Adult Classes

Culture and Language Immersion Classes for Adults

REGULAR Term Language Classes
INTERSESSION Culture Classes

SUMMER TERM:

Many classes begin June 17 and others begin in the following two weeks through the end of August.
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REGULAR Term Language Classes

Class Information:

In-Person Classes are held at our 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 location. Space in our In-Person classes are limited. 

Virtual classes are held online via the Zoom platform. You will need a wifi connection and a computer, smartphone, or tablet with camera and audio capabilities to join the online classroom. Classes are limited to eight students unless otherwise approved for additional students.

COST: $305 for a 10 week term (Breakdown – $14 an hour for a two hour class = $28 per class x 10 = $280 + $25 registration fee = $305). NOTE: some classes below are shorter than 10 weeks and the cost will reflect the length of the class).

For those who need financial assistance, we do offer scholarships. Please email info@scuola.us to submit a scholarship request.

Please carefully note the days and times, as soon classes start later in the term and some terms are shorter (prices will reflect the shorter terms).

Current Term Schedule

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Beginning Class Schedule

CLASS IS FULLA1 New Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm,  June 18 – August 27, no class on July 2 | No test needed to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $305 *email info@scuola.us to be added to the waitlist

CLASS IS FULL A1 New Beginner – In-Person  | Tuesday | 9:30am – 11:30am,  June 18 – August 27, no class on June 25 and July 2 *9 week term | No test needed to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $277 **email info@scuola.us to be added to the waitlist

A1.1  Beginner – Virtual | Monday/Wednesday | 7:00pm – 8:00pm, July 1 – August 28 *9 week term | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | Cost: $277

A1.1 BeginnerVirtual | Tuesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm, June 25 – August 27, no class on July 30, August 6 *8 week term | New students must test to register for class | Teacher: Dominique Dore | $249

A1.2  Beginner – In-Person | Friday | 4:00pm – 6:00pm, June 21 – August 30, no class on July 5 | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $305

A1.2 Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, June 18  – August 20 | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Pina di Rosa | $305

Intermediate-Beginner Class Schedule

A2 Intermediate-Beginner – Virtual | Tuesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm, July 2 – August 27 *9 week term  | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | $277

A2 Intermediate-Beginner – In-Person | Monday 6:00pm – 8:00pm, June 24 – August 26, no class on July 29 and August 5 *8 week term | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us  | Teacher: Dominique Dore | $249

A2.1 Intermediate-Beginner – Virtual | Thursday | 10:00am – 12:00pm, June 20 – August 22, no class on July 4 *9 week term | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Pina di Rosa | Cost: $277

A2.1 Intermediate-Beginner – Virtual | Thursday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm,  June 20 – August 29, no class on July 4 | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us| Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $305

A2.2 Intermediate-Beginner – In-Person | Thursday | 10:00am – 12:00pm,  June 20 – August 29, no class on July 4 | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $305

A2.2 Intermediate-Beginner – Virtual | Sunday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm, July 7 – August 25 *8 week term | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | Cost: $249

A2.3 Review & Conversation Class – Virtual | Thursday,  Class dates: June 27, July 11, 18, August 15 22, and 29 *6 week term | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $193

Intermediate Class Schedule

B1 Intermediate – Virtual | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 7:30pm,  June 19 – August 28, no class on July 3 | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $235

B1.2 Intermediate  – In-Person | Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm, June 26 – August 28, no class on July 31 and August 7 *8 week term | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us| Teacher: Dominique Dore | Cost: $249

B1.3 Intermediate – Virtual | Monday | 5:00pm – 7:00pm,  June 17 – August 26, no class on July 1 | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $305

B1.3 Intermediate– In-Person | Wednesday | 10:00am – 12:00am, June 19 – August 28, no class on July 3 |  New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Daniela Silvestrin | Cost: $305

B2 Intermediate – Virtual | Wednesday, June 19 – August 21 | 9:00am – 11:00am | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Pina di Rosa  | Cost: $305

B2.3 Intermediate Review & Conversation Class – Virtual | Monday/Wednesday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm,  July 1 – August 28 *9 weeks  | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Beatrice Mabrey-Robeson | Cost: $277 

Advanced Class Schedule

Intermediate Conversation Class – Virtual | Tuesday, June 18 – August 22 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman | Cost $214

C Advanced Morning – Virtual | Wednesday, June 19 – August 21 | 10:30am – 12:30pm | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Robert Morse | Cost: $305

C Advanced Evening – Virtual | Thursday, June 20 – August 22, no class on July 4 *9 week term | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | New students must test to register for class – email info@scuola.us | Teacher: Cinzia Corio-Holman | Cost $277

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Scuola Italiana structures our Adult Language classes using the CEF (Common European Framework).


Class Descriptions
Beginner and Beginner-Intermediate (A1 – A2)
Whether you are planning a trip to Italy, learning the language for work, or simply embracing the beautiful Italian language and culture, our beginner classes will provide the framework that is necessary to communicate effectively in real-life situations.

The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. In Beginner Italian, every student will speak the language starting the first day, from very simple phrases to more complex expressions as the term progresses. Our teaching approach at Scuola Italiana is communicative, which means we stress the importance of learning the Italian language in real life contexts and interactions. Grammar lessons are also included at this level of study as they provide a clearer understanding of the language and build the framework that allows students to grow in the language.

During class students will recreate everyday situations such as meeting and greeting people, ordering food and beverages in a coffee shop or restaurant, asking for and providing information and directions on the street and socializing and talking about themselves, their jobs, their hobbies, their families, etc. Throughout this course, students will also gain knowledge of many important aspects of Italian culture.


Intermediate and Advanced Italian (B1 – B2 – C)
Students entering the Intermediate level of Italian should be proficient in basic conversational Italian and have a solid comprehension of conditional and future tenses as well as present tense and past tense conjugations such as Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto.

At this level, students continue to develop their conversational skills and begin working on more advanced grammar rules. Students focus on refining their Italian language skills not only by studying the nuances of the language, but also by understanding the cultural context. Students collaborate as a class and in small groups to write short compositions on a variety of topics, which they will share and discuss among themselves. The classroom atmosphere is one of openness, where students work together and make mistakes together, all with the common goal of gaining fluency in Italian.


Class structures and schedules may be subject to change based on enrollment. 

If you or your child needs a class that is not listed, please be sure to let us know. We appreciate the opportunity to meet your needs!