Advanced 3 (Online) – Thursday evenings
Advanced 3 will help you to gain more fluency and confidence and to perfect your skills in Italian (speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In addition, the course will focus on developing a deeper understanding of Italian culture and society using authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films).
Once completing Advanced 1, 2, and 3 you’ll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex and linguistically accurate structures and a greater range of vocabulary.
This course is for students who have completed Advanced 2 or those who have an advanced experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.
What you will learn
- You will be able to discuss future events and make assumptions, and models of speculations, give advice, express probability
- You will improve your command of topic-related vocabulary
- You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as gerund – present and past, third conditional, subjunctive in various tenses, particular verbs, and adverbs
Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 8,9 and 10 that will be covered.
Thursday evening, JANUARY 12 to MARCH 23, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.
Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until December 17th
Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.
Anna is an international business consultant with extensive economic training. She graduated in 2001 cum laude in International Economics in Pavia and in Management International in Strasbourg (EM), she obtained a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing in London (2007) and an MBA in Buenos Aires ( 2016). Beside working 20 years as marketing executive and consultant in leading companies and in the promotion of Made in Italy in Europe, Asia and South America, Anna always cultivated her passion for italian culture, language and cuisine and is a certified language trainer (CEDILS -Ca’ Foscari) with more than 850 hours of university -level teaching experience. Her teaching mixes different approaches, integrating CLIL and TPR.
Sonia Dal Torto
I was born in the small region of Molise and then moved to the north of Italy (Emilia-Romagna) at the age of 19. There I obtained my Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Protection of Human Rights. I discovered the passion for teaching while working as Assistant Grant Writer in an NGO in Greece. There I started to teach Italian to young refugees and to hold seminars about human rights in high schools and other non-formal educational settings. Once back in Italy, I continued to teach Italian to migrants and I started to study at Università per Stranieri di Siena.
Furthermore, as a Grant Writer, I had the chance to promote inclusion and diversity in the education system, thanks to proposals I made in the areas of Youth and Children, Disabled people, Education and Social Services. I proposed strategies for parents, teachers and community workers to confront educational poverty in disadvantaged backgrounds, introducing intercultural teaching practices with the help of cultural-linguistic mediators.
To me teaching holds so many invaluable meanings: it is turning into success the potential that every student has; it is understanding our communities to build better ones; it is a life-learning process thanks to the engagement with students from different backgrounds; it is falling in love every time with the Italian culture.