GROUP ITALIAN CLASSES FOR ADULTS - ALL LEVELS

Please find below course descriptions and the curriculum for levels A0 to C2.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Alfabeto; Sostantivi; Articoli; Aggettivi qualificativi e possessivi; Aggettivi dimostrativi; Verbo essere e verbo avere; Presente indicativo.

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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!

GRAMMAR: Passato prossimo; Pronomi diretti; Particelle CI e NE con pronomi; Congiunzioni; Forma impersonale.

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NOTE: If you have never studied Italian before, please check Intro Level Adagio A0.

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!

GRAMMAR: Passato prossimo; Pronomi diretti; Particelle CI e NE con pronomi; Congiunzioni; Forma impersonale.

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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!

GRAMMAR: Futuro semplice; Pronomi indiretti; Verbo piacere e verbi come piacere; Imperfetto; Differenza passato prossimo e imperfetto.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Gradi dell’aggettivo: comparativi e superlativi; Condizionale presente e passato; Pronomi combinati; Futuro anteriore.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Avverbi; Trapassato Prossimo; Concordanza dei tempi dell’indicativo; Pronomi relativi; Aggettivi e pronomi interrogativi.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Congiuntivo presente e passato; Imperativo formale; Aggettivi e pronomi indefiniti; Passato remoto.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato; Congiunzioni (avanzato); Forma passiva; Modi indefiniti.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Ripasso del Condizionale; Ripasso del Congiuntivo; Periodo Ipotetico: primo, secondo e terzo tipo; CI e NE (avanzato); La negazione.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Trapassato remoto; Concordanza di tutti i tempi e i modi; Discorso diretto e indiretto; Le alterazioni del nome.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Articoli e preposizioni (avanzato); Nomi: irregolari, difettivi e composti; Aggettivi e avverbi (avanzato); Le parole straniere.

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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.

GRAMMAR: Grammatica e conversazione avanzata; Lettura di libri originali e di letteratura classica.

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GRAMMAR – VOCABULARY – VERB TENSES

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