Italian School of Dallas

Our Classes


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

Beginners1   (A1 level)
Beginners 2   (A1 level)
Beginners 3   (A1 level)

Intermediate 1   (A2 level)
Intermediate 2   (A2 level)
Intermediate 3  (A2 level)
Intermediate Conversation (A2-B1)

Advanced 1  (B1 level)
Advanced 2  (B1 level)
Advanced 3 (B1 level)
Advanced Conversation  (B2-C level)

For an in-depth explanation of the Common Reference Levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) please visit the following website:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages

Please see detailed class description below.


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

Cost:
All group classes cost $235 

Beginners 1 costs $235 plus $42 for the book.


Group Class Sessions:

January 11th - March 5th
March 22nd - May 14th
May 31st - July 19th



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

Cost:
Private classes - 1 hour session  $60/hr
Semi-private classes - 1 hr session $35/person (for two people), $30/person (for three to five people)



Class Descriptions

Beginners 1  through Beginners 3 : A1 Level
In the first three Beginners courses students will learn the basic of the language and the culture.  They will learn how to rely simple information about themselves, and others and talk about daily life.  They will learn how to give simple advice and commands and how to interact effectively in different settings by using the present and the simple past tense. 


Intermediate 1 through Intermediate 3: A2 Level
At the intermediate level students will learn how talk about their lives and routines, thoughts and desires in a more complex fashion. 
They will be able to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
They will be able to produce simple text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.  


Advanced 1 through Advanced 3: B1 Level
In this course students get more and more familiar with Italian culture through various material on and offline. They learn how to express themselves in a richer, more expressive way, by making hypotheses, using idiomatic expressions, direct and indirect pronouns, and the passive form.  They learn how to speak critically about things and how to discuss theoretical topic, by reading articles and books in Italian, and watching short videos. 



Basic Conversation: B2 - A2 Level
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 selected by the instructor, reading and commenting on level-appropriate written material, and skill-targeted role playing.  


Advanced Conversation: B2 - C1 Level
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 on newspaper articles and books, watching and discussing movies and short videos, skill-targeted role playing, and producing original written material.   



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