Develop basic language skills and a general understanding of communicating in Italian. After completion, students will be able to speak in present tense and be able to read and write basic sentences. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Novice High. No prerequisite.
Students will continue to build upon their knowledge and skill of the language and learn more vocabulary and grammar so they will be able to speak more about basic everyday situations. Students will also be using past tense. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate Low.
Recommended for students who have completed the Beginning Italian courses and are approaching a conversational level. Students will increase their proficiency and will be able to speak about basic situations using present, past and future tenses. Proficiency on the ACTFL scale: from Intermediate High to Advanced Low.
For experienced students who want to improve their proficiency by practicing comprehension, conversation, and review. Proficiency on the ACTFL scale: Superior.
For those with no previous knowledge of Italian to effectively communicate in your travels.(e.g. for meeting and greeting others, requesting information, ordering in a restaurant and asking for directions) You will learn a specific set of key expressions and cultural tips you will encounter in Italy.
“The Beginning Italian Course was a great introduction to Italy, its culture, and the language. A Great Start to wonderful adventure.” (Novice class student)
“Alessandro is exuberant and his excitement for teaching the class is infectious. I have loved learning from him and have definitely learned a lot!” (Intermediate class student)
“Italian classes through the AICC are informal and are not at all intimidating. Participant range in age and are diverse in background. Alessandro does a very proficient job in assisting students and building their confidence. I highly recommend taking the course; learning a new language is a wonderful thing to do to improve brain activity!”
“I really enjoyed the novice class! Alessandro’s teaching style was fun and helped me learn very quickly! This class will really help me when I go to Italy next month!” (Novice class student)
“You will have a great time and learn about Italian culture and food as well as language. Very enjoyable classes in a relaxed atmosphere. Bravo!” (Intermediate class student)
“The Italian Language Classes are wonderful and so much fun! the atmosphere is relaxed, but also very informative and captures interest so well. I have enjoyed the time in class so much. The classes are a great challenge!” (Advanced class student)
“I would recommend the American Italian language class because the group was very small and the atmosphere was friendly. In our beginning class we learned the basics of the language. We didn’t just learn a few phrases. I look forward to taking the intermediate class and learning more!” (Novice class student)
“I really enjoyed learning the basics of Italian in an encouraging environment with such an enthusiastic teacher!” (Intermediate class student)