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

This course starts on January 13th, 2016

10 lessons

FEE: $250

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Download the syllabus for Winter session 2016


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

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

3. Jan 27, 2016
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


4. Feb 3, 2016
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. Feb 10, 2016
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. Feb 17, 2016
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. Feb 24, 2016
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


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

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

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