Adult Classes

IMPORTANT: We are offering two in-person classes (both A1 New Beginner) this Winter Term. All other classes are online via Zoom. 

Culture and Language Immersion Classes for Adults

REGULAR Term Language Classes
INTERSESSION Culture Classes

ONLINE WINTER TERM:

December 6, 2021 through February 25, 2022
All classes break for two weeks from December 20 – December 31, 2021

REGULAR Term Language Classes

Email info@scuola.us for placement tests if you need to a test in order to register for class. Click here to register.

In-Person Classes are held at our 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 location. In-Person classes are limited to six enrolled students. Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status. *See note below schedule for COVID-19 classroom procedures. Please read the guidelines carefully before joining an in-person class as you will be expected to abide by these guidelines or be removed from the class.

Virtual classes are 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.

COST: $305 for a 10 week term (Breakdown – $14 an hour for a two hour class = $28 per class x 10 = $280 + $25 registration fee = $305). NOTE: some classes below are shorter than 10 weeks and the cost will reflect the length of the class). For those who need financial assistance, we do offer scholarships. Please email info@scuola.us with any questions.

Please carefully note the days and times, as several classes split the two hours over two days.

REGISTER HERE.

Beginning Class Schedule

A1 New Beginner – In-Person | Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required | Teacher: Dominique Dore

 

A1 New Beginner – In Person | Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

 

A1 New BeginnerVirtual | Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Pina di Rosa *no class on January 5, 2022, makeup day March 2, 2022

 

A1.1 Beginner – Virtual | Wednesday | 3:00pm – 5:00pm |  New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt

 

A1.1 Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm |  New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa *8 week term, starts on January 11, 2022 through March 1, 2022

 

A1.2 Beginner – Virtual | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm |  New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore

Intermediate-Beginner Class Schedule

 

A2 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore

 

A2 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

 

A2.1 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Monday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

 

A2.1 Intermediate Beginner Virtual | Friday | 1:30pm – 3:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt *no class on December 10, makeup day on December 31

 

A2.2 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore

 

A2.3 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Monday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore

 

Intermediate Class Schedule

 

Intermediate Reading Comprehension – Virtual | Monday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Di Vasta

 

B1 Intermediate – Virtual | Thursday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

 

B1.3 Intermediate Virtual | Tuesday/Thursday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson

 

B2 Intermediate – Virtual | Monday/Wednesday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson

 

B2.2 Intermediate – Virtual | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman

 

B2.3 Intermediate Virtual | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Alessandro Mastrorocco

 

Advanced Class Schedule

C Advanced – Virtual | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman

 

C Advanced Morning – Virtual | Wednesday | 10:30am – 12:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Robert Morse

 

C Advanced Evening – Virtual | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Alessandro Mastrorocco

REGISTER HERE.


* COVID-19 Protocols for the Adult Program – In-Person

  • We follow the state recommendations regarding masking in schools. All adults and children above the age of two are required to wear a mask indoors. All masks must fit properly. 
  • If a student has any symptoms of an illness, they will stay home and get tested for COVID-19. Please report any exposure to COVID-19 and properly quarantine. The only way for us to remain open is honesty and respect for the other students in class. If you are unsure, err on the side of safety.
  • All instructors are required to be fully vaccinated.
  • Air purifiers will be in the classroom to assist in air flow.
  • Windows will be open as weather permits.
  • Each student will bring or have their own supplies provided in order to reduce sharing items.
  • Students will maintain a 3–6-foot distance in the classroom and while seated.
  • No eating in the classroom. Any snacks must be eaten outside.
  • We have increased cleaning and sanitization requirements for the classroom, both for the teachers and the janitorial staff.

Any student who violates these guidelines and refuses to correct the issue will have the option to move to a virtual class or will be removed from the in-person class without a refund.

These protocols may shift and change along with state guidelines. Students will be updated as any changes occur. Our top priority is everyone’s safety. Please email info@scuola.us with any questions or concerns.

 


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 info@scuola.us for additional information.


Class Descriptions
Beginning Italian
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.


Intermediate Italian
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

To be determined for Winter 2021/22. Stay tuned!