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Advanced Plus (Online) – Thursday evenings

Advanced PLUS will help you to further improve your vocabulary (whether it is technical terminology, colloquial expressions, or different styles of Italian) and grammar (complex sentences). You will work on extracts from TV shows, commercials, and films in standard Italian. We will analyze literary texts by contemporary authors.

This course is for students who have completed Advanced 2 or 3 course, or for those who have advanced experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses, are able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex structures.

What you will learn

  • You will acquire the ability to understand speeches of various lengths and follow even complex arguments and to achieve a degree of fluency and spontaneity to interact with native speakers
  • You will acquire the ability to produce clear, detailed descriptions of a wide range of cultural topics and current events of interest to them.
  • You will learn and assimilate figurative, metaphorical, and idiomatic expressions of the Italian language, words with double meaning, the use of the subjunctive through conversation, the use of complex prepositions, and grammar structure


Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.
No textbook is required.


Thursday evenings, FROM July 11 TO  September 12, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Course Fee

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until June 16

260$ (+ GST) – available FROM June 17


Course Cancellations

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.

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Jul 25 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Online Class


  • Anna Lanzani
    Anna Lanzani

    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
    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.

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