OUR CLASS OFFERINGS
Beginners Italian 1
Aims to provide beginning students with a practical command of the language. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to discuss everyday activities using the present tense. Students can also expect to be able to read and write elementary texts such as a simple letter. Topics include pronunciation, expressions of date and quantity, indefinite and definite articles, and direct object pronouns.
Beginners Italian 2
Students improve their listening skills and conversational ability and begin to communicate more precisely as they learn the past perfect and imperfect tenses. More complex reading selections also provide a basis for conversational and written activities. Topics include expressions of date and quantity, indefinite and definite articles, and direct object nouns and pronouns. Other topics include prepositions, indirect object pronouns, and adverbs.
Intermediate Italian 1 & 2
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to discuss topics including health, travel, holidays and business using the present, past and future tenses. The class continues to emphasize the improvement of oral comprehension. Topics introduced include imperfect tense, expressions of time and duration, disjunctive pronouns, comparatives and superlatives, simple future tense, and double object pronouns.
Advanced Italian 1 & 2
Students refine their use of verb tenses and continue to expand their vocabulary. Upon completion of this level, students should be able to understand and participate comfortably in conversations on a wide range of topics. Reading and writing skills are also improved as students gain proficiency with conditional and passive constructions. Among the topics introduced at this level are the tenses of the subjunctive.
This course is designed for students who are already proficient in the skills taught in the first levels and who want to increase their conversational abilities. This course provides students with an opportunity to markedly improve their speaking and listening skills. Video and audio tapes, and other resources designed to provide practical opportunities for vocabulary and skill development are selected to match student interests.
Italian for Travelers
Italian for Travelers teaches the basics of the Italian language including pronunciation, greetings, numbers, and useful key phrases that allow you to handle most typical travel situations with confidence. The focus is on valuable travel tips and practical information. Travelers learn important Italian culture, history, art and customs to enrich the travel experience. A must-have course if you're planning to visit Italy.
A native of Salerno, near the Amalfi coast, Giovanna serves as the President of the St Louis Italian Language Program and teaches the intermediate, advanced, and advanced conversation classes. Giovanna has been a professor of Italian for over 20 years. Having obtained her Master's degree at Saint Louis University, she has taught Italian language classes at various universities and institutions throughout the St Louis area. Giovanna is also fluent in both French and Spanish.
A native of Palermo, Sicily, Concetta serves as the Vice-President of the St Louis Italian Language Program and teaches the Beginners 1 and the Beginners 2 classes. Concetta is also an English-Italian interpreter and has enjoyed being a one-on-one tutor of the Italian language for the past 20 years. Concetta obtained her degree from the University of Palermo and resides in St Louis with her husband and family.
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Our language program consists of 12 week semesters in the Spring, Fall, and Summer.
Our Spring 2022 semester begins the week of January 17th. All classes are currently conducted online using ZOOM or SKYPE.
Tuition for one semester (12 weeks) is $95. All classes are held from 7PM to 9PM CST
Class Schedule for SPRING 2022
Beginners Italian 1 - Thursdays, 1/20 - 4/7
Beginners Italian 2 - Tuesdays, 1/18 - 4/5
Intermediate Italian 1 - Tuesdays, 1/18 - 4/5
Intermediate Italian 2 - Wednesdays, 1/19 - 4/6
Advanced Italian 2 - Mondays, 1/17 - 4/4
Advanced Conversation - Thursdays, 1/20 - 4/7
SIGN UP FOR OUR ONLINE SPRING 2022 ITALIAN CLASSES!
Nuovo Espresso 1
Beginners Italian 1 and 2
Nuovo Espresso 2
Intermediate Italian 1 and 2
Advanced Italian 1 and 2
*Please note that our Advanced Conversation class also has the option of meeting in person as well as via Zoom.