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 (There is still room!)
 
Dates & Times
The course begins Thursday evening, October 6th. Classes are held on Zoom on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The course concludes on December 15th. There are a total of 10 class meetings. We'll skip the week of Thanksgiving. 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.
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught numerous courses on Zoom over the last two years, 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 only be reserved once both the payment and enrollment form have been received.
 
Cost for the program:
Tuition is $510.00 per student. Payment is due by Friday, August 12th, at 10:00 pm.  Students may pay via Zelle or credit card. Zelle payments are preferred. 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. "Ciao! Video Update 6th Edition" is fine as well. Make sure you purchase the 6th edition. 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 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 Zelle or Credit Card. Zellle payments are preferred. 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, August 12th.
 
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 October to December 2022. 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 Italian 102 Zoom Class  (There is still room!)
 
Italian 102 October 2022
 
Dates & Times
The course begins Tuesday evening, October 4th. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm on Zoom. The course concludes on December 6th. 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.
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught numerous courses on Zoom over the last few years, 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 102 is structured as a first year, second semester Italian class. Our goal is to cover Units 4, 5 and 6 of the text 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 103. There aren't 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 traveling to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. This course 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 successfully 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. A video recording of classes will be made available to students in case of an absence. 
 
Cost for the program:
Tuition is $565.00 per student and includes a year subscription to Yabla with tuition (a great value). Payment is due by Monday, August 1st at 10:00 pm. Students may pay via Zellepay. Venmo payments may be accepted as well for an added fee. Please check with Davide prior to sending a Venmo payment.  A $20.00 fee per studenti is added to pay by credit card. Checks in the mail 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 is a link 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 will be sent to students who have submitted the enrollment form. Students may pay via Zellepay.  A $20.00 fee per student is added to pay by credit cardChecks in the mail aren't accepted. Payment is due by Monday, August 1st at 10:00 pm.  Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. 
 
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 102 can only be applied to the Italian 102 class taught from October to December 2022. 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 Italian 201 Zoom Class (There is still room!)
 
Italian 201 October 2022
 
Dates & Times
The course begins Wednesday evening, October 5th. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm on Zoom. The course concludes on December 14th. There are a total of 10 class meetings. We'll observe Thanksgiving and not hold class on Wednesday, November 23rd. 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.
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught numerous courses on Zoom over the last few years, 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 201 is structured as a second year Italian class. Our goal is to cover Units 9, 10 and 11 of the text 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 202. There aren't any grades issued. This class is perfect for those who have completed Italian 103 with Valenti Lingua. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. Italian 201 will aid those who are traveling to Italy by teaching basic grammar and vocabulary necessary for conversing in Italian. This course 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 successfully completed Italian 103 with Valenti Lingua may need to take an oral and written assessment test prior to enrolling in 201. 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 $565.00 per student and includes a year subscription to Yabla with tuition (a great value). Payment is due by Wednesday, August 3rd at 10:00 pm. Students may pay via Zellepay. Venmo payments may be accepted as well for an added fee. Please check with Davide prior to sending a Venmo payment.  A $20.00 fee pre student is added to pay by credit card. Checks in the mail 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 is a link 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 will be sent to students who have submitted the enrollment form. Students may pay via Zellepay. Venmo payments may be accepted as well, but please check with Davide prior to sending a Venmo payment  A $20.00 fee per student is added to pay by credit cardChecks in the mail aren't accepted. Payment is due by Wednesday, August 3rd at 10:00 pm. Don't delay and run the risk of the class filling up before you enroll. 
 
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 201 can only be applied to the Italian 201 class taught from October to December 2022. 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 Through Film  begins again on Mondays at 6:00 pm beginning October 10th. Enroll today! See below for more information.
 
The goal of this class is to help you improve all aspects of your Italian, particularly your oral expression and listening comprehension ability.
 
Who should take this class?
This is an intermediate / advanced level class conducted entirely in Italian. Beginners are also welcome to enroll and have the option of auditing. Beginner students have taken this class in the past and have benefited from it. There is no difference in cost for auditing students. Auditing simply means you aren't expected / required to participate in class discussions and in the completion of assignments. You can simply observe the class and participate at your leisure.
 
Zoom Cinema Class Meetings
The course will be held via Zoom. As usual this will be a 10 week class. We'll view films on the odd weeks and discuss the films and correct the homework on the even weeks. I'll stream the movies via Zoom. The movies will be shown with English subtitles. Although not a requirement, when possible it is advantageous to watch the movies a second time on your own. You'll reap more benefits from the assignments and class discussions by doing so. 
 
Dates
Our class will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00 - 8:15, beginning Monday, October 10th and ending on December 12th. We'll take a short 5 minute break in the middle of the film showing or class discussions. There will likely be classes when we are able to conclude prior to 8:15. 
 
I film
 
1) Johnny Stecchino (The film is also available for free on Youtube. Students will receive a transcript of the Italian subtitles.)
 
2) Cinema Paradiso (The film is also available for streaming on Amazon Prime. Students will receive a transcript of the Italian subtitles.)
 
3) Il Sorpasso (The film is also available for streaming on Amazon.)
 
4)  In Guerra Per Amore (The complete version of the film is available for free on Youtube. Students will receive a transcript of the Italian subtitles.) 
 
5) La Vita è Bella (The film is also available for streaming on Amazon Prime. With a public library card streaming is free on Kanopy. It is also available for rent on Youtube. Students will receive a transcript of the Italian subtitles.)
 
Cost for entire program: Cost will vary slightly depending on method of payment. Payment via Zelle or cash is preferred.
 
-Via Zelle or cash the cost is 500.00
-Via Venmo the cost is 510.00
-Via credit card the cost is 520.00.
 
Materials (handouts) are free and will be provided via email attachments. Materials will consist of handouts dealing with each of the films.
 
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. Enrollment closes Monday, September 26th at 10:00 pm.
 
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. Please let me know how you wish to pay. Students are enrolled only 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 the Italian Through Film class can only be applied to the class taught from October to December of 2022. 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). Private lesson tuition can't be applied toward a group class.
 
3) Registering students are expected to have read the course description 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 linked here: Enrollment Form.
 
Thank you,
Davide Valenti
(480) 628-0165
Intermediate Italian Zoom Class January 2022
 
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. 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 Monday evening, January 24th. We’ll meet on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The course will conclude on March 28th (10, two hour sessions). Classes are video recorded, and the recordings are shared with those students who miss a class
 
Zoom Classes
Our class sessions will be held on Zoom. I've taught numerous courses on Zoom in 2020 - 2021, and they have gone exceptionally well. Please note you should have a good internet connection to avoid any technical issues on your end.
 
Course &  Textbook Information
Classes will be conducted entirely in Italian. 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 the next class. There aren't any grades issued. This is a structured class, taught to accommodate the pace of the group. We'll use the text Dieci B1 with ebook access by the publisher Alma Edizioni. Both the text and the ebook are recommended. See the links below which will take you to where the text with ebook can be purchased:
 
 
 
Assessment and Homework
Students who have not completed Italian 203 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 in past courses have found these recordings to be very helpful when they weren't able to attend class live.
 
Cost for the program:
Tuition is $550.00. Payment and enrollment forms are due by 10:00 pm, Friday,  January 7th.  Students receive a subscription to Yabla with their tuition. Yabla subscriptions are active until November. We'll incorporate Yabla in our curriculum. Students must be at least 18 years of age or have permission of the instructor to enroll. Students may pay for the course via Zelle. A 20.00 fee will be added  to credit card payments. Venmo payments may be accepted on a case by case basis. Please reach out to Davide for further instructions regarding Venmo payments.
 
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 where to send the Zelle payment request. Checks are NOT accepted.  Please note there is a 20.00 fee to pay via credit card. Once you've submitted your enrollment form, a payment request will be emailed to you. Students are only enrolled once both the enrollment form and payment have been received. Thank you for respecting the enrollment due date.
 
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), enrolled students 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  2022. 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). Payment for private Italian lessons can't be applied to tuition for group classes.
 
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 Intermediate Italian.  Please call Valenti Lingua at 480 628-0165 to schedule an appointment. There may be a fee for the assessment test. 
 
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
 
 
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