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Schedule - Italian Classes

While there are many different ways to teach and learn Italian, we at our Language Institute believe that learning the Italian language requires the student to instantly be immersed in the target language.
Our Italian language lessons, taught by our skilled native instructors, are designed to build conversational skills.
Seattle Languages International offers different formats and levels of Italian group classes.
For students with very specific goals, our language school also offers private, customized Italian language instruction. Italian private lessons are a good way to learn Italian quickly.
To learn more about our different language classes, please click on "Class Format".

ITALIAN GROUP CLASSES DISCONTINUED AFTER END OF MARCH 2015

Italian
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Currently no group courses are scheduled for this language.

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Italian for Travelers Class

Unlike most language courses taught, this Italian for Travelers course focuses its attention on situations that you most likely will encounter when traveling, like meeting people, reserving hotel rooms, buying things, traveling, asking simple questions, etc. With a combination of pronunciation, grammar, free conversation and role play, you will acquire the basic Italian skills not only to survive in Italy, but most importantly to enjoy your trip in a special way, showing your appreciation for the people, country and culture you are visiting.
Students who take this Italian travel class want to participate actively in their travels, feel comfortable when meeting locals and experience Italian food and culture.
If you don’t want to feel just one of these “regular” tourists, this is the right class for you.
Students who want to continue with Italian language instruction after they come back from their Italy trip, may contact us for an assessment of their Italian language skills and level.

Conversational Intro to Italian Class

In this class for beginning Italian learners you will acquire basic Italian language skills.
As we introduce regular verb conjugations from the start, our students will instantly be immersed into speaking Italian.
By the end of this course you will know how to read, count, present yourself, greet and address people using formal and informal forms, ask simple questions such as asking for and giving directions, order food in restaurants, talk and describe yourself, other students, things and places.
The student will also learn some grammar such as subject pronouns, definite and indefinite articles, conjugations of regular and some irregular verbs in the present tense, recognize and use gender and number in adjectives and nouns.
This combination of grammar, pronunciation, introducing vocabulary through short texts and useful expressions will give you basic and immediate speaking abilities. 

Italian Level 2 Class

The Italian Level 2 class is for students who have previously taken our Conversational Intro class or who have had recently the equivalent of 25-30 hours of Italian instruction taken in a larger group setting. Students who have taken more than 30 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their Italian language abilities.
This Italian class will start with a basic review of conjugations of regular and some irregular verbs in the present.
In this lower intermediate class emphasis is placed on improving your basic speaking abilities and developing fluency. You will learn more and more irregular verbs and use them correctly in lower intermediate conversations, you will express possession, learn how to use needs and wants, permission and obligation. This class enables you to ask questions, understand answers, speak about your daily activities using the present and the past tense. Short texts, covering the Italian family, Italian regions, Italian culture and sports are used to enhance your vocabulary and to further your understanding of Italian people and Italian culture.
Grammar taught covers possessive adjectives, the present perfect, articulated prepositions, object pronouns and more complex irregular verbs.

Italian Level 3 Class

The Italian Level 3 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 2 class or who have the equivalent of 50-60 hours of Italian instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 60 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their Italian language abilities.
This Italian class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the Level 2 class.
In this lower intermediate class you will consolidate your Italian language skills. You will learn how to speak Italian with more complex sentence structures using not only the present perfect but also the simple past. Reading of short articles and texts covering Italian food, culture, fashion and geography is used to enlarge and strengthen your vocabulary, new words are learned and used in small discussions where you can express your opinions, feelings and thoughts.
Grammar taught covers indirect object pronouns, past participles, likes and dislikes, interrogatives, reflexive and reciprocal verbs, time expressions, adverbs and simple past.

Italian Level 4 Class

The Italian Level 4 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 3 class or who have the equivalent of 75-90 hours of Italian instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 90 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their Italian language abilities.
This Italian class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the Level 3 class.
In this intermediate class you will be able to express yourself with ease in many different situations. You will be able to speak about yourself, about other people and things in the present, past and future tense. Reading of articles and texts covering Italian art, tourism and geographical facts about Italian regions is only part of building vocabulary and enhancing speaking abilities. More and more discussions will be used to create real speaking situations in which you will be immersed.
Grammar taught covers the past perfect, suffixes, disjunctive pronouns, comparatives, relative superlatives, irregular comparatives and superlatives, impersonal subject form and the future and its special uses.

Italian Level 5 Class

The Italian Level 5 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 4 class or who have the equivalent of 100-120 hours of Italian instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 120 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their Italian language abilities.
This Italian class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the Level 4 class.
In this higher intermediate class you will be able to advance your speaking skills by learning how to request things, give orders, negate sentences, address people politely and make suggestions.
You will improve your vocabulary through readings covering geographical facts of Italy, Italian markets and products made in Italy.
Grammar taught covers pronouns “ci” and “ne”, double pronouns, imperatives, indefinite adjectives and pronouns, negatives and use of the conditional in the present.

Italian Level 6 Class

The Italian Level 6 class is for students who have previously taken our Level 5 class or who have the equivalent of 130-150 hours of Italian instruction taken in a larger group setting.
Students who have taken more than 150 hours in the past, yet are uncertain if this is the right class for them, can call us for an assessment of their Italian language abilities.
This Italian class will start with a short review of the contents covered in the Level 5 class.
In this lower advanced class you will be already fluent enough to carry a conversation on Italian current events, read newspaper articles or short stories. Readings cover Italian architectural achievements, Italian music and songs, Italian regions, Italian literature and art.
Grammar taught covers the conditional in the past, possessive and relative pronouns, constructions with the infinitive, forms of the remote past and ordinal numbers.