In Our Italian Group Classes We Learn Together

Italian is even better with molte voci—many voices!

Learning Is Fun With Friends in Our Group Adult Classes

Our group adult classes have long been a favorite offering because they give our students a true sense of community, whether online or in person. Learning a language together in a small group is a unique shared experience that always leaves our students with a special bond. In group adult classes, you’ll get to interact and converse with your fellow classmates. For many, it’s been the start of a life-long friendship! 

We offer a variety of different levels, ranging from A0 (Beginner) – C1/C2 (Advanced), to match you with the perfect class for your skill level. 

Each GRAMMAR and CONVERSATION course consists of 10, 2h classes. 

SUMMER SESSION: Review and Conversation – 6, 2h classes!

Not sure what level you are? See below to see where you fit, but if you’re still not sure, we offer first-time students a $50 “no strings attached” trial class. Contact us at: info@collinaitaliana.com to get your trial class, or take this quick quiz and we’ll give you our recommendation.

Intro Level (A0)

Ciao! Grazie! Arrivederci!
In our class for absolute beginners, you’ll explore the basics of the Italian language: vocabulary and simple grammar rules. This course will provide you with examples and practical exercises to start asking and answering essential and easy questions.

Adagio (A1)

In our Adagio A1 class, you will continue to expand upon the basics of Italian language—beyond what you’d find on a menu in your local trattoria! This course will give you a foundation of the language and the basic tools you need to successfully start conversing in Italiano.

Adagio (A1+)

For all those students ready to take their Italian to the next level, this level is for you. Here, you’ll expand your conversation and writing skills beyond the basics like focusing on understanding the past tense—soon you’ll be able to describe a trip you took to Italy, or maybe just what you had for lunch yesterday. The possibilities are endless!

Adagio (A2)

This class focuses on what’s ahead: the future—and by that, we mean the future tense! Here, you’ll hone in on this new tense as well as some new vocabulary and engage in extended conversations. Here, the basic grammar rules will be reinforced as well as how to use new tenses. Want more? Videos and songs are also incorporated as fun learning tools!

Allegro (B1)

Welcome to the Allegro level! Here, you’ll start putting together everything you’ve learned so far and begin mastering the use of present, past and future tenses together in a conversation. You’ll be able to grasp the breadth and depth of Italian grammar and apply it in different situations. You’ll also work with comparisons and the conditional tense, so you can talk about your desires and your opinions.

Allegro (B1+)

Ready to make your dream of fluidly conversing with native Italian speakers a reality? This class is dedicated to just that. You’ll also master the art of telling stories and being able to discuss a movie you’ve seen or an article you’ve read. Plus, you’ll study advanced grammar: new pronouns, new tenses, and tense agreement in the indicative.

Allegro (B1++)

Get ready to express yourself! Here, you’ll study how to express what you’re feeling and opinions through sentences using subjunctive. Additionally, thanks to the historical past you can start to read modern literature. Assignments in reading, writing, and oral presentations give students the tools to communicate in any given situation.

Vivace (B2)​

Warning: it’s about to get lively! In this class, students will cover the various forms of the verb tenses that are commonly used in spoken and written Italian, at a near-native level. You will master complex idiomatic sentences with subjunctive and passive tenses. This level will get you started on your way to applying to an Italian college.

Vivace (B2+)​

The liveliness continues here as students learn all hypothetical constructions, combining subjunctive and conditional tenses. Students will be able to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and use critical thinking to easily express their personal opinions, regrets and goals.

Vivace (B2++)

It’s time to get spontaneous! In this level, students can speak with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes for an easy, regular interaction with native speakers. Here, students will also show off their mastery of the language by their ability to write professional letters, work at Italian companies and even give public speeches. They’ll be able to use Italian flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional occasions. 

Presto (C1)

Our Presto C1 students can be considered bilingual. They can express themselves spontaneously without hesitation and can produce clear, well- structured, detailed text on complex subjects. Practice will involve engaging with material like a native Italian would, such as newspapers, books, movies and music. Here, we will keep the conversation going and continue to converse and practice using the language to keep skills sharp.

Presto (C2)

Ce l’hai fatta! Our Presto C2 students are practically native speakers. Effortlessly expressing themselves in Italian and being able to read and understand materials intended for a native Italian. Additionally, they are able to read and discuss I Libri Classici della Letteratura italiana: Dante, Boccaccio, Manzoni, Svevo, Foscolo, Morante, and more.

Cancellation Policy

GROUP CLASSES:
All refund requests must be submitted via email (info@collinaitaliana.com) at least one-week before the start of the session in order to receive a full refund, minus a non-refundable $40 cancellation fee. Prorated refunds are available only after the first class, and can no longer be given after the second class. Please note that Collina Italiana does not prorate for anticipated absences. If, after the first class, it is established (either by the instructor or student themselves) that the student is not in the correct level, Collina Italiana will assist the student in transferring to a different class at no charge. Any other course change requests made after the second class are handled on a case-by-case basis and will incur a $55 change fee.
Grammar and Conversation course students are able to schedule a 1-hour private make-up lesson at the special price of $55. This special price applies only to one make-up class per session, any additional make-up classes cost $90/hour. Make-up classes for specialty courses cost $90/hour.
 
If you are interested in doing a trial class, please contact us via email. A trial class of any single group class is $50.

GRAMMAR – VOCABULARY – VERB TENSES

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