Italian Language Classes and Tutoring

Italian Language Classes and Tutoring2024-02-21T00:42:00+00:00

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 2024

Italian Travel Essentials will meet once a week at our institute from on Tuesdays from 11:15-12:45pm on February 6, 13, 20, and 27. 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 bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com 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 – Spring 2024

Introductory Italian I will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10am from April 1 – May 22  at our institute. Send us an email at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call us at 541-728-3022 if you would like more details or have any questions.

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Accelerated Introductory Italian I

Accelerated Introductory Italian I is an introductory course for speakers of French, Spanish or Portuguese, or for students who have studied a little bit Italian in the past. It may also be used as a refresher course for folks who learned Italian years ago. The goal is to develop oral and written proficiency in Italian. By the end of the class will be able to speak about food, hobbies, and family, as well as understand the basics of films and short stories.  Take the next step in your language learning experience and join us in this fun, upbeat class!

Sessions – Summer 2024

Accelerated Introductory Italian I will be offered again in Summer 2024. You can email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call 541-728-3022 if you have questions or would like a free language level evaluation.

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 comfortably converse about food, travel, family, and past experiences. You will also be able to 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 2024

Italian II will meet from 8:45-9:45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 2 – May 23  at our institute. This class is limited to 10 people so please register in advance.

Italian III

Italian III will allow students to strengthen their conversational skills and improve their grammar. In this 6-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 – Spring 2024

Italian III will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm from April 2 – May 9. This 6-week course is limited to 10 people so please be sure to register in advance. You can email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or call us at 541-728-3022 if you have any questions or would like a free language evaluation.

Italian III Conversation

The goal of this class is to improve students’ speaking skills through diverse speaking activities. The curriculum introduces new vocabulary related to daily life, current events, and cultural topics. Although the primary focus is on conversation, we briefly review important grammar points, including the present, passato prossimo, imperfetto, and futuro tenses to facilitate describing and discussing various topics. This course is designed for intermediate speakers who have already completed an Italian I-III series.

Sessions – Winter 2024

Italian III Conversation will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11am on January 9 – February 29. The course will be capped at the first 10 students to register, so please register at least one week in advance.

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.

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!

Sessions – Spring 2024

Italian IV will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11am from April 2 – May 23. 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.

Italian Food by Region

This course is a celebration of the unique dishes that define the various regions of Italy. Join us as we explore the varied nuances of Italian cuisine and uncover the cultural and historical stories behind each dish. Each week we will explore a new region and its cuisine, while improving our conversational Italian skills and enriching our vocabulary. We are offering two sections of this course – one for beginner Italian language learners and one for intermediate to advanced speakers.

Sessions – Spring 2024

Italian Food by Region for Beginners will meet on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15pm from April 3 – May 22. This course is designed for people who are brand new to the Italian language or have learned the language for less than a year.

Italian Food by Region for Intermediate/Advanced Speakers will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7pm from April 3 – May 22.

Both sessions will be limited to 10 people so please be sure to register in advance. They fill up! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com.

Advanced Italian

This summer we will continue to offer 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 – Spring 2024

Advanced Italian will meet on Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm from April 4 – May 23 at our institute. This class is limited to 10 people so please sign up in advance.

Not sure which class is right for you? Please give us a call at 541-728-3022 or email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com and we would be happy to offer you a free language level evaluation to find the best class for you.

Italian V

Italian V Conversation 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 – Summer 2024

Italian V Conversation will meet again in Summer 2024. If you are interested in this class, please bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com 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!

Italian Film Critics

Are you looking for an energizing and fun environment to practice your Italian language skills? In this 8-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 to more advanced Italian speakers.

Sessions – Fall 2024

Italian Film Critics will be offered again in Fall 2024. 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!

Italian for Kids

Italian for Kids will help your children with basic conversation skills in an interactive and fun environment. Designed for youth in 1st through 5th grade, students will improve their Italian skills through games, short stories, music, writing and artwork. This class is for students with limited exposure to Italian who are excited to learn with their peers. Both students who registered for our winter course, as well as new students are welcome to join the group. Our group is limited to 10 students to ensure plenty of one-on-one language practice with our teacher and to keep kids learning in a safe environment.

Sessions – Spring 2024

We are offering small private groups for Italian for Kids this spring. If you are interested in forming a group, please send us an email at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022.

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.

We will offer another Language of Italian Food Workshop in Summer 2024. Check back for future updates or email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Translation & Proofreading Services

Bend Language Institute is currently offering translation services in Spanish, Italian, French, and Mandarin. With written translation services we can assist individuals and organizations with professional emails exchanges, translation of documents and articles, and full-length books. Our translation price ranges from $0.12-$0.18 per word in the original language depending on language, document type, and length of document.  Proofreading services are also available, and pricing varies according to document type and length. We charge a minimum of $50 per service.

If you are interested in our translation service, please contact us at 541-728-3022 or bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com. We would be happy to provide you with a quote and connect you with a local translator.

Individual Tutoring

Private tutoring with an experienced teacher can help you improve your language skills while working around your schedule. We offer both in-person and remote one-on-one lessons to help you meet your language learning needs. Our language tutoring rate is $50 dollars per hour, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to $46 per hour.

We also offer semi-private tutoring for 2-3 youth and/or adults at an affordable price, so you can have fun learning with your friends. If this is something that would interest you, contact us and we will be happy to arrange this. You can see more about small group tutoring here: https://bendlanguageinstitute.com/product/small-group-private-lessons/

If you are new to Bend Language Institute, just 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 to discuss your language level and interests.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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!
Michela Sodomaco
Michela SodomacoInstructor —Italian
I was born and raised in Italy, where I studied English and French. I moved to the United States in 1991 and lived in Texas and California before moving to Bend in 2010. I have a master’s in early childhood education and have been a teacher at St Francis Catholic School for the past four years. I love teaching students and adults my native language and culture. I have traveled extensively in Europe and had the opportunity to learn about other countries’ history, culture, and food. I love to cook and discover different cuisines and traditions. I believe learning a language is a journey into a country’s history, beliefs, and way of living.

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