Italian 101

Course Materials (Optional)

New Italian Espresso 1 Textbook

New Italian Espresso 1 Workbook


Italian 101 is designed for students with a beginning low-level knowledge of Italian. This course Italian language course begins with a review of the main points that were taught in Italian 100. During the course, students will continue to build vocabulary while reviewing basic present tense verb families and continuing on to adjectives and irregular verbs such as essereavere and chiamarsi. This course aims to develop students’ basic communicative skills through learning vocabulary and grammar in order to be able to use and respond to everyday expressions in simple conversations. Your teacher for the Wednesday class is Silvia.
Your teacher for the Saturday class is Caterina.

Schedule of Dates

Day & Time: Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (PST)
Class Dates: Aug. 16, 23, 30 – Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Oct 4, 11, 18

Day & Time: Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am (PST)
Class Dates: Oct. 28 – Nov. 4, 11, 18 – Dec. 2, 9, 16 – Jan. 6, 13
No class Nov. 25, Dec. 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.


For this course the textbook we will using is NEW Italian Espresso 1 and New Italian Espresso 1 Workbook. You can purchase the books along with your course at the time of registration or you can purchase them from our bookstore at a later date.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Please review our class terms and conditions page here.

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