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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.

Summer Classes Now Open for Enrollment!

01 DOPPIO ESPRESSO! Adult - Beginning 1a+1b - Online

Price: $435.00

Start Date: July 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 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: July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 - Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

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

Available Spaces: 4

02 EVERYDAY ITALIAN - No Grammar! - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 9, 2022

Everyday Italian – No Grammar! is designed for students with zero to a low beginning knowledge of Italian. The course will prepare you to use simple, conversational Italian effectively in common informal situations such as meeting people, dining out, and shopping. Each session involves learning a clearly defined set of key expressions and vocabulary. This course focuses on developing speaking and listening skills. Only minimal attention is paid to basic grammar and little emphasis on reading and writing skills. The Italian used is contemporary and colloquial. Your teacher is Caterina.

Class Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30 - Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Available Spaces: 5

03 FACCIAMO 2 CHIACCHIERE – Let’s Have a Chat! - Beginners 2- Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 9, 2022

Facciamo due Chiacchiere! Let’s talk about anything under the sun: Hobbies, ideas, interests, and food to name a few! We will get to know one another through games, activities, and a whole lot more! This 8-week class is for Beginners 2 who want to use their basic skills to practice speaking and interacting with others in Italian in everyday and unique settings. Students are also welcome to suggest topics they would like to discuss. Come join the conversation! Your teacher is Sylvia.

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30 - Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: Saturday 9:30 am - 10:30 am (PST)

Available Spaces: 0

04 PIAZZA ITALIA 1 - High Beginner/Pre-Intermediate - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 5, 2022

This class is SOLD OUT

Piazza Italia 1 for High Beginners/Pre-Intermediate students, is a brand-new summer course that offers students a practical and fun approach to learning Italian and improving their skills. Every lesson is centered on a topic connected with Italy and its culture introduced through various activities, like tests, anagrams, games, and short conversations to spark students’ interest and participation. Authentic materials from Italian newspapers, websites, blogs, etc. will help to improve the vocabulary, sharpen reading-comprehension skills, and offer cues for a quick grammar review and practice exercises. Throughout the class, there will be numerous opportunities for chats and discussions. This is the perfect summer course, where students will feel like they are in a real Italian Piazza having a conversation with friends… bring your own drink of choice! Your teacher is Ylenia.

THIS CLASS IS SOLD-OUT!

Dates: July 5, 12, 19, 26 - Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

05 PIAZZA ITALIA 2 - Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 9, 2022

Piazza Italia 2 for Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate level students, is a brand-new summer course that offers students a practical and fun approach to learning Italian and improving their skills. Every lesson is centered on a topic connected with Italy and its culture introduced through various activities, like tests, anagrams, games, and short conversations to spark students’ interest and participation. Authentic materials from Italian newspapers, websites, blogs, etc. will help to improve the vocabulary, sharpen reading-comprehension skills, and offer cues for a quick grammar review and practice exercises. Throughout the class, there will be numerous opportunities for chats and discussions. This is the perfect summer course, where students will feel like they are in a real Italian Piazza having a conversation with friends… bring your own drink of choice! Your teacher is Ylenia.

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30 - Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Available Spaces: 2

06 ITALIANO CON LE CANZONI - High Beginner/Pre-Intermediate - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 6, 2022

This class is SOLD OUT

Join Silvia in this course designed to enrich students’ vocabulary with famous Italian songs and to improve the students’ language skills while having fun. Each class presents a song, its singer, and related fun facts. Through a wide variety of class activities, games (and a tiny bit of grammar) students will have various opportunities to work on their comprehension and conversation skills.

Class Dates: July 6, 13, 20  - Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - No Class July 27

Time: Wednesday  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

07 ITALIANO IN CUCINA - Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 5, 2022

This class is SOLD OUT

Italiano in Cucina is a conversation course designed for Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate students that promises to ‘spice-up’ your engagement and interest as lessons are centered around guided conversations on Italian food and cooking. Each week students will be introduced to a typical Italian recipe, its history, and vocabulary through dialogues, stories, and various activities geared towards learning Italian in a fun and frustration-free way! Students will also learn fun facts, idiomatic expressions, and proverbs related to food and cooking that will make them sound like a real Italian. Your teacher is Ylenia.

Class Dates: July 5, 12, 19, 26 - Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: Tuesday  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Available Spaces: 0

08 NEWSROOM & TALKSHOW - Advanced - Online

Price: $220.00

Start Date: July 11, 2022

This class is SOLD OUT

If you want to take your Italian to the next level, join Lorena in this highly entertaining class. Every week we’ll read titles and brief news taken directly from Italian newspapers and then we will discuss them in a ‘Talk Show’ format, where a host will come up with questions related to the news just read and the ‘guests’ will answer and elaborate their opinions on the matter. Unleash the TV personality in you… in Italian! No grammar (well, just a little)!!!

Dates: July 11, 18, 25 - Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: Monday from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Available Spaces: 0

09 NON SOLO STORIE: Bookclub and Talkshow - High Advanced - Online

Price: $216.00

Start Date: July 12, 2022

This course for High-Advanced students will explore short stories from various Italian writers who made an impact in Italian contemporary literature. Every week in class, students examine a story, previously read on their own, and review its vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Then, a series of questions on the story's topic, prepared by the teacher and the students, open the 'literary talkshow' segment of the class and ensure lively discussions and conversations. Quizzes, games, and fun exercises are used to review advanced grammar and build vocabulary. This class is not for the faint of heart! Bring a glass of wine, you will need it!  Your teacher is Lorena.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26 - Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: Tuesday  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Available Spaces: 4

10 Italian Phonetics and Accent Reduction - Online

Price: $120.00

Start Date: July 9, 2022

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: July 9, 16, 23, 30 - Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Available Spaces: 3

11 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 December 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: 4