1. What should I bring to class?
and an open mind to a new experience. This is all about
learning in a fun and a stress free environment. We combine
language and culture and share with you our travel experience
in Italy. Unless you have a photographic memory bring a
notebook so you can take notes and review what youíre
Do I need to purchase a textbook?
A textbook is not
required however one that I will occasionally refer to is
called ďLearning Italian the Fast and Fun WayĒ published by
Barronís. Having a textbook is an excellent way to review what
youíre learning and prepare for upcoming lessons.
there tests or homework?
No, No, No. This
isnít high school nor is it college. Remember this is about
learning in a fun and stress free environment. The amount of
time you can study and review your notes is up to you. Our
philosophy is that we will teach and itís your responsibility
to learn. The methods you use to absorb what we teach are up
happens if I miss a class?
Youíll need a note
from your mother, just kidding. Our goal is to see you learn
and we donít want you to miss a lesson so we have two options.
You can attend another regularly scheduled class because we
are on the same schedule or we can meet one on one and there
is no extra charge for this.
well will I be speaking Italian when classes are finished?
Much of this
depends on your ability to learn and your willingness to put
some time into this away from the classroom. Our objective is
to have you at a level where you will feel comfortable
conversing in Italian. You will have the knowledge and the
ability to converse your way through everyday life whether
itís at a restaurant, the train station, the airport, the
markets, or while sightseeing.
we learn about Italy other than the language?
of understanding the Italian language is understanding Italian
culture. We visit Italy nearly every year so we are in tune
with what is happening in Italy and we can share our
experiences and travel tips. Weíll also discuss Italian
customs that have been handed down for generations, this way
youíll understand more about your parents, your grandparents,
and Italians everywhere. Italy is so many things, music, art,
its people, cinema, and so much more. You will have a
if Iím not Italian?
Not to worry, you
will be when classes are finished! Our approach is with the
assumption that you have no or very little knowledge of the
Italian language or Italian culture. Therefore everything we
do is thoroughly explained. Remember you are here to learn and
to have fun!