Conversation 2 online – Saturday mornings
Conversation 2 is for intermediate learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations through conversational practice.
Teachers will bring new topics to discuss every week and will prompt the conversation in different ways such as questions, requests for opinions, and brief exercises. 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 in order to improve learners’ accuracy and confidence while speaking.
What you will learn
- Students will strengthen and refine oral fluency through guided conversations and presentations in Italian.
- Students will enrich their vocabulary and verbal expressiveness in a way that will benefit both general conversation and discussion of specific topics
- students will enhance familiarity with various current issues relating to Italy through different sources (short readings, websites, videos, music, etc.)
Completion of the Intermediate 3 Course is recommended.
Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.
No textbook is required
Saturday morning, JANUARY 14 to MARCH 25, 2023
10:00 am-12:00 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 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.
I grew up in Italy where I reached the rank of captain of the Air Force and as a lawyer obtained a doctorate in Commercial and Business Law at the Universitá degli Studi La Sapienza di Roma. I recently moved to Vancouver with my family. I am a lover of Italian cuisine, especially Sicilian, and a fan of “calcio”, but also of other sports. I spent my childhood and adolescence in my wonderful Sicily, specifically in Catania. Teaching is part of my DNA. Currently I am a University Professor and Associate Researcher of Law. I was an Italian instructor several universities and Italian associations, for instance at the Dante Alighieri Society, chapter Cali Colombia where I lived for several years. I’m a certified examinator for language exams. Teaching Italian is above all a way to promote Italian culture and “l’Italianitá.”