Our summer review and conversation courses give students the chance to practice and use the grammar they have studied until now. Courses will focus on conversation, vocabulary, reading, listening and so much more — the essentials! And will get students prepped and ready for the next level in the Fall!
We believe in practice, practice, practice! Reviewing your knowledge of the Italian language is the best way to make sure your foundation is strong. It’s an opportunity to do exercises that you usually don’t have the time to do in a regular course and improve your conversation skills, which can always use more practice!
We offer a variety of different levels, ranging from A1 (Beginner) – C1/C2 (Advanced), to match you with the perfect class for your skill level.
SUMMER online courses consists of 6-90min classes and each in-person course consists of 6-2h classes.
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In our beginning Adagio class, you’ll learn and explore the basics of Italian knowledge—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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Get ready to express yourself! Here, you’ll study how to express what you’re feeling and opinions through sentences using subjunctive, imperative and future perfect tenses. Assignments in reading, writing, and oral presentations give students the tools to communicate in every given situation.
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.
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.
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.
Ce l’hai fatta! Our Presto students are practically bilingual, native speakers. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without hesitation and can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects. Plus, they can read and understand materials intended for native Italian speakers like local 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.