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

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Thursday evening, October 5 TO December 14, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Course Fee

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until September 30th

260$ (+ GST) after September 30th

 

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.

Chiacchiere & Caffé (Online) – Wednesdays

Join our Virtual gathering to practice your Italian conversation skills with Sara, and a group of fellow learners. This is not a course, this is a coffee meeting, a small friendly group in a relaxed environment where to talk about different topics and what you are interested in. The main emphasis will be on conversation and group discussions with the extensive use of authentic materials. The sessions will be customized to the needs and interests of the learners with immediate feedback, documentation, and suggestions for continued practice.

This course is designed for high intermediate and advanced speakers who want to improve their fluency.

What you will learn

  • You will expand your vocabulary.
  • It will improve your ability to communicate effectively in Italian.
  • You will improve your fluency and your language skills by talking about the latest news from Italy: events, music, film, exhibition, and art.

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Wednesday evening October 4 to December 6, 2023
5:00 pm-6:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet ONCE a week ONLINE on Zoom.

Tickets

120$ (+5%GST) Early Bird Rate available until September 15th

140$ (+ 5%GST) after September 15th

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.

Advanced 1 (Online) – Tuesday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

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 the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Schedule

Wednesday evening, October 3 to December 12, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until September 15th

260$ (+ GST) after September 15th

 

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.

Advanced 2 (Online) – Monday evenings

Advanced 2 will help you to perfect your skills in Italian (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), and by the end of this course, you will be able to express opinions and hypotheses, and sustain an argument using a variety of registers. You will also expand your vocabulary to include topics beyond everyday conversation. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

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 the Intermediate 3 course, Advanced 1, or those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • You will improve your command of topic-related vocabulary
  • You will be able to communicate with a high degree of accuracy, state opinions, and express feelings, make comparisons, convince and dissuade people
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, passive form, second conditional, particular comparatives, future in the past, etc

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 5,6 and 7.

Schedule

Monday evenings, October 2 to December 11, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until September 30th

260$ (+ GST) after September 30th

 

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.

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

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Thursday evening, JULY 13TH TO SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Course Fee

Early Bird Rate 230$ (+5%GST) – available until June 30th

250$ (+ GST) after June 30th

 

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.

Advanced 1 (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

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 the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Schedule

Wednesday evening, JULY 12TH to SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 230$ (+5%GST) – available until June 30th

250$ (+ GST) after June 30th

 

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.

Chiacchiere & Caffé (Online) – Wednesday Evenings

Join our Virtual gathering to practice your Italian conversation skills with Sara, and a group of fellow learners. This is not a course, this is a coffee meeting, a small friendly group in a relaxed environment where to talk about different topics and what you are interested in. The main emphasis will be on conversation and group discussions with the extensive use of authentic materials. The sessions will be customized to the needs and interests of the learners with immediate feedback, documentation, and suggestions for continued practice.

This course is designed for high intermediate and advanced speakers who want to improve their fluency.

What you will learn

  • You will expand your vocabulary.
  • It will improve your ability to communicate effectively in Italian.
  • You will improve your fluency and your language skills by talking about the latest news from Italy: events, music, film, exhibition, and art.

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Wednesday evening JULY 12TH to SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2023
5:00 pm-6:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet ONCE a week ONLINE on Zoom.

Tickets

120$ (+5%GST) Early Bird Rate available until June 30th

140$ (+ 5%GST) after June 30th

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.

Advanced 3 (Online) – Tuesday 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

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 8,9 and 10 that will be covered.

Schedule

Thursday evening, JULY 11TH to SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Course fee

Early Bird Rate 230$ (+5%GST) – available until June 30th

250$ (+5%GST) after June 30th

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.

Advanced 2 (Online) – Monday evenings

Advanced 2 will help you to perfect your skills in Italian (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), and by the end of this course, you will be able to express opinions and hypotheses, and sustain an argument using a variety of registers. You will also expand your vocabulary to include topics beyond everyday conversation. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

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 the Intermediate 3 course, Advanced 1, or those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • You will improve your command of topic-related vocabulary
  • You will be able to communicate with a high degree of accuracy, state opinions, and express feelings, make comparisons, convince and dissuade people
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, passive form, second conditional, particular comparatives, future in the past, etc

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 5,6 and 7.

Schedule

Monday evening, JULY 10TH to SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 230$ (+5%GST) – available until June 30th

250$ (+ GST) after June 30th

 

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.

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

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 8,9 and 10 that will be covered.

Schedule

Thursday evening, JANUARY 12 to MARCH 23, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Course fee

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until December 17th

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.