Italian Classes, Translation, and Consulting since 2004
Schedules and Course Descriptions
FUTURE SCHEDULE: 


If there is enough interest for any given class to continue, you can assume that class will meet at the same time/day, but move up a level. We typically take a one-week break in between sessions, although some classes just continue on without a break. The official schedule is often times posted a couple of weeks before class start.

If you are not a complete beginner, please email us for placement recommendation and latest schedule updates. 
Classes can and do form on a rolling basis. Thanks for your interest!

 
FALL CLASSES WILL BE STARTING IN MID-SEPTEMBER.
We are currently working on our schedule. Please check back with us, or drop us a line for updates.
Schedules will be ready by August 28.


10-WEEK CLASSES

Beginner Level 1 - evening
WED
 5:00-6:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6*
10 weeks
 
$310

 Beginner Level 1 - evening
 THU
6:00-7:30pm
 Sep 28 - Dec 7*
 10 weeks
 $310


 Beginner Level 1 - day time

 MON
 3:30-5:00pm
 Sep 25 - Nov 27
10 weeks
 $310





 

 Beginner Level 2

 SAT
 10:45-12:15pm
Aug 12 - Oct 21*
 10 weeks
 $310
Beginner Level 4
MON 5:00-6:30pm
Oct 2 - Dec 4 10 weeks
$310


Beginner Level 4

 THU 
11:00-12:30pm
 Sep 14 - Nov 16
10 weeks
 $310




 
 
 
Intermediate Level 3
TUE
5:00-6:30pm
 in session
10 weeks
$310
Intermediate Level 4 
 FRI
1:30-3:00pm
 in session
10 weeks
$310



 
 

Advanced 3
 TUE

 6:30-8:00pm

 Sep 19 - Nov 21

10 weeks

$310

Advanced 2
 WED
6:15-7:45pm
 Sep 13 - Nov 15 10 weeks
 $310

Intermediate Review/Advanced 

 THU 4:20-5:50pm
Sep 14 - Nov 16
10 weeks
$310
Advanced Conversation 
 MON
 10:00-11:30am
Oct 9 - Dec 11
10 weeks
$310
Advanced Conversation
 MON
11:45-1:15pm

 Sep 25 - Nov 27
10 weeks

$310
Advanced Conversation
 THU

12:30-2:00pm

in session

10 weeks

$310



SHORT-TERM CLASSES & WORKSHOPS


 Italian for Travelers 

SAT 
 9:00-10:30am
Nov 4 - Dec 9*
 5 weeks
$185(m)



   
 
 
 

* One or more lessons may be rescheduled in observance of a holiday.
** Classes marked as "ongoing" are classes that are currently in session but that you may be  able to join. The meeting time may vary on a quarterly basis. Please contact us to see if this class would be an overall good match for you.  We'd be happy to assess your level of proficiency.
(m) Materials are included.


SIGNING UP FOR GROUP CLASSES

1.  Please drop us a line indicating what class you are interested in.

2.  You can send a bank-to-bank fund transfer at our email address (please email us first) or a check for the full amount of tuition to:

Nuovo Centro Italiano
340 15th Avenue E. Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98112


Please make the check out to "Nuovo Centro Italiano". We will hold on to the check until we are sure the class is a go. Please include your name and contact information (phone number and email address). We will keep you posted on the status of the class. 

Kindly call ahead if you plan on just showing up the day of class to confirm that the class is starting as scheduled or if there are enough spots left




General Refund Policy

Full refunds are available if NCI is notified of withdrawal by email or phone at least five (5) business days before the first class. No refunds are available after that. Full refunds are issued on classes cancelled by NCI before commencement. 

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are scheduled to begin subject to a minimum enrollment of 4 students.






COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Beginner Italian Level 1 (Absolute Beginner Italian)

Grammar skills:

- Pronunciation
- Singular and plural of nouns and adjectives
- The present tense of the verbs "to be" and "to have"
- The present tense of regular verbs
- Numbers, basic vocabulary and idiomatic expressions
- Sentence formation: how to form questions and answers


Practical skills:

-  How to introduce yourself
-  How to describe people and things
-  How to carry on a simple conversation

Beginner Italian Level 2

Grammar skills:

-  Review of basic vocabulary and regular verbs
- The present tense of common irregular verbs
-  Simple and articulated prepositions
-  Possessive adjectives


Practical skills:

-  How to make or decline an invitation
-  How to order at a restaurant
-  How to describe location for people and things
-  How to describe daily routines
-  How to express time



Beginner Italian Level 3

Grammar skills:

-  The simple past tense ("Passato Prossimo")
-  The imperfect tense ("Imperfetto")
-  General introduction to pronouns and the verb "piacere"

Practical skills:

- How to talk about past events
- How to express basic likes and dislikes


Beginner Italian Level 4

Grammar skills:

-  The future tense
-  Direct and Indirect pronouns
-  Prepositions

Practical skills:

-  How  to make plans
-  How to express possibility



Intermediate Italian Level 1

Grammar skills:

-  Review of common tenses
-  Comparatives
-  Reflexive and Reciprocal verbs
-  Informal Imperative

Practical skills:


-  How to talk about certain daily routines and life events
-  How to express commands



Intermediate Italian Level 2

Grammar skills:

The conditional 
-  Double pronouns
 
-  Prepositions


Practical skills:

-  How to make polite requests
-  How to express wishes and suggestions



Intermediate Italian Level 3

Grammar skills:

- The present and past subjunctive
- The polite imperative

Practical skills:

- How to express wishes, doubts, hopes, and commands


Intermediate Italian Level 4

- The imperfect and pluperfect subjunctive
- The pronouns
ci and ne
- Relative pronouns

Practical skills:

- How to express wishes, doubts, and hopes


Italian Review Class


Grammar skills:

- Present tense
- Past tenses (Passato Prossimo vs Imperfetto)
-
Direct and Indirect Pronouns
- Piacere
- Conditional and Future


Practical skills:

- Conversation on a variety of topics



Advanced Italian Conversation

The Conversation class is an opportunity to practice speaking skills. Some grammar concepts may be formally clarified, if necessary. The main focus will be discussing current events and lifestyle topics. Readings are assigned on a weekly basis. 

If you are not sure whether this is the right class for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Advanced Italian

These classes focus on subjunctive, hypothetical phrases, imperative, “Passato Remoto”, and other complex verb structures. Plenty of time is devoted to conversing on a variety of current events. Students will be encouraged to prepare short presentations on topics of interest.  


WORKSHOPS

Basic Italian Prepositions:
 
DI, A, DA, IN, CON, SU, PER, TRA, FRA: Let's find out together if there's any method to the madness!
Level:  Beginner. Class will be conducted in English to explain language nuances. 
MaterialsIncluded (Materials include extensive guidelines on each specific preposition use and several exercises).


Advanced Italian Prepositions
DI, A, DA, IN, CON, SU, PER, TRA, FRA: Let's find out together if there's any method to the madness!
Level: 
Advanced. Class will be conducted in Italian.
Materials: Included (
Materials include extensive guidelines on each specific preposition use and several exercises).

Essential Italian Pronunciation
The goal of this class is to make students comfortable when pronouncing the Italian language. We will review the basics of Italian pronunciation, along with common letter combinations that are known to cause some trouble. Indeed, we will learn a few tricks to boost your overall speaking confidence. 
Level:  All levels.
Materials: Included.

The verb Piacere:  "Non mi piace!"   - "I don't like it!"
Although piacere means “to like”, seemingly few learners seem to sincerely appreciate this verb. 
The conversation will focus on the ins and outs of this tricky verb, piacere. The discussion will include this verb's complete conjugation and a review of indirect pronouns. 
  
Level: Intermediate. Class will be conducted in English. Practice will be in Italian.
Materials: Included.

All information is accurate at time of publication. Please contact us for latest updates.



Drop us a line at info@centro-italiano.comWe can't wait to see you in class!

                                                                                                    
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