Italian 105: Advanced / Fluent

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 discussions on various topics. Some aspects of Italian culture may be addressed. The teacher will focus on important advanced grammatical points, particularly useful to conduct a dialogue espressing preferences, opinions and hypothesis.

Only fluent 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

Course starts on January 14, 2015

10 lessons

FEE: $250

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Download the syllabus for Winter 2015

 

1. Jan 14, 2015
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

2. Jan 18, 2015
Vorrei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione

3. Jan 25, 2015
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione

PROGRAM

4. Feb 4, 2015
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. Feb 11, 2015
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. Feb 18, 2015
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. Feb 25, 2015
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione

 

8. Mar 4, 2015
Congiuntivo passato di essere, avere e verbi regolari; Conversazione

9. Mar 11, 2015
Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato di essere e avere; Conversazione

10. Mar 18, 2015
Ipotesi di possibilita'; Frasi con se+congiuntivo e condizionale; Dialogo in gruppo