Italian Classes & Events

Begin to learn Italian by enrolling in an upcoming class. Check back here regularly to see a schedule of Italian classes and Italian themed events. In January 2017, Italian 101, 102, 103, and 202 will be offered. To learn more, click on the tab below corresponding to the class you’d like to take.


Italian 101 (Beginning Italian) January 2018:

Dates & Times
The course begins Wednesday evening, January 10th. We’ll meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.  The course will conclude on March 28th. (12, two hour plus sessions).

Location
Classes are held in a classroom near Lincoln and Scottsdale Rd.  We'll have a room with white boards, tables, chairs, air conditioning and plenty of parking. We have all the amenities we need for a comfortable classroom environment.  The address will be sent to students who have started the enrollment process by completing and returning the attached form.

A little information about the class:
Italian 101 is structured as a first semester beginning Italian class. There will be homework assigned on a weekly basis but no tests, exams or grades. This class is perfect for a beginner with no previous Italian language experience, or for 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. This course will aid those who are travelling to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. Our goal will be to cover the first 5 units of our text. Italian 101 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian with me upon completion of this course. Beginning Italian courses tend to fill up fast. A spot in the class will be reserved only when both a payment and enrollment form have been received.

Cost for the program:

Tuition is $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 15th  at 11:00 pm. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. The 101 class does 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, and I would encourage you to purchase a used copy to keep the cost down. You do not need the CD or DVD that may accompany some of the used texts. However, you are welcome to purchase a text that comes with these supplements if you'd like. If you find an inexpensive copy with the CD's, go ahead and purchase it. Again, be sure to get the 6th edition, and feel free to shop around.

Here are 3 links to Amazon where the book can be purchased used:

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

How to Enroll:

Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email.  Please include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment  have been received.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian 101 can only be applied to the Italian 101 class taught from January to March 2018. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other future classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please call me or email me with any questions. The enrollment form is attached below. Please click on the link to open the document.

Enrollment Form

Phone: 480 628-0165

Italian 102 January 2018:

Dates & Times
Classes start Tuesday evening, January 16th. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for 10 consecutive weeks.  The course will conclude on March 20th. (10, two hour plus sessions).

Location
Classes are held in a classroom near Lincoln and Scottsdale Rd.  We'll have a room with white boards, tables, chairs, air conditioning and plenty of parking. We have all the amenities we need for a comfortable classroom environment.  The address will be sent to students who have started the enrollment process by completing and returning the attached form.

A little information about the class:
If you've only studied the present tense, ITA 102 is the right class for you. Italian 102 is structured as a second semester beginning Italian class. A main focus of this class will be the two most commonly used past tenses. Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis, but there won't be any exams or grades. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 101. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. Italian 102 will aid those who are travelling to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. Our goal will be to cover chapters 6 - 9 of our text. Italian 102 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian with me upon completion of this course.

Cost for the program: $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 15th. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. These classes do fill, 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 / Yabla Website:
“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available, and I would encourage you to purchase a used copy to keep the cost down. You do not need the CD or DVD that may accompany some of the used texts. However, you are welcome to purchase a text that comes with these supplements if you'd like. If you find an inexpensive copy with the CD's, go ahead and purchase it. Again, be sure to get the 6th edition, and feel free to shop around.

Here are 3 links to Amazon where the book can be purchased used:

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

How to Enroll:

Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to have read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email. Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been receivedStudents will be given the option of paying by check or the "Zellepay.com" service. Credit card payments will not be accepted for this class.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian 102 can only be applied to the Italian 102 class taught from January to March of 2018. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other future classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please call me or email me with any questions. The enrollment form is attached below.

Enrollment Form

Phone: 480 628-0165

Italian 103 January 2018

Dates & Times

Classes start  Monday evening, January 8th. We’ll meet on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm for 10 consecutive weeks.  The course will conclude on March 26th. (10, two hour plus sessions) We'll observe Presidents' Day and Martin Luther King Day.

Location
Classes are held in a classroom near Lincoln and Scottsdale Rd.  We'll have a room with a white board, tables, chairs, air conditioning and plenty of parking. We have all the amenities we need for a comfortable classroom environment.  The address will be sent to students who have started the enrollment process by completing and returning the attached form.

A little information about the class:

Italian 103 is structured as a third semester Italian class. A main focus of this class will be conversation, the imperative mood, the future, use of the verb "piacere", indirect object pronouns, direct object pronouns, and double object pronouns. Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis, but there won't be any exams or grades. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 102.  Our goal will be to cover chapters 10 - 13 of our text. Italian 103 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian with me upon completion of this course.

Cost for the program: $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 8th. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. These classes do fill, 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 / Yabla Website:
“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available, and I would encourage you to purchase a used copy to keep the cost down. You do not need the CD or DVD that may accompany some of the used texts. However, you are welcome to purchase a text that comes with these supplements if you'd like. If you find an inexpensive copy with the CD's, go ahead and purchase it. Again, be sure to get the 6th edition, and feel free to shop around.

Here are 3 links to Amazon where the book can be purchase:

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

How to Enroll:

Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to have read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email. Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received.   Students will be given the option of paying by check or the "Zellepay.com" service. Credit card payments will not be accepted for this class.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian 103 can only be applied to the Italian 103 class taught from January to March of 2018. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other future classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please call me or email me with any questions. The enrollment form is attached below.

Enrollment Form

Phone: 480 628-0165

Italian 201 (October 2017)

Classes start October 5th. We’ll meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.  The course will conclude on December 14th. (10 sessions).

Classes are offered in a classroom near Lincoln and Scottsdale Rd. The exact address will be sent to students who have submitted an enrollment form.

A little information about the class:

Italian 201 is structured as a second year first semester class. There will be homework assignments, but no tests, exams or grades. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 103. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. This course will aid those who are travelling to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. Our goal will be to cover units 14  through 16 (3 chapters) of the text Ciao 6th Edition. The previous chapters are covered in the courses leading up to Italian 201. Students taking this class should already have a working knowledge of the present tense, the "passato prossimo" tense, and the imperfect tense, as well as other basic grammar typically taught during the first three classes. Students should be able to construct basic sentences in the present and past and have a good grasp of the object pronouns covered in chapters 11- 13. This class will also emphasize conversation more than the courses leading up to Italian 201. Please feel free to call me as well to discuss this class in further detail, and to be sure it is the right fit for you.

Cost for the program: 325.00 per student. There are a total of 10 classes.  Payment is due (must be received) by Friday, September 15th at 11:00 pm. A 25.00 dollar late fee will be added and permission of the instructor will be required to enroll after the 15th Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. These classes do fill, 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 / Yabla Website

“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available, and I would encourage you to purchase a used copy to keep the cost down. You do not need the CD or DVD that may accompany some of the used texts. However, you are welcome to purchase a text that comes with these supplements if you'd like. Again, be sure to get the 6th edition.  Feel free to shop around.

Here are 2 links to Amazon where the book can be purchased used:

Link 1

Link 2

A membership to the  language learning website Yabla will be required. Students may obtain a considerable discount by purchasing a membership through me once the class has begun. The students will be given different options at the beginning of our course. I'd suggest waiting until the course begins prior to purchasing a subscription.

How to Enroll:

Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to have read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email.  Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. The enrollment form and payment must be received by September 15th.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian 201 can only be applied to the Italian 201 class taught from October to December of 2017. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions. My Phone number is listed below. The enrollment form is attached below.

Enrollment Form

Phone (480) 628-0165

Intermediate Italian 2

If you would like to enroll, please read the entire email below, complete the attached enrollment form, and return it to me via an email attachment. Payment for the course and the enrollment form are due by Friday, September 15th. A late fee of 25.00 will be added as of September 16th. Students will be enrolled on a first come basis. The enrollment form and payment are needed to enroll and secure a spot in the class.

Here is what is offered:

Intermediate Italian 2: Classes start Monday, October 16th. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The course will conclude on December 18th. (10 sessions). Classes are offered in a classroom near Lincoln and Scottsdale Rd. The address will be sent to students who have submitted an enrollment form.

A little information about the class:
Intermediate Italian 2 is structured as a third year Italian class. Homework will be assigned, but there will be no grades. This class is perfect for those who have completed both the Ciao text and Intermediate Italian 1. The course is structured, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. We will focus on conversation and grammatical topics selected by the instructor. The grammar will deal with areas not usually covered in first or second year classes. The group should be prepared to give oral summaries of short readings and of videos viewed on the Yabla site. The readings will be provided by the instructor via email. Students will have opportunities to prepare for these assignments in advance as part of their homework. We'll use the website Yabla as part of our curriculum. Once the class begins, students will be able to purchase a subscription through me at a discounted price. Some of you already are already subscribed through November 6th. After the 6th you'll be able to purchase an additional year subscription through me. The cost will be 45.00.

Those taking this class should already have a working knowledge of the present tense, the "passato prossimo" tense, the imperfect tense, direct and indirect object pronouns, double object pronouns, as well as other basic grammar typically taught in the first two years of college level Italian classes. Students should be able to construct basic sentences in the present and past and be able to use the present conditional, past conditional, object pronouns, and double object pronouns.

If you haven't taken classes with me in the past, please contact me first prior to enrolling. Feel free to call me to discuss this class in further detail.

Cost for the program:
Tuition is 325.00 for the course. Payment is due by Friday, September 15th at 11:00 pm. A late fee of 25.00 will be added on September 16th.

Materials:
Short stories, articles, and handouts dealing with grammar will be provided via email. Students should have access to a printer. A subscription to the Yabla website will also be required. For a considerable discount students can acquire a subscription through me. To obtain the discount I will have to purchase the subscription on your behalf. The cost to you will be 45.00 for a year subscription as opposed to 100.00 without my discount. This is a good value. Students can bring their payment for Yabla on the first day of class (cash only).

How to Enroll (Please Read All The Information Below):

Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to have read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email. Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. The enrollment form and payment must be received by Friday, September 15th.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Intermediate Italian 2 can only be applied to the Intermediate Italian class taught from October to December of 2017. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions. My phone number is listed below. The enrollment form is linked below:

Intermediate ITA II October 2017 Enrollment Form

Phone (480) 628-0165

Italian Cinema & Language Class July 2017

I'm very excited to offer another Italian Cinema class. Each time I've taught this class it has been very well received by students. I expect this class to fill!

Please note this course is just as much a language class as it is a cinema class. Italian films are used as a tool to help students improve their language skills in the following areas: listening comprehension, speaking, vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar. All of this is accomplished in an entertaining way. Five classes will be devoted to viewing Italian films with English subtitles. The other classes will focus on film discussions in Italian and correcting the homework.

Films will be shown on the odd weeks (starting with the first class) and the film discussions and reviewing of homework will take place on the even weeks. As an example we would view a film on week one. The following week we would discuss the film and correct the homework that was assigned. We will also view some scenes a second time during the film discussions. There is homework assigned after each film has been viewed. 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. However, auditing students must still pay the full course tuition.

Italian Cinema & Language: Classes begins Monday, July 10. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:45. The course will conclude on September 18th (10 two hour sessions). Classes are offered in a classroom near Indian Bend & Scottsdale Road. The address will be sent to students once they have submitted the enrollment form.

Cost for entire program: $325.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings. Payment and enrollment forms are due by Friday, June 23rd. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll.

Materials (handouts) are free and will be provided via email attachments. Students will print their own materials and bring them to class. Materials will consist of handouts dealing with each of the films we will view.

Ready to register for Italian Cinema?

How to Enroll:
Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to have read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email. Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. The enrollment form and payment must be received by June 23rd.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian Cinema can only be applied to the Italian Cinema class taught from July to September of 2016. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions. My phone number is listed below. The enrollment form is attached below.

Enrollment Form

Phone: 480 628-0165

Italian 202, January 2017, Scottsdale

If you would like to enroll please read the following information, complete the attached enrollment form, and return it to me via an email attachment. Enrollment ends Friday, January 6th. Students will be enrolled on a first come basis. The enrollment form and payment are needed to enroll and secure a spot in the class.

Here is what is offered:
Italian 202: Classes start January 23rd. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.  The course will conclude on April 3rd. (10 sessions).

Location:
Classes are offered in a classroom near Indian Bend and Scottsdale Rd. The address will be sent to students who have submitted an enrollment form.

A little information about the class:

Italian 202 is structured as a second year, second semester class. There will be homework assignments, but no exams or grades. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 201. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. Our goal will be to cover units 17 & 18 of the text, Ciao 6th Edition. The previous chapters are covered in the preceding four classes. Handouts will be provided to students to supplement the text. We'll also use the website Yabla in our class. At the beginning of the course meetings new students will be able to purchase a subscription through me at a discounted price. Those taking this class should already have a working knowledge of the present tense, the "passato prossimo" tense, the imperfect tense, direct and indirect object pronouns, double object pronouns, as well as other grammar typically taught in the first two years of college level Italian classes. Students should be able to construct basic sentences in the present and past and be able to use the present conditional and past conditional. Italian 202 will also emphasize conversation. If you haven't taken classes with me in the past, please contact me first prior to enrolling. Feel free to call me to discuss this class in further detail.

Cost for the program: 320.00 per student. There are a total of 10 classes.  Payment is due (must be received) by Friday, January 6th. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. Students must be at least 18 years of age or have permission of the instructor to enroll.

Textbook Information / Yabla Website Subscription:
“Ciao” 6th edition by Carla Larese Riga. Used copies are available, and I would encourage you to purchase a used copy to keep the cost down. You do not need the CD or DVD that may accompany some of the used texts. However, you are welcome to purchase a text that comes with these supplements if you'd like. Again, be sure to get the 6th edition.  Feel free to shop around.

Here are 2 links to Amazon where the book can be purchased used:

Link 1

Link 2

A membership to the website Yabla will also be required. Students may obtain a discount by purchasing a membership through me. You can bring the fee of 38.00 to the first class. Your membership will be active until November 2017. If you'd like to begin accessing Yabla immediately you can pay me prior to the first class. The regular price is 99.00 for a year subscription.

Please read the following steps for enrolling and the refund policy below. Be sure to have read the entire email prior to proceeding with enrollment.

1) Complete and sign the enrollment form attached. Please return it as an attachment in an email.  Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature. If you are enrolling a friend or spouse please have that person complete and return an enrollment form as well. A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have already submitted the enrollment form. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. The enrollment form and payment must be received by Friday, January 6th.

2) 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 (very unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian 202 can only be applied to the Italian 202 class taught from January to April of 2017. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other classes or private lessons in the event that a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the student's excuse).

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions. My Phone number is listed below. Below you'll find a link to the enrollment form.

Enrollment Form

Phone: 480 628-0165

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