Conversation 1 (In-Person) – Wednesday evenings
Conversation 1 is the best way to improve oral fluency through conversational practice.
Teachers will bring new topics to discuss every week and will prompt the conversation in different ways such as a selection of guided conversations in Italian, questions, and brief exercises relating to contemporary Italy, taken from different sources (short readings, websites, videos, music, etc.) that will help you to gain more self-confidence.
Spoken accuracy and fluency are the focus of this course, but the teacher will signal and correct the main grammar mistakes too and will be at the student’s disposal in case there is a need to clarify some concepts to improve learners’ accuracy while speaking.
Completion of the Beginner 3 Course is recommended.
What you will learn
- Students will expand their vocabulary in a way that will benefit both general conversation and discussion of specific topics
- Students will familiarize themselves with a variety of current issues relating to Italy
- Students will develop their communicative skills in Italian through discussion of several topics, ranging from social and political issues to media, pop culture, films, music, fashion, food, and sports
Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.
No textbook is required
Wednesday evening, APRIL 12TH to JUNE 21ST, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown school
Early Bird Rate 279$ (+5%GST) – available until March 30th
310$ (+ GST) after March 30th
Please note that the school administration may cancel courses 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
Stefano Dal Farra
Born and raised in a small town in the North-East of Italy, Stefano studied Cultural and Linguistic Mediation at the University of Udine and obtained a master’s degree in project management and European Studies as part of the Erasmus Mundus Program. He worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Ottawa and as an Italian teacher for foreigners, immigrants, asylum seekers and Erasmus+ volunteers in Italy for more than 2 years. His passion for travelling and exploring the world, made him interested in learning new languages and discovering new cultures, as well as sharing and conveying his mother tongue and culture to other people. Thanks to his experience in the Erasmus+ Program for non-profit associations in more than 25 projects as project coordinator, content manager, youth trainer and group facilitator for intercultural groups, he masters good expertise on content creating, teaching, team building, group dynamics, soft skills, communication and intercultural dialogue.