Specialty Classes

Specialty classes vary every quarter and are specially designed to offer a rich educational and cultural experience.They are taught by our very own instructors or by guest lecturers and speakers. We also arrange a wide variety of classes specifically designed for groups. If you would like to request a special class please contact us at: info@icc-sd.org or call (619) 237-0601.

Specialty Classes:

Grammar For You for Intermediate Students

A concentrated course focusing on grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and conversation. It builds on Beginner Italian II. Among the grammar topics: possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns, irregular –ERE/-IRE verbs; direct and indirect pronouns and much more. The material will be provided by the instructor.

This class is intended for students of intermediate level.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

Storia d’Italia

Livello: avanzato

Tutto il materiale sara’ distribuito dall’insegnante.

L’eclissi della democrazia in Europa. L’Italia fascista. La crisi della Repubblica di Weimar e l’avvento del nazismo. La sceonda guerra mondiale. Il dopoguerra. Un mondo diviso. L’Italia dopo il fascismo, un Paese sconfitto.

Three steps to Italian

A different approach in learning Italian: students will focus first on the linguistic content e not on the grammar.
Each class will pursue a balanced interaction with grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, comunicative functions and cultural competences.

All materials will be provided by the teacher.

This course is intended for students of intermediate level.

Parliamo di….

This new conversation class will allow students to practice their Italian while conversing about topics such as la cultura, la cucina e il vino del Veneto.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

Grammar For You – Int

The following grammar topics will be covered in this 4 week course:

-Preposizioni semplici e articulate

-Pronomi personali diretti e indiretti

This class is intended for students of intermediate level.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

Grammar For You – Adv

The following grammar topics will be covered in this 4 week course:

-Aggettivi qualificativi di grado positivo, di grado comparative e superlative.

-Forme particolari di comparative e superlativo.

-Comparativo e superlative degli avverbi.

This class is intended for students of advanced level.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

ADVANCED ITALIAN I FAST TRACK (PART 1)– for students with strong command of Italian -6 classes

Chapters covered: 11, 12

Grammar: “si” impersonale, ne and ci, double pronouns, ordinal numbers,

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

 ADVANCED ITALIAN I FAST TRACK (PART 2) – for students with strong command of Italian – 4 classes

Chapter covered: 13

Grammar: conditional mood, present and past, use of dovere (should), potere (could) and volere (want)

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II FAST TRACK (PART 1) – for students with a good command of Italian -6 classes

Chapters covered: 9, 10

Grammar: Review of “pronomi indiretti”, imperfetto tense and the use of imperfetto versus passato prossimo, pluperfect tense, adverbs, imperative

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II FAST TRACK (PART 2) – for students with a good command of Italian – 4 classes

Chapter covered: 11

Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives, future tense, pronouns, verb piacere

Conversing with Fables & Fairy Tales

This course is intended for Intermediate and advanced students

Description: Fairy Tales and Fables form the subject matter of this fun-filled conversation only class.  Students will analyze story lines, characters, and endings as fantasy and imagination come together and Italian is learned.  Audio and written material will be utilized. This course is designed for intermediate and advanced students.

Grammar For You: Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto

The following grammar topics will be covered in this 4 week course:

-Passato Prossimo

-Imperfetto

This class is intended for students of intermediate level.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

Grammar For You: Congiuntivo, Ci and Ne

The following grammar topics will be covered in this 4 week course:

-Congiuntivo

-Ci and Ne

This class is intended for students of advanced level.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**

Trilogy book study

“Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta” di Elena Ferrante.

Continuiamo con la saga de “L’amica geniale” di Elena Ferrante.

Questa volta trattiamo del terzo volume: “Storia di chi fugge e di chi resta”.

Il libro sara’ letto e commentato, in parte, in classe, altre pagine saranno assegnate da leggere a casa e da commentare in classe.

Il libro e’ disponibile su Amazon (edizione cartacea o elettronica)

This class is intended for students of a very advanced level.

**10% discount does not apply to this course**