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 – Fall 2022
Italian Travel Essentials will meet once a week at our institute from 11am-12:30pm on Mondays from October 31 – November 21. We may be able to meet outside if the weather is nice. The course is limited to 10 people so please register in advance.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 541-728-3022 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to help.
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 dialogues (with a dictionary).
Sessions – Summer 2022
Introductory Italian I will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15pm from July 11- August 17. We plan to meet at our outdoor classroom when the weather is nice and can move indoors to our institute if needed.
Send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 541-728-3022 if you would like more details or have any questions.
Focus On People
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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 – Fall 2022
Italian II will meet on Mondays from 4:30-6pm and Wednesdays from 2-3:30pm from October 3 – November 16 at our institute. We will not meet on October 17 and 19. We may be able to meet at our outdoor classroom when the weather is nice. This 6-week class is limited to 10 people so please register in advance. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 541-728-3022 if you have questions or would like a free language level evaluation.
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 – Fall 2022
Italian III on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 – 2:45pm from September 27 – November 17. We will not meet on October 18 and 20. This 7-week course is limited to 10 people so please be sure to register in advance. You can email email@example.com or call us at 541-728-3022 if you have any questions or would like a free language evaluation.
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 – Fall 2022
Italian V will meet as a small private group in Fall 2022. We plan to meet on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30pm. If you are interested in this class, please firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-728-3022 for more information. We would also be happy to offer you a free language evaluation to make sure this is the best fit for you!
Advanced Italian – Drop-in Sessions
This fall we will continue to offer drop-in conversation classes for intermediate to advanced Italian learners. This class will be a grammar 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. We will have different, pre-planned conversational topics that we will explore each week.
Sessions – Fall 2022
We will meet on Wednesdays 10am-11:15am from September 28 – November 16. We will not meet October 19. We plan to meet at our institute, but may be able to meet outdoors when the weather is nice.
The discounted cost of the course is $150 for all 7 sessions, or $25 per class for drop-in registration. You can register for all 7 sessions here or contact email@example.com for more information on the course. Drop-in advanced registration is required to keep our classes small.
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 Friday, July 15 from 5:30-7:30pm. You can sign up below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. This workshop is limited to 9 people so please sign up in advance.
Cost: $45 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 – Winter 2023
Italian Film Critics will be offered again in Winter 2023. If you would like to learn more, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (541) 728 -3022 and we’d be happy to help!
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 plan to hold wine workshop in Summer 2022. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.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.