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CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

 “Make education a continuing never-ending process.”

Nido Qubein

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2020

Group courses

Please note:

  • Gift certificates are available for any amount. They make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, birthdays, graduations, retirements and anniversaries!
  • If you have any special interests, and would like to start a private course/special event in Art, Italian, Spanish or Cooking, with some family members or friends, please feel free to contact Maria.
  • Groups are kept small to ensure best quality.
  • All classes are customized.
  • Advanced language and art courses are offered periodically to current students, and are not published on the web. If you are interested in knowing more, please feel free to inquire by contacting Maria.
  • This page is updated often without notice, please visit regularly.
  • All classes are accessible by MBTA buses and trains, car, and Commuter Rail, in the Greater Boston area.

**During this period of uncertainty due to Covid-19, our Italian and Spanish language classes will be held online.

“Alla pandemia del virus vogliamo rispondere con la universalita’ della preghiera, della compassione, della tenerezza. Rimaniamo uniti”. – Papa Francesco

STAY SAFE & HEALTHY!!!

*EXCITING NEWS!!!

***Did you know that learning a foreign language prevents dementia? 


“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way. ” – Frank Smith

 


ONLINE – LANGUAGE CLASSES

 

SPECIAL SESSION: INTRO TO ITALIAN II – (Thursdays)

This course welcomes students who have completed Italian I. Using a conversational and fun approach; it is a continuation of learning basic grammar. We will cover adjectives, time, irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, the simple past tense with Essere & Avere, vocabulary and more.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Thursday, July 9

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Tuition: $250.00 per person plus $25.00 textbook fee, plus $10.00 shipping and handling inside the USA.

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $285.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

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EXPLORING SOUTHERN ITALIAN REGIONS – (Mondays)

Pre-requisite: Italian III or its equivalent.  Come, join us to practice and improve your Italian language skills in a relaxed environment as we explore ten Italian regions: Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Molise, Calabria, Sicilia and Sardegna. Each week students will be introduced to a new region to learn about: history, geography, art, typical local wines and dishes, as well as major touristic attractions. All class discussions are conducted in Italian. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 10 weeks

Starts: Monday, June 15

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Tuition: $390.00 per person plus $30.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $420.00 plus a $13.00 processing fee.

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SUMMER SPECIAL!!! – FREE COURSE

** Students who are officially enrolled in EXPLORING SOUTHERN ITALIAN REGIONS course by Monday,  June 8th, will receive a bonus: 3 weeks, Free Mini-Conversational Course. Details will be provided upon enrollment.


FUN – CONVERSATIONAL COURSE  – (Thursdays)

Pre-requisite: Italian II plus or its equivalent. This course is for students with some Italian speaking experience who would like to increase their fluency and proficiency of the spoken language through fun activities. Each week we will have an assigned topic, presentations and group discussions. Great course to review general basic grammar while building up new vocabulary and useful expressions. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 3 weeks

Starts: Thursday, June 4

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Tuition: $180.00 per person plus $10.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid. You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $190.00 plus a $6.00 processing fee.

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GRANDI PERSONAGGI – (Fridays)

Pre-requisite: Italian III or its equivalent. Who are those women and men who contributed to the history of Italy? This course is an excellent opportunity to learn about some grandious Italian people that marked significantly the Italian history throughout the centuries. Each individual, although different, narrates a society, a new way of thinking, and the epoch in which they lived. Additionally, each week students will sharpen their language abilities through reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises. Moreover, this course is great to practice tenses such as imperfetto and passato remoto. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 10 weeks

Starts: Friday, June 12

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Tuition: $390.00 per person plus $30.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $420.00 plus a $13.00 processing fee.

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SUMMER SPECIAL! – INTRO TO ITALIAN I – (Fridays)

Whether you are traveling to Italy, or just want to learn the language for fun, this class is for you. Using a variety of didactic materials in a relaxed atmosphere, you will learn: simple grammar, travel related vocabulary and expressions, pronunciation, verb conjugation, as well as some aspects of the Italian culture. Emphasis will be placed on speaking and listening skills. This course is recommended for students with no previous knowledge of the language, or for those who wish to review basic Italian language skills.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Friday, June 12

Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Tuition: $250.00 per person plus $25.00 textbook fee, plus $10.00 shipping and handling inside the USA.

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $285.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

 

 


SUMMER SPECIAL! SPANISH for TRAVELERS – (Thursdays)

If you are planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking country or would like to learn some Spanish for fun, this is the right course to learn specific vocabulary and phrases related to travel and every day living. Students will have the opportunity to practice the language in a fun and supported environment.

Length: 6 weeks

Starts: Thursday, June 25

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Tuition: $230.00 per person plus $25.00 textbook fee, plus $10.00 shipping and handling inside the USA.

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid. You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $265.00 plus a $8.50 processing fee.

 

 


LUNCH BREAK! Intro to Spanish for Seniors: 80 and over – (Thursdays)

Take a short break and join us weekly in this fun and interactive course to be introduced to Spanish language and culture in a relaxed environment. You will learn practical Spanish words and useful expressions, while meeting other seniors who share the same interests like you. On a positive note, it is a great opportunity to exercise your brain and memory. Toward the end of the course, participants will be able to greet and start a simple conversation with Hispanic relatives, friends, neighbors or nurses. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 7 weeks

Starts: Thursday, July 2

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Tuiton: $160.00 per person plus $25.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid. You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $185.00 plus a $6.00 processing fee.

 

 


LUNCH BREAK! Intro to Italian for Seniors: 80 and over – (Thursdays)

Take a short break and join us weekly in this fun and interactive course to be introduced to Italian language and culture in a relaxed environment. You will learn practical Italian words and useful expressions, while meeting other seniors who share the same interests like you. On a positive note, it is a great opportunity to exercise your brain and memory. Toward the end of the course, participants will be able to greet and start a simple conversation with Italian relatives, friends, neighbors or nurses. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 7 weeks

Starts: Thursday, July 2

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Tuiton: $160.00 per person plus $25.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $185.00 plus a $6.00 processing fee.

 

 


FILLING GAPS: MINI- GRAMMAR COURSE – (Mondays)

Level: Intermediate. This course introduces students to some new grammar highly used in writing and conversation. Students learn to balance communicative and grammatical elements of the language. The activities, carefully designed by the instructor, are fun and entertaining. The goal is to refine oral production, speaking and writing skills. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 3 weeks 

Starts:  Monday, August 24 

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Tuition: $180.00 per person plus $10.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $190.00 plus a $6.00 processing fee.

 

 


SUMMER SPECIAL! INTRO TO ITALIAN II – (Mondays)

This course welcomes students who have completed Italian I. Using a conversational and fun approach; it is a continuation of learning basic grammar. We will cover adjectives, time, irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, the simple past tense with Essere & Avere, vocabulary and more.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Monday, June 15

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Tuition: $250.00 per person plus $25.00 textbook fee, plus $10.00 shipping and handling inside the USA.

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $285.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

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LETTURE E CONVERSAZIONE – (Wednesdays)

Pre-requisite: Italian III or its equivalent. This course has been designed to strengthen students’ basic skills in Italian, and for those who would like to brush up on introductory grammar. The readings, carefully selected, offer a through understanding of the elements of the Italian language and culture. Our goal is to promote oral expression and communication. Each week participants will sharpen their language abilities through a series of written and oral activities, such as reading, comprehension, vocabulary building, grammar review, and conversation. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 10 weeks

Starts: Wednesday, June 10

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Tuition: $390.00 per person plus $30.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid. You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $420.00 plus a $13.00 processing fee.

 

 


SUMMER SPECIAL!!! – FREE COURSE

** Students who are officially enrolled in LETTURE E CONVERSAZIONE course by Wednesday,  June 3rd, will receive a bonus: 3 weeks, Free Mini-Conversational Course. Details will be provided upon enrollment.


INTRO TO ITALIAN III – (Saturdays)

Pre-requisite: Italian II plus. Using a conversational approach, it is addressed to students who wish to continue learning grammar, tenses, vocabulary and culture. In particular, we will focus on direct object pronouns, imperfect, trapassato prossimo, passato remoto and trapassato, condizionale presente and passato, futuro semplice and anteriore, gerundio and trapassato. In addition, there will be a cultural reading assigned at each class.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Saturday, July 11

Time: 9:00-11:00am

Tuition: $380.00 per person plus $30.00 textbook fee, plus $10.00 shipping and handling inside the USA.

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $420.00 plus a $13.00 processing fee.

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SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS – (Saturdays)

No pre-requisite required. In this course you will be introduced to basic Spanish vocabulary and expressions highly helpful when dealing with Spanish-speaking patients who require medical care. You will learn how to communicate with people who need treatment, avoiding language frustrations while providing better care. We will focus on practical language skills used in physical exams, dentist, first aid, emergency situations, admission of the patient, the patient’s room, hospital meals, pharmacy, laboratory, x-rays, discharge, and more. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Saturday, June 13

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Tuition: $270.00 per person plus $25.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $295.00 plus a $9.50 processing fee.

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INTRO TO SPANISH I – (Saturdays)

This course is an introduction to Spanish language and culture and is for students with no previous knowledge of the language. we cover easy grammar and offer the opportunity to develop writing, reading, speaking and listening skills*Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Saturday, June 13

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Tuition: $250.00 per person plus $25.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $275.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

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INTRO TO SPANISH II – (Tuesdays)

Pre-requisite: Spanish I. This course welcomes students who have completed Spanish I. Using a conversational and fun approach, it is a continuation of basic grammar, irregular verbs and vocabulary. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Tuesday, June 16

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Tuition: $250.00 per person plus $25.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $275.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

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PREPOSIZIONI: MANNAGGIA!!!  PART I – (Mondays)

All levels are welcome! This mini-course provides a great opportunity to all students who wish to refresh or have a better understanding of the mechanics of the Prepositions. Written and oral activities will be provided. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 3 weeks

Starts: Monday, June 15

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuition: $180.00 per person plus $10.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $190.00 plus a $6.00 processing fee.

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PREPOSIZIONI: MANNAGGIA!!!  PART II – (Saturdays)

Pre-requisite: Preposizioni Mannaggia Part I. This course offers an enjoyable experience in exploring different types of prepositions, as well as a comprehensive review for students who completed the previous Preposition course. Each week a variety of engaging and fun activities will be provided to encourage participants to reinforce and refine their knowledge of Italian prepositions. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 3 weeks

Starts: Saturday, July 11

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Tuition: $180.00 per person plus $10.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $190.00 plus a $6.00 processing fee.

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ITALIAN CINEMA (II) – (Thursdays)

Pre-requisite: Italian III or its equivalent. Improve your Italian listening, reading, writing and speaking skills by watching movies! This course introduces participants to Italian Cinema from Neorealism to contemporary times. Students will be exposed to hear native Italian speakers, and will have a great opportunity to view aspects of the daily Italian life. Each week students will watch an assigned film from some of the greatest Italian directors. All class discussions will be conducted in Italian, in a relaxing atmosphere. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 8 weeks

Starts: Thursday, July 9

Time: 9:00-11:00am

Tuition: $380.00 per person plus $24.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $404.00 plus a $12.50 processing fee.

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SUMMER SPECIAL! CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN – (Fridays)

This course is for students who completed Italian III or its equivalent. Using a conversational approach, it is addressed to students who wish to consolidate some grammatical skills, vocabulary and tenses such as passato prossimo, imperfetto, condizionale and futuro, through conversation. Each week we will focus and converse on specific assigned topics, presentations and discussions. Participants will improve their spoken language, as well as pronunciation, while increasing fluency and proficiency in a fun and supportive environment. *Materials will be distributed weekly.

Length: 7 weeks

Starts: Friday, July 10

Time: 9:00-:11:00am

Tuition: $320.00 per person plus $21.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $341.00 plus a $10.00 processing fee.

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* “A foreign language is like a frail, delicate muscle. If you do not use it, it weakens.” Jhumpa Lahiri


 CHILDREN CLASSES 

SUMMER SPECIAL!  Intro to Italian (6-12 yrs. old) – (Fridays) 

This fun group course is an introduction to Italian language and culture. Children will learn greetings, catch phrases, days of the week, months, seasons and more…

Length: 10 weeks

Starts: Friday, June 26

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Tuition: $250.00 per child plus $20.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $270.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

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SUMMER SPECIAL!  Intro to Spanish (6-12 yrs. old) – (Fridays)

This fun group course is an introduction to Spanish language and culture. Children will learn greetings, catch phrases, days of the week, months, seasons and more…

Length: 10 weeks

Starts: Friday, June 26

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Tuition: $250.00 per child plus $20.00 materials fee

(No registration fee is required.)

Payment: Courses are prepaid.  You can pay for this class online by credit card via PayPal for $270.00 plus a $9.00 processing fee.

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ART CLASSES – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED



COOKING CLASSES – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED



ONE-ON-ONE PRIVATE TUTORING ALSO AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND


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SUMMER SPECIAL!!!

COURSES for TEENS, ADULTS and SENIORS

* (Date, time, and price are negotiable according to the instructor’s availability. Also, if you don’t see your course listed, feel free to contact Maria.)

  • SPANISH III
  • ITALIAN IV
  • CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED
  • CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED