Casa Italiana

Summer 2019 Enrichment Course Offerings

Italian Language Enrichment Courses will run 8 weeks (May 6th - June 24th)

Costs for all courses are:

$147 for Casa Italiana members
$154 for non-members

*Please note that because the courses run 8 weeks there is a change in price


Call the Casa at 585-389-2468 to register.


For any questions regarding the enrichment courses, please feel free to call the number above or email casa@naz.edu.

Lingua e Cultura Italiane II

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm


The goal of this course is to further develop students basic communicative competence acquired in the previous Italian language course, Lingua e Cultura Italiane I. Students will be able to handle uncomplicated communicative situations and survive in the Italian culture. Conversational topics include personal information and immediate needs, such as talking about one's family, ordering food in a restaurant, and talking about past events. Emphasis will be given to listening, speaking and interaction through a variety of interactive and web-based input as well as task-based activities. Cultural aspects will also be prioritized. Lingua e Cultura Italiane I or basic knowledge of Italian is required.


Textbook: Janice M. Aski and Diane Musumeci. Avanti!, (third edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 2014. Note: The textbook must be purchased at an additional cost.


Taught by: Ryan Morano

Location: Casa Italiana

Lingua e Cultura Italiane III

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm


This course is meant for those who already have a fair understanding of the language and its structure. The course will focus on the spoken language, and encourages rapid mastery of the basic structures and vocabulary of contemporary Italian. Italian will be used exclusively in class focusing on dialogue situations which will build skills in personalized contexts. Conversations and drills will be fostered through the use of popular music, art, cinema, regional cuisine and from everyday Italian life and culture.


Textbooks: Janice M. Aski and Diane Musumeci. Avanti!, (third edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 2014. Short novels and other materials selected by the instructor. Note: The textbooks must be purchased at an additional cost.


Taught by: Ryan Morano

Location: Casa Italiana