ONLINE CLASS: Italian Language for Beginners (second 5 weeks)

DATES: 02/09/2021 - 03/09/2021
LOCATION: None
PRICE: $125.00
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
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Alvise was born and raised in Venice, Italy.  He has been a tour guide there for over 15 years, specializing in art history. He graduated in classical studies and political sciences.  He has worked and lived in Venice and abroad.  “My passions are music, history and literatures.”

Alvise is also a certified teacher of the Italian language.  He has taught Italian privately for tourists in Venice and in Santiago, Chile, where he often spends his winters.

Alvise in Venice

 

Alvise was born and raised in Venice, Italy.  He has been a tour guide there for over 15 years, specializing in art history. He graduated in classical studies and political sciences.  He has worked and lived in Venice and abroad.  “My passions are music, history and literatures.”

Alvise is also a certified teacher of the Italian language.  He has taught Italian privately for tourists in Venice and in Santiago, Chile, where he often spends his winters.

Alvise in Venice

 

This is a 5-week continuation of Italian language class for BEGINNERS

This is the second half of the 10-week series with Alvise for those who didn’t register for the whole package originally.  Newcomers with some experience in Italian are also welcome.

Alvise will teach from his native Venice or the nearby town of Trieste, where he has been staying.  Each session will include instruction in basic Italian, conversation and a little bit of travelogue or art history.  Topics covered will be:

  • basic grammar
  • initial vocabulary
  • pronunciation guide
  • simple verb conjugations
  • reading of simple dialogues
  • listening and basic writing skills

When you register, Alvise will send the appropriate class materials to prepare for each session.

Each session will be recorded and sent to you after the class, so you can review the lessons at your own pace.

The class will be limited to a small group to facilitate conversation and interaction among the students.

This beginning series is 10 weeks, however, you have the option to register for just 5 classes at a time, if you prefer.


A note from Alvise about homework assignments:

I do not give much homework, but learning a language involves some effort with constant repetition on a daily basis. The more you read and/or repeat  aloud again and again the dialogues and the words I send, the more you will progress and have fun.  I assign a simple short exercise where you have to fill in the blanks with some missing words (that we learned previously), plus 5 sentences to read aloud repeatedly in order to fix them in your memory. Each student is free to do more, and I’ll send additional lists of words to simply read in order to be prepared.
So the homework I give is nothing difficult or long.

Dates:  Tuesdays starting February 9 thru March 9, 2021

Time:  12pm (noon) Eastern Time (That is 11am Central time, 10am Mountain time and 9am Pacific time; 5pm in Britain and 6pm in Europe)

Class Length:  1 1/2 hours

Price: $125 for the last 5 classes


Click on the video below to meet Alvise and hear more about this course:

Venice, the Campanile and Doge’s Palace from the water

Trieste, main piazza

Trieste, from the water

 

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.