Italian Class Schedule

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Italian 101 (Beginning Italian) January 2019

Dates & Times
The course begins Wednesday evening, January 23rd. We’ll meet on Wednesdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm. The course will conclude on March 27th. There are a total of 10 class meetings.

Location
Our class sessions 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 grades will be issued. 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. Italian 101 will aid those who desire to begin speaking and understanding Italian by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary. Our goal will be to cover the first 4 units of our text. Italian 101 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue studying 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 once both the payment and enrollment form have been received.

Cost for the program:
Tuition is $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 22nd,  at 11:00 pm. Tuition increases to 375.00 after the enrollment due date of December 22nd. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. Italian 101 courses often 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 to valentidavide@yahoo.com. 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. Enrollment forms and payments are due by 11:00 pm on Friday, December 22nd. On December 23rd the cost of the course increases to 375.00.

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 2019. The tuition cannot be used as credit for other future classes or private lessons in the event a student enrolls in this course and does not attend (regardless of the 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

valentidavide@yahoo.com

Italian 102 January 2019

Dates & Times
Classes start Tuesday evening, January 15th. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm.  The course will conclude on March 19th. (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 passato prossimo which is the most commonly used past tense. Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis. Students are expected to complete the class assignments and prepare for class in order to progress to ITA 103. There won't be any grades issued. 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 5 - 7 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. Students who have not completed Italian 101 with Valenti Lingua may need to take an oral and written assessment test prior to enrolling in 102.

Cost for the program: $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 22nd. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. On December 23rd the tuition increases to 375.00. 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.

A membership to the language learning website Yabla will be required as part of the class curriculum for ITA 102 and other future courses. Students will obtain a substantial discount by purchasing a membership through me once the class has begun. The cost for the Yabla membership is 45.00. This is in addition to the course tuition. Your subscription will be active until November 6th of 2019. If you purchased a subscription through me in the fall 101 class, your subscription will continue to be active until November 6th of 2019.

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 to valentidavide@yahoo.com. Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature.  A payment request with the address of the class will be sent to students who have 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 Venmo or the "Zellepay.com" service. Both services are safe and free of any fees. If your bank doesn't participate in the Zellepay service, you can use Venmo. Credit card payments will not be accepted for this class. Tuition increases to 375.00 on Saturday, December 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 102 can only be applied to the Italian 102 class taught from January to March of 2019. 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

valentidavide@yahoo.com

Italian 103 January 2019

Dates & Times

Classes start Thursday evening, January 10th. We’ll meet on Thursdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm for 10 consecutive weeks.  The course will conclude on March 14th. (10, two hour plus sessions)

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 Imperfect tense and the imperative mood, indirect object pronouns, and direct object pronouns. Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis, but there won't be any grades. Students are expected to complete the homework assignments and prepare for class. Student preparation in 103 is a prerequisite for admission into the subsequent ITA 201 class.  ITA 103 is perfect for those who have completed Italian 102.  Our goal will be to cover chapters 9 - 11 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. Students who have not completed Italian 102 with Valenti Lingua may need to take an oral and written assessment test prior to enrolling in 103.

Cost for the program: $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 22nd. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. On December 23rd tuition increases to 375.00. 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:

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 Venmo or the Zellepay.com service. Both services are safe and free of any fees. If your bank doesn't participate in the Zellepay service, you can use Venmo. Credit card payments will not be accepted for this class. The tuition increases to 375.00 on Saturday, December 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 103 can only be applied to the Italian 103 class taught from January to March of 2019. 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

valentidavide@yahoo.com

Dates & Times
Classes start Monday evening, January 7th. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The course will conclude on March 25th. (10, two hour sessions).

Location
Classes are held near Lincoln and Scottsdale Rd. 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:
Intermediate Italian is structured as a third year Italian class. Much of this course will be devoted to conversation and the development of oral expression. This will be achieved through the discussion of Italian videos and talking points given to students in advance to encourage speaking and conversations among students. Students will also begin a thorough review of all grammar covered in previous courses. An intermediate level text entirely in Italian will be used for this purpose. If you haven't taken classes with me and would like to enroll, you may first need to take both a written and oral assessment. If you need to schedule this please call me at 480 628-0165.

Cost for the program: $350.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, December 22nd. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. After the 22nd tuition increases to 375.00. 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.

Yabla Website / Text Information:
A membership to the website Yabla will be required for this course. Students may obtain a considerable discount by purchasing a membership through me. The cost is 45.00 and the student's subscription will be active until November 6th of 2019. This is half the cost of a regular subscription. I need to purchase the subscription on behalf of the student, and the student can reimburse me in order to benefit from the class discount. If you already have a Yabla subscription through me, your current subscription will be active until November 6th of 2019. You can then renew your subscription through me at a discounted rate if you choose to do so.

The text for this course is Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana by Susanna Nocchi. The text is entirely in Italian. We'll continue to use this text for any subsequent intermediate Italian courses until we've completed the book. I recommend purchasing the text from Applause Learning (linked in the title). If you purchase the book from Amazon you may run into shipping issues as it may be coming from abroad. Other students have had problems.

Course Prerequisites / Requirements
1) If you are currently enrolled in ITA 202, completion of all 202 online Yabla exercises is required prior to enrolling in Intermediate Italian.

2) Registering students who have not studied with me will need to complete an oral and written assessment with me in person.

3) Students are expected to complete both the online and textbook homework for Intermediate Italian. The online Yabla exercises will be checked via my Yabla grade book online. Student preparation is a requirement to be able to enroll in any subsequent courses.

4) The class will be conducted in Italian. Students are expected to speak Italian with me and other students and to ask any questions in Italian. Let's create a total immersion experience.

5) Payment in full is required for enrollment. Credits aren't applied from unused portions of courses or private lessons.

How to Enroll
Please read the following steps for enrolling and regarding 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 Venmo or the Zellepay.com service. Both services are safe and free of any fees. If your bank doesn't participate in the Zellepay service, you can use Venmo. Credit card payments will not be accepted for this class. The tuition increases to 375.00 on Saturday, December 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 (unlikely), those who have paid will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Intermediate Italian can only be applied to the Intermediate Italian class taught from January to March of 2019. 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). Private lesson tuition can't be applied to enrollment in a group class.

3) Registering students are expected to have read this email in its entirety. Please call me or email me with any questions. My phone number is listed below as well as my website for those looking for more information regarding my services. The enrollment form is attached below.

Enrollment Form

Phone: 480 628-0165

valentidavide@yahoo.com

Italian 201 (April 2018)

Classes start April 9th. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.  The course will conclude on June 18th. (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 13  through 15 (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 imperative mood and object pronouns covered in chapters   10 - 12. 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, March 23rd at 11:00 pm.  After March 23rd the tuition increases to 350.00. 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 is a link to Amazon where the book can be purchased used:

Link 1

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 begins.  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 payment of 325.00 is due (must be received) by Friday, March 23rd at 11:00 pm. As of Saturday, March 24th the cost increases to 350.00.

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 April to June of 2018. 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 Cinema & Language Class April 2018

I'm very excited to offer another Italian Cinema class!

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. Homework is assigned after each film viewing. 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 begin Thursday, April 12th. We’ll meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:45. The course will conclude on June 14th (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 the entire program: $350.00 with a total of 10 classes of two hour meetings. Payment and enrollment forms are due by Friday, March 30th. Tuition increases to 375.00 on March 31st. 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 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, March 30th. Tuition increases to 375.00 on March 31st.

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 April to June of 2018. 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

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