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 (Only one lesson is on Monday, May 5th)

The start date for this course is not confirmed yet.

10 lessons

FEE: $250

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Download the syllabus for Spring 2014


1. Mar 26, 2014
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

2. Apr 9, 2014
Vorrei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione

3. Apr 16, 2014
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


4. Apr 23, 2014
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. Apr 30, 2014
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. May 5, 2014
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. May 7, 2014
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


8. May 14, 2014
Congiuntivo passato di essere, avere e verbi regolari; Conversazione

9. May 21, 2014
Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato di essere e avere; Conversazione

10. May 28, 2014
Ipotesi di possibilita'; Frasi con se+congiuntivo e condizionale; Dialogo in gruppo