Adult Classes

IMPORTANT: Winter Term classes will be online via Zoom while the uncertainty around the pandemic continues in order to keep our staff and students safe. 

Culture and Language Immersion Classes for Adults

REGULAR Term Language Classes
INTERSESSION Culture Classes

ONLINE WINTER TERM:

December 7, 2020 through February 26, 2021
ALL CLASSES have Christmas Break from December 21, 2020 through January 1, 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.

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.

REGISTER HERE.

Beginning Class Schedule

CLASS IS FULLA1 New Beginner | Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa

A1 New Beginner | Monday/Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson *no class on January 18 and February 15, 2021, makeup days on March 5 and 12

A1 New Beginner | Monday | 10:30am – 12:30pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt *no class on January 18 and February 15, 2021, makeup days on March 5 and 12

A1.1 Beginner | Friday | 1:30pm – 3:30pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Betty Schmidt

CLASS IS FULLA1.1 Beginner | Monday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin *no class on January 18 and February 15, 2021, makeup days on March 5 and 12

CLASS IS FULLA1.1 Beginner | Tuesday/Thursday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson

A1.2 Beginner | Wednesday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | No test needed to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

A1.2 Beginner | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore

A1.3 Beginner | Monday 6:00pm – 7:00pm/Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa *no class on January 18 and February 15, 2021, makeup days on March 5 and 12

A1.3 Beginner | Monday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore *no class on January 18 and February 15, 2021, makeup days on March 5 and 12

Intermediate-Beginner Class Schedule

A2 Intermediate Beginner | Thursday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

A2 Intermediate Beginner | Wednesday | 9:30am – 11:30am | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

A2.1 Intermediate Beginner| Tuesday/Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa

A2.2 Intermediate Beginner| Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore

A2.3 Intermediate Beginner | Tuesday/Thursday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson

Intermediate Class Schedule

B1 Intermediate | Thursday | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin

B1 Intermediate | Monday/Wednesday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson *no class on January 18 and February 15, 2021, makeup days on March 5 and 12

B1.2 Intermediate | Tuesday/Wednesday | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Pina di Rosa

B1.2 Intermediate | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman

B2.2 Intermediate | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman

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

Advanced Class Schedule

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

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 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

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:

  • Space will be very limited – there will only be eight spots available so that the attendees can talk and enjoy conversation together. Register soon to reserve your spot.
  • All language levels are welcome, from none at all to beginner to advanced.
  • Cost is $20, plus the cost of the groceries. Students will receive a grocery list prior to the class so the total cost of groceries will depend on the student’s pantry and shopping preferences. The menu has been chosen for simplicity to reduce cost on the part of the student.
  • You will be cooking the meal in your kitchen, so please ensure you have the basic cooking supplies, such as pots, pans, stovetop, oven, etc. If you have any concern over what you will need to cook the meal, please email info@scuola.us.
  • You will need a wifi connection and a computer, smart phone, or tablet with video and audio capabilities that can access the Zoom app. Additionally, make sure that you are able to move the device around your kitchen as needed for the class.

REGISTER HERE