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05 Adult Intermediate 2a - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: May 17, 2021

Adult Intermediate 2a is designed for students who have an established low intermediate knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Intermediate 1b. Throughout this 8-week course, students build on vocabulary and learn how to use the gerundio, direct and relative pronouns, and the difference between the imperfetto and the passato prossimo. At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently make a proposal, accept or refuse an offer, express surprise or displeasure, give an opinion, and comment on food. Your teacher is Lorena.

Class Dates: May 17, 24 / June 7, 14, 21, 28 / July 5, 12, 19 (no class May 31 & July 5)

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

02 Adult Beginning 2a - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: May 17, 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: May 17, 24 / June 7, 14, 21, 28 / July  12, 19 (no class May 31 & July 5)

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

04 Adult Pre-Intermediate 2a - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: May 22, 2021

Adult 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. During this 8-week course, students will implement new vocabulary regarding “shopping,” and physical characteristics, the imperfetto verb tenses and the use of comparatives and the verbs fare and farcela.  At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently speak about memories, give advise, make comparisons and describe in detail a person and setting. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates:  May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10, 17 (no class July 3)

Time: Saturdays 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

02a Piccoli Amici - Online (session 1)

Price: $95.00

Start Date: May 22, 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. Receive 10% off if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Class Dates: May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10 (no class July 3)

Time: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:15 am PST

03a A Journey to Discover Italy with Geronimo Stilton (session 1)

Price: $115.00

Start Date: May 22, 2021

Join Geronimo Stilton and his team in a new adventure throughout the "Thousand Wonders" (Le Mille Meraviglie) of the regions of Italy! This NEW course presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is based on a special edition of Geronimo Stilton, "Viaggio alla Scoperta Dell'Italia," that was created for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim of bringing kids closer to the many artistic and cultural beauties of Italy, even the lesser-known ones! In our highly engaging multi-level course, kids 7+ will be involved in a treasure hunt that takes them on a journey to discover the land and culture of Italy. A copy of the book is included in the course fee. The classes will be taught in Italian (English when necessary). Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Dates: May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10 (no class July 3)

Time: Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am PST

01a Primi Passi - Online (session 1)

Price: $70.00

Start Date: May 22, 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. Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Dates: May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10 (no class July 3)

Time: Saturdays from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm (PST)

01c Primi Passi - Online (session 1 & 2)

Price: $126.00

Start Date: May 22, 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.

Session 1 Dates: May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10 (no class July 3)
Session 2 Dates: July 17, 24, 31 / Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Saturdays from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm (PST)

02b Piccoli Amici - Online (session 2)

Price: $95.00

Start Date: May 22, 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. Receive 10% off if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Class Dates: July 17, 24, 31 / Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:15 am PST

02c Piccoli Amici - Online (session 1 & 2)

Price: $172.00

Start Date: May 22, 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.

Session 1 Dates: May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10 (no class July 3)
Session 2 Dates: July 17, 24, 31 / Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:15 am PST

03c A Journey to Discover Italy with Geronimo Stilton (session 1 & 2)

Price: $198.00

Start Date: May 22, 2021

Join Geronimo Stilton and his team in a new adventure throughout the "Thousand Wonders" (Le Mille Meraviglie) of the regions of Italy! This NEW course presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is based on a special edition of Geronimo Stilton, "Viaggio alla Scoperta Dell'Italia," that was created for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim of bringing kids closer to the many artistic and cultural beauties of Italy, even the lesser-known ones! In our highly engaging multi-level course, kids 7+ will be involved in a treasure hunt that takes them on a journey to discover the land and culture of Italy. A copy of the book is included in the course fee. The classes will be taught in Italian (English when necessary).

Session 1 Dates: May 22, 29 / June 5, 12, 19, 26 / July 10 (no class July 3)
Session 2 Dates: July 17, 24, 31 / Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am PST

06 Adult Advanced 4b - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: May 25, 2021

Adult Advanced 4b is the second course in a two-course Advanced 2 series that is designed for students with an established advanced knowledge of Italian. This 8-week course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Advanced 4a. While increasing their vocabulary, students will acquire a deeper knowledge of 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. Your teacher is Lorena.

Class Dates: May 25 / June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / July 6, 13

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

03 Adult Pre-Intermediate 1a - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: May 25, 2021

Adult Pre-Intermediate 1a is the first  course in a two-course pre-Intermediate 1 series that is designed for for students who have an established low beginning knowledge of Italian. Our goal during this 8-week online course is to continue to build new vocabulary regarding “daily life and weather,” “flavors of Italy,” “food,” and “family.” Students will learn the passato prossimo, how to use direct pronouns, possessive adjectives and the reflexive verb tense. At the end of the course, we hope to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently speak about events that have happened in the past, time spent on vacation, and family. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: May 25 / June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / July 7, 13

Time: Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST

05c Italiano e Arte - Online (session 1 & 2)

Price: $190.00

Start Date: May 26, 2021

Arte e Italiano led by Italian artist Ylenia Mino teaches Italian to students ages 9+ through easy-to-read stories that are dedicated to a masterpiece of Italian art and architecture such as Botticelli's Primavera or the Colosseum. Each story is accompanied by a visual glossary that guides the student to acquire a competence in the use of the language of art, discovering curiosities about the works, the artists and the socio-cultural context. Some knowledge of Italian is strongly suggested.

Session 1 Class Dates: May 26 / June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / July 7
Session 2 Class Dates: July 14, 21, 28 / Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

05a Italiano e Arte - Online (session 1)

Price: $190.00

Start Date: May 26, 2021

Arte e Italiano led by Italian artist Ylenia Mino teaches Italian to students ages 9+ through easy-to-read stories that are dedicated to a masterpiece of Italian art and architecture such as Botticelli's Primavera or the Colosseum. Each story is accompanied by a visual glossary that guides the student to acquire a competence in the use of the language of art, discovering curiosities about the works, the artists and the socio-cultural context. Some knowledge of Italian is strongly suggested. Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in sessions 1 & 2!

Session 1 Class Dates: May 26 / June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / July 7

Time: Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

07 Italian Essentials 2 - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: May 27, 2021

Italian Essentials 2 is the continuation course for students who have taken Italian Essentials 1. This course is a series of lessons that focus on teaching the essential basics of Italian phrasing, numbers, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation that all students need to know when learning Italian. You do not need to have taken Italian Essentials 1 to benefit from this course. Your teacher is Nadia.

Dates: May 27 / June 3, 10, 17, 24 / July 1, 8, 15

Time: Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 7

04a Davvero Italiano per Ragazzi - Online (session 1)

Price: $105.00

Start Date: May 27, 2021

Davvero Italiano per Ragazzi is a multi-level course taught in Italian designed for students ages 13+ that presents cultural comparisons and common communication errors when speaking Italian through the use of short comic story in which a cultural or linguistic misunderstanding are presented in a fun and interactive way. Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Class Dates: May 27 / June 3, 10, 17, 24 / July 1, 8 (no class July 1)

Time: Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST

04c Davvero Italiano per Ragazzi - Online (session 1 & 2)

Price: $190.00

Start Date: May 27, 2021

Davvero Italiano per Ragazzi is a multi-level course taught in Italian designed for students ages 13+ that presents cultural comparisons and common communication errors when speaking Italian through the use of short comic story in which a cultural or linguistic misunderstanding are presented in a fun and interactive way.

Session 1 Class Dates: May 27 / June 3, 10, 17, 24 / July 1, 8 (no class July 1)
Session 2 Class Dates: July 15, 22, 29 / Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST

08 Italian Phonetics and Accent Reduction - Online

Price: $144.00

Start Date: June 3, 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: June 3, 10, 17, 24 / July 1, 8, 22, 29

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

01 Adult Doppio Espresso! Beginning 1a+1b - Online

Price: $395.00

Start Date: June 7, 2021

Doppio Espresso is a beginning adult class that meets twice a week in order to complete levels Beginning 1a and 1b in one 8-week shot! This course is designed for beginners with little or no Italian language background. Our goal during this 8-week online course is to create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Italian. Classes will be held in a live 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 Ylenia.

Class Dates: June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 / July 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 / Aug. 2 (no class July 5)

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

06 Italian Immersion Grades 1 & 2 - Online

Price: $180.00

Start Date: June 22, 2021

This class is designed to help students in the Italian immersion program at Franklin Elementary in grades 1 or 2, or any student with some knowledge of Italian, who wish to review and maintain Italian language skills during the summer. Course will be conducted in Italian and meet twice a week.

Class Dates: June 22, 24, 29 / July 1, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PST

07 Italian Immersion Grades 3 & 4 - Online

Price: $180.00

Start Date: June 22, 2021

This class is designed to help students in the Italian immersion program at Franklin Elementary in grades 3 and 4, or any student with prior knowledge of Italian, who wish to review and maintain Italian language skills during the summer. Course will be conducted in Italian and meet twice a week.

Class Dates: June 22, 24, 29 / July 1, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PST

01 Italian Kinder Camp - Online Week 1

Price: $90.00

Start Date: July 5, 2021

Join Maestra Patrizia as she prepares your incoming Franklin Elementary Italian dual-immersion kinder student for their first day of school! Through songs and fun interactive class activities, students will begin to learn the essential Italian phrases and vocabulary needed to make their transition into the Italian dual-immersion program easier. Space is limited. Receive a 10% discount if you register for both weeks!

Class Dates: July 5 - July 9

Time: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 10:15 am PST

03 Italian Kinder Camp - Online Week 1 & 2

Price: $162.00

Start Date: July 5, 2021

Join Maestra Patrizia as she prepares your incoming Franklin Elementary Italian dual-immersion kinder student for their first day of school! Through songs and fun interactive class activities, students will begin to learn the essential Italian phrases and vocabulary needed to make their transition into the Italian dual-immersion program easier. Space is limited.

Class Dates: July 5 - July 9 | July 12 - July 16

Time: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 10:15 am PST

09 B1 Citizenship Exam Prep Course - Online

Price: $540.00

Start Date: July 7, 2021

This 20-week course focuses on teaching directly to the CILS B1 Citizenship exam. Students for this course will be preparing for the test being offered on December 3, 2021 and should have a pre-intermediate level of Italian proficiency to enroll in this course. Please contact us to take an assessment test. Course work review grammar and provide mock practice tests and exam structure overview to familiarize test takers with each part of the exam. It is the student's responsibility to register for the exam and a testing center near them. Please contact us to discuss payment plan options.

Class Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28 / Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 / Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 / Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 / Nov. 3, 10, 17 / Dec. 1 (no class Sept. 1 & Nov. 24)

Time: Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

06 Art & Journey Italian Camps - Week 1 & 2 (ages 4 to 6)

Price: $180.00

Start Date: July 12, 2021

10% off if you enroll in both weeks!

Join Maestra Ylenia for two weeks of Italian camp! During Week 1 campers learn about different artist and will create a new painting every day. During week 2 campers learn about a different Italian city  and the wonders of Italy. The class will be taught in Italian (English when necessary).

Dates:  July 12 - July 23

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

04 Italian Art Camp (ages 4 to 6) - Online Week 1

Price: $100.00

Start Date: July 12, 2021

Join Maestra Ylenia for a fun and interactive daily art summer camp class. Students ages 4 to 6 will learn about different artist and will create a new painting every day. The class will be taught in Italian (English when necessary) but you do not need to know Italian to have fun, learn and participate! Receive a 10% discount if you register for Week 2 A Journey to Italy and this camp!!

Class Dates: July 12 - July 16

Time: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 10:30 am PST

07 Italian Art Camp (ages 7 to 12) - Online Week 1

Price: $142.00

Start Date: July 12, 2021

Join Maestra Ylenia for a fun summer camp art program designed for students ages 7 to 12! Campers will be immersed in Italian architecture and lives of famous artists and their works. In addition to art history, students will create an art painting/project inspired by the work of an artist they have learned about. The class will be taught in Italian (English will be used if necessary). 10% if you register for week 1 and week 2 A Journey to Italy Camp!

Class Dates: July 12 - July 16

Time: Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

02 Italian Kinder Camp - Online Week 2

Price: $90.00

Start Date: July 12, 2021

Join Maestra Patrizia as she prepares your incoming Franklin Elementary Italian dual-immersion kinder student for their first day of school! Through songs and fun interactive class activities, students will begin to learn the essential Italian phrases and vocabulary needed to make their transition into the Italian dual-immersion program easier. Space is limited. Receive a 10% discount if you register for both weeks!

Class Dates: July 12 - July 16

Time: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 10:15 am PST

09 Art & Journey Italian Camps - Week 1 & 2 (ages 7 to 12)

Price: $255.00

Start Date: July 12, 2021

10% off if you enroll in both weeks!

Join Maestra Ylenia for two weeks of Italian camp! During Week 1 campers learn about Italian architecture and art and will create a new painting every day. During week 2 campers learn about a different region of Italy. The class will be taught in Italian (English when necessary).

Dates:  July 12 - July 23

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

05b Italiano e Arte - Online (session 2)

Price: $105.00

Start Date: July 14, 2021

Arte e Italiano led by Italian artist Ylenia Mino teaches Italian to students ages 9+ through easy-to-read stories that are dedicated to a masterpiece of Italian art and architecture such as Botticelli's Primavera or the Colosseum. Each story is accompanied by a visual glossary that guides the student to acquire a competence in the use of the language of art, discovering curiosities about the works, the artists and the socio-cultural context. Some knowledge of Italian is strongly suggested. Receive a 10% discount if enroll in session 1 & 2!

Class Dates: July 14, 21, 28 / Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

04b Davvero Italiano per Ragazzi - Online (session 2)

Price: $105.00

Start Date: July 15, 2021

Davvero Italiano per Ragazzi is a multi-level course taught in Italian designed for students ages 13+ that presents cultural comparisons and common communication errors when speaking Italian through the use of short comic story in which a cultural or linguistic misunderstanding are presented in a fun and interactive way. Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Class Dates: July 15, 22, 29 / Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST

01b Primi Passi - Online (session 2)

Price: $70.00

Start Date: July 17, 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. Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Dates: July 17, 24, 31 / Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Saturdays from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm (PST)

03b A Journey to Discover Italy with Geronimo Stilton (session 2)

Price: $115.00

Start Date: July 17, 2021

Join Geronimo Stilton and his team in a new adventure throughout the "Thousand Wonders" (Le Mille Meraviglie) of the regions of Italy! This NEW course presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is based on a special edition of Geronimo Stilton, "Viaggio alla Scoperta Dell'Italia," that was created for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim of bringing kids closer to the many artistic and cultural beauties of Italy, even the lesser-known ones! In our highly engaging multi-level course, kids 7+ will be involved in a treasure hunt that takes them on a journey to discover the land and culture of Italy. A copy of the book is included in the course fee. The classes will be taught in Italian (English when necessary). Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Dates: July 17, 24, 31 / Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am PST

05 A Journey to Discover Italy Italian Camp (ages 4 to 6) - Online Week 2

Price: $100.00

Start Date: July 19, 2021

Students ages 4 to 6 are invited to join Maestra Ylenia, Geronimo Stilton, and Pimpa for a fun and interactive daily summer camp that takes campers on a journey to discover the artistic and cultural beauties of  Italy. The classes will be taught in Italian (English when necessary) but you do not need to know Italian to have fun and participate! Receive a 10% discount if you register for Week 1 Art Camp and this camp!

Class Dates: July 19 - July 23

Time: Monday - Friday 9:30 - 10:30 am PST

08 A Journey to Discover Italy Italian Camp (ages 7 to 12) - Online Week 2

Price: $148.00

Start Date: July 19, 2021

Join Geronimo Stilton and his team in a new adventure throughout the Thousand Wonders (Le Mille Meraviglie) of the regions of Italy! This camp presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and San Francisco, is based on a special edition of Geronimo Stilton, "Viaggio alla Scoperta Dell'Italia," that was created for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim of bringing kids closer to the many artistic and cultural beauties of Italy, even the lesser-known ones! Students 7+ will be involved in a treasure hunt that takes them on a journey to discover the land and culture of Italy. A copy of the book is included in the camp fee. The classes will be taught in Italian (English when necessary). Receive a 10% discount if you enroll in session 1 & 2!

Class Dates: July 19 - July 23

Time: Monday - Friday 10:30 - 12:00 pm PST

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