Adults: SUMMER 2019

Grammar and Conversation:

  • 10-2-hour classes, $480
  • 8-2-hour classes, $390
  • 5-2-hour classes, $290

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.

Monday                11:00 am – 1:00 pm             June 17th – August 5th (8 weeks)

Friday                    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm              May 10th – June 28th (8 weeks)

Thursday               6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             July 11th – August 29th (8 weeks)


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         June 19th – August 14th  (10 weeks)


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.

Monday                11:00 am – 1:00 pm             June 3rd – July 22nd  (8 weeks)

Thursday              6:30 pm – 8:30 pm              June 6th – July 18th (6 weeks)


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.

Friday            11:00 am – 1:00 pm            July 12th – August 30th  (8 weeks)

Monday          6:30 pm – 8:30 pm             May 20th – July 15th (8 weeks)


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.

Friday                   11:00 am – 1:00 pm               May 10th – June 28th (8 weeks)

Thursday              6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                 May 16th – July 11th (8 weeks)


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.

Tuesday                   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm               May 28th – July 16th (8 weeks)

Thursday                6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                June 13th – July 25th (6 weeks)


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.

Monday                   11:00 am – 1:00 pm              June 3rd – July 22nd (8 weeks)

Wednesday             6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                May 1st – July 3rd (10 weeks)


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!

Thursday               11:00 am – 1:00 pm              Ongoing classes – INQUIRE

Tuesday                  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                Ongoing classes – INQUIRE

Wednesday            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                Ongoing classes – INQUIRE


Level Advanced (C2)

Tuesday                  11:00 am – 1:00 pm            Ongoing classes – INQUIRE

Tuesday                  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm              Ongoing classes – INQUIRE

Wednesday            6:30 pm – 8:30 pm              Ongoing classes – INQUIRE


ONLY Conversazione

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



GROUP CLASSES: All requests for full refunds (minus a non-refundable deposit of $40) must be submitted to Collina Italiana by email and received by CI prior to the first day of class. Prorated refunds are allowed after the first class but no refund is given after the second class. There is a $20 fee for mid-semester class changes. Please take into consideration that CI does not prorate any fee for missed classes: you can schedule a 1-1hour private lesson for $45 as a make-up class.

PRIVATE CLASSES: The fee is charged in full if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.


One comment on “‘ADULTS’: SUMMER SESSION 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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