Italian School of Dallas

Our Classes


We offer 8 group classes focused on acquiring basic grammar and communications skills: 

Beginners1
Beginners 2
Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2
Advanced 1
Advanced 2
intermediate Conversation
Advanced Conversation

*Italian for Travelers - new!


Although in our grammar classes the focus is indeed grammar, students are always prompted to speak in Italian and practice using the new vocabulary and structures they have just learned. Interaction in Italian among students is also an important part of this class.


All group classes meet for 9 weeks, once a week for two hours, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

*Italian for travelers meets for 9 weeks, on Fridays, from 5:30-7:00 pm.


Cost:
All group classes cost $255 

Beginners 1 costs $255 plus $38 for the book.

Group Class Schedule:




Spring
March 18th - May 17th

Summer
June 3rd - August 2nd

Fall
August 19th - October 11th

Winter 
October 21st - December 13th




Private or Semi-private classes:
The schedules of private and semi-private classes are more flexible, classes can be scheduled any time during the day as long as teachers are available, and there is no set beginning or end time. Students can purchase as many or as few packets of 5 or 10 classes as they want. These classes allow the instructor to focused all attention on the students,  and allow students and teachers to tailor a program that best suit their needs, skill level and expectations.  Any level welcome.


Cost:

Private classes - sessions of 1 hour each $60

Semi-private classes - sessions of 1 hour each $35/person (two people), $30/person (three to four people)


Class description

Beginners 1:
The Beginners 1 class is an introductory course for those who have never studied Italian before and want to learn the basics of the language. In this course Students learn how to greet someone, introduce themselves and their families, talk about themselves, express opinions, describe objects, places and simple situations. They also learn how to order at the restaurant, using the present tense of regular and some irregular verbs.


Beginners 2:
Beginners 2 continues the students journey toward Italian proficiency.  In this course students practice and reinforce how to express opinions, describe objects, places and more complex situations.  They also learn how to ask for directions, how to make a phone call,  and shop, using the present tense and the simple past of regular and the most common irregular verbs. 


Intermediate 1:
In Intermediate 1 students learn how to better express their opinions, understand more complex sentences, make comparisons, narrate a fact, and relate situations using various kinds of past and future tenses, and pronouns.


Intermediate 2:
In this course students review, practice and reinforce how to better express their opinions, understand more complex sentences, use different kinds of past, write letters, use the conditional, the imperative, pronouns and idiomatic expressions, relate situations, read Italian newspapers, watch Italian videos and visit some recommended Italian websites. 


Advanced 1:
In this course students get more and more familiar with Italian culture through various material on and off line. They learn how to express themselves in a richer, more expressive way, by making hypothesis, using idiomatic expressions, direct and indirect pronouns, and the passive form.  They learn how to talk critically about things and how to discuss theoretical topics, by reading articles and books in Italian, and watching short videos. 


Advanced 2:
In Advanced 2 students continue their journey towards perfecting their Italian.  In this course, students will focus on learning the use of the subjunctive, the importance of tense agreement between main and subordinate clause, direct and indirect speech, without forgetting to do a thorough review.  They will have discussions about many different topics, read books and newspapers in Italian, watch short videos, and listen to the news in Italian.


Basic Conversation:
This class aims to deepen and expand students' vocabulary, listening comprehension and conversational skills.  Knowledge of basic to intermediate grammar is a requirement to join the class. Activities will include discussions on topics pre-selected by the instructor, reading and commenting level-appropriate written material, and skill-targeted role playing.  


Advanced Conversation:
This class is for students who have acquired a good knowledge of the language and want to improve on their ability to speak fluently on a variety of topics. Activities will include reading and commenting newspaper articles and books, watching and discussing movies and short videos, skill-targeted role playing, and producing original written material.   


Italian for Travelers:
This class will be aimed primarily to students who are traveling to Italy in the near future.  Through this class students will learn essential phrases and key words that will help them in their travels through Italy.

Some things can just not be learned from books.  Take a look at the video and you will know what I mean.

Beginners 1 plus book.

$293.00

Beginners 2

$255.00

Intermediate 1

$255.00

Intemediate 2

$255.00

Advanced Conversation

$255.00