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 an advanced conversation without hesitation. Most of the conversation is impromptu and it is moderated by the teacher, who also gives reading and writing assignment as homework.

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

This course will start on March 22, 2017

10 lessons

FEE: $260

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Download the syllabus for Winter 2017


1. March 22, 2017
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

2. April 5, 2017
Vorrei; Preferirei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione di gruppo

3. April 12, 2017
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


4. April 19, 2017
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. April 26, 2017
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. May 3, 2017
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. May 10, 2017
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


8. May 17, 2017
Congiuntivo passato di essere, avere e verbi regolari; Conversazione

9. May 22, 2017
Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato di essere e avere; Conversazione

10. May 24, 2017
Ipotesi di possibilita'; Frasi con se+congiuntivo e condizionale; Conversazione in gruppo