Casa Italia | Italian Cultural Center - 3800 Division Street Stone Park, IL 60165

Adult Italian

Winter 2017 Adult Classes

Adult Winter 2017 Italian Language Classes Flyer

Fall classes are held at the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park, Illinois.  Beginning through advanced classes meet for two hours, once a week for 12 weeks.

Adult Registration Fee:  All adult classes are $200 if paid by January 27, 2017.  $250 if paid after January 27, 2017.

Deadline to Register: February 3, 2017

Book:

Sentieri books are used for all levels of adult Italian except “Italian for Beginners and Travelers.”  Please keep in mind the books are very expensive because the book will be used for all levels.  Casa Italia does not sell the book.  Please scroll down close to the end of this page for details where to purchase the book.

Sentieri First Edition Book is required at additional charge for Intermediate I through Advanced classes.untitled2q

 
Sentieri Second Edition Book is required at additional charge for the Beginning I & II class.  untitled11
 

Textbook: Italian Made Simple: Revised and Updated 2nd Edition is required for the Italian for Beginners and Travelers.Italian-Made-Simple-Revised-and-Updated-0
 
Call the Casa Italia office at 708-345-5933 Ext. 2 for details on the book for the Beginning I class.
 
Visit Sentieri to purchase book.  Casa Italia does not sell the book.  Sentieri Textbook required before 1st class attendance!

 

ADULT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Beginning I Italian – Beginning I Italian This course offers basic Italian vocabulary and proper pronunciation.  Simple conversation will be taught and you will be presented with many of Italy’s geographical and cultural aspects including listening, reading and role playing.  Grammar coverage includes: singular and plural nouns, definite and indefinite  articles, adjectives, subject pronouns, adjective agreement, regular and irregular verbs.

Sentieri Second Edition Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

PREREQUISITE:  NO PRIOR STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE PRESUMED.

This Course is not being offered this semester.

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Beginning II Italian – This course reinforces your basic knowledge of the Italian Language and grammar, Italian geography and culture.  You will improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and speaking skills through the practice of new expressions, phrases, dialogues and role playing.  Grammar coverage includes:  possessive adjectives, prepositional contractions, regular and irregular verb conjugations, simple prepositions, interrogatives and demonstratives, disjunctive pronouns and past participles.

Sentieri Second Edition Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

PREREQUISITE:  ITALIAN BEGINNING I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

Italian Cultural Center Building, 
1621 N. 39th Ave. | Stone Park, IL 60165
Saturday | starting February 7, 2017 from 10 – 12 p.m. | 12 weeks
Teacher: Raffaela Lostumbo                    To Register Click Here

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Intermediate I Italian – This course covers additional grammar, vocabulary, new phrases and expressions.  Students will continue improving their listening and speaking skills through videos cultural/geographical presentations and translations including dialogues and role playing.  Grammar coverage includes:  past participle, direct and indirect object pronouns, partitives and expression of quantity, adverbs, reflexive verbs and reciprocal reflexives.

Sentieri First Edition Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

PREREQUISITE:  ITALIAN BEGINNING II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

This Course is not being offered this semester.

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Intermediate II Italian – This course reinforces what has been learned in the previous level.  In addition, it continues introducing new grammar, vocabulary, new expressions, phrases, dialogues, cultural and geographical readings, translations, conversations, and role playing.  Grammar coverage includes: simple future, double object pronouns, formal and informal imperative, time expressions, comparatives of equality and inequality, superlatives, present and past conditional.

Sentieri First Edition Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

PREREQUISITE:  ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

Italian Cultural Center Building, 
1621 N. 39th Ave. | Stone Park, IL 60165
Monday | starting February 6, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. | 12 weeks
Teacher: Giovanna Dimetros                    To Register Click Here

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Advanced I Italian –  This course continues offering new grammar, vocabulary, expressions, phrases, dialogues, cultural and geographical readings, translations and conversations.  Grammar coverage includes: “Si” in the impersonal and “Si” in the passivante (passive voice) relative pronouns, indefinite adjectives and pronouns, negative expressions, infinitive constructions, non standard noun forms, the gerund and the progressive tenses, ordinal number and suffixes.

Sentieri First Edition Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

PREREQUISITE:  ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

This Course is not being offered this semester.

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Advanced II Italian – This course covers advanced grammar, vocabulary and dialogues with advanced phrases and expressions, students will continue improving their listening and speaking skills through videos, cultural and geographical readings so that the student may read, write and converse on a higher level.  Grammar coverage includes: impersonal constructions, the present subjunctive, irregular present subjunctive, verbs that require the subjunctive, the past subjunctive, the subjunctive with conjunctions, the imperfect and the past perfect subjunctive, tense correlations with subjunctive.

Sentieri Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

PREREQUISITE:  ITALIAN ADVANCED I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

This Course is not being offered this semester.

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Advanced III – (CULTURE-FOOD-LIFESTYLE)… requirements, prior knowledge of advanced Italian. Student must have completed Sentieri (or equivalent) to at least chapter 10, and be somewhat fluent in the language.  In this class aside from completing and reviewing various exercises from Sentieri’s text and workbook, we will focus more on everyday conversation, verb usage, role-play common situations, view short films, read poetry,listen to music,and learn about the history of foods and wines… including some informal cooking demos in class!

Requirements: Knowledge of Advanced Italian. Sentieri Book

Sentieri First Edition Textbook Required (Additional Charge)

Italian Cultural Center Building, 
1621 N. 39th Ave. | Stone Park, IL 60165
Tuesday | starting February 7, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. | 12 weeks
Teacher: Giovanna Dimetros                    To Register Click Here

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Advanced Conversation Italian – Students will build conversation skills through focus on interactive class exercises and participation in local cultural events. The class will focus on various themes, for example restaurant, transportation, shopping and many more. The teaching style is based on the various media such as, magazines, television, film, etc.

Textbook: not needed

Italian Cultural Center Building, 
1621 N. 39th Ave. | Stone Park, IL 60165
Wednesdays | starting February 8, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. | 12 weeks
Teacher: Mario Cascone                    To Register Click Here

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Italian for Beginners and Travelers – Italian for Travelers and Beginners learn basic pronunciation, how to ask questions, compose basic sentences, and get around Italy while traveling there. We will cover greetings, gender and number of nouns, basic verb conjugation, and some fun idiomatic expressions.  This class is a basic language course, perfect for those who wish to speak enough Italian to travel through Italy.  The book for this class can also be used to further your knowledge of Italian.

PREREQUISITE:  NO PRIOR STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE PRESUMED.

Textbook: Italian Made Simple: Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Italian Cultural Center Building, 
1621 N. 39th Ave. | Stone Park, IL 60165
Thursday | starting February 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 12 weeks
Teacher: Giovanna Dimetros                    To Register Click Here

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Sentieri Books are required at additional fee for Beginning I & II, Intermediate I & II and Advanced I, II & III Italian classes. Books are not sold by Casa Italia.  Books must be purchased by an independent dealer.  See below for more information or please call the office at 708-345-5933. NEW STUDENTS TO ORDER SENTIERI TEXT & WORK BOOK All students attending the Beginning I & II, Intermediate I & II and Advanced I & II adult Italian classes are required to use the Sentieri book.

The books may be purchased on the Internet.   Website exercises and activities included with the purchase of the book. Please follow the directions to order the Sentieri books; Textbook & Exercise

visit http://vistahigherlearning.com/students/store/sentieri.html
2) Click on Italian Programs in the left hand margin
3) Click on the Sentieri cover
4) Click on Single Volume Version
5) ISBN: 978-1-60576-414-6 Student Edition w/ Supersite Passcode + Student Activities Manual
6) If you incur any issues ordering the book, please call 1-(800)269-6311

 

* To qualify for the early registration discount, your registration form and full payment must be received by the office no later than January 27, 2017.  Registrations sent by mail will be accepted if post marked by January 27, 2017 – no exceptions.

Registration deadline: February 3, 2017

TO REGISTER DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Register by Mail: Complete our online registration and mail check payment to Casa Italia, 3800 W. Division, Stone Park, IL 60165.

Register in Person: Individuals can come to Casa Italia offices to register, 3800 West Division, Stone Park, IL. Registration hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register Online: Click on the class link above to register and pay online.

REFUND POLICY: Full course refund will be given if a course is dropped before the first class. If a course is dropped after the first class, but before the second class, 80% of the course will be refunded. No refunds will be given if the class is dropped after the second class. Books non-returnable and non-refundable.

BOOKS are at an additional fee.

 

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