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Project Description

This class is now full. Please check back for course offerings in the future.

Accelerated Introductory Italian

Accelerated Introductory Italian  is an accelerated introductory course for speakers of French, Spanish or Portuguese, or for students who have studied some Italian in the past and need a refresher course. In this course we will cover the equivalent of introductory levels I and II within the 8-week period. The goal is to develop oral and written proficiency in Italian. By the end of the class should be able to speak about food, hobbies, family, past experiences and future plans. You will also be able to read short stories and understand the basics of Italian films.

Sessions – Winter 2020

Accelerated Introductory Italian will meet every Monday and Wednesday  afternoon from 5:45-6:45pm, January 13th — March 4th. In addition, the instructor will be available to meet for one hour before each class to help with individual students. The course will be capped at the first 10 students to register, so please register at least one week in advance. You can email if you have questions.

Advanced Italian

Advanced Italian offers advanced language practice for students who are conversant in Italian. In this course we will speak about present, past, and future plans. We will watch films, listen to podcasts, read fables and news articles. We will also cover more complex grammar including the conditional, subjunctive, and the remote past (condizionale, congiuntivo, passato remoto). The goal is to strengthen each learner’s oral and written skills.

Sessions – Winter 2020

Advanced Italian will meet every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4:15-5:15pm from January 14 – March 5. The course will be capped at the first 10 students to register, so please register at least one week in advance. All current Italian offerings appear below. You can email if you have questions.

Introductory Italian I

Introductory Italian I is designed for students who have never taken an Italian class before. The goal is to develop basic oral and written proficiency in Italian. By the end of the class you should be able to speak and write about a variety of topics, such as your family and friends, your likes/dislikes, food and hobbies, and travel plans. You should also be able to read directions, food menus, train timetables, and short stories (with a dictionary).


We are planning to offer Introductory Italian I during Summer Session I (starting June 8). Please check back for updates. You can email if you have questions.

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The Language of Italian Wine Workshop

Winemaking has been a tradition in the Italian region for over three thousand years and continues to represent one of Italy’s major industries. With the help of an Italian Master Sommelier, we will review the history of winemaking in Italy. Through this workshop we will also develop our Italian vocabulary to be able to describe different wine regions in Italy, grape varietals, flavors, and wine tasting etiquette. We will meet from 5-7pm on Saturday, February 1st. Cost: $25

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The Language of Italian Food Workshop

Do you love Italian food? You are not alone! In this workshop we will learn more about Italian food through the Italian language. By cooking traditional Italian recipes, we will expand our Italian vocabulary and pronunciation for different meals, ingredients, dishware, flavors, and more. Be sure to arrive hungry. We will meet from 6-8pm on Friday, December 6th. Please sign up by Wednesday, December 4th to reserve your spot in the class! Cost: $35

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Individual Tutoring

Learn one-on-one through private language lessons. Cost is $43, the best rate in town! Purchase as many hours as you wish to use and we’ll get in touch to schedule you. Your cost goes down if you pre-purchase a pack of hours. If you buy 10 hours in advance, your cost is only $35 / hour. Use the product below to purchase. If you need to pay another way or have questions, email


My goal through Bend Language Institute is to provide meaningful education through language and cultural studies to our Bend community. Learning a language isn’t just about memorizing words but understanding another way of life. It helps broaden our perspectives and engage our minds. Plus, it is fun!

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