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 starts on September 14th, 2016

10 lessons

FEE: $250

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Download the syllabus for Fall session 2016


1. Sep 14, 2016
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

2. Sep 21, 2016
Vorrei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione

3. Sep 28, 2016
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


4. Oct 5, 2016
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. Oct 12, 2016
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. Oct 19, 2016
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. Oct 26, 2016
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


8. Nov 2, 2016
Congiuntivo passato di essere, avere e verbi regolari; Conversazione

9. Nov 9, 2016
Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato di essere e avere; Conversazione

10. Nov 16, 2016
Ipotesi di possibilita'; Frasi con se+congiuntivo e condizionale; Dialogo in gruppo