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Italian Adult Classes



For Single class registration: If you are registering for only one course, select “Add To Cart” under your desired course, and then select “View Cart” to increase number of students per class, if desired, and to check out. For Multiple class registrations: If you are registering for more than one course, select “Add to Cart” for all of the courses you will be enrolling family members in. Once you have finished adding your courses, select “View Cart” to check out.

Payment Method: At the end of the registration process you will be given the option to pay by credit card or check/money order. If you choose to pay by check/money order, you will receive a registration confirmation by email to be printed out and mailed to us along with your payment. Please note: if you choose to purchase a textbook the cost is not included in the course fee.

Cancellations: For all online classes if you need to cancel your registration by the first day of the course we will provide a refund or credit towards a future online or traditional group class. We need a minimum of 4 students to have the course. If there are 3 students enrolled we can give students the option to continue at a reduced schedule. No refunds will be given after the first class.

Placement Exam: If you don’t know your level, please take a placement test here for Beginner, Pre-Intermediate 1, Pre-Intermediate 2, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

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

Price: $540.00

Start Date: January 11, 2022

Doppio Espresso is a beginning adult class that meets twice a week in order to complete levels Beginning 1a and 1b in one 10-week shot! This course is designed for beginners with little or no Italian language background. Our goal during this 10-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 Francesca.

Class Dates: Jan. 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 - Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 - Mar. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 3

01b Adult Beginning 1a - Online (Saturdays)

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 8, 2022

Adult Beginning 1a is the first course in a two-course Beginning 1 series that is designed for beginners with little or no Italian language background. During this 10-week course, 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. 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 streaming virtual classroom with a native Italian speaker who has experience teaching Italian in traditional and online settings. Your teacher is Sylvia.

Class Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Mar. 5, 12

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

Available Spaces: 2

01c Adult Beginning 1 - Italiano para Hispanohablantes - NEW CLASS!!!

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 12, 2022

Adultos Principiantes 1 - Si ya hablas español, ¡estudiar italiano es rápido y fácil! Este curso de 10 semanas está creado para aprovechar las necesidades y los puntos fuertes de los hablantes de español como lengua de herencia o para los que han estudiado español durante tres años como mínimo. Italiano para hispanohablantes está basado en la metodología de la Intercomprensión, que utiliza las semejanzas entre las dos lenguas romances como “puentes” para avanzar en la adquisición del italiano de una manera rápida. Tu profesora es Francesca Ricciardelli.

Adult Beginning 1 - If you already speak Spanish, picking up Italian is quick and easy! This 10-week course is specifically designed with the needs and strengths of heritage speakers of Spanish or those who have taken at least 3 years of Spanish in mind. Italian for Spanish Speakers is founded on the methodology of Intercommunication, which uses the commonalities between the two romance languages as “bridges” to advance in the learning of Italian at a fast pace. Your teacher is Francesca Ricciardelli.

Dates: Jan. 12, 19, 26 - Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23  - Mar. 2, 9, 16

Time: Wednesdays  5:30 pm - 07:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 2

03a Adult Beginning 2a - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 8, 2022

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. In this 10-week course, 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 speaking about their interests and preferences. Your teacher is Sylvia.

Class Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Mar. 5, 12

Time: Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 2

03b Adult Beginning 2a - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 10, 2022

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. In this 10-week course, 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 speaking about their interests and preferences. Your teacher is Antonella.

Class Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 - Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Mar. 7, 14,

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

Available Spaces: 1

03c Adult Beginning 2a - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 12, 2022

This Course is SOLD-OUT

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. In this 10-week course, 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 speaking about their interests and preferences. Your teacher is Nadia.

Class Dates: Jan. 12, 19, 26 - Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - Mar. 2, 9, 16

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

Available Spaces: 0

04 Adult Pre-Intermediate 1a - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 10, 2022

This Class is SOLD-OUT

Adult Pre-Intermediate 1a is the first course in a two-course Pre-Intermediate 1 series that is designed for students who have an established low beginning knowledge of Italian. Our goal during this 10-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 Nadia.

Class Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 - Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Mar.  7, 14

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

Available Spaces: 0

05 Adult Pre-Intermediate 2b - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 11, 2022

Pre-Intermediate 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 Pre-Intermediate 2a. Throughout this 10-week course,  students will learn the condizionale and imperativo verb tenses as well as implementing the use of all comparatives and the use of pronouns, including ci and ne with the imperative tense.  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: Jan. 11, 18, 25 - Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 - Mar. 1, 8, 15

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

Available Spaces: 2

06 Adult Intermediate 1b - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 8, 2022

Intermediate 1b is the second course in a two-course Intermediate I series that is designed for students who have an established high Pre-Intermediate knowledge of Italian. Our goal during this 10-week online course is to build a student’s knowledge to be able to confidently express future intentions, describe events in the past, present, and future, and make comparisons. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Mar. 5, 12

Time: Saturday from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Available Spaces: 2

07 Adult Intermediate 2b - Review and Conversation - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 10, 2022

This class is SOLD-OUT

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 10-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.

Class Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 - Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Mar.  7, 14

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

Available Spaces: 0

08 Adult Advanced 5b - Online

Price: $270.00

Start Date: January 11, 2022

This Class is SOLD-OUT

Adult Advanced 5b  While continuing to study complex Italian structures and idiomatic constructions, students will be putting their knowledge to practice through conversations, discussions, and role-playing.  This approach will increase their vocabulary, and provide a deeper knowledge of the Italian language and culture. Various current topics from newspapers, magazines, and other media will be presented to spark the conversation. Your teacher is Lorena.

Class Dates: Jan. 11, 18, 25 - Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 - Mar. 1, 8, 15

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

Available Spaces: 0

09 Italian Phonetics and Accent Reduction - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: January 8, 2022

This Class is SOLD-OUT

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: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 - Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Mar. 5, 12

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

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

10a B1 Path to Citizenship Exam for Beginners - Online

Price: $1026.00

Start Date: February 23, 2022

This 38-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 2022 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:  Feb. 23 - Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Apr. 6, (No class Apr. 13), 20, 27 - May 4, 11, 18, 25 - June 1, 8, 15,  22, 29 - July (No class Jul.  6), 13, 20, 27 - Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Oct.  5, 12, 19, 26 - Nov. 2, 9, 16 (No class Nov. 23), 30

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

Available Spaces: 5

11 B1 Path to Citizenship for Intermediate - Online

Price: $162.00

Start Date: January 12, 2022

As of 4 December 2018, an adequate knowledge of the Italian language, at least at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (Council of Europe 2001), is required when applying for Italian citizenship (marriage and residency). This course focuses on teaching the necessary skills to pass the CILS B1 Citizenship test. Previous knowledge of Italian is necessary to attend this course. Please, contact us to request an assessment test before enrolling. The next test date will be on February 17, 2022. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Please note: It is the student's responsibility to register for the exam at a testing center near them.

Class Dates: Jan. 12, 19, 26 - Feb, 2, 9, 16

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

Available Spaces: 6

12 Italian for Travelers - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: February 5, 2022

Italian for Travelers will prepare you to use conversational Italian effectively in common travel situations such as meeting people, finding accommodation, traveling, and eating out. This 10-week course involves learning a clearly-defined set of key expressions (e.g. ‘at a restaurant’) and practicing with the class in a fun, real-life travel situations as if you were really there in Italy. Italian for Travelers focuses on developing speaking and listening skills. There is little emphasis on reading or writing skills. The Italian used is contemporary and colloquial. Your teacher is Caterina.

Class Dates: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Apr. 2, 9

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

Available Spaces: 5

13 Cheers and Chat - Beginning/Elementary Conversation - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: January 13, 2022

In this fun 10-week course designed for Beginning and Elementary 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. This is a unique opportunity to double your opportunities to speak Italian while taking our regular Italian courses and to put into practice what you are learning. Bring your drink to class!

Dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27 - Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 - Mar. 3, 10, 17

Time: Thursdays  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 2

14 Lunch and Chat - Intermediate Conversation - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: January 13, 2022

In this fun 10-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: Jan. 13, 20, 27 - Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 - Mar. 3, 10, 17

Time: Thursdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 5

15 Coffee and Chat - Advanced Conversation - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: January 14, 2022

In this fun 10-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: Jan. 14, 21, 28 - Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Mar. 4, 11, 18

Time: Fridays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 6

16 Fix Your Grammar Mistakes - Review & Conversation - Online - NEW CLASS!

Price: $200.00

Start Date: January 11, 2022

Throughout this 10-week course, High Beginners to Pre-Intermediate students will focus on those grammatical aspects that often create problems in order to solve them once and for all. By discussing it with their peers and the instructor, these doubts will no longer be a menace. This step is thought to smoothly move forward with the acquisition of Italian. Your teacher is Francesca R.

Dates: Jan. 11, 18, 25 - Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 - Mar. 1, 8, 15

Time: Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 7

17 Creative Writing in Italian - Online - NEW CLASS!

Price: $200.00

Start Date: January 10, 2022

In this 10-weeks course, Hight Intermediate to Advanced students will have the opportunity to work on their writing skills and creativity. Writing exercises, role plays, peers’ corrections, and much more will be amazing tools to keep learning Italian in an entertaining and productive way. Your teacher is Francesca.

Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 - Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Mar.  7, 14

Time: Mondays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 6