People say that Italians sing when they speak. Learn the most musical of all romance languages... Italiano! We offer courses for all ages and levels that will address your specific goals. Whether you are traveling to Italy or want to delve deep into the specifics and grammar of Italian, the Italian Institute has the right course for you.
This is our full class schedule for upcoming classes at our Denver location. These classes will be held at:
501 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80246
Please find the class you're interested in and register for the upcoming dates you would like to participate.
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Italian For Travelers
Learn all you need in order to navigate your next trip to Italy! Italian for Travelers teaches Italian necessary for travel, including greetings, questions, directions and phrases. Our teaching method emphasizes language tools that will teach you the fundamentals and give you the ability to communicate with your own original phrases. We also teach cultural information and travel tips, in order to familiarize you with the Italian way of life. Explore the food, people, traditions and regions of Italy while you learn the language. Our goal is to help you feel confident in your linguistic ability and cultural familiarity throughout your Italian travels.
This introductory course teaches the fundamentals that will allow you to speak, read and write basic Italian. We teach grammar principals including the use of nouns, articles, adjectives, prepositions and present tense verb conjugations. We also explore Italian culture through conversation, readings and the grammar exercises. Acquire an authentic knowledge of Italian through our emphasis on pronunciation and idiomatic expressions.
The course continues teaching the fundamentals already started in ‘Italian 101’. Improve reading and pronunciation skills already acquired. We explore hobbies, shopping, restaurant and food vocabulary. We teach modal verbs, basic irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, and we introduce ‘passato prossimo' tense. Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 101 or equivalent to enroll.
This is an overview course that aims to improve and reinforce previous knowledges acquired. It focuses on listening and conversation proficiency. We analyze grammar topics and exercise more. Your instructor will provide extra material and various activities to do in class together. At the end of this course you complete a level A1.2 in accord with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 102 or equivalent to enroll.
This intermediate level course expands previous skills and knowledges acquired. Students will handle longer texts and more complicated grammar structures, such as indirect pronouns, imperfetto tense, conditional tense and compare quantities and characteristics. Acquire the ability to describe situation, appearances and locations. We teach how to talk about habits in the past and express opinions on common topics. Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 103 or equivalent to enroll.
The course continues teaching the structures already started in ‘Italian 201’. We teach how to ask permission and give advices and recommendations in everyday life situation. We teach grammar principals including relative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, future tense and ‘trapassato prossimo’tense. Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 201 or equivalent to enroll.
The focus of this course is speaking Italian and the goal is to expand upon your basic communication skills so you fill comfortable expressing your thoughts and ideas in Italian. Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 102 or equivalent to enroll.
We will be focusing each week on a new topic of interests, read and discuss together brief texts and authentic articles, be able to talk about past experiences, tastes, and opinions in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 202 or equivalent to enroll.
We will be focusing each week on current issues, read and discuss together long texts; contemporary Italian literature novels, newspapers articles, be able to talk and analyze videos and films together.
Prerequisite: you must have completed Italian 303 or equivalent to enroll.
Italian In One Year
This course is designed for beginning students that want to immerse themselves and reach basic fluency before their trip to Italy. The course will provide the necessary tools to develop communicative competence in the four major abilities: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It goes through Italian 101, Italian 102, Italian 103 and beginner conversation topics and contents.
Thinking Italy? A Travel Seminar
Gain insider tips from the travel planning experts on how to experience the authentic side of Italy. Learn about Italy’s diverse options regarding accommodations (agriturismo, hotels and more), transportation and all the different types of restaurants. We will explore Italian culture, customs and etiquette, and of course, the foods you must try! Topics such as essentials to pack, venues to book in advance, money matters, what to do about a cell phone, and how to maximize your vacation time will be addressed so that you can travel with confidence and peace of mind. A welcome reception will be held during the first 30 minutes of the seminar.
The deadline for registration is one week prior to the class start date. If you need assistance registering or with making a payment please call the Italian Institute at 303.733.4336. Thank you in advance!
Published class times are based on a minimum of four students. If class enrollment is less than four, we reserve the right to cancel the class or reduce class time.