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Single & Multiple Class Registration: Select “Add To Cart” under your desired course(s), and then select “View Cart” to increase number of students per class, if desired. Once you have finished adding your course(s) select “View Cart” to check out.

Discounts & Payment Method: When available discounts will be applied after you have registered and before you confirm your payment method. At the end of the registration process you will be given the option to pay by credit card or check/money order.

Refund Policy: If a class does not meet student’s expectations, they may request a full refund before the second class meeting of the current session. No refunds or credits can be given after the second class meeting of the current session unless the class is canceled.

It’s not too late to enroll – We prorate! $15 Family Discount

01 Primi Passi - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Primi Passi (“First Steps”) is a fun-filled language immersion “Parent and Me” style class for children 14 - 35 months  that includes songs, arts & crafts, and games to engage the children while teaching them Italian. Only Italian will be spoken in class. $10 material fee not included.

There will be a 10-minute snack break at 10:45 am.

Class Dates:  Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

01 "Italian for Travelers" Language Workshop

Price: $45.00

Start Date: May 5, 2018

If you are planning a trip to Italy this workshop will help you get ready to impress the locals! During this fun workshop with one of Fondazione Italia’s most experienced and entertaining teachers, Lorena Bignamini, you will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling, checking-in to hotels, making reservations, ordering in a restaurant, meeting people, shopping, ordering a gelato and more! You will learn and practice speaking key Italian words and phrases so you can get the most out of your Italian vacation. This workshop is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian but all levels are welcome! Both Italian and English will be spoken during the workshop.

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Available Spaces: 9

02 Piccoli Amici - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Piccoli Amici (“Little Friends”), is a child-only language immersion style class for kids ages 3 to 5 years old that focuses on building vocabulary with an emphasis on communication and early writing and reading skills through games, arts and crafts, stories, songs and imaginative play. Only Italian will be spoken in class. $10 material fee not included.

There will be a 10-minute snack break at 10:45 am.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Available Spaces: 0

02 “Paint & Speak Italian” Kids Italian Language Art Workshop - Burbank

Price: $28.00

Start Date: May 12, 2018

Children ages five and older are invited to experience a “Paint and Speak” Italian art workshop led by Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! The goal of this workshop is use the artistic medium of painting and creativity to augment a child’s Italian language skills. In an artistic/linguistic environment, children tend to be more focused, learn quicker and gain excellent developmental benefits including increased self-confidence, enhanced creativity and awareness of their abilities. Students will explore their creativity while learning Italian! This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. English will be spoken only if needed as Ylenia guides each student in the creation of a wonderful painting. Art materials are included in the workshop fee.

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Available Spaces: 8

03 Parlo Italiano I - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Parlo Italiano I (“I Speak Italian”), is a beginning level immersion course for kids 6 to 12 years old who have zero to low level beginning knowledge of Italian. This course emphasizes communicative abilities and vocabulary building as well as listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and basic grammar skills. Only Italian will be spoken in class. Enrolling students must already be able to read and write.

There will be a ten minute break at 10:45 am.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

04 Parlo Italiano III - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Parlo Italiano III (“I Speak Italian”), is a high intermediate level immersion course for kids 8 to 12 years old who have completed at least two or three sessions of Parlo Italiano II or who have the prior approval of the teacher. This course builds on increased exposure to grammatical structures in order to build confidence in communicative abilities, growing vocabulary, and improving listening, reading, writing, and pronunciation. Only Italian will be spoken in class.

There will be a ten minute break at 10:45 am.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

05 Ragazzi Italiani - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Our Ragazzi Italiani (Italian Teens) course is designed for middle and high school students, ages 12 to 16 years, who already have a strong foundation in Italian 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 Italian SAT® and AP® Italian exams.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

06 Italian Children's Theater - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Fondazione Italia is excited to be able to offer an Italian Children's Theater class! Kids ages 7–13 will be able to experience the mythical and wonderful world of theater by learning about the rich and deep cultural heritage of Commedia dell’ Arte, the traditional Italian form of masked theater. There will be a performance at the end of the session. This class is taught entirely in Italian.  Material fee not included.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

07 Adult Beginning I - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Adult Beginning I is designed for students with zero to low knowledge of Italian. This introductory 15-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 as well as using adjectives and irregular verbs such as essere and avere and chiamarsi. 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.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 11:45 to 1:15 pm

08 Adult Beginning II - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Adult Beginning II is designed for students who have an established low beginning knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Beginning I. Throughout fifteen weeks, while implementing new vocabulary regarding "hobbies and pastimes," and "vacation and travel," this course furthers students' familiarity with the present tense -ire verb conjugation, covers articles, prepositions, adjectives and the model verbs, piacere, potere, venire, andare, dovere and sapere.  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.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

09 Adult Intermediate II - Burbank

Price: $395.00

Start Date: February 3, 2018

Adult Intermediate II 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 I. Throughout fifteen weeks, while implementing new vocabulary regarding "health and fitness," "work" and "the home and house hunting," students will begin to  learn the imperativo, futuro semplice and congiuntivo verb tenses, as well as grammatical structures such as comparing two or more objects by using the comparativo and superlativo, and grow their understanding and use of adverbs and adjectives. 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, present and future, make comparisons, express disappointment, express a hypothetical situations, and give an opinion on a given topic of conversation.

Class Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24/ Apr. 7, 14, 28 / May 5,  12 / Jun, 2, 9 (No class 3/31, 5/19 & 5/26)

Time: Saturdays from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm