Italian Classes for Adults

Italian Classes for adults in Vancouver, British Columbia!

For adult students, the School has Italian language classes from Beginner to Advanced levels and specialized classes such as Conversation and Let’s go Italy!, a course especially designed for travelers.

For those who want to devote their time learning or improving the Italian language at a faster pace, we also have a Summer Full Immersion Program that will run for one week in June 2016.

For advanced readers our Book Club offers an exciting journey through the Italian Literature, by discussing delightful and meaningful short stories.

In addition to these courses and activities we provide private lessons for individuals, groups and/or companies interested in learning Italian or a particular aspect of the culture.
In the past years we organized language courses focused on food, arts, music or dedicated to particular regions and cities in Italy.
For more information regarding these customized courses please contact the school office.

We use Nuovo Espresso 1 by Alma Edizioni as our textbook for beginner levels. and Nuovo Espresso 2  for the intermediate classes. These books are consistent with the guide lines of the European Framework for the teaching of Italian as Second Language.

 Summer session schedule is available here.

To register, scroll down the page an pick your class!

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two lessons. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25.00 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

Adult Spring Classes

Italian Full Immersion Week for Adults

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Description

Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

If you’re serious about mastering Italian, an immersion course is your best option.

There is nothing like using Italian every day from early morning to the afternoon.

 Afterwards you will speak the language with ease.

This course will improve your language skills and build up your confidence.

Let yourself be immersed in the Italian culture, music, traditions and cuisine.

Sign up for the One-week Full Immersion Program and find out what it feels like to be an Italian speaker.

***Please, note that completion of Beginner 2 (or equivalent level of proficiency) is recommended.

 

 

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Adult Summer Classes

Italian Beginner 1 Tuesday Morning Course

  • July 11, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

July 11- August 29, 2017

Tuesday morning for 8 weeks from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Course Description:

Beginner 1

At this level you have little or no previous knowledge of the language. You will learn to share information about yourself in Italian and ask basic questions. You will also learn structure and vocabulary that allow you to function in everyday settings. By the end of the course you will begin to understand easy language structures in an immersion classroom setting while learning to speak primarily in the present tense.

Nuovo Espresso 1 is the textbook used for Beginner 1, 2 & 3 levels.

In Beginner 1 chapters 1 to 4 are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 1 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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Italian Beginner 1 Tuesday Evening Course

  • July 11, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 11 - August 29, 2017

Tuesday evening for 8 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Course Description:

Beginner 1

At this level you have little or no previous knowledge of the language. You will learn to share information about yourself in Italian and ask basic questions. You will also learn structure and vocabulary that allow you to function in everyday settings. By the end of the course you will begin to understand easy language structures in an immersion classroom setting while learning to speak primarily in the present tense.

Nuovo Espresso 1 is the textbook used for Beginner 1, 2 & 3 levels.

In Beginner 1 chapters 1 to 4 are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 1 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

 

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Italian Beginner 2 Tuesday Evening Course

  • July 11, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 11- August 29, 2017

Tuesday evening  for 8 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Course Description:

Beginner 2

At this level you have already had experience with the Beginner 1 course. You will add to your basic vocabulary in everyday situations involving bookings, transportation, directions and attractions while traveling in Italy. In addition to improving your functional ability when speaking in the present tense, you will also be introduced to past tense and learn to speak about events and facts that occurred in your life, such as a vacation or a  trip to Italy, for example.

Nuovo Espresso 1 is the textbook used for Beginner 1, 2 & 3 levels.

In Beginner 2 chapters 5 to 7 are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 1 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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ICC member priceshow details + $180.00 (CAD)  
Regular Price with Bookshow details + $260.00 (CAD)  
ICC member price with Bookshow details + $230.00 (CAD)  

Italian Beginner 2 Thursday Morning Course

  • July 13, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

July 13 - August 31, 2017

Thursday morning for 8 weeks from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Course Description:

Beginner 2

At this level you have already had experience with the Beginner 1 course. You will add to your basic vocabulary in everyday situations involving bookings, transportation, directions and attractions while traveling in Italy. In addition to improving your functional ability when speaking in the present tense, you will also be introduced to past tense and learn to speak about events and facts that occurred in your life, such as a vacation or a  trip to Italy, for example.

Nuovo Espresso 1 is the textbook used for Beginner 1, 2 & 3 levels.

In Beginner 2 chapters 5 to 7 are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 1 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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ICC Member price with Bookshow details + $230.00 (CAD)  

Beginner 3 Tuesday Evening Course

  • July 11, 2017 - August 29, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 11 - August 29, 2017

Tuesday evening course for 8 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Course Description:

Beginner 3

At this level  learners will improve theirs understanding and competence in mastering easy language structures. At the end of this course students are going to have a strong knowledge of the present and past tense.

Nuovo Espresso 1 is the textbook used for Beginner 1, 2 & 3 levels.

In Beginner 3 chapters 8  to 10  are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 1 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

 

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Italian Intermediate 1 Wednesday Evening Course

  • July 12, 2017 - August 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 12 - August 30, 2017

Wednesday evening course 8 weeks from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.

Description:

Intermediate I

This course concentrates on expanding grammar usage, writing, and conversational skills. Students will build on their knowledge of the past tense, while they will be introduced to the imperfect tense. Reading and comprehension of Italian short stories will also be a focus.

 ***Note: Nuovo Espresso 2 is the textbook used for Intermediate 1 level.

In Intermediate 1 chapters 1 to 3 are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 2 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

 

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Conversation in Italian Level 1 Wednesday evening

  • July 12, 2017 - August 16, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description

July 12 - August 16, 2017

Every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Description:

Conversation 1

This program was created to fulfill the need of practicing the knowledge of Italian acquired in our regular classes.

Not for absolute beginners! Students must possess a basic knowledge of the Italian language. Successful completion of Beginner 2 Course is recommended.

 No textbook is required. Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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Italian Intermediate 2 Thursday Evening Course

  • July 13, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 13 - August 31, 2016

Thursday evening  for 8 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:30  pm.

Description:

Intermediate II

At this level you are a fairly competent speaker of the Italian language. However, you still need systematic correction in pronunciation, grammatical structures and complex sentence formation. A complete understanding of what is being communicated in the Italian language is essential to participate at this level.

***Note: Nuovo Espresso 2 is the textbook used for Intermediate 1 & 2 levels.

It can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

In Intermediate 2 chapters 5 to 7 are being covered.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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ICC member price with bookshow details + $230.00 (CAD)  

Italian Intermediate 3 Thursday Evening Course

  • July 13, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 13- August 31, 2017

Thursday evening for 8 weeks from  7 pm to 9:30 pm.

Course Description:

Intermediate 3

Intermediate 3 program is about Future tense, Conditional and Hypothetical tense and new forms of irregular verbs. Reading and comprehension of Italian short stories will also be a focus.

Nuovo Espresso 2 is the textbook used for Intermediate 1, 2 & 3 levels.

In Intermediate 3 chapters 7  to 10  are being covered.

Nuovo Espresso 2 can be purchased on line and picked up at the front desk the first day of class.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is also available on line. You will be prompted to purchase a membership in Checkout.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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Italian Advanced Thursday Evening Course

  • July 13, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

 July 13- August 31, 2017

Thursday evening for 8 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Description:

Advanced

Composition, conversation, and an advanced study of grammar will be the focus of this course. The instructor and the students will speak only Italian in class. This will allow students to practice the language and enrich their vocabulary. Students' communication skills and vocabulary continue to develop.

***Note: No textbook is required. Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

 

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Let’s Go Italy, Italian for Travelers Course

  • July 12, 2017 - August 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

July 12 - August 2, 2017

Wednesday evening for 4 weeks from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Description:

Italian for travelers

This class was especially designed for travelers with no previous knowledge of Italian. Students will acquire a basic vocabulary that will help them overcome daily issues while travelling in Italy. Greetings and courtesy expressions, how to order from a menu, how to ask for street directions and book a hotel room are the main topics covered in this course. Discovering the highlights of Italy will  be a focus.

For absolute beginners! No prior knowledge of Italian is required.

 No textbook is required. Students will be provided with handouts and class materials.

Purchase or renewal of the ICC Annual Membership is  available on line.

***Refund policy: No refunds will be given after the first two sessions. Credit shall be granted after this period to be used within one year.  An administration fee of $10.00 will be applied to all credits, $25 fee to all refund. Membership fee and Espresso book are not refundable.

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ICC Member priceshow details + $130.00 (CAD)  

Adult Fall Classes

No upcoming Adult Fall Classes classes available. Check back for new classes as they are added!

Adult Winter Classes

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