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.
Winter Session January 10/11- February14/15
Six-weeks with 9 hours of instruction.
Fee: $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Course fee due on the first day of class with a check made payable to ICS and given to the instructor. Checks only, please.
Winter Course Offerings:
Italian I: (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)with Nancy Sguera is the entry level course in our Introductory Series for those with little/no experience with the language. The instructor guides participants through pronunciation, vocabulary, basics and essential verbs using Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni as the required text for the Introductory Series (Italian I-IV). ISBN#: 978-0-7679-1539-7
Italian II (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)with Bob Lundry is second course in our Introductory Series, uses the Mazzoni text (see above), enhances and advances skill sets learned in Italian I.
Italian IV (4:30 - 6:00 Wednesday)with Joan Hoffmeister expands upon introductory information and grammatical elements previously presented using the required text Italian Made Simple by Mazzoni (see above). Prerequisite: Italian II-III or equivalent.
Advanced Beginner Conversation (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)with Susan London is for those who have had a beginner course. Conducted in Italian, this class offers opportunities to read and discuss topics that enhance basic skills and develop confidence in conversational situations. Instructor provided materials serve as a resource. Prerequisite: Introductory Series/Beginner Conversation.
Beyond The Basics (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)
with Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is geared to the beginning intermediate level and offers opportunities to read and discuss various topics pertinent to Italian life and culture. Listening activities develop confidence in understanding spoken Italian. Participants work in pairs and small groups with selections provided by the instructor. Weekly homework is assigned. Required text is Italian Vocabulary Drills (McGraw-Hill) by Stillman, Cherubini and Gordon (available online). Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner Conversation or equivalent.
Italian Through Film (4:30 - 6:00 Wednesday)with Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is the film buff’s choice. Instructor selected films serve as discussion focus and homework in this class conducted in Italian in seminar style. Required skill level: Intermediate speaking and comprehension.
Intermediate Conversation (6:15 - 7:45 Wednesday)
with Grace Mannino is geared to students who have completed all the basics of grammar and simple vocabulary and can carry on a conversation on a variety of topics at a level which is above beginner. In a relaxed classroom atmosphere, the students’ knowledge of Italian will be enhanced and reinforced through various activities of listening, reading, writing and primarily speaking, which introduce vocabulary in context, as well as culture.
Advanced Conversation (4:30- 6:00 Wednesday)with Grace Mannino integrates language, culture and literature by engaging the students in lively discussions of diversified topics. This course continues to reinforce and further develop previously acquired knowledge of the language and aims toward fluency. By preparing individual oral assignments, students continue to gain confidence in speaking and participating in impromptu follow-up conversation in the classroom.
Spring Session Course Offerings:
Spring Session February 28 and March 1 - April 4/5
Italian II (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)with Nancy Sguera is the continuation of Nancy’s Italian I class using the same required Mazzoni text as listed above.
Italian III (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)
with Bob Lundry is the continuation of Bob’s Italian II class using the same required Mazzoni text as listed above.
Wrap Up (4:30 - 6:00 Wednesday)
with Joan Hoffmeister will conclude the Intro Series and prepare participants for Beginner Conversation courses using the required Mazzoni text as listed above.
Advanced Beginner Conversation (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)
with Susan London is the continuation of the course described above.
Beyond The Basics (4:30 - 6:00 Tuesday)with Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan is a continuation of the course described above with the required Stillman text listed in the course description.
Italian Through Film (4:30 - 6:00 Wednesday)with Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan as described above.
Intermediate Conversation (6:15 - 7:45 Wednesday)
with Grace Mannino as described above.
Advanced Conversation (4:30 - 6:00 Wednesdaywith Grace Mannino as described above.
NB:Some classes are held on the second floor of CSN. There is an elevator in the M Building adjacent to Building N (left side in side hallway). Restrooms are always open in the Moe Kent Family Field House during class times. Restrooms in the N Building are on the left side of the building around the corner from the bank of green lockers.
No Mini Session will be offered in April 2017