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Beginners Italian 101 and 102 Summer session (1st of 12)

  • Jul 22, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Once again we'll offer a 12 week class specifically for those who are just starting to learn Italian. The beginner class will be:

  • Italian 101 starting at 6:00pm and ending at 7:25 pm;
  • Italian 102 starting at 7:30pm and ending at 9:00pm;
  • on the second floor of the building directly behind the United Church;
  • with Germana as your teacher.

The beginner Italian 101 course is designed for members with little or no prior experience with Italian. Introduction to the basic principles of language necessary for written and oral communication. Please note that students are required to attend all 12 classes in order to move to the next level. You will find most of the topics and homework on the book "That's allegro 1 with CD" ISBN[masked]-983. The book is available online at this link: http://www.deltapublishing.com/proddetail.cfm?cat=3&toc=77&stoc=0&pronum=4295

The beginner Italian 102 course. You should have completed the Italian 101 course and/or be able to understand and create simple sentences to join this class. You will find most of the topics on the book "Allegro Level 2 text and workbook with CD ISBN #9789606632143. The book is available on line at this link: http://www.deltapublishing.com/proddetail.cfm?rec=yes&pronum=191&opronum=4295&cat=3&toc=77&stoc=0&newcat=3&newtoc=77&newstoc=0

COST

  • Please pay by cash or bring a check written to GERMANA MINER. There are two options to allow you to select the level of commitment you prefer:
    1. Pay $25 each class at time of attendance.
    2. Pay in advance for 6 classes at a discounted price of $20.00 each class, for a total of $120.

NOTES

  • At least one person needs to RSVP for the teacher to be present.
  • The course will start Monday, July 22nd and will end after 12 classes on Monday, October 7th.
  • Missed classes: the teacher will coordinate with the student the place and time for the new make-up class and will charge an additional $10.
  • Classes may be canceled in case of inclement weather or teacher's inability to attend. A canceled class will be recovered on the following Friday, or at a mutually agreed place and time.
  • No food allowed in the class room so please plan accordingly.
  • Arriving by Metro: The closest metro stations are Farragut North and Farragut West. Foggy Bottom is also an option.  The school entrance is at the end of the parking lot beside the United Church at the corner of 20th & G Street, NW.
  • Arriving by car: Please note that the parking lot is only for the church members. However, there is public parking close to the church. The least expensive option for parking is the Marvin Center Garage.  It's located between 22nd & 21st Streets and cost only $8.00 after 6:00pm.

If you have any questions, please send a message to your organizer or teacher.

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  • Germana M.

    You really were a great group tonight! It didn't take long to get you laughing and less tense for the first lesson. Learning Italian is like swimming: you got to let yourself go and don't think too much about it.
    My father used to say "meglio far ridere che piangere" (better to make people laugh than cry), so don't worry if words just don't come out right at the beginning. With time you'll get better.
    I'm glad I gave some of you the chance to try different levels, like 102 and Intermediate, so you'll participate in the class that seems more appropriate to you, and get the best out of it.

    Arrivederci alla prossima,
    Germana

    PS For homework repeat A E I O U

    July 22, 2013

  • Debra R

    I really enjoyed this first class! Germana makes learning a language fun!

    July 22, 2013

    • Germana M.

      Grazie Debra :-) I'll ensure to teach you all you need to know before you go to Italy in September. After you get to know me more, you'll understand much better the Italian mentality. I'm sure you'll have an unforgettable vacation ... "nel blu dipinto di blu"

      1 · July 22, 2013

  • Claire S. P.

    Ciao! I am so excited about traveling to the Amalfi Coast area and learning some Italian!

    July 19, 2013

    • Debra R

      I'm going to the Amalfi coast in September. Can't wait

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi when is your intermediate class

    July 21, 2013

    • Germana M.

      Hi Mary, Elena teaches Intermediate Class at 6 pm on Mon 22nd, the same time I teach Beginner Class.

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I will be out of town in Aug for 2-1/2 weeks. I am planning to attend the next session.

    July 20, 2013

  • Germana M.

    I decided to let you know what we'll learn in the first lesson. Each of the 12 lessons has a title which reflects the theme of the lesson.
    BEGINNERS 101 - COME VA? (How are you?)
    * Greet, ask a person how he/she is doing
    * Introduce yourself and/or someone else
    * Say where you are from and where you live
    * Say one's nationality
    BEGINNERS 102 - CHE PIACERE RIVEDERTI (Nice to see you again)
    * Describe the aspect of a person
    * Talk about changes in your life
    * Describe the personality and interests of a person
    * Conversation at the theater's counter
    * Propose and plan on doing something together. Get a date/appointment!

    Germana

    July 20, 2013

  • paulette carnicelli p.

    Buongiorno
    Just want to clarify, my intention is to attend only the 102 session. I couldn't tell if that was the way my rsvp was interpreted.

    July 19, 2013

    • Germana M.

      Paulette, I'll see you at 7:30. Thank you for the clarification.

      1 · July 20, 2013

  • Germana M.

    Buongiorno! I can't wait to meet you soon.
    I like to clarify to all that we didn't separate 102 and 102 events to avoid too many notifications in the calendar and consequently to your email. The same day we have also Intermediate and Advance.
    I agree with Paulette that doesn't make it clear for the RSVP ... Basically if you consider yourself a 'true beginner' come at 6 pm, if not, come at 7:30. After I meet you in person I'll be better able to suggest either 101 or 102 to you. Arrivederci,
    Germana

    July 20, 2013

  • Claire S. P.

    I would like to take the beginner Italian, but am away on the 22nd--could I still come and miss the first one?

    July 19, 2013

  • Brenice

    I'm very excited about learning Italian.

    July 17, 2013

  • Germana M.

    Ciao a tutti!
    Numerous and passionate about everything that is Italian (language, culture, food & wine) : that's the kind of people I like :-)
    I'm ready to start this new adventure that I'm sure will make us laugh a lot, while we are learning.
    I know how hard learning a new language can be, because I went through myself ... with English, and I'm still improving ... Americans have been very patient and understanding with me, so it's my time to return the favor.
    Arrivederci a presto, Germana

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Martina

    Looking forward to it!

    July 16, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    I'm super excited!

    July 15, 2013

  • Debulon de N.

    Italian lessons? IT SHALL BE DONE....

    July 15, 2013

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