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 September 16, 2015

10 lessons

FEE: $250

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1. Sep 16, 2015
Meglio e peggio; Migliore e peggiore; Verbo piacere; Conversazione

2. Sep 23, 2015
Vorrei; Mi piacerebbe; Sarebbe meglio; Conversazione

3. Sep 30, 2015
Imperativo informale e formale; Imperativo negativo informale e formale; Conversazione


4. Oct 7, 2015
Si impersonale; Si puo' e non si puo';Conversazione

5. Oct 14, 2015
Ripetizione verbi volere, potere e dovere; Conversazione

6. Oct 21, 2015
Congiuntivo presente di essere e avere; Penso che Conversazione

7. Oct 28, 2015
Verbi e espressioni seguite da congiuntivo; Sai? Puoi? Conversazione


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

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

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