Italian Language Classes and Tutoring2021-06-09T22:26:17+00:00

Project Description

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 2021

This summer Introductory Italian I will be divided into two month-long sessions. You can take these sessions in sequence or independently, depending on your level. This class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15pm from July 6 – 29. 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 or call us at 541-728-3022 if you would like more details or have any questions. We would be happy to help you find the language class that best first your needs!

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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 – Summer 2021

For summer 2021, we are dividing Italian II into two parts that are each four weeks long. You can take the parts in sequence or only take one course depending on your language learning needs. Part 1 will meet from July 6 – 29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:45pm and Part 2 will continue to meet at the same times and days in August. We plan to meet at our outdoor classroom, but can move indoors in the event of bad weather. The course will be capped at the first 9 students to register, so please register in advance. Early registration discounts are available. Scroll below to sign up!

You can email or give us a call at 541-728-3022 if you have questions or would like a free language level 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. Come join us for a fun, interactive class at the end of the day!

Sessions – Summer 2021

Italian IV (Part 1) will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:15pm from July 6 – July 29. We will meet at our outdoor classroom location. In the event of bad weather, we can hold class indoors at our institute. The course will be capped at the first 6 students to register, so please register at least one week in advance. We will continue with Part 2 of this course in the month of August. Scroll below to sign up!

Not sure if this class is the correct level for you? You can email 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 summer we are happy to offer drop-in conversation classes for intermediate to advanced Italian learners. Each week we will learn about the history of a region in Italy to discuss the region’s historical and geographic sites, the people’s cuisine, common places to visit and things to do, as well as our own past experiences in the region – all in the Italian language! The goal is to strengthen each learner’s oral and written skills. People are welcome to come to one or all four sessions in the month of July.

Sessions – Summer 2021

We will meet on Thursdays (July 8, 15, 22, 29) from 10am-11:15am at our outdoor classroom. The cost of the course is $90 for all 4 sessions, or $25 per class. You can register for all 4 sessions here or contact for more information on the course and drop-in registration advanced registration is require to keep our classes small. We plan to offer drop-in classes in August as well.

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 – Summer 2021

Italian Travel Essentials will meet once a week from 4:15-5:45pm on Wednesdays from July 7 – 28. We plan to meet at our outdoor classroom when the weather is nice and can move indoors to our institute if needed. The course is limited to 9 people so please register in advance. Scroll below to sign up.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 541-728-3022 or email us at and we would be happy to help!

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 – Fall 2021

Italian Film Critics will be offered again in Fall 2021. If you would like to learn more, please email us at 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 another remote wine workshop in winter 2020. Email us at for more information.

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. Arrive hungry!

Check this page for future offerings of this class. You can also sign up to be on our mailing list at the bottom of this page and email if you have questions.

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 of $43 dollars per hour is the best you’ll find in town, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $40 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 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.


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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