Italian Classes for Adults

Italian Classes for adults in Vancouver, British Columbia!

For adult students, our School offers Italian language classes from Beginner to Advanced levels and specialized classes such as Conversation and Let’s go Italy!, a course 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 July 2017.

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 a Second Language.

 

Winter Session schedule is available here

 

To register, scroll down the page and 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 Fall Classes

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

Adult Winter Classes

Conversation

Conversation 1 Wednesday evening

  • January 10, 2018 - February 14, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description

January 10 - February 14

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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Conversation 2 Wednesday evening course

  • February 21, 2018 - March 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

February 21 - March 28, 2018

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

Description:

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

For Intermediate and Advanced speakers! Students must possess at least an Intermediate level of the Italian language. Successful completion of Intermediate 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.

***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 Culture and Language

Dialoghi italiani

  • January 20, 2018 - March 10, 2018
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Description

Divertiti a perfezionare il tuo italiano esplorando il cinema del
Bel Paese

Parla italiano come un grande attore! In questo corso di 8 incontri, utilizzeremo testi tratti da film del Bel Paese per migliorare la nostra pratica della lingua italiana.

Ogni incontro affronterà delle brevi scene cinematografiche dai classici italiani, che saranno il punto di partenza per l’analisi grammaticale e per l’arricchimento del nostro vocabolario. Infine, praticando le battute dei testi, otterremo la pronuncia, la fluidità, e il tono tipici della lingua italiana.

Dialoghi italiani e' indirizzato a studenti di livello intermedio e avanzato.

Il corso si terrà ogni sabato dalle 13:30 alle 14:30 dal 20 gennaio al 10 marzo 2018.

***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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Ascoltiamo

Ascoltiamo i film italiani

  • January 11, 2018 - February 15, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description

Migliora il tuo ascolto con i film italiani!

Il corso è organizzato in 6 incontri durante i quali si guarderanno e analizzeranno due film in lingua italiana.

Ogni lezione prevede una parte destinata allo studio del vocabolario, una parte dedicata alla visione del film con relativi esercizi e una parte finale destinata alla discussione.

L’obiettivo è quello di migliorare la capacità di ascolto degli studenti e di arricchire il loro vocabolario attraverso l’ascolto e successivamente attraverso l’uso di parole ed espressioni idiomatiche tipiche della lingua parlata.

Il corso è rivolto a studenti di livello intermedio e avanzato.

Si terrà il giovedì dalle 7:00 alle 9:00 dall'11 gennaio al 15 febbraio, 2018.

 

***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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Intermediate 4

Intermediate 4 Mon. & Wed. Accelerated Course

  • January 15, 2018 - February 26, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Description

January 15 - February 26, 2018

Monday and Wednesday morning for 6 weeks from  10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Course Description:

Intermediate 4

Intermediate 4 program is about Past Perfect, Past Conditional and Past Subjunctive tense. Reading and comprehension of Italian short stories, watching short films and videos will also be a focus.

Nuovo Espresso 3 is the textbook used for Intermediate 4 level.

In Intermediate 4 chapters 1  to 3  are being covered.

For more information about the textbook, please call us 604-430-3337.

 

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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Beginner 1

Beginner 1 Accelerated Mon.& Wed. Course

  • January 8, 2018 - February 19, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

January 8 - February 19

Mon.& Wed. morning for 6 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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Beginner 1 Tuesday Evening Course

  • January 9, 2018 - March 27, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

January 9 - March 27, 2018

Tuesday evening for 12 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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Beginner 2

Beginner 2 Accelerated Mon. & Wed. Course

  • February 21, 2018 - April 4, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Description

February 21 - April 4, 2018

Mon. & Wed. morning for 6 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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Beginner 3

Beginner 3 Tuesday Evening Course

  • January 9, 2018 - March 27, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

January 9 - March 27, 2018

Tuesday evening course for 12 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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Intermediate 1

Intermediate 1 Thursday Evening Course

  • January 11, 2018 - March 29, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

January 11 - March 29, 2018

Thursday evening course 12 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 4 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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Italian for Travelers

Let’s Go Italy, Italian for travelers course

  • January 24, 2018 - February 14, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

January 24 - February 14

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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Italy: Region by Region

  • February 21, 2018 - March 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description

February 21 - March 28, 2018

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

Come and discover the hidden treasures of Italy's 20 regions! Each lesson will focus on three different regions and will include information on typical food, wine, excursions in nature, major cities and small towns and their seasonal festivals, famous artists and other pertinent cultural information. By using media in the classroom, students will be able to imagine and plan for their trip to Italy. Classes will be held in English with a small linguistic component (names of places, food, festivals etc.)

 

***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

  • March 7, 2018 - March 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Description

March 7 - March 28, 2018

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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Adult Spring Classes

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Adult Summer Classes

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