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

Italian For Travelers Class in North Scottsdale

Great news for June of 2014!  I will be teaching an Italian class in a relaxed and fun home environment in North Scottsdale, and I would like you to join me.

Here is what is offered:

Italian for Travelers will begin Monday, June 16th. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:45 – 8:45.  The course will conclude on August 18th (10 two hour sessions).  There will be refreshments and socializing during a break about an hour into the class. 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 Dynamite and 56th Street. I have taught another class in this home, and it is a very comfortable learning environment with a wonderful host.

A little information about the class:

This course is specifically designed for students planning a trip to Italy who would like to be able to communicate in situations that arise when traveling and vacationing. There will be little emphasis on grammar. We will have some homework assignments, but no tests or grades. This class is perfect for a beginner with no prior Italian language experience, or those at an elementary level. It is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. It is a great introduction to this beautiful language. Materials will be provided. Students should bring a notebook and pen to each class.

Cost for entire program:   $275.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings. I anticipate the class to fill up very soon. Don’t delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll.

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 Italian for Travelers class in North 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 Tuesday June 3rd.

Davide Valenti

3863 E Cathedral Rock Dr

Refund Policy

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. Payment for this class will not be applied to future classes or private lessons

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

 

 

Intermediate Italian Class in Ahwatukee

I will be offering an Intermediate / Advanced Italian Class in Ahwatukee. This course will also focus on conversation and grammar. I’m very excited about this class as those who have thus far expressed an interest in taking this course are a great bunch of motivated and serious students.

Classes will be held in a conference room in an office studio near Ray Road and 48th St. There is a white board, large table, great lighting and comfortable seating.  The exact address will be sent to students who have enrolled and paid.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings, from 6:45 to 8:45, beginning February 20th and ending on April 24th.

Cost for entire program:   $250.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings.  Materials will be provided

How to Enroll:

1) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165.

2) Address your check in the amount of $250.00 to:  Davide Valenti

3) Mail your check, postmarked no later than Thursday February 6th to:

Davide Valenti

3863 E Cathedral Rock Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85044

4) Payment must be postmarked by Thursday, February 6th, the deadline for enrolling. Please read the refund policy below. Don’t delay as classes will fill up soon and space is limited.

Please note: Once enrolled refunds will not be issued, and classes will not be prorated. Payment for the class for which you are registering can’t be applied to other classes, private lessons or any subsequent future classes that may be offered.

Learn Italian in Phoenix / New Classes in Ahwatukee

Learn Italian in a Relaxed & Fun Environment!

Great news for the Fall of 2013!  Once again I’ll be teaching two Italian classes in a relaxed, fun Ahwatukee home environment, and I would like you to join me. The summer classes were such a success we are doing them again!

Click here: Fun Italian Classes to see photos of the class and to read what students have to say about their Italian language experience.

Here is what is offered:

Beginner’s Italian I Begins: September 26th, meets Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, concludes on December 12th (10 two hour sessions). We will not have class on Halloween and Thanksgiving. Classes are being held at the Ahwatukee home of a friend of mine; her address will be provided upon registration. Refreshments, music and socializing follow each class.

Italian II   Begins: September 24th, meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, same location.  Classes conclude on November 26th.

A little information about each class: 

Beginner’s Italian is structured as an Italian 101 class. We will have some homework assignments, but unlike a community college class there will be no tests, exams or grades. This is perfect for a beginner with no prior Italian language experience, or those at an elementary level who would enjoy reviewing basic Italian language and grammar. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group and is a delightful introduction to this beautiful language.

Cost for entire program, either class:   $220.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings.  Due to classes being so economical I anticipate they will fill up very soon. Don’t delay, enroll today!

Italian II is structured as a second semester class, similar to a 102 course.  Again: no homework, no tests, no exams or grades. To fully enjoy, and benefit from this course, students should have a working knowledge of introductory Italian grammar, such as:

  • Gender of nouns, plural formation.
  • Present tense of regular and irregular verbs.
  • Definite & indefinite articles.
  • Adjectives, and possessive adjectives.
  • idiomatic verbal expressions.

Textbook Information   (Same for both classes)

“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available for as little as $5.00. (Be sure to get the 6th edition).  Same text for either class.

Here is a link to Amazon where the book can be purchased. Feel free to shop around, but this is a great price:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1413016367/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

Ready to learn Italian?    

How to Enroll: 

1) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165, specify which class you would like to take.

2) Address your check in the amount of $220.00 to:  Davide Valenti

3) Mail your check, post marked no later than Friday September 13th to:

Davide Valenti

3863 E Cathedral Rock Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85044

4) Payment must be postmarked by Friday, September 13th, the deadline for enrolling. Don’t delay as classes will fill up soon and space is limited. Please read the refund policy below.

Please note: Once enrolled refunds will not be issued and classes will not be prorated. Payment for the class for which you are registering can’t be applied to any subsequent future classes that may be offered.

In the event the class is cancelled due to an insufficient number of students, those who have paid will receive a prompt full refund.

Due to this class being so economical, I expect classes to fill up soon! Don’t delay, enroll today!

Italian Classes in a Fun & Relaxing Environment

Ciao a tutti,

Great news for the Summer of 2013 !  I have been invited to teach two Italian classes in a relaxed and fun home environment in Ahwatukee, and I would like you to join me.

Here is what is offered:

Beginner’s Italian Begins: June 4th, meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, concludes Sept. 10th (15 two hour sessions), with refreshments, music and socializing following each class. Offered in the Ahwatukee home of a friend of mine, address will be sent upon registration.

Italian II   Begins: June 6th meets Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, same location.  We will take 4th of July off and conclude on Sept. 19th.

A little information about each class: 

Beginner’s Italian is structured as an Italian 101 class. We will have some homework assignments, but no tests, exams or grades. 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, either class:   $220.00 with a total of 15 classes of two hour meetings.  Due to classes being so economical I anticipate they will fill up very soon. Don’t delay, enroll today!

Italian II is structured as a second semester class, similar to a 102 course.  Again: no homework, no tests, no exams or grades. To fully enjoy, and benefit from this course, students should have a working knowledge of introductory Italian grammar, such as:

  • Gender of nouns, plural formation.
  • Present tense of regular and irregular verbs.
  • Definite & indefinite articles.
  • Adjectives, and possessive adjectives.
  • idiomatic verbal expressions.

As a bonus, all registered students will receive a daily e-mail with the  ‘La Parola del Giorno’ ; Italian ‘Word of the Day’, with an audio file to hear the perfect, native pronunciation of each new word.

Textbook Information

“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available for as little as $3.95. (Be sure to get the 6th edition).  Same text for either class.

Here is a link to Amazon where the book can be purchased. Feel free to shop around, but this is a great price:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1413016367/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

Ready to learn Italian?   

How to Enroll:

1) Call me, Davide Valenti at 480 628-0165, specify which class you would like to take.

2) Address your check in the amount of $220.00 to:  Davide Valenti

3) Mail your check, post marked no later than May 24th to:

Davide Valenti

3863 E Cathedral Rock   Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85044

4) Payment must be postmarked by May 24th the deadline for enrolling.

Once enrolled refunds will not be issued and classed will not be prorated.

Due to this class being so economical I expect the class to fill up soon.

Don’t delay, enroll today !