Fall Italian Classes in Scottsdale, 2015

Starting in October three Italian classes will be taught in Scottsdale. The fee for these courses is 300.00.  The enrollment / payment period ends August 31st. Contact Davide for more information and to enroll.

Beginning Italian I: Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00, from Oct. 5th to Dec. 14th

Beginning Italian 2: Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00, from Oct. 7th to Dec. 9th

Intermediate Italian: Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30, from Oct. 1st – Dec. 10th

Email Davide at valentidavide@yahoo.com for more information.

Beginning Italian I in Scottsdale (Kierland Area)

Beginner’s Italian I:  Classes begin February 24th. We’ll meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  The course will conclude on April 28th (10 two hour sessions).

Classes are offered in a conference room in the Kierland area (Scottsdale Road and Greenway). Address will be sent upon payment being received.

A little information about the class:

Beginner’s Italian is structured as a beginning Italian class. We will have homework assignments, but no tests, exams or grades. This class is perfect for a beginner with no prior Italian language experience, or those at an elementary level who need to review basic Italian language and grammar. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. It is a great introduction to this beautiful language.

Cost for entire program: $275.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings.  On Thursday, February 12th, the cost will increase to $300.00.  Payment must be received prior to the 12th (by the 11th) to receive the discount. Don’t delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. These classes do fill up, and I have to turn away students.

Students must be at least 18 years of age or have permission of the instructor to enroll.

Textbook Information:

“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are
available. (Be sure to get the 6th edition).

Here are 2 links to Amazon where the book can be purchased used. Feel free to shop around.

Link 1

Link 2

Ready to learn Italian?

How to Enroll:
1) Please read the refund policy below and all of the above information.

Once enrolled refunds will not be issued, and classes will not be prorated. In the event the class is cancelled due to an insufficient number of students (unlikely), those who have already paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Credit is not given for future classes in the event that the student misses a substantial number of classes.

2) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165, and specify that you would like to take the Beginning Italian I class in Scottsdale. In the event I don’t respond please leave your name and phone number, and I will respond promptly.

3) I will then send you a payment request using Chase QuickPay.  This is a free service even for those who do not bank with Chase. It is safe and our accounts remain private. Below you’ll find a link where you can enroll if you are not a Chase customer. If you run into an obstacle trying to set up the online payment, let me know. I can send you my mailing address and you can send your check in the mail. Payment must be received by Febraury 11th to receive the 25.00 discount.

https://chaseonline.chase.com/Public/Enroll/Chasenet/PersonalInfo.aspx

4) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety.

Grazie,

Davide

Intermediate Italian Class in Ahwatukee

I will be offering an Intermediate Italian Class in Ahwatukee. This course will focus on conversation, grammar and learning new vocabulary.

Location: Classes will be held in a conference room in a legal studio near Ray Road and 48th St. The exact address will be sent to students who have enrolled and paid. The seating is very comfortable, and we even have a white board.

Time: Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, from 6:45 to 8:45, beginning February 26th and ending on April 30th.

Materials: We will be using the text: Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian (Arnold Concise Grammars) (Italian Edition), Second Edition. This grammar is the best Italian grammar I have used. I highly recommend it even if you do not plan to take this class. It is well worth the cost. It’s thorough, detailed and practical. Click on the following link. Feel free to shop around.

Click here: Soluzioni

Cost: 250.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings.  Cost increases to 275.00 after payment due date of Thursday, February 12th. These courses are not prorated or discounted.

How to Enroll:

1) Please read the refund policy below and all of the above information.

Once enrolled refunds will not be issued, and classes will not be prorated. In the event the class is cancelled due to an insufficient number of students (unlikely), those who have already paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition will be applied to the class in which the student is enrolled.

2) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165, and specify that you would like to take the Italian Intermediate Class. In the event I don’t respond please leave your name and phone number, and I will respond promptly.

3) I will then send you a payment request using Chase QuickPay.  This is a free service even for those who do not bank with Chase. It is fast and safe and our accounts remain private. Below you’ll find a link where you can enroll if you are not a Chase customer. If you prefer to send your check by mail, let me know and I will email you my address.

https://chaseonline.chase.com/Public/Enroll/Chasenet/PersonalInfo.aspx

4) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety.

Grazie,
Davide Valenti

New Italian Cinema Class (Learn Italian Through Film)

NEW ITALIAN CINEMA CLASS (Learn Italian Through Film) Intermediate / Advanced

Here is what is offered:

Italian Cinema:  Classes begin February 25th. We’ll meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00.  The course will conclude on April 29th (10 two hour sessions).  Classes are offered in the comfortable Paradise Valley home of a friend of mine. Address will be sent upon payment being received. The major cross streets are Doubletree and Tatum .

A little information about the class:

Students’ language skills will be enhanced through the viewing of Italian films as well as class discussions, new vocabulary and a little grammar. Five classes will be devoted to viewing films. The other classes will be devoted to film discussions in Italian, correcting homework, grammar review, and learning new vocabulary. This class is ideal for an intermediate or advanced student of Italian, but beginners are also welcome. Beginners can audit and participate at their leisure. Auditing students must still pay the course tuition.

Cost for entire program:   $250.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings.  After Wednesday, Feb 11th, the early enrollment discount will end and cost will increase to $275.00. Don’t delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. I had to turn away students the last time the course was offered.

Materials are free and will be provided via email. Materials will consist of handouts dealing with the films we will view.

Ready to register for Italian Cinema?

How to Enroll:
1) Please read the refund policy below and all of the above information.

Once enrolled refunds will not be issued, and classes will not be prorated. In the event the class is cancelled due to an insufficient number of students (unlikely), those who have already paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition must be used for the class in which the student is enrolled.

2) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165, and specify that you would like to take the Italian Cimena Class. In the event I don’t respond please leave your name and phone number, and I will respond promptly.

3) I will then email you a payment request using Chase QuickPay.  This is a free service even for those who do not bank with Chase. It is safe and our accounts remain private. Below you’ll find a link where you can enroll if you are not a Chase customer.

https://chaseonline.chase.com/Public/Enroll/Chasenet/PersonalInfo.aspx

4) If you prefer to mail me check, let me know and I will provide you with my mailing address.

5) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety.

Grazie,
Davide Valenti

Learn Italian in 2015!

Learn to speak Italian via private instruction with Professor Davide Valenti. Davide offers Italian lessons in the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek. For more information regarding scheduling and pricing call (480) 628-0165.

Beginning Italian I in North Scottsdale

Great news for October of 2014!  I have been asked to teach an Italian class in a relaxed and fun home environment in North Scottsdale, and I would like you to join me.

To see what previous students have to say about their experience studying Italian with me please click here.

Here is what is offered:

Beginning Italian I:   Classes begin October 6th. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00. The course will conclude on December 8th (10 two hour sessions). Classes are offered in the North Scottsdale home of a friend of mine, address will be sent upon payment being received. The cross streets are 56th St and Dynamite.

A little information about the class:

Beginner’s Italian is structured as a beginning Italian class. We will have homework assignments, but no tests, exams or grades. This class is perfect for a beginner with no prior Italian language experience, or those at an elementary level who need to review basic Italian language and grammar. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. It is a delightful introduction to this beautiful language.

Cost for entire program: 275.00 with a total of 10 classes of 2 hour meetings. Payment is due by September 19th. Don’t delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll.

Textbook Information:

“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available. (Be sure to get the 6th edition).

Here are 3 links to Amazon where the book can be purchased used. Feel free to shop around.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

Ready to learn Italian?

How to Enroll:

1) Please read the refund policy below.

2) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165, and specify that you would like to take the Beginner’s Italian Class in Scottsdale. In the event I don’t respond please leave your name and phone number, and I will respond promptly.

3) Address your check to: Davide Valenti

4) Mail your check, post marked no later than Thursday, September 18th. Please send payment to:

Davide Valenti

3863 E Cathedral Rock Dr

Phoenix, AZ 85044

Once enrolled refunds will not be issued, and classes will not be prorated.

In the event the class is cancelled due to an insufficient number of students (unlikely), those who have already paid will receive a prompt and full refund. There are already enough students to have a class so this will not be an issue for this class.

If you prefer private instruction please feel free to call me to discuss possible lessons.

Grazie,

Davide Valenti