Italian 105: Advanced Conversation

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. Apr 13, 2016
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

2. Apr 20, 2016
Vorrei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione

3. Apr 25, 2016
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


4. Apr 27, 2016
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. May 4, 2016
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. May 11, 2016
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. May 18, 2016
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


8. May 23, 2016
Congiuntivo passato di essere, avere e verbi regolari; Conversazione

9. May 25, 2016
Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato di essere e avere; Conversazione

10. Jun 1, 2016
Ipotesi di possibilita'; Frasi con se+congiuntivo e condizionale; Dialogo in gruppo