Italian Language Classes | 6-week progressive programs

Pes, V. (Instructor)
Pes, V. has a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua, Italy. She has training and work experience in areas like international relations, human rights, humanitarian response to conflict and disaster, human trafficking. Ms. Pes has extensive experience of content writing and editing in her native language, Italian. She has contributed several articles to Proud Travelers an Italian online platform. In this capacity, she has edited and proofread other contributors' articles too. Passionate about languages and inter-cultural dialogue, Ms. Pes is an excellent language teacher.

Italian classes meet once per week for a 2.5-hour lesson. At each level, the program length is 6 weeks. We offer levels 1 to 6 and beyond.

HIGHLIGHTS: Experienced and qualified teachers, structured teaching, communicative approach, and measurable results.

TEXTBOOK: Prego!, eight edition (McGraw-Hill). The textbook is not included in the price.

Prego! introduces the fundamental structure of the Italian language and culture, providing communicative activities and vocabulary and grammar presentations, coupled with cultural material. The integrated approach inspires students to develop communication skills and achieve language proficiency. The book best fulfills the objectives of the students at beginning and intermediate levels.

We cover 18 lessons of the textbook in our Levels 1 to 6.
Level 1 covers lessons 1 - 2
Level 2 covers lessons 3 - 5
Level 3 covers lessons 6 - 8
Level 4 covers lessons 9 - 11
Level 5 covers lessons 12 - 14
Level 6 covers lessons 15 - 18

While we use the prescribed textbook throughout the course, the lesson plans exhibit teacher’s experience and the adaptability skills in view of the classroom's changing needs.  We believe that using a textbook yields the best results for beginner and intermediate students. Therefore, it’s advisable to buy the prescribed textbook(s). They also provide explanatory information that may be useful for a questioning adult student and for homework.


  •  April-June Session ( begins week of April 24, ends week of June 1)
  • Registration deadline: April 10
  • Other sessions

Level 1 - Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Level 2 - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (beginning March 14)