Italian 102 January 2019

Italian 102 January 2019

Dates & Times
Classes start Tuesday evening, January 15th. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 6:25 pm to 8:50 pm.  The course will conclude on March 19th. (10, two hour plus sessions).

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:
If you’ve only studied the present tense, ITA 102 is the right class for you. 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. 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.

Cost for the program: $375.00 per student. Payment is due by Tuesday, January 8th. 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 / Yabla Website:
“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.

A membership to the language learning website Yabla will be required as part of the class curriculum for ITA 102 and other future courses. Students will obtain a substantial discount by purchasing a membership through me once the class has begun. The cost for the Yabla membership is 45.00. This is in addition to the course tuition. Your subscription will be active until November 6th of 2019. If you purchased a subscription through me in the fall 101 class, your subscription will continue to be active until November 6th of 2019.

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 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 “” 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 January to March 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