Beginning Italian 1A September 2016

Classes start Wednesday evening, September 21st. We’ll meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:45pm.  The course will conclude on December 14th. (12, two hour plus sessions).

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

A little information about the class:

Beginning Italian 1A is structured as a first semester beginning Italian class. No prior knowledge of Italian is necessary. There will be homework assignments, 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. It is a great introduction to Italian. 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 the text. Beginning Italian 1 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian upon completion of this course. I do plan on offering a continuation of this course once the class ends.

Cost for the program: $295.00 per student. Beginning Italian 1 tends to fill up fast. A spot in the class can only be secured once the student’s payment and enrollment form have been received. Payment is due by Sunday, September 4th. 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:

“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, and feel free to shop around.

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

Link 1

Link 2

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.  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 Beginning Italian I can only be applied to the Beginning Italian I class taught from September to December 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. Please email to me at

Beginning Italian 1A September 2016 Enrollment Form

Thank you,

Davide Valenti
Phone: 480 628-0165