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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.

01a Adult Beginning 1A - Online (Tuesday - Daytime)

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 13, 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. 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 10-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 Nadia.

Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27 - Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15

Time: Tuesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 5

01b Adult Beginning 1A - Online (Wednesday - Nighttime)

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 14, 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. 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 10-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.

THIS CLASS IS SOLD-OUT.

Class Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28 - Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Nov. 2, 9, 16

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

Available Spaces: 0

01e Adult Beginning American English for Italian Speakers - Online - NEW COURSE

Price: $270.00

Start Date: September 24, 2022

Beginning American English for Italian Speakers is a 9-week, beginner's class, taught by a native speaker teacher, for students with little to no prior knowledge of English. The course will prepare you to use simple English that will facilitate your everyday needs for the language, whether it's meeting someone new, going out to a restaurant, or navigating a new city. This course focuses on speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing competencies integrating various essential grammar aspects for a full-rounded comprehension of the use of the English language. Your teacher is Elizabeth.

Inglese americano per italiani è un corso di 9 settimane per studenti principianti con poca o nessuna conoscenza della lingua inglese. Il corso  prepara ad usare un inglese semplice per facilitare le esigenze quotidiane, sia che si tratti di conoscere qualcuno, andare al ristorante o avventurarsi in una nuova città. Questo corso si concentra sulle competenze di conversazione, comprensione, lettura e scrittura integrando vari aspetti grammaticali essenziali per una comprensione completa dell'uso della lingua inglese. La tua insegnante è Elizabeth.

Class Dates: Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19

Time: Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:30 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 8

02a Adult Beginning 2A - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 14, 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 Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28 - Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Nov. 2, 9, 16

Time: Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 4

02b Adult Beginning 2A - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 17, 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: Sept. 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19

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

Available Spaces: 1

02c Adult Beginning 2 - Italiano para Hispanohablantes

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 14, 2022

Adultos Principiantes 2 - En este curso de 10 semanas, mejorarás  tus capacidades para hacer descripciones sencillas y detalladas, refiriéndote a tí mismo o a otras personas, sobre tu personal, tu trabajo, actividad diaria, gustos, etc. Sabrás exponer de forma más afianzada hechos acaecidos (tiempos pasados) y solicitar informaciones de distinta naturaleza. Además, podrás formular suposiciones y previsiones (tiempo futuro y tiempo condicional), hacer comparaciones y expresar tu opinión (tiempo subjuntivo). 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 Manuela.

Adults Beginners 2In this 10-week course you will improve your abilities to describe in detail yourself and other people, your work, daily activities, preferences, etc. You will learn in a more consolidated way to talk about events that occurred in the past  (past tenses ) and make specific requests. In addition, you will be able to formulate hypotheses and forecasts (future tense and conditional tense), make comparisons, and express your opinion (subjunctive tense). Italian for Spanish Speakers is founded on the methodology of Intercommunication, which uses the commonalities between the two romance languages as “bridges” to advance the learning of Italian at a fast pace. Your teacher is Manuela.

Class Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28 - Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Nov. 2, 9, 16

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

Available Spaces: 4

03 Adult Pre-Intermediate 1A - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 12, 2022

Pre-Intermediate 1A 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 2B. During this 10-week course, students will learn the passato prossimo, how to use direct pronouns, possessive adjectives, and reflexive verb tenses.  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 Antonella.

Class Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26 - Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Nov. 7, 14

Time: Mondays 06:00 pm - 7:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 4

04 Adult Pre-Intermediate 1B - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 12, 2022

Adult Pre-Intermediate 1B is the second course in a two-part Pre-Intermediate 1 series that is designed for students who have an established high beginning/pre-intermediate knowledge of Italian. Our goal during this 10-week online course is to continue to build new vocabulary regarding “shopping” “a changing world” and “technology”. Students will learn the future tense, the direct and indirect objects pronouns position, the verb piacere, the imperfetto tense, and its differences with the passato prossimo tense. At the end of the course, we hope to build students' knowledge to be able to confidently speak about events that happened during their younger days, recalling events of the past and expressing their opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of technology. Your teacher is Nadia.

THIS CLASS IS SOLD-OUT

Class Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26 - Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Nov. 7, 14

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

Available Spaces: 0

06 Adult Intermediate 1B - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 13, 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.

Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27 - Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15

Time: Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 4

07 Adult Intermediate 2B - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 17, 2022

Adult Intermediate 2B is designed for students who have an established high intermediate knowledge of Italian. The course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Intermediate 2A. Throughout this 10-week course held live in a virtual classroom, students build on vocabulary and will learn to use the imperativo and volerci along with other grammatical structures. 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 the food. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19

Time: Saturdays 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 2

08 Adult Advanced 1B - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 12, 2022

Advanced 1B is the second course in a two-course Advanced I series designed for students who have an established high intermediate knowledge of Italian. During this 10-week course, students will learn to express a hypothesis and explore agreement between time frame and verb family while building a student’s vocabulary to be able to confidently make analogies and express an opinion in support or against a topic of conversation. This course will include a cultural component that explores Italian cinema, music, and art.  Your teacher is Lorena.

Class Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26 - Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Nov. 7, 14

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

Available Spaces: 1

09 Adult Advanced 6B - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: September 13, 2022

Adult Advanced 6B - 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: Sept. 13, 20, 27 - Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15

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

Available Spaces: 1

10 Italian Phonetics and Accent Reduction - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: September 17, 2022

Learn to sound like an Italian! This 10-week course focuses on mastering the correct pronunciation of consonants and vowels, difficult and unfamiliar sounds, accents, intonation, and more! Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: Sept. 17, 24 - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Nov. 5, 12, 19

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

Available Spaces: 4

12 Lunch and Chat - Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate Conversation - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: September 15, 2022

In this fun 10-week course designed for Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate level students, the focus will be on getting students to speak 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!

THIS CLASS IS SOLD-OUT.

Class Dates: Sept. 15, 22, 29 - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17

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

Available Spaces: 0

13 Italia da Scoprire - Advanced Conversation - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: September 12, 2022

Discover Italy's less known natural beauties and architectural sites with this course designed for advanced-level students. Through articles and short videos used to spark conversations and discussions, this class will focus on speaking, comprehension, and reading skills. In this fun 10-week course, the focus will be on getting students to speak Italian as much as possible and help them build a stronger, more complex vocabulary. Your teacher, Valeria will also pay close attention to the students speaking, comprehension, and reading skills and will review grammar structures when necessary.

Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26 - Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Nov. 7, 14

Time: Mondays 11 am - 12 pm PST

Available Spaces: 4

14 CINEMA ITALIANO - Le Fate Ignoranti - Intermediate - Online

Price: $200.00

Start Date: September 13, 2022

During this Intermediate level conversation course, students will immerse themselves in the Italian culture through a movie its characters, and its story, while learning new vocabulary and expressions used in real-life situations. Thanks to the realistic scenarios that simulate real life, students will improve conversational and grammar skills and create new visual and auditory memories that will last a lifetime. The movie of this Session is LE FATE IGNORATI (The Ignorant Angels) a popular movie and TV series currently aired on HULU both dubbed in English and in Italian with English subtitles. Learning Italian has never been so fun and engaging! Your teacher is Consuelo.

Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27 - Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15

Time: Tuesday  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 5

15 Italian Art and Architecture - In English - NEW COURSE

Price: $120.00

Start Date: October 25, 2022

Join Ylenia, our art expert, in this 6-week course, and immerse yourself in an art virtual journey among the most iconic Italian landmarks! Learn about the magnificent art and architectural styles that tourists love to see in the "Bel Paese" and experience them in a completely different way, enlightened by your new knowledge. If you are planning a trip to Italy in the future, this course is a MUST!

This course is in English with some Italian.

Class Dates: Oct. 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 - Dec. 6 - No class Nov. 22

Time: Tuesdays 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm (PST)

Available Spaces: 6

16 B1 Path to Citizenship Exam for Beginners - Cont. - Online

Price: $360.00

Start Date: February 23, 2022

This 38-week course, which started in Feb. 2022, 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.  Your teacher is Ylenia. Please note: It is the student's responsibility to register for the exam at a testing center near them. 

It's not too late to join the last half of this ONGOING course if you already have some knowledge of Italian and need to review some Italian grammar before taking our Test Preparation Only Courses. Please, contact lbignamini@fondazione-italia.org to see if this class is right for you.

Class Dates:  Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Oct.  5, 12, 19, 26 - Nov. 2, 9, 16 (No class Nov. 23), 30

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

Available Spaces: 4

17 B1 Path to Citizenship Exam for Beginners - Online

Price: $1200.00

Start Date: September 15, 2022

This 30-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 intensive course, students will not only learn Italian but will learn specific skills that will help them pass the B1 Citizenship exam. No previous knowledge of Italian is necessary to attend this course. Your teacher is Antonella.

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. 15, 22, 29 - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 - Dec. 1, 8, 15 - Jan. 12, 19, 26 - Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Apr. 13, 20, 27 - May 4, 11 - No Classes: Nov. 24, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 5 and  April 6th

Time: Thursdays 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (PST) 2 hours

Available Spaces: 3

18 B1 Citizenship Exam Preparation Only - Intermediate - Online

Price: $300.00

Start Date: October 4, 2022

This 10-week course focuses on teaching the necessary skills to pass the CILS B1 Citizenship test through mock tests, mock interviews, Q&A dialogues, listening and comprehension activities, and quizzes to get the students ready for the test. An established intermediate level of proficiency in Italian is necessary to attend this course. Please contact us to request an assessment test. The next B1 CILS Citizenship exam is scheduled to take place on December 15, 2022, at the Italian Institute of Culture - Los Angeles. Please note: It is the student's responsibility to register for the exam at a testing center near them. If you have a beginning to pre-intermediate level of Italian proficiency, please contact us regarding a course that can prepare you for the 2023 B1 CILS Citizenship exams. Your teacher is Sylvia.

Class Dates: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29  - Dec. 6, 13

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

Available Spaces: 5