listed, please be sure to let us know. We appreciate the opportunity to meet your needs!
Intersession Culture Classes
Mangia Come Parli – A Zoom Dinner and Cooking Class Experience
June 24, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | via Zoom platform
Please join us for “Mangia Come Parli,” a Zoom Dinner experience, with Pina di Rosa on June 24 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm virtually via the Zoom platform.
During this class, Pina will guide you step by step through the cooking process and then you will all sit together and enjoy the meal over conversation. During this isolating time, this is a fun way to socialize and learn how to cook a new dish! Dinner will be centered around a theme – Norma di Bellini, which is one of the most well known of Bellini’s operas. At the beginning you will toast with a Bellini cocktail and a simple appetizer (you will make them together, guided by Pina), along the notes of Casta Diva by Maria Callas. Then you will prepare the delicious Sicilian dish called Pasta alla Norma. Pina will give instruction first in Italian, then in English, so that you can have an immersive experience in the language, while also being able to follow the cooking instruction.
All levels of Italian are welcome, from Beginner to Advanced. If you are missing eating, drinking, laughing, talking, and being together, this is an opportunity to enjoy time spent in good company in front of a good dish.
Class is $20, plus the cost of the groceries, which will depend on your personal supplies and shopping preferences. Thank you for your support to our programming!
Please read the following notes in regard to the dinner experience: