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.


Although we were technically past the enrollment due date, potential students may still enroll in ITA 101 provided there is still room. Don't delay in enrolling.
 
Italian 101 (Beginning Italian) 
 
Dates & Times
The course begins Thursday evening, June 17th. Classes are held on Zoom on Thursdays from 6:45 pm to 8:55 pm. The course concludes on August 19th. There are a total of 10 class meetings.  All lessons are video recorded and will be distributed via a link only to those students who have missed a class due to an absence / absences.
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught numerous courses on Zoom over the last year, and they have gone exceptionally well. Please note you should have a good internet connection to avoid any technical issues. Valenti Lingua will not be held responsible for any connectivity issues the student may have. 
 
A little information about the class:
Italian 101 is structured as a first semester beginning Italian class. Homework is 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. Our goal will be to cover the first 3 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 only be reserved once both the payment and enrollment form have been received.
 
Cost for the program:
Tuition is $499.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, June 4th, at 10:00 pm. Students can pay by credit card, Venmo or Zelle. 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.  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 may pay by credit card, Venmo or Zelle. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. Enrollment forms and payments are due by 10:00 pm on Friday, June 4th. 
 
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 Italian 101 can only be applied to the Italian 101 class taught from June to August 2021. 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
 
 
New 103 Zoom Class 
 
Italian 103 July 7, 2021
 
Dates & Times
The course begins Wednesday evening, July 7th. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm on Zoom. The course concludes on Sep 8th. There are a total of 10 class meetings.  All lessons are video recorded and will be distributed via a link only to those students who have missed a class due to an absence / absences.
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught numerous courses on Zoom over the last year, and they have gone exceptionally well. Please note you should have a good internet connection to avoid any technical issues. Valenti Lingua will not be held responsible for any connectivity issues the student may have. 
 
A little information about the class:
A little information about the class: Italian 103 is structured as a third semester beginning Italian class. We cover chapters 7 - 9 of Ciao 6th Edition by Carla Larese Riga. 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 201. There aren't any grades issued. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 102 with Valenti Lingua. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. Italian 103 will aid those who are travelling to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. 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. All homework assignments will be sent via email. A video recording of classes will be made available to students in case of an absence. 
 
Cost for the program:
Tuition is $499.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, June 11th, at 10:00 pm.Students receive a subscription to Yabla with their tuition. A $10.00 late fee is added after the due date. Students may pay via Venmo or Zelle.  A $15.00 fee is added to pay by credit card. Checks aren't accepted. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you 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 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 may pay with Venmo or Zelle. There is a 15.00 fee to pay by credit card. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. Enrollment forms and payments are due by 10:00 pm on Friday, June 11th. 
 
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 Italian 103 can only be applied to the Italian 103 class taught from July to September 2021. 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 203 June 2021 Zoom Class
 
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 203. The assessment can be taken via Zoom or Skype. Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment. There may be a fee for the assessment test.
 
Dates & Times
Classes start Tuesday evening,  June 22nd. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm. The course will conclude on August 24th (10, two hour sessions). Classes are video recorded and the recordings are shared with the class via a link making it easier for students to stay current in case of a few absences. 
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught five courses on Zoom in 2020, and they have gone exceptionally well. Please note you should have a good internet connection to avoid any technical issues. Valenti Lingua will not be held responsible for any connectivity issues the student may have. 
 
A little information about the class:
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 204. There aren't any grades issued. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 202 with Valenti Lingua. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. Italian 203 will aid those who plan to travel to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. Our goal will be to cover chapters 16 - 17 of our text. Italian 203 will also provide a solid foundation for those who wish to continue to study Italian with me upon completion of this course.
 
Assessment and Homework
Students who have not completed Italian 202 with Valenti Lingua may need to take an oral and written assessment test prior to enrolling in 203. All homework will be assigned via email each week. A week prior to the beginning of our class, students will receive the first set of assignments for the first class. A video recording of our zoom class sessions will be made available to students in case of an absence. Students have found these recordings to be very helpful. 
 
Cost for the program:
Tuition is $499.00. Payment and enrollment forms are due by 10:00 pm, Friday, June 11th. A $10.00 late fee is added after June 11th at 10.00 pm. Students receive a subscription to Yabla with their tuition. 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. Include your full name, phone number, email, and signature.  Please let Valenti Lingua know if you prefer to pay via Venmo or Zellepay and where to send the payment request. Both payment methods are safe and free of fees. If you plan to use Venmo, please include your Venmo name. If you prefer to use Zellepay, please specify whether the payment request should be sent to your mobile number or email address. Checks are NOT accepted.  Please note there is a 15.00 fee to pay via credit card. Once you've submitted your enrollment form with your payment method preference, a payment request will be sent to you. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received.  Students will not be enrolled on the first day of class. Thank you for respecting the enrollment due date. Payment for private Italian lessons can't be applied to tuition for group classes.
 
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), enrolled students will receive a prompt and full refund. Tuition for Italian 203 can only be applied to the Italian 203 class taught from June to August  2021. 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) 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 203.  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.
 
4) 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 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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