Italian for Absolute Beginners - Saturdays April 13th 11:30-12:30pm (10 weeks)
Whether you are planning a trip to Italy or learning Italian for work or pleasure, this beginners' Italian class will have students speak the language from the first class, 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.
Instructor: Viviana Altieri