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Advanced

Advanced I is designed for students who have an established high intermediate knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Intermediate II. While growing vocabulary students will learn the trapassato prossimo, the congiuntivo passato, how to use the verb dovere to express a hypothesis, agreement between time frame and verb family, and a more in depth study of the use of pronouns, adverbs and the use of ci and ne. At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently make analogies, ask an opinion in support or against a topic of conversation, express doubt, hopes and disapproval, express a hypothetical situation and an unrealized event in the past.

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Advanced II is designed for students who have an established low advanced knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Advanced I. While implementing new vocabulary, students will learn the congiuntivo imperfetto, continue to build the agreement between time frame and verb familythe passato remoto, conjunctions that require the subjunctive mood, the passive form and idiomatic constructions like ‘far fare’.  At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently give a detailed explanation on an event that occurred in the past or present, make comparisons and judgments, give suggestions, and indicate advantages and/or disadvantages regarding a particular situation or argument.

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Advanced III is designed for students who have an established advanced knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Advanced II. While implementing new vocabulary, students will learn how to express the future from the point of view of the past with the Past Conditional and  the ‘Shoulda, Coulda Woulda’ phrases in Italian, the indirect speech, the indefinite verb contractions and various common adverbial phrases.  At the end of the course, we hope students will be able to navigate confidently through all Italian Tenses and Grammatical Moods in order to express complex thoughts, opinions, and point of views, report a conversation or a dialogue and chose the most appropriate grammar structure to better convey their ideas and the ones of others.

Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is available for purchase from Fondazione Italia.

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Adult Advanced IV is designed for students with an established advanced knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Advanced III. While increasing their vocabulary, students will acquire a deeper knowledge of the Italian past tenses, and verbs that take a double auxiliary. They will also learn some pronominal verbs like Cavarsela and Entrarci, and the Indefinite tenses. Students will also take a dive into the subjunctive mode compared to the indicative mode, and will finally grasp the passive form and the indirect speech concepts. Lastly, students will meet the “Journalistic Conditional” a peculiar use of the Conditional tense that is unique to the Italian language. At the end of the course, we hope students will be able to recognize how the choice of a tense conveys a certain mood and better understand some idiomatic constructions and verbs found in Italian articles and literature.

Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 4 is available for purchase from Fondazione Italia

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