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06 Ragazzi Italiani 2 - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 2, 2021

Ragazzi Italiani 2 is specifically designed for middle and high school students who already have a high intermediate proficiency level in Italian (A2/B1 level or above) and who are interested in taking the Path to the AP® Italian Exam course in September 2022. During this course, students will work to strengthen advanced grammar and language structure skills to improve their writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. This course is the perfect gateway to students who wish to take the AP® Italian Language & Culture exam course offered every January that teaches specifically to the exam. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Nov. 4, 11, 18 (No Class Nov. 25) - Dec. 2, 9, 16

Time: Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

05 Ragazzi Italiani 1 - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 2, 2021

Ragazzi Italiani 1 (Italian Teens) is designed for middle and high school students, ages 13 to 16 years old who already have a foundation in Italian at a pre-intermediate level and wish to develop communicative competence in reading, listening, writing, and speaking while exploring multiple aspects of  Italian society, literature, history, and culture. Students in this class will also learn and practice skills which will be useful to eventually take the SAT® and AP® exams. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Nov. 4, 11, 18 (No Class Nov. 25) - Dec. 2, 9, 16

Time: Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 2

04 Parlo Italiano 2A - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 4, 2021

This class is SOLD OUT - Please contact us to start a second class.

Parlo Italiano 2 (“I Speak Italian”) is a pre-intermediate to intermediate level Italian immersion course designed for kids 7 to 12 years old who have completed  PARLO ITALIANO 1 level or already have some knowledge of Italian. In this course students focus on developing communication skills (including reading and writing) through fun activities and games. Only Italian is spoken in class. Enrolling students must already be able to read and write in English. Your teacher is Valeria.

Dates: Sept. 4. 11, 18, 25 - Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

03 Parlo Italiano 1A - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 4, 2021

This class is SOLD OUT 

Parlo Italiano 1 (“I Speak Italian”) is a beginning-level Italian immersion course designed for kids 7 to 12 years old. Italian students focus on developing communication skills (including reading and writing) through fun activities and games. Only Italian is spoken in class. Enrolling students must already be able to read and write. Your teacher is Antonella.

Class Dates: Sept. 4. 11, 18, 25 - Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PST

Available Spaces: 0

10 B1 Path to Citizenship Exam for Beginners - Online

Price: $864.00

Start Date: September 7, 2021

This class is SOLD OUT - Please contact us to start a second class.

This 32-week course focuses on teaching beginning Italian language learners the necessary skills to pass the CILS B1 Citizenship exam (as of 4 December 2018, a B1 level knowledge of the Italian language is required when applying for Italian citizenship through marriage or residency). Throughout this course, students will not only learn Italian but will focus on learning specific skills that will help them pass the B1 Citizenship exam. No previous knowledge of Italian is necessary to attend this course which intends to prepare students for the June 2021 exam. Your teacher is Ylenia. Please note: It is the student's responsibility to register for the exam at a testing center near them. 

Payment Plans available upon request!

Class Dates: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Nov. 2, 9, 16 (No Class Nov. 23) 30 – Dec. 7, 14, 21 / 2022 – Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 – Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 – Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

08 Giochiamo in Italiano - Online

Price: $260.00

Start Date: September 13, 2021

This class is SOLD OUT - Please contact us to be put on the wait list.

Giochiamo in Italiano (Let's Play Italian!) focuses on developing communication skills through fun activities including memory matching, word wheel game, click and tell, quizzes and songs. This online course is designed for kids ages 6 to 12 years old. Only Italian is spoken in class. Your teacher is Valeria.

Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27 – Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Nov. 1, 8, 15 (No Class Nov. 22) 29 – Dec. 6, 13 

Time: Mondays from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

02a Piccoli Amici - Online

Price: $195.00

Start Date: September 18, 2021

This class is SOLD OUT 

Piccoli Amici (“Little Friends”) is an immersion-style course designed to teach Italian to Pre-K and Kinder students through fun vocabulary-building activities, songs, and storytelling! Each 45-minute online lesson will be taught in Italian. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 18, 25 - Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 10:45 am PST

Available Spaces: 0

02b Piccoli Amici - Online

Price: $195.00

Start Date: September 18, 2021

Piccoli Amici (“Little Friends”) is an immersion-style course designed to teach Italian to Pre-K and Kinder students through fun vocabulary-building activities, songs, and storytelling! Each 45-minute online lesson will be taught in Italian. Your teacher is Agata.

Class Dates: Sept. 18, 25 - Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 10:45 am PST

Available Spaces: 1

09 Path to the AP® Italian and Culture Exam - Online

Price: $240.00

Start Date: September 22, 2021

This 12-weeks course is designed for high school students who already have a foundation in Italian and plan to take the Italian AP® Italian & Culture exam in May 2022. The curriculum is designed to review the grammar structures students needed to do well on the exam. This course is the precursor to our Italian AP®  prep course that begins in January 2022 that will teach to the test but does not focus on reviewing grammar. Your teacher is Valeria.

Class Dates: Sept. 22, 29 - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 (No Class Nov. 24) - Dec. 1, 8, 15

Time: Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST

*AP® is a registered trademark of The College Board which is not affiliated with this course.

Available Spaces: 6

03 Parlo Italiano 1A BIS - Online

Price: $240.00

Start Date: September 25, 2021

Parlo Italiano 1 (“I Speak Italian”) is a beginning-level Italian immersion course designed for kids 7 to 12 years old. Italian students focus on developing communication skills (including reading and writing) through fun activities and games. Only Italian is spoken in class. Enrolling students must already be able to read and write. Your teacher is Valeria

Class Dates: Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am PST

Available Spaces: 2

07 Ragazzi Italiani 3 - Heritage Speakers - NEW COURSE!

Price: $160.00

Start Date: October 23, 2021

Ragazzi Italiani 3 – Heritage Speakers - 

This advanced-level Italian language course is designed for elementary and middle school students who arheritage speakers which means they are already fluent in spoken Italian because they speak Italian at home with their parents and family members. During this course, students will work to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of advanced grammar and language structures and to improve their writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. Only Italian is spoken in class and the textbook is the same used in upper elementary and middle schools in Italy. This course is the perfect gateway to students who wish to take the AP® Italian Language & Culture exam course when they will be in 9th or 10th grade. With a referral from the teacher, non-heritage speakers are also welcome to take this course. Your teacher is Antonella.

Class Dates: Oct. 23, 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturday 9 am - 10 am PST

Available Spaces: 3

01 CINEMA ITALIANO: "Il Sorpasso" (The Easy Life): The thrill of speed without looking at the rearview mirror

Free Event

Start Date: October 24, 2021

Join Valerio Viale, film expert and screenwriter, for a one-hour free workshop as he illustrates for you the double-edged Italian economic miracle represented in Italian director Dino Risi’s masterpiece, Il Sorpasso (1962), a bittersweet road movie set between Rome and Tuscany.

Valerio will present meaningful clips from this Italian film classic that will take participants for a ride through the lights and shadows, the gains and losses of the early 1960s in Italy; a period in which remarkable technological and industrial innovations were looming over and transforming Italy’s centuries-old values and traditions.

This free one-hour seminar will be presented in English. Advanced registration is required. Please note: space is limited so if more than one family member is using the same computer to participate you only need to register for one person. 

Webinar Date: Sunday, October 24

Time: 10:00 am PST

01b Adult Beginning 1a - Online (Mon) Daytime

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 25, 2021

Adult Beginning 1a is designed for students with zero to low knowledge of Italian. This introductory 7-week course follows a standard curriculum for a beginner. Students will learn about greetings and introductions, pluralizing, subject pronouns, the tu/Lei distinction, the Italian sound system, numbers etc., while covering basic present tense verb families. This course aims to develop students’ basic communicative skills through learning vocabulary and grammar in order to be able to use and respond to everyday expressions in simple conversations. Your teacher is Francesca.

Dates: Oct. 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15 (No Class Nov. 22) 29 – Dec. 6, 13, 20

Time: Monday 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm PST  NEW TIME! 

Available Spaces: 6

02a Adult Beginning 1b - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 27, 2021

Adult Beginning 1b is the second course in a two-course Beginning I series that is designed for beginners with a little Italian language background. Our goal during this 7-week online course is to create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Italian. Classes will be held in a virtual classroom with a native Italian speaker who has experience teaching Italian in traditional and online settings. Learn the language of love, art, food, and more! Your teacher is Nadia.

Class Dates: Oct. 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 (No Class Nov. 24) - Dec. 1, 8, 15

Time: Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 3

01a Adult Beginning 1a - Online (Wed)

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 27, 2021

Adult Beginning 1a is designed for students with zero to low knowledge of Italian. This introductory 7-week course follows a standard curriculum for a beginner. Students will learn about greetings and introductions, pluralizing, subject pronouns, the tu/Lei distinction, the Italian sound system, numbers, etc., while covering basic present tense verb families. This course aims to develop students’ basic communicative skills through learning vocabulary and grammar in order to be able to use and respond to everyday expressions in simple conversations. Your teacher is Sylvia.

Dates: Oct. 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 (No Class Nov. 24) - Dec. 1, 8, 15

Time: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 6

04a Adult Beginning 2b - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 27, 2021

Adult Beginning 2b is designed for students who have an established high beginning knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Beginning 2a. Throughout this 7-week course students will continue to build on vocabulary regarding "hobbies and pastimes," and "vacation and travel," while cementing a students' familiarity with present tense conjugation, adjectives, articles, prepositions, and the model verbs, andare, sapere, and dovere.  At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently speak about their interests, tastes, and preferences, ask the time, reserve a hotel room, and describe people and places. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Dates: Oct. 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 (No Class Nov. 24) - Dec. 1, 8, 15

Time: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Available Spaces: 7

03 Adult Beginning 2a - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 28, 2021

Adult Beginning 2a is the first course in a two-course Beginning 2 series that is designed for beginners with low-level knowledge of Italian. Students will deepen their familiarity with the present tense to include frequently used irregular verbs such as piacere, potere, venire and andare. Students will also cover adverbs and will be introduced to the past tense (passato prossimo). At the end of the course, we hope students will be able to begin confidently speak about their interests and preferences. Your teacher is Nadia.

Class Dates: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 11, 18 (No Class Nov. 25) - Dec. 2, 9, 16

Time: Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 7

06 Adult Intermediate 1a - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 30, 2021

Adult Intermediate 1a is designed for students who have an established high pre-intermediate knowledge of Italian. Throughout this 7-week course, while implementing new vocabulary regarding “health and fitness” and “work,” students will begin to  learn the imperativo, and futuro semplice verb tenses, as well as grammatical structures such as comparing two or more objects by using the comparativo and superlativo. At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently express future intentions, describe events in the past, make comparisons and give an opinion on a given topic of conversation. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturday 12:30 - 2:00 PST

09 Italian Phonetics and Accent Reduction - Online

Price: $140.00

Start Date: October 30, 2021

Learn to sound like an Italian! This course focuses on mastering the correct pronunciation of consonants and vowels, difficult and unfamiliar sounds, accents, intonation, and more! Your teacher is Ylenia.

Dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) - Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm  PST

Available Spaces: 3

02b Adult Beginning 1b - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: October 30, 2021

Adult Beginning 1b is the second course in a two-course Beginning I series that is designed for beginners with a little Italian language background. Our goal during this 7-week online course is to create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Italian. Classes will be held in a virtual classroom with a native Italian speaker who has experience teaching Italian in traditional and online settings. Learn the language of love, art, food, and more! Your teacher is  Silvia.

Class Dates: Oct. 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Available Spaces: 3

16 Vocabulary Builder and Idiomatic Expressions – NEW Course

Price: $80.00

Start Date: October 30, 2021

This 4-week workshop not only helps Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate students build a strong, everyday vocabulary but also presents various idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms related to it. The topics range from Body Parts to Nature, from Jobs and Professions to Food and Wine (have you ever heard the expression ‘Essere buono come il pane’?). During the class, students will have several opportunities to practice using vocabulary and idiomatic expressions through conversations, role-playing, and quizzes!  This course aims to develop communication skills and teaches expressions that are unique to the Italian language. Your teacher is Agata.

Dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 6, 13, 20

Time: Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 6

05 Adult Pre-Intermediate 2a - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: November 2, 2021

Pre-Intermediate 2a is designed for students who have an established high beginning knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Pre-Intermediate 1b. Throughout this 7-week course, students will learn the imperfetto verb tense and the difference with passato prossimo as well as implementing the use of absolute comparatives and the progressive form of stare + gerundio.  At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently speak about memories, give advice, make comparisons, and describe in detail a person and setting. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Nov. 2, 9, 16 (No Class Nov. 23), 30 - Dec. 7, 14, 21

Time: Tuesday 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 6

08 Adult Advanced 5a - Review and Conversation - Online

Price: $190.00

Start Date: November 2, 2021

Adult Advanced 5a Review and Conversation focus on reviewing the main points that were taught at the Advanced level. While putting their knowledge to practice through conversations, discussions, and role-playing students will increase their vocabulary, and acquire a deeper knowledge of Italian tenses and structures. Various current topics from newspapers, magazines, and other media will be presented to spark the conversation. Your teacher is Lorena.

Class Dates: Nov. 2, 9, 16 (No Class Nov. 23), 30 - Dec. 7, 14, 21

Time: Tuesday 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 3

11 Friday: Cheers and Chat - Beginning Conversation - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: November 5, 2021

In this fun 6-week course designed for beginning 2 level students, the focus will be on getting students to speak in Italian as much as possible. Your teacher, Antonella, will also pay close attention to the students speaking, comprehension, and reading skills and will review grammar structures when necessary. Bring your drink to class!

Dates: Nov. 5, 12,19 (No class 11/26) - Dec. 3, 10, 17

Time: Friday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 7

12 Friday: Breakfast and Chat - Pre-Intermediate Conversation - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: November 5, 2021

In this fun 6-week course designed for Pre-Intermediate level students, the focus will be on getting students to speak in Italian as much as possible. Your teacher, Nadia, will also pay close attention to the students speaking, comprehension, and reading skills and will review grammar structures when necessary. Bring your cappuccino to class!

Dates: Nov. 5, 12,19 (No class 11/26) - Dec. 3, 10, 17

Time: Friday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 7

13 Friday: Lunch and Chat - Intermediate Conversation - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: November 5, 2021

In this fun 6-week course designed for Intermediate level students, the focus will be on getting students to speak in Italian as much as possible. Your teacher, Francesca, will also pay close attention to the students speaking, comprehension, and reading skills and will review grammar structures when necessary. Bring your lunch to class!

Dates: Nov. 5, 12,19 (No class 11/26) - Dec. 3, 10, 17

Time: Friday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 7

14 Friday: Happy Hour and Chat - Advanced Conversation - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: November 5, 2021

In this fun 6-week course designed for Advanced level students, the focus will be on getting students to speak in Italian as much as possible. Your teacher, Valeria, will also pay close attention to the students speaking, comprehension, and reading skills and will review grammar structures when necessary. Bring your own drink to class!

Dates: Nov. 5, 12,19 (No class 11/26) - Dec. 3, 10, 17

Time: Friday, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 7

01 Primi Passi - Online

Price: $60.00

Start Date: November 6, 2021

Primi Passi (“First Steps”) is a fun-filled 30-minute "Parent & Me" style online language immersion class for toddlers that includes songs, movement and story-telling to engage children while teaching them Italian. Only Italian will be spoken in class. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20 (No Class Nov. 27) Dec. 4, 11, 18

Time: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:00 am (PST)

15 Italian Holidays: Conversations on Traditions, Food and Superstitions – NEW Course

Price: $120.00

Start Date: November 6, 2021

This Beginner to Pre-intermediate level 6-week conversation course takes students on a virtual tour of Italy’s Holiday holiday traditions, superstitions, and, of course, food! During this workshop, students will learn new vocabulary related to the Holidays and will work on their comprehension and conversation skills through reading, discussions, and watching videos and pictures of Italy decorated for the Holidays. Bring your hot chocolate and ... panettone to class! Your teacher is Agata.

Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20  - Dec. 4, 11, 18 (no class Nov. 27)

Time: Saturday  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 7

04b Adult Beginning 2b Review and Conversation- Online

Price: $165.00

Start Date: November 8, 2021

Adult Beginning 2b  Review and Conversation designed for students who have an established high beginning knowledge of Italian. The course reviews all the main points that were taught in Beginning 2a and 2b. Throughout this 6-week course, students will put their acquired knowledge to practice by focusing more on the conversation part of the lesson while using the grammar structures learned in the Beg.2 level. A brand new story will give ample opportunities to students to improve their listening, reading and conversation skills while discussing the characters, actions, and plot in a fun and entertaining setting.  Quizzes and vocabulary games will make grammar reviews a breeze! Your teacher is Nadia.

Dates: Nov. 8, 15 (No Class Nov. 22) 29 – Dec. 6, 13, 20

Time: Monday from 6:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Available Spaces: 4

02c Adult Beginning 1b - Online

Price: $165.00

Start Date: November 8, 2021

Adult Beginning 1b is the second course in a two-course Beginning I series that is designed for beginners with a little Italian language background. Our goal during this 6-week online course is to create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Italian. Classes will be held in a virtual classroom with a native Italian speaker who has experience teaching Italian in traditional and online settings. Learn the language of love, art, food, and more! Your teacher is Antonella.

Class Dates: Nov. 8, 15 (No Class Nov. 22) 29 – Dec. 6, 13, 20

Time: Monday 6:00 - 7:30 PST

Available Spaces: 6

07 Adult Intermediate 2b - Review and Conversation - Online

Price: $165.00

Start Date: November 8, 2021

Adult Intermediate 2b Review and Conversation is designed for students who have an established high intermediate knowledge of Italian. The course reviews all the main points that were taught up to the Intermediate level. Throughout this 6-week course, students will primarily focus on practicing their acquired language skills by discussing newspaper articles, stories, and various current contents. Previously covered language structures and vocabulary are reviewed using new material pushing the students to use them right away in a fun and entertaining setting. Role-playing, quizzes, and games will make grammar reviews a breeze.  At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to confidently move to the Advanced 1 level where a new textbook and more complex language structures will be used. Your teacher is Lorena.

Dates: Nov. 8, 15 (No Class Nov. 22) 29 – Dec. 6, 13, 20

Time: Mondays 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 3

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