Some of the Italian classes we offer…
Italian Reading Group
Leggiamo esempi della letteratura italiana moderna. Durante gli ultimi 12-18 mesi abbiamo letto Calvino, Se una notte d’ inverno un viaggiatore (1979), Pazzi, Conclave (2001), e Levi (Primo), Se questo è un uomo (1947). A settembre, cominceremo Maraini, Donna in guerra (1975). Di solito si preparano in anticipo fra dieci e venti pagine che discutiamo nella classe. Poi, se rimane un po’ di tempo, leggiamo qualche pagina ad alta voce. Come sfondo, si spiegano inoltre aspetti della grammatica, storia, cultura, e società italiane. La scelta dei libri viene fatta dalla classe. Altri libri che abbiamo letto sono opere di Bassani, Deledda, Grossi, Levi (Carlo), Pavese, Sciascia, e Tabucchi.
Italian Reading and Conversation
Conversation and discussion in Italian are the main objects of this lesson. Subjects are taken from Italian newspapers and books. Grammar will still be part of the lesson.
The course is for those who can already speak Italian and hold a conversation. We will be reading Italian literature and using the book Upgrade your Italian by Clelia Boscolo.
To stimulate your curiosity about Italian language and traditions and encourage a greater knowledge and understanding. The class is intended as a meeting place where everyone is involved in a friendly conversation and exchange of ideas, on a wide range of subjects, from personal impressions and opinions, to art, music, literature and other matters proposed by the participants based on their experiences and preferences.
Italian Third Year
This class is a continuation class for those who started Italian two years ago. The book we will be using is Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.
To improve your knowledge of the Italian language. The lessons are divided into two parts: the first is dedicated to the refreshment and learning of grammar rules and the second to the application of those rules by speaking, reading and playing games. This is an amusing way to remember and use new words.
Italian Beginners Step Two
The class is responding to the needs of those who have already laid foundations for the knowledge of Italian and now want to study the grammar in depth with reading and conversation. The book used is: Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.
Italian Absolute Beginners
We start from the alphabet – an adventure to discover the structure of Italian, acquiring step by step the means to write and speak in a language unknown until now. The book used is: Living Italian by Maria Valgimigli.