Language Program

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere
“Parliamo Italiano” Language Program
For Toddlers, Children, Teens and Adults

The Fall 2014 classes will start on September 29th 2014. Click here for the Fall 2014 Registration Form!

The Discovery of the Italian Language – from basic to advanced – is available at Casa Belvedere. Our courses are designed to provide students with a sound basis for learning to communicate effectively and accurately in contemporary spoken and written Italian. Buon Divertimento!

Casa Belvedere is Located at 79 Howard Ave. on Grymes Hill.

Please consult registration forms below for tuition and payment information

The Discovery of the Italian Language – from basic to advanced – is available at Casa Belvedere. Our courses are designed to provide students with a sound basis for learning to communicate effectively and accurately in contemporary spoken and written Italian. Buon Divertimento!Casa Belvedere is Located at 79 Howard Ave. on Grymes Hill. Unless otherwise instructed, classes will be conducted in the Arts & Humanities Building across the street at Notre Dame Academy, 134 Howard Avenue, next to the high school.Please consult registration forms below for tuition and payment information

Offering Programs for

  • Primi Passi/Mommy & Me – (Ages 3-4)
  • Ciao Ragazzi – (Ages 7-8)
  • Piccoli Adulti (Grades: 7-11)
  • Arcobaleno – (Ages 5-6)
  • Ciao Amici – (Ages 9-11)
  • Adulti (Traditional 12 week course or Weekend Immersion available)

Course Descriptions:

Weekend Italian Language Immersion Class: Friday, Oct 31st to Sunday, Nov 2nd.

16 Hours of “Intensive” Instruction – $250

Friday: 7PM – 9 PM, Saturday: 9AM – 6PM with a two-hour lunch break at a local restaurant where students will have the opportunity to continue to engage in conversation. Sunday, 9AM – 2 PM. Coffee and snacks included. Students are responsible for the cots of off-site luncheon.

Italian for Children
This class aims at introducing Italian language to children between the ages of 6 and 11. It offers a communicative approach, designed to get children to speak from the very onset of the program. Children will acquire basic vocabulary as it relates to colors, fruits, vegetable, parts of the body and so forth. Children will be able to express themselves in basic Italian, using forms such as I like, I don’t like, I prefer, my favorite… and so on.

Adult Conversation Italian Level 1
This course is for beginner students who wish to learn Italian and discover the culture of Italy. Through a thematic approach, students will develop basic communication skills and enrich their vocabulary and practical expressions. Students will learn to converse in Italian in various situations: shopping, ordering a meal, interacting among speakers of Italian, talking about oneself, obtaining information about people and things and so on. The emphasis of the course will be to empower the students and help them gain the necessary confidence to communicate in Italian.

Adult Conversation Italian Level 2
This course is designed for students of Italian who have completed Communicative Italian 1, as well as others who have had a basic background in the study of Italian and are interested in expanding their proficiency in the language. Students in this class will refine their basic skills through the development of various themes such as the self-portrait, the family, shopping, Italian food and recipes, leisure time, visiting Italy and so on. Students will be exposed to relevant reading materials as a source for developing fluency in Italian.

Intermediate or Advanced Italian for Adults
This course is designed for students who have a good proficiency of the Italian language and wish to expand their knowledge of the language. The class is conducted solely in Italian.

For Information call 718-273-7660
Or E-mail us at info@casa-belvedere.org

Payments can be made online
Completed Registration Forms must be returned regardless of payment method

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