Beginner 2 (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Beginner 2 is an introductory course that teaches the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) that uses and expands on what was learned in Italian for Beginners I. A basic understanding of Italian pronunciation and grammar is expected.

This course is being delivered virtually with live instruction and interaction.

What you will learn

  • How to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as traveling around Italy, asking and giving information
  • Basic grammar structures such as past tenses of regular and irregular verbs. Increase grammar skills to build more conversation
  • Italian culture, including daily life, film, cuisine, and vacationing.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso – The course consists of Chapters 5, 6, 7

Schedule

Wednesday evenings, October 4 to December 13, 2023

6:00 am-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.

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.

Beginner 3 (Online) – Tuesday evenings

Beginner 3 is a continuation of foundational elements of the Italian language. Development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in the context of everyday situations in the present and past tenses.

This course is being delivered virtually with live instruction and interaction.

What you will learn

  • How to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as practicing talking about your daily life, past events, holidays, and your family. For instance, you will talk about your purchases, simulating the situation of a grocery shop.
  • Basic grammar structures such as past tenses of regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, pronouns, superlative assoluto, and adverbs of frequency. Increase grammar skills to build more conversation
  • Italian culture.

Syllabus

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

Schedule

Tuesday evening, October 3 to December 12, 2023
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 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 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.

Beginner 2 (Online) – Monday evenings

Beginner 2 is an introductory course following Beginner 1 course. 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 5,6,7. The textbook is mandatory, the 55$ is on top of the course fee.

Schedule

Monday evenings, January 15 to March 25, 2024

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 31

260$ (+ GST) after January 1

 

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.

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, JULY 13TH to SEPTEMBER 14TH, 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 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.

Beginner 3 (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Beginner 3 is a continuation of foundational elements of the Italian language. Development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in the context of everyday situations in the present and past tenses.

This course is being delivered virtually with live instruction and interaction.

What you will learn

  • How to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as practicing talking about your daily life, past events, holidays, and your family. For instance, you will talk about your purchases, simulating the situation of a grocery shop.
  • Basic grammar structures such as past tenses of regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, pronouns, superlative assoluto, and adverbs of frequency. Increase grammar skills to build more conversation
  • Italian culture.

Syllabus

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

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

Courses Fee

Early Bird Rate 230$ (+5%GST) – available until 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.

Beginner 2 (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Beginner 2 is an introductory course that teaches the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) that uses and expands on what was learned in Italian for Beginners I. A basic understanding of Italian pronunciation and grammar is expected.

This course is being delivered virtually with live instruction and interaction.

What you will learn

  • How to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as traveling around Italy, asking and giving information
  • Basic grammar structures such as past tenses of regular and irregular verbs. Increase grammar skills to build more conversation
  • Italian culture, including daily life, film, cuisine, and vacationing.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso – The course consists of Chapters 5, 6, 7

Schedule

Wednesday evening, JULY 12TH to SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2023

6:00 am-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.