Conversation 1 online – 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

 

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!

Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.

No textbook is required 

Wednesday evening, JANUARY 11 to MARCH 22, 2022
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 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 1 (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, JANUARY 11 to MARCH 22, 2022
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom

Courses 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.

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.

Corst test

L’italiano: Proverbi e Modi di dire is for high intermediate and advanced learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations through conversational practice. Proverbs are a staple of communication and they can enter nearly any Italian conversation and add dimension to your traveling adventure! For every situation, occasion or feeling, there’s an Italian proverb seemingly designed to cover the exact issue.
Upgrade your Italian and speak like a native Italian!

Completion of Intermediate 3 Course is recommended.

What you will learn

  • Students will strengthen, refine oral fluency through guided conversations
  • Students will be able to add dimension to numerous circumstances, occasions or feeling
  • Students will enrich their vocabulary and verbal expressiveness in a way that will benefit both general conversation and discussion of specific topics
  • Students will understand idioms, proverbs and increase their confidence and their spoken fluency

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Monday evening, May 30 to June 20, 2022
6:00 pm-7:00 pm PST
4 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Courses

70$ (+5%GST)

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.

L’italiano: Proverbi e Modi di Dire (Online) – Monday evenings

L’italiano: Proverbi e Modi di dire is for high intermediate and advanced learners of Italian and is intended to improve your Italian speaking skills in everyday situations through conversational practice. Proverbs are a staple of communication and they can enter nearly any Italian conversation and add dimension to your traveling adventure! For every situation, occasion or feeling, there’s an Italian proverb seemingly designed to cover the exact issue.
Upgrade your Italian and speak like a native Italian!

Completion of Intermediate 3 Course is recommended.

What you will learn

  • Students will strengthen, refine oral fluency through guided conversations
  • Students will be able to add dimension to numerous circumstances, occasions or feeling
  • Students will enrich their vocabulary and verbal expressiveness in a way that will benefit both general conversation and discussion of specific topics
  • Students will understand idioms, proverbs and increase their confidence and their spoken fluency

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Monday evening, May 30 to June 20, 2022
6:00 pm-7:00 pm PST
4 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

70$ (+5%GST)

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.

Chiacchiere & Caffé (Online) – Mondays

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

Monday lunchtime. JANUARY 9TH to MARCH 13, 2023
12:00 pm-1:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet ONCE a week ONLINE on Zoom.

Tickets

120$ (+5%GST)

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.

Ciao, travelers! (Online) – Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

Learn Italian for Beginners & Travelers – Enjoy Your Trip!
This course is designed for people who want to get the most out of their trip to Italy and students who want to start communicating with their family or friends. There are typical and most common scenarios that a beginner student or traveler will encounter on their trip to Italy. This course is designed to arm the student with knowledge that will be most relevant for their trip.

This course is designed for people with zero or little Italian and future travelers.

What you will learn

  • You will start learning the basics of the Italian language.
  • You will learn the vocabulary and phrases needed from a traveler’s point-of-view
  • You will learn some travel tips such as where to stay, getting around, etc. that will help make your trip to Italy more enjoyable.
  • Feel more confident about visiting Italy.

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. June 30 to June 21, 2022
1:00 pm-3:00 pm PST
7 weeks – Classes meet TWICE a week ONLINE on Zoom.

Tickets

160$ (+5%GST)

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.

Grammar With A Twist (Online) – Friday noons

Grammar is tricky and can be an inconsistent thing. Being the backbone of speech and writing, it should, we think, be eminently logical, and make perfect sense, as the human skeleton. But, of course, the skeleton is arbitrary, too. So grammar is.
And what about words that look similar between the two languages but mean a different thing! These words are the wolves in sheep’s clothing of language learning. The false friends!
If you’re struggling with prepositions, false friends, or verbs…this course is for you! You will also have the chance to ask the questions you were always afraid to ask!

Completion of the intermediate 1 (at least) Course is recommended

What you will learn

  • Italian culture, including daily life, film, cuisine, and vacationing.
  • You will master your pronunciation Students will understand better some aspects of the Italian grammar such as prepositions, verbs, phrasal verbs, false friends

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Friday, June 3 to June 24, 2022
12:00 pm-1:00 pm PST
4 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

45$ (+5%GST)

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.

Learn Italian Through Music (Online) – Thursday evenings

Music is one of the greatest tools for learning Italian. Discover how sound and lyrics can work in unison to open the world of this musical language. While enjoying the music on its own, it will also act as a fun and helpful instrument to go from a complete novice to an accomplished conversationalist. taking you on a journey to places real and emotional will help you improve your language skills in a fun way.

We offer 6 classes tailored specifically for the needs of intermediate students and music lovers. Let’s learn together as we allow Italian melodies to lift our hearts and minds through lyrical travels.

Completion of the intermediate 1 (at least) Course is recommended.

What you will learn

  • You will expand your vocabulary. Hearing and translating the repetitive refrains will assist you in learning and retaining new words and expressions.  Furthermore, vocabulary building is easiest when you encounter words in a specific context.
  • You will encounter and understand grammar structures at play.
  • Italian culture, including daily life, film, cuisine, and vacationing.
  • You will master your pronunciation.

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Thursday evening, JULY 14 to AUGUST 18, 2022
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
6 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

130$ (+5%GST) Early Bird Rate available until June 25th.

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.

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, 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.