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 the 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 that will be covered

Schedule

Monday evening, Oct 3 to Dec 12, 2022
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

220$ (+5%GST) Early Bird Rate available until Sept 16th

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled by the school administration 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.

Intermediate 3 (Online) – Thursday evenings

Our Intermediate 3 course will focus on expanding fundamental notions and presentation of elaborate structures, present, past and imperative tenses, and different modes. You will enhance your ability to comprehend, interact and express yourself in common personal and social contexts. Enriched opportunities to explore Italian culture and develop intercultural skills. Aligned with CEFR level A2 objectives.

Completion of the Intermediate 1 course is recommended.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to expand their vocabulary and develop the complexity of their sentences in everyday situations, like learning how to express surprise, ask for the duration and cost of a trip, talk about their holidays, learn to interact on social media in Italian
describe food and taste
  • Focus on speaking correctly and distinguishing between regular and irregular past, present and imperative tenses, pronouns, and verbs pronominal
  • Deepen understanding of the nuances of Italian, including correct registers of language to use in various situations.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 2 – The course consists of Chapters 8, 9, 10

Schedule

Thursday evening, OCTOBER 6 to DECEMBER 15, 2022
5:00 pm-7:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom

Tickets

220$ (+5% GST) Early Bird Rate available until Sept 16th

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled by the school administration 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.

Intermediate Plus (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Our Intermediate Plus course is great to build knowledge and strengthen your skills. Whether you’re buying a holiday home in Italy or taking a road trip along the Amalfi Coast, this course will equip you with helpful vocabulary for everyday conversation. You will continue to build on previously acquired competencies in A1 and you will be introduced to more complex language structures used to communicate in a variety of situations by using different tenses and modes. Aligned with CEFR level A2 objectives.

Completion of Beginner 3 and Conversation 1 Courses is recommended. Or if you can have simple intermediate-level conversations on familiar topics, this level is ideal.

What you will learn

  • Students will understand and ask for information about how to shop for clothes, describe someone’s physical appearance or personality, express wishes, and desires, and talk about childhood memories. Furthermore, you will make comparisons, you will argue in favor or against something, and you will be able to provide advice
  • You will focus on the imperfetto tense, so you can talk about the past and how this differs from passato prossimo, which we will also revise.
  • Italian culture from newspaper articles extracts from novels, films, and audio clips are also used to add authenticity and context to your learning.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 2 – The course consists of Chapters 1,2,3,4

Schedule

Wednesday evening, Oct 5 to Dec 14th, 2022
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom

Courses

220$ (+ gst) Early Bird Rate available until Sept 16th

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled by the school administration 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.

Beginner 1 (In-Person) – Saturday morning

Beginner 1 is an introductory course that teaches the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in the context of major themes in Italian culture. It is designed for those with little or no previous knowledge of the Italian language.
This course is being delivered virtually with live instruction and interaction.
If you already have a basic understanding of the language, consider Italian for Beginners II.

What you will learn

  • How to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as introducing yourself, talking about daily activities, describing what you do for work, writing and reading simple texts, such as an e-mail, talking about the things you like dislike, ordering a meal, and telling time
  • Basic grammar structures such as articles and nouns, adjectives, and present tenses of regular and irregular verbs
  • Italian culture, including daily life, film, cuisine, and vacationing

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso – The course consists of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4

Schedule

Saturday morning, OCTOBER 8 to DECEMBER 17, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown school 

Courses

279$ (+ GST) Early Bird Rate available until Sept 16th

305 (+ GST) after Sept 16th

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled by the school administration 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.

Congratulations to D’oro Gelato and Caffé winner of the 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival Vintner’s Brunch Pairing Completion

We are proud to announce that D’Oro Gelato and Caffé  and Mondo del Vino received the first prize at the 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival Vintner’s Brunch Pairing Completion!

dorogprizeThe victorious pairing was : BC Carrot and Citrus Sorbetto atop almond sponge cake – plated with a citrus liquid gel, almond pralines, chocolate cream, saffron and honey caviar pearls, micro green licorice mint, candied carrot and edible gold flakes.

Truly “of Gold”.

Congratulations!!dorogwinners