ITALIAN LANGUAGE

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Fall Session: October 23rd to Dec 8th (Fall break Nov 20-24, no classes)

Registration opens August 1st.

The Italian Cultural Society offer a progressive language series Italian I-VI, followed by Beginner Conversation I and II, Intermediate Conversation I and II, Upper Intermediate Conversation I and II and Avanzato. 

Sessions include one 90-minutes class per week for six weeks. You need not be an ICS member to register.

Fee: $65 for ICS Members and $75 for non-members. No refunds after the first week of class.


New Course! Italian through Literature: Fall Session Poetry

In person, with Grace Mannino Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m. beginning October 25th at Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Road, Naples FL 34109.

Upper Intermediate level discussions of a variety of literary genres: poetry, plays, short stories and excerpts of novels.

Text: Introduction to Italian Poetry, Luciano Rebay, Available on Amazon or Applause.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversation II.


Registration and Payment



Italian I

In person with Alessandra Castoldi: Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m. beginning October 26th at Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Road, Naples.  Students will practice listening, speaking, writing and reading.

Text: Arrivederci 1 for English Speakers, by Cinzia Faraci, www.applauselearning.com as E-book or hard copy with CD/DVD.

Prerequisite: Desire to learn Italian grammar and pronunciation.


Registration and Payment


Italian I

With Nancy Sguera:  Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. via Zoom beginning October 25th.  

Students will practice listening, speaking, writing and reading.

Text: Arrivederci 1 for English Speakers, by Cinzia Faraci, www.applauselearning.com as E-book or hard copy with CD/DVD.

Prerequisite: Desire to learn Italian grammar and pronunciation.


Registration and Payment

 



Italian II

In person with Alessandra Castoldi: Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m. beginning October 23rd at Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Road, Naples.  Students will practice listening, speaking, writing and reading.

Text: Arrivederci 1 for English Speakers, by Cinzia Faraci, www.applauselearning.com as E-book or hard copy with CD/DVD.

Prerequisite:  Beginning Italian course including present tense conjugation, agreement of adjectives.

Registration and Payment



Italian IV

with Viviana Ardesia Mondays 1-2:30 pm/ via Zoom beginning October 23rd.

Text: New Italian Project: 1A with CD+DVD, publisher Edilingua, ISBN-10 8899358842, available on Amazon.

Prerequisite: Italian III with ICS or an equivalent.


Registration and Payment


Beginner Conversation I

with Joan Hoffmeister Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 via Zoom beginning October 24th

For those with some experience with entry level conversation.

Text: Easy Italian Reader premium third edition by Riccarda Saggese, McGraw Hill ISBN# 9781260463644.

Prerequisite: Beginner Conversation with ICS or equivalent course of study


Registration and Payment


Beginner Conversation II

with Nancy Sguera Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 via zoom beginning October 24th.  Through readings about Italian history, biographical sketches of famous Italian personalities, songs and poetry, the students will develop skills that allow them to understand contemporary Italian language and traditions while building confidence and comprehension.”

Text: Easy Italian Reader” premium third edition by Riccarda Saggese, McGraw Hill ISBN# 9781260463644.

Prerequisite: Beginner Conversation with ICS or equivalent.

Registration and Payment


Intermediate Conversation I 

in person with Grace Mannino Thursdays 4:30-6:00 beginning October 26th at Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL, Room M-4.  Instructor-led conversation of ”All Things Italian:” current events, history, recipes, Word of the Day.

Text: Subscription to L’Italo Americano, https://italoamericano.org/membership/

Prerequisite: Beginner Conversation II level.


Registration and Payment


Upper Intermediate Conversation I

with Joan Hoffmeister Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 via Zoom beginning October 25th.

Text: “Sapore d'Italia” by Mariella Zurula, available on Amazon.

Prerequisite: Intermediate conversation experience.

Registration and Payment


Italiano avanzato

with Viviana Ardesia Mondays 10:30 – 12:00 via Zoom beginning October 23rd.

Advanced level conversation course with weekly assigned homework.

Text: “Nuovissimo Progetto Italiano 3” (Book/MP3/Audio CD) www.applauselearning.com Item# EDL8983 or Amazon.

Prerequisite: Intermediate conversation II with ICS  or instructor permission.

Registration and Payment

Winter Session 2024: Jan 8th to Feb 16th (Winter break Feb 19-23, no classes)

Spring Session 2024: February 26 – April 12th (Spring Break April 1-5, no classes)

Summer Session 2024: April 15th to May 24th


For more information contact: Kate Jansky, kjansky@aol.com

Our Instructors

Viviana Ardesia

Viviana Ardesia is a native of Pescara, a tiny city on the Adriatic Sea, where she attended high school in Classical Studies. She has a degree in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, and a PhD in Italian History from the University of Udine. She has lived in Pisa, Milan and Turin teaching Italian Grammar and Literature at the public school level and History at university for more than 10 years. Viviana moved to Florida recently with her family and is enthusiastic about sharing the language and culture she loves.

Alessandra Castoldi

was born in a city near Milan where she completed Classical Studies at the high school level and graduated in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Milan. She taught Italian and History in public school in Italy for almost 20 years. In 2016 she moved abroad with her family and started teaching Italian as a second language at all levels. She loves to meet people from different cultures and to share the Italian language and culture.

Joan Hoffmeister

was born in Italy and moved to Buenos Aires with her family at the age of 5. She grew up speaking Spanish and Italian in the home, and later moved with her family to NY at age 15. With a Masters Degree in Spanish and French from St. John's University, she went on to teach in NY public schools, the Tehran American School and at the British Council in Bahrain. After extensive travel in Europe and the Middle East, Joan moved to Naples, Florida and taught in the public schools where she was awarded Teacher of Distinction from Collier County School System.

Grace Mannino

a native-born Italian, author and educational consultant who received her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook, brought 33 years of high school and college teaching experience in NY to the ICS program in 2003. In addition to teaching Italian, French and Spanish, Grace was President of the American Association of Teachers of Italian of Long Island, President of Long Island Language Teachers, and a member of numerous committees on the national, state and regional level. Since retiring, Grace's enthusiasm in promoting Italian language and culture has found a new home in Naples.

Nancy Sguera

was born in Italy and moved to the United Sates with her family when she was 12. As an adult, she majored in Italian to continue to learn of her language, heritage and people. After receiving a Masters Degree from CUNY (Queens College), she taught Italian and Spanish in the public school system for 18 years and retired from George W. Hewlett High School in NY in 2008. While teaching, Nancy received scholarships to L'Università per Stranieri di Siena, The Summer Institute of Spanish Language and Culture in Salamanca and the NHE Summer Institute in Rome.


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