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Italian Language Classes in Denver

languageAre you planning a trip to Italy, or just dreaming about one?  Do you enjoy Italian films or the opera?  If so, you can learn to speak Italian, “la bella lingua.”

The Dante Alighieri Society offers high quality instruction in the Italian language for adults, in a fun and friendly environment.  Small language classes are taught by experienced, professional bilingual teachers.  Classes are offered in ten-week sessions during the winter, spring, summer and fall.

Cost: Members - $130 / Non-Members - $160

Students are eligible for the member rate if they join the Society at the same time that they register for class. The class registration form also serves as the membership form. New students should pay their annual (calendar year) membership fee and the class registration fee at the same time.

Students should purchase required textbooks prior to their first class,
using the links at the bottom of this page.

Summer 2024 Dante Italian Classes

Where: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
Address:
 3549 Navajo Street, Denver, CO
                  (in the parish office)

Registration Starts: May 13, 2024
Registration Deadline: June 13, 2024
Classes Start: June 17 (No classes the week of July 15)
Class Size:
 12 Students. Students are enrolled in the order that they register and pay for the class. Your registration is not complete until payment is received by the Dante Alighieri Society.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be made prior to the second class, with an administrative fee of $10. No refunds will be made after the second class.

Summer 2024 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Classes meet for 90 minutes, once per week


Beginner 1 - Class is FULL  Add to WAITLIST
In this class students with little or no knowledge of Italian will learn to communicate in simple everyday situations. Students will study the basic building blocks of the Italian language, including the alphabet, rules of pronunciation, basic syntax, and grammatical structures. Topics include subject pronouns, definite and indefinite articles, regular verbs in the present tense, and noun-adjective agreement.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Tuesday 6-7:30 PM
Required Textbook:  The New Italian Project 1a


Beginner 1 - Class is FULL  Add to WAITLIST
In this class students with little or no knowledge of Italian will learn to communicate in simple everyday situations. Students will study the basic building blocks of the Italian language, including the alphabet, rules of pronunciation, basic syntax, and grammatical structures. Topics include subject pronouns, definite and indefinite articles, regular verbs in the present tense, and noun-adjective agreement.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Tuesday 7:30-9 PM
Required Textbook:  The New Italian Project 1a


Beginner 2 - Class is FULL  Add to WAITLIST
In this class students will build upon their existing knowledge while incorporating new vocabulary and grammatical structures through conversation, role plays, listening, reading and writing activities.  Topics Include irregular and modal verbs in the present tense, articulated prepositions, and possessive adjectives.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Monday 7:30-9 PM
Required Textbook:  The New Italian Project 1a


Beginner 3 - Class is FULL  Add to WAITLIST
In this class, students will build upon their prior studies through listening, reading and writing activities. Topics include the past tense of regular, irregular and modal verbs and use of adverbs. Emphasis will be placed on everyday conversational situations using  grammar and vocabulary from the textbook.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Monday 6-7:30 PM
Required Textbook:  The New Italian Project 1a


Beginner 3
In this class, students will build upon their prior studies through listening, reading and writing activities. Topics include the past tense of regular, irregular and modal verbs and use of adverbs. Emphasis will be placed on everyday conversational situations using  grammar and vocabulary from the textbook.

Instructor: David Tasker
Tuesday 6-7:30 PM
Required Textbook:  The New Italian Project 1a


Beginner 4
In this class, students will build upon their prior studies through listening, reading and writing activities. Topics include future verb tenses and learning about holidays and train travel in Italy.

Instructor: David Tasker
Tuesday 7:30-9 PM
Required Textbook: The New Italian Project 1a


Beginner 4
In this class, students will build upon their prior studies through listening, reading and writing activities. Topics include future verb tenses and learning about holidays and train travel in Italy.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Wednesday 7:30-9 PM
Required Textbook: The New Italian Project 1a


Intermediate 1
In this class students will build upon their prior studies through listening, reading and writing activities. Topics include past tenses of verbs and possessive pronouns.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Wednesday 6-7:30 PM
Required textbook: The New Italian Project 1b


Intermediate 2/3
In this class students will continue to expand their studies of increasingly complex grammatical structures and vocabulary through listening activities, role plays, readings, educational videos and written  assignments. Topics include direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns, reflexive verbs and the impersonal form.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Thursday 6-7:30 PM
Required Textbook: The New Italian Project 1b


Advanced
This class will be predominantly in Italian and will introduce more advanced grammar and vocabulary with related cultural topics.  Specific content will be determined by the instructor.  Students will continue to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities.

Instructor: Jim Brunetti
Thursday 7:30-9 PM
Required Textbook:  The Italian Project


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