Italian LanguageLa Nostra Bella Lingua
The ICS Adult Language Program
Since Roman times, Italy has exported her arts and culture to other parts of the world. Knowledge of the Italian language places one in a position to explore Italy's past and present the better to appreciate this treasury of human expression.
Italian Adult Language Classes are offered at the Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road (one traffic light north of Pine Ridge/Livingston intersection), in Building N on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during “season” in an effort to offer opportunities for members and friends of the Society to learn and speak la nostra bella lingua.
Contact Donna Lenzi, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information. Please Note: Registration is required in advance for ALL course offerings and EACH session. To register send an email to Donna with your contact information (cell or home phone, email address) and your course selection. Please do not call Community School of Naples for information or to register.
YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR’S NAME AND CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT.
Please note:All of our courses are response driven and will be offered on the days and at the times listed if there is a sufficient number of registered participants.
Adult Language Spring 2017 Course Offerings
Spring Session: Feb. 28 and March 1, 2017 - April 4 and 5
Six-week course with nine hours of instruction
Fee: $65 for members and $75 for non-members of the Society. Please note the change of course fee.
Fee is paid on the first day of class with a check made payable to ICS and given to the instructor. Check only, please.
Spring Course Offerings
Italian II: (4:30-6:00 Tuesday) with Nancy Sguera is the second course in the Introductory Series using Cristina Mazzoni’s book Italian Made Simple as the required text. ISBN # 978-0-7679-1539-7 available online and locally. Italian I or the equivalent is the suggested prerequisite.
Italian II(6:15-7:45 Wednesday) with Grace Mannino as described above and with the same text.
Italian III(4:30-6:00 Tuesday) with Bob Lundry using the required text described above to expand on earlier skill sets and introduce more grammatical concepts and vocabulary. Italian II or the equivalent is the suggested prerequisite.
Italian Intro Series Wrap-up(4:30-6:00 Wednesdays) with Joan Hoffmeister will conclude the Introductory Series and prepare students for comfortable participation in conversational situations. The Mazzoni book may be used as a reference along with teacher-supplemented materials. ICS Intro Series or other beginner Italian courses necessary for this course.
Advanced Beginner Conversation(4:30-6:00 Tuesday) with Susan London is a conversation course beyond the entry level of communication. Instructor provided materials stimulate relaxed conversational situations in Italian.
Advanced Conversation(4:30-6:00 Wednesdays) with Grace Mannino integrates language, culture, literature by engaging students in lively discussion on diversified topics. In a relaxed atmosphere, skill sets are enhanced through various activities involving speaking, listening and contextual vocabulary building.
Beginner Intermediate Conversation(4:30-6:00 Wednesday) with Susan London is conducted entirely in Italian and covers topics and interests that are discussed at a level that is beyond beginner conversation.
Beyond the Basics(4:30-6:00 Tuesday) with Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is geared toward the Intermediate Conversation level and offers opportunities to read and discussion various topics pertinent to Italian life and culture. Weekly homework. Required text is Italian Vocabulary Drills (McGraw-Hill) by Stillman, Cherubini and Gordon. Text available online.
Italian Through Film(4:30-6:00 Wednesday) with Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is the film buff’s choice. Conducted in seminar style in Italian at the Advanced Intermediate/Advanced level, participants discuss selected ICS films offered at the Norris Center (see amici newsletter or website for dates and times of Italian films). Homework is assigned.
NB: Some classes are held on the second floor of CSN. There is an elevator in the M Building to the left of the outdoor tables and green umbrellas that line the N Building walkway (second alcove).
Restrooms in the N Building are located beyond the bank of green lockers at the left wing of the N Building in the first alcove.
There will be no Mini Session in 2017. Classes will resume in October of 2017 for Fall Session.