Culture and Language Immersion Classes for Adult
WINTER TERM: December 9, 2019- February 28, 2020 (Winter Break – December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020)
Email email@example.com for placement tests if you need to a test in order to register for class.
Most classes are currently held at the Ramona Building, downtown Portland area – 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR. The classes held at Expensify (401 SW 5th Ave) are noted below.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a two week holiday break from December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020 for all classes.
A1 NEW Beginner #1 | Monday | 9:30am – 11:30am | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt *no class on January 20 and February 17, make up day on March 2 and March 9
CLASS IS FULL – A1 NEW Beginner #2 | Monday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin *no class on January 20 and February 17, make up day on March 2 and March 9
A1.1 Beginner #1 | Friday | 9:30am – 11:30am | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt
A1.1 Beginner #2 | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa
A1.2 Beginner #1 | Tuesday | 9:30am – 11:30am | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore
A1.2 Beginner #2 | Thursday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore
A1.3 Beginner #1 | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson
Intermediate-Beginner Class Schedule
A2 Intermediate Beginner #1 | Monday | 11:30am – 1:30pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin *no class on January 20 and February 17, make up day on March 2 and March 9
A2 Intermediate Beginner #2 | Monday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson *no class on January 20 and February 17, make up day on March 2 and March 9
A2.1 Intermediate Beginner| Monday | 9:30am – 11:30am | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin *no class on January 20 and February 17, make up day on March 2 and March 9
A2.2 Intermediate Beginner | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa *located at our Expensify location (401 SW 5th Ave)
B1.1/B1.2 Intermediate | Tuesday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman
B2.1 Intermediate | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Alessandro Mastrorocco
C1.2 Advanced | Thursday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Alessandro Mastrorocco
C2.2 Advanced | Wednesday |10:30am – 12:30pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Robert Morse *no class on December 11, makeup day on March 4
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
December 7, 2019, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | 1542 NW 14th Ave | $30
Do you want to impress your friends and family with delicious and fresh Italian style holiday fare? Pina di Rosa is back with her popular Italian Holiday Cooking Class on December 7, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at our Ramona location, 1542 NW 14th Ave.
It is a fun and lively evening with a delicious menu of authentic Italian food just in time for the holidays. The class is taught in English, but there will be some words in Italian.
Here is the mouthwatering menu:
Crostini di polenta con gorgonzola
Crostini di polenta con speck e fontina
Risotto con funghi porcini
Risotto alla milanese
Panna cotta con salsa di frutti di bosco