Beginner 1 (In-Person) – Monday evenings

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. The textbook is mandatory, the 55$ is on top of the course fee.

Schedule

Monday evening, FROM April 22 TO July 1, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown school 

Courses Fee

289 (+ GST) Realy bird rate until April 18

310 (+ GST) after April 19

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrollment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.

2024 Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Vancouver Wine Tasting Event

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🕰️ When: May 03, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
 
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Chiacchiere & Caffé (IN-PERSON) – Thursday 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

Tuesday evenings FROM April 23 TO June 25, 2024
5:00 pm-6:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet ONCE a week in our downtown premises

Tickets

140$ (+ 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.

Intermediate 1 (in-person) – Thursday evenings

Our Intermediate 1 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

Thursday evenings, April 25 to July 4, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown premises.

Courses Fee

Early Bird Rate 289$ (+5%GST) – available until April 14

310$ (+ GST) – available FROM April 15

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 1 – Thursday evenings

Our Intermediate 1 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

Thursday evenings, April 25 to July 4, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown premises.

Courses Fee

Early Bird Rate 289$ (+5%GST) – available until April 2

310$ (+ GST) – available after April 2

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 (In-Person) – Saturday mornings

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. The textbook is mandatory, the 55$ is on top of the course fee.

Schedule

Saturday mornings, FROM April 20 TO June 29, 2024 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown school 

Courses Fee

290 (+GST) Early Bird – available until April 5

310 (+ GST) after April 6

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrollment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.

SOLD OUT Beginner 1 (In-Person) – Tuesday evenings

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. The textbook is mandatory, the 55$ is on top of the course fee.

Schedule

Tuesday evening, FROM April 16 TO June 25, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown school 

Courses Fee

289 (+ GST) Realy bird rate until April 5

310 (+ GST) after April 6

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrollment. 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 evenings, FROM April 18 TO  June 27, 2024

6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 250$ (+5%GST) – available until April 5
270$ (+5%GST) – available FROM April 6

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) – Monday 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

Monday evenings, FROM April 22 TO July 1, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom

Courses Fee

Early Bird Rate 250$ (+5%GST) – available until April 12

270$ (+ GST) available FROM April 13

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 1 (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Our Intermediate 1 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 evenings, April 17 to June 26, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Courses Fee

Early Bird Rate 250$ (+5%GST) – available until April 5

270$ (+ GST) – available FROM April 6

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.