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Italian Language Classes in Seattle

Summer and Fall Quarter 2020 –  Italian Language Classes will be conducted online. Check each quarter’s listings for the class schedules.

  Summer 2020

July 7 – September 12

Register by: July 3

  Fall 2020

October 1 – Dec 10

Register by: September 25

No classes Thanksgiving, 11/26

Winter 2021

January 5 – March 11

Register by: December 26

Spring 2021

March 30 – June 3

Register by: March 20

Summer and Fall Quarters 2020

Classes will be conducted online only

Students will interact with their instructor and peers through the video conferencing Zoom platform. The Zoom platform allows real time interactions between the students and the instructor. Instructors will present in real time the grammatical structures and vocabulary listed in the syllabus with the support of Zoom Whiteboard among other tools. Just as for in-person classes, students will be able to ask questions and interact with each other. Follow up exercises will be provided – some during the online connection and others to be completed offline. During each lesson, instructors will provide opportunities for conversation as a class and in groups with the aid of images, guided interviews and other aids.

At the beginning of each online session, the teacher will share the content of the lesson with the students. The duration of the live portion of each online lesson may vary from 60 to 90 minutes. Shorter online sessions will include additional offline activities for the remaining class period.

Summer Online Beginning Review
– Level A1 (FULL/CLOSED)

Description:

The A1 Level Summer Online Review Course is a ten-week course designed for current students, and open to new students who plan to continue in the fall for the next level of Italian.

The course will provide a solid review of what has been learned during the fall, winter, and spring courses before advancing to the next level in the fall. Students will have the opportunity to participate in guided activities, conversational and otherwise, to increase speaking and listening comprehension skills, as well as review and reinforce important grammar structures.

Summer online classes will allow students to stay in touch over the summer, keep the things they have learned fresh in their minds, and feel motivated and less intimidated to advance to A2 in the fall.

instructor
Damiano Pinton
Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm
July 7 – September 10

text
Oggi in Italia. 8th edition.
Merlonghi, Merlonghi, Tursi, O’Connor ISBN
978-0618678129 ISBN-10:0618678123 © 2007
(Not included in the registration fee, available for purchase online through various vendors)

Additional material will be provided or recommended over the quarter.

Summer Online Intermediate Review
– Level B1

Description:

The B1 Level Summer Online Review Course is a ten-week course designed for current students, and open to new students who plan to continue in the fall for the next level of Italian.

The course will provide a solid review of what has been learned during the fall, winter, and spring courses before advancing to the next level in the fall. In order to make learning even more exciting, the course will also include different  types of cultural activities: readings,  movies, and Italian songs will help students learn and expand their vocabulary while having fun.

Summer online classes will allow students to stay in touch over the summer, keep the things they have learned fresh in their minds, and feel motivated and less intimidated to advance to B2 in the fall.

instructor
Roberta Punzi
Saturday 12 pm – 1:30 pm
July 11 – September 12

text

Da Capo. 6th edition
Annamaria Moneti, Graziana Lazzarino
ISBN-10: 1413016405 ISBN-13: 9781413016406 © 2007
(Not included in the registration fee, available for purchase online through various vendors)

Additional material will be provided or recommended over the quarter.

fee

$140 Non-members
$120 Members

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Beginning (A1)

Description:

Level A1 is for people with no or little knowledge of Italian. Students will be introduced to the basic phonetic, grammatical and lexical structures through conversation and simple dialogues. During the three-quarter course, students will be engaged in a variety of fun activities and begin their journey of learning Italian.

instructor
To Be Determined
Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm
October 1 – December 10

plida (what is plida)
A1

text
To Be Determined

fee
$ 200 Non-members
$ 180 Members

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Elementary (A2)

description:

Continuation of the beginning class or for people who have already studied some Italian. Students will finish exploring the essential grammar structures while learning appropriate and relevant words and expressions. At the end students should be able to use the basic structures of the language with confidence and will be able to communicate well in daily situations.

instructor
To Be Determined
Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm
October 1 – December 10

plida (what is plida)

A2

text

Oggi in Italia. 8th edition.
Merlonghi, Merlonghi, Tursi, O’Connor ISBN
978-0618678129 ISBN-10:0618678123 © 2007
(Not included in the registration fee, available for purchase online through various vendors)

fee

$ 200 Non-members
$ 180 Members

Register

Intermediate B1

Description:

Students will be reviewing and reinforcing their knowledge of the language in addition to expanding their vocabulary and ability to understand written and spoken Italian. Students will be exposed to cultural and literary readings and will develop a greater understanding of Italian culture, lifestyle and way of thinking.

instructor
To Be Determined
Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm
October 1 – December 10

plida (what is plida)
B1

text
Da Capo. 6th edition
Annamaria Moneti, Graziana Lazzarino
ISBN-10: 1413016405 ISBN-13: 9781413016406 © 2007
(Not included in the registration fee, available for purchase online through various vendors)

fee
$275 Non-Members
$255 Members

Register

Upper Intermediate B2

Description:

This course is the continuation of the B1 level and will continue to provide a functional review of the grammar. The course will help students to understand articles from newspapers and the web, songs lyrics, literary excerpts, videos, film excerpts, and commercials and develop writing, speaking and listening comprehension skills.  At the end of the three-quarter course students will be able to engage effectively in a conversation, express opinions and give simple explanations.

instructor
To Be Determined
Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm
October 1 – December 10

plida (what is plida)
B1

text
Da Capo. 6th edition
Annamaria Moneti, Graziana Lazzarino
ISBN-10: 1413016405 ISBN-13: 9781413016406 © 2007
(Not included in the registration fee, available for purchase online through various vendors)

fee
$275 Non-Members
$255 Members

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Italian Language Classes will be conducted online Summer and Fall Quarter 2020.