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Advanced I is designed for students who have an established high intermediate knowledge of Italian. This 20-week course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Intermediate II. While growing vocabulary students will learn the imperfetto subjunctive, the indirect speech, the tenses agreement, the passive form the passato remoto, and constructions like Fare+ Infinito and the impersonal form with reflexive verbs. At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently give explanations, report someone’s conversation, ask and explain their opinions, open a discussion and express agreement and disagreement, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a given subject, and express hypothetical situations.

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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 growing vocabulary students will learn the gerund and the infinite tenses past and present, the trapassato subjunctive, and the IF Clauses, and they will deepen their knowledge of the indirect speech, the tenses agreement, the passive form, and the impersonal form. 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, and express a hypothetical situation both in the present and in the past,  unrealized events in the past and make jokes!

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Textbook: New Italian Espresso 2 will be available for purchase directly from Fondazione Italia by emailing lbignamini@fondazione-italia.org.

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 4 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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Adult Advanced V Coming Soon

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

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