NEW! Italian for Beginners (@Artissima/FoxChapel) Sundays Sept 17th (12:15-1:30pm) 10 weeks
Whether you are planning a trip to Italy, learning the language for work, or simply embracing the beautiful Italian language and culture, our beginner classes will provide the framework that is necessary to communicate effectively in real life situations.
The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. In Beginning Italian, every student will speak the language starting the first day, from very simple phrases to more complex expressions as the term progresses. Our teaching approach is communicative, which means we stress the importance of learning the Italian language in real life contexts and interactions. Grammar lessons are also included at this level of study as they provide a clearer understanding of the language and build the framework that allows students to grow in the language.
During class students will recreate everyday situations such as meeting and greeting people, ordering food and beverages in a coffee shop or restaurant, asking for and providing information and directions on the street and socializing and talking about themselves, their jobs, their hobbies, their families, etc. Throughout this course, students will also gain knowledge of many important aspects of Italian culture.