Advanced Italian

This course is designed for those who have already mastered Italian, having studied for at least two years at our school or have lived in Italy and want to maintain their conversational skills. The goal is the improvement of the spoken and written language, by reviewing advanced grammatical structures, idiomatic expressions and refined vocabulary. The ability of communicating will be mostly developed through group conversation on various topics. Some aspects of Italian culture may be addressed. The teacher may focus on some particular important points, useful to espress preferences, opinions and hypothesis.

Only Italian is spoken in class. A preliminary telephone conversation must be conducted to make sure that the student is fluent in italian and can carry a dialogue without hesitation. Conversation is impromptu and moderated by the teacher, who gives reading and writing assignment as homework.

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

This course will start on April 4, 2018

9 lessons

FEE: $260

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Download the syllabus for Spring 2018


Lesson 1
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

Lesson 2
Vorrei; Preferirei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione di gruppo

Lesson 3
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


Lesson 4
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

Lesson 5
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

Lesson 6
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

Lesson 7
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


Lesson 8
Congiuntivo passato di essere, avere e verbi regolari; Conversazione

Lesson 9
Congiuntivo imperfetto di essere e avere; Frasi con se+congiuntivo; Conversazione

Social Event
Practice in open group  conversation with native Italians