Winter/Spring 2019 - Classes begin week of February 25, 2019

The Discovery of the Italian Language – from basic to advanced – is available at
Casa Belvedere. Our courses are designed to provide students with a sound basis for learning to communicate effectively and accurately in contemporary spoken and written Italian.
Buon Divertimento!


CLASS SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

WE TRY OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEEDS OF THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS.

12 Week Program

Adult Beginner - Conversation 1

Weekday Class

This course is for beginner students who wish to learn Italian and discover the culture of Italy. Through a thematic approach, students will develop basic communication skills and enrich their vocabulary and practical expressions. Students will learn to converse in Italian in various situations: shopping, ordering a meal, interacting among speakers of Italian, talking about oneself, obtaining information about people and things and so on. The emphasis of the course will be to empower the students and help them gain the necessary confidence to communicate in Italian. 


Students meet once a week for a 1 ½ hour class

(Tuition: $275 + $30 Fee) 10% family discount for each additional child or parent enrolled in one of our programs.  COUPON CODE: family10

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Adult Beginner - Conversation 2

Weekday Class

This course is designed for students of Italian who have completed Communicative Italian 1, as well as others who have had a basic background in the study of Italian and are interested in expanding their proficiency in the language. Students in this class will refine their basic skills through the development of various themes such as the self-portrait, the family, shopping, Italian food and recipes, leisure time, visiting Italy and so on. Students will be exposed to relevant reading materials as a source for developing fluency in Italian. 


Students meet once a week for a 1 ½ hour class

(Tuition: $275 + $30 Fee) 10% family discount for each additional child or parent enrolled in one of our programs. COUPON CODE: family10

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Adult Intermediate/Advanced

Weekday Class

This course is designed for students who have a good proficiency of the Italian language and wish to expand their knowledge of the language. The class is conducted solely in Italian. 


Students meet once a week for a 1 ½ hour class

(Tuition: $275 + $30 Fee) 10% family discount for each additional child or parent enrolled in one of our programs. COUPON CODE: family10

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Children - Ages 6-12

Weekday Class

This class aims at introducing Italian language to children between the ages of 6 and 12. It offers a communicative approach, designed to get children to speak from the very onset of the program. Children will acquire basic vocabulary as it relates to colors, fruits, vegetable, parts of the body and so forth. Children will be able to express themselves in basic Italian, using forms such as I like, I don’t like, I prefer, my favorite… and so on. 


Students meet once a week for a 1 ½ hour class

(Tuition: $275 + $30 Fee) 10% family discount for each additional child or parent enrolled in one of our programs. COUPON CODE: children10

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Weekend Immersion Program

The program will be conducted entirely in Italian as the instruction will focus on developing conversational skills.


Friday: 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

The session includes a two hour lunch break at a local restaurant where students have the 

opportunity to continue to engage in conversation.


Sunday, 9:00am – 2:00pm 

Text will be distributed to students for the duration of the program with the option to purchase it at session's end. Cost of text to be determined. Coffee and snacks included.  Students are responsible for the cost of off-site luncheons. 

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CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE CASA BELVEDERE COTTAGE.
IT IS THE SMALL BUILDING DOWN THE SIDE STEPS BEHIND THE MANSION.


TERMS: FULL PAYMENT IS DUE AT REGISTRATION. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. $30 FEE FOR RETURNED CHECKS. UNUSED CLASSES CANNOT BE REFUNDED, RESCHEDULED OR CREDITED TO ANOTHER SESSION. NO MAKE-UPS FOR MISSED CLASSES.