Aperitivo e Cultura


Join our Aperitivo e Cultura course, designed for advanced Italian speakers (Livello Avanzato), and Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Italian writing with this lively and engaging 5-week summer course. We’ll explore a diverse range of materials, from thought-provoking articles and short stories to witty journalist columns and comedian pieces.

Each week, we’ll delve into a new selection, discussing:

  • The author’s writing style: Analyze their techniques and their impact on the reader.
  • Audience connection: Who is the author trying to reach, and how effectively do they achieve it?
  • Linguistic exploration: Unpack the vocabulary, grammar structures, and idiomatic expressions used.

But that’s not all! Get ready to:

  • Spark lively debates with your fellow Italian enthusiasts.
  • Jump into role-playing games to put your comprehension to the test.
  • Challenge yourself with fun quizzes and interactive activities.

This course is perfect for:

  • Advanced learners who want to push their boundaries and explore new facets of the Italian language.
  • Those seeking to hone their critical thinking skills in Italian.
  • Anyone who loves a good literary discussion and wants to connect with other passionate language lovers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Italian! Your teacher is Lorena.

Schedule of Dates

Day & Time: Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (PST)
Class Dates:  July  2, 9, 16, 23,  30

What if Class Has Started?

For our adult classes we can accept new students once a course has started on a case-by-case basis up to mid-way through the course.  If you join a course late, the course fee will be pro-rated so that you don’t pay for the lessons you missed before joining the class. Contact us.

Textbook Info

For this course the textbook we will using is NUOVO Espresso 5You can purchase the books along with your course at the time of registration or you can purchase it from our bookstore at a later date.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Please review our class terms and conditions page here.

Students' Reviews

“The class instruction is excellent. I particularly appreciate the oral practices and drills we do in class.” – Robert 

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