‘ADULTS’: NEW SESSION 2018/2019

Adults: Session 2018/2019

Grammar and Conversation:

  • 10-2-hour classes, $480

 

Note: Language classes may be started mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule.

 

Please inquire (212) 427-7770 or email for more information.

Click here to register online.

 

Note: CI offers only 1-hour private make-up class per course: $45/h instead of $90/h. (Payment in full required.)

 

LEVEL 1 (A1)

Level 1 is designed for students who need basic Italian grammar. The course focuses on Italian phonetics, verb conjugations (present tense), and common phrases. The course provides students with a foundation and basic tools to interact effectively in everyday Italian. Students can expect to master simple sentences to hold beginning level conversations.

Thursday                         11:00 am – 1:00 pm                          January 17th – March 21st

Monday                            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                          January 14th – March 18th

Thursday                            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                          January 10th – March 14th

 

LEVEL 2 (A1+)

Engaging students in more advanced beginning conversation and writing skills, Level 2 is designed for those who want to go beyond a basic knowledge and understanding of Italian grammar. Students master the past tenses and study grammar through in-class oral and written exercises and by listening to dialogues in Italian that is spoken today.

Wednesday                      11:00 am – 1:00 pm                     January 9th – March 13th

Thursday                         6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                       January 10th – March 14th

 

LEVEL 3 (A2)

Focusing on the future tenses, new vocabulary, and adverbs, students engage in extended conversations and continue to write descriptively including letter writing about themselves and others. Level 3 reinforces the basic rules of grammar and introduces new tenses and how to use them. Video and song are incorporated into the class to continue learning a more modern Italian.

Wednesday                      11:00 am – 1:00 pm                     January 9th – March 13th

Thursday                          6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                      January 3rd – March 7th

 

LEVEL 4 (B1)

Students master the present, past, and future tenses as well as direct/indirect speech enabling them to fine-tune their conversation skills. The use of the comparative and superlative, idiomatic expressions, and higher-level vocabulary trigger language flexibility in students so they may begin to express more complex thoughts and ideas in Italian and increase overall language comprehension. By the end of Level 4 students grasp the breadth and depth of Italian grammar and are able to apply it.

Monday                        11:00 am – 1:00 pm                    January 7th – March 11th

Tuesday                       11:00 am – 1:00 pm                    January 15th – March 19th

Tuesday                        6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                    December 11th – February 26th

 

LEVEL 5 (B1+)

Level 5 enables students to converse with native Italian speakers, to tell stories, and effectively summarize a movie or article. Students study advanced grammar, such as the conditional and subjunctive tenses, slang, pronunciation and phonetics, and writing. The class is dedicated to listening and speaking exercises with a focus on increasing the fluidity of conversation.

Monday                             11:00 am – 1:00 pm                    January 7th – March 11th

Thursday                          6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                     January 17th – March 21st

 

LEVEL 6 (B2)

Students continue to conjugate complex verbs and study grammar – all put into practice during in-class conversation and writing exercises; In addition, there are oral and written homework assignments. Students can express ideas, read a variety of texts, and interact with ease in Italian with classmates and the teacher. There are multiple screenings of films and videos, discussion topics, and written work.

Thursday                     11:00 am – 1:00 pm                     January 17th – March 21st

Wednesday                6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                        January 16th – March 20th

Friday                           6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                      January 18th – March 22nd

 

LEVEL 7 (B2+)

Students are introduced to the various forms of the subjunctive that are commonly used in spoken and written Italian. They learn complex idiomatic sentences combined with conditional and subjunctive tenses to express themselves at a near-native level. A lot of time in class is devoted to increasing comprehension and listening skills as well as vocabulary. Assignments in reading, writing, and oral presentations give students the tools to communicate in every given situation.

Friday                       11:00 am – 1:00 pm                        January 18th – March 22nd

Thursday                  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                          January 17th – March 21st

 

LEVEL 8 (C1)

You made it! Level 8 faces all hypothetical constructions, combining gerunds, conditionals, and subjunctive tenses including pronouns and direct/indirect objects. Students exhibit mastery over the language: They can write professional letters as well as give public speeches without any doubts or fears. With this class you can call yourself “a true Italian”; nothing will scare you anymore. You can pack your suitcase and move to Italy!

Tuesday                     11:00 am – 1:00 pm                          January 15th – March 19th

Tuesday                      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                           January 15th – March 19th

 

ONLY Conversazione

Saturday               10:30 am – 12:30 pm              Ongoing class        (5-2-hour classes, $240)

One comment on “‘ADULTS’: NEW SESSION 2018/2019
  1. Vincent Corrado says:

    My sister and I are interested in improving our Italian language skills. We are both in our sixties and have some Italian, she. More so than I. Can you recommend a level for us?

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