Courses


Learn one of the most beautiful languages in the world

ICSL Italian Courses


We offer 4 courses for beginning and intermediate learners.

Why Learn Italian?

Italian is recognized as one of the most beautiful spoken languages on the planet and has the highest number of words for describing food! It is the closest language to Latin, the common ancestor of all romance languages, and has the “best phonetic fit.” It is the easiest foreign language to read, write, and pronounce because there is only one sound per letter of the alphabet (and four consonant blends). Additionally, according to UNESCO (the cultural and educational agency for the United Nations), Italy is home to most of the world’s cultural heritage sites.

 


 

General Course Information:

At the Italian Club we are always excited to support people (students and not) in continuing their journey with the beautiful Italian language, even during this Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, although at this time we are unable to meet and hold our classes in person, we are offering our 6 week live courses (9 hours total) via ZOOM. The cost per course is $120. See below all the options and choose the class that best fits your needs.

Classes form based on enrollment, so grab some friends or family and start learning together. At the moment, we cannot meet at the Raw Bean Coffee House on West Temple and 600 S, where our classes used to and will be held again once the social distances will no longer be in place. If you are in the area, though, grab a drink or a coffee to continue supporting our community small businesses!


 

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Beginning Italian I - ONLINE via Zoom

Beginning Italian 1 is designed for those wanting to learn Italian for the first time, or who have learned in the past and want to start again fresh. We welcome all students – from those who are getting ready to travel, to students with Italian heritage looking to connect with family and friends on a cultural level. This class starts from the very basics of the language to create a solid foundation for further grammar concepts, and works through other topics such as gendered nouns, articles and present tense verb conjugations. Beginning Italian I meets online on Zoom every Tuesday.

MEETING TIME: 5:30-7:00pm.

Winter session: January 19 – February 23 ONLINE

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Beginning Italian II - ONLINE via Zoom

Beginning Italian II is intended for students who are ready to take their Italian to the next level.  Students in this course will become familiar with the past tense and articulated prepositions. Students will be exposed to the importance of numbers in the Italian language (we use them every day!) to tell time, share personal information (phone numbers, date of birth, address); and use them to talk about money, departure/arrival times, etc.  We will practice speaking and learn some useful day-to-day Italian phrases. No matter what your level of Italian may be, this course is designed to improve your skills. We will meet you where you are. Beginning Italian II meets online on Zoom every Tuesday.

MEETING TIME: 5:30-7:00pm.

Winter session: January 19 – February 23 – ONLINE

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Intermediate Italian I

Intermediate Italian I is an extension of Beginning Italian II class, and is intended for students  who are ready to take their Italian to the next level.  Students will continue to practice basic conversation skills and expand their vocabulary to discuss the weather, family, and ordering at a restaurant.  Students will further their speaking abilities by learning the future tense, as we review both the present and past tenses. At the end of our session, students enjoy a real-life opportunity to order food in Italian at a local restaurant! No matter what your level of Italian may be, this course is designed to improve your skills.  We will meet you where you are. Intermediate Italian I meets every Wednesday ONLINE via Zoom. 

MEETING TIME: 5:30-7:00pm.

Winter session: January  20 – February 24 ONLINE 

 

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Intermediate Italian II - ONLINE via Zoom

This course is intended to elevate communication skills with comprehension and fluency. Students will be immersed in the Italian language by practicing pronunciation, listening, speaking, and going over certain grammar rules. Class topics also include various Italian cultural anecdotes and curiosities.  In this course we will have conversations about Italian cinema, fashion, shopping and music. As Federico Fellini said, “A different language is a different vision of life.” Whether you have recently learned Italian in one of our beginner classes or studied it many years ago, join Intermediate II to brush-up on the Bella linguaIntermediate Italian II meets online on Zoom every Wednesday. 

MEETING TIME: 5:30-7:00pm.

Winter session: January 20 – February 24 ONLINE 

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Advanced Italian I - ONLINE via Zoom

In the Advanced Course we will immerse ourselves in Italian conversations through readings and activities on various cultural, historical, political and linguistic topics. Grammar points will be discussed only as they come up in our readings and conversations or if students have specific questions about them. You may have studied Italian on your own, at university or learned it by living in Italy… No matter the circumstances, this course will allow you to brush up your Italian through immersion! We look forward to having you in class! Advanced Italian I meets online on Zoom every Thursday on Zoom. 

MEETING TIME: 5:30-7:00pm.

Winter session: January 21 – February 25 ONLINE 

In this class we will continue using the book “Novelle per un anno” by Luigi Pirandello.

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Italian for Travelers - CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE

We are finally offering the Italian class for future travelers. After so many of you asked for it, we prepared Italian for Travellers, the perfect class for those of you planning on visiting Italy.

This class will be the best solution for you if you want to master a set of sentences and a must-have vocabulary to get around, ask for directions, compliment friends and approach that one good looking guy or gal at the cafe without covering the grammar.

Prepare for a fun, easy class that will cover just what you need before your next Italian adventure. The class is taught by our teacher, native speaker Laura.

Class begins on March 1st and will meet every Friday until April 5th.

Meeting time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Raw Bean Coffee – 611 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Cost: 120$ + 20$ book

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