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Italian Language Classes in Seattle

2021-2022 School Year  –  Italian Language Classes will be conducted online. Check the quarter’s listings for the class schedules.

  Fall 2021

October 5 – Dec 14

Register by: September 27

No classes Thanksgiving, November 25

Winter 2022

January 6 – March 15

Register by: December 27

Spring 2022

March 31- June 7

Register by: March 21

 

Winter Quarter 2022

Classes will be conducted online only

QUARTER OVERVIEW

Fall quarter is the beginning of the school year. In our program, all levels continue in a sequence lasting 3 quarters (from fall to spring). No stand-alone classes are offered. If you are an absolute beginner, we recommend that you start in the fall with the A1 level. Students who have completed level A2 or B1 or with an equivalent proficiency in Italian, should enroll in B1 or B2 respectively. The advanced conversation class is for students who have completed level B2 or with an equivalent proficiency.

Winter quarter is the second quarter of the school year. Students continuing on from Fall quarter should enroll in the same level as in Fall quarter. For example, if you enrolled in A1 for Fall quarter, enroll in A1 for Winter quarter.  If you are a new student and not an absolute beginner, you can join level A1 (second quarter) or any other level according to your proficiency.

Spring quarter is the third quarter of the school year. Students continuing on from Winter quarter should enroll in the same level as in Winter quarter. For example, if you enrolled in A1 for Winter quarter, enroll in A1 for Spring quarter.  If you are a new student and not an absolute beginner, you can join level A1 (third quarter) or any other level according to your proficiency.

Please feel free to contact the Language Program Director for guidance and any questions about the language program.

OVERVIEW OF ONLINE CLASSES

During the quarter, students will interact with their instructor and peers through the Zoom video conferencing platform. The Zoom platform allows real time interactions between students and the instructor. Instructors will present in real time the grammatical structures and vocabulary listed in the syllabus. Just as with in-person classes, students will be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor and each other. Follow up exercises and activities will be provided – some during the online connection and others to be completed offline. Outside of class time, students will be able to review material covered during online sessions as well as supplementary materials prepared for them through Canvas by the language program staff and additional complementary resources.

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
Sec. A – Laura Ciroi
Sec. B – Damiano Pinton
Sec. C – Nicla Riverso

Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm (PT)
January 6 – March 15, 2022

RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK
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 including Amazon)

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
Sec. A  – Francesca Giambartolomei

Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm (PT)
January 6 – March 15, 2022

RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK

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, including Amazon)

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
Sec. A  – Paola Alberti

Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm (PT)
January 6 – March 15, 2022

RECOMMENDED textBOOK
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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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

Not Offered Winter Quarter 2022

RECOMMENDED textBOOK
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

Advanced Conversation

Description:

A conversational course open to students who have completed level B2 or with equivalent proficiency. This course will advance your fluency, listening and conversational skills, expand vocabulary and improve your grammar. Students will practice spoken Italian in a variety of contexts and will develop communicative tactics and vocabulary to improve oral expression and conversation.

instructor
Sec. A  – Roberta Punzi

Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm (PT)
January 6 – March 15, 2022

RECOMMENDED textBOOK

Capire l’Italia e l’italiano. 2nd  edition.
Guerra Edizioni  Lia Buono Hodgart
© 2009 ISBN- 978-88-557-0273-7
https://www.guerra-edizioni.com/books/index.cfm?node=0,1,4,1318

fee
$345 Non-Members
$325 Members

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Location

Italian Language Classes will be conducted online Winter Quarter 2022.