Autumn at Casa Italiana

Come back to school with Casa Italiana!

Lingua e Cultura - Livello I

Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sept. 11 to Nov. 20


Casa members: $180

Non-members: $190


The goal of this course is to develop students’ basic communicative competence through reading, grammatical exercises, and oral participation. Students will be able to handle uncomplicated communicative situations and survive in the Italian culture. Conversational topics will include every day activities, short discussion of assigned material, as well as recreating restaurant situations and other events.


Taught by: Kelsey Andrychuk

Location: Casa Italiana classroom
Textbook: Prego! An Invitation to Italian, edition 7, by Graziana Lazzarino, Andrea Dini, and Maria Cristina Peccianti. McGraw Hill, 2007.

Lingua e Cultura - Livello II

Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sept. 10 to Nov. 19


Casa members: $180

Non-members: $190


In this course, we will continue learning about the structure and aspects of the Italian language. The focus of this course is to review both basic and advanced grammar, as well as enhance vocabulary and comprehensive skills through reading of culturally-based articles and short stories. The goal of this course is to help students find balance between understanding the important aspects of grammar, as well as develop language skills and vocabulary that one is likely to use in the real world. Basic knowledge of Italian or completion of Italian Level I is recommended.

Taught by: Ryan Morano
Location: Casa Italiana classroom

Textbook: Prego! An Invitation to Italian, edition 7, by Graziana Lazzarino, Andrea Dini, and Maria Cristina Peccianti. McGraw Hill, 2007.

Lingua e Cultura - Livello III

Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sept. 12 to Nov. 21

Casa members: $180
Non-members: $190

This course is meant for those who already have a good understanding of the language and its structure. The course will focus on a more in depth analysis of the skills covered in previous courses. Italian will be used exclusively in class, and more complex features of the language will be reviewed and studied through the reading of a novel.

Taught by: Lino Pizzolanti

Location: Casa Italiana classroom

Textbook: Prego! An Invitation to Italian, edition 7, by Graziana Lazzarino, Andrea Dini, and Maria Cristina Peccianti. McGraw Hill, 2007.

Lingua e Cultura - Livello IV

Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sept. 9 to Nov. 18

Casa members: $180
Non-members: $190


Great Italian writers and movie directors: through Erri De Luca's novel Il giorno prima della felicita, and the movie Le quattro giornate di Napoli ( Nanni Loy), we will read, discuss, exchange our views, review difficult grammar points and learn Italian culture and history.


Taught by: Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander

Location: Casa Italiana classroom

Textbook: Il giorno prima della felicita', by Erri De Luca. Feltrinelli, 2013.