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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 2023

Italian Travel Essentials will meet once a week at our institute from 12:30-2pm on Wednesdays on February 1, 8, 15 and 22. 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 – Winter 2023

Introductory Italian I will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15am-12:15pm from January 18 – March 8 at our institute. This course is limited to 10 people so please be sure to register in advance.

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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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 – 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 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 2023

Italian III on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm from January 17 – March 9. This 8-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 V – Drop-in Sessions

Italian V 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 – Winter 2023

Italian V will meet  on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:30pm from January 17 – March 7. The cost of the class is $195 for all 8 sessions, or $25 per class as a drop in. 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!

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 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 – Winter 2023

We will meet on Thursdays 10-11:15am from January 19 – March 9. The cost of the course is $200 for all 8 sessions, or $25 per class for drop-in registration. You can register for all 8 sessions below or contact bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com for more information on the course. Drop-in advanced registration is required to keep our classes small.

Italian for Kids I

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. 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 – Winter 2023

Italian for Kids will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm from January 17 – March 7 at our institute. This class is limited to 10 students so please register in advance. Scroll below to sign up!

If you have any questions about this course, send us an email at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022.

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 2023

Italian Film Critics will be offered again in Spring 2023. 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!

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 Winter 2023. Check back for future updates or email bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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 2023. Email us at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com for more information.

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 $46 dollars per hour, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $42 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.

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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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