Italian Language Classes and Tutoring2021-12-07T18:04:58+00:00

Project Description

Accelerated Introductory Italian I

Accelerated Introductory Italian is an 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 some of Italian 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, and past experiences. You will also be able to read short stories and understand the basics of Italian films.

Sessions – Winter 2022

For Winter 2022, Accelerated Introductory Italian I will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45pm-2:45pm at our institute. The course will be capped at the first 9 students to register, so please register at least one week in advance.

You can email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call 541-728-3022 if you have questions or would like a free language level evaluation.

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Italian II

Italian II is designed to further your Italian language skills. It is designed for people who have studied Italian previously and can say/write basic sentences in the present tense. The goal of this course is to strengthen everyday conversation skills through practical, everyday applications. By the end of the class should be able to comfortable converse about food, travel, family, past experiences and future plans. You will also be able to read short stories and understand the basics of Italian films. This is a small and fun class for people seeking to improve their knowledge of the Italian language and culture!

Sessions – Spring 2022

Italian II  will be offered again in Spring 2022.  You can email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022 if you have questions or would like a free language level evaluation.

Italian III

Italian III will allow students to strengthen their conversational skills and improve their grammar. In this 8-week course, we will learn to speak about a variety of topics, including hobbies, current events, past experiences, and upcoming plans. Students will become more comfortable speaking about more complex subjects, including films, short podcasts, and short stories. This course is designed for students who can speak in the present and passato prossimo, as we will continue to reinforce these skills while expanding our use of the imperfetto and futuro tenses. Come join us for a fun, interactive class!

Sessions – Winter 2022

We are organizing small groups for Italian III  this winter. You can email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call us at 541-728-3022 if you would like to join a small group or if you have any questions. We would also be happy to offer you a free language evaluation.

Italian IV

Italian IV will allow students to strengthen their conversational skills and improve their grammar. In this course, we will learn to speak about a variety of topics, including hobbies, current events, past experiences, and upcoming plans. We will also dive into more advanced grammatical structures, including the conditional tense. Students will become more comfortable speaking about more complex subjects, including films, short podcasts, and short stories. This course is designed for students who can speak in the present, passato prossimo, imperfetto, and future as we will continue to strengthen our conversation skills.

Sessions – Spring 2022

Italian IV will meet again in Spring 2022. Not sure if this class is the correct level for you? You can email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call us at 541-728-3022 and we will be happy to offer you a free language evaluation.

Advanced Italian – Drop-in Sessions

This winter we will continue to offer drop-in conversation classes for intermediate to advanced Italian learners. This class will be a “grammar’s greatest hits” review class, where people can attend the weeks that they would like more practice on. Each class would focus on understanding the week’s grammatical concepts and using them through various conversation topics and activities. In addition to reviewing the major tenses in Italian we covered during the fall, we will follow this is the proposed schedule:

Week 1: Gerundio/imperativo
Week 2: Verbi riflessivi e la recriproca al presente
Week 3: Verbi riflessivi e la recriproca al passato
Week 4: Si impersonale
Week 5: Usi di ci
Week 6: Pronomi doppi
Week 7: Congiuntivo al presente e passato

Sessions – Winter 2021

We will meet on Thursdays beginning January 13 – February 24 (7 weeks) from 10:30am-11:45am. We plan to meet at our institute, but may be able to meet outdoors when the weather is nice. The cost of the course is $150 for all 7 sessions, or $25 per class. You can register for all 7 sessions here or contact bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com for more information on the course. Drop-in advanced registration is require to keep our classes small.

Italian Travel Essentials

In this course you will learn the essentials for conversational Italian to prepare for an upcoming trip. Each week we will cover a new topic including making restaurant reservations and ordering food, purchasing tickets and items, navigating train schedules, and more. This course is designed for beginners to the Italian language who are looking for ease when traveling.

Sessions – Winter 2022

Italian Travel Essentials will meet once a week at our institute from 10:45am-12:15pm on Wednesdays in February (2, 9, 16, 23).  The course is limited to 9 people so please register in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 541-728-3022 or email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com and we would be happy to help.

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, flatware, and flavors. In addition, you will learn essential phrases required to make reservations and order food at a restaurant. Be sure to arrive hungry.

This Italian food workshop will take place Sunday, October 17th from 5:30-7:30pm. You can sign up below or email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com if you have any questions. This workshop is limited to 9 people so please sign up in advance.

Cost: $40 per person

Film Critics – Intermediate Italian

Are you looking for a relaxing and fun environment to practice your Italian language skills? In this 4-week course, we will watch an Italian film at home (Netflix or Amazon) each week and then come together once a week to discuss it. By acting as film critics, we will further develop our Italian conversational skills while building our vocabularies. This class is specifically designed for intermediate Italian speakers.

Sessions – Spring 2022

Italian Film Critics will be offered again in Spring 2022. If you would like to learn more, please email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call us at (541) 728 -3022 and we’d be happy to help!

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 plan to hold wine workshop in Winter 2022. Email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com for more information.

Individual Tutoring

Don’t let the current climate limit your language learning progress! Given concerns around COVID-19, our teachers are happy to meet with you digitally for one-on-one instruction. Over your phone or computer, you can speak face-to-face while sharing files, video clips, short stories, written exercises and more. Meeting with a teacher is a great way to improve your language skills through interactive conversations and exercises.

Our language tutoring rate is $46 dollars per hour, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $42 per hour. With individual tutoring, you can work with your teacher to find a time that works for both of you. We also offer semi-private tutoring for 2-4 youth and/or adults at an affordable price, so you can have fun learning with your friends.  You can see more information about this by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

If you are new to Bend Language Institute, send us an email at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022 and we will be happy to put you in touch with a local teacher. You will have the opportunity to speak with a teacher about your language learning needs and get set up to learn a language from the comfort of your own home.

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CHRISTINA CAPPY
CHRISTINA CAPPYInstructor
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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