ITA 102 April 2019

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.