Adult Classes

Culture and Language Immersion Classes for Adults

REGULAR Term Language Classes
INTERSESSION Culture Classes

SUMMER TERM:

June 13, 2022 through August 19, 2022

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. Space in our In-Person classes are limited. Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, which includes an up to date booster (if eligible). *See note below schedule for COVID-19 classroom procedures. Please scroll down to read the guidelines carefully before joining an in-person class as you will be expected to abide by these guidelines. NOTE: All in-person students must be ready to switch to virtual as needed, so students should ensure that they have Zoom capability.

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 to submit a scholarship request.

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 testing necessary to enroll | Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination | Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $277 *9 week term, begins June 29 – August 24

 

A1 New Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday/Thursday 6:00pm – 7:00pm | No testing necessary to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | Cost: $305

 

A1.1 Beginner – In-Person | Monday 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination | Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $277 *9 week term, begins June 27 – August 29, no class on July 4

 

A1.1 Beginner – Virtual | Monday/Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | Cost: $305 *no class on July 4, make up class to be determined

 

A1.2 Beginner – In-Person  | Wednesday | 10:00am – 12:00am |  New students must test to register for class | Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $277 *9 week term, no class July 6

 

A1.3 – BeginnerVirtual | Wednesday | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $277 *9 week term, no class July 6

 

Intermediate-Beginner Class Schedule

 

A2.1 Intermediate-Beginner – Virtual | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm |  New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $277 *9 week term, begins June 30 – August 25

 

A2.2 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $277*9 week term, begins June 28 – August 23

 

A2.2 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $277*9 week term, no class July 5

 

A2.3 Intermediate Beginner – Virtual | Monday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $277*9 week term, no class July 4

 

Intermediate Class Schedule

 

B1.1 Intermediate – Virtual | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $277*9 week term, begins June 27 – August 22

 

B1.2 Intermediate – Virtual | Thursday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $277*9 week term, no class July 6

 

B2.2 Intermediate Virtual | Monday/Wednesday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | Cost: $305

 

B2.3 Intermediate – Virtual | Thursday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman | Cost: $305

 

Advanced Class Schedule

C Advanced – Virtual | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman | Cost: $305

 

C Advanced Morning – Virtual | Wednesday | 10:30am – 12:30pm | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Robert Morse | Cost: $305

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* COVID-19 Protocols for the Adult Program – In-Person (Please read carefully)

  • For all in-person classes, masks are optional.
  • All students must be fully vaccinated and have an up to date booster (some students may not be eligible to have a booster based on the date of their last vaccine).
  • All in-person students must be ready to switch to virtual as needed, so students should ensure that they have Zoom capability. 
  • If a student or staff member has any symptoms of an illness, they will be asked to stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Quarantine and Isolation Exclusion Guidance for Students and Staff
    • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, will be excluded from the program for 5 days. The day they started having symptoms (or if asymptomatic, the day the positive test was taken) is considered day zero. Day one is the first full day after symptom onset or the day the positive test was collected.  Then we ask that the student wear a well fitting, upgraded mask for 5 additional days.
    • Although it is currently not required, anyone who has a family member, household member, or someone close to them (often seen indoors and unmasked) test positive, we ask that you voluntarily exclude yourself from the program for 5 days. 
    • Anyone who has COVID-like symptoms, but no known exposure, will be excluded for 5 days.
    • If an exposure situation occurs not listed above, please reach out to info@scuola.us to discuss what action to take. If unsure, erring on the side of a 5 day quarantine is recommended. 
  • Things to note regarding Quarantine/Isolation:
    • If possible and if the student is well enough to attend, an option to Zoom while not in class might be available OR we can offer a credit on file for the missed classes. Please contact your instructor or email info@scuola.us to discuss options.
    • Before enrolling, please consider if you will be comfortable missing up to two classes due to COVID exposure or a positive test. 
    • If a teacher has to isolate, the class will likely move to the virtual Zoom platform. Understandably, many people do not want to or cannot join a virtual class. Since it is possible that we will switch to virtual at any time, each student must be prepared for a virtual option. Please be aware of this before enrolling.
  • All instructors are required to be fully vaccinated and all in-person instructors are boostered.
  • 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.
  • 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 and Intermediate-Beginner 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.

 


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

Stay tuned for Summer 2022 Intersession classes!