Italian Class Schedule

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. To learn more, click on the tab below corresponding to the Italian course you’d like to take.


Italian 101 (Beginning Italian) October 2019
 
Dates & Times
The course begins Wednesday evening, October 9th. We’ll meet on Wednesdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm. The course will conclude on December 18th. There are a total of 10 class meetings. Classes are audio recorded and distributed to students as an mp3 via email making it easier for students to stay current in case of a few absences.
 
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 $365.00 per student. Payment is due by  July 31st, at 11:00 pm. After the due date tuition increases to 385.00. 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:
 
 
 
 
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 Wednesday, July 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 101 can only be applied to the Italian 101 class taught from October to December 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.
 
 
Phone: 480 628-0165
valentidavide@yahoo.com
 
 

Italian 102 April 2019

If you have not previously taken classes with Valenti Lingua you may need to complete both an oral and written assessment prior to enrolling in ITA 102. The assessment must be taken in person . Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment. There may be a fee for the assessment test. Times for assessment tests are limited and may not be scheduled after March 27th. 

Dates & Times
Classes start Thursday evening, April 11th. We’ll meet on Thursdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm. The course will conclude on June 13th (10, two hour plus sessions). Classes are audio recorded and distributed to students making it easier for students to stay current in case of a few absences.

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 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 with Valenti Lingua. 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. All homework assignments will be sent via email. Once enrolled I will send students the first set of assignments for the first class. A digital audio recording of classes will be made available to students in case of an absence. Students have found these recordings to be helpful.

Cost: Tuition is $375.00 plus $45.00 for a required Yabla subscription (an online language learning immersion website) purchased directly from Valenti Lingua (not from Yabla). Subscriptions can't be shared with another student, friend or spouse in the class. You will need your own account purchased from Valenti Lingua. If you've already purchased a subscription through Valenti Lingua for ITA 101, you do not need to purchase another for 102. Subscriptions will be active until November 1st, and are discounted when purchased through Valenti Lingua. Payment and enrollment forms are due by 11:00 pm, Friday, March 29th. After 11:00 pm tuition increases to 400.00 (this does not include the $45.00 fee for the Yabla subscription). 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 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. 

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 April to June 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

4) If you have not previously taken classes with Valenti Lingua you may need to complete both an oral and written assessment prior to enrolling in ITA 102. The assessment must be taken in person . Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment. There may be a fee for the assessment test. Times for assessment tests are limited and may not be scheduled after March 27th. 

Italian 103 April 2019

If you have not previously taken classes with Valenti Lingua you may need to complete both an oral and written assessment prior to enrolling in ITA 103. The oral assessment can be taken via Skype or in person . Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment.

Dates & Times

Classes start Tuesday evening, April 2nd. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm for 10 consecutive weeks.  The course will conclude on June 4th (10, two hour plus sessions). Classes are audio recorded and distributed to students making it easier for students to stay current in case of absences.

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 reflexive verbs in the present and passato prossimo tenses, the imperfect tense, the imperfect vs the passato prossimo, and the imperative. Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis, but there won't be any grades. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments and prepare for class. Student preparation in 103 is a prerequisite for admission into the subsequent ITA 201 class. Our goal will be to cover chapters 8 - 10 of our text. Italian 103 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian with Valenti Lingua upon completion of 103. Students who have not completed Italian 102 with Valenti Lingua may need to take an oral and written assessment test prior to enrollment. All homework assignments will be sent via email. Once enrolled I will send students the first set of assignments for the first class. A digital audio recording of classes will be made available to students in case of an absence. Students have found these recordings to be helpful.

Cost for the program: Tuition is $415.00.  Payment and enrollment forms are due by 11:00 pm, Friday, March 22nd.  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:

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.  

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 April to June 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 201 April 2019

If you have not previously taken classes with Valenti Lingua you may need to complete both an oral and written assessment prior to enrolling in ITA 201. The oral assessment can be taken via Skype or in person. Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment.

Dates and times: Classes start April 1st. We’ll meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:50 pm.  The course will conclude on June 10th. (10 sessions). Classes are audio recorded and distributed to students making it easier for students to stay current in case of a few absences.

Location: 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 fourth semester Italian class. A main focus of this class will be conversation, the future tense, the verb "piacere", double object pronouns, the present conditional, and past conditional. Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis, but there won't be any grades. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments and prepare for class. Student preparation in 201 is a prerequisite for admission into the subsequent ITA 202 class. Our goal will be to cover chapters 12 - 14 of our text. Italian 201 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian with Valenti Lingua upon completion of 201. Students who have not completed Italian 103 with Valenti Lingua may need to take an oral and written assessment test prior to enrollment. All homework assignments will be sent via email. Once enrolled I will send students the first set of assignments for the first class. A digital audio recording of classes will be made available to students in case of an absence. Students have found these recordings to be helpful.

Cost for the program: Tuition is $375.00 plus $35.00 for a required Yabla subscription purchased directly from Valenti Lingua (not from Yabla). Those of you currently enrolled in 103 already have a subscription and do not need to purchase a new subscription. Subscriptions will be active until November 6th and are discounted when purchased through Valenti Lingua. Payment and enrollment forms are due by 11:00 pm, Friday, March 22nd. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. 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. 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 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. 

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

Intermediate Italian II April 2019

If you have not previously taken classes with Valenti Lingua you may need to complete both an oral and written assessment prior to enrolling in Intermediate Italian 2. The oral assessment can be taken via Skype or in person . Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment.

Dates & Times
Classes start Monday afternoon, April 22nd. We’ll meet on Monday afternoons from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm. The course will conclude on July 1st. (10, two hour sessions). Classes are audio recorded and distributed to students making it easier for students to stay current in case of a few absences.

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 2 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: Tuition is $375.00 plus $35.00 for a required Yabla subscription purchased directly from Valenti Lingua (not from Yabla). Those of you currently enrolled in a course already have a subscription and do not need to purchase a new subscription. Subscriptions will be active until November 6th and are discounted when purchased from Valenti Lingua. Payment and enrollment forms are due by 11:00 pm, Friday, March 22nd. Enrollment closes at 11:00 pm. Students must be at least 18 years of age or have permission of the instructor to enroll.

Text Information:
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 a course with Valenti Lingua, completion of all online Yabla exercises is required prior to enrolling in Intermediate Italian 2.

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 2. 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 due to non attendance  of courses or from 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. 

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 April to July 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 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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