At Sierra 2 Center: 2791 24th Street, Sacramento CA
Italian Center: 6821 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael CA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 189427, Sacramento, CA 95818
Email: italy@italiancenter.net
Phone: (916) Italy-00, (916) 482-5900 Fax: (916) 482-5909

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Nota bene:
The Italian Language School can teach you to speak Italian, or improve your Italian with instructors who know that the most effective learning takes place in a dynamic and friendly environment.
We have taught Italian for over 33 years and use a proven curriculum to teach students how to speak and understand Italian in a fun, no-stress atmosphere. Our approach gives students a real understanding of Italian culture, customs, food and people, and emphasizes the pleasure and beauty of Italian language and culture. In addition to the satisfactions of learning Italian, the classes offer a fun experience and the opportunity to meet people who share similar goals and interests. Classes are taught at both the Italian Center (Carmichael) and Sierra 2 Community Center (Sacramento).
For your convenience, registration fees may be paid online with a PayPal account or credit card, or by check at the first class meeting. Other than a trip to Italy, classroom time gives students of Italian the best learning experience. We encourage our students to attend more than one class per quarter, and provide a great pricing incentive. When one student takes more than one class per quarter they receive a 50% discount on any ADDITIONAL classes. See STORE for details. Call: 916 ITALY-00 (482-5900) or visit www.italiancenter.net and Learn Italian Now!

If a student needs to cancel registration prior to the first class, a full refund or credit will be given. No refunds after classes begin. Please note that registration fees
for classes
may not be pro-rated due to student's absence. Please view our registration policy and information for complete details. Grazie!

The Italian Cultural Center teachers have the opportunity and privilege of being able to respond to the needs of each class. We are dedicated to TEACHING and assisting each student in reaching their Italian language goal. In order to do this, we modify the pace of each quarter to best serve the needs of the students. Listed below is a general curriculum for each course. Chapters sited in Prego! An Invitation to Italian are ONLY a general guideline and may differ from actual Chapters covered in the course. Students will receive course outlines at first lesson or may contact us to confirm class program. We are dedicated to our students and want to provide the best quality Italian Language education!
Beginning I - Italiano Uno
The perfect introductory class for those with very little or no knowledge of Italian. Students learn all the basics: greetings, courtesy words, pronunciation, numbers, days of the week, a lot of useful everyday vocabulary and plenty more Italian in between. If you've always wanted to speak this beautiful language start by taking Italiano Uno. (Chapters P-2 in Prego! Text book).
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Beginning II - Italiano Due
Calling all former Italiano Uno students and all those who want to continue learning Italian! Students will build on the fundamentals, learn  new vocabulary. Italian Due really focuses on verbs and students will practice speaking about family and pastimes and understanding everyday Italian with classroom conversations and reading. (Chapters 2-3 in Prego! Text book)
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Beginning III - Italiano Tre
Graduates of Italiano II and students who possess the basic grammar and vocabulary skills will enjoy this interactive class. Students learn direct and indirect object pronouns and how to talk about past actions. Expand vocabulary to include foods and practice conversational skills by asking and answering questions about likes and dislikes. (Chapters 3-4 in Prego! Text book)
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Intermediate I - Italiano Quattro
Students will increase their vocabulary to include fashion items and clothing, grammar will include reflexive verbs and more past tense verb forms. There will be opportunity to practice and improve conversational skills. Continue learning Italian, enhance your speaking skills and play an active role in the class discussions. (Chapters in Prego! Text book)
(Chapters 5-6 in Prego! Text book)
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Intermediate II - Italiano Cinque
This class is designed for students who are at beginning intermediate level of proficiency and wish to strengthen their conversational, grammar skills. New vocabulary will include mass media and entertainment. Past tenses are used and practiced. (Chapters 6-7 in Prego! Text book)
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Intermediate III - Italiano Sei
This class is taught primarily in Italian to increase students' conversational skills while continuing to learn new grammar and vocabulary. At teacher's discretion a reading book is introduced to enrich students vocabulary and language skills. (Chapters 7-8 in Prego! Text book)
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Advanced I - Italiano Sette
This class is for students who have studied Italian and wish to reach a more proficient level. Students learn and practice the imperative tense and the use of ne and ci. The class is taught mostly in Italian to increase students' conversational, grammatical and total language skills. (Chapters 8-9 in Prego! Text book)
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Advanced II -Italiano Otto
Students in this class will use Italian in the class room and continue to review and broaden their Italian grammar, vocabulary and total fluency. The students are encouraged to participate in lively discussions and increase their spoken fluency and skills.
(Chapters 10-11 in Prego! Text book)
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Advanced III - Italiano Nove
This class is for students who have studied Italian and The class is taught mostly in Italian to increase students' conversational, grammatical and total language skills. (Chapters 12-13 in Prego! Text book)
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Advanced III - Italiano Dieci -Undici
This class is for students who have studied Italian and have almost completed the Prego! Text. The class is taught mostly in Italian to increase students' conversational, grammatical and total language skills. (Chapters 13-14 in Prego! Text book)
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Mixed Level Classes and
Conversation and Grammar Classes

Over the many years spent as classroom instructors we find that there are many benefits in mixing similar learning levels. We often offer a combination class of Italiano 4-5 or Italiano 6-7 for example. This allows us to better serve the needs of all our students to continue studying Italian in the best learning environment possible. Once students arrive at the intermediate levels they want the opportunity to use the grammar they know. These special classes allow students to cover grammar at a slower pace while giving them a chance to converse and really use Italian in teacher lead discussions.
( Continues in Prego! Text book)
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Advanced Course: Corso Avanzato
Students in this class will have completed Prego! and begin to broaden their understanding of more complex linguistic constructions, grammar, idioms and expressions. Instructors provide interesting reading and writing assignments which increase vocabulary and fluency while giving students the practice they need to become confident in speaking Italian. Students enjoy broadening their language skills while learning more about Italy, Italian culture and daily life. da Capo text is used.
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Superior Course: Corso Superiore
This is our most advanced language course. In this class students have an excellent level of comprehension and speaking ability, they are also able to read and write in Italian. Corso Superiore is continuing class were students continue to master more complex linguistic constructions, grammar, idioms and expressions. It is taught entirely in Italian with interesting reading and writing assignments, and occasionally the class will read a novel to increase vocabulary and fluency. Students enjoy broadening their language skills while learning more about Italy, Italian culture and daily life. da Capo text is used as reference along with many other resources.
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Winter Ponte Review Classes
These special 4 or 5 week Ponte or Bridge classes offer students the perfect opportunity to continue learning during the quarter (November and December) break. Each class is designed to expand vocabulary and comprehension and to help students gain confidence in Italian conversation. The classes help continuing students master the material before continuing to the next level.
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Summer Review and Conversation Classes
Summer classes are offered at both the Sacramento and Carmichael Italian Centers. Depending on instructor availability, complete 9 week Summer Italian classes and Italian for Travelers will be offered.

Other Summer classes will focus on review and conversation. This gives students an opportunity to practice what they have learned without the pressures of learning new grammar. It is the best way to continue learning Italian during the summer!
TEXT BOOKS: Italian UNO to DIECI courses use the book Prego! An Invitation to Italian 7th edition (Mc Graw Hill Publishers).
We will have new copies available for sale at the first class meeting for $150 and USED copies for only $65. Several websites also feature the book used.

The da Capo text book used in our Advanced course is available on line. Students are encouraged to purchased used copies which offer significant savings.

Italian for Travelers Classes use the text "Buon Viaggio! A Traveler's Guide to Italian Language and Culture." This book is available for $30 at class meetings.

Summer Review and Conversation Classes
Students who have taken Italian and studied vocabulary and grammar need to speak Italian in teacher led group conversations to achieve fluency and attain confidence in speaking Italian. Students taking Review and Conversation classes will review all the important grammar points and enjoy lively classroom conversations about Italy and Italian culture and strengthen their Italian language skills. Excellent classes which allow students the opportunity to put what they know to use in a supportive setting..
Beginning Conversation: Requires completion of Italiano 1 or *teacher OK.
Intermediate Conversation: Requires completion of Italiano 5/6 or *teacher OK.
Advanced Conversation and Corso Superiore: Requires completion of Italiano 8/9 or *teacher OK.

*please call (916 482-5900) or e-mail us if you have questions about placement.
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At the Italian Language School-Learning happens in a fun
and relaxed environment!

Travelers class

Italian for Travelers Courses
Don't leave home without this class!
If "il Bel Paese;" Italy- is on your itinerary, don't miss these special informative 5 or 9 week week classes designed especially for travelers to Italy. A bounty of the best the world has to offer: art, history, food, wine, music, culture and spectacular beauty all await the traveler to Italy. This course will make your trip to Italy more enjoyable by preparing you with the basic conversation skills, useful vocabulary and key phrases. Students appreciate the focus on Italian culture, and customs, and the valuable travel tips and practical information which will give you the confidence to travel freely and enjoy the Italian Peninsula. Instructor, Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti is a native of Tuscany, an expert travel planner and the author of the course book: BUON VIAGGIO! A Traveler's Guide to Italian Language and Culture. (Book can be purchased at first class meeting. $30)
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pinocchio

Our Italian classes invite children to learn Italian through play, art, song and a variety of fun activities to involve children in learning.

 

CIAO PICCOLI - (ages 2-5)
CIAO ITALIA - Children (6-12)
"There is no greater gift for a child, than that of their culture, language and heritage."
Our Ciao Italia and Ciao Piccoli programs offer a fun filled program which gives children the opportunity to explore Italian language and heritage through arts, crafts, singing, food, dancing, children's literature and films, and play.

Summer campCiao Summer Camps

Children ages 3 to 10 will love our Italian Summer Camps! The Italian Center in Carmichael will offer these one week immersion camps from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Registration is by the week, and single day drop in is also available. Go to www.italiancenter.net to register your child for these wonderful Summer Adventures or call 916 482-5900.

Children's classes are offered year round with small teacher to student ratio thanks, in part, to a contribution from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Italian Consulate in San Francisco.
Pre registration is required to participate in the Children's Programs.
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